Chocolate Cream Pie

This simple Chocolate Cream Pie has a decadent chocolate filling, perfect Oreo crust and a homemade whipped cream top! The perfect anytime dessert!

This simple Chocolate Cream Pie has a decadent chocolate filling, perfect Oreo crust and a homemade whipped cream top! The perfect anytime dessert!

Does it get any better than Chocolate Cream Pie?  I don’t know that it does!  Now when I say Chocolate Cream Pie if you are thinking of instant pudding you need to back that truck up and start again.

I’m talking real chocolate and eggs and milk on amazing cookie crust all smoothed in home made whipped cream!  Are […]

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How to Make a Smashburger

We love to make these incredible Smashburgers with crispy edges and decadent flavor at home. They are quick and delicious for dinner or a party!

We love to make these incredible Smashburgers with crispy edges and decadent flavor. They are quick and delicious for dinner or a party! 

I’m a burger girl.  I love ’em – always have, always will.  I remember one trip in college where a friend and I explored part of Northern California for a long weekend and I ate a burger at almost every restaurant we went to.  (The Italian place we tried didn’t have a burger on the menu.)

I’ve had a […]

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Baked Beans with a Kick

Sweet and Spicy, these Baked Beans are full of flavor and covered with bacon. Friends have called these the best baked beans they have ever had!

Sweet and Spicy, these Baked Beans are full of flavor and covered with bacon.  Friends have called these the best baked beans they have ever had!

Summer is here!  It is time for grilling and of course all the amazing side dishes that go along with a good cookout!  I was slow to understand the allure of baked beans because I didn’t grow up with them but my husband absolutely loves them.

This year I set out to make him the perfect […]

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Salted Caramel Marshmallow Treat Bars

We are in love with these gooey Salted Caramel Marshmallow Treat Bars. Chocolate, pretzels, Chex, butterscotch chips,- how could you not these easy treats?

We are in love with these gooey Salted Caramel Marshmallow Treat Bars.  Chocolate, pretzels, Chex, butterscotch chips,- how could you not these easy treats?

Just looking at these pictures again makes my mouth water.  These treat bars were just so perfect!

Salty caramel sauce and pretzels.  Two kinds of chocolate.  Butter.  Marshmallows.  And let us not be remiss and forget to mention the butterscotch chips!

I enjoy a good rice crispy treat as much as the next person but my absolute favorite ones […]

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Baked Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

This Baked Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze is fancy enough for a party but simple enough for a weeknight dinner. Start to finish it takes less than 30 minutes and the seasonings are amazing! Check out my salmon buying tips to pick the perfect fish!

This Baked Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze is fancy enough for a party but simple enough for a weeknight dinner. Start to finish it takes less than 30 minutes and the seasonings are amazing! Check out my salmon buying tips to pick the perfect fish!

I never thought I liked salmon until somebody made it right! Then I was hooked!  I’ve been baking salmon ever since.

My secrets for great salmon are buying a good wild caught fish, using the right combination […]

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a beautiful and simple dessert that will always steal the dinnertime show.

This Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a beautiful and simple dessert that will always steal the dinnertime show. 

Full Disclosure:  Albertsons provided our dinner and compensated me for developing this recipe with their products.  That being said I have been an Albertsons shopper since I was a little girl and shop there on a regular basis.  My promise to you is that I will only promote products and companies I love and use in my home.

Life has been busy.  Very […]

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Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

This patriotic fruit salad is full of our favorite berries and thick homemade whipped cream. It is the perfect treat for a BBQ, picnic, or brunch.

This patriotic fruit salad is full of our favorite berries and thick homemade whipped cream. It is the perfect treat for a BBQ, picnic, or brunch.

In case you missed the memo May is here with beautiful weather and lots of wonderful opportunities for great food!  Memorial Day Weekend is just a few weeks away followed by all the summer BBQ parties and of course 4th of July weekend!

I love to make this easy fruit salad because it looks like I […]

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde is the perfect compliment to all your favorite Mexican dishes. This bright, flavorful salsa is great with chips, quesadillas and even eggs.

Salsa Verde is the perfect complement   to all your favorite Mexican dishes. This bright, flavorful salsa is great with chips, quesadillas and even eggs. 

Cinco De Mayo is one of the best times of the year to indulge in my passion for Mexican Food non-stop!  Seriously, if I was stuck on an island and had to pick one thing to eat for the rest of my life I would be conflicted between steak, hamburgers, pizza and Mexican Food.  Can you […]

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Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade is a creamy, smooth refreshing lime drink native to Brazil. This version is just like the one Tucanos Brazilian Grill makes!

Brazilian Lemonade is a creamy, smooth, refreshing lime drink native to Brazil.  This version is just like the one Tucanos Brazilian Grill makes!

In honor of my 33rd birthday tomorrow I’m sharing one of my favorite drink recipes!  Consider it my birthday gift to each and every one of you.  I know that sounds a bit backwards but I always thought it would be lovely to be able to give gifts on your birthday instead of receiving them!

Brazilian Lemonade sounds backwards […]

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Summertime White Sangria

This white sangria is the perfect sweet, fruity, wine drink to serve at a BBQ or cool off with all summer long. I can never decide if the best part is the drink itself or munching on the delicious wine soaked fruit after!

This white sangria is the perfect sweet, fruity, wine drink to serve at a BBQ or cool off with all summer long.  I can never decide if the best part is the drink itself or munching on the delicious wine soaked fruit after!

I was 19 when I fell in love with sangria.  It was springtime and I lived in the north of Spain.  For a 19 year old girl, anything can seem magic and romantic and even more so for […]

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