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OLD FASHIONED APPLE CRISP

OLD FASHIONED APPLE CRISP

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I thought I would share my favorite, most scrumptious old fashioned apple crisp recipe.  Honestly I can't think of anything better than being curled up on the sofa with a warm bowl of apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream....

SLOW COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

SLOW COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

Happy September friends!  On my last blog post I shared with you how every August I just can't deal with cooking.  Call it end of the hot summer season burn out... I don't know but like clockwork every August it happens!  The best strategy I've learned it to have a...

5-INGREDIENT SPICY MAPLE SALMON

5-INGREDIENT SPICY MAPLE SALMON

Every August like clockwork I get completely burned out with cooking.  It's always been a weird phenomenon with me and I honestly can't explain it.  Personally I think it's just the end of the hot summer season that stops all my passion, I'm ready for fall food but...

SLOW COOKER WHITE QUESO DIP

SLOW COOKER WHITE QUESO DIP

Any queso fans out there?  Yeah... I thought so.  Queso has always been our family's biggest weakness.  We just can't say no to it.  I mean who can resist melty gooey cheese over a crunchy salty tortilla chip?  Over the years I've made tons of different queso recipes...

RED, WHITE, & BLUE TRIFLE

RED, WHITE, & BLUE TRIFLE

We're less than a week away from July 4th and I wanted to share my delicious red, white, and blue trifle dessert with you.  This trifle is an absolute favorite dessert of ours all through the summer but especially for our 4th of July celebrations.  Years ago, and I...

WATERMELON MINT ICED TEA

WATERMELON MINT ICED TEA

Happy Saturday!  June came hard and fast, bringing an interesting mix of weather.  We've had cold days plus rain, sleet, and hail, and then those freaking HOT days!  The weather in Colorado flip-flops a lot, and here I thought Texas was bad!  Regardless of the crazy...

THE BEST HONEY ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN

THE BEST HONEY ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN

With restaurants closed for months it's been non-stop cooking in our household, and even though I love to cook I feel a little burned out on creative cooking ideas.  Completely bored and praying for inspiration with cooking, I naturally start to flip through my...

LEMON WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

LEMON WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

When life gives you lemons head to the kitchen!  You can turn it around by making these yummy lemon white chocolate scones!  Yep... I'm still on my lemon kick.  This self isolation is making me a bit loopy, and the best therapy for me is cooking or baking.  Since our...

CREAMY LEMON PASTA WITH GREEN PEAS

CREAMY LEMON PASTA WITH GREEN PEAS

Let's talk food.  Simple, easy, and affordable food!  I want to share with you my Creamy Lemon Pasta with Green Peas, a delicious pasta recipe that you can make in 20 minutes or less with just a few simple ingredients.  I don't know about you, but I...

HOW TO STRETCH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET

HOW TO STRETCH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through all the coronavirus chaos.  I don't normally post to the blog on a Saturday night, but with all the frantic grocery store shopping going on I thought any helpful advice I can give should be NOW and not later... not...

GUINNESS STEW WITH WHITE CHEDDAR MASHED POTATOES

GUINNESS STEW WITH WHITE CHEDDAR MASHED POTATOES

I still vividly remember our first trip to Ireland, it was during the week of St. Patrick's Day and there was so much to take in.  I enjoyed everything about the experience, the energy of the city, the happy friendly people, the food, and the Guinness.  Yep, the...

BIRTHDAY CAKE COOKIE DOUGH

BIRTHDAY CAKE COOKIE DOUGH

Any cookie dough addicts out there?  I thought so.  In honor of my littlest - who's not so little anymore, turning 16 this Leap Day - we're making birthday cake themed cookie dough!  I'm always looking for cute new ways to celebrate and this cookie dough is a perfect...

HOT COCOA POKE CAKE

HOT COCOA POKE CAKE

We're big poke cake fans around here.  If you aren't familiar with poke cake let me tell you exactly what that is.  You bake a basic cake, poke holes in it, and simply drown it in delicious toppings that seep down into the cake.  It creates a moist, rich, gooey,...

SPINACH PARMESAN POLENTA WITH BACON

SPINACH PARMESAN POLENTA WITH BACON

Happy Wednesday!  We're shifting into holiday mode around here, and that means I have food on my mind!  I wanted to share with you this incredibly delicious spinach parmesan polenta with bacon recipe... and I'm happy to say we have a print button for my...

CRANBERRY APPLE CIDER PUNCH

CRANBERRY APPLE CIDER PUNCH

Happy almost Halloween!  I actually had some fun Halloween ideas for the blog, the only problem is they stayed in my head and never made it on the computer.  Funny how that happens.... but hey, I'm ready to jump into fall and Thanksgiving!  I love a good holiday...

