12 Pastry Recipes Perfect For Mother’s Day Brunch

Sweet or savory pastries are perfect for Mother’s Day or anytime. Check out this Pastry Recipes roundup for some delicious and easy brunch ideas.

12 Pastry Recipes

Sweet and Savory – Perfect for Mother’s Day or Anytime

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so do something special for the mom’s in your life. How about hosting a brunch? When celebrating you want things to be delicious, impressive, and tasty. Believe me, when I say not only do these amazing pastry recipes deliver, they are quick and easy too!

So, take your pick from among these sweet or savory pastries, or even go with a combination. Everyone will love your brunch.

Sweet Pastry Recipes

Chocolate Croissants in 20 minutes from Kat and Melinda @ Home Made Interest

A flaky golden outside and a melted chocolate inside make this easy Chocolate Croissant recipe one of my favorites!”

30 Minute Orange Knots from Amy @ Little Dairy On The Prairie

30 Minute Orange Knotts – semi-homemade orange rolls are a favorite no fuss morning pastry that always impresses guests! They are pretty, bursting with orange flavor, and quick!”

Puff Pastry Nutella Apple Roses from Kathleen @ Hapa Nom Nom

Super flaky puff pastry, rich and creamy Nutella, and sweet apples rolled into beautiful rose-shapes. They’re deceptively easy to make and totally delicious!”

Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts from Marion @ Life Tastes Good

Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts make an impressive dessert perfect for special occasions, such as Mother’s Day. The cutest little pastry puff encases my incredibly easy-to-make Luscious Lemon Curd topped off with a sweet and juicy blackberry.”

Mom’s Cream Horn (Trubochki) Recipe from Natasha @ Natasha’s Kitchen

You don’t have to wait for a party to make these puff pastry cream horns. They are easy and super impressive.”

Lemon Chiffon Roulade from Shirl @ Baker Sweet Maker

…I made a home-y version of Lemon Chiffon Roulade. Made with a filling of Lemon Mascarpone Mousse and served with a mix of berries, it makes a great combination for Mother’s Day, but also for anytime.”

Raspberry Almond Scones from Maria and Josh @ Two Peas & Their Pod

Raspberry Almond Scones – a sweet treat for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day!”

French Apricot Tart Recipe from Tina @ Fusion Craftiness

French tart dough is a great start to building those skills and that is why I love French tarts!  I even succeeded on the first try!”

Savory Pastry Recipes

Mini Puff Pastry Quiche from Georgia @ The Comfort Of Cooking

Bake a batch of mini puff pastry quiche for Mother’s Day, or for a special spring brunch any weekend!”

Mashed Potato Puff Pastry Braid from Manali @ Cook With Manali

Wow your guests at your next party with this easy Mashed Potato Puff Pastry Braid! Super easy to make with minimal ingredients and prep time but high on flavor!”

Easy Asparagus Tart from Erin @ Well Plated

One of my favorite writers describes the wait for spring as, ‘waiting for asparagus.’ I’d like to update her portrayal to, ‘waiting for Easy Asparagus Tart.'”

Easy Puff Pastry Ham and Cheese Quiche from Ashley @ The Recipe Rebel

Puff pastry makes this Ham and Cheese Quiche so easy! No dough to prep, just press into the pan, fill and bake — perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any holiday brunch!”

 

I hope you have enjoyed this pastry recipes roundup and found some inspiration for hosting your own celebration. But remember, these pastries are not just for special occasions, they are for anytime!

 

If you like these recipes, you may also try this Easy Creme Brulee Recipe!

 

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Hear What I Hear – NEW Online Hearing Test

You want all of your loved ones to enjoy the wonders of the season and have the very best in the New Year. So give the gift of hearing with this quick, easy, and FREE Online Hearing Test from Miracle-Ear.

 

Hear What I Hear

Take the NEW Online Hearing  Test from Miracle-Ear

 

The holiday season is a time of joy and wonderment. Our senses are filled with the sights, the scents, and the sounds of Christmas, Channukah, and the New Year.

