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3 Fun Gifts For Wine Lovers, from BigMouth Inc!

We are only 7 weeks away from the beginning of holiday party season! That’s right, I said it…SEVEN WEEKS AWAY! With the beautiful weather hanging on and Mother Nature being so kind with her warm temps, it’s hard to believe the snow will soon be flying here in the Midwest! Every year, Chris & I are like kids in a candy store waiting for our favorite holiday party of the year. It’s a hilariously fun cocktail party and white elephant gift exchange that my sister-in-law has been hosting for over…

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Fall Recipe: Spiced Brandy Apple Hand Pies

It’s Fall ya’ll, and a favorite fall activity here in the Midwest is apple picking! My parents used to have a huge yard full of apple trees, and I just loved picking apples with my family there. It was so fun! There’s truly nothing like garden-to-table eating, and growing your own food. Did you know that you can freeze your extra apples? I learned this from my mom back in the apple tree days, when we always had apples coming out our ears. I still do it today when I…

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Diet-Friendly Fall Cocktail Recipe: The McIntosh Mule

Fall is here, and I’ve been having some fun experimenting with some yummy Fall recipes, including cocktails (of course)! We always think of pumpkins when we think Fall…and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pumpkin EVERYTHING…but not so much in my cocktails. Apples are another Fall favorite, and luckily, they go perfect in beverages! Here is my Fall spin on the Moscow Mule…The McIntosh Mule, an apple-infused, diet-friendly drink made with zero-calorie Cascade Ice Sparkling Water. Have you tried Cascade Ice? I love it because it’s free of unnecessary and unhealthy…

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My Money Saving Meal Plan Ebook Will Save You 75% On Your Next Grocery Bill!

  I’m thrilled to share with you the launch of my cookbook 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners. If you are looking for money saving meal plans, be sure to check this out. I just know it’s going to save you and your family BOAT LOADS of money on next month’s grocery bill! Following this plan actually reduced our family’s grocery bill by around 75%…can you say, “LIFE CHANGING”?! This simple and enjoyable cookbook is a spin-off of my popular money-saving-meal plan blog posts. This 30 day meal plan ebook gives…

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6 Healthy Home-Made Salad Dressings

Ever look at the label on your store-bought salad dressing, only to be left with your head spinning as you try to pronounce all those scary sounding chemicals? Me too. In my frugal kitchen, there are times when I reach for pre-made convenience items, but whenever it’s possible, I love to make things completely from scratch. They taste better, they’re better for you, and they usually cost less! From creamy dressings, to vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing basics. Keep reading for 6 delicious and simple salad dressing recipes! Psst…they’re…

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Host a Wine Tasting Party With Les Dauphins Wines

I’m always excited to try new wines, but I was especially excited to open the most recent box that arrived on my doorstep from Les Dauphins. The bottles!! The lovely, antique-looking, gorgeous bottles!! The first thing I noticed about these bottles was the beautiful, vintage-inspired labels that look – even in real life – like they came straight out of an Instagram filter. We had a fun family weekend planned, so I saved the trio – a red wine, a white wine, and a rosé – for a fun tasting…

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The Complete Wild Game Cookbook
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The Complete Wild Game Cookbook

Do you have an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, or hunter on your Christmas list this year? Do they also enjoy spending time in the kitchen? Then The Complete Wild Game Cookbook by award-winning chef and author, Jean-Paul Grappe, is the perfect gift! And when I say “COMPLETE” Wild Game Cookbook, it is no exaggeration. My 76-year-old dad, an award-winning fisherman and life-long hunter, describes this book as, “The most in-depth wild game book I’ve ever seen. It has every specie of wild game you can imagine…bear, squirrel, shark, seal, and the…

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150 Best Spiralizer Recipes
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150 Best Spiralizer Recipes

With the popularity of the paleo diet, healthier lifestyles, and “zoodles” (noodle substitutes made from zucchini), spiralizers and other spiral veggie cutters are all the rage…and with good reason! They’re a fun and yummy way to get more vegetables into your family’s diet! I’m so excited that someone finally created a guide book for all those fun, healthy, spiral-cut kitchen creations. It’s called 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes, and it’s a great stocking stuffer idea for health-conscious cooks this Christmas. There are recipes for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and low carbohydrate diets…

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175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics
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175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics

Fall is here! My favorite season! It means cool weather, football, boots with leggings…and my crockpot! I’m excited to share with you a fun crockpot cookbook that I recently received, called 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson. It is filled with really beautiful food photos and wonderful, classic recipes. A LOT of cookbooks come across my desk, but I was blown away by the photography in this book. And there are LOTS of photos, which I appreciate. I could easily spend an evening looking at the pictures while…

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Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic
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Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic

Fall is here! It’s my favorite time of year! This is the time of year when I start using my crockpot almost daily. That’s why I am so excited about this great cook book, Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic! The beloved Fix-It and Forget-It series has sold nearly 11 million copies, giving home cooks around the world exactly what they crave—recipes for delicious, satisfying meals that anyone can make with simple ingredients and minimal preparation time. Who doesn’t love being able to serve their family a wholesome dinner (and…

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