Huge Baby Giveaway and A Recipe

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I just wanted to let you guys know about a few things I’m participating in that are happening this week. First off I’m joining the awesome ladies over at I Candy Handmade for a fabulous DIY Babies series. I’ll be guest posting later in the series but I’m giving away a 30$ gift card for my shop as a part of their humungo baby giveaway. Make sure to swing by to enter all of this awesomeness. And while you’re there make sure you check out all the fantastic DIY baby posts!

Delicious Summer Dip that won't kill your diet at Rae Gun Ramblings

Second I shared a yummy healthy dip recipe over at Whatever Dee Dee Wants this Wednesday as a part of her Recipe Round Up series. So hop over and get the recipe for this yummy Cowboy Caviar. and see other awesome recipes.

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Dauntless Chocolate Cake Recipe and Free Divergent Quote Printables

 Celebrate Divergent with a recipe and free printables for Dauntless Chocolate Cake at Rae Gun Ramblings

Eep we are just over a month away from the Divergent movie. I’m not shy about my reservations about the quality, casting, etc. but, this is one of my favorite books EVER, so I can’t help but be excited right? In the book there are a bunch of references to the chocolate cake that they have in the Dauntless faction. So I thought what could be better than giving your fellow movie goers a slice of the delicious concoction along with a few cake related quotes. So today I have a Dauntless Chocolate Cake Recipe and Free Quote Printable.

Dauntless Chocolate Cake Recipe and Printable. Super easy and yummy chocolate cake recipe great for Divergent fans and non-readers alike at Rae Gun Ramblings

Every time the cake is referenced it sounds delicious. It’s a solution to sadness. It’s the type of food that you eat to try to cheer yourself or your friends up so I wanted something that was really delicious. When I was thinking of delicious chocolate cakes two popped to mind, my Skor Cake and my Texas Sheet Cake. I decided to allow them to mate and low and behold we have the killer, super rich, super yummy Dauntless Chocolate Cake.

Easy and delicious super rich chocolate cake recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix and everything it calls for (i.e. eggs, oil, water, etc.) I like Duncan Heinz Devils Food Cake
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 pound  Powdered Sugar

Perfect chocolate cake recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

Directions

  1. Prepared cake according to box directions. I like to over whip mine for an extra light and fluffy cake. Bake.
  2. When done baking use a tooth pick to poke holes all over the cake.
  3. Pour the whole can of sweetened condensed milk all over the cake.
  4. Allow to soak in about 20 minutes.
  5. Make icing by combining butter and cocoa over in a sauce pan over medium heat until butter is fully melted. Remove from heat whisk in the remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour on top of cake using the back of a spoon to spread evenly.
  7. Allow frosting to set before cutting.

 Great Divergent fan recipe and quote printable for Dauntless Chocolate Cake at Rae Gun Ramblings

It’s seriously so good guys! I had to send a bunch home with my mom and sister because I couldn’t stop eating it. Of course then I got a picture only a few hours later from my sister with her half of the pan with only a smidgen left hahaha.

 Super yummy chocolate cake recipe, Quote printable and tutorial for fans of Divergent - Rae Gun Ramblings

Now if you want to be super awesome and have a Divergent party or just bring your friends Divergent treats randomly or on movie day you can download my Divergent Cake Quote Printable. I found these cute rectangular liners at the store (maybe for eclairs?) but you could easily cut the cake more square and use cupcake liners. After you trim up your quotes you’ll want to use some black paper cut 4.25 inches by 4 inches. Then fold them in half so they are 4.25×2. Next package up the cake and stable the black part over the end of your bag and with double sided tape attach the quote. (In the pictures I attached the quote first but then I realized I wanted the staple to be hidden so I peeled it off and restuck it). And if you haven’t read Divergent yet, go do it!

Dauntless Chocolate Cake-007s

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Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

 The best of comfort food. Quick and easy buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe from Rae Gun Ramblings

My husband and I have a joke. When we don’t know what to have for dinner but aren’t desperate enough to eat out we usually have Mac and Cheese. I’ve already shared our yummy Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe but I like to throw all kinds of different things in my base macaroni and cheese recipe. It always gives us the quick and yummy comfort food meal but with different additions it can take on very different tastes.

Delicious buffalo mac and cheese recipe. Fast enough for weeknight eating - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve always love the flavors of buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing whether in plain old wings, pizza, or even macaroni and cheese. So here’s one of my favorite easy comfort meals and my buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe.

