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If you love dark chocolate and dark beer or even chocolaty beer, then you'll probably love this cake!
Chocolate (preferably dark). Beer (preferably dark). Chocolate and beer (preferably dark) together? I know some people for whom this flavor combination causes taste bud bliss so I was pretty excited when I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake. It’s in a book I am going to bake my way through called Naked Cakes. I’m …
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When you’re eating chips or veggies with dip are you ever accused of double dipping? The HORROR! Two friends of mine totally come unhinged if anybody (typically me) ‘allegedly’ double dips. It’s so stupid because here’s the thing. The chip breaks off before it hits my lips and I’m not dipping a slobbery chip or …
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Holiday Punch, anyone? This is a winner and works for lots of different holidays. Cheer! #holidaypunch #pomegranate punch
This easy holiday punch is made with infused simple syrup, Prosecco, pomegranate juice, and orange liqueur.
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Since I already had a Gingerbread Fail this year, I'm not going to make any more. I do have some gingerbread inspiration to share with you on the blog, though! 
#gingerbread #gingerbreadinspiration #gingerbreadhouse
Here's a little gingerbread house inspiration for you to make your own for the season.
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Pretty interesting information here about salt and spices in your baking.
The importance of salt and spices in baking, their uses and how they interact with each other, what pairs with what and how much to use.
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Kahlua cake is a holiday staple for us, but it's fantastic all year 'round. This cake is pretty much chocolate cake perfection.
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Here's my family's Wonton Soup recipe for you to make for Chinese New Year on Monday! :)
Wonton soup is a terrific soup to make to celebrate Chinese New Year.
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Feeling healthy? These will help. :)

Green drinks are excellent for your health and are fantastically delicious. Both recipes here are green drinks. One is a juice and the other is a smoothie.
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Here's a really fun and simple last-minute gift idea. I think it makes good sense to make a few of these to have on hand when you need a gift in a pinch. #barinajar #diygifts #lastminutegifts  
Bar in a Jar is the perfect solution to a quick, fun and economical gift for any season or occasion. Base it on a theme and get creative!
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Still a reader favorite, this Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub is a really wonderful scrub and it's very easy to make. Enjoy!
http://saltlicklessons.com/eucalyptus+sugar-scrub/ #sugarscrub 
You can purchase a sugar scrub but making one takes no time at all and costs very little. You need only a few ingredients--we used only three!
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Here are some fantastic buffalo plaid gift tags to print.
 
Buffalo Check Free Printable Gift Tags

http://www.kleinworthco.com/2015/12/buffalo-check-free-printable-gift-tags.html

These Buffalo Check Free Printable Gift Tags will have all your Christmas gifts looking gorgeous. No need to buy, just print, snip & give – it’s easy!

#buffalocheck #freeprintables #printablegifttags #Christmasgifts
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