Monday, November 19, 2018

One Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles

This comforting and simple to make meal is made all in one pot. Creamy chicken and noodles is a great weeknight dinner that is full of flavor and the whole meal is in one dish!

Today's we've got an awesome giveaway sponsored by Swiss Diamond. I have received product from Swiss Diamond, but all opinions are my own. #ad




This creamy one pot chicken and noodles dinner is almost like eating a perfect chicken pot pie, but without the fuss.  It is quick, easy and there is only one pot to clean when you are done. Feed your hungry family a filling and delicious dinner without any hassle. It is sure to fill them up and make them smile.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas!

We are kicking off the 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas event with a collection of most popular DIY Christmas Ideas from 50 plus bloggers!


Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas #DIYChristmas


     Christmas time is almost here and if you plan to do any DIYing this season, it is time to get started. Whether you are making your own decorations, making gifts or just looking for menu ideas we have you covered! 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Honey Roasted Delicata Squash With Fresh Cranberries

The perfect fall side dish has arrived! The combination of roasted delicata squash and cranberries lightly glazed with orange and honey will make your dinner plate sing!



       This roasted delicata squash is the perfect fall side dish. It is just a little sweet from the honey and a little tart from fresh or frozen cranberries. Plus there is a hint of citrus to bring it all together.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Maple Syrup and Pecan Layer Cake

This lovely cake is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. The warm maple syrup blends perfectly with pecans for an out of this world cake, the maple frosting is amazing too! Dessert is served and it's delicious!



     Layer upon layer of maple cake studded with delicious pecans and wrapped in maple frosting. It is a dream come true in cake form. Make it for birthdays, coffee with your friends or Thanksgiving. Now matter the reason, just do yourself a favor and make one for dessert as soon as possible!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lemonade Russian Buttercream

This silky smooth Russian buttercream is made with sweetened condensed milk and flavored with lemonade. Pipe some on lemon cupcakes for an luscious lemon treat!



      If you are looking for a super simple frosting that doesn't involve any cooking or powdered sugar, Russian buttercream is for you. If you are in the mood to give it a lemonade twist, you are really in the right place! Bake a batch of lemon cupcakes ASAP so you can enjoy this luscious lemon goodness without delay.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Red White and Blue No Churn Ice Cream

This festive red, white and blue ice cream is easy to make and no-churn so you don't even need an ice cream maker!




        This red, white and blue no churn ice cream is super easy to make and so patriotic. Make a batch for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran's Day. Then go ahead and make a batch for all of the days in between as well!

Friday, November 9, 2018

How To Make Cute Tom the Turkey Cupcakes

These cute Tom the Turkey cupcakes are easy to make and delicious too. The kids will love to help make them and your Thanksgiving dessert table will be that much cuter!



      Cute and easy describes most of my favorite holiday desserts and these fun Tom the Turkey cupcakes fit the bill! Your Thanksgiving dessert table just got a lot more fun and it's a perfect project to let the kids help.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Silky Smooth Fudge Frosting {Perfect for Piping!}

Silky smooth and super chocolaty, this fudge frosting is perfect for piping out designs on cakes and cupcakes. Of course is spreads like a dream too, make a batch and see for yourself!



       Super fudgy frosting that is perfectly pipable and ready to decorate your cakes, cupcakes and cookies. This recipe makes a luscious chocolate frosting that has a bit of sheen and is silky smooth. It's easy to make and delicious to eat too!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Devilishly Good Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are super simple to make, if you have a whisk and a mixing bowl you can do it! They are also soft, chocolaty and devilishly good.



      Soft and scrumptious chocolate cupcakes that are easy to make and have a rich chocolate flavor. These devilishly good chocolate cupcakes are going to become an instant favorite in your family like they did in ours. The hardest part will be deciding which frosting to top them with!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cake and Cupcakes with Celebrate365

Let's celebrate with cakes and cupcakes! Come get recipe inspiration for all sorts of our favorite baked goods!



       It's time to get inspired with recipes for some of my favorite desserts, cakes and cupcakes. After all, as Julia Child would say "a party without cake is just a meeting!" So we are putting together our favorite cakes and cupcakes to inspire us all to get baking!

