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Our Valentine’s Day Dinner – Mexican Pizza + Recipe

I love all things Mexican food, so when I think about love I think it's only natural that I also think about Mexican food.  Since today is Valentine's Day and it's supposed to be a day filled with love, I decided that we would have Mexican Pizza for dinner.  I've never personally tried making it, but really, how hard could Mexican Pizza be to … [Read more...]

Two Healthy Dip Recipes + $100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway (Closed)

I was recently contacted and asked to create two healthy dip recipes. I'm embarrassed to say, but I absolutely love chips and dip. It's one of my favorite reasons for going out to eat at some of my favorite Mexican food restaurants but creating a dip recipe was not something I'd ever done.  In fact, if I couldn't buy it in a jar or someone else … [Read more...]

300 Best Casseroles Recipes Book Review + Chicken, Sausage & Bean Cassoulet Recipe

Yet another book I received last month for review is 300 Best Casserole Recipes by Tiffany Collins.  I love casseroles as they are one-dish dinners, and I hate cleaning up a big meal after we are all so full and content! This is another Robert Rose publication and follows the same format as the previous cookbooks I have reviewed.  It is a nice, … [Read more...]

500 Best Comfort Food Review & Beef And Potato Hash Recipe

As y'all know, I had several cookbooks sent to me for review.  500 Best Comfort Food Recipes by Johanna Burkhard was one of the books I was lucky enough to have a chance to review.  I am all about some comfort food, especially during the fall when it's nasty, cold, and wet outside.  Nothing beats a warm home cooked meal, and comfort food is the … [Read more...]

750 Best Muffin Recipes Review & Salsa Muffins Recipe

Another cookbook I received from Robert Rose was 750 Best Muffin Recipes by Camilla V. Saulsbury.  I was excited about this cookbook because I have found muffins to be a great after school snack for my 6 year old.  This cookbook is set up similar to the Slow Cooker cookbook.  It has a nice easy to read format.  At the beginning of the book it has a … [Read more...]

Layered Cheese Ravioli Lasagna Recipe + Slow Cooker Winners Cookbook Review

Christmas came early at my house!  A few weeks ago, I received SIX new cookbooks to review.  I squealed with delight so loudly that my son reprimanded me!  I will be sharing some of the recipes I tested from each of these cookbooks along with my personal opinoin of the books.  To start us out, I have a  recipe from the book Slow Cooker Winners by … [Read more...]

Jimmy Dean Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe

I'm a big fan of quick and easy recipes.  As I was browsing the recipes over at the Jimmy Dean website I came across this Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls recipe that I wanted to share with y'all! Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe Ingredients 2 pkg. (16 oz. each) Hot Flavor Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage 1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix 16 oz. … [Read more...]

Beef Tips with Gravy Crock Pot Recipe

This is a recipe I have made for quite some time now, but never in the crock pot!  I decided to try it out. Beef Tips with Gravy Ingredients 1 lb. sirloin tips (or stew meat) 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 small can mushrooms, optional 3/4 cup water Directions I sprayed the crock pot with Pam, and dumped the … [Read more...]

Roast & Ranch Veggies Crock Pot Recipe

This is another two crock pot dinner!  I know most of you are probably thinking, "Roast?  Really?  Come on....anyone can cook a roast in the crock pot!"  This is just one more variation of what to top your roast with in the crock pot.  Different from the old water & spices. Roast Ingredients 1 can golden mushroom soup 1 can cheddar … [Read more...]

Two Crock Pot Recipes for One Dinner Recipe

This Sunday I used both my crock pots to make delicious baked potatoes topped with shredded zesty barbeque chicken. If you don't have two crock pots, you can always cook your potatoes in the microwave or oven. Zesty Barbeque Chicken (from Allrecipes.com) Ingredients 6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 (12 ounce) bottle … [Read more...]