Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Cornmeal Bundt Cake

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Easter is just a few days away, and I’ve been charged with bringing the dessert for our family’s celebration. Nothing says “Spring” to me, more than the bright, tart flavor of lemon. This cake is one of my family’s favorites: I get requests for it year round but especially in Spring and Summer. It’s very […]

Tasty Tuesday: Potato Sausage Skillet

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I found this recipe one night on a random Pinterest binge, and it has quickly become one of our family’s favorites. It’s fast, only a handful of ingredients most of which are staples, and it’s super filling and yummy. It calls for kielbasa, but I have made it multiple times with whatever sausage is on […]

Tasty Tuesday: Baked White Fish with Smoky Bacon-Tomato Relish

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Even though I don’t keep to the Lenten tradition of eating fish on Fridays anymore, I definitely enjoy the sales on seafood this time of year! I’m stocking up on individually frozen and wrapped fillets because it’s so easy to pull out exactly what I need from the freezer, thaw it quickly in a bowl […]

10 Hilarious (but Harmless) April Fool’s Pranks to Play on Your Kids!

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I am a total jokester at heart, and our whole family loves pranking each other. Of course we always do it out of love and make sure that no one gets hurt or offended, but we do have a lot of fun at one another’s expense!  Here are a few fun and harmless pranks to […]

Tasty Tuesday: Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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We’re normally year-round grillers, but with the high winds and bitter cold lately, we’ve held off for a few months. So this sunny, mild weather made me want to clear the cobwebs out of the grill and fire it up! One of my favorite things to grill is chicken drumsticks. They’re cheap, fairly quick to […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

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With two preteens in the house, it seems like someone is always in the kitchen making or eating a snack. Our rule is that healthy snacks are “free”…meaning that you don’t have to ask, and you can have them any time of day. That said, sometimes we just want something crunchy and salty, and it’s […]

Tasty Tuesday: Irish Ale Bread

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This bread is always a hit: it’s my Grandpa’s recipe and a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our family, but it is so quick and easy to make that it’s perfect for any time of year. It makes two decent sized loaves and it’s always gobbled up quickly!  It complements heavy meat dishes and stews […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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Next Tuesday just happens to be Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras! So for this week, we’re cooking it up Cajun style!  In doing my background research for this recipe, it occurred to me that there must be as many gumbo recipes as there are residents of Louisiana…and no one recipe is more “authentic” than another. […]

[Recipe] Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

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Every fall I make these cookies. They are INSANE! The kids go nuts for them. I’m going to make them again this week with pomegranate craisins instead of cranberries. I also make a powdered sugar glaze on top. Yum! Recipe: Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

[Recipe] Easy Cheesy No Peek Chicken

This recipe was submitted by our own “Mommy the Maid”! Lissa has amazing recipes on her website. She also has great tips and shares her craftiness! I have seen many versions of No Peek Chicken. I have seen them in old cookbooks, new cookbooks, my grandmother’s recipe box, and my mother-in-law’s recipe box. Everyone has […]

[Recipe] Cookie Oatmeal

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Fall seems to be officially here in Colorado. It’s gray and chilly this morning. Perfect kind of morning for a warm, comfort breakfast. But my normal waffles from scratch seem like too much work. Plain oatmeal is boring, but my whole family goes nuts for it if I “cookie” it. More of a “guideline” than […]