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Silhouette Cameo Giveaway and BLACK FRIDAY Announcement!

Silhouette Cameo Giveaway from dineanddish.net

Enter to win a Silhouette Cameo! Return to Dine & Dish on November 28th for an Exclusive BLACK FRIDAY coupon for Dine & Dish readers from Silhouette America. You won't want to miss it!  Friends!! I'm so excited to share this giveaway with you today because I know over on the Dine & Dish Facebook page so many of you said the Silhouette Cameo is on your holiday wish list! Well, this week I have a fantastic giveaway for you to enter to win a Silhouette Cameo AND I have an announcement about a HUGE Black Friday deal for Dine & Dish readers from Silhouette America! … [Continue reading]

Be Festive! {Recipe: Deck the Halls Biscotti}

Deck the Halls Biscotti from www.dineanddish.net

I just read something that says there are 35 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? I'm going to continue focusing on Thanksgiving until next Friday, then it's going to be all Christmas all the time around our house. It's my absolute favorite holiday and I can't wait! For the first time ever I've already bought a couple of Christmas presents. I took advantage of the Erin Condren 50% off sale the other day and got my kids teachers some personalized desk pads. I thought that was a really great gift but wanted to add a little more.  … [Continue reading]

Eggnog Love {Recipe: Eggnog Cheesecake Bars}

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars from dineanddish.net

I’m honored to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemaker Community, where I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to bring you family friendly recipes using common ingredients found in your pantry!  Is it too soon in the holiday season to talk eggnog? Because I'm not trying to rush past Thanksgiving by any means, but eggnog season is just soooo short, and I kind of love it. I really want to stretch it out as long as possible. Are you an eggnog fan? For me, I usually buy one carton of eggnog a year to drink and that tides me over, but oh how I love to bake and cook with eggnog. As soon as eggnog hits the store shelves, I'm buying it and adding it to pancakes, cookies, bread, coffee, etc. Eggnog adds such wonderful flavor to so many recipes! … [Continue reading]

Connect Through Reading {Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway!}

Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway as part of www.dineanddish.net 7 years of blogging celebration!

Book reviews of  Eleanor & Park, Looking for Alaska, Go Ask Alice, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Tell the Wolves I'm Home and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Plus, as part of the Dine & Dish 7 Year Blogging Celebration, I'm giving away a fabulous Kindle Paperwhite!  Friends, I'm so excited for today because as part of the Dine & Dish 7 Years of Blogging Celebration, I'm giving away one of my absolute favorite things, ever! I've written about how much I love my Kindle Paperwhite compared to the other e-readers I've tried. You can read all about that here. Before we start the giveaway though, I have some Connect Through Reading updates for you. It's the time of year I like to hunker down and read as much as possible, so I have a lot of book updates to share with you today! Remember, let's follow each other on Goodreads so we can stay up to date on sharing our favorite book recommendations! … [Continue reading]

Food is Love {Recipe: Italian Cheese Bread}

Italian Cheese Bread from www.dineanddish.net

 A warm and cheesy loaf of Italian Cheese Bread would be a great way to give the gift of dairy to friends and neighbors this holiday season. Thanks to Midwest Dairy for sponsoring this recipe.  I've eluded to the fact that I was married before in this post...let's just get that out of the way. Long story short, we were super young, straight out of college, got married and things ended shortly before our 2nd anniversary. All in all, the marriage and subsequent divorce was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I certainly would not be the person I am today without having that life experience. I'll maybe write about that someday, but for now, I needed to share that little tidbit of info with you as it is the missing piece in the post I'm sharing today. Today I want to talk about food...and how food, and the gift of food, is love. Every relationship, whether it is a friendship, a marriage, a first love, family, etc. changes who you are. Each person you are close with becomes a little piece of you and who you become. Whether good or bad, it's something that can't be denied. This is the case with my former family... … [Continue reading]