Peppermint Milkshake

Peppermint MilkshakeThis Peppermint Milkshake is just what the Holiday season calls for. Candy canes, chocolate chips, and vanilla ice-cream combined together into a sweet treat even Santa will want to try! Have you been to Chick-Fil-A to try their Peppermint Milkshakes?? If not, oh boy, definitely AMAZING!! My hubby and I happened to be having lunch there one day last year when they were passing out samples. We each took a small sip and agreed, it was the best milkshake we had ever tried. The peppermint [more]

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada SoupA creamy, flavorful soup that is quick to make, hearty, and full of chicken, beans, corn, and tomatoes! Add toppings of choice and you have a meal that everyone will enjoy! When my hubby and I first married, over 11 years ago now, one of the things he swore he didn't like was soups. I know, crazy right?! That could have been a deal breaker, lol, but I took it upon myself to make it a challenge to convert him. Help him see the light. I mean, how can you honestly NOT like soup? What does [more]

Slow Cooker Easy Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Easy Chicken TacosAn easy to prep, slow cooker recipe that is packed with flavor. Fire roasted tomatoes, chicken, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, and more all combined into a yummy taco dish that is sure to please all! One of my favorite kitchen appliances is my slow cooker. I try to use it at least once a week, however, now it is in competition with the Instant Pot, but for now, still holds number one. Last week, I was pressed for time due to volunteer commitments at my kiddos school, errands that I [more]

Slow Cooker Taco Ranch Chili

Slow Cooker Taco Ranch ChiliA flavorful chili that comes together in no time using your slow cooker or Instant Pot. This chili is packed with chicken and beans and can be dressed up with your favorite toppings. Leftovers are even better, which is always a plus!  Wednesdays in my house are typically crazy busy. From the time the kids get home from school, we race around getting homework completed, bags packed back up for the next day, my daughters dance class, and any other chores that were missed from the day. [more]

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Instant Pot Zuppa ToscanaThis soup is made easily in the pressure cooker! Packed with flavor, quick to prepare, and plenty for everyone....this is bound to be a hit with everyone! Growing up, I remember my parents taking my brother and I to Olive Garden. I ALWAYS ordered the soup and salad, with my soup choice being their Pasta e Fagioli. My brother however, always got the Zuppa Toscana. I wasn't a fan because I saw the "green" in it and typical kid, I steered clear of spinach, kale, and basically anything [more]

Mama Karen Parker's Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Mama Karen Parker's Cajun Shrimp PastaAdapted from Mama Karen Parker, this Cajun Shrimp Pasta comes together in no time and is packed with flavor! A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw Jessie James Decker post her mom's recipe for this Cajun Pasta. Since my hubby LOVES anything with pasta, shrimp, and Cajun seasoning......I knew he would love this and immediately saved the recipe. After running to the grocery store for the ingredients, I whipped this up with just a few changes and sure enough, it was a [more]

Mom's Vegetable Beef Noodle Soup

Mom's Vegetable Beef Noodle Soup A flavorful soup that is packed with flavor, quick to prepare, and the perfect meal for the Fall/Winter season! For years, my mom made her tasty Vegetable Beef Barley Soup! Anytime she made meals for others, this would be the soup she prepared. Everyone went crazy over it and even all of you following the blog have LOVED the recipe! Recently, she changed the barley to noodles and the end result was EVEN BETTER (in my opinion of course, hehe). Hearty and flavorful with tender noodles, [more]

Ranch Chicken Rollups

Ranch Chicken RollupsThese rollups are quick to prepare, making them a great lunch, dinner, or on the go snack! Serve with a side salad and you have a full meal! When my hubby goes out of town, I like to roll out the "kid friendly" meals, even more so than normal. That way, I don't hear complaints during dinner, don't have to ask the kiddos 100x to please eat their dinner, and most of the time, I get leftovers that can be rolled into dinner for the next evening! Win win! A few weeks ago, when my hubby was [more]

Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups

Mac and Cheese Muffin CupsThese Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups are kid friendly, quick to prepare, and packed with flavor! Great for parties, gatherings, or on go as well!! A few weeks ago, while my hubby was on a business trip, I decided to make their favorite dinner....macaroni and cheese! I was in the mood to change things up a bit, so I made them into muffins!! My kids LOVED these and each of them ate two! The great part about these is prep is easy, you can prepare them ahead of time and simply reheat when [more]

Hummingbird Nectar

Hummingbird Nectar   This hummingbird nectar is simple to prepare, much healthier for the birds, and budget friendly! I know what you're thinking right now, "this is a cooking blog, why am I reading up on hummingbird nectar"? Am I right?! Well, sorry, I decided to take a night off from food recipes and share this nectar "recipe" because who doesn't love hummingbirds, hehe! When my family lived up in Seattle, the hummingbirds were GORGEOUS. The different colors on the birds were bright and eye catching. [more]


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