You want everyone to feel the excitement. But sometimes, it not as easy for everyone as it should be. If you suffer from hearing loss, you may feel like you are missing out on some of the festivities. Maybe you didn’t quite catch the secret your favorite aunt or niece tried to share or the punch line to the joke that has the entire family laughing out loud.

I am sure you have all heard the old Christmas Carol, Do You Hear What I Hear. But what if you don’t, or a loved one doesn’t. There is help you can hear what I  hear thanks to Miracle-Ear. Don’t miss the…

Laughter and chatter while baking for the holidays.

 

The gentle tinkling of bells and chimes hanging on the tree.

 

The crackle of the fireplace or candles.

 

The rustle of tissue paper and gift wrap on presents.

Don’t you miss out, or allow a loved one to miss out on any more treasured moments, take this quick and easy Online Hearing Test from Miracle-Ear. You can take test right in the comfort of your home, and it only takes a few minutes. Rory took Miracle Ear’s online hearing test in our living room while enjoying our Christmas decor.

 

Use Miracle-Ear’s website as a resource for loved ones with hearing loss. The new website offers the simple online hearing test, as well as an entire section dedicated to the resources for helping your loved ones with hearing loss. Help them hear what you hear, and start the New Year with a great resource to hear a better day.

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Magical Christmas – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

Find out how to have a Magical Christmas for your kids. You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

Meet The Hostesses

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

 

 

12 Ways to Make Christmas Magical

Welcome, Megan from C’mon Get Crafty.

I absolutely love Christmas. Growing up, it was always my favorite time of year, the shinging light in the midst of brutal Chicago winters. Our family tradition was to get everyone together on Christmas Eve at my family’s ancestral home (over 100 years old and counting!) for a big extended family Christmas.

There was food and laughter and it was tradition to watch the 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas right after dinner. We never got to finish it, since as soon as little Max started up that hill, there would come a booming knock on the door and the jingle of sleigh bells, as Santa came in with a sack full of presents!

I love creating these kinds of long lasting memories for my children, and today’s post is designed to help you do the same.

So let’s make some magic!

#1 A Shameless Plug But Oh So Fun

Yes, this one is mine, but I also spent years creating fun (and basic) Elf on the Shelf Ideas for you….plus I made a whole batch of free printables for you! You can’t beat that. 😉

#2 Secret Good Deeds

This Santa Secret Service tradition from The Dating Divas is such a wonderful idea! Very creative way to teach kids about being responsible and charitable.

#3 Santa’s Mailbox

 

Sunny Day Family has an easy and fun craft for kids to work on – a Santa Mailbox for all those changing Christmas lists!

 

#4 Random Acts of Kindness Cootie Catcher

 

This Random Acts of Kindness Cootie Catcher from Bren Did reminds me of all those fun paper games we played as kids!

#5 Grow Your Own Candy Canes

 

Part of making Christmas magical for kids is to invite them to be whimsical and to believe anything is possible. So why wouldn’t you be able to grow candy canes like Growing a Jeweled Rose?

 

#6 Christmas Eve Surprise Box

 

Start a fun new tradition with your kids by gifting them these Christmas Eve Boxes from Money Saving Sisters!

#7 Christmas Countdown Box

 

 

Speaking of boxes, this Christmas Countdown Box from Teach Me Mommy would help keep the magic of Christmas alive every day leading up to it!

 

#8 Make Your Own Play Snow

 

Whether you live in a warm climate without snow, or just don’t want to freeze in the real stuff, this play snow from Huckleberry Love definitely promotes some Christmas magic – can you say indoor snowman??

 

#9 Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments

 

Christmas cookies are sort of a holiday staple of traditions, but what if you made cookies you could keep? These Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments from My Pinterventures look good enough to eat, but last much longer!

#10 Puzzle Piece Holiday Wreath

 

Dazzle While Frazzled has a fun activity for you and the kids both with this festive puzzle piece wreath!

