bread, sides

Mom’s Knotted Rolls

My mom taught me to love cooking from a young age. I remember always having hot meals on the table almost every night! I remember her spending countless hours in the kitchen and slowly teaching all 4 of us girls how to cook. Not until after I was married did I realize the joys of cooking. Not everyone experiences those joys of cooking. But luckily I am one of them!  Every Sunday my mom has all of us over to a nice Sunday dinner. And let me tell you these meals are gourmet! I look forward to them every week! …

fish, grill, main dish

My 3 favorite ways to cook Salmon

Having a Memorial Day BBQ? Want to make something a little different then the regular hot dogs and hamburgers? Grab a salmon filet while your at the store and try out one of my favorite ways to cook Salmon! When my husband and I were dating he went to Alaska to go fishing. He brought home freezers full of halibut and salmon. Lets just say it took us years and years to eat it all! I had to get creative of ways to prepare it. I have tried multiple ways to cook fish. I decided today to share my 3 …

cookies, peanut butter

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Wow that name sure is a handful to say! My dad’s favorite cookies have always been peanut butter cookies. My mom always makes the same recipe. I had a bag of reeses pieces laying around and threw them in the cookie dough. They were delicious. My boys especially liked them! They would be even better with the mini reese pieces. So if your a peanut butter fan give these cookies a try! Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 1/2 cup …

chicken, crockpot, easy, main dish

Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken

I purchased a whole chicken planning on boiling it and using the chicken in a few dishes, but instead saw the idea on Pinterest to place it in the crockpot. And of course the recipes that stuck out most to me were the juicy rotisserie ones! So I gave it a try. I looked at about 20 different recipes and took a little from each of them and came up with this one! It was juicy and probably one of the best rotisserie chickens I have ever had! And my husband was shocked to hear that was even made in the …

BBQ, easy, main, mexican

BBQ Chicken Chile Quesadilla

Yum! That is all I can say! This is the perfect week-night dinner. It is something different then the regular ol’ quesadillas. They are family friendly, but can also be spiced up for the men out there! These were a hit for my 5 year old and my husband! BBQ Chicken Chile Quesadilla                     yields: 4 3 large chicken breasts (or 4 cups shredded chicken) 2/3 cup favorite BBQ sauce 1/3 of a 4 oz can diced green chiles (this is a kid friendly amount-add more if you like it spicy)  …

chicken, main dish

Chicken Cordon Bleu

In my family when its your birthday my mom would let you pick the meal, sides, and dessert the Sunday before your birthday. I remember my sister Savannah picking this meal almost every single time. Recently I have started making it again for my family (atleast once a month). It has become one of our favorites too! Chicken Cordon Bleu 6 to 8 chicken breasts 7 oz package of sliced ham 8 oz package of cheese cubes (jack and cheddar) 1 cup milk (place in a bowl) 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs (place on a plate) pepper toothpicks Preheat oven …

dinner, easy, lunch, main dish, Sandwich

Philly Cheesesteak with Garlic Mayo

I have never made a Philly cheesesteak sandwich before and personally I think i have only had a Philly cheesesteak two or three times before. But decided to make these for my husband one Saturday. They were a hit! These can be used as a dinner too. I think my husband was caught a little off guard when i started whipping these up for lunch (after I made my boys corn dogs because thats one of their favorites this week) But after he tasted it he was so glad that I had made them! Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches Makes 6 mini …

crockpot, main dish, mexican

Crockpot Tri-Tip Tacos

  I saw tri-tip on sale at our grocery store and decided to give it a try. First we marinated it and then put it on the grill. And it caught on fire! haha it was still way yummy after we cut off all the burnt edges. So I figured that that probably wasn’t the best way to cook it with the marinade I had tried. The next time I got it I forgot about the “fire incident” and tried it again…same thing happened! So the next time I tried the crockpot. And boy was it good! We just ate …

BBQ, chicken, dinner, grill, kabobs, summertime

Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs

On Memorial Day we spent the day swimming, picking peaches from a neighboring peach orchard, and then had a BBQ. Just our little family. It was great! The boys were busy playing in the playroom and my husband and I were able to enjoy almost the whole meal just us two. Talking about whatever we wanted without being interupted. It was great and relaxing! I made these kabobs and my husband grilled them while I made the mini peach pies with the peaches we picked earlier in the day! I absolutely love my mini pie maker that I got from …

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 …