Recipes

Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf

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This post is sponsored by Harvestland. As always, all opinions are my own. This Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf is a family favorite and the ultimate comfort food for a chilly evening. I have what you might call an *ahem* large family. I only have one older brother, but my extended family is borderline too [...]

Mom’s Green Bean Chili

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This fun Green Bean Chili is an easy one pot meal that's kid friendly too! I've mentioned before I was kind of a picky kid. I always tell myself my future children won't be picky. They'll love eating a variety of healthy and delicious foods, and they'll never complain or refuse to try something new. And [...]

Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole #SundaySupper

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This creamy, comforting Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole is ready to add some spook to your Halloween table! Well, friends, we're officially headed into the season of cute food. Over the next few months, every food blogger in town will be working hard to figure out how they can turn a meatball into a monster, spaghetti [...]

Grilled Banana Fluffernutter Sandwiches

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What could be better than a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich? How about a golden Grilled Fluffernutter with melty peanut butter and banana slices? Yeah, that's better. It officially turned fall this week, and I'm welcoming the new season with apple pie scented candles, camping trips, and elastic waisted pants. Let's be honest. Fall [...]

Caramel Apple Cider Ginger Ale Floats #SundaySupper

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Summer may be ending, but that doesn't mean we have to stop eating ice cream. These Caramel Apple Cider Ginger Ale Floats are the perfect excuse to eat ice cream all season long.  Last year, the Mr. and I discovered apple cider and ginger ale taste really great together. I don't know why it took [...]

Pear, Honey, and Cheddar Biscuits

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These tasty little Pear, Honey, and Cheese Biscuits are an easy appetizer for a party, but don't be surprised if you eat enough to turn them into a main dish. The Mr. and I have a funny little habit of turning appetizers into entrees. When we go out to eat, we love to order several [...]

Slow Cooker Rosemary and Mushroom Pot Roast

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Let the crock pot do all the work for you with this savory, comforting Slow Cooker Rosemary Mushroom Pot Roast. This weekend I made another wedding cake. After my first wedding cake, I swore I would never do it again, so agreeing to this one was really against my better judgment. But when the couple [...]

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

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Ease into fall with this buttery coffee cake studded with apples and finished with a crunchy cinnamon crumb topping. This morning when I walked out the door the air felt...different. I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and while I wasn't uncomfortably cold, something made me run back inside and grab a sweatshirt. Slipping into a [...]

Panko Crusted Chicken Piccata

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Crunchy Panko Crusted Chicken Piccata gets a simple lemon butter dressing for a dish that's satisfying and elegant. Sometime this weekend, a mouse decided it would be super fun to crawl beneath our floor boards and croak. We don't know when or how exactly our uninvited house guest burrowed his way beneath the floors of our [...]

Fish Taco Salads with Sriracha Lime Dressing

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In food, as in life, sometimes you don't get it right the first time. These Fish Taco Salad Bowls took a few times to get just right, but trust me when I tell you they were worth the wait! I remember the first time I heard about fish tacos. I was in college (I know, I [...]

Grilled Flank Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms #WeekdaySupper

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These Grilled Flank Steak Sandwiches piled high with caramelized onions and mushrooms are just my way of saying "I love you." Have you ever heard of the five love languages? It was a really popular book back in the 90s, or at least it was in the church circles I was a part of. The book [...]

Waffle Fry Slider Burgers

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Pssst! I'm closing up my reader feedback survey this weekend, so if you haven't filled it out yet and would like to voice your opinion, click here! What if I told you you can get your burger and your fries all in one bite? Well, I'm here to tell you can, and you're welcome. You'd [...]

Skillet Peach Slump With Maple Caramel Sauce

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This Peach Slump with Maple Caramel Sauce is my seasons-change-without-my-permission compromise. I refuse to let peach season go, but this Maple Caramel Sauce has me ready to break out my boots and start planning my Halloween costume. Guys, I am just giddy about this dessert. It's got a funky name, and it doesn't look pretty, but dang [...]

Minty Tropical Smoothies

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Want to feel like you're sitting ocean side with a cool breeze fluttering across your face? Well, I can't exactly fly you all to Bermuda, but these Tropical Mint Smoothies might be the next best thing! I don't know what it's like in your corner of the world, but Ohio just got the memo that [...]

Tomato and Corn Chopped Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

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 Have you taken my reader feedback survey yet? It only takes five minutes and will be a great help in making this space more helpful for all of you! To take the survey, click here. I'll wait here until you get back! Heeey you're back! Now let's talk about this bright, beautiful Tomato and Corn Chopped [...]

Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese + Thoughts on Ferguson

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Today, I'm sharing this simple summer appetizer made with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and a mound of warm tangy goat cheese. Plus, I share why I believe in the power of neighbor food. Friends, I have to be honest. My heart has been heavy the past few weeks. The weight of the news coming out of Iraq, [...]

5 Ingredient German Pancake with Cinnamon Peaches

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This German Pancake smothered in cinnamony peaches and buttermilk syrup is summer's gift to the harried hostess. Impressive enough for company, but made in under 30 minutes, this dish will make you look like a kitchen rock star. You wanna talk about an easy, satisfying breakfast that's impressive enough to serve to guests? This German [...]

Buttermilk Syrup

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This Buttermilk Syrup will take your breakfast game to the next level.  For the past few years I've met with a small group of women for breakfast once a week. It's a fantastic excuse to eat pancakes on a Wednesday. What started as a small group of five women and two kids has quickly exploded [...]

Easy Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup #SundaySupper

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Preserve the taste of summer with this Easy Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup. Come January, you'll be thanking yourself! If I had to choose a single comfort food to live on for the rest of my life, I would choose tomato soup and grilled cheese. Some people go for mashed potatoes, melty macaroni and cheese, or [...]

Kahlua Mocha Milkshakes

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Calling all chocolate and coffee lovers! These boozy Kahlua Mocha Milkshakes are perfect for special occasions or, ya know, a random Thursday. The Mr. and I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary this month, and the occasion has me feeling rather sentimental. I've been tearily leafing through our wedding album and chuckling at the fresh [...]

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