 

#11 DIY Elf Coat

 

 

 

Is your Elf feeling chilled? Get the kids together and make him a coat with this easy tutorial from Exquisitely Unremarkable!

#12 Elf on the Shelf Printable Calendar

 

Speaking of that whimsical Elf, you can keep yours hopping with a Printable Calendar from Time Saving Mom so you never run out of ideas or forget to move him!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Day Eleven!

 

Wishing your kids a Magical Christmas!

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5 Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Family Christmas Party

Hosting a Family Christmas Party can be stressful. You want everything to be perfect, full of family tradition and holiday spirit in order to create those magical memories that will last a lifetime. So, we have some great tips and trick that will help you host a stress-free family Christmas Party. Of course, these tips will help in planning and in hosting any party!

5 Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Family Christmas Party

 

With winter holidays straight ahead and drawing closer by the minute, we’re all looking forward to lip-smacking Christmas banquets and family reunions, right? Well, not exactly. Every time the season comes for Santa to slide down the chimney and deliver gifts, busy moms start bracing themselves for second helpings of stress and hard work required to host a pitch-perfect at-home Christmas celebration. Nevertheless, the fact that your whole family will be coming together to welcome Father Christmas in a few weeks’ time doesn’t have to be a source of angst or dread this time around. All you need to do is arm yourself with tried and tested tips on how to throw an unforgettable, stress-free Christmas party and act on them without delay.

1. Invitations Nobody Can Say No To

Before dashing off to decorate the dining table and whip up food for the Christmas party, pause for a second to do a brief guest count. Draw up the guest list and seating plan to make sure your party goes down without hitches or unpleasant guest table quibbles.

With the guest list in place, it’s time to send out invitations (preferably in the written, not digital form). You should send invites at least two weeks ahead of the celebration to allow your guests ample time to RVSP. Expert tip: be sure the invitations are so lovable your invitees can’t say No to them. If you hate the idea of DIY invitation crafting, you can find various printable Christmas party invites online. Use them to cheat your way to bonus party turnout.

2. Decide on the Food and Drink Menu

The next point on the stress-free Christmas party staging list, the choice of food and drinks you’ll serve your guests deserves an extra dose of attention. As a general rule, the party bar should contain both alcoholic and soft drinks, just to stay on the safe (and relatively sober) side of the dining table.

If possible, it would be a wise idea to check with the guests if they suffer from any food allergies or follow special diet plans: such a precious piece of info will help you stock the party table with delicacies all invitees will relish. If you don’t want to go through the food prep hassle, you can look up the offer of best finger food catering services in Melbourne and pick tasty bites that fit the party budget and your guests’ dietary preferences.

3. It’s Time to Dress Up the Party Venue

After you’ve sorted out the essentials for the Christmas party, you’ll need to dress the venue for the gathering. The rule of thumb here is that ornaments in red, gold, and green are best-suited to the biggest event of the winter season, but you can also use violet, blue, and orange details as accents.

To achieve a festive yet suave tablescape, you should bring out finest silverware and porcelain crockery: after all, Christmas is precisely the type of a special occasion that calls for such displays of elegance and luxury. For final touches, you can top the Christmas party table with fragrant candles, string lights nestled in jars, and a centerpiece in the form of an evergreen arrangement with red and white ribbon.

4. Devise a Fail-safe Entertainment Program

To keep boredom at bay and avoid awkward party silences, create a special playlist and pick a few games you and your guests will play after dinner. Christmas Carol Pictionary, white elephant gift exchange, and other themed games are a great entertainment choice, but you can also opt for non-Christmassy activities if your party crowd isn’t exactly a major fan of traditional festive amusement.

As far as music is concerned, you shouldn’t leave out Christmas melodies from the playlist, but you can structure it around handpicked non-seasonal tunes such as jazz, blues, R&B, and classic rock. Expert tip: melodies that make your guests’ ears prick up and set the mood to merry are a good choice of music for the Christmas party.

