Reader Recipes – Easy Chicken & Veggie Pasta


Reader Recipes is a new thing we’re doing ’round here . I receive some amazingly delicious recipes via email from time to time and decided to start featuring them here on the site so you can all benefit from one another’s creativity in the kitchen. Today we have a recipe from Victoria Munoz. About Victoria […]

Make your own croutons


Back in April I posted about a salad bar lunch my Mom whipped up for us. She made these very simple, but out of this world, croutons Here is the recipe. ingredients house seasoning (garlic powder, salt, black pepper) French Bread – I had some left over from a meal so I froze it until […]

Stuffed Bell Peppers from Dashing Dish!


My friend Katie from Dashing Dish has some a-mazing recipes on her site! We just returned from our whirlwind trip and both feel like all we’ve eaten is pounds and pounds of butter So when making my grocery list this afternoon I went straight to and started planning meals for this week. First up […]

Pulled Pork


I originally posted just the recipe when I first started this site, but since I made this for dinner last night I thought I’d add a few pictures to go along with it INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil 4-5 pound pork shoulder roast (pork shoulder or “butt” which is also from the shoulder region – […]

Shish Kabobs


Living in Hawaii, I try and find as many ways to use pineapple as possible. I love it. I’m addicted. Grilled pineapple? Amazing! My Mom was here a few weeks ago helping me get all moved in, the house decorated, and teaching me a few things about the grill so I could impress my Husband […]

Almond Cake


I love this cake. ingredients 1 cup of butter 1 cup of water 2 cups of sugar 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup of sour cream 1 tsp. almond extract { see ingredients for icing below } Preheat your oven to 375° Bring 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) and 1 cup of water […]

Banana Bread and Muffins


I first posted this on my old website ( back in 2007, I’ve since added a few things and polished the recipe up a bit. Here is the new and improved recipe complete with updated picture (above). Enjoy! (not pictured: vanilla & 4th banana) 1 Stick Butter 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 4 Crushed Ripe […]

Grilled Asparagus


Okay I realize this isn’t rocket science, but it’s something I’ve always shied away from and therefore feel the need to share with you all. Grilling. I’ve never attempted to grill a thing. This has a lot to do with the fact that my Dad and Husband are both rockstars with the grill. This past […]

Fancy Macaroni & Cheese


The very first blog I ever came across and subscribed to was, I’ve always been obsessed with fonts and her site has a ton of cute *free* handwriting fonts! It was a nice little bonus that I also loved everything she writes about Her blog will always be my all-time favorite I first learned […]

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake


I’ve long been a fan of plain ‘ol strawberry shortcake, but this recipe really brings it’s A game. It’s a little more involved, meaning you don’t by pound cake or those pre-made shortcakes (which I totally dig, by the way). Here’s the biscuit recipe: Turbinado Shortcakes from Country Living Then you just cut up some […]

Salad Bar Lunch


A couple of weeks ago my Mom made this pretty little salad bar for lunch, complete with homemade croutons. It was such a nice little touch having all of the toppings on a tray in the middle of the table. It was quick, easy and delicious! Have some friends over for lunch one day and […]

Monkey Bread


I first saw this on Jon & Kate Plus 8 a looooong time ago and only recently decided to try my hand at it. Kids love monkey bread! They especially love to help make monkey bread, and a mess while doing so… Well my kid, anyway There are a bazillion different monkey bread recipes out […]