Egg Salad Sandwich on The Yellow Brick Road

 Have you traveled yet to watch the new movie, Oz The Great And Powerful? Remember watching as a child,  how Dorothy travels the path of The Yellow Brick Road to get to the Emerald City? Ah, good times!  Well, recently dragging taking the boys to go out for family night and enjoying the new movie... got my mind thinking.  I originally planned on making a cinnamon swirl bread the next day.  But, decided to take a detour and swirl the bread with a golden ribbon of dough instead! I relied on ... read more

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

When you've had a slice of your favorite cheesecake, don't you just want to have another? These little Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are just the perfect size!  And having them dipped in white chocolate is even an extra treat! The only ingredients you need for this recipe is your favorite cheesecake and 8 ounces of white chocolate. You can make your own cheesecake from scratch...which I love to do!  But, today I needed my cheesecake fix right away! Use a small cookie scoop.  And start ... read more

Lazy Sundays {Haircut}

 If you haven't already heard of Locks of Love, it's a public non-profit organization where we can donate hair.  It is for the ages of 21 and younger.  Locks of Love looks for the highest quality of hair.  Then they are able to give the hair prostheses free of charge to the children. This gives the children a sense of  self confidence, suffering from long-term medical hair loss.  We all know that kids tease.  And it can help restore some of the normalcy to their everyday lives that most of ... read more

Pulled Pork Philly

Have you cooked a big pork roast and ended up with some for leftovers?  And, then just didn't know what to do with it?   You can create the Pulled Pork Philly (ta-da!) with your already cooked pork roast. You could even put it inside a warm tortilla, or on a slice of toasted baguette.  I've even made this dish for the whole neighborhood party as sliders...on tiny sized buns! The pork is combined with crispy bacon, red peppers, red and spring onions and 4 different cheeses to melt into the best ... read more

Liebster Award

Recently I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Linda at Night Owl Corner!  I would like to thank her for nominating me and encourage you to visit her blog! Liebster Award is used to highlight smaller, lesser known blogs, blogs that have less than 200 followers.  Liebster (the word means kindest, dearest, beloved, cute, endearing in German) is an award that you accept with an intention of paying it forward. After being nominated for this award, the nominee has to: *Acknowledge the ... read more

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

Don't you just love a pasta salad that is chuck full of ingredients... instead of JUST pasta? This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad is filled with pieces of salami and crunchy vegies.  But we can't forget about the cheese.  It's sprinkles with fresh Parmesan!  This salad is perfect to bring with you for gatherings this summer.  I mean, look how colorful and fun this salad is!  It's super easy to put together. I love using the bow tie pasta (made with carrots and squash).  Full of flavor and it ... read more

Favorite Things Friday

Have you ever tried a beauty product that truly works?  And, you want to run and tell your BFF right away?! Well, I'm going to share with you, my friends, some beauty things that I LOVE and use on a regular basis. 1.  Since summer is right around the corner, time to get out the summer clothes!  And, show off your already tan bod! I love using Hempz Touch of Summer  (Tanning Lotion) as a moisturizer every day.  The whole tube lasted me for 3 weeks!  (That's using it on my whole body.) ... read more

Buttermilk Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

I'm sure after indulging in all the chocolate candy eggs this past week, I know you're ready for some cake!  But not just any cake...pound cake made with buttermilk!  And, with whipped cream cheese glaze poured on top! I don't think I need to convince you of how intensely moist this is...because the buttermilk explains it all!  Baking with buttermilk is like magic.  I love it! You'll be amazed at how simple you can make this fancy, dancy Buttermilk Pound Cake from ... read more

Baked Parmesan Fries

 That's right, these babies are BAKED! Crispy red potatoes coated with Parmesan.  Soft and tender in the middle.  These potatoes are a fast fix for a side dish.  They only take a few minutes to prepare.  Then pop into the oven and forget about them for about 30 minutes!  If you're a "sauce-y" kind of person, like I am...pair these up with your favorite sauce! To start these easy Parmesan fries... First, scrub 6 medium size red potatoes.  Leave the skins on, but trim the damaged areas. ... read more

Puff Pastry Cinna-Swirls

Ever had the need to want a cinnamon roll right NOW...but then you realize you don't really have the time to start the dough?  I love making cinnamon rolls from scratch!  But, here's a faster way to make a swirly cinnamon treat!  AND make your friends and family think that you've been in the kitchen all afternoon! I'm giving credit to my hubs, Justin...he came up with the name Cinna-Swirls.  Justin doesn't really care for sweets.  But when these were pulled out of the oven-- he already ... read more

Peanut Butter Buttermilk Pancakes

I know...I'm obsessed with Peanut Butter!  Have you ever had it on, with or even inside pancakes? When I make these buttermilk pancakes, I fill them with the intensity of creamy peanut butter! Another big ingredient in these pancakes is buttermilk.  It's what makes them so moist and seriously FLUFFY! As you already know, I make the Buttermilk Pancakes all the time-- almost daily.  And my husband is always lathering peanut butter and syrup on them.  So I thought why not fill the batter with ... read more

Skillet Breakfast Burritos

Skillet Breakfast Burritos are packed with protein and dairy to start your day off right!  It's all made with country sausage, pieces of bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, diced crispy potatoes and then topped with cheese.   All put together in a hot skillet.   And when the cheese is all melted, it's ready to wrap into a soft, warm flour tortilla. This is the perfect breakfast to take out the door with you in the mornings.  You can even make some extra burritos and freeze them individually with ... read more