5. Party Favors, the Hospitable Hosts’ Way

No Christmas party is complete without gifts, but the Christmas tree shouldn’t be the only place for your guests to find tokens of appreciation, caring, and love. To bring home the medal as the most hospitable host ever, make cute party favors before the big event which you’ll place at the dining table.

Gingerbread cookies, lollies, tree ornaments, and chocolates in Christmas wrappers are just the tip of the party favor iceberg. If you want to go pro with the Christmas party staging, you can present the guests with personalized favors such as swag bags, printed mugs with funny slogans, spa and massage coupons, and creative cookie tins or favor bags which you can order online for bonus stress-free party organization.

All set? Don’t forget to put on your finest party clothes, don a wide smile, and have tons of fun –after all, joy, laughter, love, sharing, and positive mood are the whole point of winter holidays. Enjoy your family Christmas party to the fullest. Merry Christmas!


 

 

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Christmas Traditions – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 6

Here we are at Day 6 in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, and it is my day to share. I have a wonderful collection of Christmas Traditions that I know you and your family will enjoy. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

Meet The Hostesses

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

It’s Day Six and we’re sharing

12 Christmas Traditions

 

It is my turn to share with you some of the joys of Christmas. Christmas Traditions are the fabric of holiday memories. Traditions passed down through the generations have made us who we are. They are special, they are meaningful, and we look forward to them each year. Maybe you will find a tradition (or few) that you will want to start in your family.

1. Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day from Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

 

2. Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition!

Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event

 

3. Advent  Wreath

Advent Wreath – Planning for a Christ-centered Christmas from Jo at Mom’s Party Cafe

 

4. Candy Cane Legend with Printables

Candy Cane Legend with Printables from Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

 

5. Swedish Advent Star

DIY Swedish Advent Star from Holly at Borei Design

 

6. The Christmas Pickle Game

The Christmas Pickle Game from Kelly at My Soulful Home

 

7. Christmas Music Playlist & Karaoke

Christmas Music Playlist & Karaoke from Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

 

8. Christmas Advent Calendars

Making Memories: Christmas Advent Calendars from Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable

 

9. Magical Reindeer Food + Free Printable

Magical Reindeer Food + Free Printable from Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

 

10. Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf from Alayna at Alayna’s Creations

 

11. 10 Traditions to Make Your Christmas Memorable

10 Traditions to Make Your Christmas Memorable from Rachel at Smart Mom Smart Ideas

 

12. The Making of a Christmas Tradition

The Making of a Christmas Tradition from  Lara at Overstuffed

 

I hope you have enjoyed your adventure through Christmas traditions, and have found some that will help your family celebrate Christmas and the holiday season to the fullest.

Merry Christmas!

 

 
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Magical Reindeer Food + Free Printable

There is just something magical about Christmas. Some of my favorite memories revolve around this holiday season and the love, joy, and excitement on the faces of my children. I am sharing one simple yet special Christmas tradition that your kids will love — Magical Reindeer Food.

Magical Reindeer Food

A Christmas Tradition Your Kids Will Love!

 

Christmas Eve is full of fun and excitement. Children laughing and playing, making sure their stocking are hung with care, and of course waiting with great anticipation the arrival of Santa Claus.

Why not give your kids something a little magical to occupy a moment of time before they go off to dream of sugarplums in their wee little beds. This simple project is easy to prepare and uses things you may already have in your home. Plus, I have a really cute printable for you to download.

How To Make Magical Reindeer Food

What You Need:

  • Dry Oatmeal
  • Glitter
  • Mylar Confetti (something sparkly)
  • Plastic Bag with a zipper closure – snack or sandwich size
  • Free Printable Bag  Topper (see below)
  • Stapler

Directions:

  1. Print the Bag Toppers and cut them out.
  2. Mix Oatmeal , Glitter, and Confetti in a bowl.
  3. Place handfuls of the mixture into the plastic bags.
  4. Fold Bag Topper over the top of the closed bag and staple it in place.

