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Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead

This free printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead is perfect
for all of your little buddy's good times this holiday season.

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead | Instant Download | Two Designs Available
Do you elf? We've been hosting our little "Mario" elf for three years now {he came to us during the Super Mario faze of our oldest son}. He doesn't cause too much trouble, mainly because I don't want to clean up after some of the shenanigans I see on Pinterest {I try, y'all, really I do}. But there are times I need this elf fellow to leave a message...usually an apology for not moving the day before {oops!}. If you need to send a few messages from your elfness, be sure to download your own printable letterhead below {two designs available}.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Overnight Baked Pumpkin French Toast

Thank you to Goldrich Eggs for sponsoring today's deliciousness.

This Overnight Baked Pumpkin French Toast is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for holiday mornings...or, you know, just a Tuesday.


Overnight Baked Pumpkin French Toast: once you try this overnight French toast recipe, you'll always fix it. The bottom layer forms its own rich and delicious syrup.
I've had this recipe in my repertoire for awhile. The original version came from my friend, Becky, who put it in our church cookbook several years ago. It's not a typical overnight breakfast casserole, but rather actual French Toast, just baked in a casserole dish {and soaking in it the night before}. The bottom layer also forms its own syrup while it bakes. I promise, once you try this version of an overnight French Toast, you'll never want it any other way!

I used Goldrich Eggs to prepare this...and they were such a lovely addition to it. Such a rich and creamy egg. See the recipe below.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Green Tea-Infused Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Bigelow Tea.
All opinions are mine alone.

These Green Tea-Infused Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are such a fun twist on a classic cookie. They're the perfect holiday cookie...especially with a cup of tea.
Green Tea-Infused Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Are you a chocolate-chip cookie junkie like me? They're like the ultimate comfort food. My mom always made chocolate chip cookies the best...and I've tweaked her original recipe to add a bit of delicious Bigelow Green Tea to them. The flavor of the green tea just seems to enhance and really bring out all of the yummy flavors of the cookies. Check out the recipe below. They're a lovely twist on the original.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hot Apple Pie Dip

This delicious Hot Apple Pie Dip is addictively yummy and easy to prepare.
It's the perfect sweet treat for holiday entertaining.
Hot Apple Pie Dip: Addictive, Yummy, and Easy to Prepare
This dip...ohhh, this dip. It tastes exactly like apple pie. But, it's also creamy and cheesy and just over-the-top delicious. The day I prepared it, my husband and I devoured half the dish before making ourselves stop...it was that good. I love that it's sweet, but also has the elements of cheese and pecans to add some really fun flavors and textures to it. As my grandma used to say, "an apple without cheese is like a hug with no squeeze"! I'm super happy that this dip took that into consideration.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Roasted Garlic and Cream Cheese Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

These Roasted Garlic and Cream Cheese Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are the perfect addition to your holiday dishes...and a great way to give your stove top a break.
Roasted Garlic and Cream Cheese Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe
As the holiday season gets going, so can energy use. From holiday lights, to kitchens in full swing, things can get a little energy-heavy. I've been on the hunt for some recipes to alleviate stove tops overworking {and time in the kitchen}. Today, I'm sharing my own slow cooker mashed potatoes. I've also got a great list of other holiday slow cooker recipes from some bloggy friends below, as well.