Creamy Chicken Noodle

27 Sep

I think this year could be the year. We have been waiting for it for nearly 7 years now. It’s so exciting! It opens up so many doors for us! THIS could be the year that my kids will willingly eat soup. I know that it is probably abnormal for children to not like soup, [...]

Breakfast Muffins

10 Aug

We have been having quite a few adventures over here in the middle of the country. School has started back, my catering side business has been picking up and my husband has taken up the accordion. Yep…the accordion. I’ll just tell you right now it’s hilarious. So, what’s the first song he decided to learn [...]

Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad

7 Jul

I feel like we are on the cusp of something here and the excitement (and certain amount of fear) that new opportunities bring is not exactly a situation that I am used to. The last time I felt that we were on the cusp of something, that something was bankruptcy. This something is on the [...]

Summer Dill Potato Salad

7 Jun

  My husband and I have reached a new chapter in child rearing. We realized it while on vacation this past week. It came as an unexpected surprise and it made us maybe just a touch sad. We are no longer cool. It was bound to happen. I just didn’t expect it at 6. Here [...]

Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw

28 Apr

Right now, in my mind, I am on vacation. I am not actually on vacation, I am somewhere towards the beginning of what will eventually turn into the busiest, most stressful, and exhausting month of my life. The month of May has now been dubbed Hell Month. Do you ever have one of those months? Where [...]

Yogurt Marinated Chicken

24 Mar

The first day of Spring has already passed but I can’t say that Mother Nature got the memo. It has been cold and wet and windy for what seems like forever. I’m sure that the rest of the country is with me when I say that I am more than ready for warm weather. I no [...]

Chickens and Eggs

18 Mar

  A few weeks ago I was looking back through some old posts and came across one about what I hoped to have one day (and stuffed artichokes which by the way are delicious and I should totally make this again soon). The very first line of that post is: “My dream is to one [...]

Chinese Lettuce Cups

21 Feb

My guilty pleasure is Asian cuisine. More specifically, Chinese takeout. Back when we lived in Atlanta, I kept the local Chinese restaurant very busy, especially after the twins were born. I ordered so often that the delivery guy began to comment on how big the kids were getting and would notice when I didn’t call [...]

Southwest Stuffed Peppers and A Return to Normal

7 Feb

Life should never be this crazy. Swirling towers of wind should never come out of the sky at 2:30 in the morning and leave you and your family huddling amongst the winter coats and wrapping paper. No one should ever have to walk outside to see the war-zone that is left in the wake of [...]

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

29 Jan

Some recipes are just universal. Everyone has their own version. Like marinara sauce or biscuits. Who knows who came up with the idea first, but everyone has been putting their own spin on these recipes for as long as I can remember. Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos are no different. Really, this recipe is more of a [...]

A New Year,a Spicy Salad and a Pantry Challenge

1 Jan

Happy New Year!! 2013 has arrived despite all of the Mayan prophecies and many people are making all of the usual promises to themselves. I don’t know why we feel compelled to make all of these changes on the first day of the year. We could just as easily do it on a Tuesday in [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

21 Dec

The kids are finally out of school and the final days before Christmas are upon us. The presents are piled under the tree, the twinkle lights are shining, Melvin the Elf is planning his escape, and the Christmas baking is well under way. Today we will be working on those last minute gifts for all [...]

Italian Pull-Apart Bread

17 Dec

 There is just something about a loaf of bread that offers a sense of tranquility. That sounds really corny, I realize, but bread as a symbol carries with it so many connotations of warmth, comfort, and love. Even the process of making bread is therapeutic.  First, you must precisely measure and sift, really focusing on the task at hand. Then [...]

Walnut Chocolate Chip Yeast Rolls

9 Dec

The last week or so has been physically and emotionally exhausting. My nerves are frazzled, my energy is low, and my patience and good nature is wearing a bit thin. Even my wit and sarcasm are a little off. This usually happens during the holidays, but with the death of a loved one, fatigue has [...]

Hot (Cocoa) for Teacher

6 Dec

My kids have some extraordinary teachers. They are kind-hearted, patient and have managed to make Kindergarten the most fun place to be for my babies. Honestly, my kids love Monday mornings because that means they get to go back to school! They come home with folders jam packed with construction paper and smiley faces and [...]

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