National Jelly Bean Day | Vanilla Cupcakes with Jelly Bean Frosting

National Jelly Bean Day | Vanilla Cupcakes with Jelly Bean Frosting

Fortunately, and unfortunately, I eat with my eyes. Therefore, I had a lottttt of jelly beans left post-Easter. Given that I didn’t want to have to consume all of them (because I will), I was very happy to see National Jelly Bean Day on the list. While spending the day helping my mom, she came… 

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National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day | Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffles

National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day | Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffles

Welcome to National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day, y’all! I don’t generally eat truffles except for about once per month when I stop into Godiva and get my freebie truffle. I don’t even care for chocolate that much so basically, I go into Godiva for free stuff because it’s free and for no other reason. Yesterday… 

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National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day | Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day | Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Happy Easter to all my lovely readers!! I’m spending the day cooking food holidays at my mom’s house while she recovers from surgery. In between dishes, I’m humoring myself by reading articles with pictures of creepy Easter bunnies and the children who are terrified of them (rightfully so!). It’s a pleasant Sunday! My mom was… 

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National Garlic Day | Pasta & Bean Soup

National Garlic Day | Pasta & Bean Soup

Garlic is one of the most popular items in my house. I use it very often and so naturally, I love that there is a National Garlic Day. The only thing I don’t love about garlic is the scent it can leave on your hands. I’m pretty good with remembering to rub lemon juice on… 

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National Animal Crackers Day | Funfetti Dip

National Animal Crackers Day | Funfetti Dip

When anyone would see National Animal Crackers Day on my food holiday list, they always said, without fail, “How in the world do you make animal crackers? Are you actually making animal crackers?” Well, no, I’m not, and I really don’t know how they are done. However, if you want to know how to make homemade… 

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National Cheeseball Day | Party Cheeseball

National Cheeseball Day | Party Cheeseball

I love getting together with friends, especially when the get together is a potluck and everyone brings an appetizer. Finger food is my favorite because it’s easy to nibble on and you can try everyone’s creation without getting too full too fast. You see, I’m 100% that person who tries to eat with her eyes… 

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National Eggs Benedict Day | Eggs Benedict Casserole

National Eggs Benedict Day | Eggs Benedict Casserole

When it comes to breakfast items, I’ll take a good casserole any day of the week. My go-to is a hash brown casserole because you can bring in those veggies and cheeses that you love. Also, hot sauce or ketchup on top. Yum! Like I’ve mentioned many times, a perfect breakfast to me is one… 

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bungalow drinks

Bungalow 23: Cocktail Mixers for Premium Spirits

Bungalow 23 provided me with free product to try and review, but all opinions are my own and no other compensation was received. Whether you go out or have a quiet evening at home, you have those go-to spirits depending on the kind of drink you’re having. I have my favorite vodkas, tequilas, and rums…. 

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National Glazed Spiral Ham Day | Brown Sugar Baked Ham

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day | Brown Sugar Baked Ham

You guys, I had a small crisis the other day. I almost just quit this food holiday challenge. This time, I’m not even exaggerating. I almost left my cart in the middle of aisle 5 and booked it out of the grocery store. Thankfully my husband was there and got me to calm the hell… 

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Creative Loafing Spring Hops Event 2014

Spring Hops: A Rock & Roll Themed Craft Beer Festival (April 19, 2014)

Yesterday I attended the Taste of South Tampa event with my husband and a couple of friends. It was a great time with lots of food, swag to take home, the most delicious tea from China Mist Tea and a number of craft brews. The event made me realize that, although I’m not a huuuuge… 

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National Pecan Day | Sugar Pecans

National Pecan Day | Sugar Pecans

Well, well, well, if it isn’t another National Pecan Day. For the first one, I made Spiced Pecans, courtesy of Alton Brown. We loved that variety so much, we wanted to make another batch slightly different to munch on as a snack. When going through these food holidays, I am forced to eat and cook… 

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