Root Beer Float Cookies


To be honest, we don't drink a lot of carbonated drinks around here . . . in fact, my kids call carbonated drinks "spicy drinks". Ha ha! But every once in a while, I just get such a strong craving for Root Beer (and Elyse has been having crazy pregnancy cravings for Root Beer and pizza, so it must run in our family!). I came across these cookies and knew [...]

Healthy Meals Monday: Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe


My husband loves a good casserole.  Whenever I ask what he wants for dinner, he always rattles off names of casseroles his mom would make growing up.  We threw this one into the rotation and he loved it!  Nothing beats being able to throw a casserole together in the morning then pop it in the oven before dinner. This recipe was so easy and my whole family [...]

Strawberry Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe


We very rarely had a cooked breakfast during the week when we were growing up.  It is a miracle my mom could get all 6 of us out the door with "poofed" bangs and clothes that matched!  We were, and still are, a cold cereal family.  I am just not enough of a morning person to get up and cook everyone breakfast, unless I find something so easy and delicious I [...]

Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party-Week 42


Phew!  We have had quite the week! My husband, toddler and I moved a week ago.  The day after we moved, I went to a blog conference for three days so everything stayed packed up in boxes, totes and garbage bags.  I have been working like a mad man all week to get things unpacked while entertaining a busy 2 year old and stopping for frequent bathroom and [...]

25 Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


(Photo credit) Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! We thought we would put together a few favorite recipes that would 'spice' up any celebration! Just click the link below the picture to go to the recipe. Enjoy! Chicken Enchilada Lasagna Recipe Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros Black Bean and Corn [...]

Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken Recipe


I have only cooked with chicken thighs once before making this recipe.  At the time, I had no idea you could buy skinless, boneless chicken thighs.  I had an amazing meal that I had prepared to "WOW" my husband. It was going to knock his socks off!  We sat down to eat our delicious meal when I dug in on one of my chicken thighs, only to find it covered in [...]

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe


I love having a warm slice of fresh baked banana bread, but I love it even more when it only has 4 ingredients in it!  This is the easiest banana bread I've ever made!  I didn't even have to pull out a single measuring spoon or cup.  The batter was in the pan and ready to bake before my oven was even heated up! Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread [...]

Lilli Pearl Boutique Giveaway (and Tote Bag Winner!)


 This week's giveaway is brought to you by Lilli Pearl Boutique. This darling shop specializes in some of the cutest hair accessories that I have ever seen! Your little girl will feel like such a princess (and you will too! I totally would sport some of these!).  Sparkly Silver Sequin Bow I love the flower on this headband!  Pink with [...]

Homemade Pizza Hut Original Pan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe


Our whole family loves Pizza Hut.  It was always a big deal when our parents brought Pizza Hut home rather than a frozen pizza or $5 special they picked up on their way home.  We recreated Pizza Hut's Original Pan Pizza at home and it was a big hit! Homemade Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza Recipe: Makes three 9" pizzas Pizza Dough: 1 1/3 cup [...]

Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe


Strawberry season is here and I couldn't be more happy! One of my favorite desserts of all time is my mom's Black Forest Cake (it's what I request for my birthday each year) and I thought that it would be delicious to make it using a white cake mix . . . The results: AMAZING! We have our own strawberry patch this year, so I am excited to make it many times [...]

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas


  I am one of those people who uses their slow cooker year-round. We have had a heat-wave this past week and unfortunately, I don't have an air conditioner in my house . . . I have a lovely swamp cooler. Today's high is almost 90 degrees and my swamp cooler is pumping out WARM air. UG! Being 18 weeks pregnant and having to wear compression socks on my [...]

Slow Cooker Cake Mix Apple Cobbler

I just can't get enough of Apple Desserts right now! I found an old family cookbook and saw this recipe in there. It was so easy and so delicious! Ingredients: 1Yellow Cake Mix 20 oz can of Apple Pie Filling 6 Tablespoons of butter, melted Directions: Dump your can of Apple Pie Filling into the bottom of your slow cooker. Spread your yellow cake [...]

Healthy Meals Monday: Heavenly Halibut


Hi! I'm Kristen and I'm the sister who posts on Healthy Meals Monday. I'll be honest... I wasn't much of a healthy eater until I married my husband. I actually weighed about 20 lbs more in high school than I do right now. But being married to someone who doesn't eat treats and has to have most of his veggies for the day some times can be difficult. I don't [...]

German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe

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These are some of our Mom's best cookies!  The cookie bottom is moist and chewy, then we top it off with the best German Chocolate frosting.  This frosting is a family favorite and is really no fail!  We're lucky if the frosting makes it to the cookies - it's so good that we eat it straight from the bowl. :) Print German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe [...]

DIY Stacked Frames Tutorial


My poor living room has a lot of black in it.  Black furniture (my husband thought they were manly, yet stylish couches), frames, shelves.....the list goes on.  I finally decided it was time to get rid of my drab decor and lighten up the joint with some fresh pops of color!I have seen so many different stacked frames, but I loved this one by Positively [...]

Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party-Week 41


We're so glad you came to party with us! Thanks for taking the time to share your recent projects, recipes and ideas with us. Here are our favorites from last week: Apple Turnovers from Shopgirl Fabric Scrap Hair Clips from Nap Time Journal Kit Kat Cake from Michelle's Tasty Creations and Crafty Ideas Bacon and Egg Enchiladas from [...]

Nutella Banana Coconut Hot Pockets Recipe


I have never met a Nutella recipe I didn't like!  These delicious pastries would make a scrumptious breakfast, snack or dessert!  I could eat them for any meal of the day. They are that good. Nutella Banana Coconut Hot Pockets Recipe: (Recipe adapted from How To: Simplify) 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry dough, thawed 1 banana, sliced 4 [...]

30 Meals that are ready in 30 Minutes or Less!


 By the end of a busy day, the last thing that you want to do is spend hours making dinner. We have put together a list of 30 Meals that are ready in 30 Minutes or Less help you out on those crazy days!  (Photo Credit) (Click on the link below each picture to be linked to the recipe) Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops Grilled [...]