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Candied Bacon Dippers with Heluva Good! Dip

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Assuming you do not have a hurricane crashing your Labor Day plans, this weekend is prime time to throw one last summer BBQ. I suggest going all out for this final warm-weathered hoorah. Burgers, pork loin, hot dogs, steak, and, of course, bacon. Wait, did I only list meats? Dang right, I did. There are a plethora of grilling options for you to contemplate, but I will offer up one fantastically decadent appetizer idea: Candied Bacon Dippers …

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White Chocolate Raspberry S’mores Dip

Thank you Breton for sponsoring this post. Make everyday entertaining better with Breton! Let’s talk about clichés. It is a universal truth that less is more. This is the case when it comes to s’mores. Chocolate, marshmallows, crackers, you’re done. But sometimes a little bit more is more, even in the less is more category. This is what I’d like to call the ‘a smidgen more than less is more’ cliché. Are you following me? More than less is more when you add a bit more decadence to an already fabulous less recipe. Alright, now I’m just messing with you. …

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Noosa Mates

Thank you noosa yoghurt for sponsoring this post. Pick up a tub of noosa mates for yourself at a location near you and get ready to experience yum in action. Life is complicated and messy. Sometimes through all the deadlines, responsibilities, and general chaos, I personally need to make a concerted effort to relax. Raise your hand if you feel me on this one! Yup your hand is raised, isn’t it? Whether it is scheduling a free second or taking advantage of a spontaneous (and quite glorious!) moment of silence, relaxation takes resolve. It is in those rare moments that …

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Watermelon Cream Fizz Cocktail

I would like to talk with you honestly about bragging rights. You want them. I want them. It is the unspoken desire of every person that has ever hosted a summer pool party. You want your party to rival all others, am I right? You want your house to be the go-to floating paradise that all your friends rave about. I get it. My competitive nature and Pinterest obsession dictate that I have an insatiable need to throw a killer party. One of the best ways to secure those bragging rights are through a signature poolside cocktail. With the help …

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The Fantastical Paris Chez Sharon

Every week my email box is flooded with questions: How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan? Where did you find that tablecloth? Can you send me a piece of that cake you made last week? I try to answer all of these as honestly as I can, but sometimes I simply can’t reply to everyone… and no, I am not going to send you a piece of cake in the mail… plus, I already ate it all. Well, one of the most common questions I receive, is who are my favorite chefs to follow on Instagram. I have …

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Raspberry Cream Cake

Get ready to add a little whimsy to your next baking day with today’s fabulously magical affair.  This talented group of vendors in Florida took the Nutcracker theme to the next level.  Featuring a gorgeous ballerina, sugarplum and snowy decor, a handsome prince, and even an appearance by the Mouse King himself, it’s a fantastical dream come to life.  Get inspired by this fairytale fete and bake up our imagined Raspberry Cream Cake recipe to match!   [yumprint-recipe id=’103′] Photographer:  Jenn Carroll Photography//Dress Designer: All Brides 2 Be & Formalwear//Invitation Designer: Archer & Olive//Makeup Artist:Bella Ti Artistry//Bakery:Trudy Melissa Cakes//Floral Designer: …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red velvet cake, and you have one heck of a drink recipe. Now, if you’re not too familiar with the world of red velvet, it is a red colored chocolate cake that is topped with cream cheese frosting. Yes, it is as divine as it sounds. So, it isn’t a huge leap to incorporate the two most famous elements of the dessert into a piping hot cup of cocoa. All we have to do …