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Mint Chocolate Poke Cake - moist chocolate cake covered with hot fudge, chocolate pudding and then topped with mint whipped cream. A chocolate and mint dream come true!

Mint Chocolate Poke Cake…

Mint Chocolate Poke Cake - moist chocolate cake covered with hot fudge, chocolate pudding and then topped with mint whipped cream.  A chocolate and mint dream come true! Tomorrow my little guy turns 10 years old.  Double digits!!  That is kind of … [Read More...]

Honey Pumpkin Seed Granola {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Homemade Granola with Pumpkin…

Homemade Granola with Pumpkin Seeds, Honey & Cranberries - homemade crunchy granola made with honey, brown sugar, pecans, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and chocolate chips.  Breakfast just got a whole lot better! What do you eat for breakfast … [Read More...]

Cheesy Skillet Chili Mac - Two comfort foods come together in a one skillet dinner the whole family will love. Plus it is ready in only 20 minutes!

Cheesy Skillet Chili Mac…

Cheesy Skillet Chili Mac - Two comfort foods come together in a one skillet dinner the whole family will love.  Plus it is ready in only 20 minutes! I can't believe we have less than a week left in New Zealand.  I thought six weeks was going to … [Read More...]

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Whiskey Sour Punch…

Whiskey Sour Punch – orange juice, lemon juice and bourbon some triple sec together for a fizzy and fun punch.  Great for get togethers, and you can even make it ahead! Are you a whiskey drinker?  I am guessing the answer is yes if you decided to read this post.  But if you aren’t a […]

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - chewy granola bars with coconut and chocolate chips. Super easy to make, and great to have one hand for snacks, lunches or even breakfasts!

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip…

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars – chewy granola bars with coconut and chocolate chips.  Super easy to make, and great to have one hand for snacks, lunches or even breakfasts! Do you do girls/guys night on a regular basis?  Everyone talks about how important it is to go out and make time for your […]

Pizza Pasta Skillets {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Pizza Pasta Skillet…

Pizza Pasta Skillet – turn pizza night into a 20 minute, super easy pasta dinner that everyone will go crazy for.  Pizza night is a regular occurrence in most families.  It seems that most of the time though, pizza night involves picking up the phone and having it delivered.  As easy as that is, pizza […]

Sweet and just a little bit spicy, these Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites disappeared lightning fast. Tender, bite size chunks of chicken cook in just minutes and then are tossed with an irresistible sticky glaze.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites…

Sweet and just a little bit spicy, these Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites disappeared lightning fast. Tender, bite size chunks of chicken cook in just minutes and then are tossed with an irresistible sticky glaze. I am so excited for today's … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies - A fudgy brownie, topped with a layer of peanut butter cups, and then a layer of chocolate/peanut butter crispy fudge. Pure chocolate and peanut butter heaven!

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies…

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies - A fudgy brownie, topped with a layer of peanut butter cups, and then a layer of chocolate/peanut butter crispy fudge.  Pure chocolate and peanut butter heaven! What is your favorite dessert?  Mine has to be … [Read More...]

BLT Pasta Salad - Turn the classic BLT sandwich in a pasta salad with a creamy dressing. Great for lunch, dinner, parties, potlucks, or just about anytime.

BLT Pasta Salad…

BLT Pasta Salad - Turn the classic BLT sandwich in a pasta salad with a creamy dressing.  Great for lunch, dinner, parties, potlucks, or just about anytime.   April is here.  I am always behind on food holidays.  I never know about them until I … [Read More...]

Oatmeal Cake - a moist oatmeal cake topped with a coconut and pecan streusel.

Oatmeal Cake…

Oatmeal Cake - a moist oatmeal cake topped with a coconut and pecan streusel. Since I am traveling, I thought I would ask a couple of friends if they would be willing to take over for me for a day.  I was so excited when Amy from Very Culinary … [Read More...]

No Knead Pizza Dough - Make homemade pizza at home with this super easy no knead pizza dough!

No Knead Pizza Dough…

No Knead Pizza Dough - Make homemade pizza at home with this super easy no knead pizza dough! Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes with you.  One I have been making for years, and that needs to become a staple at your house.  No need to … [Read More...]

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a lightened up (but you would never know it) banana muffin with chocolate chips. They freeze well, so you can always have them on hand for quick breakfasts.

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip…

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a lightened up (but you would never know it) banana muffin with chocolate chips. They freeze well, so you can always have them on hand for quick breakfasts. Spring is officially here!  Is the weather spring … [Read More...]

Creamy coconut filling sandwiched between 2 Biscoff cookies- this sweet treat is ready in minutes and sure to please a crowd!

Coconut Cream Filled Biscoff…

Creamy coconut filling sandwiched between 2 Biscoff cookies- this sweet treat is ready in minutes and sure to please a crowd! You guys have all heard me gush about Katrina from In Katrina's Kitchen before.  Well, today I am lucky enough that she … [Read More...]

Ham & Cheese Biscuits - Fluffy drop biscuits full of cheddar cheese and diced ham. A great side dish, or use of leftover ham.

