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Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake

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This Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake is one of the most refreshing and decadent cheesecakes I’ve ever had. I am a huge cheesecake lover, but this one tops the charts! The lemon flavored cheesecake is topped with fresh raspberries and drizzled with a lemon raspberry glaze that’s just to die for. The freshness of the lemon flavoring and the raspberries almost makes it taste (do I dare say?) healthy! It’s definitely not healthy, but the raspberries on top makes me feel a little bit better! 🙂

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It’s absolutely perfect for a sweet addition to a springtime brunch or after dinner dessert. And if you are hosting a Valentine’s day brunch or making a romantic meal at home, this is the perfect festive dessert to serve to your honey! I can guarantee you that this will be making an appearance at our Valentine’s Day festivities this year! Plus it is pretty simple to make and just looks absolutely GORGEOUS and so professional that people will be “oohing and ahhing” all day long! Keep Reading!

Cinnamon-filled King Cake

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With Mardi Gras right around the corner, it’s time to bring out all of our favorite Creole and Cajun recipes! Of course, my favorite dish at any party is dessert, so my mind goes straight to a traditional King Cake, which is the perfect way to top off any Mardi Gras celebration!

This coffee-cake like confection is a popular custom and is adorned in purple, green, and gold sprinkles and shaped like a ring. Traditionally, the King Cake started off as a simple ring of dough, but has since evolved to include a variety of different fillings. Each cake has a tiny plastic or porcelain baby hidden inside and the person who gets the slice with the baby in it hosts the next party! Of course, I am always scoping out the cake looking for the baby! Any excuse to host a party is always welcome! Keep Reading!

A Classic Moscow Mule

One of my favorite cocktails of all time is a good ol’ Moscow Mule. It’s a total classic! They are super simple to make, yet taste like a craft cocktail that a mixologist labored over forever!

How to make a moscow mule

Besides the absolutely delicious taste, my favorite part of a Moscow Mule is that it only requires a couple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, so you can quickly mix one up for a last minute guest. It is always fun to offer something a little bit more special than a bottle of beer or glass of wine, and this is the perfect beverage to have ready in your back pocket.

And of course, no Moscow Mule is complete without the signature copper mug! The cold mug brings a sense of formality and authenticity to the cocktail that I swear makes it taste like 10 times better! I have been eyeing these mugs for a year now, and my boyfriend’s mother just got me a beautiful set of hammered copper mugs for Christmas, and I am OBSESSED! (Thank you again!! 🙂 ) Literally obsessed! Now that I own these little gems, you can bet we will be making Moscow Mules at our house regularly! Keep Reading!

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

With the New Year in full swing, we are all trying to be a little bit healthier. However, if you’re like me and Mexican food is one of your favorite cuisines and guilty pleasures, this can be a little bit trickier! So! I am on a mission to make as many different Mexican recipes as possible “healthy” this year! We are starting with this absolutely delicious Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash.

Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash

If you haven’t cooked with spaghetti squash much, you are in for a treat! It takes a little bit of time to bake the squash, but it absorbs the flavors of the spices that you are cooking with, so it’s super easy to incorporate into your family’s favorite dishes and you (or your kids!) won’t even know you are eating squash!

The enchilada sauce, paired with the taco seasoning, cheese, and vegetables poured over the spaghetti squash tastes just like your favorite enchilada without the guilt of all the tortillas and carbs! This is one of my favorite dinners to make and always leaves for great lunch leftovers the next day!

Check out our quick video tutorial, and I am sure this will quickly become a family favorite!

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How to Properly Set a Table

Setting the table is usually the last item on the to-do list when hosting a dinner party. If you’re like me, you’re probably more focused on making sure that the meal comes out perfectly and on time rather than on the table. However, when you go to set it last minute, it becomes a hurried and stressful event trying to figure out the correct placement of each fork or spoon.

Avoid the stress and the guess work of which side the bread plate goes on and check out our handy guide for setting a proper table!

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