Cookie Party Hacks

Bella Breakdown Got a cookie swap party coming up and want your delightful little desserts to stand out among the rest? Try this family-favorite to satisfy the sweet tooth of all your guests (even the grinchiest of gatherers). They’re sweet, tart, fluffy, sugary, filled with white chocolate and too easy to make. After dozens and dozens of peanut buttery, fudgy, and frosted cookies, this light Lemon and White Chocolate Crinkle Cookie will hit the spot. All you’ll need for the ingredients is a box of your tried and true lemon cake mix (we won’t judge if you just pick...

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Skip The Turkey And Load Up On This Side Dish

Bella Breakdown I’m just gonna say it… Thanksgiving turkey isn’t that good. In fact, it’s kinda bad. There’s no way to get it moist, it lacks flavor and makes you completely exhausted before dessert makes it to the table. If you’re like me and loathe that white slab of meat on your Thanksgiving plate, opt for this delicious side instead. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Gruyere and Bacon 1 can pumpkin puree   1 pound macaroni noodles   1 package bacon   1 ½ tablespoons flour   1 pinch salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder   1 ½ cup...

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Chicken Pizza Toast, A Fun New Party Recipe

Bella Breakdown Looking for something for your next holiday party or get together? Don’t want to eat the usual but also don’t want to get takeout? Try a plate of Chicken Pizza Toast! It’s sure to be a hit no matter what the occasion. And the best part? It only takes a few ingredients, more than half of which you probably have in your kitchen pantry as you read this. Start by heating oil in a pan and saute some chopped garlic. Once the garlic is golden brown and soft, add in some shredded chicken. When the chicken and...

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The Perfect Fall Sangria

Bella Breakdown Nothing says holiday season quite like a themed and color-appropriate cocktail. How else will we get through endless hours of small-talk? Drinks. Stressing about all of the shopping and wrapping that needs to be done? Drinks. Need no excuse? Drinks. And with all these cheers, cranberry cocktails and champagne or eggnog get quite redundant after a couple of times. To switch it up, a light and fruity fall sangria will keep you feeling good without getting overly full and keep you feeling social all evening long. The best thing about sangria is you can make a big...

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies To Get You Feeling Festive

Bella Breakdown When I think of fall, what first comes to mind is the delicious food. Leaves changing and cool nights come second to the thought of comfort food. And nothing says fall quite like sweet treats and delectable desserts. Pumpkin is the flavor of the season. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, and now pumpkin whoopie pies. For those of you who don’t know, a “whoopie pie” is vanilla creme sandwiched between two cookie or cake pieces. The dessert is believed to be originally from Dutch Country Pennsylvania but has since been morphed and perfected by others from around the...

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