Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Lofethouse Sugar Cookies |

These Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are similar to those cookies that you buy at the know what I'm talking about? The soft, buttery, melt in your mouth cookies that stare at you all day? Yes, those ones. Oh my gosh I love these cookies so much. They are peeerfect for Valentine's Day - you have to make them. I've made these twice and they were devoured, and by devoured I mean totally gone, eat 2 at a time because you can't just have one, GONE. They are so soft and slightly chewy, and … [Read more...]

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos |

You are going to LOVE this twist on a traditional nacho recipe, Sloppy Joe Nachos are sweet, salty and slightly spicy. Tortilla chips are topped with sharp cheddar cheese, meaty sloppy joe's, a little tobasco sour cream, crunchy lettuce, spicy jalapeños and my favorite, bread and butter pickles! Well aren't these kind of fun? We absolutely love Sloppy Joe's in our house. I grew up eating Sloppy Joe's at my grandparents house in Sibley Iowa and continue that tradition today. I make them all … [Read more...]

Best Guacamole Recipe

The Best Guacamole Recipe |

This is the best recipe ever for Traditional Guacamole. It's got all the goodies like fresh tomatoes, cilantro, spicy red onion, tons of lime juice and a little salt and pepper to bring out the flavors. Add a little jalapeno for a kick and you have a simple, yet delicious appetizer dip for a partaaay or for Mexican night at home! Oh yes! It's also garnished with a little queso fresco...ya know...just because. Everyone needs a good guacamole recipe in their life. Am I right or am I right? I … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Dates |

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce are the perfect appetizer for any party. Sweet and chewy dates are wrapped in salty bacon and baked until crispy and caramelized. These are so good as is, but even better with roasted red pepper sauce. You gotta try these! Bacon wrapped dates are one of those restaurant appetizers. You know what I mean? If they're on a menu (which is kind of rare) then they are ordered and devoured. We order them at an amazing restaurant called Meson Sabika, … [Read more...]

20 Cupcake Recipes that are making me drool

20 cupcake recipes that are making me drool

I think cupcakes are so pretty. I love to browse all the different cupcake recipes on the internet and Pinterest and then dream about making them and eating them all. What do you dream about? Please say food. Or am I the only one? Anyway, here are 20 seriously amazing cupcakes, that at some point in my life, I am going to stuff my face with. Banana Cupcakes with Black Tea Cherry Frosting from With Food + Love Reese's Cupcakes from The First Year Malted Chocolate Fudge Stuffed … [Read more...]

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Honey Mustard Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Honey Mustard Slaw |

These slow cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos with Honey Mustard Slaw are deeelicious and a great weeknight or game day meal. Ya know...Super Bowl is in like 12 days! See? I told you I was going to share more slow cooker recipes with you! Well... I have to admit.... that I have already shared a few slow cooked pork recipes, and this one is pretty much the same... Buuuuuut it's a totally different meal! So there you have it. One recipe for pork can turn into several different meals like these … [Read more...]

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad |

A healthy mix of chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers all tossed in a lemon dill dressing then topped with, but of course, feta cheese! So I am now staying at home with Miss Raya Mae and often find myself snacking randomly throughout the day. You other mama's agree? Of course, we're busy, trying to get things done around the house while taking care of our kid(s) so we hardly ever have time to just sit and eat. It helped with the baby weight so I guess there's some good out of … [Read more...]

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Smoothie |

This blueberry Almond Smoothie is only 4 ingredients (yes, 4!) and blends into a smooth, creamy and healthy morning treat. So who is on a health kick? I know I am. Vin and I spent 5 days in Cabo San Lucas for one of my best friend's weddings (Congrats again Ali and Taylor!) where we indulged in seafood, quesadillas and one too many beers. It was wonderful, but we knew when we got back home, it was time to buckle down and get into a healthy routine again. Side note...if you haven't been to … [Read more...]

Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole

Meat Lover Pizza Casserole |

This post is sponsored by Prego®. All opinions are my own. Where does the time go? I wake up at 6 a.m. and it's 5 p.m. before I know it! Does that happen to you too? Maybe it's the 3-month-old baby... For those of us with kiddos or those of with busy jobs, the days go by way too fast, and they don't always leave us much time to prepare home cooked meals. So today I am sharing a family friendly meal that is ready in about 30 minutes, maybe even less if you're very fast! There are so … [Read more...]

Pulled Pork Sliders with Garlic Aioli

Barbecue Pork Sliders with Garlic Aioli |

Happy New Year's Eve! What should we celebrate with? Barbecue Pork Slides with GARLIC Aioli?!?! It's a slow cooker recipe, they're sweet and spicy, they're garlicky, and well, they're just darn good. So...I know it's New Year's Eve and New Year's means eating healthier - it's the most popular New Year's resolution and I totally get it. I'm jumping on the "going to exercise 3-5 times a week" New Year's resolution. I seriously feel my bones hurt and I'm not even 30 yet, and I have … [Read more...]

Garlic Bacon Cheese Dip

Garlic Bacon Cheese Dip |

Who wants some Garlic BACON cheese dip? I totally thought you did. I made this dip for YOU and well, for Vin and me - totally should have made this on a weekend so our poor belly's didn't have to eat this all alone. Ehh they're fine. I mean does this dip not look insanely fall of the chair delicious? What's not to love? Cream cheese, sour cream, GARLIC, BACON, Mozz and Parm cheese, a little green onion and a few seasonings. It's the garlic and the bacon though...that make … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies |

It's the annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Day! What does that mean? It means that food bloggers have come together to create a delicious cookie recipe, send them out to three other food bloggers to enjoy, while raising money for children with Cancer. How amazing right? Today I am sharing a recipe for Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies. It's a simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies, buuuuut I added a whole bag of toffee bits to them. Ya know, to give them a little extra crunch and caramel … [Read more...]