Cake Mix Coffee Cake

I am a big fan of coffee cake. I am even a bigger fan of it when I can skip a couple steps to get it done quicker! This cake mix coffee cake is light and fluffy, yet moist and delicious. It is so easy to do and I almost always have all the ingredients … [Read more...]

Triple Chocolate Trifle

If you are looking for something easy and absolutely delicious to take to your next BBQ/block party/potluck, this, my friend, is it. You will be loved by all. The last time we made this triple chocolate trifle it was literally polished within minutes. I am not kidding– the bowl was practically licked clean. The time … [Read more...]

Brazilian Beans and Rice with Sausage

This Brazilian beans and rice dish could not be easier, plus, my entire family raved about it! My husband even begged me to throw it into the “rotation”! It it only takes a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes start-to-finish. I was inspired to make this dish a couple weeks ago when I … [Read more...]

Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

We have been having Brussel sprouts around here a lot lately. They are so delicious and I can’t get enough of them! We made these roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts the other night with our Easy Cheesy Brussel Sprout Sauce and it was a huge hit. The potatoes tasted awesome dipped in the sauce too! … [Read more...]

Oh Baby Giveaway!

Is it just me or does springtime mean babies galore??? Three of our blogger friends had babies in the last few weeks! Must be something in the water I think…. We couldn’t be more excited to wish a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Alyssa (The Recipe Critic), Nikki (Chef in Training) and Elyse (Six Sisters Stuff)! To … [Read more...]

Easy Cheesy Brussel Sprout Sauce

Why is it that brussel sprouts always get a bad rap? I must admit, growing up I was a little wary of them– I’m not sure why. Maybe because in all the kids books they are always knocking them.. or maybe it was just playground rumors? Either way, once I gave them a fair chance … [Read more...]

Strawberry Bruschetta with a Balsamic Reduction Glaze

I have always liked the idea of strawberry bruschetta. I have looked through all my recipes and online for the perfect recipe but nothing seemed exactly right. I wanted to make something sweet, but not too sweet. I definitely wanted a balsamic element but not too vinegar-y. I have seen recipes online that call for … [Read more...]

Tips & Tricks for Growing THE BEST Tomatoes

Growing up, we had the best home-grown tomatoes every summer. I assumed that all home-grown tomatoes were as good as ours… until I realized they weren’t. Ours really were THE BEST. Our tomatoes were always bigger, juicier, and more flavorful than everyone else’s… and I’m not just saying that. When we were younger we never … [Read more...]

How to make Spam Musubi

OK, I know what you are thinking right now…“What the heck is Musubi” (and maybe the next thing you are thinking is “EW.. SPAM!?”)?  Am I right? The only people who might know what this is are those of you visiting this site from Hawaii or another pacific island (I’m sure you know exactly what … [Read more...]

Baked Garlic Chicken

This is another recipe that was originally posted in 2008 but wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. Sometimes our older recipes are our very favorites– but they tend to get pushed in our archives and never discovered by our readers! This is one of those recipes. We had a chicken dish very similar to this … [Read more...]

Our Version of Taco Time Crisp Bean Burritos

These crisp bean burritos are a great finger-food– perfect for lunches or a quick snack. They remind me of little bean and cheese Chimichangas. Growing up, we were within walking-distance to Taco Time.. in fact.. it was really the only fast-food type restaurant within walking distance for us. I remember being really young and biking … [Read more...]