BEST EVER! Cheesy Chicken Enchilada

A couple of weeks ago I made some enchiladas that where to die for! I've found that I haven't quite got a handle on scaling the amount of food down and enchiladas the second day aren't as good so I [...]


12 Go-to Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

There is something about have breakfast for dinner that makes everyone come to the table ready to relax and ready to savor the food.  I think it has to do with the end of the day. At least in my [...]

Pizza Pool and Smores Party

Pizza, Pool and S’mores Party

What better way to end the summer than spending some time with some great girls, having pizza and eating decadent S'mores beside a pool!  THERE IS STILL SOME SUMMER LEFT, take my advice HAVE SOME FRIENDS OVER AND S'MORE IT [...]


5 Tips for Planning a Super Bowl Party: Spotlight on Quinn!

Hello dear readers! Please welcome my guest poster, Quinn McAdams! Quinn is a self-proclaimed health enthusiast. She loves spending time with her husband and two boys. When she's not driving her boys from sports practice to sports practice, she enjoys a [...]


Budget Eating: Filling Your Pockets and Stomach

A lot of us have goals for better eating, lose weight and stay within a budget. I loved this graphic as a reminder of budgetary parameters to stay within for each meal - and then it has recommended meals! Statistics [...]


How to Paint a Pancake

Painting, creating, sewing is a passion, one that I freely share and encourage in everyone.  It drives me nuts when someone says "I can't"...the truth is, if you have a desire to do something, then do it and then YOU [...]

Spicy Crockpot Jambalaya by GrinningLikeAnIdiot--2

Spicy Crockpot Jambalaya with Bacon!

Jambalaya is a dish best served spicy and warm over a bed of rice - did I mention spicy?  Ben and I LOVE spicy foods, but our kids like not-so-spicy foods so we often keep Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning close [...]


Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls

I know the  stores began getting ready for Christmas back in August, but when it is 80/90 degrees outside, it is really hard to start thinking about Christmas.  But now, the weather has turned, the leaves have fallen, and the [...]

Crockpot Chili by Grinninglikeanidiot.com-

Hearty Crockpot Chili

For me, I know it's Fall whenever the boots come out and I have this overwhelming urge to make Chili and what makes it even more interesting, is that everyone else seems to get the same idea!  We shop at [...]

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KRAFT Fresh Take – Giveaway

I'm always looking for fast, easy recipes and nifty tools to give me more time to do more with my time. So, I was super excited when the folks from KRAFT reached out to me to “Explore the Unexpected with [...]

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Brown Butter Ravioli with Chicken, Bacon and Sage

My friend Amanda, from KevinandAmanda.com, put together a recipe for "Brown Butter Ravioli with Rotisserie Chicken, Toasted Walnuts and Crispy Sage".   I've made it several times, each time I do a bit something different: this time I doubled the [...]


Reeses Peanut Butter Icebox Pie

A while ago I made the Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Pie, it was delicious!  I took the same recipe, removed the bananas and added crushed Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.  Talk about divine!!! Here are my little helpers (I let them [...]