Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July!  I don’t know about you but here in TN it rained pretty much ALL weekend.  Even with the rain, we still managed to shoot off some fireworks and grill in between the bouts of rain.  I am a very recent steak eater (never did like it until I gave it another try a few months ago) so this weekend was my first time having steak grilled at home.  I knew I wanted to make it special.

At the restaurant we went to where I first had a steak, they put this really yummy bacon garlic butter on their steak.  After trying it, I just knew I had to work on recreating this taste at home. You guys, not only is this super easy to make, it really adds some awesome flavor to steak. You could also spread it on some toast, use it in savory recipes, and more! I wish I would have tried it sooner.  Are you ready for how easy this is? Really it takes about 5 minutes, ha!  [Read more…]

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

coleslaw

It’s officially coleslaw season again!  As summer approaches, our dinner menus begin to change.  This is the time of year when my husband starts grilling and I simply have to prepare side dishes.  For me, it’s a bonus because I have a recipe box filled with summer sides, including fresh salads and vegetables.  After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is put together a whole meal.

Our local farmer’s market just opened and, with all the fresh vegetables available, our family’s dinner side dishes no longer consist of frozen vegetables.  We’ll be enjoying zucchini, tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, green beans, bell peppers, peas, cucumbers, and asparagus fresh from the farm.

This family favorite simple coleslaw recipe is one which I adapted from my days of following The Flylady.  Instead of chopped cabbage and carrots, the recipes calls for these ingredients to be shredded.  My family is not fond of sweet coleslaw so this coleslaw, which is more on the tangy side, pleases everyone.

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Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Caeser Pasta Salad Recipe

Summer will be here before you know it! For work at home moms like me, that means I’ll have another little mouth to feed during lunch time, so my usual lunch of cheese and crackers, or the muffin I never finished at breakfast just isn’t going to cut it. So I needed to think of some recipes that are easy to make, quick to prepare (because just because my child is off during the summer doesn’t mean I am!), and something we would both enjoy. What is better than a cold pasta salad on a hot summer day? Not much I tell you! And this Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe has quickly become a favorite in my house, so I wanted to share!  [Read more…]

Chicken Ranch Sliders Recipe

Chicken Ranch Sliders Recipe

Chicken Ranch Sliders

At 2:30pm today it will be the official start of summer in our home! It’s my favorite time of year. As a WAHM I get the luxury of spending the summer hanging out with my daughter. This means days of playing at the park, staying up late to play Mario Kart together, and making lunches together. This also means that my usual lunch of peanut butter and crackers just isn’t going to cut it. So I’ve started meal planning and thinking of things that are quick, easy, and that we will both like.  [Read more…]

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

After Easter for sure lots of us with kids will have tons of leftover Easter candy. That has been my problem every year that’s why I decided to create a recipe where in I can use leftover candies. This Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe is so fun to make, you can use this recipe for any candies that you have. Since it’s super easy to make kids can do it with you, making it a fun bonding activity plus you’ll have a yummy sweat treat to eat.

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3 Ingredient Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat

3 Ingredient Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat

Looking for a fun treat this Valentines Day treat the kids and adults will love? Check out my Easy Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat! It only takes a few minutes to make and it tastes oh-so-yummy!

Easy Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat Recipe   Happy 2016 ya’ll! Who is ready for a brand new year!? I know I am! Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to get back to work, which for me means coming up with fun posts to share with you guys! As bloggers we are always looking ahead, which means that it’s Valentine’s Day central in my house this week! I’m getting crafty, loving, and cooking up some sweet treats that you guys are going to love! My first creation was this 3 ingredient Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat!   I just thought this was SO adorable and it tastes awesome. Cupid would approve. Would you like to learn how to make it? Let’s check it out!  [Read more…]

Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that are so good. Our simple and easy strawberry mousse recipe is perfect for soothing a sweet tooth or surprising your sweet heart. With only 3 ingredients you can whip it up in no time. It can also be dressed up in a fancy glass or used in many other recipes.
Easy Strawberry Mousse recipe is perfect treat for Valentine's Day with you sweetheart

Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

Ingredients:
1  3 oz. box strawberry jello
2 cups heavy whipping cream
8 – 10 fresh strawberries, diced
 diced strawberries
Directions:
Add heavy whipping cream and box of jello in mixer bowl. Mix on medium speed until jello is thoroughly incorporated and whip cream is thick.
Our easy strawberry mousse recipe whip heavy cream and strawberry jello
Fold in fresh diced strawberries.
Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe fold in fresh strawberries
Scoop the strawberry mousse into a pretty dish. I used cocktail glasses but you could use any little dish you have.
Garnish with some whipped cream and a strawberry to make this easy strawberry mousse even prettier.
Easy Strawberry Mousse recipe is so easy and so delicious
I don’t know about you but in our hectic season of life we have to really work to set aside time for a little romance. It is so important to show your special someone how much you love them, not just at Valentine’s Day but throughout the whole year. Finding special treats like our easy strawberry mousse recipe can help us make time to show someone we love them.
Easy Strawberry Mousse in a pretty glass for valentine's day

Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe Ideas:

You can use this easy mousse recipe as cupcake filling, layered with fresh fruit in parfaits, or even to make strawberry shortcake. I think it would taste great on waffles or in a chocolate dessert cup. Enjoy and share a sweet moment with someone you love! How would you use this easy strawberry mousse recipe? I would love to hear your ideas!

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The Best Christmas Tea ever!

Christmas Tea Recipe

Everyone knows that Southern food just can’t be matched…and drinks are no exception.  I had this
Christmas tea a few years ago, at our small-town bank during a Holiday party, and I was willing to do anything for the recipe. It’s that good. Turns out, it’s from a hometown cookbook that’s just about as old as the town itself. So, if you’re  looking for an autumn tea or Christmas tea recipe, you’ve found it. Look no further. Close all those other recipes you’ve got open, cause this is the one you want to go with.

christmas tea

Christmas Tea Recipe Ingredients:

2 Cinnamon sticks
2 TBSP WHOLE cloves
3 Cups sugar (Haven’t made it with Splenda, but I’m sure you could!)
1 qt. boiling water
1 qt. strong tea (REALLY REALLY STRONG)
Juice of 3 lemons (Or lemon juice)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water (You can sub some of this for apple cider!)

Directions:

Bring 1 qt water (or cider) to a boil, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sugar.  Boil for 5 minutes, then strain out spices.   Add tea and remaining ingredients.  Serve hot or cold!
fall tea

After making this a few times, it’s always best the next day. It’s great fresh, of course, but it’s even better after sitting overnight in the fridge. You can drink this hot or cold. The cinnamon and cloves mesh so well with the tea flavor — and the citrus notes are just the perfect finish. I promise you, if you make this, you will be asked for this Christmas tea recipe, if not crowned the king or queen of the party!

Apple Bread

 

Enjoy with this easy caramel Apple monkey bread or while you are making cookies.

Easy sugar cookies recipe

While I am drinking my Christmas tea. I am working on my under $5 gift idea

holiday traditions

 What will you do while drinking your Christmas tea?

Eggnog Cookies Recipe

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Logs are very pretty and very delicious but also very simple and easy to make. This is definitely an eggnog cookies recipe that the kids with love to help you bake. My kids love to roll the dough into ropes and they love cutting the dough rope into logs. Seems like young ones always want to chop and cut in the kitchen but that isn’t always an easy thing to accommodate for the tiny tots. You can fulfill their desire and keep them safe too by letting them cut the dough rope into logs with a butter knife or plastic knife. It is just like playing with play dough but they get to eat yummy cookies when they are done. Helping make cookies is also great for fine motor development and you can sneak in a little math and science without any one even noticing. [Read more…]

Free Printable Santa Letter For Kids

Free Printable Santa Letter For Kids

free printable santa letter

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year! I love filling my house the holiday cheer, spending time with family, and I’ll admit it, the presents are pretty fun too. Lucky for me, my 7 year old still believes in the magic of Santa and gets really excited to write him a letter every year with what she wants. This year we wanted to try something a little different. Instead of asking Santa for random gifts, I wanted to try out the 4 gift path I had seen recently. The 4 gifts are something I want, something I need, something to wear, and something to read! So she can pick out a toy she wants, something she needs (like an electric pencil sharpener), a new outfit, and a new book! I LOVE this idea. Not only does it prevent me from going overboard (which I tend to do) it keeps her from expecting too much as well. And anything to promote reading is awesome with me!  [Read more…]