10 Wonderful Winter Reads (2014 Edition) and $100 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Twice a year I share a new list of wonderful books that I loved reading and highly recommend. The list I have to share with you today is super fabulous. I don’t know how I got lucky enough to run across so many great reads over the past 6 months, […]

Fabulous Seven Layer Bean Dip

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 […]

The Weekend Report: My Mudroom Made Over

I am happy to announce that the winner of the Wall Board Hanging from All About Pallets is Janie, comment number 368. I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address and Wall Board preference. Thanks to all those who entered and for your great feedback! Today, I am starting a new feature […]

35 Super Bowl Recipes

For those of you who love to watch the Super Bowl, I have a recipe roundup for you today, full of game day food that is sure to please. Hope you find something to love! Follow me on Instagram at jamiecooksitup_ or by clicking here. APPETIZERS 1. Stuffed Mushrooms 2. Creamy Artichoke Dip 3. Supreme Buffalo Nachos […]

Tropical Fruit Smoothie (with a secret ingredient)

Winter time getting you down? Do you feel like sitting on a warm tropical beach and letting a few cascading waves tickle your toes while you drink a fruity concoction of bliss. Me too. I don’t know if you are near a beach or if you are about to drive through rush hour traffic in […]

Classic Chicken Tortilla Soup (Fully Loaded!)

I recently discovered the delightful taste of a certain (Cafe Rio) Chicken Tortilla Soup that was fully loaded with all kinds of fresh and heavenly ingredients. I couldn’t help but come home and see if I could make the same things happen in my kitchen (and yours).  It was the right thing to do. For […]

GIVEAWAY Wall Board Hanging from All About Pallets

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED  I have an AWESOME giveaway for you today, sponsored by All About Pallets. They are a wonderful company that makes custom furniture and home decor items…all from pallets. Pretty cool, right? They have a lot of amazing designs… Did I lie? It’s good-looking stuff, right. I am happy to admit […]

Parmesan Garlic Breadtwists

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 […]

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches (Crock Pot)

Dripping with the spicy flavors of buffalo sauce, these fabulous sandwiches are sure please those of you with an affection for food with a kick. They are super easy to put together, only 10 minutes prep on this one, guys! You just toss some chicken into the crock pot (frozen chicken breasts work out fine!), […]

Crispy Coconut Chicken

Man, do I have a fabulous recipe to share with you today. Crispy Coconut Chicken, to be exact. Slices of chicken are  breaded with panko bread crumbs and coconut, then baked in the oven. The result is oh so wonderful. The coating is delicately crisp, while the chicken slices are tender and juicy. The coconut […]