Kale and Bacon Quiche Recipe – With a Cracker Crust!

This kale & bacon quiche recipe is made with a unique saltine cracker crust that gives it the most perfect salty, buttery crunch! This post is sponsored by Sargento® Cheese as a part of their Chopped at Home Challenge - Take the challenge yourself and see how much fun it is! See what others are creating on pinterest here. sometimes when i eat kale i feel like and iguana. right? my little … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party For Kids

Several Christmas traditions never go out of style- and one of those is for sure a cookie exchange party!  Who would pass up the chance to bring their own cookies and get to try a few dozen others!?  I love how Auntie Bea's Bakery set up the dessert table as a Cookie Exchange, but had a little twist on the party, letting the kids decorate their own gingerbread house cookies.  Instead of your … [Read more...]

Holiday Cracker Toffee Bark With Chocolate and Almonds

often called 'holiday crack' this recipe for cracker toffee bark would qualify for that title. i used my grandma's cracker toffee recipe and jazzed it up a bit with pretzels and almonds to add more on the salty side to this salty -sweet combo.  if you have not made this before - you are in for a serious treat. i highly recommend giving this away as a gift for friends and neighbors as QUICKLY as … [Read more...]

DIY: Ideas to Decorate Clear Ornaments

Hi, Michelle here from Michelle’s Party Plan-It  sharing 4 easy ways to decorate clear ornaments for your Christmas Tree!  Not only is this an easy project to do with the kids, but these ornaments make great teacher, hostess and grandparent gifts. Handmade gifts are the best, and if you love to DIY as much as I do, chances are you have most of the items needed for this project on hand! To get … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Dramatically Strengthen Family Memories and Traditions

did you know that family memories are the strongest when associated with multiple senses? my strongest holiday memories growing up were ones where we were listening to music, holiday scents filled the air, we were tasting treats or savory dishes, cooking in the kitchen and getting messy - all incorporating sight, smell, taste, sounds, and touch. as i strive to make family traditions and memories … [Read more...]

Cranberry Ginger Orange Holiday Drink

this recipe is always a HUGE hit at our holiday parties! this thanksgiving it was a favorite of all the guests! it is easy and only 4 ingredients. its my go-to during the holidays! all you need for this drink is equal parts of.... cranberry juice orange juice apple cider ginger ale garnish with fresh cranberries and sliced oranges and apples! if you are hosting an event with kids, i … [Read more...]

Amazing Holiday Treats To Make This Year!

I have a confession; I use Pinterest maybe a little more than the average person should. I pin everything and anything that catches my eye, and I'm always thinking to myself - 'That could come in handy some day' so I pin it anyways. With my busy schedule these days, there's no way I'm ever going to tackle my long list of drool worthy recipes I've gathered unless I plan to open a bakery in the near … [Read more...]

Jelly Belly Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

stocking stuffers from Jelly Belly that are perfect for the whole family! products for girls and boys as well as family or neighbor gifts! this Jelly Belly gift ideas & stocking stuffers post is sponsored by Jelly Belly but all opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the amazing brands that make this blog possible!  if you have been a reader for a while, then you already know my … [Read more...]

Cranberry & Mustard Holiday Tablescape

did you all have a wonderful thanksgiving?! i sure did! we hosted several families for a potluck 'friendsgiving' and had so much amazing food! it was wonderful to have a full house when we all are so far from our families and nice to be with our resident/military pseudo family! this year i wanted to do a holiday tablescape with decor that could stand the test of time through the fall and into the … [Read more...]

Warm Apple Cheddar Appetizer Dip for the Holidays

as most of you know, i currently live in california, but all of our family is back east in marlyand. the holidays, particularly thanksgiving, can be tough without family around! each year, i host thanksgiving for our friends in the area that are far from family as well. being in the military, this can be quite a large group! today i'll be sharing some tips for hosting a successful 'friendsgiving' … [Read more...]

Holiday Snowman Pizza

  i am so excited about this post! this idea of a pizza snowman has been in my brain for some time now! i seem to be in the mood for creating savory Christmas dishes right now - did you see my holiday Christmas tree lasagna? i am usually baking up a storm of holiday sweets this time of year but today i decided to stick with the savory theme and make a holiday snowman pizza! its a fun holiday … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining Ideas – Red & White

its a red & white christmas on Creative Juice today! all sorts of ideas rounded up for you from some of my favorite bloggers. recipes, crafts, cookies, treats, dessert displays & more. everything you need to entertain in this color scheme for the holiday! if you missed it yesterday - i shared my white chocolate bark with peppermint and pretzels - perfect for this theme! this holiday … [Read more...]

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