Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Scalloped Potatoes

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Hey…happy Monday:) Hope you had a great weekend! Potatoes and cheese…with cream…I mean how can you go wrong? You can’t go wrong. It is comfort food at it’s best. This recipe pairs perfect with anything---chicken, beef, pork…or just hunker down on your couch and eat it alone---I’m not going to judge. In college, on a rainy Sunday…my housemate … [Read more...]

All Day Marinara Sauce

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  Making your own big batch of marinara sauce makes you feel like a rockstar. It is very easy….you can spice it up or down…salt more or less…and when you family comes home at night they will smell the goodness and realize that you are indeed the rockstar mom that you have been telling them you are all these years. Win win right?! So, the … [Read more...]

Tomato Cobbler

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Did you have a good weekend?Pretty low key here..we made it to the lake to clean up a few things and grab some furniture…Happy end to summer I guess. It seemed that this one kind of passes us by…although I am ready for fall. I kind of like the hibernation that fall brings. I am really an introvert about 8 months of the year….and I love the quiet … [Read more...]

Quick Mocha Frappe

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It’s kind of hot. I suppose it should be…it is August. Sometimes it’s too hot for coffee….dare I say. There are about 2 weeks in the late summer when I switch to iced coffee. I still need that jolt to wake me up…but I just cannot drink a hot drink. This super quick mocha frappe is just the ticket for these hot hot days of summer. My friends at … [Read more...]

Mini Hot Brown Appetizer (#triscuitsnackoff)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The hot brown was invented in Louisville….at The Brown Hotel. I have never been there. A bit sad since I have lived within 15 minutes of the Brown Hotel for the past 20 years….I’ll get there someday. It’s on “the list”…I don’t … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Potato Casserole

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Mornin friends! Hope you had a restful weekend. Several were interested in the Norwex post that I popped in to share on Saturday. The link on the side of the blog will stay up for awhile. You can click there to see all the products that are available. I started with the "starter pack" that has an enviro-cloth and a window cloth. If you want more … [Read more...]

Lil Party Punch Mocktail

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I thought this sweet little treat would be a perfect little kiss to end summer. Since my kiddos start high school next week….our summer fun is coming to a close. Boo. Though they both seem excited and ready for the new adventure….hoping we hold onto that enthusiasm for awhile:) Yes, you could just open a package of these new Starburst sorbet … [Read more...]

Cool Cucumber Bite Appetizer Recipe featuring Martha Stewart Collection

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My first foodie post from our new house….feels so fun…and yet so weird. I am still figuring out the best way to use this space. Still a ton to do…lots to share…so excited to share it with all of you!! Here is a great lil recipe to try out this weekend…. I am pretty sure that cucumber is the official veggie of summertime (along with the beloved … [Read more...]

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wraps

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Yet one more great way to use up leftover chicken….or a grocery store rotisserie chicken. I made this a long time ago….and just now am finding these pictures to share with you. Moving has me way behind the 8 ball…and with vacation in the mix too…there hasn’t been much time for writing. I think this summer is the quickest in history for me. I went … [Read more...]