Buttery Bread Sticks

This is another version of our breadsticks, the same basic recipe just a little bit different. I love those recipes that can work in different ways. If you like cheese and garlic then you should check out the Cheesy Garlic Sticks. Or see the Cinnamon Dippers for a sweet version. Continue reading “Buttery Bread Sticks”

Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

This is a new take on an old recipe that I’ve had. The kids (and myself) love breadsticks. I especially love the Cheesy Bread from Hungry Howies. This may not be quite as good but my kids don’t complain and neither do I as it is much easier than driving 20-30 minutes one way for an order.

My mouth is watering just typing in this recipe. Continue reading “Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks”

Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta

This is a super delicious dish that I love to make. Sometimes I will sprinkle little extra pepper flakes on mine but I try to keep it fairly mild for the kids.

I serve this over pasta, usually a thin spaghetti or angel hair, and with a salad on the side. Whatever your favorite pasta is would be fine though. Continue reading “Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta”

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

This is not the most authentic enchilada recipe but my kids really enjoy these. Pair it with a salad or rice and beans to make a complete meal. Continue reading “Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas”

Lazy Dazy Cookie Cake

I have no idea where I got this recipe from but it was probably a FB share. I think I have changed it a little bit since I originally found it. This is a pretty simple recipe for the kids to help with also.  Continue reading “Lazy Dazy Cookie Cake”

Black Bean Soup

Beans are usually fairly cheap and we like to eat them so I try to include them every week or every other week. The leftovers can be used up during the week for a variety of other things or they can be frozen for later.

You can cook them pretty much like Pintos but sometimes I like to add a few extras to them. Continue reading “Black Bean Soup”

Easy Apple Dumplings

These are definitely not super healthy but they are pretty easy to make. They are also a special treat we enjoy from time to time. I’d say you could probably exchange the apples for other fruits as well. Continue reading “Easy Apple Dumplings”

Chicken Pillows

This is a recipe that I have adapted from the Real Mom Cookbook. I love mushrooms and I love these. I usually saute the rest of the mushrooms from the pack and serve them with dinner. You could probably use canned mushrooms but I prefer to buy fresh ones.

The original recipe also has a sauce that goes with it but my kids don’t like the sauce and prefer to eat with their hands whenever they can. These are also great to make for parties or get-togethers. Continue reading “Chicken Pillows”


I was getting so many recipes on the ‘Cakes’ page I decided to make a separate page for the icings and such! Continue reading “Icings”

Pull-Apart Cakes (Cupcake Cakes)

Lately, I have been making pull-apart cakes for birthdays. They are so much easier to serve and so much fun. They can also be a little bit of a challenge to design. Below are some of the cake designs we have attempted so far. Continue reading “Pull-Apart Cakes (Cupcake Cakes)”

Sunflower Pull-Apart Cake

This was the cake I made for Caitlyn’s 10th birthday party. It was a rough day with tornado watches/warnings, lots of wind, and power outages. We needed a little something to brighten our day when the weather was so gloomy. Continue reading “Sunflower Pull-Apart Cake”

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

I found this recipe a while back but I don’t remember where. I needed to come up with ideas for the blueberries that I had frozen. My kids love this and I normally have to double the recipe to make 2 loaves so everyone can have enough. Continue reading “Blueberry Oatmeal Bread”