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New Year, New You: Being Happy & Healthy in 2015!

I've been concentrating on being happier and healthier in 2014 -- and in 2015 I'm committed to be even better at it. I've been inspired by so many of you who have made the same resolutions for 2015! In 2015, it's time for a new year - and a new you! To help us all get inspired, I'm kicking off a weekly feature called "new year, new you!" It'll be a positive place for all of us to share ideas … [Read more...]

Individual Italian Seven-Layer Dip – Favorite NYE Recipe!

One of my favorite New Year's Eve recipes is Italian Seven-Layer Dip! This year, I decided to mix it up a bit and make individual dip servings (large ones!) in glasses - wide enough for dipping. I love the look because you can see the individual layers as you dip ... no more scooping it out and mixing the layers (#insignificanthostessproblems LOL). And here's the recipe! … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers!

It's time to plan your New Year's Eve get-together, even if it's just getting your family together! These new year's eve appetizers ideas will make your prep easy and fast ... so get inspired with these 16 easy New Year's Eve appetizers! Bacon & Cheddar Bites @ With a Blast  Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Porcupine "Meatballs" @ Happy Food, Healthy Life  Barbecue Chicken French Bread @ … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holiday: Mexican Pinwheels

Hello, TT&J readers! My name is Emily from is this REALLY my life? and I am honored to be included in this year's Tatertots & Jello holiday feature. To be honest, I pinch myself every time I'm invited to participate (not too hard because I bruise easily) and every time I find I'm not dreaming. It may all sound a bit dramatic but I think Jen is that awesome and guest posting on TT&J … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Recipe: Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark!

Thanks to Betty Crocker, I have gotten to try a few fun "Christmas Cookies with Kids" recipes this holiday season - and I am sharing my favorites with you! This time we tried the Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark! I think it's called "bark" because it's like broken-up cookies, but regardless, the recipe is yummy and we had a great time making it.   I like finding recipes that kids … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Christmas Breakfast & Brunch Recipes!

Christmas breakfast with the family is one of our favorite traditions. I was so excited this weekend to find these great ideas ... ... 25 Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes! Yum! Read on and get inspired for your own family get-togethers: Mixed Berry Breakfast Cups @ Simply Stacie   Ham, Egg, and Cheese Monkey Bread @ The Seasoned Mom Easy Almond Danish @ Modern Christian … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Bisquick Cookies!

One of my favorite things about the holidays are cookies! And when Bisquick invited me to participate in their Make-Ahead Holiday, my awesome neighbor and I coordinated to bring you this yummy double-chocolate Bisquick cookie recipe! You'll love these double chocolate cookies!     They're amazingly decadent and perfect for neighbor gifts, parties and just for your … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Pecan Caramel Turtles

I'm Ruthie from Cooking with Ruthie.com and I just LOVE Jen so much~ she's such an amazing person, as you all know! I'm so thrilled to be here at TT&J for the Happy Holidays Event. I've brought a simple to make holiday classic with me... Pecan Caramel Turtles. Oh my goodness. They're wonderful and will please everyone on your 'nice' list this year. Pecan Caramel Turtles   Save … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Quick and Hearty Dinner Recipes!

It's cooler outside and it's time for something warm for dinner! I'm ready for some great dinner ideas, so ... I'm excited to share these 20 quick and hearty dinner recipes from the awesome links this week! Enjoy and bon apetit! Crock-Pot Lemon Roasted Chicken @ Practical Stewardship   Twice Baked Potato Casserole @ Lil' Luna  Crockpot BBQ Meatballs @ Today's Creative Blog Baked … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 22 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas!

November's just around the corner, and it's time to start planning for Thanksgiving! To whet your appetite, I'm so excited to feature these great Thanksgiving ideas -- 22 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas! Stuffing Thanksgiving Printable @ Nest of Posies  Wheat Bundle Centerpiece @ Uncommon Designs  Gold Tipped Cork Leaf Wreath @ Shaken Together  Elegant Pumpkin Succulent Planter @ Tidy Mom  … [Read more...]