National Raspberry Cake Day | Raspberry Blueberry Cake

National Raspberry Cake Day | Raspberry Blueberry Cake

Blueberries are like the fruit that keeps on giving, at least in my house. Those fresh picked blueberries from the Georgia farm have been used in so many things, including this Raspberry Blueberry Cake for National Raspberry Cake Day. I love the fruits of summer and happen to think that a light cake with these… 

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National Cheesecake Day | Zia Donata's Ricotta Cheesecake

National Cheesecake Day | Zia Donata’s Ricotta Cheesecake

Do you all remember my experience at HSN for the 24-hour #HSNCooks event? I had the pleasure of sitting down with Curtis Stone, Donatella Arpaia, Scott Conant, Lorena Garcia, Ming Tsai, Kelsey Nixon, and Jessica Seinfeld. Read recaps here: Part 1 and Part 2. Well lucky me that both Curtis and Donatella were a part… 

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National Lasagna Day | Short Rib Lasagna Roll Up

National Lasagna Day | Short Rib Lasagna Roll Up

You all know I love pasta, right? Anything with pasta, be it lasagna, pesto pasta, penne a la vodka, I love it all. It’s a total weakness of mine for if there is pasta on the menu, there’s a 90% change that I’ll order it. Today is awesome because today is National Lasagna Day and… 

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National Crème Brûlée Day | Crème Brûlée French Toast

National Crème Brûlée Day | Crème Brûlée French Toast

Happy National Crème Brûlée Day! Yesterday was my first wedding anniversary, (and today is the day we had our outdoor wedding for extended family and friends), and the whole weekend has been fantastic! I started the day by making potatoes and Crème Brûlée French Toast for breakfast, thanks to Smitten Kitchen for the inspiration, and then we lounged… 

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Coq Au Vin & Other French Recipes | Happy Birthday Julia Child!

Coq Au Vin & Other French Recipes | Happy Birthday Julia Child!

This is a sponsored post with Foodie.com, but my celebration of Julia Child’s birthday is all my own. Julia Child’s birthday is coming up (August 15), and so I thought I’d celebrate early by dedicating this Foodie.com post to her. Julia Child is known for a great many dishes, some of which include Boeuf Bourguignon… 

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National Coffee Milkshake Day | Copycat Dunkin' Donuts Frapp

National Coffee Milkshake Day | Copycat Dunkin’ Donuts Frapp

Okay, so Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t have frappuccinos. But, if they did, it would taste like this. Dunkin’ Donuts > Starbucks, by the way. So this drink was made by my husband and if he wasn’t already in like flint with my family, this drink would’ve done it, at least where my mom is concerned. That’s… 

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Our First Wedding Anniversary | Food Recap

They say time will go by so fast, that the first year of marriage is ridiculously quick to pass. Well, I will say that time always seems to pass fast anyway, but this year of marriage even more so. What ‘they’ say is true. This year has been wonderful. Not much has changed — we… 

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National Hot Fudge Sundae Day | Funfetti Fudge Sundae

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day | Funfetti Fudge Sundae

So a week or so ago, I read my friend Krystal’s blog post where she made movie snacks, one of which was a sundae (of sorts). She used orange sherbet and topped with Magic Shell’s Rainbow Sherbet flavor and even some sour Mike & Ike candies. In a word, it looked DELICIOUS. I love rainbow… 

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National Tequila Day | Tequila Sunrise

National Tequila Day | Tequila Sunrise

National Tequila Day | Tequila Sunrise   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: The Foodie Patootie Recipe type: Drinks Serves: 1 Ingredients 1.5 ounce tequila ¾ ounce orange juice 1.5 ounce grenadine Instructions Stir the tequila and orange juice together. Fill glass with ice, pour in tequila orange juice mix…. 

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National Hot Dog Day | Sonoran Hot Dogs

National Hot Dog Day | Sonoran Hot Dogs

Ah, National Hot Dog Day. A food holiday I started planning, or rather, thinking about since the very beginning of this thing. I know it’s unknown what exactly goes into hot dogs, but I think it’s safe to say that I love it. Ballpark dogs, grilled, boiled – I play even and love them all…. 

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Lifeway Kefir Summer Fruit Smoothie #shop #KefirCreations

Lifeway Kefir Summer Fruit Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KefirCreations Do you realize how good dairy can be for you? I kind of knew, but I hate yogurt. I would force myself to eat it because of the probiotics, but I would really rather not. Enter: Lifeway Kefir… 

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