Cat-Friendly DIY Scratching Wall Decor for Cat Trees

Our cats are jerks. I love them to death, don’t get me wrong, but they’re little jerks. We have two cat trees in our house and I have sacrificed and retired many a wall decoration due to their mischief behavior. At one point one of the little brats looked me in the eye as they knocked a glass shadow box to its end.

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P.S. Love Mom: Peanut Butter Balls (A Longtime Passed Down Recipe)

Soft and chewy peanut butter wrapped around crispy cornflake cereal makes this a sweet and salty treat to die for. This recipe is perfect for anyone that wants to start getting into candy making and has little to no experience working with sugar. It only requires 4 ingredients for addicting little balls of pure bliss. These things are also great for giving out as gifts and you could easily make a small army of little peanut butter balls in an afternoon.
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Milk Chocolate Potato Chip Bark Recipe

Salty, sweet, and chocolatey, what’s not to love? This is a simple treat to throw together with only two ingredients and tastes ah-mazing. Salty and sweet is a classic and delicious combo but the crunch from the potato chips just puts this candy over the top. You don’t even need to temper the chocolate because it tempers as you make the bark! This is an effortless recipe anyone can make (even kids) and is great for gifts.
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P.S. Love Mom: Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

If you are a fan of the sweet and salty flavor combination, this is the perfect treat for you. Buttered popcorn wrapped in gooey marshmallow and filled with whatever candy you desire (my favorite is peanut M&M’s). This recipe is as easy as rice Krispies but personally, I think they are a whole lot better (seriously rice Krispies, you better watch your back).
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P.S. Love Mom: An Easy Traditional Stuffing Recipe (gluten-free option)

Now I have never been a big fan of stuffing. I am more of a cranberry girl myself, but boy oh boy does Derek love stuffing. When taking pictures I sort of messed up my mom’s original recipe (or so I thought) and I’ve never seen that man more excited about having to remake something. He loves my mother’s stuffing. So what are you waiting for, don’t you want to know how to make the best stuffing in the world?
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P.S. Love Mom: Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa – An Onion and Swiss Party Dip

Okay, so I know I always go on and on about how great all of my mom’s recipes are, but if they weren’t good, would I be putting them on here? This dip is super easy, just a cuppa this and a cuppa that and a pop-a-it into the oven (I tried). This dip is cheesy, and bit onion-y and a whole lotta good. Got a party and don’t know what to bring and you want to be the center of attention? This dip is for you!
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The Best Ever Mac and Cheese Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Carbs and cheese, what’s not to love about this classic dish? This recipe is bounds above anything you could get in a box, and honestly, not a whole lot harder. Boil some noodles, make a cheese sauce, and if you like you could just stop there, or top with cheese and bake it for even more cheesy goodness. What are you waiting for?
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Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf Recipe (gluten-free)

Now before you roll your eyes and start scrolling off to somewhere else on the internet, hear me out. I didn’t grow up on meatloaf, so when I made it, I didn’t know it was supposed to be excessively greasy, dry, and be forced upon a family at least once a week. Okay, I’m kidding, but seriously, this stuff is darn delicious and doesn’t fit meatloaf stereotypes. This recipe is full of flavor, easy to whip up, and is one of Derek’s favorites.
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Peach + Jalapeno Gin Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail is fresh and vibrant with a warmth from the jalapeno. It is not spicy (this is coming from the girl that whines at too much black pepper). The jalapeno helps to completely cover the bleh alcohol taste. The juniper berry, peach, and jalapeno all work effortlessly to create a beautifully fresh, simple, and floral flavor. Even if you don’t normally like gin, I can promise this drink can change your mind. This is by far the most surprising drink I’ve ever created, I am in love!

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How To: Easy and Cheap Photography Backdrops and Floordrops (DIY)

This how-to is mostly focused on food and small product photography backdrops and floordrops, but that doesn’t mean these can’t be scaled up for larger photography. This is probably one of my absolute favorite photography hacks because it is easy, cheap, and makes my food photos look pro.

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3 Ingredient Korean BBQ Style Grilled Pork Kebabs (gluten-free option)

Get ready for some mouthwatering, tummy-rumbling food photos. I am absolutely in love with this recipe. It is easy and delicious. Only 3 ingredients! The pork is tender, juicy and almost steak-like. The Korean BBQ sauce is sweet, soy-saucy, and has a tiny bit of spice (but isn’t hot on the tongue). Honestly, Korean BBQ is unlike anything I have ever had before. I’ve been kind of tired of the overly sweet and tangy American style BBQ sauce and am glad there is a new savory alternative we have clung to.

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