Ham & Cheese Biscuits…

Ham & Cheese Biscuits - Fluffy drop biscuits full of cheddar cheese and diced ham.  A great side dish, or use of leftover ham.  I can't believe that Easter is almost here.  It seems really early this year.  This will be the first year that we … [Read More...]

Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp…

Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.   I can not believe it is almost April.  This year is just flying by!  My son turns 10 next month, and I am just not … [Read More...]

Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce - a quick and easy creamy pasta dish, with garlic, mint and walnuts that is perfect any night of the week.

Creamy Pasta with Ricotta,…

Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce - a quick and easy creamy pasta dish, with garlic, mint and walnuts that is perfect any night of the week.   You guys are in for another treat today!  Kate from Diethood is taking over for today. … [Read More...]

Chocolate Eclairs - Light and airy pastry filled with a vanilla cream, and then topped with a chocolate icing. Sure to impress, but way easier than you think to make!

Chocolate Eclairs…

Chocolate Eclairs - Light and airy pastry filled with a vanilla cream, and then topped with a chocolate icing.  Sure to impress, but way easier than you think to make! We have been in New Zealand for over a week now.  It is amazing, and we are … [Read More...]

Coconut Curry Meatballs - Tender meatballs in a super flavorful coconut curry sauce. Great over rice or quinoa! And they happen to be Paleo!

Coconut Curry Meatballs…

Coconut Curry Meatballs - Tender meatballs in a super flavorful coconut curry sauce.  Great over rice or quinoa!  And they happen to be Paleo! I mentioned awhile ago that my husband and I were going to try to go no added sugar for a few weeks. … [Read More...]

Peppermint Pattie Brownies - Rich and fudgy brownies with a layer of peppermint pattie candies, and topped with a gooey chocolate ganache.

Peppermint Pattie Brownies…

Peppermint Pattie Brownies - Rich and fudgy brownies with a layer of peppermint pattie candies, and topped with a gooey chocolate ganache.   Today is the day!  Tonight we are getting on a plane and flying to New Zealand for 6 weeks!  We have been … [Read More...]

RARE Italian Fort Collins - White Wine

Thursday Things – RARE…

Recently I had the opportunity to dine at RARE Italian, a new restaurant in Fort Collins.  I went with a friend of mine, and we had amazing meal.  We met with Daniel, the general manager, and Alex, the head chef.  Both made sure we had a night to … [Read More...]

Strawberry Margarita Bars - a twist on a classic lemon bar. Strawberry, lime, and tequila make these taste like the classic strawberry margarita in dessert form.

Strawberry Margarita Bars…

Strawberry Margarita Bars - a twist on a classic lemon bar.  Strawberry, lime, and tequila make these taste like the classic strawberry margarita in dessert form.   Today I am hanging out with my mom and kind of going crazy.  I am packing and … [Read More...]

Chicken with Tarragon –Mustard Sauce is a creamy, tangy sauce that comes together in minutes. Turn plain old chicken into something special even on a busy weeknight. My kitchen has kind of turned into a disaster zone lately. It all started when our freezer started leaking water (inside the freezer), and coating the whole thing in ice. To replace it meant having to remodel a portion of our kitchen. The fridge that came with the house was a custom, built-in fridge. FYI – those are extra wide! You can’t just replace them with a normal size fridge, because you end up with a 6 inch gap between the fridge and the cabinet next to it. Not to mention the giant gap above it, because they are also extra tall. So yeah, fun times at my house! Considering the disaster zone that is my kitchen right now, I have to figure out how to cook dinner without an oven and in a small usable space. This chicken with tarragon-mustard sauce is perfect. Everything is made in just one pan, and ready in less than 20 minutes. I used chicken tenders because that is what I had on hand, but cutlets would be done even faster. The tarragon-mustard sauce is creamy and just a little tangy from the mustard. The tarragon gives a hint of licorice flavor, but definitely not over powering. Everyone at my house pretty much licked their plates clean, they loved the sauce so much. You could even serve over egg noodles to soak up all that goodness. I served mine with a giant salad but pan charred asparagus or cheesy garlic pull apart bread would be really good as well. My husband thought the leftovers were great the next day for lunch too. Definitely a great quick and easy weeknight meal that turns ordinary chicken into something special.

Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce…

Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce is a creamy, tangy sauce that comes together in minutes. Turn plain old chicken into something special even on a busy weeknight. My kitchen has kind of turned into a disaster zone lately. It all started when our … [Read More...]

Nacho Cheese Tacos - Did you know that you can make Nacho Cheese flavored tacos at home. No more going out for fast food!

Nacho Cheese Tacos and Brownies…

Nacho Cheese Tacos - Did you know that you can make Nacho Cheese flavored tacos at home.  No more going out for fast food! Getting dinner on the table can be hard.  Getting everyone to sit down and enjoy the meal can be even harder.  And getting … [Read More...]

Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders - super crispy chicken tenders that are coated in shredded coconut!

Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders…

Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders - super crispy chicken tenders that are coated in shredded coconut!  Perfect for a quick dinner for the whole family! My parents get here today!  This is the first time since we moved here, over 3 years ago, … [Read More...]