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Best Rich and Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Rich, creamy, delicious alfredo sauce is on of our very favorite dinners.  It is easy to make and and the whole family will love it, so make it for dinner as soon as possible!

 

      Alfredo sauce is rich creamy heavenly goodness all the way around. This recipe is super easy to make and it is sooooo good. Toss your favorite pasta in it or just dive in with a breadstick. You can't go wrong, make it and you'll see!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Five Spice Roasted Vegetables

Roasted fall vegetables are made perfectly tender and lightly caramalized with a hint of Chinese five spice to give them that extra something. It's a delicious fall side dish.



    Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite way to fix them all year long. Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and makes them so delicious. This mix of naturally sweet carrots, beets and squash marries so nicely with the five spice.  It is a side dish worthy of a place on your dinner plate.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Slow Cooker Hula Pork

This slightly sweet and slightly spicy pulled pork is easily made in a slow cooker. It is great on a bun, over rice or would make a fun filling for a fusion taco!


    A flavorful pulled pork that has just enough sweet and heat to make it interesting. It is so easy to make in the slow cooker and is perfect for sandwiches, over rice and more! The sriracha in the sauce makes it super yummy! 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

English Muffin Mummies


These super simple English muffin mummies are a perfect way to start Halloween. Just a couple of minutes and a few ingredients is all it takes to get the day off on an undead foot!



      These super simple English muffin mummies are ready to spook your breakfast table. They are an eerily good Halloween snack as well. Whip them up in a couple minutes and cackle in delight.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

This fun breakfast has the flavors of apple pie baked right into a nutritious oatmeal package.  It is easy to make and the leftovers are great too! 



      Apple pie baked oatmeal is a perfect fall breakfast.  It is cozy, delicious and loaded with apple goodness. The best part is you can make a batch on the weekend and reheat slices for breakfast throughout the week. (Ps. It is extra amazing with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top!) 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Maw-Maw's American {Cheese!} Lasagna

My Maw-Maw's lasagna has a few surprising ingredients that likely make it a bit different from the one you grew up with, but it is so delicious. You have to make some for dinner soon! 



      The lasagna I grew up with has a few unexpected ingredients, but it is so good. There is a reason why my family keeps coming back to it after all of these years anyway. Make a pan full of my Maw-Maw's American lasagna for a perfect comfort food dinner. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Witches' Broomsticks Cheese Snacks and Other Simple Halloween Treats

Super simple and super cute ideas to make Halloween a little spooooookier without taking much time. These quick and easy ideas and recipes are perfect for when you are in a hurry!



       Holiday food can be so super cute. But honestly, sometimes our best intentions and actual amount of free time can't make those Pinterest beauties come to life. So here are some cute and fun Halloween ideas that will only take a few minutes to make.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Healthy Pumpkin Nice Cream

Have your pumpkin in a healthy ice cream form! This dairy free, healthy frozen treat is a great way to use ripe bananas and get your pumpkin fix!



     Pumpkin puree and ripe bananas come together to make a delicious frozen treat. This pumpkin nice cream is a perfect fall transition dessert for when you feel like pumpkin but it is still warm out.  It is also a healthy alternative to ice cream that still feels like a treat. Add a little caramel sauce and toasted pecans to really treat yourself well! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Tex-Mex Sheet Pan Breakfast #freakyfruitfriday

Simple to make but so full of flavor, this Tex-Mex sheet pan breakfast also makes a great dinner. Just chop the veggies and watch the magic happen!



Melissa's Produce sent me produce for recipe development. As always opinions are honest and my own. 

      This Tex-Mex style sheet pan meal is so versatile, adaptable and delicious. It is a nutritious way to start your day and it's great for dinner as well.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Healthy Banana Granola

This healthy and delicious banana granola is the perfect topping for yogurt or is great in bowl with milk.



    Granola loaded with banana goodness is the perfect topping for fruit and yogurt.  It is naturally sweetened and easy to make too.  Just whip up a batch and give it a try!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cheesy Garlic Sourdough Foccacia

Soft and chewy sourdough foccacia topped with cheese and garlic is the perfect side for any Italian meal. It's like one big giant bread stick only easier to make!



