‘Celebrate with 8’ the First Day of Summer: Lake Love Edition

Happy First Day of Summer! Time to sit back
and ‘Celebrate with 8’ the Lake Life Edition.
Show your love of the lake with Michigan Made products.

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Welcome visitors to the lake with this Michigan Anchor Sign from Featherandbirch.  Handcrafted right in Pure Michigan.

Michigan Anchor Great Lakes Cottage Cabin Home Wood Decor Sign Art Cutout from Featherandbirch
This Michigan charm necklace from KreationsByKoskela is the perfect gift.  Customize with different metals and local jade or jasper.  Add a little heart to the place that your giftee loves in Michigan for no additional charge.

Michigan jewelry, Lake Superior necklace from KreationsByKoskela
Michigan is known for their craft beer so why be left at the lake without a bottle opener?  The Drink Beer from Here in a Michigan beer bottle opener from briejadesigns has you all set!  Comes with a cap tray too, genius.

Beer bottle opener from briejadesigns
While technically the artist is from Pennsylvania I still included it because of how awesome this Michigan Illustration from helloniccoco is.  I’m ordering it soon for my Michigan inspired mudroom.

Michigan Illustrated from helloniccoco
These Michigan Beach Stone Stud Earrings from JujusNature are made from the prettiest stones Lake Michigan has to offer.  Hand picked and hand crafted each pair is as unique as the wearer.  Be one of a kind!

Michigan Beach Stone Stud Earrings from JujusNature
This Longitude Latitude Driftwood Sign from DestinationTree is a completely personalized.  Hand engraved with the GPS coordinates of your choosing makes the perfect centerpiece for your Lake Life home.

Longitude Latitude Driftwood Sign from DestinationTree
Do you or someone you know love to ‘hop’ to different breweries?  Enjoy some craft beer at home while watching the sunset in this Michigan Hop Pint Glass from BreweryFerment.  Ah…soak it in.

Michigan Hop Logo Pint Glass from BreweryFerment
The easy going warm days of the Lake Life don’t last forever.  Not to say that Winter isn’t another specialty of the Great Lakes.  The Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen Sign from TheBlueSpruceDecorCo. reminds you there is yet another season to look forward to.

Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen, Rustic Sign from TheBlueSpruceDecorCo

Grab some sunscreen. Get some sand beneath your feet.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Chip & Dip Day

Tortillas, crackers, plain potato.  Creamy, spicy or thin like salsa.
It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Chip and Dip Day!

Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Chip the tea cup, Beauty and the Beast from Color My Kids Room | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Chip the tea cup, Beauty and the Beast from Color My Kids Room | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

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I love this deconstructed dip from Let’s Dish.  Receive rave reviews at your next cookout when you make this Italian Hoagie Dip.

Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is your style Mid-Century?  Display your lovely chip & dip spread in this Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set.  Get it from Gnarled Wares, an Michigan based Etsy shop.

Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Throw a craft beer part and make my Spinach & Artichoke Dip recipe.  Pairs well with others.

Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Chip obsessed?  This Got Chips? Shirt from Jen’s Handmade Co. is perfect comfy wear for snacking the night away in your most comfy space.

Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
A Chinese restaurant favorite updated into a dip?  Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R’ Us gives a new spin on boring take out!

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Hit the streets with this Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55.  A great conversation piece for any potato chip lover.

Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This dip had me at cheese…..no wait, bacon….no wait, did you see it had hot sauce?  OK, I just love everything about this Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies.

Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
I really felt like I couldn’t make it through this post without mentioning the most popular chip at the moment, Chip the tea cup from Beauty and the Beast.  This print for the Michigan based Etsy shop Color My Kids Room is so cute!

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Choose a chip.  Choose a dip.  Just don’t double dip.  Celebrate!

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day

Fruity & slushy.  A perfect treat after a long day. 
If your sitting on a beach or at home it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day!

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Even though it is going to be 70 degrees day in Michigan, we are actually still in Winter.  Try this Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife because you know a cool down is on it’s way.

Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is it a Mojito?  Is it a Margarita?  Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is combines the best of both worlds.

 Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Journals are all the rage right now.  If you have one mark this day with Margarita love with this Margarita Paper Clip from Nonie’s Custom Creation, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Margarita Paper Clip from Nonies Custom Creation | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula has a rimmed edge of salt and chili powder.  What a lovely spicy combination.

Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Speaking of spicy try this Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie.  AS funky as it is fresh.

Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Let your Margarita loving friend know your thinking about them with this When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press.  You will also be supporting a Michigan based business.

When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot will take you to the carnival even in the middle of Winter.

Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
What’s better than drinking a Margarita?  How about having your house smell like one?  The Burning Mitten will have your house smelling sweet with this Margarita  Candle.

The Burning Mitten Margarita Candle | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Stock up on ice.  Get out your flip flops.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Almond Day

Almonds are a great snack.  The oil can be used to keep your skin healthy. 
The extract can make yummy cookies. 
So many ways to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Almond Day!

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Starting the day with heart healthy almonds is a great way to wake up. Make these Almond Strawberry Overnight Oats from Celebrating Sweets the night before for busy mornings.

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Amy’s Almond Cookies
from Happy Happy Nester look like a delicious finish to any great meal.  Make a batch tonight.

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Handmade Honey Almond Perfume Oil from Traverse Bay Soap Co. will have you smelling so sweet all day long.  The bottle is perfect to add to your purse or makeup for when you want to smell fresh on-the-go.

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Coconut and almonds are a perfect pair in these No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls from The Healthy Maven.  Perfect snack for kids and adults alike.

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Winter weather getting your skin down?  Try this Sweet Orange Scrub made with Almond Oil from Cluck & Strut Farm.  Made right here in Michigan.

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I can only bet this Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken from Tastes Lovely looks as good as it tastes.

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Have someone that is Almond Butter obsessed?  This Hand Stamped Spoon from Rebekah’s Valentine is the perfect gift.

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This Super Clean Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing from Pinch of Yum looks amazing!  A perfect dinner for the upcoming warmer weather.

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Pick some up for your snack, recipe or even for your skin. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Apple Day

Honeycrisp, McIntosh or Golden Delicious. 
Whole, peeled or pressed into Cider. 
It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Apple Day!

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking Sense Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking Sense
Candy Apple Feltie from Addy's Bugs N' Blooms Candy Apple Feltie from Addy's Bugs N' Blooms
Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N' Spice Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N' Spice
Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the Mitten Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Apple Hat from Cherlynne Handmade's Apple Hat from Cherlynne Handmade's
Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the Farm Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the Farm
Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish
Jollay Orcahrds in Coloma, Michigan Jollay Orcahrds in Coloma, Michigan

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This Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking Sense almost looks too pretty to eat!  But of course I will because I can’t let good things go to waste.

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking SenseNeed a little added touch for your little ones Fall outfit?  This adorable Candy Apple Feltie is perfect!  From Addy’s Bugs N’ Blooms, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Candy Apple Feltie from Addy's Bugs N' BloomsNothing screams Fall more than Apple Cider & Pumpkin Spice.  Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N’ Spice has you covered on  all the Fall flavor you could want.

Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N' SpiceTry my Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake! Cinnamon and nutmeg cheesecake filling on top of chunky applesauce and a graham cracker crust. Best of all it’s no-bake.

Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the MittenTreat your new little Fall cutie to this adorable Apple Hat.  Check out Cherlynne Handmade, a Michigan based Etsy shop~this can be customized to any color you like as well!

Apple Hat from Cherlynne Handmade'sEnjoy this beautiful Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the Farm.  There is also a fabulous wine pairing with it.  Dessert and wine! What more could you ask for?

Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the FarmAfter a long day of apple picking and pumpkin carving sit back and relax with this Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish. Treat yourself!

Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish Speaking of apple picking~let me tell you about one of my favorite places in the Southwestern Michigan area to do that!  We love Jollay Orchards in Coloma, Michigan.  You can’t go wrong with the hayride, petting zoo and their haunted house.  After you do the corn maze head over to the store to get delicious donuts, cider, homemade jellies and sauces.  I mean, look how happy this kid is in their Pumpkin Patch!

