Mocha Marshmallow Pops

My Valentine-for-life is a funny bird. The man is macho. He loves football, guns, archery, digging ditches in our yard, playing screaming electric guitar, building things, winter camping, and going on speed hikes through the woods. He’s an unapologetic geek. True, he’s an engineer and that’s part of the package, but it’s way more than [Read On]

Cheesy Black Bean Chipotle Quinoa Fritters

Today in the second installment of Dude Food Week in the lead up to the”Big Game”, I am going to please both the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians with a recipe that is SERIOUSLY indulgent and utterly meat-free. Don’t even balk, meat eaters. My house full of carnivores inhaled these things. I promise you that if [Read On]

Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Meal

Can I see a show of hands for people who are absolutely mad for pierogies? I don’t see how there could be a much more perfect food: mashed potatoes and cheese (or maybe onions) wrapped up in a perfect pasta pocket. Seriously. Pierogies almost reduce my linguistic skills to guttural noises. Uhhhhnnnnnn. For years upon [Read On]

Coconut Lemon Cake

Is it wrong that I post two desserts in a row? Do you hate me? I can’t help it. I have a really good reason. Yesterday, my second born turned fourteen. His requested dessert was a nod to his southern daddy. He wanted a “coconut cake.” I decided immediately that he’d have the honest-to-goodness, big, [Read On]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Every now and then I go and cook myself out. I’m sure you know what I mean… when you’ve gone and cooked so much that you’re only equal to ordering out or tossing something in the microwave. Tell me I’m not the only one who does this. It’s at moments like this when I make [Read On]

Heath Bar Crunch Chex Mix {Sweet & Salty}

Chex mix is something I only allow myself to make between the day after Thanksgiving and the end of January. I can’t handle myself around it and eat myself to the point where I feel like a turtle stuck on its back. A happy turtle, but a little less capable of moving under my own [Read On]

Eggnog Chai Latte {+eggnog coffee latte recipe} | Make Ahead Mondays

  Update: I’ve received many emails this morning asking where I got the mug. I aim to please, so here ya go! It’s part of the Spring MugTails collection from Korin. Every so often I drink a cup of coffee because somewhere deep down inside I feel like I SHOULD like coffee and it’s a [Read On]

Jellied Cranberry Sauce {canned or refrigerated}

My almost 16 year old son (excuse me while I hyperventilate a bit over that one…) has -year after year- requested a giant Thanksgiving style feast on his birthday that falls about a week and a half before Thanksgiving. It’s his favourite meal of the year and he sees no reason to be confined to [Read On]