Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Growing up my family didn’t have many Easter traditions. We did the usual go to church, maybe go to the zoo when we were little, but no big huge dinner or anything. Now that I’m not living at home I haven’t adopted any of my own traditions yet either. Unless you count working… (no holidays in a hospital!) The one Easter activity my family did do though, was dye Easter eggs.

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Irish Gold St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day!! To be honest, this isn’t a holiday I’ve ever really cared about. It kind of just seemed like another holiday we use here in the US as a reason to drink (like Cinco de Mayo…why are we celebrating Mexico’s Independence for them?). But for some reason I’m actually excited for St. Patty’s this year! Maybe it’s because I recently found out I’m part Irish. Or because I can use it as an excuse to buy a green shirt. Or maybe I’ve just fallen into the above mentioned category of using the day as an excuse to go out with friends.

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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

Okay…is anyone else as much of a procrastinator as me? I’ve been mentally preparing to make these brownies for at least a month. I’ve even had the ingredients purchased and sitting on my counter for two weeks. Yet somehow, here I am. February 13. Just now baking something to share for Valentine’s Day. I hope you can forgive me!

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Soft Sugar Cookies

Is anyone else super behind on their holiday baking?! I don’t know where the time went! Sugar cookies are a classic. For any holiday! We used to make these every year growing up. The recipe is from my Aunt Jacki and to be honest, I don’t know where she got it. But this is the one recipe I’ve given out more than any other. Kelly visited me for New Year’s last year and ate sugar cookies at every meal I think!

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