Linguine Carbonara with Bacon and Crispy Brussels Sprouts

An easy pasta dish that screams comfort-food delicious. Linguine Carbonara with Bacon is one of those dishes you nearly always have the ingredients for and comes together in less than 30 minutes. I am such a pasta-lover ....more

Evil Eye Cherry Cupcakes

Moist vanilla cupcakes with a hint of almond, poked with cherry Jell-O, and topped with cream cheese frosting and gummy evil eyes! Evil Eye Cherry Cupcakes will make a fun and delicious sweet addition to your Halloween table. If you’ve been reading here for awhile [or you know me even just a little tiny bit], you probably already know that I love love love Halloween ....more

Sausage and Butternut Squash Breakfast Scramble

A simple, good-for-you, filling meal that’s loaded with flavor. Sausage and Butternut Squash Breakfast Scramble makes a terrific weekend breakfast, but I’ve been known to enjoy it for dinner! This is one of those meals that I call breakfast, but actually I could eat it at any time of the day, and my family did not complain one bit when I served this up for dinner ....more

Chewy Fudgy Rolo Brownies

Thick fudge brownies stuffed with chocolate chunks and mini Rolo candies. Chewy Fudgy Rolo Brownies are rich and delicious with the PERFECT fudge brownie texture! Something about fall makes me want to stuff candy into all the baked goods ....more

Meal Plans Made Simple #34

Hey hey! Time to pretend I plan meals ahead of time and lay out next week! Just kidding ....more

Breakfast BLT

Is there anything better than crisp bacon, fresh lettuce, and summer tomatoes on toast? As it turns out, there is! Add an egg to your basic BLT to make a Breakfast BLT ....more

Orange Basil Butter Chicken with Blueberry Sauce

Roasted chicken rubbed with orange basil butter and then roasted to achieve tender, moist meat with a crispy skin, and then topped with a simple blueberry sauce. Orange Basil Butter Chicken with Blueberry sauce is a simple supper that looks elegant and tastes amazing! Oh hi ....more

Meal Plans Made Simple #33

Is it fall yet? I feel pretty strongly that the first meal plan of September should feel fall-ish. But it is miserably hot here in NC ....more

Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Bars

Chewy dessert bars layered with fresh apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and peanut butter chips. Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Bars are easy to make and are totally addictive. Soooo tell me I am not alone in shamelessly dunking my apple slices into the peanut butter jar ....more

Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A celebration of apple season! This Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is loaded with fresh, tart apple slices, toasted pecans, feta cheese, and quinoa, and then tossed with a delicious apple cider vinaigrette. Welcome to my lunch every day for the past week ....more