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Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Desserts

As a past Girl Scout and a leader of a Girl Scout Troop, these desserts fit perfectly in our lives. Samoas have always been my favorite cookies! My new favorite, though, is Savannah Smiles. Buddy loves Thin Mints while my husband likes both peanut butter cookies. No matter which Girl Scout cookie you love, you’ll […]

Top 10 Recipes of 2013!

2013 was a great year for me. I’ve enjoyed sharing all these recipes with you and can’t wait to share more with you this year. Thanks for making this a great year. It’s you, my readers, that make this possible! 10. Easter Deviled Eggs 9.  Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake 8. French Dip Crescent Rolls 7. Crockpot […]

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and Find some cool Halloween Recipes and Crafts

I can’t believe Halloween is next week. Some awesome bloggers and I teamed up to offer you a $100 Amazon Gift Card just for pinning the fun treats that we’ve made for Halloween! I hope you have an awesome Halloween. Let us know if you’ve used any of our fun creations! a Rafflecopter giveaway Winner […]

#AmazingAvoCinco Party with a LOT of Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Note: I received compensation from The Motherhood and Avocados of Mexico to host this party and share recipes with you. All opinions are my own. Last Friday I had a party at my house for myself and three other local Chicago bloggers where we got together to share avocado recipes that could be used for […]

Top 10 Recipe Posts for 2012!

I woke up this morning to this really cool annual report from WordPress telling me my top posts and commenters, plus all my traffic for the year. I was SO close to tripling my traffic this year, which is awesome! My mental goal was to double it, so I way surpassed that! I’ve had a […]

Making a Neighbor a Meal plus a Paula Deen #Giveaway

Times are tough and for some people, a nice friendly meal makes their day a little bit brighter. My go to meal for family or friends that are in need is lasagna casserole. I like to make the lasagna, a salad, garlic bread and some kind of dessert. I will also sometimes throw in a […]

Menu Monday: August 27

It’s so nice that school is back in session! I’m finally catching up on things and getting life back in order. As you can tell, I actually made a menu plan for the coming week. I’m very excited to have a plan for us! It’s when I don’t have a plan that we end up […]

Menu Plan Monday June 4-10

I’m finally back on track! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes this coming week! It’s time to get serious about eating at home and trying to lose weight. You’ll notice these are not particularly healthy recipes, but dinner is my “splurge” meal. For the most part I’m doing a shake for breakfast […]

Easter Deviled Eggs

Looking for a fun way to bring color to your Easter meal? How about dying your deviled eggs? I brought them to a women’s tea on my block last week and they got a lot of comments! I thought they turned out really pretty. So simple to make, too! I’m not even going to attempt […]

Menu Plan Monday March 19-25

I never got around to making a menu plan last week. I was floundering all week, too. I still need to finish posting all of my Outback recipes. They all turned out really well! Yesterday I decided to try an awesome garlic fries recipe. I loved it and will definitely make it again. The kids […]

Menu Plan Monday Jan 30-Feb 5

I did pretty well on last week’s menu plan. I only missed one night because we went out with the family to dinner. I made the pepperoni and cheese croissants, slow cooker ranch chicken, and the breakfast egg and sausage gravy bowls.  I didn’t bother with the stuffed bread for lunch on Saturday because we […]

Menu Plan Monday Jan 9-15

I stuck to my menu pretty darn well last week. I had a couple meal fails, though. My slow cooker mac and cheese was too bland because I didn’t use a sharp enough cheese. My fried fish, the batter fell off and was just an oily, icky mess. The crockpot potato soup, though, was AWESOME! […]