These tempting Rolo Pretzel Turtles from Steamy Kitchen have 2 of my very favorite attributes in a recipe: 1. Sweet 2. EASY! (The presence of both caramel and chocolate doesn’t hurt either!) Click here for the delightfully simple details.

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Vodka never looked so pink…or so chic! I have to admit that Pinky Vodka has their packaging down pat – this pretty bottle and pink-hued beverage would fit right in at a Parisian bridal shower, lingerie shower, bachelorette party, or really any type of girlie cocktail party. Recipe quick links from thenest.com: Chocolate Pinky Valentini […]

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Think it’s impossible for the beloved cupcake to get any cuter? The creative talents of Bakerella and her adorable chocolate cake bites/lollipops just might change your mind!

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Valentine’s Day is almost here – and it’s the perfect week for winning a decadent treat, don’t you think? Me too – so I’m excited to tell you about a yummy giveaway today – generously sponsored by Michael’s Cookies ! I can personally vouch for how ridiculously good these BIG, soft, and chewy cookies are […]

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Game Day is almost here! If you’re still fine-tuning your party menu, here are a few especially "yum-o!" looking ideas from Everyday at Rachael Ray … Recipe quick links: Mini Hot Dots Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Beer Margaritas

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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s “sweet sensations” post – here is yet another fantastic recipe gallery from Parents magazine featuring a bunch more super-cute Valentine’s Day Treats – and I couldn’t resist passing them along… Seriously, how cute are the Lip Smacker gelatin kissses?! Recipe Resources: Lip Smackers (Let’s Make) Whoopie Pies Meringue Kisses Healthy-heart […]

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I’m so impressed with the adorable Valentine’s Day desserts that are featured in this month’s issue of Parents magazine. So cute and super creative…I can’t stop staring at the butterfly cupcake especially! And with several of the recipes using things like store-bought cake mixes and cookie cutters, they really aren’t as difficult to make as […]

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If you appreciate a good glass of wine, but are somewhat lost when it comes to anything wine-related other than how your tastebuds are reacting to the current glass in your hand, there’s a great article from Sunset Magazine that is definitely worth checking out. In "Taste Wine Like a Pro ", Sunset wine editor […]

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Speaking of wine…wine tasting parties are always a fun excuse to entertain – and great activity ideas for holiday or bachelorette/girls’ night parties. Throwing a wine tasting party is easier than ever these days – with ready-made wine tasting kits you can have delivered straight to your door. For example, this "Tasting Party Time " […]

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One of the great things about the start of a new year? Some of the exact same products you lusted after in 2007 just might have a shiny new {a.k.a. "lower "} price tag in 2008! There are tons of great sales going on right now; here are some of my favorite price-slashed picks from […]

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Looking for a yummy signature drink recipe that’s fun for everyone? Virgin daiquiris and fruit smoothies are great options for get-togethers such as baby showers, kids parties, brunches, spa parties, or anytime you want to offer guests a festive beverage, sans the alcohol. Serve the drinks in fun glasses, garnish them just like a cocktail, […]

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Jazz up your midnight toast this year with some festive, toast-worthy recipes from cocktailtimes.com: Lava Lamp Cocktail Junior Lava Lamp (Non-Alcoholic) Rising Star and this extremely yummy-looking Blackberry Bellini *All recipes above except for the Junior Lava Lamp are champagne-based. To create mocktail versions of champagne-based cocktails, substitute ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for the […]

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In case you’re looking for some last-minute holiday recipe inspiration, here are some tempting treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray…{clockwise from top left} Saffron Scallops, Italian Cheesecake, Caramel Tower, and a new way to enjoy your pecan pie – a Pecan Pie Martini!

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I stumbled on some wonderful holiday inspiration in the most unexpected place the other day – my grocery store’s website! I was trying to figure out if something I needed was sold at a regular grocery store, so I went to the VONS website, spotted a little section called “Inspired Holidays“, clicked on it, and […]

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Another sweet treat to tempt your tummy…the always-irresistible Peppermint Bark, plus very pretty treat packaging ideas from Martha Stewart.

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How cute are these Holiday Icebox Cookies from Martha Stewart? I’m loving the fun colors and mod circles… You’d seriously be the star of your holiday cookie exchange if you arrived with these in-hand! And you could actually customize this idea for any occasion – Valentine’s Day, Halloween, 4th of July…sky’s the limit! Click here […]

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Festive & affordable holiday cocktail party favorites…all from C&B: samovaari paper plates and napkins , dizzy cocktail glass (only $3 each!), snowflake picks , snowflake spoons , shiny red bottle stopper , red foil wine & dine .

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These adorable chocolate cat & dog truffles are almost too cute to eat! They’d make a darling hostess gift or stocking stuffer for pet lovers! $15/set of 4 at Williams-Sonoma.com. {via cool hunting}

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Red Envelope is a popular online company that’s known for their wide array of great gift ideas for pretty much any occasion…each of which comes with it’s own cool little story for a more personal touch. I’ve definitely sent my share of their signature red boxes to friends and family – and received them as […]

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Violet.com – one of my favorite online shops for gift ideas – gives you a shopping experience that’s almost as cool as the stylish products they feature! You can shop by Occasion, Recipient, or Category – and in addition to beautiful imagery, you’ll find fun, clever sub-categories to browse through – such as the "She’s […]

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