Throwback Thursday – Spaghetti-Crust Pie

My mom’s a great cook and so an interest in cooking started early for me.  I was a young child in the era before we could look up any recipe we could imagine on the Internet, so yes, we had a LOT of cookbooks (and I still do)!  We had…

Muffuletta Pinwheels

I lived outside of New Orleans for about 7 years and there’s just something about that city that sticks with you!  There are a lot of things to love about it, but probably one of the things that leaves the biggest impression (and biggest hole) is the food!  The seasoning…

Meatball Bubble Biscuits

Flaky dough wrapped around a meatball with gooey cheese… perfect game day food!  If you’re looking for something to round out your Superbowl menu, then I would highly recommend trying these Meatball Bubble Biscuits!  Italian flavors are hard to beat, especially in our house, so these were gobbled up in…

Pasta e Fagioli

I like to describe Pasta e Fagioli as Italian chili.  This version is very similar to the one that Olive Garden serves.  Of course, it’s delicious at any time during the year, but it’s warm and hearty, perfect for a “chilly” winter day!  As you can imagine, in Houston we…

Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter

We got our elf in 2011, so that makes this our 6th year of having him around!  My oldest son had just turned 4, so when it came time to name him I thought we’d end up with a silly name.  But, after we read the book, his little mind…

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

I like to bake, but I also like being able to fit into my clothes, so a perfect solution is to find someone or a group of people who I can share my goodies with!  That group of people is usually either my co-workers or my husband’s co-workers.  These cupcakes…

Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

My oldest son recently had his 9th birthday and his birthday cake request was red velvet, but he wanted white chocolate frosting.  I’m not sure where he got that idea from, but I’m glad he did, because it’s delicious! This birthday was a little bittersweet for me.  You see, for…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Bites

I love pumpkin flavor, but pumpkin pie seems a bit boring to me.  I enjoy eating it once a year, but that’s about it.  Certain members of my family are pumpkin pie purists, so they get upset when I try to “mess it up.”  So, after you’ve made the obligatory pumpkin pie…

Spicy Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are the 2nd part of our traditional Halloween dinner.  The first part is Spooky Graveyard Chili.  They are a bit of an indulgence since they use a cake mix, but it is Halloween after all!  These are almost as easy as my EASY Pumpkin Doughnuts, but I…

Spooky Graveyard Chili

I know that I’m a little late for a Halloween post, but I wanted to have it ready to go to share before next Halloween.  I can’t remember how many years I’ve been making this, but this chili has become a tradition for us as our Halloween dinner.  It’s pretty…

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