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Sweet & Spicy Wing Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Wing Sauce

  If you’ve ever visited or lived in Utah, you know what Wingers restaurant is. If you’ve ever tried their classic, original, wings, you know what this sauce tastes like. This recipe is all over the place but originally for me, it came from a […]

Texas Fudge Cake

Texas Fudge Cake

  Ready for some seriously delicious chocolate cake? While some might think it’s just another sheet cake, my family and I submit that it is not! Thus, we lovingly call it Texas FUDGE Cake. In case you can’t tell from the pictures, the frosting is […]

Fast & Easy Taco Soup

Fast & Easy Taco Soup

My husband and I, and our boys of course, recently moved to Idaho so he could start a Chiropractic Practice. We left our home in St. Louis, Missouri, drove for over 26 hours solid (split into three days), and finally made it to Idaho. Before we left, about a million people told me to prepare for the cold since I was moving out of the Midwest. Today, however, I shouldn't be the one worried about the cold! We're at a balmy mid 30's while my friends in St. Louis freeze in -10 degrees! I'm definitely Read more [...]
Lemon Pudding Poke Cake & a Tribute to Grandma

Lemon Pudding Poke Cake & a Tribute to Grandma

**Originally posted on November 17, 2013**   This is a cake I cannot take any credit for. Everyone, meet my Grandma Christensen. Otherwise known as Zoe (rhymes with boy, not zoh-ee), otherwise nicknamed Zeke and Zed with Grandpa (I’m still not sure which is which…). […]

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

I have heard so much about the peanut butter bars that the lunch ladies at elementary school used to make. But, since I was homeschooled, I’ve never tried them. Not to completely stray away from their roots, one of my English teachers in College brought […]

Sausage, Ham, & Pepperoni Scomboli

Sausage, Ham, & Pepperoni Scomboli

When I was a kid, Scomboli was quite possibly my all time favorite meal. We didn't have it very often, so when I saw the two loaves of frozen bread rising on the counter in the morning, I knew we were in for some delicious dinner. I remember one time my mom made a batch with plans to take one of the loaves to someone for dinner. I was devastated. That meant we had to shrink our serving sizes since our whole family only had one loaf. I could seriously pound this food down.   Now that I'm a Read more [...]
Pulled Pork Chalupa

Pulled Pork Chalupa

Pulled Pork Chalupa goes back as far as I can remember in my Mom’s family. It’s one of those staple recipes that we always have when aunts, uncles, and cousins get together. It’s served at every family reunion and family get together. I can remember […]

Apple Cider Muffins

Apple Cider Muffins

Apple Cider Muffins. The idea came to me when I was examining the remnants of a gallon of apple cider in my fridge, not wanting to drink it at the moment, yet not wanting to dump it, so thus, wondering what exactly to do with […]

Blake’s Freak Accident

Blake’s Freak Accident

The injury happened on Thursday night, November 14th, around 5 pm. Blake and I were in the kitchen and he had a little, soft plastic, almost soccer ball sized ball, he was playing with and kicking around. I turned my back to turn on the oven and start dinner, and he somehow stepped on the ball and fell. I didn't see what happened, but based on the research I've done and how the ball was placed, I believe he went to kick it (or move it out from under the dishwasher edge with his foot), ended up stepping Read more [...]
Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar & Pecans

Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar & Pecans

If you’ve ever eaten Thanksgiving dinner with a member of my family or extended family, and loved the sweet potatoes, here is the recipe!! The combination of sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar & pecans is pretty amazing.   So amazing that it really should be […]