20+ Holiday Favorites! Every recipe you need for a delicious holiday!

Happy almost Friday, y’all!

I totally meant to put this up sooner in case you needed some Thanksgiving ideas but it slipped my mind. Anyway, some friends and I put together this list of every recipe you may need for the holidays. We’ve got ham, side dishes, appetizers, cakes, and tons and tons of cookies.

Tons. Of. Cookies.

Anyway, if you have any favorite holiday recipes that I absolutely need to try, please send them my way!

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Mummy Oreo Truffles are a spooky twist on the classic Oreo Truffles. Use Pumpkin Spice Oreos and white almond bark to create these little mummies! These are the cutest treats to bring to Halloween parties!

Mummy Oreo Truffles - use Pumpkin Spice Oreos to make the cutest Halloween treat!

Heeeeey guys! Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe how close we are to Halloween? I haven’t even put out decorations.


I got them out. And put them all on a table in my living room. Weeks ago.

And they are still on that table.

I haven’t even switched my Pyrex wall to fall colors and you know that is the highlight of every season for me!

Life has just been so crazy lately! Maybe I’ll have sometime this weekend to get it sorted out. Or maybe I should just decorate for Christmas because who know when I’ll have time for that!

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25+ 4th of July Recipes! Dinner, dessert, and drink recipes for the holiday!

Happy Monday, y’all!

Can you believe next week is the 4th of July?

I can’t believe we’re already a week into summer and I haven’t been to the beach once! Don’t worry, taking care of that problem next week. Stupid excited. Bought a doughnut float. And a new bikini. Maybe more than 1 new bikini.

I love summer.

Anyway, if you’re planning on throwing a 4th of July party or attending one, I’ve got a list that will make your life so much easier. Red, white, and blue everything! We’ve got desserts, snacks, drinks, and even some great grilling recipes. Those aren’t red, white, and blue. Don’t recommend eating anything blue that comes off the grill.

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The cutest Easter cupcakes! Chocolate cupcakes decorated with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles! With candy eggs in the nest!


Easter is next weekend.


Are you ready?

I am SO not and I start panicking and then I remember how last Easter we were living in an Army hotel with all 5 of us plus 2 dogs in one room and that we somehow managed to still pull of an awesome Easter. And I feel a little better about being totally not prepared.

One thing, though, that you can always count on me for is desserts. I am fully prepared to make ALL THE EASTER DESSERTS.

Especially because my pantry is always stocked with Pillsbury baking mixes and frosting. Every time I’m in Walmart, I wander down the baking aisle to see what’s new and while I’m there, I grab a few more boxes of my fave Pillsbury mixes and a few cans of frosting. It’s so nice to have them in the pantry for last minute get togethers or just an afternoon treat.

The cutest Easter cupcakes! Chocolate cupcakes decorated with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles! With candy eggs in the nest!

I think instead of dyeing Easter eggs this year, I may make a ton of cupcakes and decorate those instead! Just as much fun and so much tastier!

And can we talk about how cute these Easter Nest Cupcakes are?! They are so easy – I used my favorite Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix in chocolate and the Pillsbury Creamy Supreme frosting. And then to decorate, I just place some chocolate sprinkles down in a circle shape to look like a nest and then placed some candy eggs in the center.

So cute. My kids loved this idea and were thrilled to help out with them!

Before you head to Walmart for your Pillsbury mixes and frosting, make sure you download the Ibotta app so you can save $.75 on 3 Pillsbury products! And if you need some Easter baking inspiration, check out more ways to #MixUpAMoment on the Pillsbury Pinterest board.

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This McDonald’s copycat recipe for the Shamrock Shake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you need a sweet, minty treat!

Shamrock Shake - McDonald's copycat recipe! This tastes just like the original! So good!

This blog post originally published on March 10, 2014. Photos updated on February 22, 2016.

I worked at McDonald’s for a couple years during high school and college and Shamrock Shake season was always a fun one. I would have to walk through the door at 4:45 am and right after I turned off the alarm, I’d turn the shake machine on. If I got wrapped up in other stuff and forgot to do it, I’d have angry customers on my hands the minute we opened the doors. It was crazy!

It’s hard to believe but I never tried one during that time. The whole mint thing just didn’t appeal to me.

We went for Happy Meals last week and I saw the Shamrock Shake sign and ordered one without even thinking about it. I can’t believe I went so long without trying it! It was so good!

I wanted to recreate it at home for the kids and it turned out perfectly. It’s pretty dangerous that I can now make them whenever I want with ingredients that I always have on hand!

Make sure you go for mint extract and not peppermint – really makes a huge difference!

Shamrock Shake - McDonald's copycat recipe! This tastes just like the original! So good!

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