 

Here is What You Do with the Magical Reindeer Food

On Christmas Eve, take you children out into the yard. Search the sky looking for Santa and his reindeer. Then, have them sprinkle the magical reindeer food on the ground. The glitter and confetti will sparkle in the moonlight. The shimmering light will lead the reindeer to your home.

This sweet little poem is on the printable bag topper:

Sprinkle on the lawn Christmas Eve night,
the moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
magic feed leads them to your home.

 

Download the FREE Printable!

 

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These make great gifts for classmates, or it is even a fun craft / project idea for a school Christmas party.

Enjoy the smiles, awe, and wonder on your children’s faces.

Merry Christmas!

 

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How To Loom Knit A Scarf And Layer On Love

This post, How To Loom Knit A Scarf And Layer On Love, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias

 

How To Loom Knit A Scarf

Layer On Love with Coca-Cola

 

Are you feeling the season? I love how fall brings the gorgeous colors of autumn leaves floating from the trees, the cold nights and brisk mornings that heighten your senses and put you in a holiday mood. But most of all, I love sharing the generosity, thankfulness, and blessings that abound with family and friends.

From Thanksgiving gatherings to Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s Eve, there is a lot of celebrating  to be done. It is always nice to count your blessings and share some too.

One of the best ways to share the love is by getting together and doing something for someone else. Today, I hope to inspire you to give back by joining Coca-Cola and working with One Warm Coat® to provide a layer of love for half a million people.

 

Coca-Cola challenges you to be a part of giving back this holiday season. Get together with friends, family, and co-workers to pay it forward. Hold your own coat drive. Are you looking for a great accessory for a coat? How about a scarf, hat, or gloves? have your friends over for a knit-a-thon. Celebrate the event by purchasing Coca-Cola at Walmart and serving it at a party or get-together. See, even the festive Santa Claus on the Coca-Cola bottle is wearing a coat!

 

How To Loom Knit A Scarf

So, that knit-a-thon sounds like a pretty fun idea, right? Just think of the laughter and fun you can have by getting the girls together for a random act of kindness party. What, you don’t knit? Neither did I. But Rory taught me how to loom knit — NO KNITTING NEEDLES REQUIRED! It is fun and super easy, and if I can do it, you certainly can.

We had a great time making a lovely scarf together. In fact, we have even put made a tutorial video for you, so you can make your own loom knit scarf. These scarfs would make great gifts, and what a warm idea to go along with a donated coat.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 – Skein of Yarn (our skein was 185 yards)
  • Loom Knitting Board
  • Loom Hook
  • Scissors

Watch the video for directions:

Coca-Cola Supports the Non-Profit Organization

One Warm Coat is a non-profit organization that has been providing coats to children, women, and men since 1992. They have taken their mission to give anyone in need a coat free of charge, from their first Thanksgiving weekend coat drive at one location in San Fransico, to a national organization supporting over 3,000 coat drives each year.

 

Make a donation, and don’t forget to shop Walmart for Coca-Cola, where you can find a wide variety of Coca-Cola products on the soda aisle.

 

 

Over the years, Rory and I have been greatly blessed by kind and generous people. Rory has a Mitochondrial Disorder, an energy metabolism disorder. She has been hospitalized over 100 times in her life. She was gifted knit hats and blankets, pillow cases, and more that made her stays more comfortable and cozy. We’ve had church members and friends that brought meals for our family to help ease the struggles of her illness. Experiencing these loving gestures warms your heart and means more than you could possibly express. They are moments and memories that last a lifetime.

I wrote about one such Random Act of Kindness that still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it – a true fairytale come true granted by a total stranger. The only way to say thank you is to pay it forward… and so we do. I hope you will help us give back this holiday season.

By coming together and donating to One Warm Coat® on Coke.com/LayerOnLove, we could collectively help to put a coat on one million people in need this winter.