    Grab a piece of this cheesy sourdough foccacia to get that extra sauce left on your plate after a delicious pasta meal.  That sauce on is too good to waste and sometimes it's even better on the bread than the pasta anyway.  So get that sourdough fed and get ready to make some delicious bread!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Impossible Dragonfruit Pie

A crustless pie that comes together simply in a food processor or blender. This impossible dragonfruit pie is a great easy dessert!



     This crustless dragonfruit pie is impossibly easy to make. You can do it all right in a blender or food processor. It's a simple dessert that is so fun to make.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Tropical White Cake with Dragonfruit Buttercream #FreakyFruitFriday

Soft white cake filled with blood orange curd and wrapped in dragonfruit buttercream. This stunning cake is a tropical fruit dream come true!

Melissa's Produce sent me a selection of "freaky fruit" for recipe development. As always, all opinions are my own. 



       What do you get when you combine moist white cake, blood orange curd and buttercream filled with the speckles of dragonfruit seeds? A bite of heaven, that is what. Decorate it with strawberry papaya and pomegranate arils for an extra special tropical cake.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Shrimp on the Brain Molded Dip - a Halloween Treat!

This shrimp dip is the perfect topper for crackers. Shape it like a brain with cocktail sauce blood for a creepy Halloween party snack. 



       This is the perfect creepy Halloween appetizer. The shrimp dip is molded into a brain shape with cocktail sauce blood. It is delicious and festive. Of course you could use any mold you have, but the brains make it extra fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ghosts in the Graveyard Trifle

So sweet and so spooooooky! This trifle is full of chocolate goodness with sweet meringue ghosts and white chocolate bones. It's a great Halloween treat! 



     Spooooky thing happen around here in October. Like this chocolaty ghosts in the graveyard trifle. There are candy bones, chocolate cake and pudding dirt and fun meringue ghosts. This is sure to tickle your funny bone, or scare your scaredy bone... or at least tickle your tastebuds and fill your tummy. So make some if you dare!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Super Simple Blood Orange Curd

This fun and citrusy blood orange curd is the perfect sweet spread for so many things. It is super simple to make too!



     If you like lemon curd, you are going to love this blood orange curd! It has that citrusy tang and sweet and sumptuous texture. Plus it comes together in just a few minutes with very little effort. You can spread it on toast or muffins, swirl it into yogurt or fill your cakes with homemade goodness!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pork Recipes for National Pork Month with Celebrate365

Celebrate national pork month with a plethora of pork recipes!




     It's national pork month and I think that is something to be celebrated! Join me and my Celebrate 365 friends in a pork extravaganza. There are recipes of all kind here.  Bring us your bacon, your roasts, your sausages and more!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

These fun pumpkin, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies are a Halloween tradition in my family. We shape them like pumpkins and decorate them like jack-o-lanterns with candy faces! 


    These cookies are delicious on their own. They are loaded with pumpkin, oatmeal and chocolate chips. They have a nice chew and the icing almost makes them taste like an oatmeal cream pie.  But what really makes them cute are the candy faces!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Quick and Easy Duchess Sweet Potatoes

These duchess sweet potatoes add a little pizzazz to your plate, but they are really simple to make. They would be a fun way to change up your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, but are delicious any time!
These duchess sweet potatoes add a little pizzazz to your plate, but they are really simple to make. They would be a fun way to change up your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, but are delicious any time!

     Fancy up your sweet potatoes without much effort! These lovely duchess sweet potatoes make your dinner plate look nice and they taste delicious. Nobody has to know how easy they were to make. They would be perfect for a fall dinner party, Thanksgiving or just because!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Pumpkin Patch Dirt Pudding Cups {with a cute free printable!}

These fun little dirt pudding cups are dressed up and ready for a trip to the pumpkin patch. The free pumpkin truck printable means you can have your own cute treats in no time!



         Fun and easy chocolate dirt pudding cups are dressed up for a trip to the pumpkin patch. There's even a free printable to up their cute factor. Make these fun treats for a pumpkin carving party, Halloween or a fun classroom treat.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fantastic Apple Recipes with Celebrate365

Loads of apple inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers. You'll find every kind of recipe, from drinks to desserts and breakfast, lunch and dinner!



