bars · Desserts

Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

Confession: I’m a potluck snob.  To clarify, I am not a fan of eating food if I don’t know where or how it was prepared.  If we’re friends, and I’ve seen that you have a clean kitchen and you don’t pick your nose and eat it, I’ll eat your food.  Otherwise, I’m afraid, I usually… Continue reading Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

Desserts

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Pizza

Before I tell you guys about this dessert pizza, I have to first tell you about my new puppy.  Okay. My husband wouldn’t like that term.  Our new puppy. His nickname is Grizzy, his formal name is Clark W. Griswold Jr., and he’s my new baby.  I seriously cannot believe how much I love him.  I’ve… Continue reading Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Pizza

Desserts

Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cake

My little brother turned 34 last week.  Gone are the carefree days of sitting around in Grandma’s front yard with his shirt off and his sister’s sunglasses on. He and his fiancee have a restaurant they love that makes a chocolate cake with salted peanut butter frosting that they are always raving about.  Sounds good, yes?… Continue reading Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cake

bars · cookies · Desserts

Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

My almost two year old daughter Phoebe is quite a handful.  She’s really giving me a run for my money in a way that her two older siblings did not.  She has a very mischievous, get-into-absolutely-everything, help-myself-to-anything-in-the-pantry, try-to-run-into-traffic, jump-off-all-the-high-things, streak that I am quite certain comes from my Dad’s side of the family and that… Continue reading Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

Dinners · Pork · whole 30 paleo

Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

When I was a teenager, my parents took a trip to Italy, and when they got home, my spaghetti life was changed forever.  My Dad, who cooked dinner most nights in our family, came home proclaiming that the spaghetti we had been eating our whole lives was crap, and that the Italians did it better.… Continue reading Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Classic Pecan Pie

I have another new pecan pie recipe to share with you all.  Last year, I shared my friends Randy and Renee’s amazing recipe for Southern Boy Pecan pie– a wonderful, corn-syrup free pecan pie infused with bourbon, butter, and vanilla. Today, I’m sharing with you a classic, traditional pecan pie made with corn syrup and… Continue reading Classic Pecan Pie

Breakfast · valentine's day

Never Soggy- Simple French Toast

Today, I’m posting a breakfast food that I make for my kids alllll the time.  When I’m wanting to be fancy for a brunch or something, or have planned ahead to make French Toast, I use Texas Toast, which is just thick sliced white bread.  Franz sells it right in the bread aisle at your… Continue reading Never Soggy- Simple French Toast