Teriyaki Grilled Pork Chops

Teriyaki Grilled Pork Chops

This is, hands down, one of my favorite things that my mom makes. Along with these grilled shrimp and scallop skewers that are so amazing.  And if she were to just happen to find herself near the seafood tomorrow and just happen to pick up some shrimp and scallops and just happen to plan on […]

Antipasto Grilled Cheese Sandwich {Gluten Free}

Antipasto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I am a lone wife on this particular Saturday evening. So what did I decide to do!?  I did what any other woman whose husband was gone for the evening would do.  Fed the kids chicken nuggets, quickly bathed them and promptly sent them off to bed early explaining that the sun must have lost […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake

So I’m trying this new thing.  It’s called breakfast. You’ve heard of it, right? I thought so.  Everyone has heard of it except me apparently because I hardly ever have it.  In fact, very rarely do I eat before 11 am on most days.  It has nothing to do with the fact that I’m not […]

Creamy Shredded Beef Flautas

Creamy Beef Flautas

I have started writing this post 3 times now. It’s unusual for me to be lacking in words but tonight I am.  Today was a good day. A really good day. Does this mean I’m totally in for it tomorrow?  Probably.  My children have three different places they need to be all around the same […]

{You’ll Want S’more} S’mores Cake

S'mores Cake 1

Have you ever wondered how it is we came about some of the ingredients we have today? Like stiff egg whites, for example.  Or is it just me who contemplates random thoughts like that? Well the other night I was in the zone.  My baking zone.  The kids were in bed, mr wasn’t home, and […]

10 Minute Vegetable Medley Pasta + My Epic Battle

Vegetable Medley Pasta

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to “potty talk” anymore? I lied. I write about real life here and lately my life has been revolving around the potty.  Yesterday Little Squirt got whatever Little Buddy had and I spent the day serving as his on-call cuddle bunny which I didn’t mind in the least. […]

Chocolate Glazed Baked Doughnuts

Chocolate Glazed Baked Doughnuts

I did something today that I reeeeaaaally don’t like doing. In fact, I would rather do laundry than do this chore and I REALLY don’t like doing laundry.  Unless I am avoiding doing another job at which point laundry becomes my favorite thing to do because I can sit and watch my favorite show while […]

Sweet and Spicy Pork Stir-Fry

Sweet and Spicy Pork Stir-Fry 3

There is always a first for everything, right!? Last week I had a couple firsts.  Some fun.  Some not so fun. Fun.  I was on television. Not so fun, racing around until literally right before the show to find a sweater that would work with my new shirt which I had to buy because the […]

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Italian Grilled Cheese

Sometimes I feel like I’m living someone else’s life and any day now they’ll come to my door to take it back. This week has been nothing short of awesome. Mr has been home all week and cleaning.  Yes ladies, he is most definitely taken.  The kids are on Spring break.  The weather has been […]

Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies

Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies

I’m going to tell you something and you absolutely can’t laugh. Ready? Okay. Here goes nothing. When I was a little girl I had the sound track to Little Mermaid and I would play Part of Your World and Kiss the Girl over and over and pretend I was kissing my prince. But not just […]

Open Face Italian Egg Sandwiches

Open Faced Italian Egg Sandwich

Every first weekend of the month I get the house all to myself. To say it’s something I look forward to is the understatement of the century.  Usually I make a list of a dozen things I’d like to get done in the two hours I have to myself.  Sometimes I get one done.  Other […]

Painted Sugar Cookies

Painted Sugar Cookies 4

It’s the simple things that make life enjoyable. Like the other night for example. After a very busy day {with an emphasis on VERY} we were all finally home, sitting around the dinner table. That in and of itself was enough to make me smile but what ensued after dinner is what sent me over […]

I Vow to Eat More Veggies

roasted corn

I’m just gonna put this out there.  Here goes. I have a really hard time eating my vegetables. Whew.  I feel better. It’s not that I don’t like vegetables, I really do.  In fact, there are quite a few that I down right love and could eat every day for the rest of my life. […]

Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta

Comfort food at it’s best.  And with so little effort. My kinda dinner. This is also what I like to call a “clean out your fridge” kinda dinner.  You could toss in practically anything you want and it would be considered acceptable. Tasty.  Not always so use good judgment.  Peanut butter and broccoli pizza pasta […]

Antipasto Salad + A OXO Giveaway!

Antipasto Salad

Now this is what I call a salad. Ever since I can remember my aunt has made these huge, bigger than your head, antipasto salads for family get togethers and holidays.  She is known for her antipasto salads. My first thought when I moved from my home town to Utah was how am I going to survive […]