 Quick and delicious buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

  • 1 Chicken Breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 C Buffalo Sauce like Franks Red Hot
  • 3 TBS All Purpose Flour
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 1/2 to 1 C shredded cheese (depending on your own tastes, I like colby jack)
  • 1 1/2 C Milk
  • Salt, pepper and granulated onion to taste
  • 6 oz elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/2 C blue cheese crumbles (add more if you really like blue cheese!)
  • 1/2 to 1 C panko bread crumbs
  • Spray Oil
  1. Combine buffalo sauce and chicken add more or less to taste. Set aside.
  2. Make cheese sauce by melting flour and stirring in flour cook over medium heat a few minutes. Slowly whisk in milk to make a cream sauce. Add cheese and seasoning.
  3. Stir seasoned chicken into cheese sauce.
  4. Stir in cooked macaroni. Add some of the pasta water if you want a thinner consistency. You can serve it now topped with blue cheese but I like to bake it for extra yumminess.
  5. Pour into a glass casserole dish and top with blue cheese crumbles.
  6. Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs on top and spray with oil.
  7. Broil until topping is crisp. Do not leave unattended the breadcrumbs can burn quickly.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Super yummy Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

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Easy Breakfast Burritos and 37 Week Prego Update

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Easy Breakfast Burritos at Rae Gun Ramblings #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

I’ve been trying so hard to get everything in order before Toasty comes. I can’t believe I’m already 37 weeks. Like they don’t worry at all if I go into labor any more 37 weeks. It has gone fast! I’ve always struggled with breakfast but as I’ve been trying to use all my time and energy to it’s fullest I keep finding myself looking at the clock and it being 1 pm and I’ve only had juice. I really need some easy and satisfying breakfast options.

Super Yummy and Easy Breakfast Burritos at Rae Gun Ramblings  #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

I’ve tried Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches before and liked them ok so I was intrigue when I was given the chance to test out the Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Breakfast Bowls. I’m not going to lie I was a little wary about the microwavable nature of it all and eggs to boot but I went into it with an open mind and I can honestly say I really like these. Like, I’ve already returned to Walmart and picked up 3 more boxes after finishing my trial one liked it.

 Easy Breakfast Burritos at Rae Gun Ramblings #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

It’s quite a generous portion size. A whole bowl is a bit more than I can finish and I eat more than most of my friends. My favorite way to have it is to put half of it in a tortilla with some avocado and a side of fruit. It’s the perfect amount and I can have it ready to eat super fast. I just throw the left overs in a ziplock bag for another day. I get two meals and most importantly I’m not ravenous and eating cookies and anything in site at 2pm when i realize I’m starving.

Cute materinty picture from Joyous Moments Phtography at Rae Gun Ramblings and easy breakfast idea #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

And for a wee prego update since it’s been a few weeks. Here’s a sneak peek at our maternity photo shoot that my good friend Debra of Joyous Moments Photography did. I’ll be sharing more pics later this week :)

  • I’ve been going to weekly appointments and everything seems good and on target.
  • I’ve been eating less (as I mentioned) forgetting breakfast (hopefully that will change now) and then just feeling full faster. Plus I think I’ve got some heart burn going on so maybe we’ll have a baby with some hair! Even so, somehow I’m still gaining lots of weight. The doctor keeps calling it water weight ummm okay let’s hope I guess.
  • My showers are over and we’ve bought the last of the stuff we for sure want before Toasty is here. It’s really weird to see baby gear all around our house. I did my first of what I’m sure will be many many loads of baby laundry.
  • With the help of a friend and MANY hours my upstairs (the studio and bedroom area, basically where I spend 90% of my home time) has been totally reorganized and sorted and room has been made for Toasty both in my work area and in the ginormous closet (it has a window, it’s totally and upgrade from what Harry Potter lived in).
  • Toasty is still a crazy moving machine. He loves to camp out right under my ribs. I don’t believe the whole “they slow down” near the end thing.
  • I didn’t think it was possible but I feel even hotter. I’ve been outside in a t-shirt and waking up crazy hot at night needless to say sleep has been crummy.
  • My doctor is out of town the next two weekends so I’m hoping and praying Toasty does not decide to come on one of the days he’s gone.
  • I’ve been getting really anxious about recognizing that I’m in labor. Everyone says “oh you’ll know” but I have a crazy high pain tolerance. You know when you say I hope it isn’t broken and everyone says “you’d know if you had a broken bone” well I’ve had at least 3 broken bones that I didn’t know were broken until one I went in 2 weeks later because the bruising didn’t go down and two when I had X-rays for other things and the doctor asked when I broke it before since he saw a healed break (umm yeah I didn’t know it was broken before). So if you have any non-pain related descriptions of labor and contractions I’d love to hear them.
  • But most of all we are all getting so excited to meet this little guy. It’s really fun to see Daniel get more and more excited every day!

