TBT: Sweet Potato Casserole

So, have you started looking towards Thanksgiving yet? I certainly have as I like to plan out my menu, shopping list and cooking schedule weeks in advance to make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible. There are some recipe favorites that I know will always appear on our table alongside our brined turkey. One of those is sweet potato casserole. However, we do ours a little differently and top it with cinnamon marshmallows and a pepita streusel!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pepita Streusel

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Halloween Snacks: Monster Cookie Dip

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So, Halloween is this week. Eek! Are you like me and still planning out all the details of the day/night? We have our costumes but our annual pre-trick or treat dinner is still really up in the air. We invite a bunch of friends, with their kids, over to enjoy dinner before we go raid the neighborhood collecting candy. I love it but I am seriously stressed this year because my menu hasn’t fully taken shape. Thankfully, I have a few Halloween party food go tos I can rely on like monster cookie dip.

Monster Cookie Dip
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

For several years, Mathlete and I would have a small Thanksgiving at home before heading off to celebrate with family the next day. Of course, with only a few people, it didn’t make much sense to cook a huge turkey. Plus, I was usually working the day of our pre-Thanksgiving meal so I needed something that could cook easily. It was during that time that I made my first slow cooker turkey breast and now I make them all throughout the year so we can have turkey for sandwiches and other meals.

A perfectly cooked turkey breast in the slow cooker! So easy and perfect for the holidays.
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Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath

While I am out celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mathlete’s parents, I have a few amazing bloggers here sharing their awesomeness. Today, Amy is sharing her super fun Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath. Read on to find out where she got the supplies and how to make it.



Hello friends! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks (and DIY Candy, and Washi Tape Crafts!). I think we’re all in the Halloween mode, and I had to share a recently completed project with you that I just LOVE. I’m a huge fan of the Dollar Tree, and it’s always a fun challenge to head there and see what I can come up with. I knew I wanted to do something Halloween-related and use FolkArt Extreme Glitter, but besides that, I had no idea what I was doing when I walked into the Dollar Tree. It was SO much fun, and this skull wreath resulted.

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13 Candy Corn Ideas

Candy corn is one of those ubiquitous Halloween treats. From the basic candy corn candy to candy corn flavored cookies, it can be found everywhere. Of course, we can’t forget about candy corn crafts either! To really get you inspired to make something candy corn related, I’ve found 13 candy corn ideas that are the perfect inspiration.

These are the best ideas for candy corn themed recipes and crafts.

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39 Halloween Recipes to Make This Year

Clearly I am focused on batches of 39 for this Halloween but I have no idea why. If you haven’t checked out my 39 Halloween craft ideas, be sure to go visit and get blown away by the creativity. Of course, perusing great crafts on an empty stomach is never a good idea, so I have 39 Halloween recipes for you to fill your stomach. 

Get ready for Halloween with these fabulous 39 Halloween recipes.

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39 Halloween Crafts

Halloween will be here before we know it. I mean…October 1st is in 2 days! How in the world did that happen? If you are like me, you are already thinking of some great Halloween crafts you can do for fun or to add some Halloween into your decor at home. I’ve got 39 Halloween crafts that are the perfect starting point for making your house spook-tacular.

I love all of these great Halloween crafts.

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Red, White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

I love July 4th!  Not only because I love our country but also because of all the fun events, decor and food that incorporates our national colors of red, white and blue.  This red, white and blue no bake cheesecake recipe came about as I was racking my brain trying to decide what to make for Memorial Day {same colors and all}.  I didn’t end up making it for that BBQ but got to playing around with the recipe later the next week with July 4th firmly planted in my head as inspiration. 

The BEST EVER no  bake cheesecake recipe and it is even colored for July 4th. Yum!

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25 Red, White and Blue Recipes

For us, July 4th is just as much about the great food as it is all the red, white and blue decor.  We typically have a neighborhood get together and a few picnics too. To help me get inspired for what to make this year, I collected 25 red, white and blue recipes!

25 delicious Red, White and Blue recipes that are perfect for the 4th of July!

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Red, White and Blue Berry Cake

I love coordinating food colors to the holidays.  With Memorial Day and July 4th coming up, my head is swimming with ideas of red, white and blue foods.  I made this red, white and blue berry cake the other night as a trial run for our upcoming Memorial Day BBQ and it was so good.  Honestly, it might be the easiest cake to make on the planet too.  Delicious and easy is exactly what I want when throwing together a last minute BBQ for friends.

So easy to make and perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th.  This cake is full of fresh fruit and delicious whipped cream.

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