Thanksgiving Cocktail

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I have started gathering recipes, and this Pear Apple Cocktail is on my list. It’s only 2 ingredients and one of my new favorites. It uses Amoretti Pear Martini Mix which you can find on Amazon or Amoretti. For other great cocktail ideas see my Pinterest board “Cocktails Calling my name”.

8 Super Cute July Fourth 2014 Party Ideas

July 4th Cupcakes

Where is summer going? Summer has been great so far but SO busy! July Fourth is next week so how about 8 Super Cute July Fourth Party Ideas! I love all of these starting with my Fourth of July Cupcakes. For more fabulous ideas check out my July 4th Inspiration on Pinterest. What are your plans for the holiday?  (I need to make some.)

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Water Straw Flags DIY from Oh Happy Day

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Red White and Blue Mason Jars from It All Started with Paint

Joy Jars

Joy Jars by Woman’s Day 

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Fourth of July Fun and Games Station by Uncommon Designs

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Party Favor: July Fourth Sparklers

Party Favor: 4th of July Sparklers by Better Homes and Gardens

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7 Layer Ice Cream Cake by Martha Stewart

Turtle Cookies

I know I say it often, but my daughter, Leigh, is an amazing girl. No new task is too much of a challenge for her, and she is becoming quite the cook and baker. She recently found this recipe for Turtle Cookies on Pinterest from the Pixelated Crumb, and she had to make them. I admit that I helped her a bit, but these came out incredible. She said, “These taste like a chocolate lava cake” while they were warm, and she was correct. The caramel makes this cookie even better. OMG! We both agreed (as well as my two boys) that these are some of the best cookies we have had in a long time. Thank you Leigh for this fantastic cookie recipe find!