Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Pretzels

Pretzels

Do you ever have a grand idea for a recipe, and it just goes out the window?  If not, you’re lucky.  That is sort of what happened when I saw these Double Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels on Pinterest.  Aren’t they impressive?  I was SO excited to make them for our Ladies Bible Study Cookie Exchange Party.  Appearing super easy, and having most of the ingredients on hand, I went out and picked up some sourdough pretzels.  As soon as I opened the box, I knew it was all over.  There was only ONE whole pretzel in the whole box~the rest were broken into pieces.  Ugh!  I knew it wasn’t going to work, and I wasn’t about to go buy every box of pretzels in hopes of salvaging enough to pull this recipe off.  Plan B it was.

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Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Popcorn

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Popcorn is my absolute FAVORITE snack!  I love to make it in different ways, like Cinnabun Popcorn, Peanut Butter Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle, and classic with salt and melted butter.  For Christmas, though, I love to whip up this easy Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Popcorn.  It’s a nice alternative to cookies for cookie exchanges, and since it makes a lot of popcorn, you can bag it up to give as an easy, inexpensive homemade gift.  Combining peppermint, with my favorite snack of popcorn….and of course some white chocolate, you’ll have an easy and fun snack for Christmas!

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Five Festive Holiday Coffee Bar Ideas

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Am I the only one who gets super excited when the holiday flavors of coffee creamer hit the stores?  I’m sure not!  I love my Peppermint Mochas from the coffeehouse, but I also especially love getting the Peppermint Mocha Creamer from Coffee Mate out of my own refrigerator!  The flavors of peppermint and chocolate put me in the Christmas spirit, and they make entertaining guests extra easy and fun!  We drink coffee a lot in our house,  and often serve it to guests while we are entertaining.  When we are putting up our tree, making cookies, or relaxing after a day gift wrapping, my husband and I are often enjoying a hot drink.   Today I am going to share with you the essentials we have to stock our home coffee bar for the holidays~to enjoy for ourselves and to serve to our guests!  These Five Festive Holiday Coffee Bar Ideas will keep you prepared for unexpected guests and keep your family in the holiday mood during all the decorating and wrapping!

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Cinnamon Honey Beer Bread with Cinnamon Butter

Beer Bread

We love a good beer bread in our house.  I make it a lot in the winter time, when my husband likes to have it accompanying his chili.  It is SO easy, and while there are a lot of boxed mixes for Beer Bread out there, I prefer the homemade version.   I like it because I always have the ingredients on hand, and I know exactly what is going into it.

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Low Calorie Holiday Party Drinks with 7UPTEN and Canada DryTEN

Low Calorie Holiday Drink {Holiday Raspberry Spritzer} Equal parts wine, 7UP10, and add raspberries to garnish.

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One of my favorite holiday get togethers of the year is our ladies Bible study cookie swap.  Seven or eight of my close friends and I get together to exchange cookies, enjoy great food together, and just enjoy each other’s company before the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season sets in.  And when we are together, there is always some sort of fun, fruity, “frou frou” drink on the table!

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins are perfect for fall mornings or an easy dessert.  Your kitchen will smell so good when you are baking these!   #pumpkinrecipe #minimuffins #falldesserts

Did you notice the fun little makeover My Favorite Finds is undergoing?  The Facebook page is next-I need to create a header to match my new color scheme I have going on here!  Speaking of the My Favorite Finds Facebook page, we had a fun discussion the other day-Pumpkin or Apple? It was close between the two for FAVORITE fall flavors.  My personal favorite is pumpkin.  How about you?    These Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins will sway you to “Team Pumpkin” before you know it!  They are soft, moist, flavorful, and smell OH SO GOOD while they are baking!  My kiddos gobbled them up, too!

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Head Start on Your Favorite Recipes with Easy Cucumber Chicken Salad

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I am just so excited to share some wonderful news with you all today!  I am ready to get back into blogging after a huge break!  I think my last post was in July where I shared some ideas for Family Costumes at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Are you going?   And I have undergone a little bit of a lifestyle change.  I have decided to quit my part time library job, and work my travel business full time!  Yay!  That means more blogging, more crafts and recipes for all of you, and more Disney travel tips!  For my family, they think me working from home means more made from scratch cooking.  Right.

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Blueberry Nutmeg Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

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Blueberries are perfect to bake with-and I often wonder why I don’t bake with them more often.  They pair so well with so many flavors, and this Blueberry Nutmeg Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze is no exception.  I made this cake for our Lenten Supper last week, and it was a total hit-I love it when the older ladies in the congregation tell me they like my baked goods-after all, aren’t they the professionals?  So we are going to start April with this Blueberry Nutmeg Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze, and hopefully it will be part of your Easter brunch menu!

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Breakfast Hash Tacos

Breakfast Hash Tacos | My Favorite Finds
Breakfast is made simple with these easy Breakfast Hash Tacos filled with eggs, bacon, potatoes & cheese!

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Mom’s Beef Stroganoff {Main Dish Contributor}

Mom's Beef Stroganoff

Hi My Favorite Finds readers.  I’m back again to throw a little dinner main dish recipe action at you.  This month I’m bring you my Mom’s Beef Stroganoff recipe.  It’s wicked easy and even my really picky kids eat it like there will never be another batch…ever.

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