 Easy Breakfast Burritos using Jimmy Dean breakfast bowls at Rae Gun Ramblings #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

Thanks so much for Jimmy Dean for sponsoring this post and helping me get back on the breakfast wagon. I am definitely a new fan of the Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Breakfast Bowls. Make sure to check out facebook, pinterest, twitter, and instagram!

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Crock Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe and Other Football Party Ideas

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Super easy Lasagna Soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

We aren’t big sports fans in my house, but we do enjoy what I like to call “Football Food”. Ever since I was little we’d always have a Big Game party complete with buffallo wings and other delicious appetizers. I have to admit I really like the commercial watching and seeing what shenanigans will occur during half time. So today I have a few quick and easy game day food ideas that are little to no prep perfect for keeping you glued to the game or so you don’t have to miss that commercial everyone will be talking about!

 Yummy ideas for football party food and easy lasagna soup recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

I really like to have options at parties but I have a problem with lots of people RSVP-ing yes to my parties and then about 50% of them actually showing up. Only for my gender reveal party more than RSVP-ed showed up so now I’m even more confused on how much food to prep. My solution is to have party food that 1) can be made quickly and last minute depending on how many people show up and 2) can be frozen and still will be yummy for the future. One of the best things I’ve found for this is doctoring up pre-made food.

My new favorite soup recipe. Crock Pot Lasagna Soup (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings Super easy Lasagna Soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

My latest semi-homemade creation is my Lasagna Crock Pot Soup Recipe. My sister made a lasagna soup that was SO amazing I’ve been thinking about it for months. The only thing is that it had loads of ingredients and I just had a feeling the work was unnecessary. So armed with a Stouffers frozen lasagna from Walmart I decided to try and see if I could make a low maintenance crock pot version. It turned out great, total comfort food but with a twist. Not only that but it’s totally freezable so I’ve got a couple of big containers waiting for when the baby comes.

Crock Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

 Delicious and super easy soup made from a frozen lasagna for the slow cooker - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

  • 1 Frozen Stouffers Party Lasagna
  • 7-9 C Chicken Broth
  • Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt to taste
  • Shredded mozzarella for topping (optional)
  1. Leave lasagna to thaw enough to be cut with a knife. I put mine in the fridge the night before. It was definitely still frozen when I pulled it out of the fridge but cut-able. As long as it’s not frozen solid you’re good to go. Cut into 1 inch slices and place in crock pot.
  2. Cover with chicken broth. I used 9 cups of water and 7 bouillon cubes (my cubes each make 1 C broth).
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours or until heated through.
  4. Season with Italian seasoning and garlic salt to taste. Top with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella if desired.

So yummy. This is definitely a recipe I’ll be keeping in rotation and on hand for parties.

Delicious and easy lasagna soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings#GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

Another thing I like to do for easy party food is to have a pizza station. DiGiorno frozen pizzas are great for this. My husband likes supreme but I don’t do olives or peppers so I like to pre cut slices and have them out so that people can remove toppings they don’t want or add others to fancy it up. In the past I’ve put out various yummy cheeses, pear (it’s good trust me), mushrooms, cooked chicken, BBQ sauce, you get the point. But the idea is that people can adjust the pizza to their pallet and also cook it when they are ready so it can be nice and fresh for the eating.

Football party food ideas and yummy semi-homemade recipes - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

Just add a few more quickly made, if more food is needed options, like Hot Pockets and some yummy desserts like crunch dipped Drumsticks and there is the perfect variety without all the time commitment and risk of having way too much (or too little) food. If you’re having a game day party be sure to check out the Limited Edition Touchdown Sundae Ice Cream from Dreyer’s/Edy’s it’s super tasty and you know perfectly theme appropriate #GameTimeGoodies to add to your football party ideas! #cbias

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Block Party: 17 Delicious Soup Recipes Features

 

Did everyone survive the CRAZY cold temperatures of the polar vertex this week?  Here are 17 warm soup recipes from last week’s party.  Don’t they all look amazing!  These will help beat the cold!

Thanks to everyone that linked up last week!!  And onto the party!

 

It's Time for a Block Party! Link up at one of these great blogs and be seen on all four! Making the World Cuter, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Rae Gun Ramblings and Keeping it Simple

Today I am hosting this great party!  I’m Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.

