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Making Apple Smoked Piggy Pops with Cave Tool Smoker Box

Let’s Make Apple Smoked Piggy Pops on the Grill!

Kristens Kitchen, Reviews and Giveaways By March 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Making Apple Smoked Piggy Pops with Cave Tool Smoker Box One of the big drawbacks of winter is that we do not grill out nearly as much as we do in the warmer weather. Now that it’s March, we’re slowly getting back into grilling out at least once, if not twice, a week. Pretty soon we’ll be back at it at…

Valentine's Day Giveaway from Simply Janelle Designs

Jonas Update from SnOMG Central and a Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Kristens Kitchen, Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By January 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , 17 Comments

Surviving Winter Storm Jonas in NC I’m on my 3rd day in a row of not leaving the house thanks to Snowstorm Jonas. Well, 75% of it is because of Jonas… the other 25% is that I just don’t want to. I went to the store on Thursday and blew my budget on enough groceries to last us til next…


Kristen’s Kitchen: Chocolate Crack

Food and Drink, Kristens Kitchen By January 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Chocolate Crack Recipe Apparently I like sweets with the word “crack” in it. First there was McQuilkin’s Crack aka Pecan Chewies. I love my best friend’s Grandmother’s Crack which, ironically, is a whole lot like this recipe minus the chocolate. But hey – adding chocolate to anything pretty much escalates it to the uber-crack status, doesn’t it? The oldest brought…


How to Make Your Own Makeup Remover Pads

Kristens Kitchen By November 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

DIY Makeup Remover Pads If you wear makeup or like me, have teen daughters who wear makeup, then you know that makeup remover pads are not cheap. Especially if you go thru them like we do. I came across a ‘recipe’ a couple of years ago to make my own and I have never bought them in a store again….


Easy & Yummy Edible Cookie Dough

Food and Drink, Kristens Kitchen By October 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough There were plenty of days when I was single that sitting down with a bottle of wine and a tub of cookie dough was a perfectly acceptable dinner. Okay.. it still is but most of us are a little bit more squeamish about eating traditional cookie dough because of the eggs. (I still wonder…


Kristen’s Kitchen: Pecan Chewies aka McQuilkin’s Crack

Food and Drink, Kristens Kitchen By November 14, 2014 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

    When we moved back to NC 8 1/2 years ago, the bestie introduced me to this really cool chick whose name is Kim. Kim and her husband, Brandon, have 2 girls and are just a super fun family that we don’t get to see nearly enough. Kim is one of those people who can knit a pair of…


Kristen’s Kitchen: Big Bang Brownies

Food and Drink, Kristens Kitchen By August 22, 2014 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Big Bang Brownies Is there anything better than a soft, warm brownie? Unless you just don’t like chocolate, I don’t know anyone who can’t resist a good, homemade brownie. Before I found this recipe and fine-tuned it, whenever I would want brownies, I would have to go to the store for a box of Betty Crocker. The only bad thing…


Kristen’s Kitchen: David’s Texas Chili

Food and Drink, Kristens Kitchen By August 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Texas Chili   One of the many things that I got from my Dad is my love for cooking and good food. And chili. My God could this man make some wicked good chili. I’ve made this recipe for many different people, in many different states and for just about any occasion you can think of. It is perfect on…