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Head to the farm.  Grab a bushel or a barrel.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for World Egg Day

Over easy or scrambled.  Hard boiled or poached. Do you like yolk or not?  Just the whites?
Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for World Egg Day!

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life Croissant Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life Croissant
2 Eggs over Yeezy from A Dog Named Paul 2 Eggs over Yeezy from A Dog Named Paul
Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of Life Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of Life
Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing Spatula Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing Spatula
Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My Oven Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My Oven
Mama Bird Nest Necklace fromTheArtzyMama Mama Bird Nest Necklace fromTheArtzyMama
Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the Farm Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the Farm
One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of Yum One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of Yum

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Hearty lentils are a cozy place for eggs in this filling and healthy breakfast.  Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life Croissant~treat yourself well!

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life CroissantGot a baby with mad style?  A Dog Named Paul will outfit your little one in the most fashionable of ways. Eggscellent.

2 Eggs over Yeezy from A Dog Named PaulIs there anything better than getting the benefit of home cooking but the taste of takeout?  Make Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of Life tonight instead of ordering out.

Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of LifeNeed a quick breakfast, lunch or brunch?  Try these Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing Spatula.  Just the thing for the mid-day ‘hangries’.

Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing SpatulaI love this idea! Perfect when cooking for a crowd. Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My Oven.

Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My OvenThis handmade Mama Bird Nest Necklace from the Michigan based Etsy Shop, TheArtzyMama.  Put all your eggs into one beautiful basket and wear it proudly.

 Mama Bird Nest Necklace fromTheArtzyMamaWho says waffles have to be sweet?  Try these savory Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the Farm to shake up your breakfast routine.

Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the FarmSpicy chili powder combined with creamy goat cheese with tomatoes and eggs.  All this only using one pan?  Yes please. One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of Yum.

One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of YumGrab a dozen or so. Be careful how you crack them. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Taco Day

Take ‘Taco Tuesday’ to a whole new level because
today we are ‘Celebrating with 8’ for National Taco Day!

Homemade Taco Seasoning from The Country Cook Homemade Taco Seasoning from The Country Cook
Chorizo Tacos from Fashionable Foods Chorizo Tacos from Fashionable Foods
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers from Baking Sense Pickled Jalapeno Peppers from Baking Sense
Taco Pie from A Day In The Life on the Farm Taco Pie from A Day In The Life on the Farm
Navajo Tacos from Heather Likes Food Navajo Tacos from Heather Likes Food
Cajun Fish Tacos from Curious Nut Cajun Fish Tacos from Curious Nut
Carne Asada Tacos from Jo Cooks Carne Asada Tacos from Jo Cooks
Four B's Tostadas from Bottom Left of the Mitten Four B's Tostadas from Bottom Left of the Mitten

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Skip the packaged store taco mix because it is so easy to make your own Homemade Taco SeasoningThe Country Cook shows you the ropes.

Homemade Taco Seasoning from The Country CookCorn tortillas are so perfect with these Chorizo Tacos from Fashionable Foods.  Add Black Bean and Corn Salsa & Cilantro-Lime Crema as an added pop of color and flavor.

Chorizo Tacos from Fashionable FoodsHow about making a Taco Pie? A super quick recipe that has a secret ingredient for the base.  Check out the recipe from A Day In The Life on the Farm.

Taco Pie from A Day In The Life on the FarmYou can’t talk about tacos without talking about TOPPINGS! Pickled Jalapeno Peppers from Baking Sense will keep you in peppers to dress up your tacos all year long.

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers from Baking SenseInstead of corn or four tortillas to make your tacos how about trying Navajo Tacos? Heather Likes Food shows you how to diverge from the norm.

Navajo Tacos from Heather Likes Food Spicy white fish is the star of the show in these Cajun Fish Tacos from Curious Nut.  Add the Avocado Cilantro Sauce to cool it down.

Cajun Fish Tacos from Curious NutMarinated flank steak is grilled to perfection then loaded with olives, green onions and cheese.  Carne Asada Tacos from Jo Cooks are the complete taco package.