 

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Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe – Slow Cooker

This Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGreats #CollectiveBias

Make your Game Day Great with Coca-Cola Pulled Pork! This slow cooker recipe will knock your socks off. It’s super easy and bursting with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer, snack, or main meal.

 

Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe

An Easy Slow Cooker Meal

 

Football season in our neck-of-the-woods is always an exciting time, but this year you’d be hard-pressed to find somebody who hasn’t been bitten by the grid iron bug. And that means home-gating viewing parties!

Nobody wants to miss the game because they are busy in the kitchen. This snack work its own magic in the slow cooker, so you have time to prepare other things, and keeping you in the game.

Football games and great snacks bring family and friends together — cheering on their team or even having a little rivalry. Everything is fun and games when you have tasty food to munch on with friends.

So, whether you are hosting a watching party or taking a dish for a game day potluck, this Coca-Cola Pulled Pork recipe will score a touchdown.

How-To Make Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Pork Roast
  • 1/4 Cup – Minced Onion
  • 1 Liter – Coca-Cola Classic (2 – 1/2 L bottles)
  • 1 – 18oz bottle  – Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Turn Slow Cooker on to the High setting.
  2. Mince Onions and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Put in the Boneless Pork Roast.
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Pour in bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  6. Add the 2 bottles of Coca-Cola Classic
  7. Cover and let simmer for 4-5 hours.
  8. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat using two forks.
  9. Return pork to the sauce in the slow cooker, continue to simmer until time to serve.

HACK:

After pouring the barbecue sauce into the crock, add a little bit of Coca-Cola to the bottle and gently turn the bottle. The barbecue sauce will incorporate with the Coca-Cola and you can pour it all into the slow cooker. It’s a great tip for not wasting a drop of barbecue sauce!

Serving:

You can transfer the pulled pork to a bowl, or leave it in the crock pot for serving. This barbecue pork makes a fantastic appetizer or snack served on RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT, or Wheat Thins, perfect for any game day bashes! Top with a little shredded cheese for a little something fancy.

Printable Recipe

 

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Make your own Coca-Cola Pulled Pork! This slow cooker recipe will knock your socks off. It's super easy and bursting with flavor. Appetizer or main dish.
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Type: Appetizer / Main DIsh
Ingredients:
  • Boneless Pork Roast
  • 1/4 Cup - Minced Onion
  • 1 Liter - Coca-Cola Classic (2 - 1/2 L bottles)
  • 1 - 18oz bottle - Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Turn Slow Cooker on to the High setting.
  2. Mince Onions and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Put in the Boneless Pork Roast.
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Pour in bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  6. Add the 2 bottles of Coca-Cola Classic
  7. Cover and let simmer for 4-5 hours.
  8. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat using two forks.
  9. Return pork to the sauce in the slow cooker, continue to simmer until time to serve.
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HACK:

After pouring the barbecue sauce into the crock, add a little bit of Coca-Cola to the bottle and gently turn the bottle. The barbecue sauce will incorporate with the Coca-Cola and you can pour it all into the slow cooker. It's a great tip for not wasting a drop of barbecue sauce!
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It’s super easy to make this delicious game day recipe. We pick up our Coca-Cola and crackers at Ralphs. You can find your local Kroger Banner store here.

Add Coca-Cola Pulled Pork to your menu for the next football game! It is definitely one of the #GameDayGreats

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Apples For Everything – It’s Apple Season!

The fall season is a great time for remembering those cherished moments with family and friends. I am sure some of those memories include apples in some way — apple picking, baking with apples, crafting, or even an aromatic body scrub or bubble bath.

I am lucky enough to be a part of the Apple Event for #SoFabSeasons along with many other fabulous bloggers. I’m so happy to be sharing all of the Apple themed posts today from many wonderful members of the Social Fabric community. There is something for everyone. I know you will enjoy!

