GUEST BLOGGER: Loaded Pizza Dip

Hi everyone! I’m Erin from DelightfulEMade, and I’m coming over to share my favorite hot-dip with all of you. This Loaded Pizza Dip is the perfect hot dip for a party, a get-together with friends, or just hanging out watching football or your fave TV show. Loaded with lots of goodies like cream cheese, pizza sauce, peppers, olives and pepperoni, its amazing treat!

Loaded with cream cheese, pizza sauce, peppers, cheese and pepperoni, this hot dip is the perfect dish for your next get-together!

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GUEST BLOGGER: Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Hello, everyone! This is Allison from Celebrating Sweets. I’m back to share another recipe with you while Brittany is busy welcoming her new baby.

Reese's Pieces Cookies

My family loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to enjoy those flavors together. These cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate and peanut butter cravings. I made a peanut butter and chocolate cookie and loaded it with chocolate chips and Reese’s Pieces candies. The cookies are chew

y around the edges and soft in the centers, and they beg to be eaten while still warm with a cold glass of milk.

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These cookies are great any time of year (I’d never turn them down!), but I especially like to make them during the month of October. Their colors go perfectly with Halloween and the Fall season. Grab some Reese’s Pieces and get baking. You will not be disappointed!

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If you prefer peanut butter cups to Reese’s Pieces, these cookies would be just as delicious with peanut butter cups in them. Just replace the Reese’s Pieces with 1 1/2 cups chopped peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies
 
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Soft, chocolate and peanut butter cookies loaded with chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces candies.
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1½ cups Reese's Pieces candies, divided
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. With a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars for several minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. With your mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of Reese's Pieces and ½ cup chocolate chips.
  4. 4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons (I used a 1½ tablespoon scoop) onto greased or lined cookies sheets. Leave a couple of inches in between for spreading. Press the remaining ½ cup of Reese's Pieces onto the tops of the dough; this will make the candies more visible. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set and the centers still a little soft. The cookies will look slightly underdone, but they will continue cooking as they cool. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
This recipe was contributed by Allison from Celebrating Sweets.
 

GUEST BLOGGER: Ultimate Reese’s Snack Mix

If you like Reese's, you'll love this salty-sweet snack mix!  Loaded with all your favorites, its the perfect snack!

Hello, everyone! My name is Erin from Delightful E Made, and I’m thrilled to be a new contributor here at Mommy on Demand. I’ll be posting every now and again, and am really excited to get to know all of you better.

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GUEST BLOGGER: Apple Cobbler Bars

Hi, Mommy on Demand readers! My name is Blair and I blog over at The Seasoned Mom, where I share the easy and delicious recipes that my family loves, the simple activities that entertain my three young boys, parenting tidbits, and a glimpse of life in Virginia’s countryside.

Apple Cobbler Bars

 

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GUEST BLOGGER: Saving Hundreds: The un-crafty birthday

Hello everyone!

My name is Hayley Hayes and I am SO very honored to be guest posting once a month for the next few months here on Mommy on Demand. I am the author of funnymomstories.com – so if you like what you read here be sure to check me out!

One of the things that I pride myself in is the ability to be cheap frugal. Call it a gift. Also call it being poor. Whatever you want to call it is fine with me. Once a month, I’m going to share with you 1 way that your family can save big money. This week, I’d like to introduce you to:

The Un-Crafty Birthday

Alright. If you’re crafty and you know it- good for you. Some of us however, like me- can’t transform an empty cereal box into the preschool version of the Mona Lisa. I just don’t have the vision. So of course all you DIYers out there can fart confetti and have a pinterest penthouse pinboard (say that 3x fast!) of your child’s shabby but not too shabby chic birthday party. I’m not hating. But that’s not me.

If you’re a fellow passenger on the not naturally crafty bus with a limited budget- this is for you. Here’s how I save hundreds without doing napkin origami.

1. Shop your house. And your mama’s house. And your sister’s house.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up in October. Naturally, I feel anxiety to make it local news worthy because I’m a mom in the social media age of comparison. But, as I’ve mentioned, we aren’t exactly raining dolla billz over here. Our goal was to do our daughter’s birthday party on a $100 budget.

My first step was to not spend any money. I shopped my house and my mama’s house. My sister had recently been involved with a bridal shower that had used this wreath. I literally wrapped some of her leftover shower lace around it once and wrote “Happy Birthday Ellie” on an envelope…. and that was free. Here is a list of other things I’ve borrowed from relatives for this party:

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Meet my New Contributors!!

I would like to introduce you all to my new contributors here at Mommy on Demand!!    With my new little bundle of joy arriving soon,  I wanted to keep my blog going  with awesome recipe, tips, crafts and so much more!   While I’m trying to adjust to having a 2 year old and a newborn,  these lovely ladies have offered to me out for a the next few months.
So please take the time to follow these great ladies and get to know their blogs!

Now, let’s meet these lovely ladies!!

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Blair Lonergan is a wife, a mom to three young boys, a part-time employee, and a fitness and nutrition coach.  On her blog, The Seasoned Mom, Blair shares easy, seasonal, family-friendly recipes; simple activities to entertain kids; and a variety of other parenting stories.  Join her for a peek at her busy life in an old farmhouse in Virginia’s countryside.
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Hi!  I’m Alison, and I blog at Celebrating Sweets.  I started Celebrating Sweets back in 2013 as a way to document and share some of my favorite recipes.  On my blog, you’ll find homemade baked goods and sweet treats of all varieties.  I believe that cooking and baking should be fun,  and never intimidating. I hope my recipes inspire people to get in the kitchen and add a little sweetness to their lives. .
A little about me- I am originally a California girl and I currently  live in Arizona with my husband and two children.  I am fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom, and when I’m not caring for a toddler son and infant daughter, you can find me in the kitchen-of course!
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My name is Erin, and the “E” in Delightful E Made.  I’m a small town girl from South Dakota now living in the big city world of Washington, D.C.  I take great joy in cooking, baking, creating and sharing all the greatness that food brings to our lives and how it connects us as friends, family and community.  Come join me on this delightful journey at www.DelightfulEMade.com.

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I live in Fayetteville, AR with my husband and 1 year old (gasp! how did that happen?!) little girl. I love The Lord, going to movies, and blogging.  I especially like blogging funny mom stories and  coupon tips to help fellow mamas save money. You can read more about me over at www.funnymomstories.com

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 Hi, I’m Lindsay with Frenchie. I’ve been blogging since March of 2014 and I haven’t looked back. I’m loving this new outlook on life and all the wonderful friends I am making along the way. I blog just about everything from crafting to DIY, decor to crafting and cooking. Creating is my passion and I love sharing it with others. I also have a shop where I sell Wire Headwraps, therefor you get my name Frenchie Wraps. They are stylish and easy to wear without tension on your head. To wear, you just twist like a bread tie! I can’t thank Brittany enough for this opportunity to share my creations with you! XOXO, Lindsay

GUEST BLOGGER: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hi, Mommy On Demand readers! I’m Allison from Celebrating Sweets, and I’m happy to be guest posting while Brittany welcomes her new baby.

I recently had a baby (our second), so I know that life with little ones can be exciting and exhausting. I want to share a simple recipe with you today – something that busy parents can whip up quickly. These homemade banana chocolate chip muffins are a go-to recipe in my house. They are made in only one bowl and they come together in under 30 minutes. These muffins are moist, sweet, and a little indulgent. They are great for breakfast, snack, or even dessert.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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