       What a great week of apple recipes! Are you sick of apples now? Me either! And if you said yes (for shame!) don't worry, it'll be at least a day or two before I bring them up again.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread With Vanilla Honey Butter

Applesauce oatmeal bread is a delicious sweet quick bread that's perfect for breakfast, tea time, snack or even a light dessert. The vanilla honey butter helps take to the next level of yumminess!

This post is sponsored on behalf of #AppleWeek.  I received product for recipe development and prizes for readers to win. As always, all opinions are my own. 



      A lovely sweet quick bread that is loaded with applesauce and oatmeal. The result is a perfect fall treat. Serve up a slice with a smattering of vanilla honey butter as a great breakfast, tea time treat, snack or light dessert.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Ricotta Tart with Apples and Prosciutto

A savory tart with flaky phyllo crust, savory ricotta filling and a healthy dose of apples and prosciutto. It's a perfect fall appetizer or serve it for lunch with a salad.

This recipe was made with products that were given to me from #AppleWeek sponsors The Spice House and Swiss Diamond.  As always, all opinions are mine alone. 



      This savory, cheesy tart has a lovely balance of flavors and textures. There's the crisp flaky phyllo crust, the creamy cheesy ricotta filling, and the sweet and savory apples and prosciutto.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cinnamon Sponge Charlotte Cake With Caramel Apples

A cinnamon sponge cake in the shape of a classic Charlotte, topped with fluffy whipped cream cheese and plenty of cinnamon and caramel apples. It's a perfect taste of sweet fall flavors!

This post was sponsored as a part of #AppleWeek.  Nordic Ware sent a cake pan for me to use, but as always all opinions are my own. 




     Fall is upon us and it's time to celebrate, with cake of course! This spongy cake is spiked with cinnamon and topped with a super fluffy vanilla and cream cheese mixture.  The pile of caramelly apple goodness on top really drives it home as a dessert to be remembered. This cinnamon sponge Charlotte cake with caramel apples is a fall dream come true!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mini Apple Crisp Baked Apples

The perfect individual sized dessert, these mini apple crisp baked apples are the perfect mix of baked apples and crisp topping. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream for a perfect dessert!

This post is sponsored as a part of #AppleWeek. Envy Apple provided me with apples for recipe development. As always, all opinions are my own.



    Are they a baked apple or apple crisp? These fun desserts are a little bit of both. Tasty baked apples topped with crunchy brown sugar and oat topping. They are perfect individually sized treats that might just become your favorite fall dessert.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

German Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist and flavorful German apple cake is full of fresh apples and comes together quickly. The cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese frosting takes it to the next level!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek. Imperial Sugar provided sugar for recipe development and a prize for readers. As always, all opinions are my own. 



       A simple but delicious German apple cake is always a hit, especially when topped with cream cheese frosting. I gave mine a cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese frosting twist that knocked it right on out of the park!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Savory Skillet Chicken and Apples

A fabulous dinner loaded with apples, onions and chicken. This savory meal is sure to win over your family and special guests too!

This post is sponsored by SwissDiamond as a part of #AppleWeek. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. 




       Load your skillet with succulent chicken, flavorful apples and onions too. Balance them all with herbs and make a simple pan sauce to tie it all together.  All you need is a little buttered pasta or potatoes and a vegetable for a hearty meal everyone will love.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 #appleweek

This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous sponsors, Swiss Diamond, Envy Apples, Imperial Sugar, Nordic Ware, Rodelle Vanilla, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Nairn's and The Spice House have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.




     It's one of my favorite times of the year, apple season!  I just love everything about it. I love going to the apple orchard. I love fresh apple, cold apple cider, apple cider slushies, warm mugs of apple cider too!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Pumpkin Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese #PumpkinWeek

The perfect combination of savory, cheesy goodness with just a bit of spice. Pumpkin pepper jack macaroni and cheese is a delicious and fun side dish that will have them asking for seconds.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.




      This recipe has everything you'd want in a gourmet macaroni and cheese. There's the pasta, the cheese, the bacon... and the pumpkin! Even if you're skeptical, you should do yourself a favor and give it a try.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake #PumpkinWeek

No bake pumpkin cheesecake is a showstopper dessert that is easy to make and has a great pumpkin flavor. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.




