There's a first time for everything and this is my first round up post! Today I'm highlighting my favorite 14 Foodie Friday recipes from 2013. These are my personal favorites based on taste (some are favorites based on the frequency that I am requested to make them. ;)
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. I am still trying to recover. It is amazing the mess that Christmas makes in my house, and I am still trying to pick up all the pieces. I don't know about you, but I'm still in a sugar induced Christmas coma. That doesn't stop me from munching on these pecans!
Friday, December 20, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
If you are still planning what to eat for Christmas here is a wonderful idea. these Gingerbread muffins are the perfect way to to start Christmas morning, or any winter day, really. They are light and fluffy, yet not overwhelming. The first time I made a gingerbread recipe, the result was a little spicy and it made me nervous to try again, but I am so glad I did!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Ah spaghetti. I love spaghetti. It's a quick, easy and delicious meal. It's one of the few dishes my daughter, Caroline will eat, so it is served at our house just about weekly. I was flipping through America's Test Kitchen cookbook when I stumbled on this recipe that said I could make the whole meal in one pot. Say What?!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I'm not sure if better late than never applies in this case. This wedding was back in 2012..I think..lol. This was actually the first wedding I shot at ( I was a second shooter for my photog and real life friend, Kim) The experience was invaluable and I have since shot two other weddings. The other I still have not posted about #bloggerfail. So without further ado, here are Brandon and Ashley.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Sorry for the craptastic photo, y'all. This time change is killing me. Don't get me wrong, I love that I get the sunrise back for a couple of weeks while I am driving to work, but that means it is practically dark by the time I get home from work. No light=bad pictures. Regardless, you should make applesauce. Because apples are on sale, they are healthy,this recipe is delicious, because I said so, and because you always do what I say, right? Right.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Can you believe Baby M is six months old already? I can't. Baby M is a timekeeper for me since he was born about a month after my twins would have been born. So it's absolutely crazy to me that he is six months old already. It seems like I just took his newborn pictures. Here are a few of my favorites from our session.
Friday, November 1, 2013
It's like a fall staple right? Apple orchards everywhere are selling them by the bushel and a peck (ha)-not to mention cider, apple butter all the rest. Truth be told I have never been a big baked apple fan. I like apples, but was never really into baking them. Let's just say some adventures in homemade applesauce made me a convert (recipe coming soon!)
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
I actually pulled this recipe out of a magazine years ago and have been making it every since due to its wild popularity. They aren't the most beautiful bars in the world, but trust me your mouth will thank you.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Not sure about you, but pumpkin + butterscotch is about as good as it gets for me. So top that with white chocolate chips and pecans and I'm just about over the moon. I love this recipe because it's so easy and flexible.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Did you honestly think you would get through the month of October without seeing a Pumpkin Pie?! This is one of my favorite pumpkin desserts. Shucks, who am I kidding, every pumpkin dessert is my favorite. Soon I will be eating the pumpkin straight out of the can.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
It's the basics really. Does anyone else ever have problems making the things that are supposed to be easy? No bake cookies and I have certainly had our moments. I almost always over cook them-why? Because I follow the directions. So let me help you out here. If something doesn't work, don't keep doing it. It's not you. It's the recipe.
Friday, September 20, 2013
It's nearly fall and I am so excited. I am taking photos for a wedding this weekend and I am all sorts of excited about it. What does that have to do with these cookies you ask? Nothing really, but let's just add it to the list of things I love: Fall, weddings, cookies, mmmm...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Look what I did! Just because I love you and apparantly I have a lot of free time, I created a recipe index of all the recipes that have been featured on this blog! You can access it by clicking the 'Recipe Index' tab at the top of the page.
Now back to the food.
Now back to the food.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
About a week and a half ago I helped my MIL and SIL throw a shower for my husband's cousin. You can see their engagement photos here. It was a beautiful shower and a beautiful day.
Friday, August 23, 2013
I love summer. I love strawberries. I love icing. I am an icing person. I think it’s the best part of any cupcake and it certainly is not an exception with these. The strawberry puree really just takes these off the charts. The original recipe made 34 cupcakes, so I have halved it below. If you needed a reason to visit your local Costco to buy berries en masse, now you have one ;)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
I’m kind of weird about lemon stuff. Most of the time it just reminds me of what a clean bathroom smells like. I suppose there are worse things that it could smell like. Anyway, that is not the case with these cupcakes. They are the perfect mixture of lemon and blueberry goodness.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Here's a sneak peek of the little girl I got to spend some time cuddling with this weekend. More to come...
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Friday, August 2, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
I'll be honest. I only actually own one of these cookbooks, and that's because I got it at Goodwill for $ .69. While I'm too cheap to actually buy these for myself, I do get them from the library constantly. I think I have stated before that I have a problem with cookbooks, because there are generally only a couple recipes in each that I would actually make and eat. That is not the case with these. Each of these cookbooks has dozens upon dozens of recipes that I want to make and NOW.
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Well I have to say, I think this is my best photo shoot yet. Despite the crazy sun and raging heat, we had a lovely evening. Jessica and Brandon are so cute together. I can't wait for their wedding! Enjoy!
Friday, July 12, 2013
We're on a bit of a fish kick aren't we? Add this to the list of quick weeknight meals that your family is sure to enjoy. I love salmon because it cooks so quickly. This marinade takes 30 seconds to put together and it really kicks this dish up a notch. We try to eat salmon a couple times a month, and this recipe has made its way into our rotation. Let’s make and eat dinner quick so we can get back outside and enjoy the sunshine!
Friday, July 5, 2013
Well hello! Welcome to 4th of July weekend! I'm about to head on our annual vacation, but wanted to slip this gem in before we left!
It's an old recipe I pulled out of the archives. When I started my cooking escapades a lot of what I made for dinner, DH was kind of blah about, but DH loved this one. He was looking for more and couldn’t stop telling me how wonderful it was. It’s so simple and basic. Sometimes you have to stick with the classics.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Funny story. When DH and I went on our first date we went to see The Polar Express at the movie theatre. It was a tradition for me to bring a 1 lb bag of carrots to the movies. This satisfied my need to crunch and was much better for me than eating butter covered popcorn. I have always loved carrots and had been taking them to the movies with me for years. However, this led DH to believe that I was some kind of health nut.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I am soo in the mood to plan a party right now! Caroline’s Birthday isn’t until January, but you better believe I am hot and heavy into planning for her 4th Birthday party already! So I thought I would share some of my favorite party planning blogs. There are millions of party blogs of course, but here a couple of my absolute favorites.
Friday, June 21, 2013
This recipe is very similar to the one for Manhattan Glazed Chicken except it’s for salmon (der!) I really like it with the chicken, but I think I love the salmon a whole lot more. It’s quick, it’s easy, it tastes delicious, and it’s from Cooking Light, so that means that it’s practically good for you!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
I have been eyeing this recipe forEVA. The first time I saw it I knew I had to have it. I grew up eating frozen chicken cordon bleu from the Schwan man and the Ham and swiss combo has always been amazing for me. It takes a lot of