Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

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Double Chocolate M&M Cookies – super soft and chewy cookies filled with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and M&M’s!

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies - super soft and chewy cookies filled with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and M&M's!

Are you ready for holiday baking? Today I am teaming up with 4 of my blogging friends with a very fun giveaway to get you ready! One lucky winner will win: 1 case of sugar from Imperial Sugar as well as a silicon baking mat and My First Cookbook. Kerrygold will send you 1 case of butter (winner will pick salted or unsalted). And you will receive a $100 gift card for Ghirardelli Chocolate. Your holiday baking will never taste better!  Almost everything you need to make these Double Chocolate M&M Cookies.

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Cookie Dough Fudge & Favorite Things Giveaway

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Cookie Dough Fudge – Rich chocolate fudge filled with chucks of cookie dough.  It is the perfect chocolate lover’s treat.

Cookie Dough Fudge - Rich chocolate fudge filled with chucks of cookie dough. It is the perfect chocolate lover's treat.

Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday season is officially here!  Today I have an awesome giveaway for you.  I have teamed up with 9 of my blogging friends to offer 10 different giveaways, with prizes valued at well over $3000.  You can enter 1 or you can enter all 10, that is up to you.  Each blogger is giving away some of their favorite things!  Also follow along on Instagram for even more prizes!

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Yogurt Breakfast Bowls #JustBeYou

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Yogurt Breakfast Bowls – And easy breakfast that will definitely fill you up!

Yogurt Breakfast Bowls - And easy breakfast that will definitely fill you up!

I work from home.  A lot of you know that already.  One thing I make sure I do every day, even though I never see anyone during the day, is shower and get dressed in normal clothes.  If I stayed in my p.j’s all day, I am not sure how much work I would get done.  Something about the act of getting up, showered, and in real clothes just makes me more productive.  You know what else I do every morning?  Eat breakfast.  A lot of times I am cooking recipes throughout the day, but if I don’t start the day with real food, it would not be pretty!

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Easy Roast Chicken & Charbroil Giveaway

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Easy Roast Chicken – a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!

Easy Roast Chicken - a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Do you have your menu planned already?   Do you have the same thing every year, so there is not thought involved?  My parents are visiting this year, so you can bet it will be the traditional fare that we have always had.  My dad is very traditional about Thanksgiving, and doesn’t want to change it up.  What I am hoping is that I can at least convince my dad to cook the turkey in a different way this year. Cross your fingers I can win that battle!

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Perfect Grilled Ribeye

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Perfect Grilled Ribeye – a perfect grilled ribeye steak is easy, delicious and something everyone should know how to do!

Perfect Grilled Ribeye - a perfect grilled ribeye steak is easy, delicious and something everyone should know how to do!

Today I have a fun giveaway for you!!  Remember a few weeks ago when I gave away either the Weber Smoker or Charcoal grill?  Well today, I am giving away steak!!  The Cattleman’s Package from Certified Angus Beef in particular.  That is over $160 worth of steak (4 fillets, 4 ribeys, and 4 strip steaks).  You will be in beef heaven.

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Loaded Chicken Casserole

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Loaded Chicken Casserole – Loaded baked potatoes turned into a chicken casserole for comfort food any night of the week.

Loaded Chicken Casserole - Loaded baked potatoes turned into a chicken casserole for comfort food any night of the week.

I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend. We spent time with friends, relaxed, went hiking, went for a bike ride, got work done around the house, and of course ate some great food!  We smoked some baby back ribs, and they were super tender and amazing. I can not wait for another excuse to make them again. Too bad it is now September and fall is right around the corner.  So it will probably be awhile before they happen again.

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No Bake Energy Bites

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No Bake Energy Bites – Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness.  Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.

No Bake Energy Bites - Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness.  Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.

Today I have a fun treat for you.  Aside from these cute little no bake energy bites, I have a giveaway going on!!  I teamed up with some of my friends are we are giving one lucky winner two (2) Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Bands!  I personally don’t have a Fitbit, I have a different brand, but I love it!  It is great to see how many steps you have taken, try to hit goals, see your sleep patterns, and just the reminder to be active!  So make sure you scroll down to the end for your chance to win his and hers Fitbit bands!

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Smoked Tri-Tip & A Weber Giveaway

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Smoked Tri-Tip – a perfectly smoked cut of meet is a gorgeous thing! This Tri-tip is coated in a quick and easy rub, and then smoked to perfection!

Smoked Tri-Tip - a perfectly smoked cut of meet is a gorgeous thing! This Tri-tip is coated in a quick and easy rub, and then smoked to perfection!

You may remember, especially if you follow along on Instagram, that back in June I had the amazing opportunity to go to Wooster Ohio, and meet with the people at Certified Angus Beef Brand.  Well today, I am going to show you an amazing recipe, and I learned it all from the chefs at Certified Angus Beef Brand.  I mean, I am usually the one that grills at our house, so I can make a burger, grill up chicken, pork, and I can even do a steak.  But….I use a gas grill.  I have never used charcoal in my life.  So this trip was an eye opening experience.

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Southwestern Chicken Pasta

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Southwestern Chicken Pasta – A creamy southwestern style pasta with black beans, corn, chicken and tons of flavor.  All made with a gluten-free pasta (trust me, you would never know).  

Southwestern Chicken Pasta - A creamy southwestern style pasta with black beans, corn, chicken and tons of flavor.  All made with a gluten-free pasta (trust me, you would never know).

I think things are finally back to normal around here, after being gone for 6 weeks.  The hardest part of me is getting back into meal planning. Seriously, planning what groceries to buy, and what I am going to make each day for the week has gotten nearly impossible.  I have no idea why!  I am usually pretty good at it, but I think I went to the store 5 out of 7 days last week.  Hoping this week is better, but considering I don’t have a menu written down, I don’t have my fingers crossed.  Baby steps, I guess.

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Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies – a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie with a cinnamon and Biscoff twist!

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies - a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie with a cinnamon and Biscoff twist!

Welcome to Day Five of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Thanks to our sponsors for Christmas Week. Anolon is donating a 5-piece Bakeware Set. Swing by their Facebook Page to show them some love. We also have Ball supplying us with 4 sets of Jars in their gorgeous Green Heritage Color. Swing by their Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page to say hello.

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