recipes

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...
Our Favorite Copycat Chipotle Recipes

Our Favorite Copycat Chipotle Recipes

If we could eat at Chipotle every week we would, but that is just not doable.  So we have scoured the internet to find a collection of Copycat Chipotle recipes that we can make at home.  The chicken burrito and chicken burrito bowl are our favorites, so that is what Michael makes when he creates...
Easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

When I am in the mood for a sweet breakfast my favorite thing to eat  is a simple cream cheese coffee cake.  I do not have to run to the bakery to indulge my sweet tooth.  I can create an easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake in my kitchen, and so can you. You only need...
Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

I always find myself asking people for recipes when I go to a potluck, and my school’s Christmas lunch was no exception.  My friend brought Slow Cooker Meatballs and they were delicious, so of course I had to ask her for the recipe.  When I found out how easy they were to make I just...
Breakfast Egg Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Egg Casserole Recipe

Planning brunch for a crowd is harder than planning lunch or dinner, in my opinion.  That’s why I love a good breakfast egg casserole to take to a brunch party.  It took me a long time, but I think I’ve finally put together a winning egg casserole recipe.  I do not like a soggy egg...

Easy Halloween Party Snack

I always love to host a Halloween Party, but sometimes I do not have the time to make it as fun and creative as I would like.  Sometimes I have to cut corners and take the easy way out.  But just because there are not enough hours in the day does not mean that you...

Pizza Night with Rustic Crust: Chicken Parm Pizza Recipe

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time you know that we are huge fans of pizza night for dinner.  I have always loved making my own dough, and Ella usually makes our sauce, but at times life is too chaotic to even make dough or sauce in time for dinner.  Sometimes I...