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sparkling spring party punches

sparkling spring party punches
Break out your punch bowl and mix up one of these refreshing drinks for your next party. Here are 7 party punch recipes to make your springtime gathering more festive:If you’re known to make a classic mojito, why not mix it up a notch a add some fresh watermelon!We’re loving the look of this ‘ombre’ grapefruit mocktail…If you wanted to make this fizzy pineapple punch an adult beverage, you could easily add some vodka .

flower pretzel bites

flower pretzel bites
I usually try to find fun treats to make for our spring birthday sale at the stores and these cute flowers fit the bill.  They looked simple to make, easy to transport and they have that delicious sweet and salty combination. As you can see, they only take three simple ingredients.  After placing the white chocolate candy melts on top of the pretzels, I placed in them in the oven which was preheated to 250 .

start your morning off right with a savory breakfast bake

start your morning off right with a savory breakfast bake
The weekday morning rush…we almost all feel the stress and it seems there’s never enough time to really sit down and enjoy the first meal of the day. But, one of these delicious breakfast casseroles will probably fit right into your weekend schedule. They are also wonderful fare for a crowd (bookmark this for the next time you’re expecting guests or hosting brunch). Now–on to the delightful dishes…   The Veggie Loaded Breakfast Casserole .

truffle making party

truffle making party
Tis the season for decadent chocolates, thoughtful gifts for ones you love and fun Friday nights so I decided to host a little get together with my Kensington Church high school girls small group and took care of all three! I’ve blogged about how easy it is to make truffles before so you can grab the recipe there.  This time I did 3 batches to offer some variety.  They all have the same base of Ghirardelli .

step up your baking game with a tasty roll cake recipe

step up your baking game with a tasty roll cake recipe
Roll cakes…we’re willing to bet that you’ve never attempted to make one of these at home (don’t worry, we haven’t either!). They may seem a little intimidating to the average baker, but after doing a little research–we came across a bunch of bloggers that share their very useful tips and tricks for making roll cakes “as easy as pie”. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to impress your family or guests with a .

eggnog~it’s not just for your cup anymore

eggnog~it’s not just for your cup anymore
Unfortunately, this delicious drink has a pretty short life span every year. It starts showing up shortly after Thanksgiving, then disappears pretty much completely after Christmas. For that reason alone, we think that fans of this festive beverage deserve every chance that they can to indulge in such a short-lived sweet sensation. So, this week we found a few enticing ways to work eggnog into dishes for an unexpected but scrumptious surprise!   Judy .

entertaining made easy with baked brie

entertaining made easy with baked brie
This time of year I’m always brainstorming for new delightful dishes to serve friends and family over the holidays. In my quest for new appetizers that “hit the spot”, I came across an abundance of baked brie varieties–I mean who can resist oooey, goooey cheese? I think we may need to test ALL of these to find our favorite!   Amanda from Fake Ginger has a delicious recipe for Maple Pecan Baked Brie that .

warm up your winter with a cup of hot cocoa

warm up your winter with a cup of hot cocoa
A cup of hot cocoa…it soothes the soul and warms the heart. Homemade jar mixes make a lovely and thoughtful gift, or whip up a few of these to keep on hand for all of the company that will be arriving at your doorstep this holiday season.   On The Frugal Girls Blog we found a great recipe for French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix (and check out the cute way they decorated their jar). .

perk up your party with a cup of holiday cheer

perk up your party with a cup of holiday cheer
When deciding on the menu for your festivities this year, don’t settle for the usual bottled sodas or juice–instead surprise your guests with a festive holiday punch! We’ve rounded up a sweet selection of recipes that will surely wow your guests. Here’s a list of our favorites…   Make a splash with  delicious Cranberry Mojito Punch. This tasty concoction is the perfect blend of zesty lime & tart cranberries. Bree describes her Jingle Juice .

7 savory meatloaf recipes that make the meal

7 savory meatloaf recipes that make the meal
It’s the king of comfort food–meatloaf. Whether you like it served with mashed potatoes or on a sandwich, there’s no denying that it tastes like home. In our endless endeavor to expand the weekly menu rotation, we found quite a few recipes that turn up volume on this classic dish–and we also included a time-honored old-school version (you really can’t go wrong with any of these incredible choices). Simply Whisked has a great recipe .