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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cookies and Cream Gooey Butter Cookies

Super simple to make gooey butter cookies dotted with the goodness of chocolate sandwich cookies. These cookies and cream gems are fabulously soft and delicious.

      If you are looking for super soft cookies that are easy to make and just a bit different, I don't blame you one bit. (And you've totally come to the right place!) These cookies and cream cookies are loaded with cream cheese for that perfect chewy bite and they start with a cake mix so there's basically no measuring involved!

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Best Maid Rite Sandwiches

Maid rites, or loose meat sandwiches, are a super quick and easy dinner that your family is sure to love! They are a staple around here and for good reason!

      If you are looking for a super simple dinner for a busy night, maid rites are definitely a great answer!  They are one of those dinners that nobody complains about and it will likely take you longer to make the sides than the main dish. Plus they scale so easily, so they are perfect for parties too.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Cookies and Cream Popcorn

A sweet munchable mix of popcorn, chocolate cookies and white chocolate makes for a perfect snack mix. Make it for your next party and watch it disappear!

    We are always ready to eat something cookies and cream inspired. Always! So this popcorn was the perfect snack mix for our last get together. It is a fun mix of salty, sweet, chocolaty goodness. Set it out in small bowls around your gathering space and people are sure to munch on it until it's gone.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fruit and Chicken Salad With Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

The best part of a salad is always the toppings and this beauty is loaded with the good stuff.  All of the fruit, chicken, nuts and cheese go deliciously with the simple to make poppy seed dressing.  You will find yourself serving salad a lot more frequently after you try this!

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      As we head into spring, it is time to start thinking about eating more fresh food. Hooray! It's about dang time. Sitting down to a fresh salad full of greens, tons of fruit, some candied nuts, cheese and chicken is a perfect way to celebrate. Top that off with a little homemade poppy seed dressing to tie it all together and you are really in business.  You are really going to thank yourself for making this one!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

Salsa chicken is a great quick dinner when you make it in the instant pot. You can even start with dry black beans! Make some rice and get your favorite toppings ready while it cooks!

     Salsa chicken is the perfect topping for burrito bowls or filling for burritos. It is made fast and easy in the instant pot. This recipe is  super economical and starts with dried beans, but you can easily sub in canned black beans if you'd rather.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Deep Dish Toll House Pie

 If you like soft and gooey chocolate chip cookies, toll house pie is for you. This recipe has more filling than most for extra goodness in every bite!

     The perfect mix of buttery, brown sugary, chocolate chip-y goodness baked into a pie shell. The flaky crust helps deliver a filling that highlights the best part of a chocolate chip cookie. This recipe is extra good because there is extra filling waiting between the crackly top and the pie crust bottom!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies

Super soft and luscious lemon cookies loaded with all of the cream cheese and butter goodness of gooey butter cake. They practically melt in your mouth!

lemon gooey butter cookies on white background with striped towel

    Ooey Gooey Cake, or gooey butter cake, is a St. Louis tradition.  Since we live only a couple of hours from there, it shows up at our gathers regularly too.  It is always a favorite.  A dense cakey base covered in butter and cream cheese.  What is not to love?!  Well, these are that... in cookie form... and with lemon!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Swiss Steak Style Meatballs in the Instant Pot

Enjoy the flavors of Swiss steak, but made even simpler. Swiss steak style meatballs are ready in no time in the instant pot.

plate full of mashed potatoes and swiss steak style meatballs with tomato gravy

       The classic flavors of Swiss steak are made super fast and easy in this shortcut recipe. Have dinner on the table in no time. Swiss steak style meatballs in the instant pot will become a requested meal you'll be happy to make!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Great-Grandma's Frozen Fruit Salad

Frozen fruit salad is a blast from the past.  This vintage recipe is a cool and delicious way to eat your fruit. It is at home at all of our holiday meals, but would also be a fun summer side dish!

       This vintage recipe comes straight from my great-grandma's recipe box. It is a fun twist on marshmallow fruit salad, but even more fun because it is frozen! It is perfect for holidays or as a refreshing summer side dish. Frozen fruit salad could even be a light dessert.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

If you are a chocolate and peanut butter lover, this is for you. Rich chocolaty brownie peanut butter cheesecake goodness should be on your must make list.

slice of brownie tart filled with peanut butter cheesecake and topped with ganache and chopped peanut butter cups

      Take a layer of  chocolate brownies and add peanut butter cheesecake. Now cover that with rich ganache and top it all off with chopped peanut butter cups. It's a rich sinful bite of heaven and you deserve a slice!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Chocolate Spritz Sandwich Cookies

Cute chocolate cookies are just minutes away with fun spritz cookies. Sandwich some ganache frosting between them for an extra delightful dessert treat!

      Make simple chocolate spritz cookies extraordinary by sandwiching a layer of rich ganache style frosting between them. These hearts and teddy bears are dressed up for Valentine's Day but you could change the design to match any holiday or feeling.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate is popular for a reason (it's so dang good!) So we've collected some of the best chocolate recipes on the internet to share with you.

     Chocolate lovers rejoice! We have collected an inspiring group of fabulous chocolate recipes for you. The only problem is deciding which one to make first!