Jul 292014
 

We have been seriously enjoying the beautiful summer weather over the last few weeks.  Pool time, playing in the backyard, trips to the park and zoo.  We even managed to sneak in a couple of cookouts at my inlaws’ house.  And of course a little vacation fun, with a couple of day trips and weekend overnights!

Enjoying the Summer Weather! #IDelight

In between all of our events, we’ve made time for some tasty summer treats, too.  Anything cool and refreshing has topped our list – from fresh fruit to popsicles to ice cream and everything in between.  One recipe that seems to have pleased everyone especially are the Almond Joy Pudding Parfaits I’ve been making. Continue reading »

Jul 172014
 

Growing up my Mom always made some really yummy meatballs.  They were served up at most family potlucks or gatherings and often disappeared faster than anything else.  I know they were certainly one of my favorite things offered.

She called them German Meatballs, but I’m not sure where she got the name from.  To me, they’re much more like a Sweet and Sour meatball, so that’s what I’m sharing them with you all as.  The only thing you’ll really care about calling them, is delicious.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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Mar 072014
 

We love pasta in all it’s forms, but classic spaghetti will always be on the list of favorites in our house.  And while we most often eat it with a red sauce, the warmer weather has me pondering ways to give it a spring twist.  What better way to say spring than with fresh herbs?

Spaghetti with Herbed Garlic Butter Sauce #15MinuteSuppers

Gourmet Garden had just been kind enough to send us a cooler full of their beautiful herbs, so I decided to make my Spaghetti with Herbed Garlic Butter Sauce.  It will have your entire kitchen so fragrant with the smell of garlic and basil that you’ll want to eat it straight from the pan.  Fortunately it takes less than 15 minutes start to finish to make, so it will be on your plate soon enough! Continue reading »

Mar 062014
 

This post brought to you by Honey Bunches of Oats. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s kind of funny, but while I love cereal, I almost never have it for breakfast. I’ll have it for an afternoon snack, sometimes even for dinner. And I love using it in recipes, but I just don’t think about it when I’m stumbling bleary-eyed through the kitchen in the mornings.

Recently I had the chance to try a couple boxes of the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereals. There are two flavors, Cinnamon Crunch and Chocolatey Almond Crunch. They’re both so yummy I broke from my tradition and ate them both for breakfast a few days after they arrived.

Because Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereals are packed with whole grain, fiber and protein, they’re actually a great choice for your morning meal.  That combination gives you a pick-me-up of energy right away, plus leaves you feeling satisfied and ready to go until lunch.  And because of the delicious cinnamon and chocolate flavors, kiddos will even reach for this cereal, so you know they’ve had a healthy start to the day. Continue reading »

Jan 292014
 

The Big Game is almost here!  Did your favorite team make it to the match up between the final two?  Or are you just planning to watch for the commercials?

Either way, you’re probably going to want some tailgating food.  I like to serve lots of finger foods, then mix in one or two main entrees.  So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite dessert and appetizer recipes sure to please no matter how big or small your crowd will be.

Tailgating Food: 25 Game Day Appetizer and Dessert Recipes

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