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Buffalo Chicken Dip with Variations

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Variations

Sometimes I get on food kicks. Some people call them cravings but I call them food kicks. However, usually I get a craving, and then it turns into a food kick and I have to make it several times in a short amount of time. […]

Quick & Easy Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple Ginger Rice

Quick & Easy Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple Ginger Rice

How about a quick & easy, thirty minute meal, that’s packed with flavor? Marinated Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple Ginger Rice. Even my picky three year old son loves this chicken! And the rice too, probably because it has pineapple in it. I love when I […]

Flu Fighting Stew

Flu Fighting Stew

  As I'm sure you've already heard, and perhaps you're tired of hearing, we've had our fair share of sickness around the house. We moved here to Idaho at the end of December, and since then, my boys have been sick three times. When I say sick I mean more than just a little sniffle. Blake is overly prone to getting the croup. Every time he get any sort of cold or cough, it settles right in his voice box and he gets the croup. It's terrible. He panics because he feels like it's hard to breathe Read more [...]
Velvet Cake

Velvet Cake

  I really like keeping promises that I make, and I made a promise a couple days ago that I would share this cake recipe soon, so here I am, keeping my promise. I’m pretty nice like that. Most days. Let’s have a chat about […]

BBQ Chicken Lasagna

BBQ Chicken Lasagna

So I have to be honest, I am quite tired of having sick kiddos. We have lived in Idaho for 4 weeks now and my kids have been sick 3 different times. If you do that math, that’s being sick almost every week. Not only […]

From-Scratch Banana Cream Pie

From-Scratch Banana Cream Pie

  Well, the Superbowl was a little disappointing this year to say the least. I feel pretty terrible for Peyton Manning. Poor guy. But the Seahawks dominated, so congratulations to them. Superbowl aside, things have been pretty crazy around here with really sick kids and opening my husband's Chiropractic practice! We are absolutely thrilled that he has opened his doors and now we just need to find some more patients.   A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine asked for a really good Banana Cream Read more [...]
Superbowl Party Food!

Superbowl Party Food!

Just in case you need some last minute ideas for appetizers and finger food desserts for the Superbowl tonight, here ya go!   We’re cheering on the Broncos tonight and feel excited that they get to take on the Seahawks. Who are you cheering for? […]

Smothered Sweet Pork Burrito-Cafe Rio Copycat

Smothered Sweet Pork Burrito-Cafe Rio Copycat

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burritos, smothered. When I lived in Utah and was going to school at BYU, this was one of my favorite places to eat. I’ve never had anything like it anywhere else. Some people argue that Costa Vida is better than Cafe […]

Crock Pot Sweet Pork

Crock Pot Sweet Pork

This slow cooked, shredded, Sweet Pork is to die for. It's sweet and spicy and perfect to put on anything and everything, or just eat plain. This is a copycat recipe from the popular Mexican restaurant, Cafe Rio. They make sweet pork and put it in a burrito with beans, rice, salsa, and cheese, and then they smother it in more salsa and cheese and bake it. It is one of my favorite splurge meals and something I have only found in Utah and Idaho.   After several attempts to nail the exact flavor Read more [...]
Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

I created this Salsa Verde for the sole purpose of using inside my Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Burritos. However, it is delicious and works well to use as an enchilada sauce or to simply eat with chips. Whatever you might use salsa for, you […]