Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

A Hawaiian restaurant opened up where I live and I can't seem to get enough of their Macaroni Salad.  People have asked me, doesn't it taste just like regular macaroni salad?  And the answer is "heck no!"  It's much better!  I think it's because it's made with apple cider vinegar and doesn't have mustard in it. This recipe makes a big batch so it's perfect to take to a summer BBQ.  Or you could do what I did and eat most of it yourself. It takes a little while to make, only because you … [Continue reading...]

It’s Too Hot to Cook so Let’s Have a Salad Round Up

Mexican Pasta Salad

We have had some pretty crazy weather in the Pacific Northwest.  We had quite a few 80 degree days in April, which is unheard of, and then in June?  Holy smokes.  It was stinkin' hot.  Luckily my kids and I headed out of the country right when it was getting ridiculously hot.  We left for Peru four weeks ago so at this point, who knows what the weather is like at home.  I'm just assuming the heat will continue and seriously?  Who wants to cook when it's that hot?! So, I bring you a round … [Continue reading...]

Peanut Butter Pound Cake with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze

Peanut Butter Pound Cake with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate together?  Yes, when you add pound cake to the mix.  So when I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter Pound Cake over on Call Me PMC, I knew I had to make it.  I made a different glaze because I wanted to add some chocolate to […]

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No Bake Peach Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust

No Bake Peach Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust

For Father’s Day I wanted to make a dessert for my Dad that would knock his socks off.  There are two things I know that my Dad absolutely loves, and that’s pound cake and peaches.  I made him a Peach Pound Cake awhile back so I so I wanted to come up with something different.  […]

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DIY Dehydrated Strawberries

DIY Dehydrated Strawberries

My daughter absolutely loves the freeze dried strawberries that we buy at Target.  I don’t mind buying them for her because they are pretty healthy but man, oh man, they aren’t cheap.  And, like most Mom’s, I just want my kids to eat something somewhat healthy. About a year and a half ago I got […]

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4th of July Round Up of Recipes

Happy 4th of July

Sadly, we don’t have a ton of 4th of July recipes on our blog.  I have no idea why that is.  Maybe because summer is just beginning and we’re still on oh-my-heck-I’m-so-exhausted-from-school mode that we haven’t quite slipped into it yet.  But this year is no different, unfortunately.  We’re off on our big adventure and […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Ganache

We’re counting down the days!  Which isn’t difficult to do right now because it’s only 4 days until we leave on our trip.  Holy smokes.  Just writing that gives me butterflies!  I’m so excited and a tad bit nervous too.  We’re off to Peru for 6 weeks to do some volunteer work.  (You can read […]

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Sharpie and Solo Cup Stained Glass {Pinterest Fail}

Sharpie and Solo Cup Stained Glass - Pinterest Fail

Who hates it when you make something and it turns out nothing like the picture on the internet?  My hand is raised.  When we attempted to make Marshmallow Fondant?  Total fail.  Well, here’s another one for you.  Total fail. We saw this on Pinterest (because isn’t that where we find everything these days?!)  It took […]

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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Roll Ups

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Roll Ups

Summer has officially started in our house.  My kids are out of school.  I’m done with work.  Now it’s time for the fun to begin!  So we had to start the first morning of summer break off right.  My kids love breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos – pretty much anything to do with eggs and […]

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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey

I think a Texas Sheet Cake is about the best cake ever invented.  The chocolatey cake covered in a fudgy frosting?  Oh man, sign me up.  I’ll eat it every time.  But, as you may have noticed, I don’t make a lot of cakes.  See, the problem with cake is that I’ll eat…. all.  And […]

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