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Monday, November 28, 2016

Weekend Recap: Thanksgiving

It’s no fun being sick during the holidays. One of the reasons posts have been sporadic. However, my skin appreciated the absence of makeup while I was sick. Since the hubs had to work Thanksgiving day (shout out to all the men and women who worked the holiday and to their families who also sacrificed), the family postponed Thanksgiving until Friday. It was a relaxing day with tons of yummy foods. In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, my sister-in-law made Cranberry-Cream Cheese Crescent Bites that were delicious. I also tried a new dessert recipe, Apple Pie Cake. So good (if you like apple pie)! This dessert is the best of both worlds; apple pie and cake! Best served warm with ice cream (this Texas girl says Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla DUH).

It is finally starting to feel like fall around here. Currently simmering away as I write this post is a recipe I found on Pinterest. I printed the recipe in 2014, but never made it. Creamy Chicken and Rice Recipe (one-pot meal). Before publishing this post I will come back and update you on how it turned out. I love a good stew, soup, or chowder when the weather cools down. Not much of a chili person, but every now and then I enjoy some. I am hoping this recipe is warm and “good for the soul.”

It is hard to believe the semester is almost over. Two weeks and the students will be gone for the winter break. Always makes me sad to live in a college town when the students are away.

Until next post…xoxo Becca

Creamy Chicken and Rice Recipe update: Delicious! Why did I wait so long to try it? If you decide to give it a try, use 6 cups of chicken broth. The recipe makes a lot, be prepared to feed an army or eat a lot of leftovers 😉

Friday, February 19, 2016

Favorite Pin Friday | Volume 41

Happy Friday! Yesterday was National Drink Wine Day…who participated?! 🙂 My boss let me off work an hour early so I took advantage of the beautiful weather and sat on the porch with Lexi and drank a glass of wine.

Today’s post revolves around adult beverages, but baking with them. When we were in Breckenridge (read about it here) we visited the Breckenridge Distillery. The hubs and I had been on a previous trip, but in four years they have really expanded. During the tour/tasting we tried their spiced whiskey. The spices used are inspired by the master distiller’s grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe. Talk about delicious. I immediately though it would taste good in a cake. Here are some recipes I thought might be good to try it in.

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Happy baking! Until next post…xoxo Becca

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