The Perfect Roast Beef and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roast Beef and Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Budget Gourmet Mom

I. Am. Tired. In fact, I am so tired that keeping up with the blog this week has almost been a chore.  I love writing, editing, cooking, photographing, and everything about this blog.  This is my happy place.  It really is. YOU make this my happy place. It amazes me when I get feedback from […]

Double Blueberry Waffles {A Guest Post}

Double Blueberry Waffles

Spring has officially sprung and that means berries! The fresh berries are still not as cheap as I would like so instead they sit on the grocery shelves taunting me. Eat me.  You know you want to.  I’m not really that expensive. Fortunately for me I have awesome parents and they were visiting last week […]

Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata

Mushroom and Asparagus Frittata

You will not believe how fast this is to make! Mr is a protein for breakfast kinda guy.  I’ve discovered, since being married to him, that I guess I’m kinda a protein for breakfast kinda person too.  Not in a “Runaway Bride I don’t know what kind of eggs I like” kinda way but in a […]

Real life + A Special Birthday

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake 2

Let’s talk real life for a sec. This is the picture of a chocolate cake. It’s the chocolate cake my son asks for every year on his birthday.  Yes, he makes his mother very proud. His birthday is today.  Six years ago today this little pink screaming bundle of skin was placed on my belly […]

Roasted Asparagus with Red Onions and Garlic

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Red Onion 2

Vegetables.  As promised. Look at these little lovelies! I’m one of those people who enjoys eating vegetables but I’m not a fanatic.  Every January I roll out my typical “eat more vegetables” “get healthy” yada, yada, yada then life kinda gets in the way because I let it and my first thought when I’m running […]

The Night Life

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Last night when I should have been writing a post working on the re design for BGM sleeping…yeah, that’s it, I was working on this.  The new and improved BGM Facebook Page Yesterday I was moaning and groaning about the new timeline blah, blah, blah.  It’s starting to grow on me.  Especially now that I’ve […]

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Sometimes I think I have really good ideas. Today’s Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is a good idea.  Bacon and cheese make everything better. Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie with a week’s worth of chocolate chip cookie type recipes…maybe not such a good idea.  It was clear by the end that I was not […]

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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I am licking my fingers as we speak from the ice cream dripping down them. I know I said yesterday I was getting tired of chocolate chip cookie anything but I kinda forgot how good these were. I know you’ve probably had chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches before.  I’ve made them before.  I go […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

So here’s the thing… as much as I love eating sweets ALL the time I enjoy eating healthy too.  I have more energy, I’m not quite as scatterbrained {I think}, I look better, yada yada yada, insert typical “eat healthy” advice here. Plus, when I’m not eating what I know I should I have this […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Cupcake

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I guess I’ve been working a lot lately. My 18 month old apparently had enough yesterday and let me know it. I was trying to catch up on emails, do some design, and try to work with what little I know about the technical side of blogging.  He

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Batter Bark

If you love chocolate and you didn’t love me already you are going to now. The ingredients in this are as follows. Chocolate. Chocolate. Cake mix. And more chocolate. The end.  It’s easy.  It’s chocolate.  

Doughnut Hole Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Doughnut Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I did a bad bad thing. Do I feel guilty about it? Not in the slightest. Mr. just got back from a trip to Hawaii for “work”.  Yeah.  I wasn’t fooled either.  Okay, there was some work in between the fire dancers,

Banana Nut Waffles

Banana Nut Waffles

I am a breakfast kinda gal. Breakfast for lunch.  Breakfast for dinner.  Breakfast for…well, breakfast.  Waffles can do no wrong so they are my natural choice for our Saturday morning pick me up and after this week I’m gonna need a pick me up. One, if not all, of my kids have been sick at […]

“The Works” Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Works Grilled Cheese

Who says being a stay at home mom isn’t glamorous!? Say hello to Glamomorous Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Too much?  I kinda got swept up in the moment while I was eating it. I just let the crisp bread, melty cheese, and slight spice whisk me away from the laundry that I was folding that day. […]

Pecan Potato Chip Cookies

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I have good news and bad news. The good news is I’ve managed to create a cookie that is even more powerfully addictive than the average cookie.  These Pecan Potato Chip Cookies. At first I was a bit skeptical then I figured why not give them a try.  It’s the perfect combination of sweet and […]

Hot Dr. Pepper “Tea”

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It’s good to have friends.  Well duh. Of course it’s good to have friends. Shocking, I know.  I’m sure you are all in awe of my profound wisdom at the moment.  Just give me a minute or two. Friends lift you up when you are down.  Friends makes you cookies just cuz.  Friends tell you […]

Whole Wheat Veggie and Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza

Dear the powers that be at Trader Joe’s, You don’t know me but I am obsessed with your products. I live in Utah and only visit your lovely establishment when I visit California or when my family there takes pity on me and sends me something to tide me over. I promise to do my […]

Cat in the Hat Snacks

Cat in the Hat Snacks

Today just happens to be Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The man who filled our imaginations with stories about a mischievous cat wearing a hat, an elephant who hears a who, and a man named Sam who does not like green eggs and ham. They are some of my favorites as well as my children’s. Today they get […]