reese's peanut butter cup & chocolate monster cookies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup & Chocolate Monster Cookies

One of our favorite cookies to make as a late night snack are No Bake Cookies. Our entire family loves them, even our peanut butter hater, Jersey. We also love the traditional Monster Cookies, in fact we make them at least every other month. It is a great treat, packed with peanut butter, oats and M&M’s, I mean what can get better than … [Read More...]

apple cobbler no bake cheesecake

Apple Cobbler No Bake Cheesecake | with caramel crumb topping

While I am a huge fan of apple pie, apple cobbler, apples baked with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar but my husband & kids are not. They would really just rather eat fresh apples. So I really don’t bake apples in any sort of way that often, because I end up eating most of it myself. Not complaining about that. But there is a joy, in your whole … [Read More...]

Summer KitchenAid Mixer & Ice Cream Giveaway

I scream, you scream, we all scream....for ice cream! That's right, friends today I have teamed up with a few of my friends to bring this awesome KitchenAid Mixer & Ice Cream Giveaway! Here is what it includes: KitchenAid 5 qt Artisan mixer (color chosen by the winner) KitchenAid Ice Cream attatchment Copy of The Perfect Scoop by David … [Read More...]


Eat. Create. Party! Link Party.

Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are. Thanks for coming by and checking out the party, I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to. Once again, I will be featuring some of my favorite link up this weekend on my Facebook page, be sure to come by and see if you are featured. See you next week! XOXO San Here's what my lovely … [Read More...]

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Chicken Enchilada Mac & Cheese

I love mac & cheese, and really what kid doesn’t. Since I have 5 little ones, we love to make the standard mac & cheese for lunch or an easy dinner. But sometimes you just got to mix things up a bit. This vamped up mac & cheese has a creamy 3-cheese enchilada sauce. With some diced chicken and topped with some sour cream, fresh … [Read More...]

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Baked Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

I love coconut shrimp! I loved it fried that is until I came across a baked version, a much healthier way to serve and eat it. That is when love became an obsession. Now I have 5 kids, and naturally kids just love chicken nuggets, so I decided to add a twist but taking one of my favorites the coconut shrimp and making it into one of theirs by … [Read More...]

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Carnival Party In A Box Giveaway & Carnival Recipe Ideas

Old Fashion Carnival Party GIVEAWAY   Hey friends, I have some exciting things to share today! I have been blessed to work with my friend, Sheryl over at Lady Behind the Curtain . Every first Friday I have been given the opportunity to share one of my recipes on her blog. If you haven't had a chance to check her page out, it basically has … [Read More...]

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Creamy Chicken Mexican Pasta Bake

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, first being Mexican food and the second, being that this is a baked dish. Prepare in the morning, reheat and bake in the evening, or make all at once & enjoy this pasta filled with fresh ingredients and flavor. The Orzo pasta, allows all the flavors to be present, by not over powering the sauce … [Read More...]

Lunch Box Envy

Lunch Box Envy | #LunchboxLove Foodie Collection

The days of the brown paper bag with a smashed up PB&J, crumbled chips and a bruised apple are over! The fad of the Lunchable is gone. Now maybe this is because I am in my 30's and my palate has developed over the years, but I just can't stomach packing something like that any least for me. Now the kids, well PB&J didn't kill … [Read More...]


Eat. Create. Party! {Summer Fun Delay}

Welcome! So happy to have you here at the party. Sorry this is up late, we have been taking mini-getaway vacations and the traffic coming back was a bit, well a lot more than we anticipated and I didn’t get home in time to get this up, so sorry for the delay. Once again, I will be sharing many of my favorites this weekend again on my Facebook … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Nutella Poke Cake | moist chocolate hazelnut cake

So I know that I am not the only Nutella addict out there; simply based upon the fact that there are Nutella restaurants, food trucks and well sites dedicated to Nutella. My daughter recently came up with a drawing and recipe for a Nutella cake. This past week she was gone at her grandma’s, so I thought I would whip it up and when I told her she … [Read More...]

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Breakfast Lasagna | layers of pancakes, eggs, sausage and maple béchamel

My family all loves breakfast; it is one of our favorite meals of the day. Now as ironic as this is going to seem I was recently running on the treadmill at the gym running and watching what else but the Food Network. It was one of my favorite shows where the host shows how to make their favorite dishes. When Eric Greenspan made his breakfast … [Read More...]

cherry vanilla bean tarts

Cherry & Vanilla Bean Tart | Simple ingredients, amazingly delicious!

I am not the biggest fan of cherries, but my kids and hubby love them! In fact, a favorite event this summer has been who can spit the cherry seed the furthest. Yes, I have 3 young boys, 4 if you include my husband and two little girls that well can push their brothers to the limit and almost, just almost out spit them when it comes to cherry seed … [Read More...]