Bacon, Artichoke, Mushroom Loaded Bowtie Pasta with a Creamy Alfredo

Bacon, Artichoke, Mushroom Loaded Bowtie Pasta with a Creamy Alfredo Making homemade creamy alfredo sauce is way easier than you think! You can make this deluxe pasta dish right at home. You will think you are at an Italian place eating alfredo. Ingredients 1 lb bowtie pasta 8 slices of bacon 2 T minced garlic 8 ounces mushrooms 2 T butter 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes 1 jar artichokes 1 large handful spinach 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup Parmesan cheese (save some pasta water to thin if needed) Instructions In a pot add water and make the pasta according …

Yummy, but Easy Potato Salad

Yummy, but Easy Potato Salad

I spend a lot of time cooking with my mom. She owns a catering company and also does gift baskets and different treats for professional offices around Arizona. I am her right hand person and I love it. One of the benefits to working along side my mom is that I get to spend a lot of time with her and her friends and neighbors that stop by through out the day! A few years back she had a neighbor named Kjersten that I absolutely love. She would come over and hang out with us while her kids were at …

Caramelized Pear, Bacon and Brie Bites

Caramelized Pear, Bacon and Brie Bites

Happy New Years Eve! I am a huge believer in setting goals and writing them down to help you achieve them! I have goals posted up in my closet that I read every day while getting dressed and it helps me to be able to see them each and every day to help achieve them!  I am also a huge lover of appetizers and party food! When I was trying to develop a recipe for Krusteaz to share for New Years I couldn’t help but think of something bite size! And believe it or not this is my first recipe …

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast has always been a fun one in our house. But lets be honest really any reason to celebrate is a good day in our home. I was raised by a mom who made every holiday special and elaborate. I know not everyone agrees with that and some call it lavish and over the top. But I have very fond memories on each and every holiday growing up! And I have my mom to thank for that. So through out the years I have tried to transform my home to the home that I grew up in. Making each …

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder is such a yummy, easy, family friendly soup. It is even better when you can cook it in the crockpot. Corn Chowder 1/4 cup butter 10 slices of bacon, thinly chopped or crumbled 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped celery 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 1 cup half and half 1 cup chicken broth 10 ounces frozen corn 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper In a skillet add butter, chopped bacon, onion, celery and potatoes. Saute’ for about 5 minutes or until bacon starts to become crispy. …

St Patricks Day Meal

St Patricks Day Meal

It feels like all over Pinterest during this time of year is fun things to eat, craft, or decorate for St.  Patricks Day. I always pin a million things and plan to do them with my kids but rarely does it ever happen. (Hopefully I’m not the only one) I was out of town with my kids while my husband worked the days leading up to this holiday. So when I returned home I was exhausted, had a pile of laundry to do, and was trying to pick my battles. So the unpacking and laundry was set aside to make this fun …

The “Elvis” Trifle + Giveaway WINNER!

The “Elvis” Trifle + Giveaway WINNER!

The final recipe for Peanut Butter week is this Peanut Butter Trifle. This recipe is a fun new twist on a trifle. And it can be topped with peanut butter flavored bacon, bananas, or waffle cones!  The “Elvis” Trifle 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups ice cold water1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (use Jell-O brand) 3/4 cup Smooth Operator Peanut Butter3 cups heavy cream 6 Tablespoons powdered sugar1 box waffle cones, crushed into pieces4 cups sliced bananas 6 slices bacon optional additional peanut butter for bacon optional Optional Step:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place …