Apple Hand Pies-9

Apple Hand Pies

I think I’ve mentioned this before but homemade pie crust and I have a bit of a history. We haven’t really always been the best of friends. Let me tell you about the latest episode in my pie crust drama. I’ve been pretty frustrated with my pie crust skills for so long, I’d pretty much… 

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Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potatoes-4

Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

One of my favorite things that my mom would make for us when I was a kid was Scalloped Potatoes. That crunchy part on top? The BEST! It was sort of a labor of love because you know, the peeling and the slicing, and the peeling and the slicing… I haven’t made them very much… 

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=Pumpkin Spice Kissed Snickerdoodles - a fun fall treat made with coconut oil instead of shortening!

Pumpkin Spice Kissed Snickerdoodles

Are you sick of pumpkin recipes yet? Okay good, me neither! Still going strong here. This recipe is a fun one that is inspired by the beloved peanut butter blossom cookie, but instead of a peanut butter cookie, we have snickerdoodles, and instead of a chocolate kiss, we have a pumpkin spice kiss. I found… 

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup - easy, healthy, and a little spicy too. You'll love how fast it comes together!

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

We’ve had so much rain this last month here in Arizona, and in fact, it’s drizzling again outside as I type. Almost everyone in Arizona absolutely rejoices when it rains. The kids all come out to play and show off the rain boots they only get to wear once a year and we all drive… 

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Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins - perfectly sweet with just a little spice!

Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins

So just to clarify, by BEST EVER, I mean best that I have ever tasted. I know it’s pretty presumptuous of me to title any recipe of mine BEST EVER, and I’m sorry if you make a really good pumpkin muffin as well. I’m not saying yours isn’t the best, but I can’t really know… 

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Portland Getaway With Pacific Foods-9

Pasture To Plate Portland Getaway

A while back I was invited to come out to Portland with five other food bloggers to an event hosted by Pacific Foods called Pasture to Plate. I was a little hesitant to go… well, I take that back. I was hesitant to leave my children. Not because I’m afraid to miss them (missing your… 

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Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting-3

Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Do you ever just feel so curious about what your kids are up to while they are at school? I hope this doesn’t come across as braggy, but I received a really nice email from Little Boy #2′s kindergarden teacher today. She explained that he was paired up with a boy with special needs during their… 

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad - roasted sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds on mixed baby greens.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette

I’m getting so excited for the change of season that is happening all around me. I love Fall… the crisp morning air, the earthy colors, the gathering of loved ones, and of course all the seasonal dishes we enjoy. While I’m looking forward to sharing some more sweet treats with you, I’m so happy to… 

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Loft - Cute Denim Jacket

Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

Hey Friends! You all won’t believe where I am right now! I’m up in Portland with Pacific Foods for their Pasture to Plate event! Follow along with me on Instagram because this Arizona desert girl is having a blast here! Can’t wait to tell you all about it, but in the meantime here is my monthly Bits and Pieces… 

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Creamy Balsamic Skillet Chicken - Rich, flavorful, boneless chicken thighs served over rice with a creamy balsamic sauce you'll love!

Creamy Balsamic Skillet Chicken

Just so that you can be sure I don’t eat cinnamon rolls ALL the time, I thought I’d better share with you something you would be proud to eat for dinner. Not that I eat cinnamon rolls for dinner, just saying! Have you been properly introduced to my good friend, the boneless skinless chicken thigh? I’m… 

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