America’s Test Kitchen Complete Cookbook Giveaway

America’s Test Kitchen Complete Cookbook Giveaway

America’s Test Kitchen is one of my favorite cooking shows and I recently purchased the America’s Test Kitchen TV Cookbook. I love this cookbook so much that I am going to give one away to one of you! While I love looking up recipes online, there are some cookbooks that just truly are worth having in traditional book form and this is one of them. In my own copy I have already started making notes about the recipes I have tried – what I left out, what I substituted, and what I did or did not like about the recipe. … Continue Reading →
Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the evening after the sun goes down with more outdoor fun and a dessert of Apple Honey Crisp. Do let your inner kid run free on this day. Think back to … Continue Reading →
7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

Summer is still in full swing and sitting on the patio while grilling dinner and sipping a cold drink is a great way to relax and enjoy the season. Using marinades, sauces, and rubs is an easy way to change-up the same foods you are used to grilling and boost the flavor. While you can mix them up from scratch, it is even easier to get some help from McCormick Grill Mate products and add just a few of your own touches. Thanks to Family Features and McCormick for sharing these amazing recipes and ideas with me to share to … Continue Reading →
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Last week I created my version of a Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake. Moore’s Marinades sent me a bottle of Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce and I wanted to do something other than just wings. I was thinking of Caitlan, D and the twins when I decided to make this recipe. The twins are not always good about eating their veggies so I wanted to get some extra vegetables in the recipe. D needs to avoid gluten more than he does. Plus I wanted something easy for Caitlan to throw in the oven once she got home from work. I know … Continue Reading →
Homemade Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Caramel Sauce

Homemade Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Caramel Sauce

Are you already drooling? As promised, here is my recipe for homemade Fireball caramel sauce. This is the perfect sauce to serve over a luscious bowl of vanilla ice cream and savor slowly. So how did this recipe come about? As you all know, I am a huge fan of Fireball as a drink. I also love trying to find new ways to enjoy this fiery cinnamon beverage, like my Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Fireball Sauce. Desserts are not something I make a lot of because I’m not that great of a baker but I do still enjoy … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net for sharing great healthy eating tips and recipes including a Turkey, Spinach & Apple Wrap, Warm Grain Bowl with Wild Salmon, Almonds and Salsa Verde, and Baked Greek Chicken Salad. Take … Continue Reading →
July is National Ice Cream Month Plus Fun Infographic

July is National Ice Cream Month Plus Fun Infographic

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? What a cool holiday to celebrate, pun intended. I do love ice cream, although I eat a super small scoop these days plus a little topping (stay tuned for a Fireball caramel sauce recipe later this month). Hubby loves ice cream, he puts peanut butter on his. Growing up I have memories of my Grandpa H. having ice cream each evening. It was always vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and he would mix it all up so it … Continue Reading →
Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

I was planning on posting this before but life happens. The infographic is too amazing to not share though. It is all about vegetables and all the different varieties! Growing up I was pretty limited to veggies, but so were most other people. It was not until after I got married, and then still several more years, that I really discovered fresh vegetables and how delicious, healthy, and amazing they are. Now I love vegetables! I’ve actually started lowering our grocery bill and at the same time cooking healthier meals for the family by adding more veggies and using less meat. … Continue Reading →
Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Oh my! This recipe for chicken with burst cherry tomato sauce is so easy and delicious! Chicken breasts are one of the most common proteins used these days but you need to add something to give them some flavor. This savory sauce is simple to make, uses fresh ripe tomatoes, plus you can cook the chicken and sauce all in one skillet. Hubby is always a fan of when I use fewer dishes when cooking. If you have really large chicken breasts, try slicing them in half to make 2 smaller pieces out of 1 – this also will cook … Continue Reading →
Grain Bowl Ingredients to Mix and Match #StoredBrilliantly Plus Giveaway!

Grain Bowl Ingredients to Mix and Match #StoredBrilliantly Plus Giveaway!

I love grain bowls for lunch. However, to prep one each day is a lot more work and dishes. Instead, prepare all of your ingredients once a week. This way you can mix and match the ingredients throughout the week in just a couple of minutes and there are far fewer dishes to wash daily. The new Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE (This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid® #StoredBrilliantly ) containers are perfect for all of your grain bowl ingredients to store them all week. If you aren’t familiar with grain bowls, you might just know them as cold salads. The can just … Continue Reading →