Carne Asada Tacos from Jo CooksI like to take my shells and fry them then top with the Four B’s-beef, beans, blue cheese and buffalo sauce. Four B’s Tostadas from me at Bottom Left of the Mitten.

Four B's Tostadas from Bottom Left of the MittenGrab some shells or make your own.  Grab some toppings. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Drink Beer Day

Sit back and relax.  Grab a cold one.
It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Drink Beer Day!

German Brat Salad with Beer-Horseradish Vinaigrette from A Day in the Life on the Farm German Brat Salad with Beer-Horseradish Vinaigrette from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Beer Infused Bavarian Soft Pretzels with Jalapeno Cheddar Dip from Baking Sense Beer Infused Bavarian Soft Pretzels with Jalapeno Cheddar Dip from Baking Sense
Four B's Tostadas from Bottom Left of the Mitten Four B's Tostadas from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Bacon Shells & Cheese from Bottom Left of the Mitten Bacon Shells & Cheese from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Stuffed Hatch Green Chiles from Bottom Left of the Mitten Stuffed Hatch Green Chiles from Bottom Left of the Mitten
White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the Mitten White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Portobello Mushroom Burger from Bottom Left of the Mitten Portobello Mushroom Burger from Bottom Left of the Mitten
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Try these Beer Infused Bavarian Soft Pretzels with Jalapeno Cheddar Dip from Baking Sense.  Warm soft pretzels are a perfect partner with a nice cold beer.

Beer Infused Bavarian Soft Pretzels with Jalapeno Cheddar Dip from Baking SenseShake up your upcoming Octoberfest with this German Brat Salad with Beer-Horseradish Vinaigrette from A Day in the Life on the Farm.  Spicy beer infused dressing over a delicious salad, yum!

German Brat Salad with Beer-Horseradish Vinaigrette from A Day in the Life on the Farm You can drink beer with me every Friday Night for Mitten Movie Night!  Check out my recipes & pairings that I offer up every Friday on the blog.

Bacon Shells & Cheese paired with Lagunitas~A delicious meal loaded with bacon, vegetables and shell pasta. Italian & Parmesan cheese add a creamy finish. Perfect quick meal for a cozy night in.

Bacon Shells & Cheese from Bottom Left of the MittenPortobello Mushroom Burger paired with Lost Dune from New Holland Brewing~Juicy marinated mushrooms meld together with peppers, onions & mozzarella cheese. Basil mayonnaise finishes off this burger perfectly.

Portobello Mushroom Burger from Bottom Left of the MittenWhite Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce paired with Bell’s Oberon~A sweet & savory combination on a homemade pizza crust. While this has a long and fancy name trust me it comes together quickly with the use of rotisserie chicken.

White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce from Bottom Left of the MittenFour B’s Tostadas paired with Sam Adam’s Octoberfest~Crunchy tostadas get the 4 B’s treatment: beef, beans, blue cheese & buffalo sauce then cooling it down a little with some creamy ranch dressing. A bold combination packed with tons of flavor.

Four B's Tostadas from Bottom Left of the MittenStuffed Hatch Green Chiles paired with Dirty Blonde from Atwater Brewery~Loaded Green Hatch Chiles with a cream cheese and chicken stuffing baked to perfection.

Stuffed Hatch Green Chiles from Bottom Left of the MittenI’ve said it before and I will say this again…..

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Invite some friends over.  Get a 6 pack to share.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ Pumpkin Everything for Autumn Equinox

Ahh….the first day of Fall.  Crisp breezes, pumpkin patches & football.
What a wonderful time of year!  And of course it’s also time for Pumpkin Everything!
Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Autumn Equinox.

Pumpkin Chicken Pot Pie for your Little Goblins from A Day in the Life on the Farm Pumpkin Chicken Pot Pie for your Little Goblins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Homemade Pumpkin Puree from Crunchy, Crafty & Highly Caffeinated Homemade Pumpkin Puree from Crunchy, Crafty & Highly Caffeinated
Velvety Maple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal from Cooking with Carlee Velvety Maple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal from Cooking with Carlee
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Bitter Side of Sweet Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Baked Pumpkin Arancini or Risotto Balls from Caroline's Cooking Baked Pumpkin Arancini or Risotto Balls from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Cobbler from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch Pumpkin Cobbler from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch
Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread from Moore or Less Cooking Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread from Moore or Less Cooking
Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the Mitten Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the Mitten

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What a way to celebrate the season with your kids!  Pumpkin Chicken Pot Pie for your Little Goblins from A Day in the Life on the Farm.

