Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cherry Pie Bites/Day 4 of 14 Days of Valentine's/#Foodie Extravaganza


 Today we are celebrating Valentine's day with
Cherry Pie Bites!

Today is also the day for 
This month's main ingredient is cherries
which makes this recipe perfect for both parties!

These Cherry Pie Bites are simple, simple, simple!
I would have loved to use fresh cherries, but I called everywhere
I could think of, and no one has fresh cherries here in North Carolina yet!
So, I used canned cherries and pre made pie crust for
the easiest pie bites ever!
Cherry Pie Bites

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Day 3 of 14 Days of Valentine's-Valentine Butter Cookies

Today we are celebrating with these
Valentine Butter Cookies stacked on a heart shaped sugar cookie!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine Chocolates w/ a Cookie Butter Center



It is Day 2 of our 14 Days of Valentine's and today's treat is 
Valentine Chocolates with a Cookie Butter Center!
Oh, goodness, you are going to like these!


Valentine Chocolates w/a Cookie Butter Center

Sunday, February 1, 2015

14 Days of Valentine's~Simple 10 Layer Mini Chocolate Cake


Thank you so much for stopping by on the first day of 14 Days of Valentine's!
Today's treat is a simple 10 Layer Mini Chocolate Cake.
 So, how can a 10 layer mini cake be simple?
This cake is a lot like one I have made in the past
 with chocolate wafers but with a difference.
The difference is the graham crackers, and with only a few ingredients it is very easy!
This cake would be the perfect compliment to your Valentine's dinner!
It has to be made 24 hours ahead of serving, so there is no last minute work to do!
Chocolate Chip

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Party #28


Chicken Fajita Bites

Unless you are stranded on a desert island, you know that it is Super Bowl week, and that the big game is this Sunday. I'm really not sure who is playing, but I will be sure to find out by kickoff! To me, this day is always about the food.  One of the fun appetizers I will be serving are these Fajita Bites. They are tasty and easy to make, with a lot of the prep work done the day before. Win!

Fajita Appetizers
Chicken Fajita Bites

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Super Bowl Eats and Treats!


It is getting close to the day of the big game,
 so I put together some appetizers and treats
to help in your search for the perfect fun party food.
Football and party foods

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Winter Mantel

I have been a crafter and a do it yourself-er since I was very young. I grew up in a house that usually had a reno of some sort going on, and like a lot of large families, there was always a craft or two strewn across the dining room table. My parents were always improving our house and I really think it must be hereditary. My husband and I have renovated just about every house we have lived in. The house we bought last year was built in the early 90's, and needs updating. It was empty for about 5 years before we bought it, but it has great bones, and just needs to be brought into this decade.

We started updating a little bit this past summer, and somewhat during the winter, so I thought I would periodically share some of our do it yourself and decorating adventures. So far we have refurbished the wooden deck, redone the back outdoor porch, pulled out so many over grown shrubs and trees that I can't count them all, and quite a bit more which I will be posting about.

 This Winter Mantel is something I wanted to do as soon as I saw how blank it looked after the Christmas decorations were taken down. I was worried it might be too early for Valentines Day at the time. I wanted the mantel to represent the North Carolina winter as I see it.