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Movies and M&Ms Go Hand In Hand

Oscars table with MMs

The biggest movie award show of the year is here! The Oscars are filled with gorgeous people wearing beautiful clothes and at my house a nice layout of treats. What? I’m not the one trying to squeeze into those amazing dresses and get judged about it, so I can have a few M&Ms if I want.

To us here at Busy Bee Blogger, anything can be a great reason to entertain, and of course the Oscars lets us add a little glamour to the mix. I like to break out my DIY gold mercury glass mason jar candle holders, some flowers and some pretty napkins. What would be perfect to celebrate the Academy Awards is a spread in matte black and gold. Very elegant.

The one thing you cannot go without when celebrating the movies are M&Ms. These are always a good idea, even if you’re watching the movies (or the Oscars) all on your own, there is just something about pairing the chocolately goodness of M&Ms with movies, and movie stars. I have my favorite types of M&Ms for different movies: milk chocolate goes with drama, peanut pairs well with comedy, and crispy is perfect for SciFi.

Milk Chocolate M&Ms top this delicious and fun round brownie
For the Oscars, we are not only setting out the different M&Ms in festive glass wear, we have decided to go full on celebrating and make M&M brownies. For these delicious treats we just used a ready made box mix, used olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and then sprinkled milk chocolate M&Ms over the top right before placing it in the oven.

Round M&Ms topped brownie

We also chose to use a spring form pan to give it the nice round shape. Everybody loves these and having them with the M&Ms on top and in wedges is a little more fun. M&Ms make everything a little more fun.

 

How do you use M&Ms to celebrate?
Do you have a favorite type?

Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

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Be Mom’s Favorite With This BaubleBar Gift Set

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Psst. Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY! Don’t fret, I still have you covered. BaubleBar has a build your own gift set that will make you mom’s favorite… or at least make me wonder what you’re hiding. ;-)

Be mom’s favorite with a personalized jewelry set from BaubleBar.com for just $65! Pick out the perfect necklace and bracelet or pair of earrings, plus choose from a selection of beauty and lifestyle products, including yummy tea and chocolate from our favorite brands to complete your custom gift! FREE shipping and returns.

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Enamel Links Bracelet

 

Don’t wait any longer.  Up to the minute looks in jewelry and some delicious chocolate?  Just what mom needs.

 

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Grab Your Dipping Forks, Today Is National Cheese Fondue Day!

emmi fondue plate setting

Oh goodness today is my lucky day!  A day that celebrates CHEESE FONDUE!  April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day, a time to fire up the fondue pots for food, fun and good conversation.  You all should know this southern California pinup’s absolute love (obsession) with cheese.  Add  in a fun dinner where you get to share the experience of eating together and I am completely sold.

I remember eating fondue when I was little, and I have my own fondue pot now that I break out for fun dinners with friends, or a romantic dinner with someone special.   A chance to enjoy the wonderful-ness of cheese, and having to get in and really share your dining experience with people is my idea of a great meal.

To celebrate, Emmi Roth USA, the US division of the premier Swiss dairy company, is sharing the must-know fon-DO’s of fondue – everything from tips for when you dip to the new ways to do fondue.

 

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Fondue & Cocktails

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There is no better reason to snuggle up and enjoy one of my favorite types of dinners, fondue, than St. Valentine’s Day. It’s usually chilly out at the time, and why not use that as an added excuse to dip goodies into warm chocolate or cheese and share it with your snuggle bunny.

This Valentine’s Day let’s put a twist on traditional fondue. I have a cheese and a chocolate recipe for you, along with three cocktails, one of which should be able to please the palate of most anyone. I have a fruity, a carmel and even a Lucid Absinthe based cocktail.

Do I have your attention now?

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Cocktail Thursday – The Mole Cocktail

Mole Cocktail Tequila Chocolate Pepper Amoretti
Since it’s still cold everywhere, except you guys in Miami, I wanted to do a cocktail that can keep you warm and fuzzy out of the cold.
The Mole Cocktail bring a nice Mexican twist with chocolate and heat from the chipotle powder.
The Mole Cocktail (259 calories)
3 oz. Tequila
Small pinch of chipotle powder
Combine everything in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain over fresh ice.

Nachos optional, but why not indulge?

Cheers!

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