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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos - Pork that has been cooked in the crock pot in citrus and spices, and then used for tacos. So easy, and so much flavor!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos…

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos - Pork that has been cooked in the crock pot in citrus and spices, and then used for tacos.  So easy, and so much flavor! I know a lot of you are parents out there, so I want to see what you think about something. … [Read More...]

Crispy Cauliflower Fritters - Cauliflower and shredded potatoes come together to make super easy crispy fritters. You will never be able to tell the cauliflower is in there!

Crispy Cauliflower Fritters…

Crispy Cauliflower Fritters - Cauliflower and shredded potatoes come together to make super easy crispy fritters.  You will never be able to tell the cauliflower is in there!  I am pretty excited about this recipe today.  No only does it get some … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake - A light and fluffy coffee cake with a layer of chocolate chip streusel in the middle and on top!

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake…

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake - A light and fluffy coffee cake with a layer of chocolate chip streusel in the middle and on top!   I hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  We celebrated my husband's birthday, and he got to do … [Read More...]

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake - a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze.

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake…

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake – a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze. Today is my husband’s birthday!  Do you do anything special for birthday’s at your house?  We are going out to dinner to a restaurant of my husband’s choice.  After that we will have his […]

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi - Turn the classic spinach and artichoke dip into a creamy and comforting pasta dinner, that is quick and easy any night of the week!

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke…

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi – Turn the classic spinach and artichoke dip into a creamy and comforting pasta dinner, that is quick and easy any night of the week! The holidays are over, 2015 has started, and the Super Bowl is over.  It seems like things should start slowing down a little. But it […]

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta…

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta – turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta. I hope that you had a great Valentine’s Day weekend!  We had a nice and relaxing weekend after my husband being gone last week.  We almost never exchange gifts, or I should say I almost […]

Light and airy chocolate angel food cake, fresh homemade whipped cream and juicy strawberries make for an easy but show stopping dessert.

Strawberry Parfaits with…

Strawberry Parfaits with Chocolate Angel Food Cake - Light and airy chocolate angel food cake, fresh homemade whipped cream and juicy strawberries make for an easy but show stopping dessert. Valentine's Day is tomorrow.  We don't have much … [Read More...]

Valentine's Day is perfect for these Gooey Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Valentine's Day is this weekend!  Time to make plans if you don't have any already.  It doesn't have … [Read More...]

Taco Pasta Skillet - All the flavors of taco night in a one pan meal, ready in 20 minutes! Homemade version of taco Hamburger Helper, with just a few staple ingredients.

Taco Pasta Skillet…

Taco Pasta Skillet -  All the flavors of taco night in a one pan meal, ready in 20 minutes!  Homemade version of taco Hamburger Helper, with just a few staple ingredients.   My son has had glasses since he was 5 years old.  He is 9 now (almost … [Read More...]

Chocolate Covered Pretzels - super easy and fun treat for any occasion. Pretzels dipping in white chocolate and coated in sprinkles.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels…

Chocolate Covered Pretzels - super easy and fun treat for any occasion.  Pretzels dipping in white chocolate and coated in sprinkles.  What a busy weekend!  Our new fridge is here!  I am super excited to have a new fridge.  I have wanted a French … [Read More...]

Banana Snickerdoodle Bars - Use up those over ripe bananas to make these Snickerdoodle Bars. All the flavor of a Snickerdoodle cookie, in the form of a bar!

Banana Snickerdoodle Bars…

Banana Snickerdoodle Bars - Use up those over ripe bananas to make these Snickerdoodle Bars.  All the flavor of a Snickerdoodle cookie, in the form of a bar! I always have bananas sitting on my counter that need to get used up.  At least it seems … [Read More...]

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon and Sage - Dinner is ready in just 20 minutes! Crunchy smokey bacon, fresh sage, and Parmesan cheese with sweet potato gnocchi make a wonderful flavor combination.

Sweet Potato with Bacon &…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon and Sage - Dinner is ready in just 20 minutes!  Crunchy smokey bacon, fresh sage, and Parmesan cheese with sweet potato gnocchi make a wonderful flavor combination.   So apparently we are remodeling part of our … [Read More...]

Family Game Night

Family Game Night…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   My son has declared that every Wednesday night is game night at our house. That means that after … [Read More...]

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna - Make lasagna perfect for a weeknight meal. Ravioli makes this ready in less than 30 minutes, and pure comfort food everyone will love.

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna…

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna - Make lasagna perfect for a weeknight meal.  Ravioli makes this ready in less than 30 minutes, and pure comfort food everyone will love. Did you watch the Super Bowl last night?  We watched it, had some snacks just … [Read More...]

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two -An ooey, gooey, chocolate-y deep dish cookie that makes just enough for two people. A homemade version of the famous Pizookie.

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip…

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two -An ooey, gooey, chocolate-y deep dish cookie that makes just enough for two people.  A homemade version of the famous Pizookie. Sunday is the day of the big game!  Are you having a get together?  My … [Read More...]

Swedish Meatballs - Classic Swedish Meatballs seasoned with nutmeg and allspice, served in a rich beef gravy. Perfect over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

Swedish Meatballs…

Swedish Meatballs - Classic Swedish Meatballs seasoned with nutmeg and allspice, served in a rich beef gravy.  Perfect over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. The weather has been gorgeous here the past couple of days.  It has been sunny and 70 … [Read More...]

Hot Sausage Dip - a creamy, cheesy, hot sausage dip that is perfect for any get together. Make ahead and heat in the crock pot for the big game!

Hot Sausage Dip…

Hot Sausage Dip - a creamy, cheesy, hot sausage dip that is perfect for any get together.  Make ahead and heat in the crock pot for the big game! Friday afternoon my 9 year old was in his school spelling bee.  He was one of two, 4th graders to be … [Read More...]

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Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice…

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! … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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...]