 

DESSERT RECIPES

Home and Garden Cafe – Apple Pie Coconut Ice Cream

Joy’s Life – Apple Pie Dessert Pizza

Kitchen Concoctions – Toffee Apple Pie Cookies

The Bandit Lifestyle – Delicious Apple Fritters Perfect for Fall

Roasted Beanz – Easy Crustless Almond Raisin Apple Pie

Wondermom Wannabe – Clean Eating Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce

Anti June Cleaver – Mini Dutch Apple Pear Pie to Get You Ready for Fall

Basic N Delicious – Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Mostly Homemade Mom – Caramel Apple Pie Fudge

Little Blog in the Country – Pressure Cooker Canned Apple Pie Filling

Diana Rambles – Apple Spice Dump Cake

The Tip Toe Fairy – Apple Plum Skillet Cobbler

Five Marigolds – Sweet and Savory Salted Caramel Apple Dip

Intelligent Domestications – Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake & Apple Cream Cheese Icing

Home Maid Simple – Easy Apple Crisp

More or Less Cooking – Best Apple Fritter Coffee Cake

My Big Fat Happy Life – Skinny Caramel Ice Cream

An Alli Event – Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

Tobin’s Tastes – Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip

Ginger Casa – Delicious Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble

Sweet Sensations – Apple Cobbler with Oatmeal Muffin Crust

A Labor of Life – How to Make Delicious Apple Roses

Julie Is Coco and Cocoa – Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Rings

Polka Dotted Blue Jay – Mini Carmel Apple Bites

Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life – No Bake Oatmeal Apple Pecan Cookies

Being Tazim – Strawberry Apple Crumble Vegan and Dairy Free

Upstate Ramblings – Caramel Apple Cake

Lily the Wandering Gypsy – Fresh Apple Donuts with Bacon, Caramel Pecan Glaze

Rebecca Lately – Baked Apple Recipe

Simple Food 365 – Light and Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Mama Plus One – Homemade Apple Cider Donuts

Bento Lunch (dot) net – Caramel Apple Pudding Parfaits

 

MORE APPLE RECIPES

Broken TeePee – Salmon and Rice Noodles on Apples, Carrots & Zucchini

Revel & Glitter – Autumn Cranberry Apple Pear Salad

Happy Go Lucky – Bacon Cheddar Apple Dip

Honest and Truly – Delicious and Easy Mini Apple Pancakes

Smiling Notes – Healthy Apple Pie Oat Pancakes

Creative Southern Home – Apple Bread

Beyond Mommying – Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese

Momcrieff – Apple Pancake Rings for Breakfast or Snack

Tiaras and Tantrums – Favorite Autumn Apple Snacks

Injenious Life – Gluten Free Applesauce Muffins

Everyday Party – Simple Caramel Apple Cider

A Paper Arrow – Apple Bread for the Fall

Happy and Blessed Home – Delicious Apple Recipes

Mom Saves Money – DIY Dehydrated Apple Rings

Gluesticks Blog – Baked Apple Chips

Life With Lorelai – Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

Ava’s Alphabet – Baked Apple Pancake

Life with Lovebugs – Spiced Applesauce and Oatmeal Muffins

For the Love of Crust – Homemade Crockpot Apple Cider

Oat & Sesame – Maple Your Applesauce

Southern Mom Loves – Cheddar and Apple Goldfish Snack Mix Recipe

My Life Cookbook – Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bread (Gluten Free)

 

ACTIVITIES

Tales of Mommyhood – Apple Picking Favorite Family Activity

Mama Luvs Books – Apple Picking in Rhode Island

Kori at Home – Apple Tot School Unit with FREE Printables

Jenny at Dapperhouse – DIY Apple Basket Sorting Game

To & Fro – Tips for Apple Picking with Your Family

 

CRAFTS

Little Mama Jama – Apple Stamping Sensory Activity for Preschoolers

Creative Ramblings – Fabulous Fall Wood Apple Sign

Woods of Bell Trees – Quilted Apple Pillow

For What It’s Worth – Apple Themed Party with DIY Apple Craft

The Kennedy Adventures – Paper Plate Apple Craft

Babs Projects – Apple Scented Potpourri Pouches

Great Contradictions – Apple Themed Candy Bar Wrapper Printables

 

BEAUTY

Momerish – Apple Pie Sugar Scrub Perfect for Fall Pampering

 

Can you believe all these incredible Apple themed posts? Bookmark this page so you can come back and try out all the recipes, crafts and activities with you and your family!

