I know what you are thinking.
How can cinnamon rolls possibly turn into a casserole? Up until recently, I have never heard of such a thing. I found this recipe on Pinterest and pinned it mostly out of curiosity. I decided to make it because, well, it just looked to darn good to pass up.
Before you even say a word....
Yes...it requires a can of *gas
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Mother's Day is coming up soon!
Tate's Bake Shop is hosting a giveaway just for the readers of their favorite blogs.
I have been partnering with Tate's for a few years now and I have to tell y'all, their treats are AWESOME!
I think it's time that I share an appetizer on the blog.
This recipe is one that I recently came across while grazing through my lovely collection of 'to try' recipes.
It originally calls for refrigerated canned biscuits.
However, upon making it, I found out that my batch expired so I used my popular two ingredient biscuit recipe instead (click HERE to
Biscuits, cheese, and bacon.....
What do you get when you combine them all?? You get the dish up above ;)
On the weekends, I am always experimenting with different breakfast recipes. This one is no exception.
I snatched it off of Pinterest and I must say, I'm so glad I did!
It's so simple to make!!
Fry the bacon (or microwave it...whichev
Homemade Mac and Cheese!
I cannot tell y'all how many recipes for this I have tried in the last 12 years of my marriage. Husband Man really never had a preference for it. It was more myself who wanted to learn how to make it.
My children love the box kind...and really...who doesn't? However, I knew if I was able to find a recipe tha
These muffins have been on our menu for weeks now.
I finally broke down and made them this weekend.
They were ridiculously tasty and off the charts awesome! The bright, citrus-y, lemon-y appearance and flavor were the perfect combinations to usher in spring's arrival.
It calls for half a cup of buttermilk and we all know that absolutely any treat tha
What else can I say about these sliders?
These are the result of another fearless attempt at using up left over food. I think I need to make a section on the blog specifically for left over recipes :)
We had some cold cuts, cheese, and hamburger buns just sitting in the kitchen waiting for their time to expire. A normal person would just throw all that toge
This dish was a result of yet, another attempt to get rid of left over food.
I will always remember this recipe as one of the final meals I discovered and made before we made the big move from Louisiana to New Mexico. It was listed on our last menu in the Cajun state. Truth be known, I wanted to blog about it the same day I made it, however, taking pictures of
This recipe is what happens when you take a bunch of left overs and put them all together.
You have your tortillas, your fruit, and your icecream...all of which has a tendency to linger in our house for a long time. My kids go through phases with their food. One minute they are begging me to purchase tortillas for quesidillas and burritos...the next minute, they do
Easter is just around the corner y'all.
If you're stumped on what to make for your Easter gathering, have no fear!
I have taken the liberty of compiling a few recipes from the blog to aide in your preparation for this lovely holiday. Some are desserts...ok, who am I kidding?? Most of them are desserts.
But I have thrown in a few side dishes for measure
Last weekend, we celebrated Eli's 5th birthday!
I can't believe my baby boy is 5 years old. It seems like only yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital.
We opted out of throwing a birthday party for him this year and decided, instead, to take him to the Albuquerque Zoo, which has been on our to-do list since our arrival here.
Psssst.....guess what? I'm back!
I hope y'all have enjoyed the long list of guest bloggers in the last few weeks. They all have done a wonderful job in helping me out this past month while my family and I have relocated to a different state. I am forever grateful to them ;)
The family and I have been doing as well as to be expected.
I hope y'all are enjoying the array of guest posters on the blog!
I can't believe it's been a month already since we have moved to New Mexico ;)
I will be returning to the blog this week ;)
In the meantime....I'd like to introduce you to our last guest blogger....
Meet Cindy...from the blog, Hun...What's For Dinner?
Cindy and I met through Facebook
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
We are getting settled in over here in cozy little New Mexico and are loving it :)
I will be returning soon to the blog, but in the meantime, hope you enjoy the rest of the food bloggers that have been filling in while I'm away :)
Our next blogger is Kristi from Kristi's Recipe Box.
Hello all :)
We are still doing guest posting over here on the blog while the family and I are settling in our new home in New Mexico.
I would like to introduce our next guest poster, Melissa...from the blog, Served Up With Love. I love Melissa's recipes because they are quite similar to mine...easy, down home, and comforting :)
Take it away girl!
A few weeks ago, the family and I made our first ever PCS move in 10 years.
Our bags and house were packed up....
(yes, this is a picture of our packed up kitchen)
....and tearful good-byes were said....
(my daughter...saying good-bye to her Girl Scout Troop)
....as we headed out of the state we have called home for over a decade.
The road trip w
For those who don't know, my family is in the process of moving right now and I have called upon a wonderful group of food bloggers to stand in for me as we make this life changing transition. I've been so blessed to have the most supportive group of bloggers a girl can ask for. They literally are the best!
