Who doesn't LOVE Mac and Cheese? Mac and Cheese is the ULTIMATE comfort food. With the fall months approaching I love burning my fall scented candles and breaking out the comfort food recipes. There is something about fall that I adore...maybe the smells, maybe the clothes...I'm not sure, but it's my favorite time of year. Simple & Tasty About ten years ago I went on the hunt for the PERFECT macaroni and cheese. I didn't want to hassle with making a white sauce or buying fancy . . .
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 . . .
This raspberry sour cream cake is hands down one of my favorite desserts. My mom made this growing up and I've continued to make it as an adult. I've served this time and time again and have yet to meet someone who didn't ADORE this cake. It is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. The cake is dense, served cold, and moist! It's one of those desserts that you just want to keep eating and eating and eating. You make the cake in a jelly roll pan - the large 11x16 baking sheets with . . .
The 4th of July is right around the corner - so I wanted to share with you what I have planned for my celebration! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love being surrounded by friends and family while celebrating our country. I love a pretty presentation (who doesn't?!) and red, white, and blue are some of my favorite colors to dress up a table with! I started out with a festive tablecloth that I found while browsing the aisles at Home Goods. All of the tableware you see . . .
This is one of my favorite side dishes. I feel like it pairs perfectly with chicken, fish, beef, pork...just about anything. I love how roasting makes the sweetness of these veggies really stand out. I'm getting' hungry just typing about them. It's also incredibly easy. Here's what you're going to need: 1. Red Potatoes 2. Parsnips 3. Sweet Potatoes 4. Carrots 5. Olive Oil 6. Salt 7. Pepper 8. Garlic Salt Toss it all together. Place it in a baking . . .
I have a love for the combo of white chocolate and raspberry. As evident in my white chocolate raspberry cookies and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. This past Christmas I whipped up a batch of my white chocolate raspberry cookies for our white elephant gift party as I usually do, and as usual - people are still talking about them. This got me thinking...what else could I concoct with those flavors that would be heaven... and then the lightbulb went off while I was lying in bed one . . .
We are now in mid-October... I can't believe it! I'm loving the beautiful days and cool nights. It's getting darker earlier and all I want to do is cozy up in pajamas, socks, and eat a warm bowl of soup while watching Hart of Dixie. This Chicken Enchilada Soup is one of my favorite comfort soups. It's so cheesy, creamy, and tasty. This recipe makes a ton, so you might want to half it. I make the full recipe because it makes good leftovers and it can also double as a chip . . .
Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper. We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices. She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers. I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods. Fast forward about 20 years - my husband and I had dinner at his parents house one summer evening and she served a salad very . . .
After having this salad while dining a Bucca Di Beppo a few times I knew I had to make it at home. It is a perfect blend of flavors and textures. My first instinct was to look it up online, and find a recipe I did! I tried it out...and while I liked it the dressing just didn't have the same pizzaz that it had in the restaurant. Sooooo...I took matters in to my own hands to create a dressing that satisfied my craving for this salad. Bistro Bowl by Fiesta There are a few things you need . . .
My mom makes chicken noodle soup the old-fashioned way. She takes a whole chicken and boils it allllll day long. I loved chicken noodle soup day growing up, still do! I love the smell, the comforting feeling, and the anticipation of knowing what is coming up for dinner. Short Cut I've made the soup like my mom over the years many times, but typically, I don't have the time or desire to do the whole chicken thing. Honestly, the next best thing is making the soup this way. 1. . . .