Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/18

I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017 This cookbook is fantastically packed with down-home meals, contributed and tested by real family cooks all over the country to Taste of Home. They’ve included the most sought-after recipes in their repertoire, all in a handy binder. This lets … Read moreTaste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/18

Soups, Stews & Breads: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/15

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Soups, Stews & Breads by Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I love curling up with them the same way I do with gardening seed catalogs in the winter. You can practically see the imagination thought bubble floating above my head … Read moreSoups, Stews & Breads: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/15

Moore’s Marinades & Sauces

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I’m sad to see the end of summer arrive, but one good thing about it is the sheer garden bounty, plus the cooler evenings that make grilling out more pleasant. Our garden has been absolutely overflowing this year and I’ve been scrambling for new recipes and ways to prepare all of the yummy veggies. Moore’s … Read moreMoore’s Marinades & Sauces

Random TV and Movie Thoughts

Random trashy tv and movie thoughts brought to you by hi, I’ve been spending too much time inside:   1. I don’t really want to learn to cook from Kelli Kapowski or any of the Sister, Sisters. I would, however, switch lives with Debi Mazer in a freaking heartbeat.   Ok, I admit I am … Read moreRandom TV and Movie Thoughts

Rustic Fall Vegetable Soup Recipe

It took me longer this year than usual to break out The Giant Soup Pot for my annual commencement of Autumn. Heck with calendars, equinoxes, and stores that have already pushed the Halloween merchandise out the door to rush in Santa. Fall does not begin until the vegetable soup is cookin’ and my heart is … Read moreRustic Fall Vegetable Soup Recipe

Wild Berry Pie: Summer on a Plate

It’s hard to believe it’s already July! We’ve been busy swimming at the lake, working on the garden and having sleepovers. If the house isn’t constantly full of giggling herds of little girls, it just isn’t summer. Aside from the fact that I need to invest in a grocery store to keep the grazing horde … Read moreWild Berry Pie: Summer on a Plate

Butterflies & Blue Skies Cupcakes!

Today the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to gay marriage, striking down bans in 14 states and making it legal across the entire nation. If this makes you upset, unhappy and rumbly-grumbly, guess what? I DON’T CARE. Haha. Go sit in your nasty little hate corner and cry. This seems like a perfect day … Read moreButterflies & Blue Skies Cupcakes!

Hamburger Helper Recipe: The Perfect Hands-On Solution For Any Meal! #freebeef #helper

The last few months of the school year are always a wildly hectic time at our house, with end of the year testing kicking into high gear, spring and summer sports beginning, art projects, science projects…well, you get the idea. It can be difficult to find time to shop, let alone cook hot, nutritious meals … Read moreHamburger Helper Recipe: The Perfect Hands-On Solution For Any Meal! #freebeef #helper

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Cookies!

I hope all of my sweet yams are feeling loved today…and every day! I spent the day cuddled up inside with the fireplace glowing, the snow falling prettily outside and the kitchen full of pink and red baking supplies I honestly don’t even care much about Valentine’s Day, I’m just a sucker for pretty, girly … Read moreValentine’s Day Cupcakes and Cookies!

Cheesy Overstuffed Baked Potatoes

These are a long-time family favorite, perfect as a side dish or vegetarian option at cookouts but also a comforting meal in colder seasons.  They’re a decadent treat that practically make a meal all alone. Meat-eaters can add crispy, crumbled bacon. For a lighter version you can use a low-calorie butter substitute and reduced fat … Read moreCheesy Overstuffed Baked Potatoes