Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies

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This post is sponsored and written in behalf of McCormicks and MomitForward.  All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is the best time for baking, right?  Every Autumn I find myself itching to bake all sorts of yummy things, and lots of times after hours of making a huge mess and following elaborate instructions, I end up with a yucky disaster.  I was sent a whole bunch of McCormick  extracts and spices to play with.  But this time I wanted to make … [Read more...]

15 Best Projects of 2012

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2012 has been a very, VERY weird year.  Some things were great and some things you couldn't pay me a trillion dollars to go through again.  I'm actually glad to see it go because I feel like it was mostly a very difficult year.  I have realistic expectations for 2013--I will accomplish some goals, I will fail at others.  Some things will be really good, most things will end up mediocre.  And unfortunately, some things will be sad. But one thing … [Read more...]

Make the Perfect Crescent Roll (Recipe)

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  What is on your Christmas dinner menu?  Have you started planning it yet?  Whether you have ham or turkey or something else altogether, every dinner is made better by serving a crescent roll with it. I really want to share my grandma's crescent roll recipe because it is my personal favorite.  But I'm worried that my relatives will come after me with torch and pitchfork in hand ready to write me out of the will for sharing the secret … [Read more...]

How to fake homemade gravy (and a giveaway)

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Thanksgiving is this Thursday! I can't believe how fast it came. Are you stressed out yet? There's so much to cook on Thanksgiving! You got the turkey in the oven, the potatoes boiling, the stuffing cooking, the rolls baking. Gravy is really the last thing you want to worry about and besides, it's very easy to mess it up. Well guess what? You can fake homemade gravy and it's a cinch. I tried out these gravy packets from Mccormick. I've had … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Up Zucchini


It's Harvest Time.  And if you grew zucchini this year, you just might be getting bombarded with tons and tons of it.  Wondering for some new ways to use that zucchini?  Here are 10 recipes to try... I love the shape of these cute little zucchini pecan cakes @ The Urban Baker (and that frosting looks delish!) I'm dying over this zucchini bruschetta @ The Purple Foodie.  Gotta try this!! You must have tried zucchini bread already right? … [Read more...]

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies with A Little Tipsy

I am excited to be here on Honeybear Lane! Heidi is great, right?! I am so happy to visit while she is enjoying her sweet bundle! Hi, I'm Michelle from... I love to share creative projects that can be done on a time and money budget. I also host a weekly DIY Under $5 party. I love Nutella, despise all things cherry and refuse to accept that popcorn is not a meal.But, enough about me, holiday treats.Last year, I was invited to a cookie exchange, … [Read more...]

French Breakfast Muffins

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I was in the baking mood on Saturday morning.  I decided to try out this recipe I'd seen on French Breakfast Muffins The recipe is originally from this site Velvet Lava, but here it is again: 1/3 c. butter, melted 1/2 c. sugar 1 egg (preferably room temperature) 1 1/2 c. AP flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 c. milk Topping 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. butter, melted 1 tsp. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Jamba Juice

Don't forget to enter the Mama Stellato giveaway HERE**************  Today's dilemma: You have rapidly-browning bananas, but you're on a diet (meaning no delicious banana bread!)  What to do with those bananas?   I have had a total of 13 jobs in my life, from the ages of 15 to 23.  One of the best jobs I had was working at Jamba Juice in high school.  The best part was that I memorized all the recipes and still remember … [Read more...]