RECIPES

OLD FASHIONED APPLE CRISP

OLD FASHIONED APPLE CRISP

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I thought I would share my favorite, most scrumptious old fashioned apple crisp recipe.  Honestly I can't think of anything better than being curled up on the sofa with a warm bowl of apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream....

SLOW COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

SLOW COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

Happy September friends!  On my last blog post I shared with you how every August I just can't deal with cooking.  Call it end of the hot summer season burn out... I don't know but like clockwork every August it happens!  The best strategy I've learned it to have a...

5-INGREDIENT SPICY MAPLE SALMON

5-INGREDIENT SPICY MAPLE SALMON

Every August like clockwork I get completely burned out with cooking.  It's always been a weird phenomenon with me and I honestly can't explain it.  Personally I think it's just the end of the hot summer season that stops all my passion, I'm ready for fall food but...

SLOW COOKER WHITE QUESO DIP

SLOW COOKER WHITE QUESO DIP

Any queso fans out there?  Yeah... I thought so.  Queso has always been our family's biggest weakness.  We just can't say no to it.  I mean who can resist melty gooey cheese over a crunchy salty tortilla chip?  Over the years I've made tons of different queso recipes...

RED, WHITE, & BLUE TRIFLE

RED, WHITE, & BLUE TRIFLE

We're less than a week away from July 4th and I wanted to share my delicious red, white, and blue trifle dessert with you.  This trifle is an absolute favorite dessert of ours all through the summer but especially for our 4th of July celebrations.  Years ago, and I...

WATERMELON MINT ICED TEA

WATERMELON MINT ICED TEA

Happy Saturday!  June came hard and fast, bringing an interesting mix of weather.  We've had cold days plus rain, sleet, and hail, and then those freaking HOT days!  The weather in Colorado flip-flops a lot, and here I thought Texas was bad!  Regardless of the crazy...

THE BEST HONEY ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN

THE BEST HONEY ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN

With restaurants closed for months it's been non-stop cooking in our household, and even though I love to cook I feel a little burned out on creative cooking ideas.  Completely bored and praying for inspiration with cooking, I naturally start to flip through my...

LEMON WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

LEMON WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

When life gives you lemons head to the kitchen!  You can turn it around by making these yummy lemon white chocolate scones!  Yep... I'm still on my lemon kick.  This self isolation is making me a bit loopy, and the best therapy for me is cooking or baking.  Since our...

CREAMY LEMON PASTA WITH GREEN PEAS

CREAMY LEMON PASTA WITH GREEN PEAS

Let's talk food.  Simple, easy, and affordable food!  I want to share with you my Creamy Lemon Pasta with Green Peas, a delicious pasta recipe that you can make in 20 minutes or less with just a few simple ingredients.  I don't know about you, but I...

HOW TO STRETCH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET

HOW TO STRETCH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through all the coronavirus chaos.  I don't normally post to the blog on a Saturday night, but with all the frantic grocery store shopping going on I thought any helpful advice I can give should be NOW and not later... not...

GUINNESS STEW WITH WHITE CHEDDAR MASHED POTATOES

GUINNESS STEW WITH WHITE CHEDDAR MASHED POTATOES

I still vividly remember our first trip to Ireland, it was during the week of St. Patrick's Day and there was so much to take in.  I enjoyed everything about the experience, the energy of the city, the happy friendly people, the food, and the Guinness.  Yep, the...

BIRTHDAY CAKE COOKIE DOUGH

BIRTHDAY CAKE COOKIE DOUGH

Any cookie dough addicts out there?  I thought so.  In honor of my littlest - who's not so little anymore, turning 16 this Leap Day - we're making birthday cake themed cookie dough!  I'm always looking for cute new ways to celebrate and this cookie dough is a perfect...

HOT COCOA POKE CAKE

HOT COCOA POKE CAKE

We're big poke cake fans around here.  If you aren't familiar with poke cake let me tell you exactly what that is.  You bake a basic cake, poke holes in it, and simply drown it in delicious toppings that seep down into the cake.  It creates a moist, rich, gooey,...

SPINACH PARMESAN POLENTA WITH BACON

SPINACH PARMESAN POLENTA WITH BACON

Happy Wednesday!  We're shifting into holiday mode around here, and that means I have food on my mind!  I wanted to share with you this incredibly delicious spinach parmesan polenta with bacon recipe... and I'm happy to say we have a print button for my...

CRANBERRY APPLE CIDER PUNCH

CRANBERRY APPLE CIDER PUNCH

Happy almost Halloween!  I actually had some fun Halloween ideas for the blog, the only problem is they stayed in my head and never made it on the computer.  Funny how that happens.... but hey, I'm ready to jump into fall and Thanksgiving!  I love a good holiday...


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