 

It’s crazy that I am already thinking about Valentine’s day, since it’s a whole month away.  I made up some Valentines for my sons this week and they were so excited to see them.  They asked me if Valentine’s Day was soon and they were quite disappointing that it’s still a month away :).   I posted a couple posts about it this past week:

10 Valentines for Boys * 9 Easy and Fun Valentine’s Decor

As always, our hosts have been very busy this week creating super cute (and yummy) things!  Here is what they have been up to!

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What’s for Dinner: Cheater Navajo Tacos

Yummy and easy homemade cheater Navajo tacos at Rae Gun Ramblings

Once upon a time I went for delicious homemade tacos at a friends house and when they asked if I wanted a crunchy shell or soft of course I said crunchy. I mean have I ever been known to turn down fried food? And do you know what they did? They had fried up flour tortillas. It was delicious and genius. How had I never thought to do that before? Seriously it’s the tastiest.

If you like Navajo tacos this isn’t quite the same but it’s super easy since you don’t have to make up a batch of dough and it’s satisfying in that same way. I like to think of them as my cheater Navajo tacos. To fry up the tortillas just heat up some oil in a skillet fry one side then flip and cool on a paper towel. I usually put normal taco stuff (beans, corn, taco meat, avocado, lettuce, greek yogurt) but really you can top it with whatever sounds good. I’ve done ground beef or yummy slow cooked barbacoa pork. Super yummy. So there you should try it too!

What’s for dinner this week…

Day Main Meal Goals (Veggies and Fish)
Saturday Left Overs Veggies: Carrots, Spinach, Peas
Fish: Tilapia
Sunday Teriyaki Meatballs and Mac and Cheese
Monday Shepard’s Pie
Tuesday Lasagna Soup
Wednesday Pizza
Thursday Tacos and Homemade Refried Beans
Friday Lemon Cream Tilapia and Peas
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Freezer Friendly Italian Stuffed Shells Recipe

 Best stuffed shells recipe. Freezes well too. Perfect for having on hand or bring to new moms, etc. at Rae Gun Ramblings

I have loved this freezer friendly Italian stuffed shells recipe for years. The only thing is that it does take some energy and is messy so when I do it I usually save it for a special occasion and/or multiply it so I have a freezer full. This is actually one of my favorite recipes to me it’s special but compared to other special foods it’s actually not too hard to make. In fact we had it for Christmas this year. I made a triple batch so that I could freeze a few trays for after Toasty is here. I have high hopes of making freezer white chili, creamy enchiladas, and shepherd’s pie too before this boy breaks free.

Delicious stuffed shell (freezer friendly) recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

This recipe makes about 30 large stuffed shells. If you have it with some garlic bread and a salad a serving of 4-5 per adult would be a pretty filling meal. I like to cook extra shells since there always are a handful of shells that stick or break apart when cooking.

Italian Stuffed Shells Recipe

  • 30 to 40 large pasta shells cooked

Filling

  • 1 lbs mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 C white wine (optional)
  • 4 TBS flour
  • 4 TBS butter (if needed)
  • 2 C milk
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella (save some for the topping)
  • 1 egg

Sauce

  • 1 large (28 oz) can diced Italian style tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1/2 C white wine (optional)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (or fresh herbs of your choice sage and rosemary are great in this)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Italian stuffed shells. Looks so good and freezer friendly too - Rae Gun Ramblings

Directions

  1. Make sauce by sauteing onions and garlic in butter.
  2. Add tomatoes, wine, and herbs. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a separate pan (I like to use a wok) make the pasta filling. Start by browning the sausage. Remove cooked sausage and set aside. If there is a lot of grease drain all but 4 TBS (if there is not that much left use butter).
  5. Add 4 TBS of flour to the oil to make a roux.
  6. Slowly stir in milk to create a cream sauce. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes and add sausage back in.
  7. Stir in cheese (reserving some to and add any desired seasoning to taste (ex. onion powder, pepper flakes, herbs, salt and pepper).
  8. Stir in egg (you want to the mixture to be warm but not hot enough to cook scramble the egg).
  9. Boil the pasta and then run it under cold water to stop the cooking.
  10. Put a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan.
  11. Fill the shells and layer in the pan. Top with more sauce and a sprinkling of reserved cheese.
  12. Bake at 400 F for 20 to 30 minutes until heated through. Allow to stand 5 minutes before serving

World's yummiest stuffed shells recipe. I make this all the time. And it freezes great. Recipe from Rae Gun Ramblings

If you want to freeze it do so before baking. You can bake it from frozen which will probably take about an half or if you think ahead thaw it in the the refrigerator and bake like normal. Nothing besides the egg needs to be cooked so you just want to make sure it’s nice and hot inside. Enjoy!

