cupcakes, dessert, shower food, summertime

Strawberry-Coconut Cupcakes

Man-O-Man these cupcakes are good! So moist and delicious! Definatly one of my favorites for sure. My mom and I made these for my son’s 1st birthday bash, sisters 16th birthday, and recently for my sister-in-laws baby shower! I am definatly not a pro cupcake maker and defiantly not a pro cupcake decorater. But we all have our strengths right!? Its a work in progress for me to perfect cupcakes so its a good thing that I made 4 different kinds of cupcakes this week! Practice makes perfect right!? Fabulous Strawberry Cupcakes recipe from: Elizabeth Banks 1 box Duncan Heinz White Cake …

chicken, chinese, crockpot, main dish

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

I had spent the whole day swimming with my kids and realized when we got home at 3 that I needed to have dinner ready by 6:00 when the husband walked in the door. This dinner totally pulled through for me and my husband was shocked that I had made the sauce from scratch! EASY Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken adapted from: Scattered thoughts of a Crafty Mom 4 chicken breasts 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup soy sauce 6 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 1/2 teaspoons corn starch 4 1/2 teaspoons water cooked …

banana, bars, shower food, summertime

Frosted Banana Bars

I occasionally bring different treats into my husband’s work. I bring a variety of carmel chocolate pretzels and apples, cookies, popcorn mixes, cinnamon rolls, and many other things. But for some reason these banana bars seem to be their favorite! My husband always texts me within 30 minutes and says that they whole pan is already gone. They ae different from other banana bars I have tried. The sour cream in them makes them moist and perfect! I love them, but I think they love them even more then I do! They are my go-to bar recipe when I am trying to …

chicken, soup, wintertime

White Chicken Chili

About a month ago a couple of girls and I did a freezer meal swap. One of the girls brought this soup. We aren’t big soup people in my house. Well…lets just say the husband isn’t a big soup person. But I popped this in the crockpot to thaw out all day and ate it for dinner. My husband said “wow this soup is so good is it homeade?” I told him yes but just left it there. I wanted him to think that I made it myself! Later that night I felt guilty that I had pretended like I …

cookies, dessert, mini, pizza, shower food

Mini Fruit Pizzas

I use to ask for a large fruit pizza every year for my birthday dinner. My favorite cookie is sugar cookies and I love fruit so it was right up my alley! But recently I have been making them mini for my cousins wedding and my sister-in-laws baby shower. They were a hit and very delicious! You can put you favorite fruits on them but my favorites are strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh pineapple, blueberries, and kiwi! Sugar Cookie and Fruit Pizza Recipes: Sugar Cookie (This recipe is a great sugar cookie recipe that can be used for just making cookies …

cupcakes, fruit, shower food, summertime

Key Lime Cupcakes

These hands down might be my favorite cupcake out there! I think it might be because I rarely have anything that is key-lime. In fact as I sit here and type this blog post at 10:00 at night while my husband and boys are asleep in bed I am eating one of these cupcakes and enjoying every single bite! Im not exactly sure if its the cupcake itself, the sweetened condensed milk filling, or the toasted coconut that is my favorite…but all I know is that when you put them all together it is divine! Key Lime Cupcakes recipe from: …

chicken, main dish, mexican

Honey Lime Enchiladas

These enchiladas are a favorite in our house! And after I make them my husband takes the left over s to work the next day or two! They are yummy and even my little boys ask for seconds! Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas 1/4 cup honey (heaping) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 12 corn tortillas 1/4 cup lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups shredded mexican cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 large can of green enchilada sauce (my favorite is macayo’s) 1 Tablespoon cooking oil Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic in …

bread, breakfast, sausage

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy 1 bag Grand’s Buttery Tastin’ Biscuits (in the freezer section) or your favorite biscuits 2 Tablespoons Oil 1 lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage (in the tube) 1/4 cup Wondra (quick mixing flour for sauces and gravies) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Milk (enough to cover meat)   Bake biscuits, while baking put oil in saucepan, add sausage and brown; break into small pieces, when cooked add salt and pepper and sprinkle Wondra; mix (Wondra will clump around meat and absorb liquid, add milk (cover meat entirely) and stir constantly on medium until it boils. If …

main dish, pasta

Bacon Carbonara

This dish was a step up from your regular ol’ spagetti or alfredo from a jar pasta dish. But it totally a good week day meal. The sauce is creamy and extra delicious! I didn’t add any chicken to mine, but I am sure it would be great with it too!     Bacon Carbonara   sauce: 4 eggs 1/2 cup cream 2/3 cup parmesan (plus extra to sprinkle on top!) 1 teaspoon died parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes (be very careful with this one! I added too much my first time and …