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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:       […]

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 […]

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. […]

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

A few weeks ago, we had a belated Father’s Day celebration with hubs’ family. Hubs smoked a brisket, so potato salad seemed like a natural fit. We also made some easy roasted broccoli for something green. But, the potato salad was a pretty big hit…probably […]

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? […]

My Top 10 Tips for Planning a Super Bowl Party

My Top 10 Tips for Planning a Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is a great excuse to invite a few friends over, even if your team isn’t actually playing. Between the commercials, the half-time show, and the snacks…why wouldn’t you have a little party? I personally like having something to look forward to and […]

How to Create a Party Planning Checklist

How to Create a Party Planning Checklist

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?! Hubs and I are hosting his family this year, and I’m beyond excited. It’s our first time hosting, although we’ve had Easter twice. But…I feel like there’s a lot of pressure with Thanksgiving. There are such high expectations since […]

The Easiest Two-Ingredient Fruit Dip

The Easiest Two-Ingredient Fruit Dip

Fruit and dip. It’s a combination that shows up at many of my family gatherings. Not only is it easy to put together for a crowd, but it’s a healthy sweet treat. And yes, I do consider fruit dip a treat since we don’t have […]