Apple Crisp

I wanted to make something special for my dear friend Kim's birthday. I private messaged her mom on Facebook and asked what would be a good dessert to take to Kim's house. Apple Crisp it is! Crispy oat crumble and cinnamon spiced granny smith apples baked to perfection. Serve hot out of the oven over vanilla bean ice cream. This recipe will make two 9" apple crisp pies.Read More

Butternut Soup with Coconut Milk

A fall favorite, butternut squash shines brightest when used as a base for a rich, warming soup. Serve this full-flavored soup as a first course or as a smooth vegetable stew over rice with a side of cooked greens. We've used luxurious full-fat coconut milk, which yields a decadent, silky soup. You can use light coconut milk, if you prefer, for a soup with less body (and only 1g saturated fat per serving).Read More

Roasted Salmon with Soy Marmalade Glaze

I make these salmon fillets all at once on Sunday and enjoy them for lunch or dinner throughout the week. They are light, healthy, and taste great if you want to reheat them. Enjoy them over cauliflower rice, mashed potatoes, or a bed of lettuce. Read More

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

The combination of cheesecake, OREO, raspberry and white chocolate should make your mouth water just thinking about it. Loved this recipe because you don't have to do a water bath. It does take time but well worth every second.Read More

Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat Recipe

You’ve got to love Pinterest. I don’t get on it often but when I’m winding down right before bed, I just poke around for a few minutes. Thankfully the week of Thanksgiving I stumbled upon this recipe for Boston Market’s copycat sweet potato casserole. In our Italian family we are not ones to have much beyond the meat, potatoes, rolls, and dessert...Read More

Italian Sausage Soup

Our neighbors brought over a bowl of this soup and my husband loved it. He asked if I could get the recipe and make it for him. I took the Cloud’s recipe and added a little flare of my own. If you don’t make this soup, I at least suggest you visit a Claro’s Italian Market if you live in Southern California. Or swing by The Corner Butcher Shop in La Verne for their specialty sausages. http://store.claros...Read More

Cheesecake Pumpkin Pie

I have never purchased frozen pie shells before. After finding an old recipe in my grandmothers recipe box that called for an unbaked pie shell it made me realize that I don’t always have to make crust from scratch. And that some people just don’t have the time. With that said, I decided to trial this pie using frozen pie crust...Read More

Orzo Salad

Halloween weekend we had our family friends come stay with us. Emily brought this fabulous orzo salad that I just couldn’t get enough of. While we were getting pedicures you told me all the steps and ingredients to make this orzo salad. That Sunday night I immediately hit Trader Joe’s to purchase everything. It is very quick to make...Read More

Otter Pop Star Wars Lightsabers

Star Wars and Otter Pops go hand in hand. Freeze Pop Sabers! Feel the force of ice cold refreshment keeping kids hands unfrozen, and giving them a keepsake takeaway gift when they leave your party. Adorable kid sized cozies. I purchased all material from Hobby Lobby and used a coupon for 40% off the glue. Total was around $7.00 out the door. This took about 2 hours with 2 of us working on it...
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Spicy Cheesy Potato Beer Soup

 

I visited Tilted Kilt in Chino California recently and enjoyed a cup of their cheesy beer soup. I enjoyed it so much I wanted to recreate something like it at home. Not really knowing all the ingredients besides it having tons of delicious cheese, beer, and some spice I decided to take a stab at it...
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