appetizer, cheese, party food

The BEST Cheese Ball

I feel like every holiday party needs a cheese ball! It is a staple in my book. One of my favorite things to munch on! They can be made a head of time, only have 5 ingredients, and is always a crowd pleaser! The Best Cheese Ball 1 large block cream cheese (3 lb. block; can be found at Coscto) 6 teaspoons Bon Appetit seasoning or (2 teaspoons celery salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon onion powder) you can also substitute for Beau Monde Seasoning 3 teaspoons mustard 9 chopped green onions pecans, chopped Mix cream cheese, seasoning, mustard, and …

crockpot, easy, main dish, pork

Crockpot Pork Chops

A few years ago my brother and sister in law had our family over for dinner. She made these pork chops and mashed potatoes and boy were they good. I have made them countless times for dinner since then. I tend to find pork chops on sale a lot and with this recipe not having many ingredients it seems to be my go-to recipe for pork chops. Crockpot Pork Chops 6 pork chops, boneless 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 3 cans cream of mushroom soup salt and pepper olive oil Sprinkle salt and pepper generously on each side of the pork …

chicken, easy, kid friendly, main dish

Ritz Chicken

  I don’t know what is better…having a meal that only has 4 ingredients or having a meal that my husband AND kids devoured! This meal is my little sister Sophie’s favorite meal and considering that growing up my mom cooked almost every single night and has published 2 cookbooks that says alot. This meal isn’t the healthiest, but its easy and yummy! Ritz Chicken 4 chicken breasts 1 sleeve Ritz crackers 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Hidden Valley Ranch Packet Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large ziploc bag, crush Ritz crackers and then add dry mix packet. …

easy, Sandwich, steak

Cheesy Havarti Steak Sandwich

I am not gunna lie…I am a sucker for anything with havarti cheese on it. And this sandwich did not disappoint! In our home we always have loafs of french style bread. Garlic bread is a staple in our home. My husband loves it, my kids love it, and I love it too. So when I had some steak that I was cooking up that night I decided to make these sandwhiches with grilled onions on them. Cheesy Havarti Steak Sandwich sub rolls 1 pound sirloin steak 1 large onion, thinly sliced 4-6 slices havarti cheese 1/2 cup butter, softened …

baked good, bread, breakfast, fall

Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Almost every single time that I walk into my parents house there is some type of baked good that my mom had made that day. Everyone who knows her knows her for her extraordinary baking skills, her fun up-beat personality, and her amazing parties. She is one of a kind. Just like her baking skills. These muffins are no exception for her amazingness. I actually had to hid them in the laundry room so that my husband and kids would not eat them. So when my baby was sleeping and my boys were at school I sat down and enjoyed …

holiday, kid friendly, treats

Caramel Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

The “holiday season” begins in our home in the beginning of October. The holiday parties begin the first week in October and go all the way through the new year. I feel like popcorn is good year around but is taken to a whole new level during the holidays. This popcorn mixture is good just by itself, with m&ms, pecans, almonds, and candy corn for Halloween. And when Kernel Seasons sent me a fun package I knew that their caramel seasoning was the perfect thing for these popcorn balls! Definitely took them to the next level! And speaking of different seasonings…have you ever seen …

crockpot, fall, soup

The Most Delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup Recipe

The Most Delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup Recipe In my pumpkin cookie recipe last week I mentioned how every October I host bunco at my house. Well this crockpot baked potato soup was voted the favorite this year. It is interesting how I made 3 different soups: chicken noodle, chili, and baked potato soup. This soup took the leasts amount of time and was gobbled up the quickest! I have had multiple girls ask me for the recipe so I figured it was time to post it on the blog! With the fall season well underway this soup will need to definitely …

chocolate, cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I found out about a week ago that my husband loves macadamia nut cookies. I should have known…When we go to Hawaii he eats atleast 5 bags of Macadamia Nuts covered in a variety of stuff! I usually have a handful of them but he usually enjoys the bag by himself in the shade on the beach. While I soak in the sun, reading a magazine, drinking a tropical drink. But since these cookies have white chocolate in them I ate at least 6 of them in one day and then more then next day and the next. I think I may …

cookies, fall

Super Moist Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

  I am here to share with you one of my favorite fall recipes. Let me just begin by telling you how much I love Fall/Halloween. Any body that knows me knows of my love for Halloween. I spend days decorating my house. I have my Bunco group over for a special Halloween night and I have my annual couples Halloween party;which is probably one of my favorite nights of the year! Well now that I have confessed of my love for Halloween its back to the cookies. These cookies have been my favorite for years! They are always at …

animal, peanut butter, pumpkin

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treat

Yes its officially October! One of my very favorite months of the year. Halloween is my absolute favorite! And when Wayfair contacted me and asked me to be apart of the “Halloween Pet Animal Contest” I thought what a better way to kick of October then with some funny pictures of my childhood dog in Wayfair’s halloween costumes. One Sunday night after family dinner all 15 of us browsed through all their animal costumes! We were shocked with how many they had and how amazing the costumes really were. And after we all looked through the list and we had all the kids in …