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Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice Skillet…

Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice Skillet - turn box rice mix into a full meal!  Just one pan, and a couple ingredients and you have a whole meal the family will love!   Today my 9 year old is taking part in his school spelling bee.  They had a test for … [Read More...]

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip - Bubbling hot gooey, cheesy enchilada dip. Turn your favorite green chile chicken enchiladas into a dip perfect for game day.

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip…

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip - Bubbling hot gooey, cheesy enchilada dip.  Turn your favorite green chile chicken enchiladas into a dip perfect for game day.   I spent the day yesterday home with a sick little boy.  He seemed to have a … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos - Let your crock pot do the work and get perfectly tender, sweet and spicy beef that is perfect piled on a tortilla topped with a little Korean coleslaw.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos…

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos - Let your crock pot do the work and get perfectly tender, sweet and spicy beef that is perfect piled on a tortilla topped with a little Korean coleslaw. What a weekend!  We spent Saturday in Denver, attending the … [Read More...]

Mushroom and Butternut Squash Risotto - use a pressure cooker to speed things up! Roasted butternut squash and mushrooms make a perfect comforting meal.

Mushroom and Butternut Squash…

Mushroom and Butternut Squash Risotto – use a pressure cooker to speed things up!  Roasted butternut squash and mushrooms make a perfect comforting meal.   I am so glad the weekend is finally here.  This was one of the slowest weeks ever!  Tomorrow is actually the state competition for my son’s Lego Robotics team.  So […]

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Shrimp Pasta - a super easy pasta dish with shrimp, and a super creamy delicious sun-dried tomato sauce.

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Shrimp…

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Shrimp Pasta – a super easy pasta dish with shrimp, and a super creamy delicious sun-dried tomato sauce.     Is anyone else over winter?  I kind of feel bad complaining, but I am really tired of it being so darn cold when I go to run errands.  And the snow!!  They […]

Cracker Crusted Cod {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cracker Crusted Cod…

Cracker Crusted Cod – mild white fish baked with a coating of buttery Ritz crackers.  Great on other white fish or even chicken! Today my husband and I are going to start a 3 week diet of no added sugar.   We will still eat fruits and vegetables that have natural sugar in them, but if […]

Cheddar & Green Olive Dip

Cheddar Green Olive Dip…

Cheddar Green Olive Dip - A creamy, cheesy, salty green olive, dip that is great warm or cold.  This weekend we are celebrating our last Christmas.  My parents got here the other day, and we are joining my brother up in the mountains to … [Read More...]

Chicken Chilaquiles -A Mexican casserole with tortilla chips, and chicken baked in a spicy tomato sauce, and topped cheese.

Chicken Chilaquiles…

Chicken Chilaquiles -A Mexican casserole with tortilla chips, and chicken baked in a spicy tomato sauce, and topped cheese. My son finally went back to school yesterday.  He loved having so much time off for the holidays, but I was ready for him … [Read More...]

Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet is a one pan, quick and easy dinner. A healthified version of pure comfort food.

Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi…

Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet is a one pan, quick and easy dinner.  A healthified version of pure comfort food. Looks like the holidays are over and it is back to work.  My son doesn't actually have school today, but for the rest of the world, it is … [Read More...]

Sausage spinach pasta is quick, easy, and sure to please the entire family. A creamy tomato sauce gives it tons of flavor!

Creamy Sausage Spinach Pasta…

Sausage spinach pasta is quick, easy, and sure to please the entire family. A creamy tomato sauce gives it tons of flavor! I can’t believe a new year is here already! The holidays are over, and it's back to real life. Back to school for the … [Read More...]

Healthy Dinners for the New Year - 25 recipes to help keep you on track with your resolutions

Healthy Dinners for the New…

Healthy Dinners for the New Year - 25 recipes to help keep you on track with your resolutions.  With the start of a new year comes lots of resolutions.  Are you making any this year?  I don't usually make them, but this year I am.  I am so tired … [Read More...]

Some of my families favorite recipes from 2014

Family Favorites from 2014…

Family Favorites from 2014 - 12 of my families favorite recipes from the last year. I hope you are enjoying some time off during this holiday season.  My husband and I have had to work a little, but mainly have been relaxing.  We did help my … [Read More...]

Readers Favorites 2014

Top 10 Reader Favorites…

It is that time of year again.  Counting down until the calendar changes to the new year.  Reflecting back on the last year, and looking forward to what is to come.  Nothing profound going on here today, just looking back at what you guys viewed the … [Read More...]

Sausage Pasta Skillet is a quick and easy one pot meal the whole family will love. Creamy, cheesy, sausage pasta dinner.

Sausage Pasta Skillet…

Sausage Pasta Skillet is a quick and easy one pot meal the whole family will love.  Creamy, cheesy, sausage pasta dinner. The week of Christmas is here!  I am sure you are running around like crazy trying to get everything done.  I know I am.  My … [Read More...]

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail - cranberry juice and vodka come together with a little fizz for a fun and easy holiday drink.

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail…

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail - cranberry juice and vodka come together with a little fizz for a fun and easy holiday drink. Let's keep this short and sweet today.  I have a fun cocktail for you.  It is perfect for your holiday get together, New Years … [Read More...]

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies…

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies - a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie with a cinnamon and Biscoff twist! Welcome to Day Five of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little … [Read More...]

Cashew Milk Pumpkin Steamer - a hot cashew milk drink with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Perfect way to warm up this holiday season.

Cashew Milk Pumpkin Steamer…

Cashew Milk Pumpkin Steamer - a hot cashew milk drink with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.  Perfect way to warm up this holiday season.  I can not believe that we are less than a week away from Christmas.  I have no idea where the time has gone!!  … [Read More...]

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars - Sugar Cookies in the form of a bar. Thick, chewy, and full of peppermint chips. Topped with a butter cream frosting and more peppermint shavings!

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars…

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars - Sugar Cookies in the form of a bar.  Thick, chewy, and full of peppermint chips.  Topped with a butter cream frosting and more peppermint shavings! Welcome to Day Four of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim … [Read More...]

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls - quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays. Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls…

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls - quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays.  Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze! Welcome to Day Three of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The … [Read More...]

Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) - an easy candy for the holiday season

Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka…

Chocolate Saltine Toffee - An easy toffee using saltine toffee and chocolate, sometimes referred to as Christmas Crack.  The perfect addition to your Christmas baking.   Welcome to Day Two of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings … [Read More...]

Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning. All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.

Eggnog French Toast…

Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning.  All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.   Do you have a family tradition for Christmas morning?  When I was growing up we ALWAYS had French Toast for … [Read More...]

Chewy Molasses Cookies - Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

Chewy Molasses Cookies &…

Chewy Molasses Cookies - Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!   Welcome to Day One of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the … [Read More...]

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Classic Holiday Cookies…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Christmas is right around the corner!  Have you started your baking yet?  Don't worry, it is not too … [Read More...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter! Made with Reese's spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter!  Made with Reese's spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.   Are you ready for the weekend?  Stupid question.  Sorry.  My son has his … [Read More...]