1,000 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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My sweet friend Carrian, who blogs over at Oh, Sweet Basil!, has arranged for an entire week of fun giveaways to celebrate her birthday! Instead of getting gifts, she wants to give them away to all of you! Woo hoo-- how cool!!!! Come back every day this week for a super cool new giveaway and be sure to check out the ones that have already posted here. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Continue reading...]

Parmesan Cheddar Apple Pie & Mama Francesca Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan Cheddar Apple Pie | www.somethingswanky.com

This post is sponsored by Mama Francesca. Find my Disclosure Policy here.   A couple of weeks ago I made this Blackberry Brie Pizza. Remember? Even though you didn't ask me to, I chronicled the moments in my life that led to my love affair of pairing cheese with something sweet (because I'm sure you needed all those details). Anyway. One of those moments was discovering how incredibly delicious it is to eat a melt-y slice of sharp cheddar cheese on a piece of day-old apple … [Continue reading...]

Get Cookin’! Giveaway

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My sweet friend Carrian, who blogs over at Oh, Sweet Basil!, has arranged for an entire week of fun giveaways to celebrate her birthday! Instead of getting gifts, she wants to give them away to all of you! Keep checking in this week for more awesome giveaways and don’t miss the ones that have already […]

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Carrot Cake Scones

Carrot Cake Scones | www.somethingswanky.com

I have been really excited to post this recipe!! Mostly because it’s a sort of do-over of a recipe from last year– my Red Velvet Scones. I absolutely cannot stand a dry scone. I mean… I just can’t tolerate it in the slightest. So I made sure that my first scone recipe on this blog […]

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Blendtec Giveaway

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My sweet friend Carrian, who blogs over at Oh, Sweet Basil!, has arranged for an entire week of fun giveaways to celebrate her birthday! Instead of getting gifts, she wants to give them away to all of you! Woo hoo– how cool!!!! Come back every day this week for a super cool new giveaway. This […]

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Grow Happy Goal: Body

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This post is sponsored by Knowledge Universe. I may have received product or monetary compensation in exchange for sharing my honest opinion of and personal experience with this brand. In case you are wondering wondering how surfing a dessert blog landed you on a post all about healthful family habits, be sure to check out […]

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75+ Lemon Recipes

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes | www.somethingswanky.com

Pancakes are my happy place. I find them to be extremely comforting food and the cure for just about any ailment. My favorite pancakes are just plain old chocolate chip pancakes, but I’ve also dabbled in Reese’s Banana Pancakes, Red Velvet Pancakes, and Instant Pancake Mix here on the blog. I’ve enjoyed them all, but […]

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Lemon White Chocolate M&M Cookies

Lemon White Chocolate M&M Cookies | www.somethingswanky.com

Something that I really love about being a blogger is getting to be a part of a close-knit blogger community. It sounds strange that we can use the words “close-knit” and “community” to describe a group of people who live far from each other, have oftentimes never met even once in person, and seemingly only […]

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Date Balls

Date Balls | www.somethingswanky.com

Ok. So these might be a tough sell. I know the pictures are a little crazy (blinding much? 4 years, and I’m still learning my camera. Yeesh)! And I know they kind of just look… well… lumpy. And I’m trying to tell you that this lumpy dried fruit is, like, the best dessert ever. So […]

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Easter Pretzel Bites

Easter Pretzel Bites | www.somethingswanky.com

Simplicity is the name of the game in my life these days! Between blogging, prepping for the move, planning for visitors/Emma’s birthday party during graduation weekend, the plethora of spring birthdays in our families, the end of Chris’s last semester (projects, papers, trips, oh my!), and then the normal day-to-day grind… I’m simplifying things in […]

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75+ Cute Easter Treats

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Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs

Homemade Reese's Eggs | www.somethingswanky.com

My theme for 2014 seems to be, “Yes, I know this recipe has been made and posted about a thousand times. I don’t care. I’m doing it anyway!” So, here we are. With, yet again, another super popular recipe that can be found on many, many delicious dessert blogs. I hope you’ll forgive me the […]

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Easter Egg Haystacks

Easter Egg Haystacks | www.somethingswanky.com

I know these aren’t anything original, but they are just such a delicious classic!! I couldn’t resist making a batch and posting them this year. These Easter egg nests (or ‘Haystacks’ if you’re eating them at any other time of year) always remind me of a very special teacher I had in high school. I […]

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Peeps S’mores Pies

Peeps S'mores Pies | www.somethingswanky.com

I pinned these Chocolate Ganache S’mores two years ago, and they have been nagging at the back of my mind ever since. I’ve been itching to make them, and somehow just kept putting them off. But today, we’re finally crossing these off the great, big “pinned-these-to-make-later-but-still-haven’t” list! I had a feeling these would be great […]

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Bacon Fried Chicken & Donuts

Bacon Fried Chicken & Donuts | www.somethingswanky.com

So…….. I’m from the South. Where we like to fry things. Which means eating fried chicken atop a fluffy Belgian waffle for breakfast isn’t all that weird to me. And, for the record, I’m happy with fried chicken just about any time of the day, especially when it comes drowned in maple syrup. I feel […]

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100+ Coconut Desserts

100+ Coconut Dessert Recipes | www.somethingswanky.com

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Blackberry Brie Pizza & Mama Francesca Parmesan

Blackberry Brie Pizza on Cinnamon Focaccia | www.somethingswanky.com

This post is sponsored by Mama Francesca. Find my Disclosure Policy here. Ready to take Parmesan to the next level?? Read on, friend. You won’t find any boring spaghetti here! I’ve loved cheese + sweet for as long as I can remember. It started as a kid when my mom would give me apple slices […]

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KitchenAid Giveaway!

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Enter for your chance to win a 5-quart KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, color of your choice! Sponsored by the following blogs. A Dash of Sanity, Mom on Timeout, Something Swanky, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Lady Behind the Curtain, High Heels & Grills, Fry Sauce & Grits, Mother’s Niche, My Mommy Style, Big Red […]

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Carrots & Dirt Cupcakes {with chocolate covered strawberries}

Carrots & Dirt Cupcakes | www.somethingswanky.com

So…. it would be a total lie to say that “spring has sprung.” Because it snowed yesterday. The entire day. Big, huge flakes. #ugh At the rate we’re going, it’s going to be April and I’ll still have my cute “Let it Snow!” snowman sign on my porch. I just don’t feel like I can […]

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