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How to Survive an Indoor Toddler Craft Day

How to Survive an Indoor Toddler Craft Party / Bev Cooks

YES THAT IS GLITTER, mamas just take a deep breath. So yeah. We totally got a jump on Valentine’s Day crafting like two weeks ago because the kids WILL NOT stop singing Christmas songs. Is this happening to anyone else? Seriously, all I hear all day long, “AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR POOP.” Mind […]

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Blue Cheese, Bacon and Candied Pecan Puff Pastry Bites

Blue Cheese, Bacon and Candied Pecan Puff Pastries / Bev Cooks

I put blue cheese first in the title because BLUE CHEESE. Okay, let’s talk about New Year’s Eve, please. What do you do?! Venture out? Hermit in? Invite your best pals over to play Pictionary? (“Draw something resembling ANYTHING.” <–name that movie.) Stay up past midnight? Go to bed at 8pm like normal? GUYS, I’m […]

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Sausage and Smoked Gouda Phyllo Cups

Sausage and Gouda Phyllo Cups / Bev Cooks

Four ingredients. FOUR. Four! f o u r. And one of them is cheese, so you’re clearly already ahead in life. Let’s talk Christmas appetizers! My goal here for you is ease. You know those old-school sausage cheese balls that we all made in the ’80s and ’90s for the church potlucks? OKAY, it’s that, […]

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No-Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

No-Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream / Bev Cooks

AS IN, you can make this today or right now. Listen, it’s the second half of the summer. The heat and humidity have maliciously teamed up to make every waking second of our lives A YUCKY, SLOPPY, STICKY LIVING HELL. Revenge? Now traditionally, I do know that rocky road ice cream simply consists of chocolate […]

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Egg, Potato and Ham Bake for Two

Egg, Ham and Potato Bake for Two / Bev Cooks

Oh, girl. I have an idea for your Mother’s Day breakfast and I want this to be any part, some part and all parts of it. Hashtag goat cheese? But this is the thing. You should know, this entire recipe was built around that small cast iron skillet casserole dish thingy. I’m a bona fide […]

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Green Spring Breakfast

Green Spring Breakfast / Bev Cooks

SPRING IS NEXT WEEK. (sorry to scream.) Do you remember in that one Gilmore Girls episode when Richard’s had a heart issue and he’s in the hospital, and Emily’s running around all distracted about FISH and the HOUSE and her JUMPSUIT and what not? And Lorelai’s all, “Mom, simmer it.” And Emily’s all, “WHAT, FISH […]

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How To Make the Worst DIY Snow Globes Ever.

How to Royally Fail at Making DIY Snow Globes / Bev Cooks

Also known as, the day Christmas crafting turned its back on me. I almost didn’t post this. Because frankly, these DIY snow globes totally blow. But then I thought, “You know what, it’s my job to watch out for fellow crafters out there. Make sure they take no wrong turns in craft life! Lead them […]

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Mini Chocolate Pudding Galettes

Mini Chocolate Pudding Galettes / Bev Cooks

Dessert! We seriously, desperately need dessert. And not only is it a dessert, it’s more like a Thanksgiving/Holiday/Life HACK. Because you guys, it’s chocolate pudding in those galettes. As in, those clever little boxes of chocolate pudding. Open, mix, heat up, stir, done. I’m not being tacky! I’m being HACKY. (<–I’m making shirts.) Also, cream […]

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New Year’s Eve Appetizer Roundup!

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HEY, GIRL, HEY. So. New Year’s Eve is in like, five minutes, and we need to talk food! Are you cooking? Going out? Having a party? Staying in and safe under your bed? I haven’t had a lick of time to prep anything new, so I thought a simple roundup (roundup? round-up? round up? up […]

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