Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

I wish I could properly explain to you how ridiculously good this quiche is. I have made it no less than a dozen times in the past two months and the entire family is coo coo for Coco Puffs over it. I know you might be thinking spaghetti squash crust, say what? ...more

Carnival Sunshine: Western Caribbean

I have to tell you cruising is one of our favorite family vacations! This is our second year taking a cruise as a family and it won’t be our last. Why do we all love it? ...more

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower

I think cauliflower falls under that category of (somewhat) shunned vegetables in the produce section. You know the ones like eggplant, brussels sprouts, parsnips. They just sit there all sad looking while they get passed by for the broccoli or carrots ....more

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

My Mom makes some of the best homemade salsa I’ve ever tasted. I think a lot of that has to do with just about every ingredient that goes into her recipe comes from her garden. She of course changes this recipe every single time she makes it so It’s never the same ....more

Boozy Raisin Apple Turnovers

I absolutely adore turnovers. Apple turnovers to be specific. The way that the puff pastry dough crunches and goes everywhere (I’ve learned to lean over my plate to save myself from getting out the broom afterwards or the sink – what you don’t eat over the sink?) giving way to the sweet, thick apple pie like filling ....more

DIY Glitter Rimmed Mason Jars

We’re getting our GLITTER on today! Literally, it’s in all the places. BUT these jars are so gorgeous I’m going to ignore the fact that I now look like a disco ball ....more

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I have a thing for bread. I’m that girl that will eat the whole basket of bread at the restaurant and then end up being too full to finish off my entree. Every ....more

Parmesan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes are a thing of beauty to me....more

Spicy Dark Chocolate Espresso Roasted Almonds

The holidays are here which means we’re all seriously BUSY running around like chickens with our heads cut off....more

Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby

“What the heck is a Dutch Baby and why would we be eating one?” Questions asked by my children while serving this for BRINNER the other night. I can understand that they might be confused but there’s no confusing how delicious these little puffs of pancake are. You might have heard these referred to as: a German pancake, a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff ....more