Bruschetta Burger-3

Easy Bruschetta Burger

An easy bruschetta burger for any night of the week! I can only speak for myself, but it's been six weeks of gluttony.  Since mid November I've been eating, drinking, cooking, baking, eating more and drinking more.  I am done, finished, stuffed to the gills.  I need my normal life back.  My belly needs my normal life back.  One can only consume so many cookies. This easy bruschetta burger is me getting back to life as usual.  It's a simple … Continue reading →

Biscoff Toffee Recipe-4

Biscoff Toffee Recipe

This toffee recipe is crazy easy!   Biscoff cookies are the base, while caramel, white chocolate and Biscoff finish it off! The discovery of Biscoff spread has almost ruined peanut butter for me.  That's how much I love the stuff.  I DO still eat peanut butter, don't get me wrong.  I love it in my morning smoothies, I love it in apple pie sandwiches and even in stir fry.  But Biscoff is the stuff I could just eat straight from the jar with a … Continue reading →

A kicked up chocolate version of the classic snickerdoodle cookie!

Espresso Snickerdoodles

Love Snickerdoodles? Coffee?  How about the two together in one glorious cookie! On Christmas Eve, our kids get so excited about leaving cookies and milk out for Santa.  They each pick out their favorite cookies, like these cherry pistachio snowballs or these peppermint thumbprints and they delicately arrange them on our special Santa plate.  I notice each child tries to place their cookie on top so that Santa eats theirs first.  When each … Continue reading →

This wilted kale salad is packed with goodness, between the baby bella mushrooms, the toasted walnuts and the fresh citrus vinaigrette! Each bite is a powerful mouthful! #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

Wilted Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This original recipe was brought to you by SPLENDA® Sweetener and Social Stars.  #SplendaSweeties #Sweetsweeps This kale salad is packed with goodness! In one bowl you'll find kale, baby bella mushrooms, toasted nuts, feta cheese and a fresh citrus vinaigrette! I thought kale was just a fad, like the grapefruit diet.  Much like grapefruit, I ignored kale.  I continued to eat my favorite veggies like green beans and Brussels sprouts and … Continue reading →

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Hostess Gifts with Mirassou

I'm proud to be partnering with Mirassou to bring you this post! Need a hostess gift idea?  You can never go wrong with wine! 'Tis the season for holiday parties, whether they are office parties, neighborhood parties or just parties with friends.  Sometimes there are more parties then available weekends!  You pick and choose your favorites and ask "what can I bring."  If you are like me, you have a hard time attending a party with empty … Continue reading →

These oven roasted potatoes bake up soft on the inside and crispy on the outside! The bacon makes these potatoes out of this world! #PantryInsider

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Potatoes with Harissa Aioli

These roasted potatoes are baked to perfection!  They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.   Thank you Pompeian for inviting me to be a #PantryInsider.  While I have been compensated for this post, this original recipe and my opinions are my own. I've never met a french fry I didn’t like.  Really, I hardly ever discriminate when it comes to those hot, golden, crispy spuds.  I like them crinkled, curly, straight or in wedges. … Continue reading →

Shrimp and pasta tossed with mild gouda and smooth mascarpone for a cheesy and rich pasta dish!

Shrimp and Pasta Bake

Shrimp is baked with pasta in a lusciously creamy cheese sauce! Our family's Christmas meal is centered around the meat.  Lamb is our traditional roast, and boy is it delicious.  It's cooked with lots of garlic, olive oil and a hint of lemon.  My mom is the master when it comes to lamb, so each year, it's her contribution.  My sisters and I are left to orchestrate the rest of the meal. Pasta is my favorite kind of side dish.  I love pasta … Continue reading →

The classic Christmas snowball cookie gets all dressed up. Pistachio nuts and maraschino cherries makes these cookies festive and fun!

Cherry Pistachio Snowball Cookies

The classic Christmas snowball cookie gets all dressed up.  Pistachio nuts and maraschino cherries makes these cookies festive and fun!  Growing up, the Christmas cookie tray displayed four different kinds of cookies.  There was the thumbprint cookies with either red or green jelly, buckeye balls, imitation strawberry cookies and finally, snowball cookies.  I hated that green jelly with a passion, the strawberries were far too sweet, the … Continue reading →

These Philly Cheese French Fry Nachos are fun change to your weeknight meal!

Philly Cheese Steak French Fries

These Philly  Cheese Steak French Fries will make your family happy! Crispy fries are topped with beef, veggies and a luscious cheeese sauce! Skip the take out, eat at home! Dinner can make or break an evening when you are a kid. If mom is making something you love, then you cannot wait until dinner. If it's something you hate, then dinner is just an inevitable killjoy. I remember asking my mom the classic question "what's for dinner?". Her … Continue reading →