Orange Creamsicle Cookies Recipe


Most of my favorite childhood memories come from Summer!  We would play outside all day with our neighbors on our dead end street and when we heard that ice cream man come, we would run inside to get some change to buy a yummy snack!  I remember sitting on the curb in front of our house eating our delicious, frozen treats.  These cookies taste just like [...]

Bucca Di Beppo Spicy Chicken Rigatoni Recipe


After my husband and I were first married, we probably went out to eat 3 times a week.  So bad, I know!  We were both working full-time and he was going to school so it was a lot easier to go out.  Now with a toddler and another baby coming real soon, we don't get out nearly as much.  I love finding recipes that taste similar to those you would find in a [...]

Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


Our mom always makes the fluffiest, most delicious cookies around.  Every now and then I'll make a good batch where they don't fall too flat, but this recipe seems to be fool proof! They are puffy and delicious! Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe: Ingredients: 1/2 cup Crisco (or vegetable shortening) 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 [...]

$50 Gift Card to Landee on Etsy (plus a winner!)


 We are so excited for this week's giveaway sponsored by Landee on Etsy!  We met Landee and Shelley from at a recent blog conference that we attended and had so much fun getting to know them. They are beautiful ladies with an inspiring blog and shop. Their shop specializes in beautiful vinyl lettering that looks so professional and [...]

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Casserole


  I am always on the lookout for easy and delicious slow cooker meals and I am happy to announce that this one definitely falls into that category! It was so simple to throw together and our whole family loved it. It makes a lot, but the leftovers are still delicious the next day. Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Casserole Ingredients: 1 (30 oz) package [...]

100 Things To Do With Kids This Summer


Well, school is over for us and I am kind of freaking out . . . I now have to entertain my kids every single day. I like them to have plenty of time to be creative and use their imaginations, but I am hoping to avoid that dreaded phrase, "Mom . . . I'm BORED!"  So, I decided that I would put together a list of things for us to do to help myself out (and [...]

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe


Happy Memorial Day! I first want to start by thanking all those who fought and are fighting for our country. We wouldn't be called the Land of the Free without you. Thank-you for all you do! A lot of people get together with family and not only remember, but celebrate this day. I know how stressful planning the BBQ is so I have a solution for those who [...]

Cake Mix Caramel Brownies Recipe


I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to desserts. They are my weakness! The more ooey and gooey they are, the better. Caramel and chocolate seem to be the perfect couple and when you pair them with a cake mix recipe, you get quick and easy gooey deliciousness. :) These brownies are so easy to whip up . . . you really would have no idea that [...]

The Best Hamburger Recipe (and amazing secret sauce)


My husband likes to think of himself as a grilling expert (to be honest- I have never grilled anything in my entire life! He is the grill-er in our family). Before I married him, I really didn't eat that much meat. In fact, I really didn't like much else besides chicken . . . until he introduced me to all the wonderful foods that can be made on a [...]

Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party Week 46


I can't even tell you how much I love sitting down after a long week and seeing what you have been up to!  You are all so talented and we are so happy you come share your ideas with us every weekend! Here are some of our favorites from last week: As soon as I see something chocolaty, I can't seem to look away! I think these Butterscotch Kit Kat [...]

Fresh Fruit Salsa and Homemade Cinnamon Chips

  One of my sweet friends recently had a baby who is allergic to all things dairy and peanut butter. Being the amazing mom that she is, she has given up my two favorite food groups (peanut butter is a food group, right?!) until she is done nursing her baby. I have been thinking about her and all the things (especially treats!) that she is sacrificing for [...]

50 of the Best Grilling Recipes


{Photo Credit}  Happy Memorial Day weekend! We thought that we would kick off this weekend with some of the BEST grilling recipes . . . 50 of them, to be exact! Looking for a yummy chicken, burger, steak, pork chop, or kebab recipe to try out this weekend? We have got you covered! Click on the link below each picture to be taken to the [...]

Quick Pico De Gallo Recipe

I could eat Pico de Gallo every day of the week.  I can't seem to get enough of the fresh veggies with a little hint of lime juice!  We eat this on tortilla chips, salads and just about any Mexican dish! Quick Pico de Gallo Recipe: Ingredients: 4 firm Roma tomatoes, diced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 jalapeno pepper 4 Tbl. diced [...]

Easy Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe


My husband is obsessed with ranch.  I don't know if I have ever seen him put a different kind of dressing on his salad.  I decided to mix my love for Mexican food with his love for ranch.  Everybody was happy!  This meal that only takes a few minutes from start to finish and tastes great! Your family will never know you weren't slaving away in the kitchen [...]

Cheesy Pizza Roll


My Husband's favorite meal is with Rhodes rolls, mozzarella cheese, ham and pineapple. (find that recipe here) Making each individual one took some time to make. I didn't have a ton of time so I decided to try using a Rhodes Roll Loaf. Cheesy Pizza Roll: Ingredients: - 2 Rhodes Loaves - 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese - Pizza Toppings - I used Ham and [...]

Geezees Personalized Canvas Art Giveaway (and LOTS of winners!)


 We are so excited to introduce you to this week's sponsor: Geezees Personalized Canvas Art. Ever since Stephanie emailed us about her company, I have been in love with her amazing creations. She uses your words and your photos to make a completely unique and personalized piece of art. These would make the best wedding gifts, Mother's and Father's day [...]

How to Freeze Berries and Veggies


I am loving strawberries right now and am so sad when they are out of season. I was reading through an old Simple and Delicious Magazine and ran across an article that gave tips on how to freeze fruits and veggies. So I decided to give it a try! Berries: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries Just wash and place fresh berries on a [...]