This next blogger is one that I have known for a while. Her blog is
Happy Monday everyone!
I hope y'all are enjoying this lovely group of guest posters so far :)
We are still getting settled over here in New Mexico and are having a wonderful time exploring the area and our surroundings. Enough about that though....
This next guest poster is a true foodie friend of mine. We met via Facebook a few years back. She was new to the food
For everyone who does not know, I have been taking a little hiatus from the blog due to a PCS move that we are having to do. I have rounded up an awesome group of fellow foodies to share some of their favorite recipes with y'all while I am away.
Our next blogger comes from the southern state of Georgia. Her name is Sarah and I immediately fell in love with her blog the
Hello all :)
Since the fam and I will be in transit for the next month or so, I am taking a break from blogging. I have lined up some wonderful food bloggers to fill in for me while I am away. I hope you enjoy them.
The first blogger to grace us with her presence is Nicole from the blog, Three .
Valentine's Day is just a week away! Are you still stumped on what to do or make or get for that special someone in your life? Well, I have compiled a few ideas to make your Valentine's Day the sweetest you've ever had :)
(All of these recipes/ideas can be found on the blog)
1. Heart Shaped Buttermilk Pancakes
~This is the recipe we use all the t
I am not posting any recipes from here on out until March. Instead I want to write about some things that have been on my mind for a very, very, very, long time.
As most of you know, my family and I are about to embark on a relocation journey to another state. A state that is completely different then where we are at now.
For the past 10 years, we have called Louisiana
Mardi Gras is coming up soon! Down here in Louisiana, we have been celebrating for a few weeks now. Over the years, I have tried my hand at making some of Louisiana's infamous dishes and have posted it on the blog. If you are on our Facebook and Twitter pages, then you have seen these recipes already. However, for my RSS, e-mail subscribers, and other readers, I hav
Yes today is Monday. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. This is not a slow cooker recipe.
Due to our big move coming up (read here to catch up), I needed a recipe that was not only super quick to make, but also one that required little ingredients.
I have made this dish before after seeing it over at Tina's blog (Mommy's Kitchen) and figured I'd share it
Biscuits, biscuits, biscuits.
I can't think of a better way to start a day off or to end the day.
Husband Man's grandmother made some awesome biscuits....supposedly. I never had the chance to meet her so I've never tasted them. However, him and I have been married 11 years and within that time, this was all he would talk about when I would serve biscuits
I am so happy to announce that I have made another slow cooker breakfast that the family has enjoyed!
This recipe has everything you need to get your mornings started. You have your eggs for protein, your cheeses for dairy, and your spices to kick up it a notch.
Perhaps the most important ingredient, however, are these bad boys below.....
It's been a while since I've posted a recipe that wasn't slow cooker related. Rest assure, this recipe definitely does not require the use of your crock pot or any other nifty kitchen gadget that is gracing your kitchen counter at the moment.
My mother was known to make crepes on occasion while we were growing up. This is her recipe.
I came across it a fe
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, in a few more weeks to be exact.
Cupid hit my family's heart, as well as mine, with these chocolate-y treats. Y'all are not going to believe how easy these were to make. Really. You're not. You also aren't going to believe how many ingredients it took to make them.
I know, I know....at first glance, they d
Not only do I own and operate this blog, I also am a part time free-lance writer for various publications and websites. It's a dream of mine that is finally coming true after all these years.
Below is an archived list of all of my published articles:
Red River Moms Magazine
Cooking With Libby Column
(April 2011-to present)
Military Spouse Magazine Online
How many of you love bread pudding?
Our family does to an extent. The kids may eat it if it's topped with ice cream. Husband Man however, isn't a big fan. In fact, I'm actually the only one who will eat it.
Slow Cooker Monday needed more breakfast dishes so I searched and searched for recipes on the web and came across this one from Better Home
I have had this recipe in my collection for years and made it for the second time this weekend, adjusting a few of the ingredients.
Normally I make lasagna the old fashioned way in the oven. This is Slow Cooker Monday though and since this recipe is just super awesome~quoting my daughter here, I decided to cook it this way instead.
This is a wonderful dish to
I've been on a soup kick for a while now (blaming the chilly weather on that) and I just had to make this dish over the weekend.
This recipe sprung from the pages of an Italian Slow Cooker cookbook that Husband Man purchased for me a while back. I am ashamed to admit that even though I received his gift two month ago, I am just now getting around to making some recipes
Thanksgiving is gone and old man winter seems to be knocking on the door.
This soup is the PERFECT thing to chase him away!
At first glance, it looks like a chowder. I'm here to reassure you that it isn't.
It's chocked full with celery, tomatoes, onions, and carrots. With basil, oregano, salt, and pepper thrown in for good measure.
Normally I try to keep the list of
About a month ago, I was contacted by the lovely folks over at Tate's Bake Shop to spread the word about their 'Baking for Friends Bake-Off.'
