Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you aren’t planning on throwing out your pumpkins before making these sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds! I have to admit, growing up, pumpkin seeds weren’t my favorite. Most of the time they were just seasoned with salt and they always seemed to be underdone. The past few years I have … [Read more...]

Gourmet Butternut Squash Burritos

These Gourmet Butternut Squash Burritos are going to change the way you think about burritos!  There are so many delicious elements that come together to make these so incredibly tasty!  You start with a juicy spice rubbed pork tenderloin that is grilled and sliced, then sautéed butternut squash and black beans, topped with cotija cheese, mango … [Read more...]

Cheater Cronuts

If you have been to New York in the last couple of years you have probably heard of Cronuts!  If not, the Cronut was created by Dominique Ansel in his bakery in NYC.  It is a croissant combined with a doughnut, usually tossed in sugar and filled.  To get an original Cronut be prepared to … [Read more...]

Turkey Bacon Avocado Pizza

This turkey bacon avocado pizza is sure to please the entire family. It is quick to whip up and the flavor is amazing! We made this the other night and my kids devoured it. They actually prefer this pizza to pepperoni, believe it or not! I had to cut up extra avocado and tomato because … [Read more...]

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...]