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Snickers Brownies recipe (great for using up that leftover Halloween candy)

I don't know about you, but I tend to overdo it with Halloween candy.  We have a lot of kids in our neighborhood, so I always like to be well-prepared.  The problem is that most years I end up over-prepared, and end up with a lot of leftover Halloween candy.  I know, that can be seen as a good or a bad thing.  Rather than being tempted by a bowl of miscellaneous sweets for weeks, I have found it fun to try different baking projects with the leftover candy (check out this Dessert Recipes for Your Leftover Halloween Candy post here), this way I can share them with neighbors and co-workers and get them out of my house!

I have just created a new recipe to use up leftover mini chocolate bars from Halloween: Snickers Brownies!  These brownies are a great way to use up some of that leftover Halloween candy!  These are made with Snickers® bars, but you can substitute Milky Way® candy bars for a different variation.

I developed today's recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program. Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Snickers® Brownies on Allrecipes here, and see the full recipe along with some of my cooking tips below.


Addison, TX - the perfect place to stay and play for a fun weekend in DFW

I was hosted and compensated by Visit Addison for this post.  The opinions are my own based on my experience.

This summer we made an effort to explore our home state of Texas for weekend getaways, quick staycations, and family-friendly days out.  Being a traveling family, we are always on the go, and sometimes forget how many great things there are to do in our own state!  My latest adventure was the perfect example of this - I spent a weekend in Addison, Texas in the DFW area for some fun with the girls.  It was SUCH a fun weekend, with tons of great things to see and do, not far from home. Today I am sharing all my recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do during a stay and play weekend with your friends in Addison, TX.  Thanks so much to the folks at Addison tourism, and all of the great restaurant, hotel, and activity partners that showed us such a fun time during our visit!

Where to Stay in Addison, TX

Renaissance Dallas Addison I highly recommend this hotel for a weekend in Addison, TX.  The service was impeccable, the room was awesome (we had one of the top floor suites that was a TWO STORY room!  Epic!), and the pool great for relaxing.  The food from room service was also delicious.  In addition to being a great property, the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel is perfectly located near so many great shops, restaurants, and activities in the heart of Addison.  Everything you need is either a walk or a quick Uber away from the hotel.  


FINALLY! An affordable meal kit service that saves you both time and money!

This post was sponsored by Dinnerly. All opinions expressed are my own.

You’ve no doubt seen ads for meal kit services. To be honest, I was a little put-off to try one since I have a handle on meal planning myself for the most part, and it didn’t seem worth the cost. Don’t get me wrong, as a busy working mom, I would have loved the convenience of a service like this... but being the DIYer I am, I just had a hard time justifying the price. It wasn’t until recently when I learned about Dinnerly (the most affordable meal kit subscription service) that I decided to give this kind of service a chance. Y’all, I think I have officially been converted. It saved me not only time, but also money, PLUS the Dinnerly meals I made were delicious, and family-friendly! Keep reading to see more about my experience (and the delicious food), and if you’re ready to give Dinnerly a try, use code FABEVERYDAY for free shipping on your first box!

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Fun Halloween Recipe for Kids - Spooky Spider Hot Dogs

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  I'm talking about Halloween, of course!  My favorite holiday.  If you're like me and like to get a head start planning for Halloween parties and other spooky-themed treats for kids, you're going to want to pin today's post, as I'm sharing an eerily easy variation on a favorite kid's treat.  If you're looking for more Halloween party food ideas for kids, check out this Halloween party post here.  

I developed today's Halloween recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program.  Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Spooky Spider Halloween Hot Dogs on Allrecipes here, and see the full recipe along with some of my cooking tips below.


Fab Everyday's Loire Valley Travel Guide - Your Resource for a Vacation in France's Château Country

Our time in France's Loire Valley was a bright, shining highlight from our trip to France.  One of my requirements for the trip was to stay in a castle, and Val de Loire is where one goes to do just that.  In addition to the beautiful and historic chateaux (there are hundreds in the region, though not all open to the public), the food, wine, enchanting countryside, and slower pace of life make this a romantic destination - ideal for an anniversary or honeymoon.  Since we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, we found it to be a perfect romantic getaway.

Save or pin this post for when you plan your trip to the Loire, as I've got all your essential trip recommendations below, including where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in this region of France.  For more from our anniversary trip to France, see our scenic chateaux drive route from Paris to the Loire Valley here, a travel style post on what to wear for a vacation in Paris here, and stay tuned for another post with our recommendations Paris.  


Tried-and-True, Delicious Recipes for the Instant Pot

I may have jumped on the Instant Pot (affiliate link) bandwagon a bit late, but as they say, better late than never!  I finally see what all the fuss is about - this thing is amazing!  It is not nearly as intimidating as other pressure cookers, and everything I've tried making in it has turned out really well.  Here is a round-up of my favorite, tried-and-true, delicious Instant Pot recipes.  Definitely pin and save these!

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala recipe (from Savory Tooth)


Family-Friendly Luxury in San Antonio - A Stay at The St. Anthony + An Itinerary for a Fabulous Family Weekend

I was hosted by The St. Anthony for this weekend.  The opinions are my own.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

The #FabFam is always on the go, but this summer we decided to stay closer to home and explore more of what our home state, Texas, has to offer.  We called it the "summer of Texas fun!"  We decided to spend one of our summer weekends in San Antonio, which is a convenient getaway from Austin at only an hour and a half drive.  Our home-base for the weekend was the fabulous St. Anthony Hotel, which was the perfect choice for a weekend of family fun in San Antonio.  Keep reading to see why, and get my recommendations for the best places to eat and things to do with kids in San Antonio, Texas.  You'll want to save and pin this post when you are planning your itinerary for a family-friendly weekend in San Antonio!

Why you should stay at The St. Anthony Hotel:


Keto Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Aioli Recipe

I don't know about you, but when the weather's nice, we love to cook outdoors as much as we can.  Because of this, we are always looking for easy grilling recipes.  Bonus points if they involve bacon.  Extra bonus points if they are low carb!  Today I am sharing a recipe that scores all the bonus points: Keto Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with an easy homemade Lemon Aioli.  This simple recipe is easy, delicious, and satisfying, especially for those on a ketogenic or low-carb diet.  Note: You should use full-fat mayonnaise for the aioli if you are keto.  

Looking for more keto-friendly recipes?  Check out my Keto Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumble recipe.

I developed today's recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program.  Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Keto Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Aioli on Allrecipes here, and see the full recipe along with some of my cooking tips below.