Beef and Snow Peas

This Beef and Snow Peas recipe is quick and easy and packed with flavor.  It only has seven ingredients, and after marinating the beef, it takes less than 10 minutes to throw together for a delicious meal. The longer you marinate the beef the more tender, and flavor-filled it becomes.  Be sure to marinate it … [Read more…]

How to Make Cocktail Shrimp (and save $)

Who else goes to a party, sees cocktail shrimp and thinks, “Woah, fancy party!”?  I’m sure I’m not the only one because we all know how expensive cocktail shrimp can be (especially cocktail shrimp that is good quality). That stuff can be pricey! A good price for decent cocktail shrimp is upwards of $12-$15/lb… which … [Read more…]

Favorite Baby Must-Haves (and $25 off an Owlet Monitor)

Every mommy of a newborn has her list of favorite things that she can’t live without. Since recently welcoming a new little one into our family, I have been thinking about my personal list… my list of things I recommend to all my friends who are new or seasoned moms, things I wish I would … [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

This slow cooker beef vegetable soup really is as easy as you can get! You literally brown the beef and throw everything in a slow cooker (Crock Pot).  I love making this recipe with our homemade tomato juice (here). The rich flavor of the garden tomatoes come bursting through like nobody’s business–oh man, SO good! … [Read more…]

Easy Meatball Stroganoff

Meatball Stroganoff is one of our favorite weeknight meals. Meatballs seem to be a bit easier for kids to eat than traditional steak stroganoff and my kids actually like it more. Sometimes I use pre-cooked meatballs (which makes this recipe even EASIER) and sometimes I make my own. Both ways are delicious. If you are … [Read more…]

Mayan Hot Chocolate

When we lived in Spokane, WA there was a chocolate shop downtown we would frequent called “The Chocolate Apothecary”. They had THEEEEEE BEST spicy hot chocolate. Every time we went downtown in the cold winter months, we made it a point to go there and warm up with some of their hot chocolate. It was … [Read more…]

Alligator Jaws Pastry

Alligator Jaws were my #1 favorite pastry when I was growing up. Hands down. Where we grew up (in Cedar City, Utah) there was this amazing little bakery just off of Main Street called “Ron & Chris Bakery”. We all loved going there for their cherry chocolate chip cookies, ribbon sandwiches (see recipe HERE), and … [Read more…]

One Pot Jambalaya Pasta

Can you tell I have been loving these one-pot dinners? They are the best! I came up with this one pot Jambalaya pasta when I was craving Jambalaya but I wanted to make it simplified somehow. I have had the Jambalaya Pasta at Cheesecake Factory (one of my favs) and wanted to see if I … [Read more…]

Thai Fish Tacos

These Thai Fish Tacos were an instant favorite at our house. I came up with this idea the other night when I was in the mood for Thai but I didn’t want anything too heavy. I had stuff for fish tacos on hand and decided to blend the two… Thai fish tacos… why not? They … [Read more…]