Slow Cooker Chile Verde Recipe

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  I know it might be a little early for chili, since it's still September, but I personally hate the cold. So, at the first sign of it I look for anything to stay warm! One of my favorite things to eat during the fall and winter is chili. I like my food a lot on the spicy side, and my sister and I used to argue about how spicy my mom should make the chili! Fortunately, I discovered that chile verde is a great spicy alternative for anyone looking for chili with a nice spicy twist! This ... [ Read More ]

Strawberry Turnover Recipe

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It's no secret that I absolutely love strawberries. I use them absolutely any way that I can and during the summer months I eat more strawberries than is probably healthy. Today, I have a delicious and simple recipe for strawberry turnovers that will absolutely taste like the best of summer, no matter what time of the year it is. Personally, turnovers are one of my favorite desserts. They're like tiny personal pies without all of the fuss and trouble. You can eat them on the go and they're ... [ Read More ]

Easy Cheeseburger Pie

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Sometimes, the foods that sound the strangest really are the best. For example, making a cheeseburger into a pie sounds like a totally weird idea, but I can assure you that this pie is not only the most delicious way to eat hamburger, but it's also extremely versatile and ridiculously fast and easy, especially if you cook your hamburger ahead of time like I do. This recipe is one that my mother used to make when I was a kid, as we always had a plethora of hamburger around the house and there ... [ Read More ]

Shipwreck Eggs: The Delicious Solution to Leftovers


Just like a lot of children, I was never very fond of leftovers when I was younger. Leftovers were, by definition, boring and gross because it was something that we had already eaten once--why would I want to eat it again? I guess I was a little bit of a picky eater. However, I was very imaginative and anything that had a story behind it or a make-believe element had me 100% on board. So, my mother, being the clever woman that she was, invented Shipwreck and introduced it to my brother and I ... [ Read More ]

Parmesan Feta Baked Tomatoes

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There are literally hundreds of different ways to eat tomatoes, which is fortunate because tomatoes are one of those crops that either you have hardly any or you're overflowing. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your tomatoes for a quick mildly-italian side dish then look no further! These melted parmesan feta tomatoes are absolutely delicious and can be made with just about any kind of tomatoes. I used roma, because that's what I had, but it would be excellent with ... [ Read More ]

Best Ever Simple Homemade Pretzels


Whenever I go to a ball game, fair or movie I have to get a pretzel. Something about the soft, salty (or sweet) pretzel-y goodness just can't be beat. Of course, I don't get to go all that much with my budget so unfortunately my life has pretty pretzel free recently. However, yesterday my good friend Becky, pretzel baker extraordinaire, surprised me with a visit and a impromptu lesson on how to make some of the best pretzels I've ever had. And let me tell you, they were so simple I was ... [ Read More ]

Sweet Waldorf Salad Recipe


I have always been a huge fan of fruit salads, and my mom always made some of the yummiest waldorf salads. Unlike most waldorf salads, it doesn't include mayonnaise (because my mother hates mayo) and is actually a little on the sweet side, making it a really light treat for a hot summer day. It goes fantastic with BBQ chicken and makes a great side dish to bring to pot lucks as it is really easy to make. Anyway, without any more ado, here's the recipe: Sweet Waldorf Salad Recipe   ... [ Read More ]

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite pasta salad recipes (which, once again, I forgot to take a photo of. It disappeared before I even thought about it! That's how you know it's delicious). This awesome salad is served cold and is perfect for a pot luck, a BBQ or just for a really hot day when you don't want to turn the oven on and heat up the whole house. Everything can be made on the stovetop ahead of time, and in fact is better made a little bit in ... [ Read More ]

Elephant Milk


Peanut butter is a favorite at my house. Creamy or crunchy, it doesn't really matter all that much; we just absolutely love it. When I was a child, one of my favorite comfort foods was a milkshake that my mother used to call Elephant Milk. I'm not really sure if it's something that she invented for her peanut butter-loving children or if it's from a cookbook somewhere, but let me tell you that this drink is the absolute best! Perfect with graham crackers or any kind of mild sugar cookie, ... [ Read More ]