Hallmark: When The Neighborhood Grows Up

Hallmark Halloween Decorations on dineanddish.net

Watching our neighborhood grow up… a Hallmark Life is a Special Occasion Post. Maybe it’s because the oldest “kid” on our block left us for college this year… Or that my son no longer wants to dress up for Halloween… Or that our group of “kids” at our annual Halloween “Boo in the Bubble” neighborhood party…

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Halloween Party Idea – Frankenguac

Frankenguac Halloween Party Recipe from dineanddish.net

A fun Halloween Party Idea using fresh California Avocados to make a quirky and cute guacamole dip shaped like Frankenstein. Meet Frankenguac! Friends… if you know me at all you know I am not cutesy or crafty or “kid food” creative at all. In fact I used to be the food editor for a kid’s…

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#ThisIs40 Week 4 in Photos

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Hey all! Before I get into my #ThisIs40 Week 4 in Photos, I wanted to tell you about a new project I’ve started. So many people contact me each week for advice on writing, so I thought I’d share my free “writing workouts” with those interested. Head over to the new inspiredPrompts page on Dine…

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Huge Kraft Foods Halloween Goodies Giveaway

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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!  Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? It is just a few weeks away, which means it’s almost time for our…

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Happiness Report #19 – Happiness Hodgepodge

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Happy November! I feel like I say this with each passing month, but November already? Really? Raise your hand if you think that seems impossible! My heart has been heavy this week as I think of you all on the East Coast who have gone through so much. The pictures, stories, accounts… they all seem…

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Blame It On Pinterest {Recipe: Millie’s White Cupcakes}

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Pin It I’m going to blame it on Pinterest… You know the feeling that what you are doing just isn’t adequate? That feeling. This Halloween, that feeling is thanks to Pinterest. I volunteered to make the snack for my son’s 4th grade Halloween party. I’m a simple gal when it comes to baking and treats….

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Cinnamonster Rice Krispies Treat Snack Mix & $100 Gift Card Giveaway

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This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the $100 gift card is Laura from the blog Trains and Tutus. Congrats to Laura and thank you to all who entered! October is here, which means it’s time for another post about Team Kansas City’s Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memory Challenge! This months challenge was to…

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Video: Kraft Foods Big Fork Little Fork iPad App

Big Fork Little Fork is a new Apple iPad application by Kraft Foods designed to get kids engaged and excited about food and spending time in the kitchen. Since I have a couple of growing foodies in my home, I was excited when Kraft contacted me to see if I’d have an interest in being…

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