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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Campfire Chicken BLTs

When you can't decide between grilled chicken and a BLT, have both! This sandwich is delicious and fun.  Make it over the campfire, the grill or in the house, just make it!

     We love a good BLT. There is something so simple and delicious about them and they are a sure sign summer is here. In fact my husband is almost ritualistic about it. The second the first big sandwich tomato starts getting color, he makes sure there is bacon in the house.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Super Simple Roasted Salsa

Take those garden fresh veggies and turn them into a flavorful roasted salsa in just a matter of minutes.  It takes longer to char the veggies under the broiler than it does to do anything else! This is going to be a hit for sure!

     It's salsa season! Of course it's kind of always salsa season, but right now is garden fresh salsa season. If you have a garden, you likely have most of these ingredients in spades right now. If you aren't the gardening type, you likely can get them really fresh and affordably from a farm stand or neighbor who gardens.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 32

This week's menu is a fun one! We have 4 great dinner recipes, a fun breakfast and a delicious no bake dessert!

    Woop, woop! It's the weekend!  I know I say this a lot, but this is going to be a fun one. We are visiting the zoo and watching my brother-in-law race on his bicycle.  We did both for this same event last year and had a blast.  This year should be even more fun.  Little dude being a year older means we can look forward to it more and I think he will appreciate it even more! I am sure I will tell you all about it as the week rolls on.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Baked Breakfast Chimichangas

These fun baked chimichangas have a crisp golden exterior and are stuffed with eggs, cheese, potato and ham. They are ready in about 30 minutes and will have them all satisfied!

    I love to cook. I know, that's really surprising coming from a food blogger. The thing is even though I love the process of creating a yummy meal for my family, sometimes I still lack inspiration.  On my drive home from work the other day I was mentally going through the refrigerator and cabinets trying to figure out what in the heck I was going to make.  I'm sure we've all been there.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

15 Fabulous Frosting Recipes

Frosting makes everything better! Whether you spread it on cakes, cookies, cupcakes, graham crackers or eat it off a spoon, it is all good! Here are 15 delicious frosting recipes ranging from fun to fruity along with some foundation frosting recipes. 

      My love for all things frosting runs deep.  In fact the main reason why I bake a cake is normally because I have an idea for a frosting I want to try.  I know I am not the only one with an affinity for frosting either because my frosting board in Pinterest is my most popular one.... by far! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lemon Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream

This frosting is the perfect combination of rich, fluffy and bright. It has a lovely lemon flavor without being too much and the sweetened condensed milk adds that little something special you can't quite put your finger on!

    I'm sorry. I really am. I made this frosting and then held out on sharing the recipe until today. I was tempted to run to the computer and share it with you the moment I took the first lick of the spatula.

    No, I'm not 10.

    Yes, I still lick the spatula.

    Well, I at least try to sneak a taste before Little Dude dives in to finish it off!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lemon Velvet Cake

This lemon cake is luscious and easy to make. The crumb is tender and moist. A homemade cake does not have to be hard!

    Surprise, surprise... I'm back with another cake! After all of those farmer's market recipes last week it seemed like we needed a treat! 😉 In all honesty, I wanted to make some lemon frosting. You know it's all about the frosting for me, right?! So I needed a lemon cake to put it on.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 31

We have this week's menu planned for you! With 5 tasty dinner recipes and a super fun {chocolate and peanut butter!} dessert, your family is going to be happy!

    Hooray for the weekend! Am I right?! We have a fun one planned.  We went to a local BBQ last night.  Actually BBQ isn't the right word, but that's what it's called.  We actually had fried fish! But there are rides and games and lots of people.  The little guy had lots of fun and if you hurry up, you may catch a glimpse on my Instagram stories.

Friday, August 11, 2017

K.C.'s Zucchini Bread #FarmersMarketRecipes

This zucchini bread has the perfect balance of sweet and spice and a great crumb. It is easy to make and a great way to use up the summer harvest. Freeze some zucchini to bake bread this winter!

     If you are a regular around here, you'll recognize the name K.C. He's my middle bother.  I'm the oldest of 6 kids, 3 boys and 3 girls. He is my basically across the street neighbor.

    He is the winner of the poultry grill-off, the chili cook-off and the maker of the chocolate peanut butter pie with bacon lattice at the pie-off.  So he knows his way around the kitchen, the grill and the smoker.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer Vegetable and Chicken Stir Fry #FarmersMarketWeek

Summer vegetables and chicken are quickly cooked until tender crisp and then coated in a delicious stir fry sauce.  Dinner is ready by the time the rice is done cooking!

    You'd think with all of these zucchini recipes, that I had a huge garden full of them.  In fact, we haven't planted them in at least 5 years.  Don't get me wrong, we love them.  When we moved to this house we went from a large garden in the backyard to just using the raised beds that were here when be bought the place.  We had to cut down on what we were going to plant and while we enjoy growing and eating zucchini, they take up a lot of space.  So we opted for more plants that grow vertically and greatly reduced the number of plants.