Easy Chicken Cacciatore

I love saying “Chicken Cacciatore”… it sounds so fancy! Cacciatore actually means “hunter” in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, onions, herbs, often bell pepper, and sometimes wine (thank you Wikipedia). So basically, it’s an Italian dish with nothing really all that fancy at all– but it still … [Read more...]

Get Fit Giveaway!

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather, get moving outdoors and burn calories to keep those holiday treats from weighing you down. Working out is always much more fun with a friend, so we’re giving away a FitBit Flex Wireless Wristband and a $100 Zappos.com Gift Card for both YOU and a friend! … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Steamers

These Pumpkin Steamers have become a favorite around our house in the fall.  A local cafe and bakery and Starbucks carry a pumpkin steamer drink around this time of year, and they are delicious, but can get a little pricey when everyone in the family wants one!  This recipe uses real pumpkin – canned or you … [Read more...]

Mini Monte Cristo Croquettes and a Smuckers $10,000 Kitchen Makeover Giveaway

We love participating in campaigns/sponsorships that promote doing good for others! We have been invited to take part in the Smucker’s “Spread a Little Sunshine” movement and we are SO excited about it! Smucker’s is going to award one lucky winner a $10,000 KITCHEN MAKEOVER (something I could definitely use) just for spreading a little … [Read more...]

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

My daughter’s exact words when tasting this Creamy Butternut Squash Soup were, “This tastes like dessert!”  I couldn’t agree more.  I have always loved traditional Butternut Squash Soup, but I tried a Butternut Squash Soup at a restaurant called “Blue Lemon” in Salt Lake City and it took my love of Butternut Squash Soup to … [Read more...]

Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

I first had this cauliflower soup about 5 years ago when we had a big soup potluck at our church in Spokane. There were seriously DOZENS of soups to choose from and of course, I had to try them all. Though there were lots of great soups there, I remember this one being my favorite, … [Read more...]

Toffee Apples

I was watching a British TV show the other night where the characters were eating Toffee Apples, also referred to as Candied Apples.  They looked so good!  Growing up in the United States, I have never had a Toffee Apple, only Caramel Apples.  I noticed that when the character bit into the apple there was … [Read more...]

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Dinner in a Pumpkin is one of my favorite fall recipes!  The dinner itself is sweet and savory, and it is so fun to serve it from a pumpkin!  I have served this many times on Halloween night before sending the kids out to Trick or Treat.  It is a warm, hearty meal with the delicious … [Read more...]

The Easiest Tzatziki Sauce

This Tzatziki sauce is ridiculously easy. Seriously, you can whip it up in like 2 minutes. I love this with grilled vegetables and of course with gyros (click here). When I serve it with gyros I like to be able to crunch into the cucumbers so I leave them diced instead and just stir everything … [Read more...]