A Viritual Tea Date and Chocolate Toffee Cookies

These Chocolate Toffee Cookies are the perfect treat for any day, season, reason, or just because, made with Heath English Toffee Bits.

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Growing up, people said I made friends easily. I had no problem complimenting others, and of course I loved to hear those compliments in return. I’d say my love language was (and is) acts of service and words of affirmation. I loved to give, and I loved to receive. Having friends was important to me, and reaching out and telling people good things about themselves seemed like an easy way to it. But that was years ago, when the word “friendship” meant feeling loved, accepted, being in the inner circle and invited over after school, sitting together at lunch. Now that I’m grown, I still like to meet people and find things that I love about them, and give compliments. I love to invite them to my home for dinner (which is almost like giving a gift), get to know them, and dig deeper, getting to know how special they are.

Too busy to connect?

I know we’re all busy people, we’ll never have time to make time for everyone, and this is a frustration for me. So when I think of those people who mean the world to me, who I truly connect with, I try to do something. Especially when it’s been a long time.

Reminiscing Pumpkin Season with Apple Pumpkin Cupcakes

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These Apple Pumpkin Cupcakes are a scrumptious harvest treat; optional to serve as muffins with no frosting! Have I told you how much I love pumpkin season? Pumpkins are popping up in recipes all over, and today I’m sharing delicious Apple Pumpkin Cupcakes, fun for a party or a tasty...

When the Night Stays with You and Golden Rice Salad

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If you’re a potoatoe salad lover, you’ll love this delicous salad with similar ingredients:  Golden Rice Salad. Do you ever have people over for dinner, and the night stays with you for days? A few weeks ago this happened to me, after hosting a few people in our backyard,...

Setting a Family Dinner Table with Mini Chicken Taco Boats and Jalapeño Greek Yogurt Dip

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These Mini Chicken Taco Boats and Jalapeño Greek Yogurt Dip are a delicious meal for family night, quick and easy to prepare! This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. We couldn’t be happier that “fall is in the air,” because it means that eating outside just gets a little...

Happy October with Squash Ribbon Pasta with Salmon Herb Cream Sauce

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This 30-minute meal, Squash Ribbon Pasta with Salmon Herb Cream Sauce, is a delightful fresh pasta dish made with end-of-summer squash! Happy October, Friends! I do love the month of October so much, I cannot wait for so many things … like wearing boots, eating apples, hosting dinner parties...