Some of you may remember that back in December I was sent a great package from Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark. I was asked to create a new appetizer with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. My readers got to vote on which kind of appetizer they would like to see me try. Most readers voted for bacon and chees
I have a great recipe roundup for you all today, featuring HOLIDAY APPETIZERS! I would wager that many of you are going to a holiday party this month at some point, correct? I figured you might need a little appetizer inspiration. I know I sure did. I’ve included one recipe from my friend Shandra a
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This is a sponsored post from The Plus Side.
I have partnered with The Plus Side today to bring you three brand new recipes. With the start of football season (and basketball season coming soon!), we thought it might be nice to post a few (super easy) game day recipes that are sure to put a smile
Can you believe Christmas Day is next week! Crazy, crazy…I know. I hope you have all your ducks in a row and are enjoying all the holiday season has to offer. Eat some fudge and don’t you dare even feel one bit bad about it. Soon we’ll be immersed in January and carrot sticks will be back in fashi
Friends, I am about to impart to you what might be the easiest meal to come out of my kitchen in quite some time. You can make this healthy, simple dinner in under 25 minutes. That’s something to smile about, right? The beef has a wonderful crumbly texture and is infused with a fantastic savory sa
Have you noticed the grand affinity people have for avocado toast lately? I had never heard of it until I started using Instagram about a year and a half ago and man! People really like to share pictures of their Avocado Toast! Being a foodie at heart, of course I was eager to try my hand at it and
Last week my extended family and I enjoyed a “staycation” where we all stayed at our own homes and then met at different spots around the Salt Lake Valley to play and enjoy each others company. (7 Peaks, Curiosity Museum, Golf, Swimming, Salt Lake Temple, etc). It was a wonderful three days. I loved
Well, another week is upon us my blog reading friends.
There is a crisp breeze blowing around
Utah at this very moment and it feels wonderful!
Fall is knocking at the door.
Come right on in!…. is what I’d like to tell Fall.
Just let it be warm enough so all of my
tomatoes have a
Loaded with spicy flavor, these Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas are a great, quick-fix lunch or dinner for any of you out there who enjoy a nice kick to your food. Which I do. They aren’t so super spicy that you will need to drown yourself in an ice shower, they just have a little bit of a kick to them.
Several weeks ago my sweet friend Kristine introduced me to this amazing dip. Sweetened cream cheese is covered with caramel, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and topped with chopped white chocolate. Good glory, its fabulous. The flavors pair wonderfully. If you love Apple Pie Caramel Apples, this
Last night after dinner, as my hands were elbow deep in a sink full of more dirty dishes than I dare admit, my counter top was littered with crumbs and sticky spots, the kitchen garbage can was overflowing, my children were grouchy and so was their mother and there were still several long
I have a great (simple!) recipe for you all today for Chicken Fajita Nachos that is super delicious. They make fantastic game day food, could work as a hearty lunch or as a simple dinner as well. Lots of possibilities with this one, gang. They come together in about 30 minutes, making them quick a
Would you believe me, dear reader…if I told you I have made and photographed this guacamole recipe no less than 4 times over the past 6 years in hopes of sharing this wonderful recipe with you all. Today is actually the only time I have ever ended up posting it. Guacamole is not a naturally beauti
Do you ever have a serious craving for Cinnamon Rolls or Cheesecake, but don’t want to go to all of the trouble of making either one. Me too, friend. Me too! I have whipped up a quick and easy recipe for a Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Dip that will take you all of 10 minutes to prepare. Dip graham crack
I bet you have. If not…oh, let me be first in line to speak to you of its gloriousness! Fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic are tossed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper. This fabulous fresh mixture is then spread over a toasted bagu
If you would like to make some Deviled Eggs this Easter, I sure hope you will. Make them and love them and take them over to Aunt Bee’s for your traditional family get together, won’t you? Give her a kiss on the cheek and a little help with the dinner dishes. (People love help with the dinner
Thanksgiving will be comin’ round the mountain in just a few days now you know, folks. I just can’t wait. It’s always such an enjoyable day. I love enjoyable days. Days spent eating delicious food, and visiting with wonderful family members. Looking forward to it!
You will never guess who came to visit me this weekend.
And can you believe the good old sunshine
brought along a little bit of 56 degree weather.
(Don’t go mocking me now…it’s been a long winter around here.
56 degrees feels like a heat wave…sort of.)
It was a joyful
Doesn’t February just feel great! It’s kind of like a breath of fresh air. Here in Utah we start to think…maybe, just maybe the snow is going to be done soon, the blue skies are going to return and we may even be able to unleash our young children out into nature to play a bit. We know in our
Looking for something fun to make for your Fourth Of July celebration? These cute Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries might be just the thing. Especially with a nice blueberry on top. Kind of fits with a red, white and blue theme, wouldn’t you say? If you are looking for some great main course d
Today, just for you…
The way I see it, you just might have one last holiday hurrah left to enjoy. This Creamy Sausage and Tomato Dip would be perfect for your New Years get together!
