Pi Day – S’mores Pie

It's Pi (3.14159265359) Day, and Patrick decided we really should have pie to celebrate.  I wasn't really planning on making a pie this week, so my options were a limited as far as what ingredients I actually had on hand since winter has decided to return and I really didn't want to have to make… Continue reading Pi Day – S’mores Pie

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No Bake Lactation Cookies

Okay, if you are not a nursing mom, then feel free to just ignore this post.  :) Just like most nursing moms, I am always looking for ways to increase my supply.  Since going back to work, I have noticed a slight decline in output when pumping.  So, in order to combat this, I decided… Continue reading No Bake Lactation Cookies

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Recipe: Kettle Corn

This past weekend, Patrick decided he wanted popcorn and I had been wanting to try making kettle corn at home so that is just what I did.  One small glitch, I was out of oil, but I did have butter which worked perfectly.  It was super easy and so good. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of unsalted… Continue reading Recipe: Kettle Corn


Feeling Christmas-y

Today I am in the Christmas spirit. I have started making Christmas candy added, some finishing touches to the decorations around our house, and I even put a Christmas touch on the flower pots out front. I thought I would take a quick second and share a super simple candy recipe and show off my… Continue reading Feeling Christmas-y


Our Cupcake Gender Reveal

      We decided to have a little fun with our gender reveal.  Instead of just telling our family after our ultrasound, we I decided I wanted to let them know with cupcakes! First, start with your favorite cake recipe.  I used a simple yellow cake (recipe below). Add paper liners to your cupcake… Continue reading Our Cupcake Gender Reveal


Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

Because it's cold outside Because it's been super rainy. Because Daylight Savings means it now gets dark at 5:00. I am in the mood to make homemade soup. I love making soup. It always makes the whole house smell yummy. Baked Potato Soup is one of the easiest soups to make and I usually have… Continue reading Recipe: Baked Potato Soup


Recipe: Soft Pretzels

Patrick LOVES Auntie Anne's soft pretzel bites at the mall.  So naturally, I decided to try and make them at home.  They were super easy and so yummy! Soft Pretzels Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 cup bread flour 3 cups… Continue reading Recipe: Soft Pretzels


Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Mac & Cheese

      One of Patrick's favorite places to go for lunch is Noodles & Company.  He always gets the same thing: Mac & Cheese with the Parmesan Crusted Chicken.  Macaroni and Cheese is always one of his favorite things.  A couple weeks ago, I decided to try and make the Noodles & Company version… Continue reading Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Mac & Cheese


Recipe: Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups

  Since tomorrow is the official start of Summer and since it is hot outside.  I thought I would share one of my favorite little appetizer, honestly they make a really good lunch, treats.  Aren't they pretty and really they are so easy.   Chicken Salad Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless) 4-5 Green Onions… Continue reading Recipe: Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups


Recipe: Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients: 4 skinless chicken breasts (diced) 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium) 6 tablespoons cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon pepper Frozen Veggies (I used carrots and green beans) Hot cooked rice Directions: Place chicken in crock pot. In a separate bowl combine sugar,… Continue reading Recipe: Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken