a few of MY favorite things {party}

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The”favorite things” party has quickly become my favorite kind of “exchange”party out there! We brought 5 of our fav things under $6. I brought my all time fav, go to wine Vinho Verde from Trader Joes.

Favorite Things 2013

Vinho Verde Trader Joe’s

room spray (I got one last year and it last forever!!)

opi nail polish (x2)

lottery tickets (most creative!)


eso chapstick (my fav)

socks, I got these & oh my they are heavenly!

Allegro marinade, I love this on pork!

Wind & Willow Bruschetta dip mix

dish towel



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And then the FOOD! Everyone brought their Fav App to share!

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This dip rocks! SUPER EASY!!

It’s been flying around pintrest so I had to give it a shot! I mean anything that has is attached to Neimans (the best shopping in the world!) has got to be good!  I added tish bit of  sugar & lemon juice! I always make it my own! ENJOY!!

Neiman Marcus Dip 

2 c mayo

8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

1 bag bacon bits

1/2 c almonds

1 bunch scallions, sliced

1 t sugar

splash of lemon juice



Tina’s Holiday Pie

2 – 8oz cream cheese

1 – 8oz sour cream

1 jar 4.5oz chipped beef

1/2 onion chopped

1/2 green pepper chopped

3/4 cup chopped pecans

Mix first 5 ingredients and spread in a dish.  Next melt a little butter and pour over pecans.  Place them on a cookie sheet and roast for 5 minutes on 350.  Remove pecans and sprinkle them over mixture and bake on 350 for approximately 20 minutes until bubbly.  Serve with crackers.


Erin’s Peppermint Fudge

1 7oz jar marshmallow creme

1 12oz bag semi sweet morsels

1 tsp peppermint extract

3 cups sugar

3/4 c butter ( 1 & 1/2 sticks)

1 5 oz can evaporated milk

1 cup Andes peppermint chunks

Line 13×9 pan with foil and grease. Sprinkle 1/2 the peppermint chunks on bottom of pan.

In a large bowl combine marshmallow creme, morsels and extract. Combining these ingredients now simplifies the process.

In saucepan combine butter and evaporated milk on medium heat until mixed well. Then add sugar to butter/milk mixture. Be sure to keep your spatula on the bottom of the pan as much as possible. Once combined stir constantly.

Bring mixture to a full and rolling boil and set your timer for 5 minutes.

Very carefully pour your mixture into the large bowl of other ingredients. Stir ingredients together.

Pour into your prepared pan.  Smooth well and top with remaining peppermint chunks.

Refrigerate until firm.

Lift the foil from pan and cut into squares 



One comment

  1. suzspeaks says:

    i love this post! i love favorite things.. always great to see what real people use and love! and the recipes… oh goodness!

    by the way… i think i’ve commented before.. not sure.. but i love your blog.. been reading for a while!

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