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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 […]

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 these to class one day. It was seriously the best day ever. Not only did she bring delicious cookies, she provided us all with copies of the recipe!   I tweaked a couple things to make it more my style and taste, but the bones are the same. Read more [...]
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 […]

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 it. Why not substitute cider for the milk in muffins? I played around with one of my favorite brown sugar whole wheat muffin recipes and the result was incredible.   These muffins are pretty much perfect for a Fall day. Or a rainy day. Or any day. And especially for someone Read more [...]
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 […]

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 […]

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie. Ah, a Southern treat. This pie comes from my Dad's side of the family. He grew up in Oklahoma and still has roots there. Most Thanksgivings that I remember include this amazing pie. It's rich, creamy, custardy, and sweet. I was a little intimidated to make this pie for the first time without coaching from my Dad, but I successfully made it! And I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it actually was.   This handy, dandy, photo collage breaks the steps down for you. Match the Read more [...]
Marinated Steak Fajitas

Marinated Steak Fajitas

**Original post written in November**   It’s been a little quiet around my kitchen this week. On November 14, our almost 3 year old son, Blake, had a freak accident. He went to kick a ball in the kitchen and ended up stepping on it […]