Smoothie Cubes


Smoothies used to be a daily treat at our house. We’d have them with breakfast or as a snack and they were always devoured. But that was when we homeschooled and had a little more time in our days. Now, smoothies fall in the rotation just a few times a month. So lately I’ve taken … Read more

Homemade Chicken Taquitos


I’ve wanted to attempt making homemade chicken taquitos for a long time. But I was always a little scared of the process and I wasn’t sure if I’d really be able to duplicate the taste we love from our favorite Mexican restaurant. Last week, I somehow found the courage to go for it. I’ll admit … Read more

Black Forest Bars


Here is a recipe in which I break all of my own rules. Hey, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. And I think having the in-laws while making a big dinner qualifies for a little rule-bending on the dessert front. So, this recipe has many of my usual off limits ingredients. … Read more

City Chicken


This weekend, my in-laws came over to celebrate a VERY late Christmas with us. When I was thinking of the menu for the night, I kept thinking back to the first time we all went out to dinner together. So I settled on a re-creation of what I knew was my father-in-laws favorite dish. I … Read more

Bacon and Cheese Muffins –


It seems I am always desperate for new breakfast and lunch ideas. Although I have a ton of recipes for both meals in my repertoire, I always want something new. It doesn’t matter if we eat something different for lunch every day for a month, I’ll still feel like we’re eating the same thing every … Read more

Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu –


Ever since I came up with our favorite Deconstructed Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts, I’ve been planning to try deconstructing other favorites rolled and stuffed meat recipes. Chicken Cordon Bleu seemed like an obvious choice. We all really enjoyed this dish, although I will admit I overcooked it a bit so the chicken was … Read more

What To Do With 12 Pounds of Ground Beef


I spent this morning in the kitchen, tackling 12 pounds of ground beef and filling the freezer for later in the month. I didn’t get to all the things I mentioned in my list yesterday, but I’m still pretty pleased with what I did accomplish. (Including the hour long nap that I took with our … Read more

Caramelized Roasted Carrots


We just wrapped up a busy weekend in preparation for an even busier week. Our weekend consisted of grocery shopping for the whole month and cleaning and organizing our kitchen and master bedroom. I love ending a Sunday feeling very productive. However, I know I still have many hours of work ahead of me over … Read more