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Apr 07

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

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Mar 14

Tuscan Chicken & Veggies Soup

I made another recipe that I pinned—-hooray! That’s one down, a million more pinned recipes to go I feel accomplished that I can move the pin from must-make to have-made. Do you have issues with pinning way too many things too?!?   The recipe that made the cut from my computer screen to the kitchen table was Tuscan Chicken &… Continue reading

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Feb 21

Buffalo Quinoa Chicken Salad

Growing up, my brothers drenched everything in hot sauce. I didn’t eat anything with hot sauce for years and years because the smell of hot sauce wasn’t incredibly appealing to me. And I grew up in Buffalo, NY– typing that last line almost feels like blasphemy. It’s okay though, I am a hot sauce fan now, especially Frank’s and hot… Continue reading

Zuppa Toscana -- Food Ramblings
Feb 07

Zuppa Toscana {Olive Garden Copycat}

The Olive Garden is one of my favorite places! I don’t know there often, but when I do, I devour the unlimited salad, breadsticks, and the zuppa toscana soup. Yum! Spicy, hearty, and delicious.   I used five or six different recipes to create mine, and my version tastes so close to the original, but I feel like it’s a… Continue reading

quinoa spinach mac and cheese -- food ramblings
Jan 27

Quinoa Spinach Mac & Cheese

I love quinoa. I love spinach. I love cheese, lots of cheese. This is why this recipe from Bakeaholic Mama through Tasty Kitchen is perfection. I could lick the plate clean, and I did, in fact, lick the plate clean. And then I went for seconds! The hubby also loved it– it really was such an easy dish to make and… Continue reading

Potato Chowder -- Food Ramblings
Jan 22

Potato Chowder {Slow Cooker}

SNOW DAY! Well, we have at least a half day off for snow– woo hoo! You would think that I would cook a full meal while home for part of the day, but nope– the days I am at home, I love to use my slow cooker! I need a slow cooker that turns the timer off and switches it… Continue reading

Baked Bloomin' Onion -- Food Ramblings
Jan 13

Bloomin’ Onion {Tasty Bites for the Big Game}

Are you ready for the big game?? AKA Superbowl Sunday. We might not know what teams are playing, but it is never too early to think about what you will serve if you’re having people over for the big game! Austin and I love Outback Steakhouse, and we go all the time. Our family is awesome with gifts for the… Continue reading

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Jan 07

Beef & Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Guess who’s having a baby?!? If you guess me, the answer is NO! We are not ready for that yet. But… The AMAZING Ruthy from Omeletta is the having a BABY– yay! I’ve gotten to know Ruthy over the past couple months through the Leftovers Club, and I drool over her goodies each month. Just last month, she made these delectable… Continue reading

Stuffed Pepper Soup -- Food Ramblings
Dec 17

Stuffed Pepper Soup

I FINALLY made something that I pinned! Who would have thought? Do you have that problem too? Pin EVERYTHING and make nothing? Well, I do…most of the time. And then I make something I pinned, and it is awesome. Lucky for me, this stuffed pepper soup isn’t a pinterest fail but an amazing recipe and meal! Delish. I adapted the… Continue reading

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Nov 25

Dirty Rice

It’s the last day of the cookbook giveaway, so let’s celebrate with another Southern Plate recipe– Dirty Rice. I used breakfast sausage, but you could also use ground beef or another type of seasoned sausage. I loved how flavorful this dish was from the meat and, of course, the Cajun seasoning. I didn’t estimate my rice portions very well, so… Continue reading