Baked Mostaccioli and a Copper Chef Giveaway

Baked Mostaccioli and a Copper Chef Giveaway

Who doesn’t love oven baked pasta with lots of ooey gooey cheese on top? This is one of Hubby and T’s (he still isn’t here, but he loves it) favorite meals. What was great about making it this time is that I only used two pots. One was to boil the pasta, everything else I did right in the Copper … Continue Reading →
Chicken Bento Box (lunch box) Ideas for Back to School

Chicken Bento Box (lunch box) Ideas for Back to School

Chicken is a favorite food for most kids and the great thing is that it can be eaten cold which means it is perfect for kids lunches. I’m working with Sanderson Farms right now (disclosure – I am being compensated) and they asked me to come up with some bento box type lunches for the back-to-school season. Sanderson Farms was started … Continue Reading →
Parmesan Ranch Ritz Crackers Recipe

Parmesan Ranch Ritz Crackers Recipe

The other night I went to a painting party and we were all supposed to bring a snack. I like to bring things that can sit out without having to keep them hot or cold so I made these amazingly delicious and flavorful Parmesan Ranch Ritz Crackers. You can eat them alone or you can add any kind of dip … Continue Reading →
Applebee’s Wood Fired Salads Review and Giveaway

Applebee’s Wood Fired Salads Review and Giveaway

My family and I were invited to try out the new Wood Fired Grill Salads at Applebee’s. For those of you that don’t know, Applebee’s is a casual restaurant with an every changing menu of foods for the entire family. The other night myself, Hubby, DIL and the twin babies visited our local Applebee’s to try out some of the … Continue Reading →
Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

I was recently invited to try out the new menu at Brio Tuscan Grille (disclosure – I received a complimentary dinner for two in order to review the restaurant). They have multiple locations across the country, but I visited the Brio Tuscan Grille at Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis, Missouri. The restaurant describes itself as polished casual – a new … Continue Reading →
Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with These Cocktail Recipes

Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with These Cocktail Recipes

Have I got a great holiday for you this week! July 24 is National Tequila Day! Now there are, of course, plenty of margarita recipes you could use to celebrate National Tequila Day but I have some different drink recipes that use tequila. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for sharing these recipes today. Tequila is actually made from the blue agave … Continue Reading →
Gazpacho for a No Cook Summer Meal

Gazpacho for a No Cook Summer Meal

Summer is in full swing and it is H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D here in St. Louis. This means I don’t want to turn on the stove to cook but we still want something good to eat at home. Gazpacho is a chilled tomato soup that requires no cooking at all with origins in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. There are tons … Continue Reading →
Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

I had not planned to do a recipe post about these meal, but when I posted this picture I had so many people asking me about it and for recipes so I thought I would go ahead and share. There is nothing overly complicated about the easy grilled meal either. Even a new cook or griller can manage this I … Continue Reading →