Cheesy Monkey Bread with George’s Bloody Mary Mix

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George’s® Bloody Mary Mix is, hands down, the most fabulicious Bloody Mary you will every taste from a mix (and, I’d venture to say, beats quite a few bartender versions as well). While I’m quite content to slurp it down as a Bloody Mary with a right proper dose of vodka, George’s® actually works well in recipes like my ham and cheese stuffed meatloaf, soups, and stews so why not a warm, gooey cheesy monkey bread.

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Bacon Caramel Popcorn

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I love popcorn.  I eat it almost every day for my afternoon snack; some days it’s lunch. Drizzled with unsalted butter and Old Bay is best ….  I know, I know; living on the edge.  And I live in a house where there is always a hunk of BD’s home-smoked bacon in the freezer.  It was kizmet; eventually I was going to find a way to get those two crazy kids together.

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New Year’s Eve in Spain with Harry Potter

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It’s been 148 years since I’ve had any desire to go out on the eve of the new year.  The combination of amateur hour, price-gouging, over-crowded rooms and bad food, not to mention the elusive NYE babysitter, have made staying in not only the better option but something I look forward to.  We get to visit another country (and this year have the added bonus of visiting an alternate world of witches and wizards) without leaving the house.  The end of 2013 saw BD, the fellas and I visiting Spain in the company of Harry Potter and gang.

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