Soft Buttery Pretzel Twists

Soft pretzels are the jam!  When ever I go shopping at the mall {more often than the husband prefers} I hit up the pretzel joint Aunt Annie’s {who doesn’t}.  You couldn’t control me with my choices {shoot I can’t even control myself}.  And the decisions!  I cannot make them.  There are too many tasty options…

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares

When 24 hours in a day just doesn’t seem like enough {can I get an amen}, but that sweet tooth of yours is tugging at you relentlessly, then this simple recipe is your dream come true!  No fuss, no baking, no problem, I mean can it get any better than that {no, no it can…

One Pot Turkey Chili Recipe, Full Flavor & Simple

It is funny, coming from Arizona, we eat a lot of chili because it is spicy and bold.  Living in Oregon, we eat a lot of chili because it is cold here and the dish is very comforting and warming.  I am not sure if I have decided which way I like my chili more,…

Effortless Basil Almond Pesto

Roses are red, pesto is green, isn’t this the most delicious pesto you have ever seen?  Don’t worry, I won’t be quitting my day job to become a poet.  But for real, doesn’t this pesto look delightful?  It is!  And so easy. Summertime exudes fresh and green.  Flowers and herbs.  And for me, it is…

Rosemary Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes

I don’t know what it is about potatoes, but I eat them… a lot.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Think about it!  You have hash browns, french fries, and hasselbacks.  That is naming 3 of an endless amount of these starchy love bombs. The one I guess you could say “issue” with potatoes, is the lack of…

Easy Peasy, But So So Yummy, Dark Chocolate Truffles

Life is busy!  Some days I am astonished I made it through alive.  So much to do, so little time.  One thing I feel like I need to make time for is treats.  Not always bad treats, really. Eating healthy treats is important, but with all this hard work in life, especially as a mom,…

Arizona Wraps… Calienté!

Spicy… that is the word of the day.  But not so spicy it hurts.  I am not a fan of that.  I can nosh some pretty hot foods, but if they lack flavor, then it is just a festival of pain.  I will pass. Coming from Arizona, I have a desire for salsas and all…

Vanilla Bean Creamer.

As you saw in my Perfect Cold Brew Coffee post, I was talking about this delicious Vanilla Bean Creamer recipe.  Of course you do not need vanilla beans, you can always use vanilla extract, but if you can, go get vanilla beans!  Every home should have them. If you are a lover of cream then…

The Perfect Cold Brew Coffee.

I wouldn’t say I have a problem.  I just really really REALLY love coffee.  Different varieties from different countries.  The depth of flavor and warm aroma.  I look forward to the morning when I wake up and smell the fresh brew and imagine how delightful it will be when it touches my lips.  See, I…

Crunchy “WOW” Tater Tots

I will eat tater tots pretty much any time of day and with any meal.  It doesn’t need to make sense, I just need to eat them.  As much as I love them, the one thing I do not love is the frozen taste.  I want a potato taste!  I want that fried starchy crunch…

Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips.

I am going to admit this, but be gentle with how you feel about me afterwards.  I have never been a huge banana bread fan.  Now wait!  Don’t gasp and walk away, let me explain!  Growing up, it just wasn’t around a lot, it wasn’t a staple in our house (apartment) and I didn’t really…

The Perfect Pancake Recipe.

I am big on traditions, even the smallest and easiest ones.  The whole point in my mind is to create memories!  Ever since I became a mom (to a pretty amazing boy if I might add) it has been very important to me to have special moments that he can store away in his memories…