Pinch Me sample box review

PINCHme Samples Dec/Jan 2016

Here’s a quick tour of my December and January boxes from PINCHme.   If you’d like to sign up for free to have samples sent to you, see the link at the bottom of this post to get more information.  You can also see my first post about PINCHme to get an overview of what it’s all…

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Homemade Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch Cookie Butter . Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! All you need is 3 ingredients and it can be stored at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch Cookie Butter

  What is cookie butter?  To put it simply, it’s spreadable cookies.  If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you have no doubt heard of (and tried) their famous speculoos cookie butter.  Or perhaps you prefer Biscoff spread, which is cookie butter made from crushed up Biscoff cookies.   It’s become quite a sensation….

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The famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Who doesn't love a good urban legend? Recipes are so much more fun when there's a good story behind them! And on top of that, these cookies happen to be completely amazing.

The Famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies

There’s nothing more fun than a recipe with a story behind it, and these cookies are part of an urban legend that’s been floating around for decades.  Legend has it that a woman was charged $250 for the cookie recipe at Neiman-Marcus Cafe and seeks revenge by distributing the recipe to as many people possible. has…

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Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread Recipe - this is one of the most delicious banana breads I have ever made!

Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread

As the temperatures plummet into the teens around here, I found myself longing for a warm loaf of banana bread.  I already have a recipe that I love, but part of the fun of being in the kitchen is experimenting, so I went in search of something new.   I found this recipe  and was encouraged by its…

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Bubble Guppies Party Food Ideas

Are you planning a Bubble Guppies themed party? Here’s a list of some adorable DIY ideas that’ll help you create a celebration your kiddos will love. Remember that with all of my party ideas round-ups, the photo credits belong to the original bloggers themselves. Please click the links under each one to be taken to…

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Blue Apron Meal Delivery - Juicy Lucy burgers with salad

An Honest Blue Apron Meal Delivery Review

What is Blue Apron? Subscription boxes are the hottest thing on the block right now, and Blue Apron is a similar type deal.  In short, it’s a meal service that delivers fresh pre-measured ingredients with recipes and step-by-step instructions.  I see many benefits to a service like this for both people who want to learn…

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Glazed Eggnog Cookie Bars - use up that leftover eggnog during the holidays!

Glazed Eggnog Cookie Bars

These easy cookie bars are a delicious way to use up the last of this holiday’s eggnog, or you can keep it around until next year! Cookie bars are my favorite go-to recipes when I need to whip up something sweet without the hassle of rolling or spooning out individual cookies.  These eggnog cookies are…

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Caramel apple spice cake with caramel cream cheese frosting, garnished with crushed Speculoos cookies!

Caramel Apple Spice Cake

I don’t make many layer cakes, mainly because of the extra time and labor involved.  Christmas calls for something a little extra special though, so I put together this dreamy caramel apple spice cake. The idea for this cake is based off of a cupcake recipe that we absolutely love.  Since the cupcake recipe yields…

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Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille Review

Is everyone fat, happy, and rested after the holiday weeks? I know it’s a major drag to return to reality after some time off, but don’t despair – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! (just kidding, I kinda hate Valentine’s Day, but that’s apparently how we are expected to feel since the shops around here…

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