This chili recipe is a kicked Creole dish with andouille sausage and ground turkey! Great game day grub!

Creole Chili Recipe

This easy chili recipe is made with turkey, veggies and andouille sausage for a spicy cajun twist! I know talking about the weather is sort of lame, but I’m going to do it anyway.  It’s just that after a string of hot and humid days I finally feel a chill in the air.  A chill that feels like we are officially on the brink of fall.  Plus, if your grocery store is like mine than you’ve noticed all the pumpkins, the fall colored cookies and the … Continue reading →

Cinnamon Fritters with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce |

Cinnamon Fritters with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce

Homemade caramel sauce made with fall flavors makes an exceptional dip for these simple cinnamon fritters!   You know you are a parent when eating homemade fritters and watching The Zookeeper with the kids is considered an exciting night.  I cannot say the movie was that thrilling but the fritters sure as heck were!  Some might think it sad that fried  fritters make my Friday meaningful.  I mean, I remember when I would have been … Continue reading →

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Meal Plans Made Simple #34

I bought a wall calendar and organizational system for our family.   We are a busy family of five, everyone needs to stay informed.  My husband isn't happy with me.  He has no desire to hang everything up for me.  If I do it, nothing will be hung evenly.  So this is his dilemma,  hang it up now, or hang it up later (after he gets disgusted with my shoddy work and decides to redo the whole thing).  It's out of my hands now.  I have other things to … Continue reading →

This beer bread will make you feel like a baking expert! It's incredibly tender and soft. The pumpkin ale gives this beer bread a deep rich flavor that is perfect for fall!

Pumpkin Ale Beer Bread

This beer bread will make you feel like a baking expert!  It's incredibly tender and soft. The pumpkin ale gives this beer bread a deep rich flavor that is perfect for fall! I used to be convinced that you weren’t a “real” baker unless you mastered the art of baking bread.  I thought this way because of how often I heard the word “artisan” preceding the word bread.  That alone made me feel that bread baking was a real science or an … Continue reading →

Creamy spinach and artichoke dip piled high on top of a thick patty melt!

Spinach and Artichoke Patty Melt

A creamy spinach and artichoke spread makes the perfect topping for a patty melt! I spent way too much time pigging out on spinach and artichoke dip when I was younger.  It’s all TGI Friday’s fault.  As soon as they opened a location close to home it became a regular hang out for me and my friends.  We couldn’t afford much beyond a drink and appetizers, namely their spinach and artichoke dip!  Oh my gosh, was that good!  It was the perfect … Continue reading →

Cinnamon Apples cooked in butter and sugar make the perfect topping for fluffy sweet bread. The bourbon drizzle is like icing on the cake!

Cinnamon Apples with Bourbon Syrup

Cinnamon apples are cooked in butter and brown sugar then set over sliced sweet bread. Each serving is drenched in a simple bourbon syrup. My five-year old skips a lot.  I started noticing the skipping when we'd take the dog for a walk.  Her happy little legs would be skipping in front of me while I’d be left to bring up the rear.  Every four or five skips, my daughter would do a leap, with her arms swinging over her head to propel her … Continue reading →


Meal Plans Made Simple #33

I don’t know about you, but our houshold has officially left tomato season behind and is diving head first into apple season!  I’m ready for fall.  I’m ready for baggy sweatshirts, football and apple picking.  Fall: bring it on!  While the theme of this meal plan is not fall, it is however declious!   MONDAY Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet - Dinners, Dishes and Desserts  Everything you love about cheeseburgers in a one pot … Continue reading →

This chicken pot pie is so kid friendly and kid approved! The biscuit topping makes this chicken pot pie come tomgether quickly. It’s a great way to get kids cooking!

Chicken Pot Pie (Kid Friendly)

Chicken Pot Pie gets an update!  This version is biscuit topped and delicious.  A great way to get kids cooking in the kitchen! My oldest daughter has two dreams.  One is to be an Olympic gymnast and two, is to own her own restaurant.  How she will manage both?  I cannot say.  But far be it from me to doubt her 10-year-old dreams.  It COULD totally happen. While she is a talented gymnast, I’m thinking the restaurant business is her thing. … Continue reading →

Chocolate cake recipe with a hint of pumpkin, chocolate ganache and the best caramel buttercream ever!

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Recipe

A pumpkin chocolate cake recipe filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a sweet caramel buttercream! The first week of school needs to be celebrated.  I’m not saying I was sitting here celebrating a quiet house.  While I certainly did enjoy the solitude, I felt our family had to celebrate my youngest daughter’s first week of kindergarten.  We had a rough start.  She cried as we walked to the bus stop and she cried while getting onto the … Continue reading →