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Chili’s Copycat Chicken Enchilada Soup


If you have had the pleasure of ordering the Chicken Enchilada Soup at Chili’s Restaurant, then you are well aware of its deliciousness. It has a nice thick base (not too brothy and not too creamy, but a happy spot between the two) and is loaded with spicy enchilada flavor. I have been looking for a […]


The Week’s Report: My boy, the missionary


Last Sunday night was one of those amazing “days to remember” at our house. A Red Letter Day, as my mother used to say. My boy Mark received his mission call in the mail over the winter break and we decided to open it up together with… … a few good friends, that we love… our sweet extended family… […]


Crock Pot Hot Chocolate


Can you take one more sweet treat before I delve into more healthy, vegetable laden recipes than you can imagine? I have a fantastic line up of “good for you” recipes coming up this January, but had one last decadent chocolate recipe to share before we head that direction. Can you forgive me? Dieters please avert your […]


Weekly Menu Plan: Jan 2-9, off to a brand new start!


It’s a brand new year, friends. It always feels great to start fresh, doesn’t it! Last year I made a few changes to my posting schedule that I thought worked out well, and have decided to continue with that same rotation this year. Here is my plan for 2016! Weekly Menu Plans will still be […]


The Most Viewed Recipes of 2015


Happy New Year everyone! I’m excited to be posting my annual Most Viewed Recipes for the past year. Many that are on the list this year, were also on it last year. People seem to know a good thing when they see it, I suppose. Here they are the 10 most popular, loved, made and […]


My Favorite Recipes posted in 2015


Hello all! I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful winter holiday these past few days and that your Christmas celebration went well. Today I’m sharing my annual Favorite Recipes post, where I highlight some of my personal, best loved, most made recipes that have been posted here on the blog over the past year. These […]


Merry Christmas to You!


Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I wish you a very happy holiday with those you love. Instead of passing along another new recipe to you all today, I wanted to share a wonderful holiday video instead. It’s one of my favorites.  I showed it to my primary class last Sunday at church and they loved […]


Christmas Week Menu Plan


Christmas is this week, my friends! I’m sure you are aware of this small fact and are most likely plowing away on your to do list that is about 5 miles long. For this week’s menu plan I’ve added four EXTREMELY simple recipes you could make for dinner this week leading up to the big […]


15 Holiday Brunch Recipes


Last week I went to a wonderful Bloggers Holiday Brunch with some amazing local food bloggers. We each brought 2 or 3 recipes to add to the table and then we took tons of pictures, ate the yummy food and gabbed and gabbed and gabbed the afternoon away. We had such a great time and the food…boy, […]


The Week’s Report: Hosting a Formal Dinner for Teengers


Last weekend was our high school’s Winter Ball (a girls-choice, semi formal dance). My daughter and her friends asked some darling boys to the dance, and I offered to host the dinner portion of the date at our home. It was so dang fun, I’m still smiling about it, seriously. I thought I’d share a […]