I am in LOVE with Tate's! I've been working with them on and off for a few years now (click HERE and HERE to see our past partnerships) and can pretty much guarantee that Kathleen King, the owner/operator of this love
This recipe is one that needs to be placed in your favorites file.
If you LOVE meat and potatoes, then you will absolutely enjoy this dish. I am not a meat and potatoes kind of gal. I am more of a carb fiend. However, this recipe may just be enough to convert me.
If you have a man in your life, he will absolutely love you for making this. &nb
(photo by Wikipideia)
This past Wednesday, Husband Man came home with some WONDERFUL news.
After 10 full years of living in Louisiana, the Air Force is FINALLY moving us over to New Mexico ;)
We are saying good-bye to the this highly humid state and hello to hopefully milder temperatures. I heard that it does snow over there...which will be a nice c
Halloween is almost here...and boy do I have a treat for y'all today!
If most of you haven't figured it out by now, I like to keep things super simple in the kitchen.
I try to keep the recipes on the blog (from ingredients to directions) to a minimum. Being a mother of two young children (one in elementary school and the other preschool) and also being in
Pizza!!! Our family LOVES the heck out of it!
I don't know if your family is like this, but ours seems to eat it at least twice a month...sometimes more then that, I am ashamed to admit. It just seems like the easiest and most versatile dinner to make (or purchase) at times. It's not the healthiest dinner to eat, however, sometimes a good ole' slice of
If you have been keeping up with the blog's Facebook Page, then you know I haven't been posting much lately. I've been kind of on a little "hiatus" so to speak for the last week.
My little brother and his fiancee' tied the knot this past weekend and guess who was the flower girl?
Yep...little miss Ava ;)
They also asked Husband Man to t
What do you get when you combine graham crackers, vanilla pudding, Cool Whip, and chocolate? You get this lovely dessert in the picture above.
Back when I was a working woman (outside the home), one of my co-workers came to a meeting toting this lovely dessert with her.
When she told me it was an Eclair Cake, the first thought that came to my mind was, "now how in t
Cinnamon, apples, and pecans. They all scream FALL!!
If you put these together and mix with some other ingredients, you will have one very fabulous meal just waiting to be gobbled up.
I haven't had any luck in the slow cooker department lately so I was skeptical at trying this recipe out for fear of failure.
However, this recipe caught my eye while surfi
Ever wonder what else you can do with all that zucchini just sitting in your fridge?? I have had this same question pop up time and time again this year.
Which is why when I came across this recipe a few weeks ago over on Pinterest, I had to try it!
I don't know about y'all, but we LOVE homemade fries over here. We highly prefer those any day over the pac
The second article has been published, click HERE to read and share ;)
I am taking a break from posting a recipe today to let y'all in on something big that just happened to me recently.
When I say big...I mean...big!
Military Spouse Magazine has been looking for Military Spo
It has been almost a month since I have posted on this blog.
Part of my absence had to do with family visiting, another part of it had to do with home renovations, and yet, another part of it had to do with recipes that have not worked out for me.
It just seemed that no matter which meal I picked to try, my slow cooker was determined to utter these words to
It's Monday y'all and you know what this means! Slow Cooker Monday is here...and this recipe definitely fits the bill.
This meal scared me at first glace, mainly because of the texture.
I am not a huge oatmeal consumer, so I am not sure how regular oatmeal is supposed to look like. The few times I have made it, there was some liquid involved, and
I am a HUGE advocate for getting in the kitchen and cooking with your children! Not only is it educational for them (who can think of a better way to learn about fractions, volume, and science), it also gives them self-confidence and motivation...two important factors that will hopefully stay with them throughout their life. It is also a fun and exciting way to
I first heard about this recipe while searching for ways to use up left over lasagna noodles and potatoes. Who knew just by typing those two ingredients into Google that it would produce recipes like this one? Technology is a wonderful thing...isn't it?
This is a spin off of those popular little dumplings called Pierogies.
What is a Pierogi?
I need to first and foremost state that the original title for this recipe was named Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole.
I felt that a name change was in order.
Mainly because while prepping for this dish, Husband Man chopped the veggies a tad bit to big. I guess he didn't feel the need to deprive us of all their nutrients.
This is ok though
Guess who started first grade this week?
We are so very proud of her :)
Dating back to when she was in preschool, starting a new school year has always been a bittersweet moment for me. I will miss her when she is gone all week.
And while a part of us is sad that she is growing up, we are also very excited about the road ahead for her.
I am taking a break from posting a recipe today to let y'all in on something big that just happened to me recently.
When I say big...I mean...big!
Military Spouse Magazine has been looking for Military Spouse writers from each branch of the Armed Forces. When I found this out, I took a chance and submitted a little piece to them called, "Cookbook