Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce


After trying a few different techniques for how to make spaghetti sauce, I’ve made small variations each time, and I think I have finally found my favorite!  This sauce will take a bit of time, but allowing it to simmer for a minimum of 5 hours will let the wonderful flavors to develop and it… read more »

Yummy Ideas for Slow Cooker Soups


This time of year, our slow cooker sure does get a workout!  What’s not appealing about throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot, walking away for the day, and have dinner waiting for you and filling the house with delicious smells without having to lift another finger?  This list of easy slow cooker soup… read more »

Great Dinner Ideas for a Cold Day


Are all of you staying warm out there, or are you still busy chiseling the icicles off of your nose?  With most of the country (myself included) under a deep freeze, a hot comforting meal while snuggling under your favorite blanket sounds ideal, doesn’t it? I agree, so I’ve decided to share some past meals… read more »

Crustless Spinach Quiche


With many Christmas treats hanging around the house this year, Matt and I knew we wanted to inject some protein into our breakfast to get the day started off right.  We made these adorable and tasty mini crustless spinach quiches that really hit the spot!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe


I have to start this post by saying that it is not easy to take an appetizing photo of chicken and dumplings.  You’ll just have to take my word that this is my favorite way to make them!

Fall Dinner Party Ideas


I’m totally drinking the fall Kool-Aid, you guys.  I can’t help myself.  I’m just so darn excited about the leaves exploding with color, crisp nights, Halloween (my favorite holiday EVER), and of course, all of the fun food items that come into season this time of year!  Even though I currently have no reason to… read more »

Simple Meatloaf with Spicy Glaze


Matt and I have been working tirelessly on a DIY overhaul of our bedroom, so when Sunday evening rolled around, we were ready for some comfort food.  Sunday night is our “TV night”.  The festivities get started at 9PM when we settle in for the next panic attack-inducing episode of Breaking Bad, which has got… read more »

How to Make Homemade Pizza


This is one amazing homemade pizza, you guys.  The secret to its magic is in the simple homemade sauce and outstanding crust.  It really is worth the extra effort – there is really nothing like a pizza from scratch using fresh ingredients.

An Anniversary, A Recipe, and Cute Corgis!


We just passed our 8th wedding anniversary, and we decided to spend it lounging outdoors at a local park with Dexter and Dewey.  It was a warm, sunny day, and since it was a weekday we had the park almost completely to ourselves.  We packed up a picnic, a blanket, our camp chairs, and our… read more »