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Southern Pecan Coffee

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This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using my links. Please read my disclaimer if you'd like.  Did someone say coffee? Yes, I did. I'll admit that I'm a simple coffee and cream kind of girl. As a child, I'd visit my grandmother in the country…

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Mama’s Southern Fried Pork Chops

This meal came from being inspired in the kitchen. Honestly, I don't normally place food on top of each other, but I couldn't help this one. Plating the food right next to each other wouldn't have been as visually-appealing as placing it all on top of each other. So that's what I did and I'm so…

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Cajun Thai Ribs

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As much as I love cooking "tried and true" recipes, sometimes it's fun to explore with new ideas in the kitchen. With a picky family, that task can be a little tricky though. How do you really explore with recipes that already work? One way is by changing one or two things in a recipe.…

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How to Make Funnel Cakes

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There is no denying that I love to cook. Cooking is therapy for me, but only cooking food. Baking stresses me out! Often, I put food in the oven and just forget about it. Not good, I know. Want a seafood gumbo? I can cook it with my eyes closed. Want a cake, muffins, or…

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Quick & Cheesy Baked Pasta

  Today I'm sharing this really quick and easy pasta dish with you. I call it "Quick Cheesy Baked Pasta" and it's super simple. #nationalpastaday Most weeknights leave little time to make big dinners. That's why I've been making dinner plans in advance by meal planning. Yes, I've been known to make roast and gumbo mid-week,…

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Bar Cart Must Haves

*This post contains affiliate links that may return a small commission. Bar carts are functional and stylish "entertaining" carts.  Introduced during the Victorian Era as "tea carts", they were used for serving tea. You may still see antique tea carts circulating at estate or garage sales. I found a tea cart on Craigslist a few years…

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“No Fuss” Entertaining with The Dreaming Tree

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"This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #ShareWineandBites #CollectiveBias" There is no mistaking that I enjoy easy entertaining. Because I obsess about all the details, I've been working on keeping food light and…

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Make a Coffee House Latte

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PIN THIS FOR LATER!!! How often do you drink coffee? We drink coffee every single day! Whether "on the go" or at home, we drink coffee. This might sound bad but we cannot survive the morning without having at least 2 or 3 cups of coffee. I'd say we are addicted to coffee and I'm perfectly okay…

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Easy Entertaining with Sipp® Sparkling Organics

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This post contains affiliate links and we may receive a small percentage of sales if you make a purchase. Please read our full disclaimer for more information. This is easy entertaining with Sipp® Sparkling Organics! There is not mistaking that I like to take the easy route when it comes to entertaining. That's why I…

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Blackberry Moscow Mule

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If you follow The Holliday Collective on Instagram, then you know that Brandon and I have been having a blast making refreshing summer drinks. Believe it or not, we had our first Moscow Mule weeks ago, and it's become a favorite cocktail around here. We've been talking for weeks now about adding our own flair to this…

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I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.