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Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

A few years ago, a friend at work asked me to make Halloween cupcakes for a birthday party. We settled on Frankensteins, mummies, jack’o’lanterns, owls, graveyards, and pumpkin patches. This was back when TGBG was a baby, and my photography skills were…a little lacking:       […]

Smoked Eggs

Smoked Eggs

Hubs got a cookbook for Christmas last year that opened our eyes to all of the smoking possibilities. Smoked eggs were the first out-of-the-box thing we made, and we’ve been making them almost weekly ever since. This recipe for smoked eggs is what I would […]

Skinny Taco Dip

Skinny Taco Dip

I know people always recommend avoiding trying new recipes when you’re having people over. But…I think we all have a couple people we can invite when we’re trying something new who will give us honest feedback. Those friends who don’t mind if whatever you made […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Apparently September is for confessions…last week I told you I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, this week I have another confession. I’m also not a huge fan of cream cheese icing. Which is a shame since that’s what most people use with pumpkin […]

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Ranch Oyster Crackers

*originally published in December 2013 Growing up, I loved family parties. I have plenty of cousins on either side of my family, and a party meant lots of cousins being together. I’m close in age to one cousin on my dad’s side, and we LOVED […]

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

I have a confession to make…I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s like The Classic Flavor Combination, I know. But, I really don’t like it. It’s just not exciting enough. There’s too much of the same flavor without anything to break it up. […]

How to Make Smoked Butter

How to Make Smoked Butter

The weather is getting cooler, and that means it’s time to get in the kitchen. We try not to use our oven too much during the hot summer months, so as soon as the temperature drops…I’m ready for some baking. Especially with the fall and […]

Cherry Limeade Cocktail

Cherry Limeade Cocktail

If I’m making a cocktail, I like to keep it simple. It should include only a couple ingredients and nothing that’s hard to find. Ideally, I love cocktail recipes that use things I can either buy in small quantities or use up easily because I […]

Bacon Cheddar Dip

Bacon Cheddar Dip

I normally do all of my shopping at Aldi, so when we go to a bigger store…I want to buy everything. We only go to bigger stores for specialty items, so browsing the store has become an activity we enjoy. Brand name snacks? Fresh bakery goods? […]

Easy Garlic Bread

Easy Garlic Bread

This year, we were so excited to finally put in a garden. We were looking for a house in the spring last year, so we only had a few potted plants. We put in raised beds with a fence around everything. One bed is entirely […]