Habanero Honey Drumsticks

Habanero Honey Drumsticks - a 1 dish meal.November 24, 2015

Sometimes my cooking gets blah. If I’m in a rut, I tend to serve the same 10 meals over and over again. I don’t even realize I’m doing that until it dawns on me one day that there hasn’t been any excitement at dinnertime lately. No excitement? We can’t have that now, can we?

Just like in marriage, sometimes you need to spice things up in the kitchen too. Thankfully, KC Masterpiece® has a unique line of barbecue sauces to help you go bold with your cooking. So it’s in the spirit of spiciness that I bring you today’s recipe for Habanero Honey Drumsticks. They’ve also got a touch of sweet . . . best of both worlds!

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Pumpkin Apple Walnut Harvest Rice

Pumpkin Apple Walnut Harvest RiceNovember 23, 2015

Last week in Dallas, I attended a Minute® Rice Live Party with some fellow bloggers. It was a Friendsgiving and I had a lot of fun catching up with my bloggy friends. The main attraction, however, was the food. I had the pleasure of sampling a variety of rice dishes but my favorite was the Pumpkin Apple Walnut Harvest Rice. It’s a quick, nutritious and delicious side for your Thanksgiving meal.

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How to Win Thanksgiving

How To Win ThanksgivingNovember 22, 2015

Thanksgiving is only days away, so it’s safe to say that now is the time to start planning your feast. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year, it’s important to try to remain calm and stay organized. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with recipe research, grocery shopping, meal prep, and table decor. It’s best to comb over every little detail with a fine tooth comb so everything stays on track.

Wait. On second thought, scratch everything I just said.

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{Diaper Bag Diaries} Perfect Moments + The Perfect Snack

The Diaper Bag DiariesNovember 20, 2015

Isn’t it sweet how simple moments with your children can make your heart swell? One such moment happened this week and my heart has been extra full because of it.

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Mason Jar Christmas Gifts + Link Party 132

Mason jars make people merry all year long, but they're particularly popular during the holidays. They're perfect for gift giving, crafting, and storage. I bet you know someone special who'd love to receive these mason jar Christmas gifts this year!November 17, 2015

Mason jars make people merry all year long, but they’re particularly popular during the holidays because they’re perfect for gift giving, crafting, and storage. I bet you know someone special who’d love to receive cookies in a jar or homemade peppermint sugar scrub this year! Give the gift of homemade and consider making these mason jar Christmas gifts from participating bloggers.

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5 Surprising Babyproofing Hazards

5 Surprising Babyproofing Hazards - You may have overlooked these important safety precautions for your home and nursery.November 13, 2015

At 15 months old, my little Annabelle is quite the walker, climber, dancer, and rocking horse rider. She is always on her feet and that keeps me on mine. Being a new mom, I had no idea how mobile she would be at this age. It’s a lot of fun and it brings me so much joy to watch her discover things. She’s fast though! I can barely keep up with those little legs most days. Through trial and error and a bit of research, I’ve uncovered a few surprising babyproofing hazards.

Let’s celebrate the mobility of our children with less worry!

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Candy Friendship Bracelets

Edible Candy Friendship Bracelet - A kids craft tutorial with Airheads.November 12, 2015

Back in the 90’s when I was in grade school, friendship bracelets were all the rage. We’d sit around in class after our work was done and braid threads of every imaginable color to make bracelets for our friends and maybe our moms (if she remembered to give ice cream money). Fast forward a couple of decades and I have a very posh little niece who makes them now.

Whether you’ve made them in the past or you have a crafty child at home, I bet you are fond of friendship bracelets too. Well, how do you feel about edible friendship bracelets? Best idea ever, right? Kids everywhere will go nuts for these! Here’s a super simple tutorial for making candy friendship bracelets. Yum! {Read more…}

Inspired Decorating Ideas + Link Party 131

Inspired Decorating IdeasNovember 11, 2015

I’m simply amazed at the inspired decorating ideas from our featured bloggers this week. We’ve got a faux fireplace + faux planked walls, rustic wooden shelves, and an idea for a reading nook. Ever wondered how to decorate over your bed? We’ve got that covered too. Oh the talent! My bloggy friends have it in droves.

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #131, y’all.

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Best Photo Editing Software for Enthusiasts

Best Photo Editing Software for EnthusiastsNovember 10, 2015

Hi, my name is Jennifer Pilgrim and I am a photo-enthusiast. If you’re reading this, you must be one as well. Welcome to the club! I’ll be speaking to you today on behalf of Best Buy and the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan which I have been using for about a year.

I’m here to help you stop wasting time on those free photo editing sites where you can only edit one photo at a time. Let me rescue you from drowning in a sea of unorganized photos and introduce you to the best photo editing software for enthusiasts. This is a safe place. I promise. {Read more…}

Simple Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern-Cornbread-Dressing-Modern-Pilgrim-BlogNovember 8, 2015

Those of us who reside south of the Mason-Dixon take holiday “dressing” pretty seriously. Learning your grandmother’s recipe is a right of passage in the south! If you call up north your home, you may refer to it as “stuffing”. It really doesn’t matter what you call it as long as it’s delicious. Here’s my take on a simple southern cornbread dressing recipe. It’ll have you saying “y’all” at Thanksgiving supper or Christmas dinner.

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