recipes
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe

Our family loves pasta of all sorts.  We have many favorite recipes, but when I want just a little bit of kick we turn to Buffalo Chicken Pasta.  It is a creamy pasta dish with just the right amount of heat for this mama who does not like it too hot.  The best thing about...
Short Rib Empanada Recipe

Short Rib Empanada Recipe

Recently we discovered a new easy dinner dish in the form of a Baked Short Rib Empanada.  The obsession with the Short Rib Empanada began one evening with leftovers from my Slow Cooker Short Rib Poutine.  Ella had recently made some sweet Guava Paste Empanadas for her Spanish class and they were delicious and got...
“Cincinnati Chili” Pizza Recipe

“Cincinnati Chili” Pizza Recipe

One of our favorite pizzas at home is Cincinnati Chili Pizza.  When Henry was born my cousins brought us several homemade pizzas for dinner and one was an epic Cincinnati Chili Pizza.  It became an instant hit with our family and now we make it on a regular basis. Whenever I make some homemade Cincinnati...
25 Easy Easter Party Recipes

25 Easy Easter Party Recipes

The Easter season is around the corner and I am already thinking about what we should take to all the parties we are going to.   I decided to put together some of my favorite recipes and ended up with a list of 25 Easy Easter Party Recipes.  I have ideas for everything from appetizers to...
Hanky Panky Recipe

Hanky Panky Recipe

This weekend I made one of our favorite appetizers for a party with our cousins.  It had been years since I have dusted off this Hanky Panky Recipe, and I had forgotten just how easy it is to make them and what a crowd pleaser they are. Hanky Pankies are a simple mix of ground...
Easy Appetizer Recipe:  BBQ Chicken Dip

Easy Appetizer Recipe: BBQ Chicken Dip

When we are invited to parties I try to always show up with a dish in my hand.  And usually that dish is an appetizer for the crowd.  One of my favorite go-to appetizer recipes is for a BBQ Chicken Dip.  It is super easy to make and super scrumptious to eat. This dip takes...

The Great Pie Challenge of 2017

My mother threw down the gauntlet this fall and created a pie contest like no other, dubbed The Great Pie Challenge of 2017.  She invited anyone in the family to make their best pie to compete in this challenge. In the beginning I thought I would whip up some of my favorites to bring to...
Meatball Pie Recipe (Also Known as Lumpy Space Pie)

Meatball Pie Recipe (Also Known as Lumpy Space Pie)

My son decided that he wanted to make a Meatball Pie for a family gathering, and it knocked everyone’s socks off.  This all started when my mom decided to host a different sort of family dinner, and she created the Great Pie Challenge of 2017.  She invited the whole family to bring their best pies...
Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Recently I had a hankering for some chicken pot pie, so I tinkered around with a few recipes I found until I made it just right!  I do not like when Chicken Pot Pie is too mushy and full of sauce.  I like it to be full of meat and vegetables in every bite with...
Game of Thrones Dinner Party

Game of Thrones Dinner Party

To celebrate the return of Game of Thrones this Summer we put together a Game of Thrones dinner party.  It was a feast fit for a King (or a QUEEN!!).  I took to Pinterest to find ideas for the dinner party and I was so overwhelmed…so many people have thrown some epic Game of Thrones...
Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

My husband and I both value and cherish the traditions we have created over the years with our children.  One of our family’s favorite traditions is Homemade Soft Pretzel baking each December while we spend the weekend away at a little cabin in the woods. Our homemade soft pretzel recipe came from a cookbook that...
A Bridal Shower at Cooks' Wares

A Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares

This weekend I attended the most unique Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares in Montgomery.  Cooks’ Wares is a fabulous family owned kitchen wares store that sells anything and everything you could ever need in your kitchen.  They offer cooking classes of all sorts with experts in this field as well as helpful kitchen classes that...