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Best of 2013: Top 12 Tutorials and Recipes

Best of 2013 Craft and Sewing Tutorials and Recipes - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m a list maker and a reflector so I absolutely love this time of year where you look back on things and set goals for the future. This year was my first full year of putting a lot into this blog and I loved it! It was fun to go through my stats and see which posts got the most attention. Here are my top 12 tutorials and reicpes of 2013!

20 Minute Maxi Skirt Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

My 20 Minute Maxi Skirt Tutorial that I did as a part of Sew Country Chick’s Summer Trends series was by far my most popular post of the year. I totally get it. Maxi skirts are cute and easy to wear and when they are that simple to make yourself why not?

how to make a great fingerprint heart necklace - Rae Gun Ramblings

My Double Finger Print Necklace Tutorial was one of my favorite projects so I was excited to see it was a big hit on the blog and pinterest.

Grown ups can get in on the fun of dressing up at Disneyland too. A fun and comfy Snow White Shirt Tutorial from Rae Gun Ramblings

After making a slew of princess dresses for the nieces to wear Disneyland during our vacation this Summer I felt the bug to dress up and whipped up this such fast and easy to wear Snow White Shirt Tutorial.

harry potter crafts and recipes - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m happy to see that you aren’t tired of my Harry Potter crafts since my love is still going strong. My Harry Potter Crafts Round Up was a big hit with the post for my Gryffindor Pajama Pants Tutorial also ranking up there.

Turkey Hair Clip and Napkin Ring Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings #turkeytablescapes

I was honored to be invited to join in Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Celebrate the Seasons series and my first holiday project for them was these fun Turkey Hair Clips that doubles as napkin rings.

The best cauliflower mash recipe. A delicious and healthier alternative to mashed potatoes. So so yummy and delicious - Rae Gun Ramblings

In my constant attempt to get more veggies into our diet I made this quick and yummy alternative to normal mashed potatoes my Cauliflower Mash Recipe.

best quick biscuit recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

This one is totally thanks to my sister. I’ve tried to get her to do regular recipe contributions but until her schedule makes for more of that we’ll just have to settle for when I’m around to snatch pictures of her delicious creations. This awesome Biscuits recipe is no exception.

Super yummy zucchini lasagna recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

I love zucchini it’s one of my favorite vegetables and my friend Becky from Utah Sweet Savings told me that she subs noodles for zucchini so when I tried it with my normal lasagna recipe I was pleasantly surprised. This Zucchini Lasagna Recipe is yummy, healthy, freezable and fun for kids to help you make.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial two ways. Use 1/2 yard for one scarf or a full yard for 2 at Rae Gun Ramblings #fabulouslyfestive

This is by far the most surprising tutorial on this list. My 10 Minute Infinity Scarf that I posted less than 2 weeks ago jumped right to the top getting more hits and pins than so many of my posts from earlier in the year.

Book Lover Night Circus Pillowcase Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

This is the project that started my Iron-On Vinyl obsession. Except for holidays this Night Circus Pillow lives on my couch at all times. Love that book and still love this project!

Princess sleeve tutorial the perfect addition to any dress - Rae Gun Ramblings

I can’t get enough of princess dresses. They are one of my all time favorite things to make. I’ve been meaning to share my Princess Sleeve Tutorial and it seems like you guys were glad that I finally did!

Mermaid Pants Tutorial and lots of tips for costume making at Rae Gun Ramblings

I had been hoarding this awesome fish scale fabric for a long time so when T announced that she wanted a Mermaid party I thought that I’d make her a fun mermaid outfit! Mermaid Shirt Tutorial and Mermaid Pants Tutorial.

Thank you SO much for being a part of my life in 2013 I am super excited for 2014.

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New Years Eve Party Food Ideas and Block Party

This week is hosted by Marissa of Rae Gun Ramblings
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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I sure did. I’ve taken the last week or so kind of slow but I’m super excited to reflect on 2013 and reign in 2014 this coming week. One of my favorite things I did this year was start Sew Our Stash a monthly series where we share stuff that we sewed for ourselves. If you’re a sewing type I wanted to invite you to join in the selfish sewing this coming year as you’re making your New Year’s resolutions. I know the accountability has been great for me. You can read more about the series here.

Another reason I’m excited for New Years is for party food. I’m a total sucker for appetizers and munchies. So today’s features are some of the great finger foods and beautiful desserts that you guys have linked up over the passed parties!

And here are also some from our hosts.

Party Recipes at Rae Gun Ramblings

Mini Cream Cheese Cakes | Cheeseball | Potato Croquettes | Italian Soda

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