Sugar Cookies
cookies, dessert, holiday, kid friendly, shower food, summertime, treats

Sugar Cookies

There is nothing that says “I love you” more in our house than freshly baked sugar cookies! My husband absolutely loves sugar cookies! I also think that my husband would say nothing is more sexy then watching my wife make sugar cookies haha. So you can tell in our home if there was 1 thing that I could make for my husband for Valentine’s Day that would make him happy sugar cookies is where it is at! These cookies were made for me when I was a little girl over and over again. I would say that my mom is …

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Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter Bites

Congrats to RACHEL WANG! You won the Dark Chocolate Dreams Set Giveaway!!! And just because I love Dark Chocolate Dreams so much I decided to share another recipe using it! These little bites are the perfect after school snack! Or any snack or dessert for that matter! You can never go wrong with anything filled with Dark Chocolate Dreams! Especially when its little bite sized peanut butter cookies! Enjoy! Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter Bites 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg, room temperature 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth operator is our favorite! 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/4 …

Dark Chocolate Dreams Swirled Blondies + a GIVEAWAY
chocolate, dessert, giveaway, peanut butter, sponsored

Dark Chocolate Dreams Swirled Blondies + a GIVEAWAY

The other day I received a fun package from Peanut Butter & Co. with their NEW! Cookbook and a HUGE jar of their dark chocolate dreams. My mouth was watering as I looked through that book! I could not wait to start cooking! And so that is exactly what I did! To say that this company has stollen my heart would be an understatement! I use their peanut butters daily for my post workout shakes, pb&j’s for my kids, or in recipes! If you can remember a few months back I did a “Peanut Butter Week” featuring different flavors of their peanut butter. But …

Hawaiian Haystacks
chicken, easy, kid friendly, main dish

Hawaiian Haystacks

If someone asked me to name a few meals that reminded me of my childhood this would be one of them! In fact my older brother, Stetson asks for this meal almost every year for his “birthday meal” that my mom cooks. And being that I am headed to Hawaii next week I only thought that it would be fitting to fix this meal before we head off! The best thing about this meal is that it is so versatile. This plate in the picture would be mine: layered cheese, tomatoes, pineapple, mandarin oranges, lots of coconut, slivered almonds,Chinese noodles, …

Easy Crowd Pleasin’ Chicken
chicken, easy, main dish

Easy Crowd Pleasin’ Chicken

Some nights I want to put as little effort into the main dish as possible. This is one of my go-to easy chicken meals that everyone loves each and every time that I make it. Also bonus is that I usually have all these ingredients in my kitchen so it makes it even easy for those crazy busy days! It will feel a little sketchy when you are mixing the ingredients together because they are definitely some random ingredients but when you smell it cooking and then taste it you will make it over and over again! Easy Crowd Pleasin’ …

Copy-Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
bread, copy-cat, easy, kid friendly

Copy-Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

I have really been on a bread kick lately. And these were at the top of the list for my family. But most importantly my husband. He LOVED these! I served them with salmon with lemon slices, and asparagus. It was a easy weekday meal! They all just went perfectly together and we topped off the night with oreo milkshakes! If you are not much of a bread maker this is the perfect recipe to start with! Copy-Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits yields:12-15 biscuits 2 1/2 cups Bisquick 4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup cheddar …

Chicken Noodle Soup + Shirley J Biscuits
bread, main dish, soup, wintertime

Chicken Noodle Soup + Shirley J Biscuits

I love making soups but unfortunately the look on my husbands face when he comes home from work and sees soup on the table doesn’t correspond to my love for soups. So from February to October soups are not put into the weekly menu. But right when fall hits the soup recipe brainstorming begins! And that is when I start making soups once a week. I still get the same look on my husbands face every time and that is why I have starting making some type of homemade bread that day too! I have LOVED making breads recently! And …

Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
cookies, holiday

Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookiesyields: 3 dozen 1 cup butter, softened2/3 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon almond extract2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam Glaze:1/2 cup confectioners sugar3/4 teaspoon almond extract1 teaspoon milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in almond extract. Then add flour, dough will then start to come together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb or finger. Then fill with raspberry jam. Bake for 14-18 …

Orange Rolls
bread

Orange Rolls

There is just something about having good rolls at Thanksgiving or any meal for that matter. This is a recipe that once you try you won’t look any further and will continue to go back and back to this recipe. I remember as a little girl having these at many family gatherings. My Aunt Karen originally started making these rolls and they have gone from generation to generation! My mom makes these rolls and these knotted rolls atleast once a month for our family Sunday dinners. Yes, I know we are very very spoiled! And now I consider myself a HUGE roll …

Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Spinach Dip
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Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Spinach Dip

Today I am going to share with you one of my very favorite appetizers! And with the holiday season well under way what better time of year to have a new delicious appetizer to try! If you are a fan of spinach dip like me and love a little spice this recipe will soon become one of your favorites! Hot & Spicy Jalapeño Spinach Dip 1 box frozen chopped spinach (thaw and squeeze juice) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 cup half and half 1 (4 oz) can chopped jalapeños  1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened 2 …