May 242016

This shop and my cookie cake recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateWithM #CollectiveBias

Austin has requested a cookie cake for his birthday for as long as I can remember.  So when he returned home from paratrooper school just in time to celebrate his 20th, I knew I wanted to make my cookie cake recipe for him.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Birthdays aren’t the only time of year when a cookie cake is requested.  Every once in awhile I’ll get a text that says, “Hey, if you’re not busy, could you make me…” And along with a savory dish of some kind (homemade chicken nuggets or white cheddar mac & cheese) will be a cookie cake. Continue reading »

May 112016

Today is National Eat What You Want Day!

Seriously Tasty Recipes for National Eat What You Want Day

To help you celebrate, I put together a few of my family’s favorite recipes, plus a few from some bloggy buddies that look amazing. Continue reading »

May 042016

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and my husband and Bubbles have both been asking what I would like to do to celebrate.  There’s usually some combination of food, an activity, and a little down time for me.

Easy Sausage Eggs Benedict recipe - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!  It's made even easier with precooked sausage patties and Hollandaise sauce made in the blender.

Thank you to Johnsonsville for partnering with me to share this Sausage Eggs Benedict recipe.

This year I requested that we do brunch, because I love brunch.  Plus brunch doesn’t require getting up quite as early and I’m all about sleeping in on Mother’s Day if at all possible. Continue reading »

Mar 142016

This shop and my date night homemade General Tso Chicken recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

With Ashley living in Indianapolis and Austin having been away for his Army training our babysitting pool has been fairly tiny the last few months. Which means that date night is mostly celebrated at home after Bubbles has gone to bed.

Homemade General Tso Chicken recipe

I’ve been making homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken pretty regularly at my husband’s request.  So for our most recent date night I decided to go a similar route and make homemade General Tso’s Chicken.  This recipe comes together so fast and so easily that you’ll be making it for all your date nights. Continue reading »

Feb 252016

I don’t recall ever being served a tuna noodle casserole as a kid.  That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, just that it never was memorable enough to mark itself in my memory.  My Mom did sometimes serve something that was affectionately nicknamed Tuna Pea Wiggle, but it wasn’t a casserole.

This Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe is one the entire family will love, even the ones that say they don't like tuna noodle casserole!

A few months ago I started to actually crave tuna noodle casserole.  I have no idea why, but the desire didn’t go away, and so I did what anyone does when they’re looking for a recipe or project idea: I visited Pinterest. Continue reading »