Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes

We LIKE pancakes at our house. And when I say like, I actually mean love. My kids always say I make the best pancakes and I've shared my secret with you all on how to make the fluffiest pancakes possible ....more

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

With kids home for the summer, my house has become a revolving door of daily activity. Everyone is always looking for a little something to nibble on to get them to the next meal. When it's hot, not just any snack will do...I get that ....more

Louisiana Blue Crab Gratin (Giveaway)

Traveling to Louisiana has always been on my bucket list. I can't believe I've never been there...GASP...but, I've been close: Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi. Something has always come up, making it impossible for me to visit the "Bayou State".Most folks seem to have an interest in heading to Louisiana for Mardi Gras, which is not necessarily my thing ....more

My Top 10 Beach Reads for the Summer

I hope I haven't over-done it by giving myself 10 books to read by Labor Day weekend, but I'm so excited about My Top 10 Beach Reads! My reading choices don't fall into one particular genre. I like all kinds of books from historical fiction to comedy, creative fiction, romance ....more

Louisiana Blue Crab Gratin (Giveaway)

Gulf seafood from Louisiana is by far superior and Louisiana Seafood is the best in the Gulf. I would make sure I have plenty of time in my itinerary to get my fill of the oysters, shrimp, crawfish, fish, alligator and pounds and pounds of the Louisiana blue crab I used in this recipe. It was amazing....more

Southwest Chicken, Avocado and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

The heat is on with temperatures reaching the high 80's here in Oregon. Since it's normally cold here, it takes a while for us Oregonians to acclimate to the warmer weather. Yes, we will act like we're melting, that's just how it is ....more

Soft Baked Maraschino Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know it's hard to tell by the picture, but these cookies are very pink! How perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or just someone who loves pink in general. I can't even tell you how delicious they are either ....more

No Bake Creamy Lemon-Blueberry Pie

I love when lemon and blueberry come together in a dessert worth sharing. In many cases the lemon-blueberry combo are the perfect pairing, uniting together like chocolate and vanilla, in a blissful culinary concoction. Lemon simultaneously brings out the flavor of the berry, while cutting back on the taste of the sugar.This Lemon-Blueberry Pie comes with the bonus of being "no bake", which is so nice for summer (or anytime really) ....more

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscano Copycat Recipe

When is the last time you had a meal at Olive Garden? I can't really remember the last time...its been that long. However, I do know whenever I have been there, I have to order this soup ....more

Cheesy Egg, Avocado and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

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