Jessica Holoka

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Wife, Fur Mama, Home Chef, Maker
📍 New Jersey
Lifestyle & Food Blogger
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#AD Happy Friday! ❄️ We had our first snow yesterday here in NJ and it turned into quite the mess all across the state!  Jersey basically became a parking lot and it took hours for anyone to get anywhere.  Not a good start to the winter season that's not even officially here yet!
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Thankfully, it looks like the snow will be all cleaned up by the time Thanksgiving gets here next week! 🦃  If you're looking for an easy, last minute dessert, head to the blog today (#linkinbio)! I'm using Montchevre pumpkin goat cheese in a very unexpected way!
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This No-Bake Pumpkin Eggnog Cheesecake is full of seasonal flavor! 🎃 It can easily be made the night before so you can stress less about your holiday dessert menu! #Montchevreisgoat
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Learn more about Montchevre goat cheese here: https://ooh.li/1b1f287
Over the past year or two, we've become big fans of quinoa.  It's the perfect base for so many recipes, so we always have it on hand!  My favorite way to enjoy it is in salads. Thanks to @successrice #successquinoa Boil-in-Bag, it's that much easier for us to enjoy quinoa without sacrificing quality.  Like this Quinoa and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Chicken!
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It's a perfect, seasonal dinner made with shaved Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, pecan pieces, onions, bacon, crumbled garlic & herb goat cheese, and of course, quinoa. Add chicken strips on top for a delicious, filling weeknight meal!  Head to the blog today for the full recipe!
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Success makes mastering dinner a success with quick and easy to make quinoa.  Enjoy it on its own or in one of your favorite quinoa recipes! #successcangotoyourhead #successrice #sponsored @successrice
Happy Monday!  It's going to be in the 40s most of the week and we even have a chance of snow in the forecast!  This weather is perfect weather for a warm bowl of soup! 🥣
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There's nothing better than coming in from the cold, putting on comfy clothes, and settling down to a warm bowl of soup that's been simmering most of the day.  My husband isn't a big soup person, but I love it!  There are so many flavor combinations that can be made and, for me, the heartier, the better!
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Today on the blog (#linkinbio), I'm sharing 20 warm and cozy fall soup recipes that are perfect for this chilly weather!  There's recipes for the stove top, slow cooker, and Instant Pot!  They're easy soup recipes made with big flavors to keep you satisfied!
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What's your favorite soup?  Did it make this list?  If not, discover a new soup recipe to keep you warm and cozy!
#AD Happy Friday!  Are you guys feeling the holiday stress yet?  This month alone, there's just so much that I need to get done.  It's given me a slight Grinch-y feeling and I don't like it!
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So instead, I'm talking about putting the worry away and taking a little "me" time to enjoy all the fabulous things about the holidays! 🎅🎄 And one of those ways I'll be doing just that is by sitting down to a quiet evening with a festive holiday drink!
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Today on the blog, I'm sharing a recipe for a Sparkling Cherry Cosmopolitan Holiday Cocktail. 🍹 This cocktail is made with traditional Cosmo ingredients like vodka, Triple Sec, and lime juice.  But I'm swapping out the cranberry juice for Cherry Limeade @sparklingice.
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Not only does the Sparkling Ice give this fizzy drink a delicious cherry flavor, it's low in sugar and calories!  I'll drink to that!  Head over to the blog (#linkinbio) today for this easy, festive holiday drink!
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Start sparkling ✨ here: https://ooh.li/6a3228a
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#GetFizzy #SparklingIceLife #SparklingFestivities #HolidayDrinks
Happy Wednesday!  We're halfway through the week, but we're also into the second week of November.  Have you started holiday shopping yet?
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If you have little kids on your holiday shopping list, check out today's post up on the blog.  My friend Rachel sells some of the best children's books I've ever come across! Are you familiar with Usborne books? 📚 I've bought them many times before for my nieces and they've loved every single book!
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Head to the blog today (#linkinbio) to check out some of the holiday books I got for my nieces this year. 🎅 There's sticker books, stamp books, doodling books, and so many more!  See how you can grab a few of these books for stocking stuffers or gifts for the littles on your Christmas list!
I really DO care. Do you? 💙🇺🇸 #IVoted #abc7NY
These rainy, dreary days don't bug me as much in the fall as they did in the summer. Maybe it's the fact that there's nothing better on a chilly day than enjoying a warm bowl of soup!
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Today on @sofabfood, I'm sharing a Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup.  It's easily made in the Crock Pot with chicken thighs, potatoes, onions, green beans, and spinach.  Then, it get topped with shredded Parmesan cheese.  Serve it with breadsticks or biscuits for a delicious, comforting fall dinner!
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Head to sofabfood.com for this Italian take on chicken soup!
Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to stop and appreciate the simple things in life.
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Like a walk in the woods with the one you love 🌳, afternoon sunlight illuminating the trees in a way that makes them golden ✨, and the stunning show fall leaves put on each year. 🍁
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Quiet your mind, spend quality time with someone you love, get mud on your shoes, and enjoy nature’s magic.
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PS: see today’s story for more photos from our walk!
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When that first chill in the air hits, I know it’s time to pull out my favorite soups and my favorite soup bowl! 🥣 Soup season is in full effect around here and we stocked up on our favorite @campbells soups at @walmart!
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Nothing beats a classic! Chicken Noodle Soup is always so comforting on a chilly day and Campbell’s makes it easy to enjoy this classic, hearty flavor!
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Which Campbell’s soup flavor is your favorite? Pick up all of your favorites at Walmart! #sponsored #WalmartCampbells
Happy November!  How did we get here so fast?
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This month has started with unusually warm weather, so I spent a lot of time outside today!  I think I burned off the calories in the Butterfingers I snuck yesterday. 😉 Someone had to eat them!  We didn't get a single trick-or-treater!
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Today on the blog, I'm talking about a different kind of sweet eat!  Have you ever had a Dutch Baby?  It's a fluffy, light and airy pancake. 🥞 I've been all about apples this fall (don't tell pumpkin spice), so I decided to make an Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby. 🍎 It was delicious!
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Grab the recipe for this perfect fall breakfast or brunch on the blog (#linkinbio) today!
Happy Howl-o-ween! Hunter’s all dressed up in his Jack Skellington 💀bandanna today. I sewed it for him last year. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be (I HATE sewing), but it turned out cute!
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We started our Halloween with a walk in the park. Now, I’m just getting a few things done around the house, and preparing for trick-or-treaters later on in the day! 🍭
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Have a happy and safe Halloween! And if you need to unload some Twix or Twizzlers, you can send them my way! 😉
Yes, everyone. I went there! 😂
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Today on the blog (#linkinbio), I'm sharing 10 Fall Toys and Treats Your Dog Needs if They're Basic AF.  These are some of my favorite fall items from @bark. 🍁 They have everything from a plush PSL, pumpkin pie, apple cider donuts, and much more!
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Before you place your order for these adorable items, make sure that you use code LLVH at checkout!  You'll score a free treat for your pup!
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Which one of these items will you be grabbing for fall loving dog?