     Soft and airy pumpkin filled no bake cheesecake is the perfect transitional fall dessert. It's also great for the holidays when your oven is full of other things. It has a nice pumpkin spice roundness to it and the vanilla cheesecake topping takes it to the next level!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Simple Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes #PumpkinWeek

Chocolate cupcakes make simply with a cake mix and super soft and moist with pumpkin. Just a hint of spice lets you know that your fall cupcake dreams have come true!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


close up of chocolate pumpkin cupcake with frosting and sprinkles


     Super simple to make and full of flavor, the chocolate pumpkin cupcakes have something for everyone to love! Whip up a batch and make your favorite frosting and sink your teeth into a delicious bite of fall!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Whipped Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting {no powdered sugar}

This silky whipped frosting is so soft it's like eating a cloud. It is perfect for spreading over a cake and may even win over those folks who don't like frosting because it's too sweet.



     Silky smooth and super soft, this frosting is like eating a creamy cloud. It is only slightly sweet and doesn't use any powdered sugar. This sweetened condensed milk frosting is begging to top your next cake.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Curried Chicken and Vegetables in the Instant Pot

Make a quick but flavorful curry right in your instant pot.  A few simple ingredients and a about a half hour is all you need to get this curried chicken and vegetables on the table.



    Curry does not have to be complicated to be delicious.  This quick and easy meal is a great way to get your family fed. Load up your instant pot with ingredients and dinner will be ready in about the same time it takes the rice to get done!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Birthday Cake No Churn Ice Cream

Enjoy the taste of birthday cake in no churn ice cream form! This recipe comes together quickly and can be easily colored to match your party's theme!




    I don't think it will come as a surprise to you when I say I like cake. It's just one of those primal, I can't help it, I need cake kind of things. You feel me?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

This apple cider pulled pork is a delicious twist on a family favorite. The house will smell so good the whole time it cooks too!

dinner plate with apple cider pulled pork, mashed potatoes and sliced carrots


      This pulled pork is flavored with apple cider, brown sugar and mustard. It smells great while it cooks and tastes great on sandwiches, mashed potatoes or even on waffles! It is a great fall dinner and a fun change from traditional BBQ pulled pork.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fabulous Fall Dinners

I have compiled some of my family's favorite fall dinner recipes. This collection of entrees and sides are perfect for your dinner table this autumn.



       Cooler weather always gets me ready for warmer flavors. This collection of our favorite fall dinner recipes is full of comfort food, fall vegetables and seasonal flavors to get you in the mood. Which are you going to make first?

Monday, September 3, 2018

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies get an upgrade with the addition of dark chocolate and a healthy pinch of salt.

I am honored to be a part of the #OXOGoodCookie campaign. I was sent products to use and a donation has been made to Cookies of Kids Cancer on my behalf. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. #OXOBetter 


Fresh baked salted chocolate chip cookies on silicone baking mat


     Warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven are one of life's greatest pleasures. Add dark chocolate and a pinch of extra salt to the mix and those childhood memories of cookies get an adult upgrade. 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Lemonade No Churn Ice Cream

Creamy and cool, this lemonade no churn ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer! 




      Creamy no churn ice cream with a fun lemonade twist is the perfect taste of summer. It's cool and refreshing, creamy and sweet. The best part is how simple it is to make. You don't even need an ice cream maker!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Light and Fresh Apple Slaw

Tasty slaw with a super simple and flavorful dressing and sweet crunchy apples. It makes a fun side dish and yummy salad. 



    This simple slaw is a breeze to throw together. The light dressing and apples give it just the slightest hint of sweet. It has a nice crunch as is perfect on its own and even better piled on pulled pork!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bakery Style White Cake {Perfect for Layers!}

A delicious white cake that has a great texture and is sturdy enough for stacking layers. It's perfect for diy wedding cakes, fun birthday cakes or any special occasion! 




      A perfect white cake is hard to beat. Whether you are looking for a wedding cake, birthday cake or just because cake, this is a perfect cake for stacking tall. It is moist, has great texture and can stand up to multiple layers.
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