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Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists

Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists

Happy Wednesday everyone!  These Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists are incredible!  Puff Pastry intertwined with thick salty bacon strips, smothered in egg, cheese, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, garlic powder, then coated with more egg, cheese, and brown sugar.  These twists are both salty, cheesy, and sweet plus are a perfect appetizer for any meal!  Mr. TAL said they are blog worthy so I’ve got to put this out to you and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.   Not only is this recipe delicious, it...

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Do Dogs And Cats Suffer From Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Do Dogs And Cats Suffer From Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  And Happy New Year!  After a much needed break, I’m back to blogging and will be doing so every Wednesday.  I took time to work on a fun new project which I’ll be talking about here shortly.  But for now, it’s all about our sweet pets!  The weather in Weirton has gone from cold to freezing to warm with some snow in between.  We’ve had some very dreary days lately and it got me wondering about seasonal depression and if our fur babies can experience it.  It turns out...

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Cream Cheese Christmas Tree

Cream Cheese Christmas Tree

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We are day 21 of The 24 Days Before Christmas and we are talking about making this very Cream Cheese Christmas Tree loaded with Philadelphia cream cheese, 4 cheese Mexican cheese, extra sharp cheddar, and mozzarella cheese!  Add pecans, fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, and your favorite crackers and chips and this could literally be a meal in itself!   I chose to serve it with Apricot, Pistachio, and Brandy Artisan Crisps by Rustic Bakery and loved the combination!...

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Vanilla Espresso Martini

Vanilla Espresso Martini

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We are day 20 of The 24 Days Before Christmas and this Vanilla Espresso Martini is the best way to kick off the holidays!  Sweet, rich, with hints of honey, vanilla, Kahlua, and coffee  shaken with ice and poured into a gorgeous stag martini glass from TJMaxx!     I found this recipe on Half Baked Harvest and had to make it.  Mr. TAL and I followed the instructions and ingredients.  If you've followed me for a while now, I either create a recipe of my own, follow a...

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How To Make A Meat And Cheese Tray Shaped Into A Christmas Tree

How To Make A Meat And Cheese Tray Shaped Into A Christmas Tree

Happy Monday everyone!  We are day 19 into The 24 Days Before Christmas and this Meat And Cheese Christmas Tree Board is so fun!  It’s honestly adorable and so perfect for your holiday table!  I made this using a 17 x 13 inch cheese board from Kirklands (similar HERE) for Mr. TAL and he said it is definitely blog worthy! Mr. TAL and I are having Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at our house.  Life has been crazy.  I’ve been working on an exciting project which I will announce in the new year....

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How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Happy Friday everyone!  We are day 16 into The 24 Days Before Christmas and I’m talking about How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree.  Do you search Pinterest looking for inspiration, find something you love, and then think…how did they do that?  After all the searching and looking, I kinda did my own thing.  Mr. TAL and I put up two trees this year and I wanted to use what we had before I went out and bought everything new.  I made a few updates by buying sticks, bulbs, tree skirts, and garland...

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What To Think About Before Welcoming A New Kitten Into Your Home

What To Think About Before Welcoming A New Kitten Into Your Home

Happy Thursday everyone!  We are day 15 into The 24 Days Before Christmas and we are talking about Welcoming A New Kitten Into Your Home!  I think this post is so appropriate for this time of year plus I have first hand knowledge.  No, we didn’t adopt a kitten but my sister did!  His name is Finn and he is the most precious, most beautiful, most perfect kitten I have ever met! He was found on the side of the road at less than 4 weeks old by a wonderful person who took him in and kept him...

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Cardinal And Swag Christmas Table

Cardinal And Swag Christmas Table

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We are day 13 into The 24 Days Before Christmas and this Cardinal and Swag Christmas Table is all about the swag! I hope it gives you all the Christmas feels and brings you inspiration.  I’ve used this Christmas China for a few years now and still love it!  Thank you Home Goods and TJMaxx for bringing in the most fabulous “Holiday Wishes” pattern by 222 Fifth PTS International.  It took me two years to collect it all and I did it! My previous Christmas tables are here...

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Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Happy Friday everyone!  We are day 9 into our The 24 Days Before Christmas and this Brown Butter Pecan Cookie recipe is perfect for this time of year.  I dipped these Brown Butter Pecan Cookies in melted Nestle milk chocolate morsels, smothered the edges of the cookies in chocolate and topped with a chopped walnut and pecan mixture.  This cookie reminds me of a shortbread cookie, biscotti, and chocolate nut all wrapped up in one delicious, scrumptious, bite!  They are so easy to make!  You...

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