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June Menu Plan 2013


Just typing the word “June” makes me feel all lighthearted and happy inside. Truly it does. My kids are  finishing up their last few days of school this week. Yesterday, I went with MyLittleTwinBoys and their kindergarten class to the school cafeteria to practice eating school lunch. Cute. Kindergarten is bursting with cuteness. I’m going […]


Almost there…


Hey there! You may have noticed that things look a little bit different around here today! Hooray for new and improved. 🙂  As I mentioned last week, I am in the process of a major blog redesign. Things thus far are going well, but aren’t all put together quite yet.  My wonderful graphic designer, fabulous […]


Crispy Skillet Chicken with Bruschetta Pasta


I will be undergoing a blog redesign throughout the rest of this week and weekend. Read more about how this might affect you here.  A couple of weeks ago MyHandsomeHusband and I went grocery shopping together late, oh so very late at night.  Because grocery shopping very late at night with your special person is […]


Change on the Horizon


Hey there, everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend full of great food and wonderful company. 🙂 Today, I want to make you aware of some changes coming up this week here at Jamie Cooks It Up! For the past several months I have been working with a wonderful graphic designer (Pam Bowers […]


Memorial Day Tribute


On this beautiful Memorial Day Monday I am inclined to pay tribute to the men and women who have died fighting for the freedom of all Americans. I learned today that over 1,300,000 soldiers  have given their lives for the cause of freedom, since the time of our country’s birth. I honor them today, and […]


Banana Split Ice Cream Dessert


If you are looking for a knock your socks off, simple to put together, frozen dessert of wonder and bliss… Look no further, man. You have found it! This Banana Split Ice Cream Dessert has all of the elements of a Banana Split all piled up and made to look fancy and party worthy. 🙂 […]


30 Summer Barbecue Recipes


Can you believe another school year is about to close its doors and Summertime is just on the horizon! Bring on the sunshine and lack of homework. I am all about it. 🙂 Since Memorial Day Weekend is just a few short days away I thought I’d post a Summer Barbecue Recipe Roundup for you […]


Cake Mix Cookie Bars


I was thrilled when Kettle Brand Chips and BlogHer asked me to participate in the “Perfect Picnic Pairing” campaign. I love packing up a picnic tote  and carting my kids off to the park to enjoy it in the company of friends. Today, as part of this campaign I have a wonderful cookie bar recipe […]


Simple Skillet Breakfast Potatoes


A couple of weeks ago MyTeenSonMark came to me and said… “So, um…hey, I kind of told my Young Mens Group (for those of you unfamiliar with The Mormon Church, Young Mens is a Youth Church Group of 14-16 year old boys)  that you might be willing to…you know. Like, teach us how to cook. […]


Coconut Cream Poke Cake


It’s no secret that I love coconut!  Coconut Cream Cupcakes are just about the most heavenly treasure of my life.  I know many of you enjoy them as well! I have had a lot of requests lately to make a Coconut Cream Cake version. So as to cut down a little on time. And I […]