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Dorito Taco Casserole - Turn taco night into a quick and easy casserole with layers of your favorite chips. It is time to redefine the casserole, and make it something people want to eat!

Dorito Taco Casserole…

Dorito Taco Casserole - Turn taco night into a quick and easy casserole with layers of your favorite chips. It is time to redefine the casserole, and make it something people want to eat! Happy Halloween!  Are your kids all ready for trick or … [Read More...]

Oreo Peanut Butter Dip - a fun twist on homemade peanut butter

Oreo Peanut Butter Dip…

Oreo Peanut Butter Dip is a twist on your classic homemade peanut butter.  Just 2 ingredients, and you have a tasty and addicting treat! This week is crazy!  So much to do to get ready for Halloween, and so little time to get it all done.  I … [Read More...]

Enchilada Pasta Skillet - a quick and easy dinner

Enchilada Pasta Skillet…

Enchilada Pasta Skillet is a homemade version of Hamburger Helper with a Mexican twist!  Dinner is ready in 20 minutes, so it is perfect for any night of the week. What a weekend!  I will have to fill you in on my trip to Ohio with Certified … [Read More...]

Fun Halloween Treats - a round up of great Halloween ideas

Fun Halloween Treats…

  A great round up of some fun Halloween desserts, snacks, and other fun ideas! Are you ready for Halloween?  It is less than a week away!!  We still need to carve our pumpkins, figure out who we are trick or treating with and where, and I still have to make a rope belt.  But […]

Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders

Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders…

Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders are perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  Homemade chicken tenders coasted in a cheddar and bacon breadcrumb mixture.  Sure to please the entire family! I am actually in Ohio right now.  I am in Wooster visiting with Certified Angus Beef.  I get to spend today and tomorrow cooking beef with professional […]

Chorizo Queso Dip {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Chorizo Queso Dip…

Chorizo Queso Dip -Lots of gooey, melty cheese with spicy chorizo mixed in is sure to make game time even better! Living in Colorado, all you have heard about for the last week is Peyton Manning.  Leading up to the game on Sunday the talk was all about him beating the record that Brett Favre […]

Brownie Brittle Halloween Bark - a fun and easy Halloween treat

Brownie Brittle Halloween Bark…

Brownie Brittle Halloween Bark is a fun and easy Halloween treat.  A layer of brownie brittle covered with melted white chocolate and decorated with Halloween candy. My husband and I spent the weekend in Denver by ourselves.  I am pretty sure … [Read More...]

Spooky Spider Brownies - fun and a little creepy for Halloween!

Spooky Spider Brownies…

Spooky Spider Brownies are a fun way to celebrate Halloween.  Spiders and spider webs are easy to make with melted chocolate. Halloween is right around the corner, are you ready?  Do you dress up and go to a party?  Are your kids set with their … [Read More...]

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Thursday Things…

Today is the start of a long weekend around here.  At least for some of us.  My son has two days off from school, and my in-laws are visiting.  My husband still has to work though, so I guess he misses out!  But I am definitely taking advantage, and … [Read More...]

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Spiced Glaze

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with…

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Spiced Glaze are a great treat to have around for breakfast, lunch box treats, or after school snacks. My son has a 4 day weekend this weekend.  They have Thursday and Friday off for conferences.  My in-laws … [Read More...]

Creamy sausage & artichoke pasta makes an easy after-practice dinner. A one-skillet meal the whole family will devour.

Creamy Sausage & Artichoke…

Creamy sausage & artichoke pasta makes an easy weeknight dinner. A one-skillet meal the whole family will devour. We spent the weekend visiting friends who live in the mountains.  They live in the highest incorporated municipality in the US, … [Read More...]

Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzels {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzels…

What a busy weekend!  Friday night we went to a local pumpkin patch with my husband's company.  We did the corn maze, other activities they had, and ate dinner there.  Saturday we got up first thing, and drove up into the mountains.  We went to visit … [Read More...]

Jimmy Dean New Frozen Entrees

Beyond Breakfast #ShineAnytime…

I struggle with lunch almost every day.  I work from home, so you would think that would make lunch easy.  But it almost makes it harder.  I save the leftovers from the night before for my husband to take to work with him.  So unless it was something … [Read More...]

OXO Pantry Organization

POPtober Pantry Organization…

My pantry is always a mess.  I have so much stuff, and I always just throw things in there.  It is beyond frustrating to open the door and not be able to find what you need.  Or find 3 boxes of the same thing, because you didn't realize you already … [Read More...]

Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake - a great fall coffee cake

Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake…

I hope that you are having a great weekend.  My parents are in town, so we are getting to spend time with them, and my brother.  Considering my brother lives less than an hour away, we don't really see him that often.  Everyone works, our son has … [Read More...]

Philly Cheesesteak Dip - the classic sandwich turned into a dip

Philly Cheesesteak Dip…

We are knee deep in football season.  I don't mind watching football, as long as it is one of a couple teams I care about.  As for the rest of the games, I have no interest.  My husband and son could watch every game all weekend long, and be happy.  … [Read More...]

Gnocchi Shrimp Scampi - dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes, and tastes like it came from a restaurant.

Gnocchi Shrimp Scampi &…

Let's talk about dinner as a family today.  I have said it so many times on here, but I think it is so important to kids and families.  I know that people are busy, and kids are involved in so many different activities lately, and dinner seems to be … [Read More...]

Mini Caramel Apples - so fun and great for fall!

Mini Caramel Apples…

I am so excited that fall is finally here.  At least, I hope it is going to stick around.  We have had a very hot September, but this week things have cooled down and we are in the 70's all week.  I am wearing jeans, because I can!  I feel soup … [Read More...]

Peanut Chicken with Rice - quick and easy dinner for any night of the week

Peanut Chicken with Rice…

This week is supposed to finally start cooling down here in Colorado.  Most of September was in the mid to upper 80's around here.  We did have a few days where it got pretty chilly, but the last couple weeks we have had to turn our air conditioner … [Read More...]

Bourbon Apple Cider {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Bourbon Apple Cider…

Thank goodness the weekend is here!  It is suppose to be a gorgeous weekend here in Colorado.  Hopefully we will make it up into the mountains tomorrow to see the Aspens.   They turn a gorgeous bight yellow in the fall, and the mountains are just … [Read More...]

Pasta Milano - a copycat of a Macaroni Grill favorite

Pasta Milano (Copycat Macaroni…

Have any of your kids ever done Lego Robotics?  Can we just talk for a second about how crazy it is!  My son's school has always had quite a few teams in the past.  This year they did not get a teacher willing to take on all the work (I honestly … [Read More...]

Apple Spice Cupcakes {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Apple Spice Cupcakes…

Today I am here with a few other ladies to celebrate Lauren from Keep It Sweet Desserts.  Lauren is having a baby!!  A baby boy!  As a mom to a boy, I know how much fun little boys can be.  I am super happy for Lauren.  She is super sweet and always … [Read More...]

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce - a great vinaigrette for salad or dipping bread

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce…

I just realized that it is getting to be the end of September, and I have no idea what my son is going to be for Halloween.  It is just over a month away, and we haven't even talked about it.  We don't usually just go to the store and buy a costume, … [Read More...]

Costa Rica Waterfalls

Thursday Things – Costa Rica…

Last week I shared with you the week we spent in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.  That part of the trip was the more relaxing, civilized portion of the trip.  After we left Manuel Antonio we spent some time in the jungle, really experiencing what Costa … [Read More...]