Country Breakfast Casserole #Recipe

Breakfast Casserole |

I make breakfast for dinner at least once a week.  And as much as I enjoy French Toast, waffles and pancakes, occasionally a person wants something different.  Something a little more savory than sweet.  Am I right?  Sure, bacon & eggs are good but that doesn’t always hit the spot. When James and I attempted […]

PLANES Propeller Cupcakes + Orange Cupcake #Recipe #DisneySide

PLANE Propeller Cupcakes |

My kids and I love Disney movies but Cars, Cars 2 and PLANES are a few of my favorites.  I’ve been collecting the die cast cars since the first movie, so it was a no-brainer for me to continue on with the planes!  I am only missing Ishani and Franz Fliegenhosen, I think.  My boys […]

Spaghetti & Meatball Kabobs: Tailgating Food

Tailgating Food - Spaghetti & Meatball Kabobs |

The Super Bowl is this weekend which means it’s time to get your food prepared.  This year, we are having tailgating food for dinner and I’ve been trying to think of something out of the ordinary to serve. Last week, we had spaghetti & meatballs for dinner and I had a thought - Spaghetti & Meatball […]

Chicken and Dumplings #Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings |

My mom’s chicken and dumplings is my all-time favorite meal.  It’s good when I make it, but better when Mom makes it!  Either way, when it’s cold and nasty outside (like it has been on and off all winter!), this 45-minute dinner is the perfect ‘warm my soul’ meal! It has taken my kids awhile to ‘warm […]

Delicious Marshmallow Frosting #Recipe

Marshmallow Frosting |

Sweet treats are my weakness.  Not only do I love to bake them but I also enjoy eating them!  Snacking on an entire tray of desserts isn’t exactly great for the waistline, so I typically send most of my goodies to work with my husband. I would like to say cupcakes are my favorite, but […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti #NewTraDish

Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti |

**Full Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase ingredients for the recipe but was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own. Last week I let my boys make dinner – everything but putting it in/taking it out of the oven.  There was a little fighting over who was going to […]

Hot Cocoa Cookies {#Recipe}

Hot Cocoa Cookies |

This year I felt the need to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I know what you are thinking – and NO, I am not technically a food blogger BUT I do love to cook/bake and I have shared the occasional recipe, so why not?! Each blogger pays the mandatory participation fee (which […]

Ragu Sloppy Joes #Recipe

Ragu Sloppy Joes Recipe

Every Sunday I plan our meals for the week.  By about Wednesday, even though I have everything I need, I don’t want to cook anything.  On those days, I am thankful for recipes that use less than 5 ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to throw together! I know we all have these kinds […]

Chicken Pesto Pizza Eyeballs #Recipe

Chicken Pesto Pizza Eyeballs #Recipe |

**Full Disclosure: I covered an all-expenses-paid media preview event courtesy of Pillsbury on behalf of MomDot.  All opinions are my own. When I was at the General Mills headquarters with Pillsbury the bloggers were divided into groups of 2 or 3.  (My group consisted of Rachel, Jill and myself.)  We were challenged to come up […]

Pasta Carbonara with Peas #Recipe

Pasta Carbonara |

Making a weekly meal plan is crucial for me because if I don’t know what I am going to make, nothing gets made!  That said, I routinely make the same meals week after week – and it gets old.  You will find French toast and beef tacos on our plan almost every week. Most days, […]

Ready for Fall with Pumpkin Cupcakes #Recipe

Pumpkin Cupcakes |

I love fall – the colors, the weather, the wardrobe change, you name it!  I think pumpkins are gorgeous and I enjoy decorating with them but I don’t like the way they taste.   My husband, however, does.  And his love of pumpkin inspired these Pumpkin Cupcakes! Print Pumpkin Cupcakes #Recipe Ingredients1 stick unsalted butter (softened […]

Kids in the Kitchen: S’Mores Nachos #Recipe

S'Mores Nachos |

Last week Colin told us he wanted to make s’mores over a fire but it’s been WAY too hot (and far too dry) to have a fire so my husband suggested we try to make s’mores nachos.  A few days after I’d purchased the ingredients we needed, the boys and I threw these puppies together! […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Quiche

Bacon and Parmesan Quiche |

This week my husband took off a little early to go fishing with my dad so the kids and I were on our own for dinner.  I really (REALLY) considered ordering pizza or Chinese food, but I resisted.  Instead, we made Bacon and Parmesan Quiche. I started by cutting strips of bacon into small pieces […]

Quick and Easy Dirty Rice #Recipe

Quick and Easy Dirty Rice |

I am always looking for dinner recipes that are easy to make and delicious to eat.  When I told my husband that I wanted to add “Dirty Rice” to the dinner menu, he looked at me like I had four heads and told me he didn’t like it.  But you know what?  I added it […]