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Smoked Tri-Tip & A Weber Giveaway

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Smoked Tri-Tip 2 square

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).  

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 {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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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Chewy Molasses Cookies & Giveaway #ChristmasWeek

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Chewy Molasses Cookies - Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

Chewy Molasses Cookies – Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

  Chewy Molasses Cookies - Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

Welcome to Day One 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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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies & Wusthof Giveaway

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter! Made with Reese's spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter!  Made with Reese’s spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter!  Made with Reese's spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

 

Are you ready for the weekend?  Stupid question.  Sorry.  My son has his last basketball game of the season tomorrow morning.  We also have a friend flying in from Iowa for the weekend.  We haven’t seen him in over a year, so it should be fun to catch up and just hang out for the weekend.  The guys are going to go to a hockey game on Saturday night, so I have to come up with something fun to do with my son.  The game is in Denver at 8pm, so that is a little late for a 9 year old. Maybe a fun dinner and a movie, we will see.  What do you do with your kids for special nights?

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45+ Christmas Cookies and a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Giveaway

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Favorite Cookies for the Holidays!

 

 Over 45 Christmas Cookie Recipes all in one place!  And a special giveaway to celebrate the holidays!

 

45+ favorite cookies for the holidays!

 

 

 

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!  I love that you visit here, and I want to say thank you this holiday season.  Today I am getting together with a group of bloggers to giveaway one of my favorite things in the world. A 6-quart Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer!!  I honestly could not live without my Kitchen Aid, I use it almost every day! Cookies, cakes, bread, dips…..pretty much anything that needs be mixed together.

To get you ready for the holidays, I am also rounding up my favorite cookies!  Over 45 recipes to get you started for the holiday season!

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread & Blendtec Giveaway

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Blendtec Giveaway

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread is the perfect gift or treat this holiday season. A quick bread with tons of cinnamon flavor, chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread - a great treat this holiday season.  Make as gifts, or keep it for yourself!

Have I got a treat for you today!  You have the chance to win a Blendtec blender.  I have one and absolutely love it.  I actually wrote about it when I made White Chocolate Almond Butter.  A year later, and I still love it!

Today I am sharing a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread over at Your Homebased Mom.  All November long Leigh Ann has been a co-host of Bake Craft Sew. Your Homebased Mom is the site for all kinds of edible gifts,  Mique from  Thirty Handmade Days, is about all things crafting, and Cindy of Skip to My Lou is doing a whole month of sewing ideas.

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Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce - a great way to enjoy steak!

Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce is a great meal to serve for the holidays, a special weekend, or even on a weeknight. Steak is marinaded in a latin inspired sauce, and then grilled and topped with Chimichurri Sauce.

Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce - a great way to enjoy steak!

A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to visit Certified Angus Beef® in Wooster Ohio.  They brought 10 bloggers in to see their culinary education center, meet with their chefs, and get cooking for the weekend.  It was such a wonderful experience.  I learned so much about beef; how to pick out the right cut, how to cook it, how to slice it and more.  The chefs prepared a few meals for us, so we pretty much ate like royalty.  Prime rib, lobster stuffed beef tenderloin, truffle fries, and so much more.  Seriously, I probably didn’t need to eat for a week after I got home!

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No Bake Biscoff Bars

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Win a copy of The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook

No Bake Biscoff Bars are like a peanut butter cup but with the flavors of Biscoff.  Quick, easy, and sure the please!

No Bake Biscoff Bars are like a peanut butter cup but with the flavors of Biscoff.  Quick, easy, and sure the please!

Are you ready for the holiday baking season? It is pretty much upon us.  I have to admit, I am not quite ready.  This year has just gone by far too quickly, I want it to slow down a little!  But today, I am here with a special treat for you.  I have mentioned Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen before.  She is one of my very dear friends in this blogging world.  We were roommates at a conference earlier this year, and I was able to visit her when I was in Ohio a few weeks ago.  So this post is kind of special to me today.  In case you didn’t know Katrina came out with a cookbook (The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook)!!!  She worked so hard on this book, and it is gorgeous and so full of great recipes.

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Cookie Week

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Cookie Week - 12 blogger, different cookies recipes all week long, and a great giveaway!

Cookie Week - 12 blogger, different cookies recipes all week long, and a great giveaway!

Welcome to the second annual Cookie Week, hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen! We’ve teamed together with 10 other talented bloggers to bring you 5 fantastic days of cookie recipes to get you into the holiday spirits.  Now is the time to break out the flour, butter, sugar and eggs.  Bring your friends and family together for cookie exchanges or a giant baking party, we have got you covered!

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