12 Dishes & 13 Cheeses to Eat With Fig Jam

Have you ever been somewhere like a street fair or farmers market, and bought something just because it looked pretty? That little voice told you, you would use it for a million things, but the reality was you had no clue what to use it for. That was my introduction to fig jam. It looked … Read more

Deconstructed Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

When hosting guests, I love preparing elegant stuffed chicken breast entrees for that gorgeous presentation of sliced chicken revealing colorful fillings inside. However, forming and maneuvering stuffed chicken can be quite labor intensive and risky business. If even a tiny seam isn’t perfectly sealed, all that precious filling ends up leaking out into the pan … Read more

Homemade Beefaroni

My kids have loved Beefaroni since they were in high chairs. It all started with those tasty toddler meals. But over time, their eyes (and tastes) turned toward the more layered flavors of Chef Boyardee. Now, while I have nothing against this quick and easy meal in a can, I felt Beefaroni could be better. … Read more

Just Like Starbucks Molasses Cookies

A few years ago, during an afternoon trip to Starbucks, I decided to stray from my usual coffee-only routine. Curiosity got the better of me, and I ordered a Chai Latte alongside a molasses cookie. While I enjoyed the latte, nothing could dethrone my unwavering loyalty to coffee. However, I instantly fell head over heels … Read more

Pizza Pie Bites

In my house, pizza is considered its own essential food group. When I ask the kids what they want for dinner, pizza is inevitably always the first request shouted out. We could probably eat it every day and never tire of the endless possibilities. While I indulge the pleas for pizza night frequently since it’s … Read more

10 Best April Fools Day Recipes

If you think that April Fools’ Day recipes can’t be simultaneously funny and delicious (without taking countless hours to create), then you are sorely mistaken! I consider myself an incredibly festive person and jump at any opportunity to incorporate timely holidays in the kitchen for friends to enjoy. I love April Fools’ Day, in particular, … Read more

Adult Brown Bag Lunch Ideas


I’ve spent so much time the past few weeks worrying about school and at-home lunch ideas. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, part of my biggest problem is burn-out. Like anyone, the kids get tired of eating the same lunch over and over again. My husband and I get tired of eating the same thing too. … Read more

Sausage & Cheese Pinwheels

When we find something we like, I love coming up with as many different ways to serve it as possible. This recipe is the combination of several different variations of favorite easy recipes. That’s a long, convoluted way of saying it’s familiar, easy, basic and good. If you want this recipe to be even easier, … Read more

Top 10 Super Bowl Recipes

It’s that time of year again – the Super Bowl is just around the corner, and we’re all getting ready to host the ultimate game day party! Pinning down the top 10 Super Bowl recipes is no easy task, but it’s a challenge I gladly accept! Whether you are an NFL fan or not, there’s … Read more

Blueberry Fritters


I know…I know…this blog has been a bit of blueberry overkill lately. But these fritters were too delicious to not share the recipe. Also, they’d be great for a quick, last minute breakfast on the Fourth of July. With the blueberries and powdered sugar, you’ve got the blue and white covered.   I just love … Read more