• Coffee & Dish #19

    Happy Friday! I’m so glad you stopped by today! I always wonder when I write non-recipe posts if you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy putting them together. I’ve been working on a few projects for the blog and I’m excited to finally share one with you, it’s #1 on the list.   1. All of my recipes now have a print option – making it even easier for you to try them! 2. I tested a new taco recipe this week and I made these homemade tortillas to serve with them! I prepped the tortillas the night before and chilled them in the fridge overnight. Then when it was…

  • Easy Lasagna Casserole

    I don’t know about you, but I love…LOVE lasagna. And my least favorite part is definitely the time-consuming layering. While today’s recipe isn’t your traditional lasagna (no layering needed) it deserves a place at your dinner table. And let’s just look past the fact that I just professed my love for a cheesy pasta dish. Don’t worry, Mr. Sam, I still think you’re cute and I’ll share my lasagna with you!     When I was growing up my mom found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine and this casserole found its way to our dinner table often. While the original recipe called for jarred marinara sauce, I…

  • Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

    How cute are these Itty Bitty Mini Pretzels?! When I saw them at the grocery store I knew they were coming home with me. Lol. (They remind me of the pretzels they serve on airplanes). I found them at my local Wegmans grocery store, but it looks like Target and Amazon carry them too!     So after getting these pretzels home I then had to decide what recipe to use them in. Of course, my mind went immediately to putting them in cookies with chocolate and caramel. I knew I needed a hearty cookie to not be overwhelmed by the pretzels, so I went right to these longtime favorites…

  • Roasted Greek Potatoes

    Today I’m sharing with you these Roasted Greek Potatoes! They are the ones I served with the Greek Chicken from Monday. Now if you missed Monday’s recipe make sure you go back and check it out!     Just look at those crispy potatoes! Yum! Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ve had trouble getting your potatoes extra crispy in the past. Don’t worry, this post is for you!     Baking crispy potatoes should be easy, right? Here are a few tips I’ve learned: Small pieces – you want thin slices that (I even cut them in half) to give them a lot of surface area to get crispy.…

  • Greek Chicken Marinade

    A couple of months ago I professed my love for these Greek tacos, I still love them, that hasn’t changed. In fact, I’ve been on a complete Greek kick and today we’re talking about a Greek chicken marinade.     One of the things I love about this recipe is that with just a few minutes of prep the night before (or the morning of) and come dinner time you have the foundation for a healthy and delicious meal! I think this chicken would be fabulous grilled, but we haven’t pulled out the grill yet this year. I’ve included directions for baking the chicken on a sheet pan. Which works…

  • Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

    Happy first day of Spring! The forecast is calling for snow…again and I for one, don’t think that snow is the perfect spring weather. Since there’s nothing we can do about the weather, I say we ignore the snow and head to the kitchen and bake cookies!     Have you seen the cake batter cookies that have been all over Pinterest? The secret ingredient in most of the cake batter cookie recipes I’ve looked at (and I stopped counting how many) was a boxed cake mix. While I have nothing against boxed cake mixes, I don’t usually keep one in the pantry.     I didn’t want to just…

  • Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

      I’m so excited about the next couple of recipes I have to share with you! I actually had another recipe planned for today, but on Monday when I made this recipe again, I knew it was finally ready for the blog and I couldn’t wait to share it! Let’s start with a little background, I got the Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt on Black Friday – that was 4 months ago. 4 months. I’m sorry it’s taken so long to get an Instant Pot recipe up here on the blog. The truth is, I’m not in love with my Instant Pot. There, I said it. BUT this recipe might…

  • Grapefruit Mini Muffins

    There’s something about pink grapefruit that just makes me smile. Well, there is the fact that they are pink and that happens to be my favorite color. And the fact that they are citrus, which is one of my favorite smells…ever. Side note, have you tried the grapefruit La Croix, it is lit. (Are the cool kids still saying “lit”? Man, I’m feeling old.)     Anyways, back to the muffins. Aren’t they the cutest! The idea for these Grapefruit Mini Muffins came into my life back in January when I made a batch of lemon poppy seed muffins and thought, hmm…I wonder if anyone ever makes grapefruit muffins? Once…

  • Coffee & Dish #18

    Image source   Happy Saturday! We spend a lot of time talking about food around here and I like that doing these posts lets me talk about other things too. I was in full on spring mode and then yesterday we got hit with a snowstorm…Brr! Hurry up spring!   1. This dry shampoo has been a game changer for my day two hair and I love that it is tinted for dark hair! 2. I picked up these flip flops at Target in pink and I can’t wait for warmer weather so I can wear them! I think they are going to be the perfect neutral for the summer! 3.…

  • Black and White Mocha

    I know, I know…I spent most of the past 2 months talking about how much I love my homemade Black and White Mocha and you probably thought I was holding out on you. But as promised, I’m (finally) sharing the recipe with you today! I haven’t always been a coffee lover. In fact, I didn’t start drinking coffee until college and even then I could have been classified as a casual coffee drinker. Want to take a guess at the drink that finally won me over? Yes, it was a seasonal latte and it had chocolate in it…it was a peppermint mocha. It was one of the good ones, not…