I know that a lot of people have strong feelings about meatloaf...and it is usually disdain. My husband is one of those people. He doesn't have the fondest memories of eating meatloaf. He thinks of them loaded with things he doesn't like. I...don't have those same feelings. Growing up my mom made the BEST meatloaf. She is a really simple eater and always made really simple food. We always looked forward to meatloaf and always gobbled it right up. We'd use the leftovers on sandwiches for . . .
Mud Pie. This is one of my favorite desserts. It was often requested as my birthday dessert when I was a kid and I love sharing this dessert with friends. This is my mom's recipe and a true love of mine. I loooooooove the crust. I could just eat the crust. Trust me, you'll understand after you make this! Delicious Simplicity This dessert is so simple to whip up and it is so delicious. I've made this time and time over for friends who just had babies and I always receive . . .
Hands down - my absolute favorite Disneyland treat is the Dole Whip Float. I LOVE them! I honestly look forward most to this cold dessert more than any of the rides. And let me tell you - the float is the way to go. Skip the standard Dole Whip and go for the float. That tart pineapple juice next to pineapple soft serve is a match made in Disneyland heaven. Blendtec To The Rescue Creating a this copycat is a little easier than you may think. The Dole whip is dairy free - so no ice . . .
When Des and I went to Disneyland last month one of our FAVORITE things we ate were the skewers at Bengal BBQ. Bengal BBQ is located right across from the Tiki Room and they serve the most delicious and fresh food. Let me tell you, it is such a welcomed treat after eating churros, corn dogs, and ice cream cones. I knew right away that I needed to re-create this at home. At the park we ordered Chieftain Chicken Skewer and the Safari Skewer. The Chieftan Chicken Skewer is a simple . . .
If you haven't noticed - we are big lemonade fans around here. And when Chick-Fil-A started selling a watermelon mint version I knew we had to do a copycat! With a summer weather upon us - there is really nothing like a nice cold glass of refreshing lemonade - and let me tell you, the mint-infused simple syrup makes this drink extra delicious! Mint Simple Syrup I started this recipe by creating a simple syrup infused with mint leaves. A simple syrup us a cinch to make and the base of . . .
BBQ chicken is a favorite at our house - in fact, it is my husband's absolute favorite dinner. Over the years I've perfected how to make tender, juicy, and delicious bbq chicken and today I'm sharing all of my secrets! When it comes to special dinners - my hubby always requests a simple bbq chicken dinner. It doesn't matter if it is Father's Day, his birthday, or Christmas Day, his request will always be the same. So of course I have tried to make this simple meal extra special by . . .
Happy Prime Day! Are there any other Amazon addicts out there? I use my Amazon Prime membership for literally everything. I order household items, groceries, I watch TV, listen to music, and listen to Audible all on Amazon. Today is the day that Amazon runs some major sales for their prime members, so I wanted to pop in today and give you a list of some of the best kitchen deals running on Amazon today. They have some really great basics like our favorite Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and a . . .
Who like's hummus? For those of you who said no, I'm willing to bet you haven't tried it, ha ha! I was scared to try it at first, swore I didn't like it, but it turns out I do! I like it a lot! I've been wanting to combine a few of my fav salad ingredients into a new hummus lately - beets and goat cheese. They have been my salad jam lately and I thought they would be wonderful together on a cracker as well. Crunchmaster As Your Dippers On the topic of crackers - I am still really enjoying . . .
A few weeks ago Des and I attended an event in Los Angeles. We had a chat about how there are drink people and non-drink people. Drink people always have a drink nearby, always offer a drink to guests, and love drinks. Non-drink people, well, don't. I'm definitely a drink person. A special recipe for a holiday or party is always on my list, and this Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is no exception. 4th of July I love Independence Day. I love our . . .
I have a really fun recipe for you today! I have some really creative gourmet twists on the classic hot dog - perfect for a hot dog bar this 4th of July. If you've missed some of our potluck ideas this week, we have them all linked here. The Inspiration for Gourmet Hot Dogs A few years ago my husband and I took a trip to Kauai. Near our hotel was a little hot dog shack called Puka Dog. We ate there on a whim and we were hooked! We had to go back again before we left. They are unique . . .