Easy Rice and Orzo Pilaf

I have been wanting to share this recipe for a while now because it is one I make quite often. This is a perfect side dish that will go with chicken, fish or pork. Using brown rice and whole wheat pasta makes this healthy too! It has been a busy week around here and I…

Instapot or Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

Do you have an instapot? Do you enjoy using it? What about the slow cooker? Is the slow cooker your go to for busy nights? ┬áIf you do this recipe is for you! I have only recently started using an instapot and most recipes I have tried have honestly not been all that great, but…

Best of 2017

This past year I have shared many recipes, but today I want to highlight the ones that got the most views and some ones that I love that seem to have been forgotten. I have great plans and ideas for recipes to share ( I cook dinner every night like most of you ) and…

Mexican Hot Cocoa

This delicious cocoa is sure to warm your heart this winter! It is not overly sweet and the chili powder infused cocoa warms you from the inside out. Top it with marshmallows or whip cream and snuggle under a warm quilt to wait out the winter. Last week I was busy making cookies for friends…

Best and Easier Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Holiday Twist

I have been wanting to share this recipe for a while now because it has become my go to chocolate chip recipe! I have a whole wheat chocolate chip recipe on my blog that I love and it requires softened butter a chill time to make the cookies perfect, but not this one. If you…

Honey-Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It was busy around here with family visiting and cooking and getting everything ready for the big feast. With all the crazy moments and recipe fails ( yes I tried many new recipes and most of them are not worth making again ) it has been a…

Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are moist and delicious. They are the perfect addition to a breakfast and a snack for little hands. This muffin recipe I am sharing today is a family favorite! I have made these several times in the last couple of weeks ( ever since a sweet friend brought some over to us…

Skillet Creamy Bow-Tie Alfredo

Do you have any go- to meals that you cook when you did not plan anything or do not have much time and know your family will eat? I am all for trying new recipes, but sometimes some tried and true family favorites are what is needed. This is that meal for us. I always…

Make Ahead Cream Scones

I believe that every one should have a good and reliable scone recipe. This recipe is it. I have been stashing these in my freezer for a year or two now and knew I needed to share the recipe. I preferably like this one because it can be made ahead, frozen and then baked with…

One- Bowl Oatmeal Muffins

These muffins are the best ever! I have always enjoyed a good muffin, but these are better. These muffins have a reaction. Either a sigh or a pause and then a word about how they are just delicious. If you try these I am sure you will agree. You will find yourself making these on…