Pumpkin Chicken Pot Pie for your Little Goblins from A Day in the Life on the FarmBrew a pot of coffee then sit down and relax with this Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Bitter Side of Sweet.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Bitter Side of SweetInterested in skipping the canned pumpkin and make your own Homemade Pumpkin PureeCrunchy, Crafty & Highly Caffeinated shows you how.

Homemade Pumpkin Puree from Crunchy, Crafty & Highly CaffeinatedBaked Pumpkin Arancini or Risotto Balls from Caroline’s Cooking takes the pumpkin game to a whole new level!

Baked Pumpkin Arancini or Risotto Balls from Caroline's CookingIf oatmeal is one of your favorite foods this might be your new go to recipe.  Velvety Maple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal from Cooking with Carlee.

Velvety Maple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal from Cooking with Carlee

For the die hard pumpkin lover in your life I introduce you to Pumpkin Cobbler from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch.  Topping it with ice cream is mandatory.

Pumpkin Cobbler from Serena Bakes Simply from ScratchThis has become my most popular recipe yet, Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake.

Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the MittenIs making this Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread from Moore or Less Cooking on a beautiful Fall day even a question?  No, its not.

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread from Moore or Less Cooking Get ready to jump in some leaves.  Put pumpkin in everything.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Peanut Day

I’m going to go right there and say that when I think
peanut‘ I think ‘peanut butter‘. 

So let me delight you with all things
“Peanut Butter” and ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Peanut Day!

How To Make Peanut Butter from Let A Clean Bake How To Make Peanut Butter from Let A Clean Bake
Peanut Butter Pudding Pops from Delicioulsy Declassified Peanut Butter Pudding Pops from Delicioulsy Declassified
Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger from The Noshery Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger from The Noshery
Peanut Butter Candy Bar Blossoms from Bottom Left of the Mitten Peanut Butter Candy Bar Blossoms from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna from Spend With Pennies Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna from Spend With Pennies
Peanut Dipping Sauce from Cookie & Kate Peanut Dipping Sauce from Cookie & Kate
Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie from Sally's Baking Addiction Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie from Sally's Baking Addiction
Peanut Butter Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars from Buns In My Oven Peanut Butter Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars from Buns In My Oven

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Have you ever wanted to make your own peanut butter? Let A Clean Bake show you how with 4 simple ingredients.

How To Make Peanut Butter from Let A Clean BakeRemember eating pudding pops as a kid?  I do, but I think these Peanut Butter Pudding Pops from Deliciously Declassified look better than anything from a box.

Peanut Butter Pudding Pops from Delicioulsy DeclassifiedThe combinations in this Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger from The Noshery are, ‘WOW!’  Burger, pineapple and melted peanut butter.  Like I said, ‘WOW!’

Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger from The NosheryThe kids will love these Peanut Butter Candy Bar Blossoms that I recently made for Mitten Movie Night!

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Blossoms from Bottom Left of the Mitten

A layered dessert ‘lasagna’?  I’ve never had one but this Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna from Spend With Pennies looks fabulous!  It gets bonus points because it’s No Bake.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna from Spend With PenniesPeanut Dipping Sauce from Cookie & Kate is a delicious clean eating recipe.  Spicy & creamy this dip takes veggies to another level.

Peanut Dipping Sauce from Cookie & KateI don’t think there could be a better way to celebrate Fall than by making this beautiful dessert.  Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction, yum!

Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie from Sally's Baking AddictionThree favorites in one cozy dish.  Peanut Butter Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars from Buns In My Oven are perfect for afternoon snacking!

Peanut Butter Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars from Buns In My OvenGo Nuts! Celebrate.

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