Month: September 2014

One of my very favorite things…

One of my very favorite things…

If I can manage to carve a few hours out of a Saturday morning, my very first hope is to find a few great estate sales. I love the vintage kitchen tools and bakeware, well-used cookbooks full of detailed markings indicating her culinary flops and […]

My Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Food for a Year recipes:

My Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Food for a Year recipes:

I have been meaning to highlight several of these recipes for quite a while now – but was finally prompted into action by one of my good friends ((and former college roommate)) to throw a few recipes out to all the peeps who live a […]

Crunchy Salsa Chicken Bake

Crunchy Salsa Chicken Bake

If you are following me on Instagram or Facebook then you already know about this recipe. It has been a busy week, not unlike all of my weeks lately! But when I made this casserole yesterday, I had to do something I haven’t had to do in a long time. I started thinking about what I needed to do for dinner at 6 am.

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The BEST baked dip EVER: Onion Soufflé

The BEST baked dip EVER: Onion Soufflé

How is it possible for 4 common ingredients to taste so wonderful – just because they are mixed together and baked into a hot, bubbly perfection?? I really don’t know, but every time I make this, I always find myself amazed. Well, amazed and full. […]

When all else fails…make PLAY DOUGH!!

When all else fails…make PLAY DOUGH!!

Some days are diamonds…some days, well… some days call for making play dough! Today was actually a great day – the kiddos were pleasantly kind to each other and were very cooperative in getting their schoolwork done. Even with a nice pace to our day […]

Cream Cheese and Streusel Filled Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Cream Cheese and Streusel Filled Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Yay!! The air has turned cool and the skies are the most beautiful shade of cozy gray. It is my favorite time of the year…Fall. The trees are just starting to whisper their sneaky intentions of changing their leaves from Summer’s greens to the vibrant fiery oranges, reds and yellows. The birds, bunnies and squirrels notice the shift in seasons as well – they seem to fly & scamper a little faster, with lots of work to do before the cold is upon them.

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Giant Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giant Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

This cookie recipe is one of my all-time favorites. It makes a perfectly giant, fudgy, gooey, bakery-style cookie. I have found that chocolate chocolate chip cookies can be a little “flat” tasting – but my version of this recipe ((found on Pinterest)) has been proven to […]

My Favorite Homemade Taco Seasoning Blend ((Tip of the Week))

My Favorite Homemade Taco Seasoning Blend ((Tip of the Week))

I think it has been about a two years since I purchased my last 69¢ packet of taco seasoning. 

On a memory and a prayer…

On a memory and a prayer…

I wish there was nothing to remember. (more…)

Mustard Dressed Radish & Cilantro Slaw

Mustard Dressed Radish & Cilantro Slaw

On this week’s menu, I made one of my busy night “go-to slow cooker recipes”: Curry Beef and Butternut Squash!! It is a meal that ((surprisingly)) pleases everyone & is so easy to make. Somehow, I managed to find a few spare seconds in the […]

Rainbow Chard & Sweet Cherry Pepper Croquettes ((Your tastebuds won’t believe this is super healthy))

Rainbow Chard & Sweet Cherry Pepper Croquettes ((Your tastebuds won’t believe this is super healthy))

Before I even start to tell you about this recipe, I want to thank you for at least clicking on this post. I mean really – rainbow chard is not an ingredient that makes your mouth water at the sound of its name! (haha) And, […]

Trip of a Lifetime ((part 5 – the end)) expectations…exceeded

Trip of a Lifetime ((part 5 – the end)) expectations…exceeded

This story as been harder to write than I first anticipated ((and longer than I thought it would be too)). Originally, I thought 2 parts would cover it. However, as I began writing it out, sections and divisions became clearer to me. Each portion of this story has been a contrast between need and provision, unexpected and providentially prepared, a time of peace and a sudden storm, needing guidance and a path made clear. But this last portion of “our story” is going to contrast something completely different and I hope, rather than being bored with a long story, what you will see in these final moments inspires you to shine in the midst of suffering.

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