Frozen Banana Split Dessert

This Frozen Banana Split Dessert is the perfect recipe if you are feeding a crowd.  It is easy to make and inexpensive when you consider one recipe makes up to 24 servings.  My daughter turned 21 a few days ago, and we were having a big family dinner to celebrate.  I thought after 20 years of … [Read more...]

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Mayo Dip

Grilled Artichokes are one of my very favorite appetizers/side dishes!  I am seriously crazy about them right now, I can’t get enough!  I like my vegetables but these are by far my favorite!!  And they are low in calories, less than 40 calories per artichoke half!  Of course, after we are through with them that number is … [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...]

Breakfast Monte Cristos

These aren’t your average Monte Cristos… Breakfast Monte Cristos are SO much better! Try them! They are easy to make and oh so tasty!  This is the most requested breakfast at my house for birthdays and holidays.  The combination of sweet and savory flavors is melt in your mouth amazing.  But, be warned, this is a … [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...]

Decadent Desserts for Special Occasions

Congrats to the winners of the Savvy Chevy Chevron Tote Bags! For those that didn’t win, you can find the bags on their shop HERE! a Rafflecopter giveaway Check out our list of our favorite Decadent Desserts that are perfect for any special occasions, or simply to make someone feel special.  :)  With birthdays, showers, graduations, anniversaries, holidays, … [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...]

Two Minute Thai Peanut Noodles

Way back to I was in college (yikes, when I say it like that it makes me feel really old..) I made these Thai peanut noodles on a regular basis. I actually got the recipe from my husband back when we were “just friends”, a couple years before we were married. He came over to … [Read more...]

Mom’s Zucchini Bread

This is the best zucchini bread! Our mom made this all the time with fresh zucchini from her garden when we were growing up. As kids, it was the only thing with zucchini in it that we would eat willingly. We would eat it all summer long and never get tired of it. The house … [Read more...]

Grown Up Margherita Grilled Cheese Sandwich

With April being Grilled Cheese month, I decided that we really needed to re-visit our delicious Grown Up Margherita Grilled Cheese Sandwich!  Simply put, these grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches are amazing!  I think I had this for lunch for four days in a row.  The combination of the sourdough, mozzarella, pesto, and balsamic is so good. … [Read more...]

Breakfast Quesadillas

This is a re-do of a post from way back when. We made these again for breakfast this weekend and decided to do a quick update with a new picture. My family LOVES breakfast quesadillas. Much like a breakfast burrito, these are filled with egg, cheese and your favorite breakfast meat (or you can try … [Read more...]

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

I love Sriracha on just about anything and these Sriracha deviled eggs are no exception. Really I am posting this for more of the idea than the recipe… you can add Sriracha to any deviled egg recipe to really ramp up the flavor and add a little bit of heat! I made these Sriracha deviled … [Read more...]