I also wanted to show you some other great recipes all ready on this very
In a perfect world,
the picture above would contain a beautiful round loaf of bread, hollowed out with this wonderful dip nestled into the center.
I might have shown you how scrumptious it looks to scoop up the dip with heavenly slices of Fabulous French Bread. Everyone who has ever tried
So good, that I’ve made them twice in the past two days. The outside is nice and crispy, the inside soft and tender. They taste fabulous dipped into this homemade marinara, and would make a great addition to any kind of Italian style meal. Make them to ac
Summertime is upon us, friends and let’s face it…cooking dinner (or lunch!) can be a dilemma. Schedules are loose, it’s hot, there are children everywhere (bless them!) and time spent in the kitchen seems to always be hurried. These yummy Crispy Chicken and Cheese Burritos are my latest quick fix
A simple recipe for oven baked fries, is what I have for you today. The addition of a few herbs and Parmesan cheese gives these beauties a fabulous flavor. They are very simple to make and go well with all kinds of things like the French Onion Burger Of Wonder, Sloppy Joes or Grilled Chicken C
I have a very simple appetizer recipe for you today. Sometimes the simplest of things can make life so much calmer and easier and oh so fabulous. Simple is under-rated, in my book. Especially at this time of year when we all try and pile on 10 times as many activities as we have time for. You do
My parents gave me a fondue pot for Christmas. (Nice, aren’t they!) I’ve been having a great time trying out recipes for it, and have been through several versions of chocolate fondue in my search for something with just the right consistency and sweetness. I am happy to report that the recipe I bro
Another quick and easy recipe for you today my fine blog reading friends. I am in the mood for easy. Quick and easy is a blessing sometimes, isn’t it! Go ahead and nod your head.
I’m betting you agree with me!
I know it’s Monday morning, and a creamy chocolate dip covered in toasted marshmallows is most likely the last thing on your mind. Monday just calls for healthy choices, carrot sticks and a trip to the gym…doesn’t it?
However, I also know that many, many of you sent your kids off to the first day
I love a good Seven Layer Bean Dip, don’t you? I haven’t met many people who don’t enjoy it. With Super Bowl Sunday on the horizon I thought it might be a good time to share a fabulous recipe for this classic party dish. It’s easy to prepare (even when you make the guacamole from scratch) and the fl
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The winner of the Ninja Blending System (chosen at random) is Erin, comment #402. Congratulations and thanks to so many of you for entering! It was fun to read about your kitchen mishaps. I am happy to see I’m not the only one who boils a pot over, on a regular basis! 🙂
I love mangos! They have such a unique and wonderful flavor. I decided to slice and dice a bunch and make some fresh salsa and man, was it the right thing to do…excepting that I added too much jalapeno which burned our faces nearly off and made the first batch nearly impossible to consume.
Last weekend MyHandsomeHusband and I attended a Christmas party with some dear friends. My cute friend Heather (who was been the contributor of many fabulous recipes posted here, including the infamous Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip) brought along this amazing Greek Feta and Tomato Dip. It is seriously
Hello everyone! I sure hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day.
Those of us here, under this very roof have had a marvelous time.
We’ve spent time enjoying family, food, great conversation, singing round the piano, exchanging gifts and just plain loving the holiday. It’s always a little bit of a
Hold on to your hats everybody, I’ve got a healthy recipe for you today. Oven Baked Onion Rings are the topic of discussion on this stormy spring day. These yummy Onion Rings are a fun little project that everyone in my family loves to gobble up.
Have you ever tried Hummus? It’s kind of a trendy thing in the food world lately. It originated in the Middle East and is typically used as a dip or spread for pita bread. It’s made from cooked, mashed chic peas and then combined with just a touch of olive oil, garlic and seasonings. My family
It’s Valentines Day, you know.
I sure hope you have a little (or big) someone you like to kiss and hug. Because hugging and kissing is pretty nice to do on Valentines Day, don’t you think? A long kiss on the lips of your sweetheart, a gentle kiss on the forehead
Great news, everyone! My cookbook, 30 Minute Dinner Recipes, will be available for purchase on TUESDAY October 13, which is tomorrow! Woo Hoo! Watch for a fun giveaway post coming tomorrow which will include details on how and where you can purchase the book. I’m super excited about it and hope
Thanksgiving is this week! Let the good times roll. 🙂
Today, I have a fun little recipe for you that makes great use of leftover mashed potatoes. The outside of these pancakes are crispy and golden, while the insides are soft and fluffy. They would be wonderful served with bacon and eggs, or
If you are interested in entering to win a Thirty One Gifts Bag, click here to do so. For those of you who have already entered, I’ve so enjoyed reading your entry comments about Spring activities! To a girl home bound and recovering from surgery…they are beautiful words indeed. Lookin
There is just something magical about homemade bread, is there not? The stretchy feeling of the dough, the amazing way it rises up, the way it makes your house smell like it was built on the streets of heaven…I love it. I haven’t ever met anyone who doesn’t love it fresh from the oven, have you?
