Spicy Maple Bacon Popcorn 

Since about the age of four, I have LOVED popcorn. I remember my mom making popcorn for us in an air popper and then pouring buttery goodness over the top. I remember making popcorn with the help of my dad on the stove with one of those popcorn packages that looked like a pan. YouRead more

Hearty Taco Pie for a billion

One day last year at TJ Maxx (my favorite store), I came upon this absolutely BEAUTIFUL 15 inch cast iron skillet. It was $29.99 and I couldn’t pass it up. The price and the size made it so hard to walk away from. This pan normally goes for upwards of $70.  A couple of weeksRead more

He Didn’t Forget- A Valentine’s Day story

For Valentine’s Day, I received my favorite lip gloss and a beautiful bracelet from my husband. He is so amazing and thoughtful! However, I WAS surprised that he didn’t get me flowers. . .For the past 8 years he has always given me flowers, that he arranges himself, and a card.  He made me breakfastRead more

Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookies

It’s National Pumpkin Day! So, naturally, I had to post this. Fall is my favorite season of the year. In the Valley, we don’t get to see the beauty of changing leaves the way most of the US gets to. We just go from hot & humid, to cool & rainy, and then hot & humidRead more

All About The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

This year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap was way more fun for me than the past couple of years because I already knew what to expect and how to get things done. I had my recipe for Biscoff Dark Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies ready to go in August! Being that I felt so ahead ofRead more

Upside Down Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cake

This is me in a nutshell during the months of September through November. Last week I volunteered to bake something for a church meeting we were going to have and I decided that I wanted to make something with pumpkin in it. Every December since we’ve been married, The Mister and I make a cherry-pineapple dumpRead more

Zucchini Brown Rice Casserole

I love me some zucchini and when I have the time, this will be one of the first things I try to grow in my backyard! I love that you can add zucchini to almost everything. I love that it fits different flavor profiles. I love that the texture  is different if it is made intoRead more

Vanilla Orange Blossom Granola

Making healthier choices is proving to be good for me! I’ve even ventured back into the kitchen this past week. I have found that if I prepare all my protein for the week then it’s so much easier to make a healthy choice later on. This week, I decided that I wanted to make myRead more