Orange Pina Colada Spritzer

Orange Pina Colada Spritzer - don't give in to fall just yet! | Get the recipe on!

Have you ever stared into your pantry blankly? I don’t mean that zombie stare you get when you’re starving, but are too lazy to make anything.

I mean the one where you want to have something different and interesting, and your brain is trying to pair the half-empty bag of chocolate chips with that forgotten jar of roasted red peppers and the last package of strawberry Pop-Tarts that no one touched because some jerk squeezed the pouch until the tarts broke to bits.

This Orange Pina Colada Spritzer is a little bit like that. Borne from a craving for something I’d never heard of but desperately wanted when the name popped into my head. [Read more…]

Pink Marshmallow Pops!


This recipe is so fun, and so cute, it could be made for so many events. Brunch, baby showers, wedding showers, birthday parties, or so many other ideas!

They are so easy. I made these for Easter brunch, so I used pastel sprinkles. I found the dot sprinkles at Michael’s Craft store. I also grabbed some sucker sticks at Michaels, and some pink and white candy disks that melt.

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Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Parmesan Pretzel Bites // @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

I have a thing for pretzels.

It’s been a part of my life since I was a kid. We’d visit my family in Pennsylvania once a year, and when there, we always inevitably ended up at the mall, which prominently featured an Auntie Annie’s, my favorite mall food snack.

Back then, we didn’t have an Auntie Annie’s in Memphis, so it was a special treat.

And my pretzel obsession grew. I’m partial to their Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzels, though I love a good savory pretzel every once in a while, too. [Read more…]

Maple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing in Baked Apples

Maple Stuffing in Apples

I love stuffing. It might be the best part of Thanksgiving. Especially if it is sausage stuffing. Maples sausage. Cornbread stuffing. With apples. The options are endless! But that is my favorite. I was putting together a Friendsgiving and wanted to put together mini bites for the event so there could be a lot of mingling and chatting. Not so much a sit down dinner.

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