Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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Red Velvet is hands down my favorite type of dessert. I love it when Valentine’s Day rolls around because it means that red velvet is so much easier to find. Of course, for me, red velvet treats have to come with cream cheese or they just aren’t “right.” I made red velvet cheesecake bars and they were the perfect combination of red velvet flavor with cream cheese mixed in!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! Are you buried under snow like much of the east coast? We didn’t get as much as they were originally predicting for our area but we have another storm set to come through next week. I wonder if my kids will ever make it back to school! In the midst of the crazy weather, I got a chance to check out all of the amazing ideas you guys linked up last week. Seriously…so much creativity that it blew me away. Here were a few that caught my eye:

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Gold Heart Pillow // Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs // 10 Free Valentine’s Day Printables // Rag Wreath // DIY Concrete Table // Classic Lemon Squares

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini

Hi there! I’m Christin, the gal behind the blog Blue Crab Martini where I dish up (mostly) healthy food, shake up creative cocktails, and give a glimpse into what life on the Chesapeake Bay is all about. I hope you stop by and visit me sometime! Today I’m so excited to be sharing this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini with you as my first contributor post here on Shannah’s beautiful blog!

Are you going out for Valentine’s Day this year?

If you’re like me, the answer is a definitive NO! Why? Because after spending the day chasing my two kids, attending sports practices, mopping the floors, cooking dinner, and trying to hold on to that last little ounce of sanity, there is absolutely no part of me that feels like getting dolled up and going out. No sparkly dress and 4” heels for me this year! Instead we’re planning a nice quiet evening at home.

 

Shake up one of these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martinis for Valentine's Day! #ValentinesDay #martini #cocktail | BlueCrabMartini.com

 
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Turkey, Spinach and Macaroni Bites

Weeknights around here are crazy. I get home just in time to cook dinner and then it is time to check homework, take showers and get the kids in bed. I like to spend as much quality time with the kids as I can so I aim for meals that are delicious but easy to make. Right now, the only thing my four year old will eat with a spoon is guacamole so I have to make sure we have some finger friendly foods on the table too. I spend a lot of time trying to think outside of the box to ensure he gets more than just chicken nuggets and French fries. One of my favorite ways to get vegetables into him {and his sister} is to mix them with some of their favorite foods. That is how I created these turkey, spinach and macaroni bites.

Macaroni and Cheese bites mixed with healthy spinach and protein packed turkey. This is a great kid friendly food!

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FitTea for Energy #FitTeaDetox

I am partnering with FitTea to share with you a great way to boost your immune system and promote fat burning. As always, while this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

With two kids, a hectic schedule and a penchant for sweets, I need all the help I can when it comes to energy, my immune system and my waistline. When I heard about FitTea and their message: “Give us a few weeks and we’ll give you a new waistline”, I knew I definitely wanted to give it a try. After all, a smaller waistline is definitely something I am always striving for!

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Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bites

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We keep a pretty hectic schedule around here which means I don’t get a ton of time to myself. It also means that treats and sweets are typically shared at least 3 ways. I love my kids and family but sometimes a little “me” time is definitely in order. I am also trying to really watch what I eat and limit high sugar sweets though. The frozen yogurt bites we typically make are a HUGE hit with the kids so I decided to try making some dark chocolate frozen yogurt bites which are perfect for me!

Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bites

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Rustic Valentine’s Mantel & Garland

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Did you know that there is a website where you can order an envelope full of glitter and a note. Then they send it to someone that you truly despise? 

Let me introduce myself. I’m Trina Miner from A Few Miner Adjustments. By day, I am a reading teacher and by night, a blogger. I love cozy blankets, Friends reruns and anything DIY. I want to give a big shout out and thank you to Shannah for inviting me to be a monthly contributor. It is a thrill to be here with all of you! [Read more…]

#Ad General Tso’s Wonton Cups

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Game day is coming! Just think: we are less than one week away from the BIG game. I’ve been looking over my list of 100+ foods ideas and even the Whole30 friendly football appetizers for the past few days. Of course, I know that wings are a must at our party no matter what else I am making. In addition to regular wings, I also plan to make General Tso’s wonton cups too using the delicious Tyson prepared wings!

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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

I am beyond thrilled to partner with Fleischmann’s to bring you this perfect game day recipe! Even though this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Ok, so we are exactly one week away from the big day. That means you have one week to decide what to serve to all those hungry sports fans in between plays and commercials. The guys in our group always love anything buffalo chicken related so I will be serving a new take on my spicy sausage pinwheels: buffalo chicken pinwheels {or pizza wheels as the kids call them}!

These buffalo chicken pinwheels are the perfect game day food!

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! Man, am I glad this week is over. I am so looking forward a nice relaxing weekend. Haha, I know that sounds funny since I have 2 kids and all but one can dream, right?!

I have had a great time looking over the 300+ links from last week and picking out some favorites. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Pineapple Upside Down Cinnamon Rolls // Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies // 10 Lego Books to Spark Creativity // Boneless Fried Chicken // 10 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas // 10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Site

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