Mexican Chicken Casserole Chocolate Dipped Biscotti {The Leftovers Club} Italian Crescent Casserole Party with Mrs. T’s Pierogies! #sponsored #MC Peppermint Patty Cookies {The Leftovers Club} Texas Straw Hat Cheesy and Creamy Ham Casserole Shrimp and Grits Casserole Chicken and Dumplings {Slow Cooker} Pumpkin Butter Swirled Blondies

Apr 23
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Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash

My best friend, Kristie, came to visit over a month ago (has it been a month since she visited, and I am just posting this now?!? Wow, I’m way too busy….), and we made a great spaghetti squash dish! I have no idea where the recipe came from, whether a cookbook or from her own invention, but it was absolutely… Continue reading

Apr 21
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Polenta Bake

Who doesn’t love polenta? I am a huge fan- I never had polenta and actually didn’t know it existed (yes, I am 100% Italian…) until visiting a friend’s grandparents’ home in college. One bite, and I was in love! Add sausage and cheese and veggies, and I’m in heaven. This version of Polenta Bake is very loosely based on a… Continue reading

Apr 17
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Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup {Slow Cooker}

Hello hello! Boy, am I happy to be writing for you! Guess what I’ve been doing while I’ve been away the past week or so? Did you guess working? Then, you’re right! I love my job– love it! But I knew I needed to get back in the kitchen when the hubby made us a frozen pizza for two days… Continue reading

Apr 11
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Mexican Chicken Casserole

I’m writing this post right after finishing just one serving of mexican chicken casserole, and I am STUFFED. This huge casserole had eight servings, and both Austin and I felt very satisfied and full after eating just one– and that is a huge feat in our household The recipe was adapted from a very old Cooking Light recipe, so it was even healthy-ish… Continue reading

Apr 09
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Sloppy Joes

I love sloppy joes. Seriously, I LOVE sloppy joes. My mom made them all the time growing up, so when I had a craving, I was beside myself when I couldn’t find the can of Manwich– because, the best kind of sloppy joe is one that comes from a Manwich can. I went on the hunt through my recipes to… Continue reading

Apr 07
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Easy Garlic Rolls {Secret Recipe Club}

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was paired with Trisha, my first international Secret Recipe Club partner. It was a surprise to see her recipe instructions to preheat the oven to 180 degrees– and then I realized it was in Celsius I made these awesome Easy Garlic Rolls from Trisha’s blog, My Hobbie Lobbie. They live up to the title-… Continue reading

Apr 03
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Chocolate Dipped Biscotti {The Leftovers Club}

It’s been an incredibly stressful couple of weeks– work has been insane, and as you all know, I have been living on jelly beans. But with the Leftovers Club, I can now live on baked goods! Lucky me!! I was paired up with the talented Faye from Live…Bake…Love…. She sent me some amazing pretzel blondies, and they were absolutely delicious!… Continue reading

Apr 01
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Mom’s Meatballs

My favorite, favorite family meal was/is my mom’s homemade pasta, sauce, and meatballs. She would make a HUGE pot of sauce and trays and trays of meatballs. We would eat meal one on Sunday and then continue to eat pasta or many other variations with the sauce and meatballs. It would get better and better with each meal. The sauce… Continue reading

Mar 28
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Asparagus Garlic Simmer

Every time I go to Trader Joe’s, I wander the aisles to see all that Trader Joe’s has. Austin does not like going to the store with me– he feels like I should have a list and stick exactly to my list. But I like to meander and pick up random items off the shelf. At a trip to TJs… Continue reading

Mar 26
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Italian Crescent Casserole

Well, hello again friends! Did you miss me? I certainly missed all of you over the past couple weeks when I have been MIA. I had a big work event this past weekend, and everything else in my life stopped dead in its tracks. Including cooking…and eating too for that matter. I ate a lot of jelly beans, and now… Continue reading