Gnocchi Pasta Salad

    Sorry I have been a bit MIA lately, things have been really busy here.  We haven't had a free weekend since the beginning of May and everything has been really busy.  My little brother is getting married this weekend.  I am really excited for him, but still can't believe it is happening … [Read more...]

Baked Ranch Parmesan Fries – Better Bakery

This post was sponsored by Better Bakery.  All opinions are my own. As you know if you have read my blog before, I am always looking for products that will make my life easier.  However, I don't like to feed my family just anything.  When I was last in Walmart I recently picked up some Better … [Read more...]

Loaded Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  I have one more recipe for you before Thanksgiving.  This one is good too, so make sure you add it to your menu! What is your favorite side dish at Thanksgiving?  Mine has always been sweet potato casserole that my mom makes.  She basically combines sweet potatoes, butter and brown sugar.  She … [Read more...]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods, LLC. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to have cookouts.  Our friends have a firepit and frequently invite us over for cookouts throughout the summer.  We usually are … [Read more...]

Loaded Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes

To tell you the truth, I'm not the biggest fan of turkey.  In fact, up until recently I didn't really eat it at all.  I am a big fan of chicken though, which is odd because they are similar.  You're probably thinking what do I eat during Thanksgiving, if I don't like turkey.  Thanksgiving is one of … [Read more...]

Zucchini Parmesan Orzo

Both of our parents always grow zucchini in their gardens.  So come August, I know we are always going to get a bunch of zucchini from them.  The other week my in-laws gave us a giant zucchini from their garden and we had to decide what we wanted to do with it.  We grilled some of the zucchini but … [Read more...]

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

When I was growing up I really wasn't a fan of potato salad.  My mom always used to buy the store bought version and I never liked it.  I would always eat macaroni salad or coleslaw instead.  When I was in high school my mom convinced me to take a culinary skills class.  I really didn't want to take … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

This Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese is an easy and delicious side dish that can be made in the crock pot with little effort. Growing up we would always have many different side dishes as part of our Thanksgiving dinner.  We had stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, cranberry … [Read more...]

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

As I stated before we having been trying to grill as many different vegetables as we can this summer.  I love the way vegetables taste when they are grilled.  Because zucchinis are starting to be in season, we decided to grill some zucchini.  We made Garlic Parmesan Zucchini on the grill. This … [Read more...]

Grilled Honey Balsamic Carrots

With the nice weather we have had here lately, we have been grilling a lot.  We are always looking for new recipes and things to grill, especially side dishes.  We have been grilling a lot of vegetables, and love to grill asparagus.  I decided to look for a different vegetable to grill and thought … [Read more...]