Easy Chocolate Fondue

Easy Chocolate Fondue - Who says you need a fancy pot to have a fondue party?! | Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Who loves chocolate?!?!

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Rosemary Sea Salt – Quick Hostess or Neighbor Gift

A quick and delicious recipe for Rosemary Sea Salt that makes a great holiday hostess gift!

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Hey y’all! It’s Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again today. Raise your hand if you love to give hostess gifts. Raise your hand again if you love to receive hostess gifts! Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, but my mom always taught me you should never show up at a party empty handed.

You can bring some flowers, text the host (if you know them) and ask if you can bring a dish, drink or dessert, bring a bag of ice (parties almost always need more ice), bring a bottle of wine (or here in Colorado it’s a 6 pack of craft beer), or make a little something for your hostess, but it’s always special to be on the receiving end of a hostess gift. (It’s special to give them too. I get really excited about giving hostess gifts!)

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Honey Roasted Whole Carrots

Honey Roasted Whole Carrots are the perfect accompaniment for any weeknight meal. Carrots are tossed in olive oil and honey, then dusted with cayenne pepper for a delightful sweet-spicy kick.

Honey Roasted Whole Carrots are the perfect accompaniment for any weeknight meal. Carrots are tossed in olive oil and honey, then dusted with cayenne pepper for a delightful sweet-spicy kick. #sidedish #carrots #cayenne #weeknightside

Carrots were one of my favorite snacks as a kid, and I could easily take down a bag of baby carrots in one sitting because they were so darn good.

Then my sister discovered she was allergic — highly allergic — to carrots… and we all stopped eating them in her presence.

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Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball

Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball - a perfect holiday appetizer | Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Thanksgiving is probably the only holiday I can think of where appetizers are never really needed.

I mean, think about it. If you’re part of the Feast Cooking Team, you’re “tasting” all day, to the point where you can barely eat a full plate come dinner time. And, if you’re on the Football & Beer Crew, you’re most likely sneaking in the kitchen during refills and swiping any bites you can, leaving no need for a table of nibbles to keep you satisfied until dinner is ready.

In the case of this Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball, though…you may want to just have it in the kitchen to curb your turkey- or yam-snacking. I promise, you’ll still be hungry for stuffing later!

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