Fried Virginia Ham with “Loaded” Potato-Cauliflower Mash


 Enter our current giveaway for a HomeRight EZ-Twist PaintStick {here}. If this dish doesn't scream comfort food then I don't know what does! The smooth and creamy potato/cauliflower "mash" is a meal in itself. Add in some salty-n-sweet fried ham and things just got "Alright, Alright, … [Read more...]

The Most Amazing Cannoli Cupcakes Ever!!


Here is the recipe for the delicious cannoli cupcakes from our Italian-Inspired Farewell Party. They were a huge hit! INGREDIENTS 1 boxed marble cake mix (yes, I cheated) 1 (15oz.) container of whole milk ricotta cheese (at room temperature) 1 package of cream cheese (at room … [Read more...]

Best Recipe Ever for Marinated Flank Steak

flank steak marinade

As most of you who are regulars here know, Terry is our chef, always coming up with delicious and healthy recipes.  But, from time to time, I feel compelled to share my favorite recipes with you because I'm NOT a cook (does that even make any sense?!).  Even though I love to eat, I prefer making … [Read more...]

The Yummiest (and Easiest) Grilled Pork Chop Recipe Ever!

Delicious pork chop recipe

If you love to cook on the grill during the summer, then this is the perfect pork chop recipe.  It was one of my mom's, and it's so easy that it hardly qualifies as a recipe (that's my favorite kind!).  We love it so much that we never cook pork chops any other way at our house.  I serve it to … [Read more...]

Yummiest Dessert Recipe Ever: Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

Salted caramel whoopie pies

I was chatting at the pool a few weeks ago, with my neighbor, Sunshine, about the joys of salted caramel.  I told her about a local burger restaurant that makes amazing salted caramel milkshakes, and she told me that she has a great recipe for salted caramel whoopie pies.  Imagine my giddy surprise … [Read more...]

Summer’s Bounty~Fresh Basil Pesto

fresh basil pesto MARKED

One of my favorite things to make as soon as fresh basil appears at the Farmer's Market is fresh basil pesto. If you have ever tasted pesto sauce that has been freshly made, you know there is no comparison to the packaged or even readily-available jarred pesto. Don't be afraid to try this, this is … [Read more...]

Farmers Market Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Farmers Market Eggplant Parm

Check out all the goodies I bought this past Saturday at my local farmer's market: green beans, tomatoes, red onion, black berries and a bulb of fresh garlic.  There is nothing better than cooking with fresh ingredients especially when your main course is a vegetable.  Tonight I am making Eggplant … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Recipe: Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan Recipe

My almost-ten-year-old daughter has become quite the little chef lately.  I'm not sure if it's just natural interest and ability, or perhaps a pleasant side effect of homeschooling (maybe both), but since one of the main goals of parenting is to grow independent, responsible, self-sufficient adults … [Read more...]

While the Baby Sleeps…. {No Cook} Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars

chocolate almond coconut bars

 Our baby just went down for a nap- isn't he sweet? I'm hoping I have enough time to share this yummy Almond Joy impersonator refrigerator cookie bar recipe with you all.  Coconut is all the rage right now and for good reason, it not only tastes great but studies are showing that it boosts immune … [Read more...]

In The Kitchen: 6 Fast and Delicous Freezer Meals

Here is what was purchased for the "Big Cook".  I spent approximately $135.00 for everything and got approximately 24 freezer meals

A few weeks ago my dear friend Amanda and I decided to get together for something I like to call "The Big Cook".  I am not sure why I choose that title as there was more prepping than actual cooking but that is the name that stuck.  Amanda and I are both expecting our third baby and knew we needed … [Read more...]

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