DIY Kardashian Salad

In case you were wondering, I don’t dress like this on the daily, nor would I try to, LOL! I was attempting to do my best Kardashian impression (monochromatic everything, minimal accessories, a slicked back pony, and you can’t forget the indoor sunnies a la Kris Jenner.) How did I do?? I hate to say it, but I totally keep up with the Kardashians! Even though there are so many things that I can’t stand about that family, I still keep coming back to them. If you’ve ever watched the Kardashians, you’ve probably noticed that in almost every episode, the family is eating this mystery salad from a plastic container.

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Christmas Cookie Recipe: Hello Dolly’s!

Christmas just isn’t Christmas to me without cookies! There are several different kinds that I love making with my mom every year, but my favorites would have to be these Hello Dolly’s, otherwise known as 6 layer Christmas cookies. My family has called them Hello Dolly’s for several generations, and I’m not really sure why, but they are such a nostalgic and delish desert that is so super easy to make!

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How-To: Thanksgiving Apple Dumplings

As much as I love Christmas, Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite days of the year. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by good food and good people, while reflecting on all we have to be grateful for. I never used to cook for the holiday, but for the past couple years I’ve made something, usually a desert. I’m still not sure what I’ll make this year, but this recipe for apple dumplings might just be it! I came across these beauties while thumbing through Ree Drummond’s (aka: The Pioneer Woman’s) cookbook. This desert is super simple and super delish!

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How-To: Blue Pig Pound Cake

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I couldn’t get over how cute it was and knew I had to make it. A pound cake with a surprise pumpkin in the middle… that’s just as festively fall as the orange pepper pumpkins I made the other week! I started rummaging through the cookie cutter drawer in my kitchen and before I found a pumpkin cutter, I saw one in the shape of a pig, and then it dawned on me: What if I did a blue pig in the center instead of an orange pumpkin?

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Testing Pinterest Recipes: Stuffed Orange Pepper “Pumpkins”!

When I saw this recipe for these orange pepper pumpkins on Pinterest, I was obsessed and knew I had to try them out! I put my own spin on the dish and didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but the concept is the same… it doesn’t get much cuter than little “pumpkins” that you can eat! This dish does contain meat, but if you’re cooking for any vegetarians like I was, you can set aside a separate skillet with all of the ingredients minus the meat to stuff the pepper. This dish is great for beginner chefs and I’m sure would be a hit with kids too!

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