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Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

Spicy Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

Macaroni and Cheese is one of my go-to comfort foods. Especially this time of year. Even though it’s not very cold here, it’s technically winter. Which means that I want warm cozy dinners, blankets, and the occasional fire in the fireplace. Even if it’s 70 degrees outside. I can’t usually…

loaded potato soup

Loaded Baked Potato & Ham Soup

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s finally soup weather! Well, in Southern California it’s occasionally soup weather. But that doesn’t stop us – we love it! It makes such a fast and easy warm meal!…

Easy and Fast Baja Fish Tacos

Yummy and Fast Baja Fish Tacos

This post brought to you by McCormick & Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Things are a bit crazy around here! Between school, work, the SoCal Social, and a craft show I'm doing next month (more on that to come!) I feel like I'm a bit underwater. When things are…

Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

It has been an AGE since I posted a recipe! I love to cook and bake though – I need to start sharing more. And this is the perfect time of year to start! We bake lots of cookies for Christmas – usually during the week before we bake up…

Easy Summer-y Pasta Salad Recipe

I have a weakness for Pasta Salad – of pretty much any sort. This one is light and fun and has a great mix of flavors! I call it my Easy Summer-y Pasta Salad. Try not to envy my super creative Recipe Naming Skills. ;) It’s full of tomatoes, spinach,…

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Chicken Pot Not-Pie

Do you love Chicken Pot Pie? I sure do. But sometimes I don’t feel like doing the whole – make the filling, make the crust, wait for it to bake - thing. So I came up with this super cheater recipe – it gives me the taste of Chicken Pot Pie…

Greek 7 Layer Dip Recipe

So it’s been forever since I posted a recipe! Part of that has been the holidays – it was a crazy crafting whirlwind. :) The other part was a couple of commenter’s letting me know they weren’t as fond of those posts. And I let that get to me just…

Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil over Pasta

Need some dinner ideas for next week? I have one of our favorites for you. It’s too yummy – with the creamy sauce and the fresh tomatoes and basil – and anything over pasta is good in our book. :) Ready to get started? Serves 6 (ish) Ingredients: 1.5 lbs…

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Taste-Test Recipe Binder

I’ve mentioned that I love to cook. And eat of course – but that usually takes cooking first. And while I have a great selection of cookbooks – I also have a ton of recipes that I’ve printed out from the web or copied from magazines. I’ve filled up a…

Meatball and Swiss Chard Soup

I have a great soup recipe for you today. Bobbie from A Vision to Remember posted this recipe of mine fo the 30 Day Food Challenge but I wanted to share it with you in case you missed it. Super easy, all done in one pot and it only takes about…

Guest Post Recipe at A Vision to Remember

Are you hungry? I hope so! Hop on over to A Vision to Remember to check out one of my recipes Bobbie has posted for the 30 Day Food Challenge! The recipe is Meatball and Swiss Chard Soup and it’s soooo yummy. One of our favorites! Meatballs and pasta and…

Gingerbread S’mores Cake

What’s not to love in that title?? Seriously. Gingerbread, Chocolate and Marshmallows. Heaven in a pan. We made this last night and I just had to share it with you. This recipe came from last month’s “Everyday with Rachel Ray” and she has it on her website.  So I want to…

Top Five Friday – Cookbooks

Happy Friday! After dinner tonight I mentioned that I had yet to write a Top 5 Friday post. Big mistake. I was bombarded with you-name-it – everything from Top 5 Sports cars, Top 5 Mustaches, Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Have a Scooter, to Top 5 Reasons I’m Your Favorite Kid. Huh. Thanks…

Not Photogenic. . .

Ready for some goofiness? We had an in-house debate on whether I’d share this photo with you all – and I lost. So here it is along with a little story for your Sunday afternoon. ;) We stopped at Costco for lunch and shopping after church (don’t envy our wild…

Pastrami Wraps

I have a yummy quick recipe for you but first I have to share a comment with you. You might remember (or not) that Joanna (my sweet 100th follower) said I had free reign in dish towel creation for her. :) She saw her new dish towel in the last…

Southern Comfort for Dinner

Haha, you thought we were having whiskey for dinner didn’t you? Nope. Not tonight. :) We are having Black Eyed Pea Soup. Yum. Over the past few years I’ve come to love Southern cooking more and more. I think it comes from having traveled a little in the South, and…

Easy Peachy Cinnamon Rolls

My good friend Becky (her family is visiting for the week :)) and I made Easy Peachy Cinammon Rolls for breakfast. We wanted to try and find a cinnamon roll recipe that wouldn’t take forever in the morning, so we decided to try something with canned biscuits. They turned out…