Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Best Breakfast Treat

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Is your family in town yet? Have you hit the road to head to your in-laws? Are you laying low this year? Regardless of your holiday plans, big or small, I've got the perfect breakfast treat for you. Tomorrow is all about food indulgence, right?? My mom used to make these for us each year on our birthday, and they were always our favorite. The beauty of this recipe is you don't have to measure out your ingredients and it's quick and easy leaving oven space for all those yummy casseroles. Enjoy!


12 Canned crescent rolls
12 Marshmallows
Half a stick of butter
Powdered sugar
Vanilla extract

Melt butter in bowl. Mix equal parts cinnamon and sugar in another bowl. Roll out crescent rolls. Dip marshmallow in melted butter and completely coat. Then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture and completely coat. Place coated marshmallow in middle of crescent roll and roll up the edges completely closing the crescent roll into a ball. Make sure all parts are sealed. Dip the bottom in butter and place in greased muffin tin. Repeat the process for all 12 snowballs. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Mix frosting using a small amount of milk and adding powdered sugar and vanilla to taste. You will want it to thicken a little. Let snowballs cool and then drizzle frosting on top and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Favorite Things: Stocking Stuffers

I love opening presents Christmas morning and watching loved ones excitedly tear open the gifts I've so carefully selected for them {fingers crossed everyone loves what they're getting!}. But I have to say I'm a sucker for the stocking! Growing up sometimes the loot in the stocking was better than what was under the tree. Here's what I'd love to see in my stocking this year.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Scenes from the weekend...

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! I don't know if it's the fact I actually got some good rest this weekend or if I'm just thinking about all the deliciousness we'll be enjoying come Thursday, but I'm so excited for the start of this week. We certainly enjoyed a wonderful weekend continuing the birthday celebration for a friend and me Friday night. It was one of those perfect meals that lasted three hours and the conversation was as good as the food. So thankful for friends who are like family! Saturday was such a treat as well. We slept in, cooked breakfast {recipe coming soon!} and stayed in pjs all day playing with the boys. Sunday we celebrated the baptism of our sweet friends' baby girl and then chased our boys around the luncheon following. Crumbled biscuits, spilled drinks and stolen cupcakes later, it was time to head home and take naps. Thankfully I got one too! Now off to plan our Thanksgiving menu. Oh yeah, I decided to cook!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, friends! This was the first week in several that we were all healthy. Finally! So, here's what I'm loving this week.

1. Family pics 
We got our pictures back from our oh so talented friend and photographer, and we could not be more pleased.
I just love all the sweet and crazy moments she captured!
Will share more soon.

2. Thanksgiving
We are not traveling for Thanksgiving and will be enjoying Turkey Day just our little family of four.
I am so torn on what to do foodwise.
Debating whether or not to cook just for us or if we should indulge in the goodness of the buffet at Puckett's.
Anyone else enjoying a small holiday?
What are you cooking??

3. Christmas gifts for the boys
This is the first year George actually understands the concept of Santa Claus and is able to tell us what he wants for Christmas.
There is only one thing on his list though.
A really big drum set, as he says.
Am I crazy for getting him this??
Our house will never be quiet again.

4. Holiday dresses
I'm getting so excited for all the holiday parties and soirees coming up!
Thinking I need a new frock and loving this one!

5. Birthday celebration
Yesterday was the big 3-3 for me, and I shared this pic on Instagram last night.
It cracks me up because it is real life.
Jude literally scarfed down his cupcake in one bite before we could even snap the shot, and George was already asking for a bite of mine!
Life with these two keeps me feeling forever young!

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

3 Easy Soup Hacks

Oh how I love a good hearty soup on a cold day. But so many of said soup recipes call for plenty of chopping, pureeing and simmering, all of which I just don't have time for these days. So luckily I found three soups that satisfy my cravings and take less than five minutes to make. Enjoy!

Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup with
Corn, Cilantro and Feta

Pour soup into pot and add corn.
Let cook on stove over medium heat until bubbling hot.
Dish into bowls and top with feta and cilantro.

Butternut Squash Soup with
Honey Crisp Apple, Pumpkin Cornbread Croutons and Thyme
Pour soup into pot and add thyme.
Let cook on stove over medium heat until bubbling hot.
Dish into bowls and top with croutons and apples.

Tomato Soup with
Pesto, Mascarpone and Gnocchi
Cook gnocchi according to package.
Pour soup into pot.
Let cook on stove over low heat until simmering.
Add in a dollop of mascarpone and pesto and stir until blended.
Dish into bowls and spoon in cooked gnocchi.

And I have to say my honey beer bread is the perfect addition for any of these soups!
So what's your favorite soup recipe??

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?? I'm a big believer in saving Thanksgiving and will not decorate for Christmas until after Turkey Day, but I'm all about some early holiday shopping. I love to shop for others and do believe 'tis better to give than to receive' but certainly have my eye on few things I'm hoping are under the tree for me come Christmas morning.

So what's on your wish list this year?

Scenes from the weekend...

This weekend was the best and just what I needed after eight days of house arrest with my sweet Baby Jude. He was finally on the mend, and I was headed to the lake for a much needed girls weekend. I am so thankful for B and his willingness to just give me the time to myself and spend time bonding time with his boys. Our girls weekend was all about food! We split up each meal into themes and everyone signed up to bring their favorite dishes. I cannot remember the last time I ate so well {or so much!}. There is something so refreshing about getting away, lounging in sweatpants and drinking wine by the fire with your girlfriends. We stuffed ourselves silly and laughed plenty! I made it home in time for some snuggles Sunday afternoon before heading out for my last hurrah of girls weekend. A dinner with friends at my new favorite restaurant. More good food, wine and laughs made for the perfect end to a girls weekend!