It’s been super cold and snowy here in Utah this winter. We’ve spent a lot of time shoveling heaps of heavy snow, and crossing our fingers that our teenage drivers survive the icy road conditions. I know many of you are in the same situation! ‘Tis the season, after all. Unless you live in Florida,
This past spring (I am pleased to report!) I actually got several zucchini plants into the ground, which makes me down right happy. I dream of having a great big garden with produce a plenty, but am realizing there just aren’t enough hours in my day to make that happen. Maybe when the children
I have a super easy, incredibly quick and immensely satisfying game-day recipe to share with you today. Is that what you came here for? I sure hope so. The Super Bowl is creeping up on us after all…and this recipe would be fantastic to make and share with the football fans in your life.
Well, Super Bowl Weekend is upon us ladies and gentlemen. I know that means a great deal to some of you, and to others a little less. 🙂 Weather you have plans to make a large table full of scrumptious food or are gearing up to kick back and relax, this Pepperoni Pizza Party Dip could be just the
This is a fabulous recipe I have played with for a long time. I think I finally have it mastered. I never take these anywhere that I’m not asked for the recipe. They are super delicious, and best just out of the oven. However, I always freeze some in gallon zip lock bags. Then I send them in my ki
Have you ever made Pico De Gallo (Fresh Mexican Salsa) before? Wow, it can really be fabulous. Fresh tomatoes, peppers, red onions and avocado are mixed together. Chop up some fresh garlic, cilantro and add a splash of lime juice and you will have a bowl full of fresh tasting wonder.
One of the most popular recipes on my site is a wonderful Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip that many of you have made and loved. I wanted to make a version that could be enjoyed in the summertime. I omitted the cranberries (can’t find them this time of year, as you know) and added raspberries in their pla
Five years ago, when I my blog was brand new…these Roasted Pumpkin Seeds were one of the first recipes I posted. Since 99% of you weren’t around back then, and considering Halloween is just a day or two away I figured I would bring it to the top of the pile, fresh with new pictures and instruction
I little bit of Rosemary Focaccia Bread on the roster for today.
There is really something magical about homemade bread.
If I had to choose my favorite thing to make….
it would be bread.
You already knew that?
I guess I didn’t keep it a secret very well, now did I.
Many of you know that I have a house full of children. A combination of teenagers, one tweener and two little kindergarten boys are what we are dealing with here on a regular basis. Needless to say there is never a dull moment. Sometimes I find my self wondering how a girl like me got so lucky to be
Oh do I have a FABULOUS recipe for you today, folks. I have always wanted to try making homemade pretzels. I just didn’t ever get around to it. Last week I got around to it 3 different times. I just couldn’t help myself! My girls are on a 3 week break from school…..and what can I say. We need
If you like mushrooms,
and gooey cream cheese with bacon baked right into the center…
then I do believe you and these stuffed mushrooms are going to be good
They are easy to make!
Only take 15 minutes to bake…
And even less to intake.
This Halloween season I wanted to post a treat that would be simple to make, easy to store, great to give away, and yummy to munch on. A chose a Halloween Munch Mix that is both sweet and a little bit salty, because that is such a nice combination. Wouldn’t you agree? Sweet, salty, crunchy and caram
Hello there, dear reader. Before we talk about todays recipe I wanted to make you aware of my latest sponsor, Abigails Bed and Breakfast Inn. This quaint and newly restored bed and breakfast is in Ashland, Oregon. If you are in the area, or are planning on traveling there in the future I rec
A fellow blogger left me a comment the other day asking me to please post about the watermelon bouquet pictured at the top of my blog. I know that it is WINTER….and where I live here in chilly Utah you would be hard pressed to find a watermelon that tasted good and cos
If you have been following my posts this week, you know we have been discussing Crepes and How To Host A Crepe Bar Party. Click here to see past posts. Up today I have a fabulous Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Mousse recipe to share with you all. It’s light, refreshing and is heavenly tucked into a crep
This week I am featuring Crepes! Who doesn’t love a good crepe, yes? Yesterday I posted some tips for hosting a Crepe Bar Party, you can see that info HERE. Today, I have a simple, three ingredient chocolate mousse recipe for you. Whipped Nutella Mousse, to be exact. It’s creamy and loaded with th