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From-Scratch Hawaiian Haystacks

From-Scratch Hawaiian Haystacks

I went through a phase in my life as a teenager that I hated Hawaiian Haystacks. I thought it was a strange and gross meal that was basically flavorless chicken gravy on some rice. So I boycotted the dish for years. Eventually, I stumbled across […]

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 create food that my toddler will eat. We're working through all the fun, picky eater, rather play than eat, won't eat much dinner, stages with him. It can be very frustrating. So when I find something healthy that he eats several portions Read more [...]
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 […]

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 do I feel bad for my babies in seeing them miserable, I'm tired, worn out, exhausted, and ready to get out of the house and play with some friends. I think we may have to do some major cleaning today to try and disinfect their rooms so these germs don't keep going around and around.   Despite Read more [...]
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 […]

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 Rio, but I think they're close enough to the same that I don't mind going to either. When we moved to St. Louis, for 3 1/2 years I was unable to satisfy my craving for Sweet Pork Burritos. We tried Q'doba and Chipotle, both good, both very different than Cafe Read more [...]
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 […]