Layers of chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, and tortillas - quick and easy!

Southwestern Chicken Taco Pie

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated Easter with lots of family – ham, Butterhorn Rolls, Easter egg hunts, church, attempts at taking pictures of large groups of small children, swimming, and even a piñata! Fun and full… that’s what we are. And thankful too. Thankful for the Hope we have. So I… 

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These Butterhorn Rolls will absolutely melt in your mouth!

The Best Butterhorn Rolls

My family calls these “Julie Rolls”. In the summer of 1995, I found the recipe in a Taste of Home magazine that my mom subscribed to. Since making them for the first time when I was 15 years old, I would estimate I’ve made them at least fifty times. My extended family gathers together for… 

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Can't go wrong with two-ingredient recipes, and everyone loves bacon!

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

My goodness, Easter Sunday has really snuck up on me this year, which is strange because you’d think with it being so late in April I’d have been anticipating its coming and planned accordingly. But I promised I would share some ideas for your Easter menu in addition to some fun desserts, so here we… 

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Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Almond Vinaigrette -2

Strawberry and Spinach Salad With Almond Vinaigrette

Like a lot of food bloggers, I started blogging when my first little baby boy was born. It was a good way to keep everyone informed about all the important milestones – like the first time he slept more than 2 inches away from me, wore the color green, or tooted and smiled about it…. 

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If you need to make cake pops in a hurry, this is the way to go!

Easy Donut Hole Cake Pops

I’m the first to admit I can be a little lazy. I’m a hard working mama most of the time, but that lazy bone that some people don’t have? I think I might have a tiny one in me somewhere. Every once in a while, I’ll see it surface. Like when we are trying to… 

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Something new to try for breakfast. Quick and easy, and ready to dip!

Crunchy Baked French Toast Sticks With Strawberry Syrup

Hard to believe, but we only have seven weeks of school left until summer break is here. I’m in that mode of getting excited about the idea of less schedule to keep up with, and more sleeping in (one can hope!), playing in the pool, family camping trips, splash park playdates, water balloon wars, beachy… 

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Simple and sweet. The kiddos will love these!

Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Nests

I’m writing this post while Little Boy #3 is taking a rare nap, and the other two are doing some silent reading time. I try not to spend too much time writing for this blog when they are awake because whenever I try to multitask (be a mom and blogger) one role always suffers. Like… 

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Chicken coated in a crispy coconut breading topped with a sweet and mildly spicy mango salsa.

Coconut Crusted Chicken With Mango Salsa

Hope you survived April Fool’s Day without being the butt of anyone’s joke. It was a fairly uneventful day at our house, although one of my boys did scream his head off about finding a bug in the house to try to get me to come running. I’m going to have to think of a… 

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Made with lots of oats, applesauce, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil, these muffins are a good way to start the day!

Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins

I can be a bit of a mad scientist in the kitchen. I love experimenting with different ingredients to see what affect they will have on the end product. Things may have gotten a little out of control with this recipe. I started out messing with my Greek Yogurt Banana Bread recipe, and ended up… 

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My Backyard Right Now

Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

Just a few random tidbits that I’ve been meaning to share with you… 1. I adore holiday themed garlands. I think I need this one from Land of Nod. So fun to make your own! 2. This is happening now, in my city! I used to have to order these online, but now we have… 

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