Bites and Bits: Week 8 Plus a Giveaway!

$400 amazon gard image copy BRRRR! It’s so cold here on the East Coast. I hope it’s warmer where you are! This week flew by and there are a ton of fun things from around the web. Speaking of which, did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th? I didn’t catch all of it, but I’d love to hear about all of your favorite parts if you watched it.

Here are a few tidbits from around the web! Enjoy your weekend 🙂 And before you take off, make sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this post. A few bloggers teamed up to break you out of your winter slump!


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Bites and Bits: Week 6 How is Christmas next week?! This week’s Bites and Bits is all about food and I know you don’t mind! Whether you’re looking for a special holiday recipe, appetizer, or something to make one night next week, I’ve got you covered! Enjoy the weekend fellow foodies!


These Swiss Pan Burgers with Rosemary Mushroom Pan Sauce…can these be delivered? like right now?!


If you have holiday baking left to tackle, make these! These Ginger Cookie Sandwiches with Christmas Ale Buttercream couldn’t be any cuter! Plus, my mouth is watering just looking at them.

Jessica’s cheese board is nothing short of amazing and she provides all the direction you’ll need to add every amazing ingredient to your next cheese board. I’d eat this for dinner any night of the week.  (Twist my arm)


I am a Food Blog’s Christmas Quinoa Salad with Pears, Quinoa, Cranberries, and a Citrus Honey Vinaigrette is so festive. I’m in!


Coffee Rubbed Prime Rib with Easy Horseradish Sauce is just asking to be included in your Christmas or New Year’s plans. And DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT forget the horsey sauce. Lauren said so and I echo her sentiments!


If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner to make one night next week, this Pomegranate Sesame Chicken might be the winning ticket. We’ve made this recipe twice in the last two weeks and we love it! Plus, pomegranates = antioxidants 🙂


I was startled by the pure beauty of this No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cheesecake. I don’t know that I could cut into it... OK, That’s a lie. I’ll totally cut into it!

As always, TGIF and Happy Weekend Friends!

Bites and Bits: Week 5

It’s Friiiiiday! Here are some Bites and Bits I’m loving this week from around the web.


Have you guys been following Laura’s Brussels Sprouts week? Oh. my. gosh. I love what she’s cooking up! Check out these Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash with Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette.

I’m loving these DIY Place Cards. They’re easy but they’ll totally wow your guests.

These Pretzel Parker House Rolls. I’m drooling.

This story by a guy who went with his girlfriend to barre class. I just about died reading this because he is completely interchangeable for most husbands and boyfriends out there. Hilarious.

Running out of chocolate? This cannot be true. I’m sad about this so I need to console myself with chocolate. Oh wait…

I love this Spicy Pasta with Broccoli and Turkey. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers.

The United States of Thanksgiving. Do you agree on your state’s dish? I beg to differ for Maryland…

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend.


Bites and Bits: Week 4

Happy Friday Friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. Have a fabulous Friday and enjoy your weekend.

{VIA Oh Sweet Basil}

The 5 rules of food to follow. Monique is speaking my language! I’ve long been a believer of moderation.

This Flowerless Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial. Gorgeous!

Need appetizer ideas for the holidays? This cheese ball is to.die.for. Seriously! I’ve made it a bunch.

This his and hers gift guide is everything! So many of Lauren Ashley’s items were already on my list too. There are great ideas for everyone you’re shopping for.

Cheese platters are my favorite. This how-to guide provides the math on how much you’ll need and what kinds you should buy.

Great tips for hosting a stress-free party. These tips are perfect for the upcoming holidays.

It’s freezing here in Maryland! Brrrr! Soup it is. This is a great roundup of soul warming soups.

These Kitchen Hacks will have you showing everyone who is boss in your kitchen. Some are tricks I use and most are tricks I should be using!

I cannot get enough of the great scarves that exist right now. I just ordered this one! It’s perfect for work and fun, so I know I’ll wear it often.

I hope you have a great weekend and stay warm!