Check back next month when Social Fabric features posts with a pumpkin theme. You can always search the hashtag #SoFabSeasons to find more of what you’re looking for!

How do you plan to use apples this season?

 

 

 

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Make Your Furniture a Reflection of You

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Make Your Furniture A Reflection Of You

 

Memories, Sentiment, and a Hutch

I am sure you all have something that reminds you of a special time, a special place, or a special someone. Whether it is a trinket, something handed down through the generations, or maybe even a piece of furniture, these items are a reflection of you.

When I was a kid, I loved our trips to my grandparents’ farm in Mississippi. It was so different from Southern California. Everything enthralled me, from the airplane ride to the long drive from Jackson to Carthage. We traveled through the beautiful Natchez Trace, an Indian reservation, and dirt roads to get to the farm. I would always think of that old song, “Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…” (You sang those words in your head, didn’t you?) These sights and sounds were just the beginnings of a wonderful time of family, joy, and memory making.

My grandmother was a hard-working woman, and I liked following her around the farm helping with the chores. I’m not sure I helped all that much, but we had fun together just the same. When dinner time came around, grandma always asked us kids to set the table. Now, grandma was a woman of the Depression Era; she did not have a lot of fancy stuff, but what she had, she kept in a narrow hutch in her kitchen dining area.  That was the one piece of furniture I wish I could have been blessed with, but my cousin was the lucky recipient.

Loving Reflection

One day, I found a hutch that was very similar and I fell in love. I had to have that piece of furniture, and I have cherished it ever since. Even though it is not my grandmother’s hutch, it reminds me of her and all the wonderful things we did and shared. Like my grandmother, I entrust the care of my prized hutch and the things I display on and in it to Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray. It keeps my hutch clean, while it conditions and protects the wood. The Allergens Trappers® remove dust and up to 90% of allergens found in dust. My hutch has a rustic rough-wood finish. This means that from time to time it needs a little extra care. The wood can dry out from sun and dry air easier than fully finished furniture.

How-to Clean Rustic Rough-Wood Furniture:

  • Use a soft paintbrush (dedicated to dusting) to brush away dust that gets trapped in the rough texture.
  • Do not spray furniture polish directly on the wood.
  • Use a liberal amount of Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray on a soft cloth.
  • Wipe the prepared cloth against the wood, massaging the spray into the wood.

  • This will leave a beautiful glow and a lemony fresh scent.
  • If your furniture is getting dry and needs a little extra T.L.C., use the Pledge® Extra Moisturizing Furniture Spray.
  • Remember to care for your furniture and your home on a regular basis.

The lemon fresh scent takes me right back to grandma’s kitchen, when I’d pull open the silverware drawer in her hutch. Grandma would even polish her laminate kitchen table to a brilliant shine after dinner with the Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray. Like Grandma, I keep silverware in the drawer of my hutch. I have confidence in serving my family and friends at gatherings and holiday celebrations from my hutch, and I love the sentimentality and treasured memories it brings.

Here’s a couple helpful hints:

In need of a quick clean? Grab the Pledge® Lemon Wipes. They are fantastic for touch-ups! And the Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner with Glade® Rainshower® is a winner for stainless steel and chrome, and many other surfaces.

It is easy to pick up Pledge® products at your local Kroger family of stores. Rory and I snag our furniture polish, cleaner, and wipes from the cleaning aisle at Ralphs. Follow Pledge® on Facebook for more helpful hints and tips.

What pieces of furniture do you have that bring back special memories and reflections of you? Are you giving them the care they deserve with Pledge®? Celebrate the beauty of your home! #PledgeReflectionOfYou

 

 

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