Sep 122014
 

This apple turnover recipe post is brought to you by International Delight.

One of the great things about fall are the flavors that just seem synonymous with it.  I find myself cooking with more apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, cinnamon, and more.  Let’s just say that our house smells really, really good lately.

Apple Turnover Recipe with French Vanilla Glaze #IDelight

On the top of my husband’s list of requests this time of year is anything in the “apple pie family”.  Pies, tarts, muffins, breads – the specific form doesn’t matter as much as that apple pie taste.  Which is good, because I like to mix things up a little. Continue reading »

Sep 092014
 

This shop and Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

When we tailgate, I like to provide a lot of options.  Appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages – I want my family and friends to leave feeling like they couldn’t eat another thing even if they wanted to.  It’s a trait I picked up from my Gram, who always said “Your plate is looking a little empty” no matter how much was left on your plate.

Over the weekend, we were planning to watch a lot of football.  So of course I needed to plan a lot of food to go with it!  I decided to run to Meijer to pick up everything I needed for my Buffalo Chicken Dip (always a crowd-pleaser) and my Mom’s Ice Cream Dream Squares, one of my absolute favorite desserts.

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Sep 052014
 

This steak kabobs recipe post is sponsored by Kingsford and Walmart. All words and opinions are my own.

I love early fall.  The leaves turn, the weather cools off, and football season starts.  One of the best ways to combine all those things? Tailgating!

I’ve been grilling since high school pretty much anything I could throw over fire.  Pizza, burgers, corn.

Grilled Steak Kabobs & Steak Marinade Recipe

Most recently I’ve started making steak kabobs.  I like that you get both veggies and protein all in the same bite.  And they’re so easy to customize that your family and guests can choose their favorite ingredients and make them just to their liking. Continue reading »

Sep 032014
 

This #MyGoodLife shop and garlic knots recipe has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Summer is slipping away and we are trying to fill the last moments with as many memories as possible.  Backyard play, trips to the mall, crafts, an upcoming road trip and a number of other things.

Easy Parmesan Garlic Knots Recipe #shop

I’ve tried to create extra time where I can, and one of those ways has been to utilize a few shortcuts in the kitchen.  You all probably realize by now that I actually love to cook and bake.  I tend to slow down on it a little during the summer, though; it’s hot, and I’d rather be playing.  There’s plenty of time for baking when it’s 10 degrees and snowing. Continue reading »

Aug 262014
 

We’ve all had one.  One of those days where nothing goes our way and all we really want to do is grab a spoon and pint of ice cream and tell the world to take a number.

Alexander has had one of those days.  It starts out with gum in his hair, and just gets worse from there.  And when he attempts to get a little sympathy from his family, he doesn’t find anyone to commiserate with him.  Soon, though, each member of Alexander’s family finds themselves struggling with their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Crustless Quiche Recipe

In the movie, Alexander’s father Ben serves up a crustless quiche recipe for his family.  I think you’ll find this recipe so easy that even if you’re having a horrible day and have little time (or patience) to put dinner on the table, that you’ll be able to pull it off without much trouble. Continue reading »