Zoodles and Cherry Tomatoes {Secret Recipe Club} Garlic Shrimp {slow cooker} Sugar Cookie Sprinkle Bars {Leftovers Club} Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins {Secret Recipe Club} Apple- Bacon- Cheddar Quiche {Secret Recipe Club} One-Pan Tuscan Pork Chicken Parm Soup {slow cooker} Caramel Peanut Butter Blossoms — with a Twist {#leftoversclub} Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Soft Gingerbread Cookies {Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap}

Feb 04

Chocolate Chip Cookies {Leftovers Club}

  Welcome to February! I’m in the land of sleep-deprived, first-time moms and have yet to even post photos of my baby boy. But there’s always tomorrow 😉 In the meantime, I’ll bake and get some delicious treats in return. I was matched with Michele from Alwayz Bakin, our new fearless leader. She is doing an AMAZING job. I, on… Continue reading

Jan 07

Strawberry Bread {Leftovers Club}

  My first leftovers club with Michele from Alwayz Bakin’ in charge, and it feels great! After almost two years at the helm, I had too much on my plate with the baby coming, so I handed over the reins. Michele has done a fabulous job this month, and I can’t wait to see what the club becomes! For the… Continue reading

Dec 16

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups {Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap}

Sharing holiday cookies is my favorite! I normally make six or seven kinds, but this year, I just wasn’t up to it. Laying and eating cookies is more my style 😉 This is why the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is so magical. I make one kind of cookies and get three more in the mail. And we raise money… Continue reading

Dec 03

Leftovers Club {December Reveal}

It’s the December reveal for the leftovers club! There were four people participating, so I was odd man out, but not to worry. I’m going to show off some of my favorite holiday treats made for this group Caramel Peanut Butter Blossoms— I am going to remake these bad boys tonight! Red Velvet Biscotti— so much easier than I ever… Continue reading

Nov 09
The Bump and the Great Salt Lake at 32 weeks

A Break

It’s been over a month since I posted and probably over a month since I made more than a frozen lasagna and a grilled cheese. What has happened?!? I used to LOVE to cook a new and different meal almost every night, but now I am just too tired. Last Thursday marked 32 weeks in my pregnancy– 8 months down,… Continue reading

Oct 08

Pumpkin Peek-a-Boo Bread

Happy Thursday– today, I am in…well, let me look. Ok, today I am in Bloomington, Indiana with the last day of my midwest swing. And it feels and looks like fall here. I am in heaven Traveling for work in October is wonderful– it’s a great temperature for cardigans and I don’t need to put on tights just yet. For… Continue reading

Oct 05

Dutch Sweet Bread

Hello from Madison, Wisconsin! I have been on a whirlwind work trip over the past week– four cities/towns in NY, Chicago, a wedding in PA, and now in Wisconsin. Before I left, I did my recipe for the Secret Recipe Club. I was matched with Sawsan from Chef in Disguise. Every recipe on her site looks amazing! I had such… Continue reading

Sep 07
peanut butter bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars {Secret Recipe Club}

Happy September! Summer seems officially over with school starting, but the weather still makes it seem like we are in the dead of summer. I hate turning my oven on when it’s this hot! So when I found this no-bake peanut butter bar recipe from A Fit & Spicy Life, I was psyched! I have serious envy with Melissa from… Continue reading

Sep 03

September Reveal {Leftovers Club}

How is it September?! I am not okay with this– leaves are falling off the trees in front of my house, and middle school orientation (the middle school is across the street from where I live) was yesterday. It’s a good thing that my fellow bloggers with the Leftovers Club are sharing their favorite back-to-school treats! An InLinkz Link-up

Aug 19

Hot Sauce Pasta

Growing up, my brothers drenched EVERYTHING in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. For the longest time, as a result, I was completely adverse to everything with hot sauce. Luckily, I’ve come around. When my mom, cousin and two nieces came to visit, we made my cousin’s recipe for hot sauce pasta. I’ve had hot sauce pasta several times, and now I’m… Continue reading