• Home,  Sides

    One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole

      One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole is the perfect side dish or no-meat meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes.   The other day I made this One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole which was delicious! It was so delicious that we didn’t even have any left over’s (that almost never happens). I came up with the recipe when I was scouring the pantry trying to figure out what to make for our no meat Wednesday dinner.  I had rice, canned tomatoes, and frozen corn, but since I hadn’t been to the store in a few days I had no garlic or onions.  Just then I realized I had…

  • Dessert,  Home

    Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles

      It’s officially the holiday season! I love everything about the holidays; decorating the house, baking with my girls, shopping for gifts, going to see tree lightings, and especially driving around looking at homes decorated with beautiful Christmas lights! These are just some of my favorite traditions. There is one tradition that is my absolute favorite. During the craziness of all the hustle and bustle Handsome and I take a night just for us. No kids. No TV. Just the two of us, candlelight, good food, and great conversation. We have had this tradition since our first year of marriage. Handsome usually BBQ’s (the benefits of living in Southern California)…

  • Breakfast,  Home

    Breakfast Quesadilla

      Do you remember when I made these Homemade Cheese Crackers with @RealCaliforniaCheese?  If you do then you remember me talking about a campaign that the wonderful people at Real California Cheese have going on to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey & Irma.  Since I last spoke about this campaign wildfires raged through parts of California, so this campaign will also help those who were affected. Here is all you need to do to help, take a photo of the Real California Milk seal like this one: Or this one between now and December 31, 2017.  Share the photo to your social media and add the hashtag #SealsForGood and…

  • Sides,  Snacks

    No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread

    Looking for an easy bread recipe? No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread is the one you have been looking for.  It’s crusty on the outside and delicious and tender on the inside!  A super easy homemade dough that comes together in just minutes. This homemade bread is the perfect addition to any meal. When I saw this Great Midwest® Cranberry Cheddar at the grocery store I knew it would be a delicious cheese to add to my skillet bread.  This decadent cheese is the perfect combination of tart cranberries and delicious Wisconsin Cheddar. While at the grocery store I also picked up a Mango Fire Cheddar that I will be making the…

  • Beverages,  Home

    Strawberries And Red Wine

      I was so excited to hear that Grocery Outlet had opened a store close by.  Friends have told me about their great prices on organic produce and brand-name groceries. So you could only imagine that I was over the moon excited about their 20% off wine sale which runs from today, November 1st through the 7th. Now that it is officially the holiday season I know the Grocery Outlet wine sale is the perfect time to stock up on all the wine I will need for the next 2 months of holiday festivities (parties, gift giving, and recipes). I discovered the most amazing wines at Grocery Outlet. Here are…

  • Favorite Foodie Finds,  Home

    Hello Mickey!

    What’s your favorite thing to do Disneyland? Seeing Mickey Mouse? Riding the rides? Or is it people watching? For me, it’s a little of all the above along with the delicious treats that seem to be strategically place around Disneyland and California Adventures.  I must admit, I have a difficult time walking by and not buying one of everything.  Here are 3 of my recent favorites. Disney villains are so bad, but taste so good when they are freshly made Granny Smith apples bathed in caramel and covered in chocolate.  Did you know that Disneyland changes which characters will be caramel apples with the seasons?  This two are my favorites…

  • Snacks

    Homemade Cheese Crackers

      I promise I will get to the Homemade Rosemary Cheese Crackers in just a minute. But first, I wanted to write a little about helping people in need. I personally know first hand what it feels like to lose everything from a natural disaster.  It’s normal for someone who is not effected personally to watch the devastation on the news and feel empathy and sadness, then turn off the tv and go on about living their life.  We all do it, but I’m asking you to please help out the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida by doing this one simple task.  Anytime you see a dairy product with…

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CapturingTraditions #CollectiveBias Weekday mornings can be hectic around here. Everyone is trying to get out of the house at the same time while I’m scrambling to find a nutritious breakfast for us to eat before we all leave. A while back, I decided to do this one small thing on Sundays to make the weekday mornings go a lot more smoothly.  The solution you may ask? To make our weekday breakfast ahead of time.  I knew I needed the breakfast to be something that we would all love and be good for us.…

  • Appetizers,  Dessert,  Home

    Ready, Set, Hike! It’s Football Season!

    This Shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All Opinions are mine alone. #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating Autumn is truly my favorite time of the year!  Handsome and I love everything thing about it; big comfy sweaters, leaves changing colors, grilling outside on crisp Autumn evenings, pumpkin everything, and especially, cheering our favorite college team to victory!  Go Black & Gold! There is nothing like an afternoon spent outdoors with friends, food, and football.  So go ahead and find your perfect parking spot, get your Kingsford® Charcoal heated up, and crack open our favorite drink, Dr Pepper®.  It’s tailgating time, or as Handsome and I like to call…

  • Dessert,  Home,  Snacks

    Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

    I scream, you scream, for peanut butter cup fudge ripple ice cream! Summer is quickly coming to an end, but I’m holding on to the beautiful summer weather tightly as I eat this deliciously creamy ice cream. I’m sad summer will soon be over, but that does not stop me from eating ice cream, infact it’s a year round dessert in our home.  Anyone else out there eat ice cream all year-long? Have you ever made homemade ice cream?  If you have you know there is nothing that compares to the taste of it.  If you haven’t, you need to, now!  There is something about it that just tastes so…