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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baked Toads in a Hole

Thank you to Goldrich Eggs for inspiring such a yummy post!

Whether you call them toads in a hole or eggs in a hole, my baked version of this dish is perfect for Christmas morning...you can make multiple servings at once. This recipe for Baked Toads in a Hole is one of our favorites for sure.

Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
 Traditionally, the English dish of Toads in a Hole is a sausage and Yorkshire pudding type of casserole. But, in our home {as in many other American homes}, Toads in a Hole is what we refer to as eggs cooked inside the cutouts of bread slices. I've been making this for as long as I can remember...it's my youngest son's favorite breakfast. I've found that, not only does baking this dish provide a way to make a lot more servings faster, it also produces a prettier finished product, if you will. Check out the recipe below.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our Downton Abbey Party

This post is brought to you by World Market.
But, my love for Downton Abbey is legit...love that show!

We had such a brilliant time at our Downton Abbey Party last week.
My friends were so fun and we all had a royally good time!
#DoTheDownton #DowntonAbbey

Not only am I crazy about Downton Abbey, so are some of my friends and family. And we all got together to celebrate our love for all things Grantham. And Crawley. And Bates. And, and, and...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Today's post is brought to you by World Market. The recipe is my own.

These Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies are a 
mouthful of royally festive yumminess in every bite.
#DowntonAbbey #DoTheDownton

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
I've mentioned my love for the royally smashing show, Downton Abbey a time or two on this blog. Can't. Get. Enough. Last week, I hosted a Downton Abbey party and these were one of the treats I served. Check out the recipe below and enter for a chance to win an awesome Downton Abbey prize pack below. It's brilliant {said in my best English accent}. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Preparing for Guests and Cleaning for the Holidays

Preparing for Guests and Cleaning for the Holidays can be a huge undertaking.
I'm including my tips for "clean once...maintain all season long" below {and special ideas to prepare for overnight friends and family}. 

#holidays #deepcleaning #cleaningtips
Preparing for Guests and Cleaning for the Holidays | Enter to win a Bissell Upright Deep Cleaner!
This little family member above makes things interesting as I prepare for guests and entertaining this holiday season. I don't want anyone to feel like they're spending the night at a kennel {nor do we love that feeling either}.
I prep my carpets and rugs at the beginning of the season with my Bissell Deep Cleaner. I use their Bissell 2X Pet Stain and Odor with Scotchgard to create a clean that will last all the way into the new year! 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Merry, merry! Welcome back to another festively fun edition of the Inspiration Monday Party. All seven of us are THRILLED to have you over! Grab a cup a nog and enjoy...

While we are all busy preparing for the holidays,
it's nice to be able to sit down and relax while browsing through Inspiration Monday Party.
The amount of creativity and Inspiration here is a true blessing.