Cinnamon Bun Cookie Bars {Secret Recipe Club} BBQ Beef Brisket {Slow Cooker} Taco Stromboli Carrot Muffins {The Leftovers Club} Chicken & Broccoli Pot Pie {SRC Reveal} Shrimp and Crab Gumbo Apple Cheddar Biscuits Tomato and Zucchini Gratin {Secret Recipe Club} Bella Braised Chicken Beef & Broccoli Rice Enchiladas

Sep 08
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Eggplant Parm Casserole

  Holy leftovers Batman! See these six containers above? This was after we ate 3-4 servings ourselves. So much food, and so delicious too. I bought a ton of eggplant at le Costco, so I had to think of many ways to make eggplant. It’s funny, but eggplant parm was not my first thought….but when it did come up, all… Continue reading

Sep 04
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Cookie Butter Banana Bread {Leftovers Club}

September is here, and work has started to get extra crazy (it’s always a little crazy). Fall travel season has started! I am currently in Knoxville, Tennessee, and my treats for my leftovers club partner were also the perfect travel snack. I made cookie butter banana bread, and this great recipe is from Girl Versus Dough. I was so happy… Continue reading

Sep 01
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Cinnamon Bun Cookie Bars {Secret Recipe Club}

This month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal really snuck up on me! I knew it was the first Monday of each month, but when the first Monday of the month is also Labor Day, and I don’t have to go into work, it throws me for a loop. Yesterday, I was watching some Sunday morning tv with my husband and jumped up… Continue reading

Aug 27
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BBQ Beef Brisket {Slow Cooker}

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. All opinions are 100% my own! Last Sunday was draft day, and it was a big day in our household. Draft day might be my hubby’s favorite day of… Continue reading

Aug 22
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Taco Stromboli

  I came home tonight with every intention of making mexican pizza. But when I started layering all the goodies on top of the piiza dough, I knew it would be a pizza disaster if I cooked it as a pizza– pick up one slice, and we’re toast. By toast, I mean mexican pizza toppings EVERYWHERE. What was I to… Continue reading

Aug 14
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Check Out Texas Pete CHA!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CHA! by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. So, I’ve jumped on the band wagon. I’m obsessed with sriracha I grew up in Buffalo, so I am not a novice to hot sauce. In fact, my brothers put hot sauce on EVERYTHING…and I mean everything, even mac and… Continue reading

Aug 13
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Simple Shrimp Skewers

I have an obsession with shrimp. At my cousin’s beautiful wedding last weekend, I stationed myself in from of the shrimp appetizers until my hubby had to take my arm and walk me away. I can’t help it- I love shrimp. You don’t need to season up shrimp too much (or at all), and it’s delicious. In the summer, shrimp… Continue reading

Aug 09
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Black Bean Quinoa

The best thing in the summer is a good side dish! Austin normally grills, so the sides are up to me! Sometimes, I find it hard to keep up the variety- but changing up the spices using really similar ingredients always helps! For this recipe, slightly adapted from 12 Tomatoes, I used cumin and chili powder…it reminded me of the very… Continue reading

Aug 07
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Spaghetti Parm {#CookbooksandCalphalon}

What made you fall in love with cooking?!? 15 other bloggers and me asked ourselves this question and decided to share favorite cookbokos and recipes. So maybe this is cheating a little, but there wasn’t one cookbook that was the be-all-end-all for me growing up. At least not a “professional” one. The trusty Betty Crocker cookbook was how I first… Continue reading

Aug 07
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Carrot Muffins {The Leftovers Club}

I went to the post office yesterday to drop off my package for the Leftovers Club– sending carrot muffins to Marissa at In My Yellow Cardigan. The postal worker asked if my package was perishable. Why yes it is, I said. He asked what it was. When I saw carrot muffins, his face lit up. And then he asked if… Continue reading