Holidays

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Happy New Year!  2016 is going to be a great year full of budget friendly meal plans and delicious kid approved recipes.  Like I mentioned yesterday, tradition says that black eyed peas are good luck when eaten on the first day of the New Year. […]

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016!  Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016! Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

According to tradition, eating Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day will bring you good fortune in the year to come.  This Pasta Fagoli is a fast and delicious way to eat your black eyed peas. Traditionally, pasta fagoli, pronounced “pasta fazool”, is made with […]

9 Kid-Friendly Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!

9 Kid-Friendly Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!

Easy Kid-Friendly Appetizers to ring in the New Year! The end of the year is quickly coming to a close, which means you have an excuse to ring in the New Year with these quick and easy appetizers. New Years Eve is the perfect time for […]

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!  Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year! Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

BBQ Meatballs make a great appetizer any time of the year.  Whip up a batch of juicy homemade meatballs for New Years Eve in about 30 minutes, and let them slow simmer in the crockpot all day.  For other awesome New Years Eve Appetizer Recipes, […]

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

Christmas morning is crazy!  Coffee is brewing, kids are excited to open gifts from Santa, and if you’re anything like us, after being up at the crack of dawn, breakfast seems like a lot of work which is why we’re having this simple Make Ahead […]

Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

This is another one of D.J.’s Mom’s recipes, and one of our favorites. For him it always brings back great memories of Christmas time when he was a kid, and for Anthony and I, we get to embrace the holidays with his favorite Oatmeal Scotchies […]

A Christmassy Spin On Cheesecake – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites with Gingersnap Crust

A Christmassy Spin On Cheesecake – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites with Gingersnap Crust

It’s hard to imagine a world without sweet caramel combined with salt.  It’s quickly become a favorite flavor combination.  The slightly spicy gingersnap cookies with the rich creamy cheesecake and that sweet and salty caramel will make this recipe a favorite at your Christmas party! […]

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe always reminds me of Christmas!  The red tomatoes, green basil and mint and then the white from the garlic and onions just screams Christmas.  There is something so special about family recipes – especially around the holidays and this fresh and easy […]

Our Favorite Vegetable – Broccoli!  Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Our Favorite Vegetable – Broccoli! Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli is the vegetable of choice at our house.  Anthony absolutely LOVES broccoli and asks for it every time I ask him what veggie he wants with dinner.  Not only is broccoli loaded with nutrition, this simple recipe will make skeptics believers.  This Parmesan Roasted […]

Homemade Holidays Are Always More Special!  Learn How To Make Your Own Christmas Stocking with This Easy Stocking Tutorial with FREE Printable Pattern

Homemade Holidays Are Always More Special! Learn How To Make Your Own Christmas Stocking with This Easy Stocking Tutorial with FREE Printable Pattern

Making everything at Christmas homemade has always made me happy and reminded me of my childhood.  These days everything is mass produced, and everything looks the same.  I wanted to spruce up our mantle and make Christmas even more special this year which is why […]

Bacon Lovers Rejoice!  This Easy 6-Ingredient Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball Is Sure To Be a Hit At This Years Holiday Party!

Bacon Lovers Rejoice! This Easy 6-Ingredient Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball Is Sure To Be a Hit At This Years Holiday Party!

It’s not a big surprise how much we like jalapeño poppers in our house.  We’ve made bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers and even a jalapeño popper chicken and rice casserole, but this recipe for this easy Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball takes the cake!  It’s so easy […]

A Simple But Elegant Christmas Dinner – Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Balsamic Glaze

A Simple But Elegant Christmas Dinner – Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Balsamic Glaze

This simple but elegant Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Balsamic Glaze will take center stage at your Christmas Dinner table! This recipe came about because on Thanksgiving we were going to have our “Christmas” dinner.  Being a food blogger, we eat a lot of […]

Looking For A Great DIY Gift For Grandparents?  Make These Easy To Sew Christmas Pot Holders with Hand or Footprints!  | Sewing For Beginners Hot Pad Tutorial

Looking For A Great DIY Gift For Grandparents? Make These Easy To Sew Christmas Pot Holders with Hand or Footprints! | Sewing For Beginners Hot Pad Tutorial

I’m sure by now with the Christmas pajama and DIY koozie tutorials that I have shared over the past couple of weeks that you know that we like to make our own Christmas gifts.  There is just something so special about those handmade handprint gifts that […]

Celebrate National Cookie Day with These Cinnamon Sugar Christmas Cookies!

Celebrate National Cookie Day with These Cinnamon Sugar Christmas Cookies!

It’s National Cookie Day!  Celebrate and make some Christmas Cookies with this easy Cinnamon Sugar Cookie recipe! Around this time of year,everyone always seems to be looking up recipes and making Christmas Cookies.  And when Country Crock contacted me to see if I wanted to […]

A Simple Side Dish Everyone Will Love – Easy Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes

A Simple Side Dish Everyone Will Love – Easy Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.  These Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes are absolutely delicious, and make a great addition to any meal. Roasted potatoes were a staple in our home growing up.  I always loved the butteriness of the […]

Don’t Forget!  Save The Turkey and Finish Up Your Thanksgiving Leftover By Making This 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Broth | Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Noodle Soup and Homemade Turkey Broth Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Don’t Forget! Save The Turkey and Finish Up Your Thanksgiving Leftover By Making This 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Broth | Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Noodle Soup and Homemade Turkey Broth Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Not only does this recipe for Turkey Noodle Soup use up Thanksgiving Leftovers, the turkey bones make so much Homemade Turkey Broth that you’ll have homemade broth for about 3 months!  Thank you turkey!  Recipes that give me multiple meals are my favorite!  Theres just […]