Mini Shredded Beef Taco Salads in Crispy Corn Tortilla Cups

Mini Shredded Beef Taco Salads in Crispy Corn Tortilla Cups

This recipe was created in order to clean out my refrigerator.  I had a ton of taco fixings leftover  from our Shredded Beef Soft Taco dinner so I decided to bake mini crispy corn tortilla cups and make little...

Granola Cookies with Chocolate Chips & Coconut

Granola Cookies with Chocolate Chips & Coconut

  This recipe was inspired by Cathy at Wives with Knives.  When I saw granola cookies on her beautiful blog I knew I would be making them soon.  I adapted the recipe to work with what I had on hand and...

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Slices on Toast

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Slices on Toast

A breakfast couldn’t get any easier to make OR taste better.  I threw this together last minute for my husband and I and we both really REALLY loved it.  The eggs were fluffy and delicious, the avocado topped with...

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Garlic Basil Chicken topped with Caprese Salad

Garlic Basil Chicken topped with Caprese Salad

I combined two recipes to make this dish.  I loved the marinade I used for the Garlic Basil Shrimp with Penne in a Spicy Basil Sauce and I loved the caprese salad that I made for the Caprese Bruschetta....

Baby Artichokes Stuffed with Panko, Parmesan, and Garlic

Baby Artichokes Stuffed with Panko, Parmesan, and Garlic

I adapted a recipe I found on the blog Snails View that looked really delicious.  It was a fairly easy side dish to prepare, which was nice because I thought it would be much harder.  After peeling off the...

Vanilla Bean Caramel Dip with Sliced Apples

Vanilla Bean Caramel Dip with Sliced Apples

I was recently chosen as a winner of a cookbook & brownie mix giveaway on Vanilla Sugar.  It was really cool to win this wonderful giveaway because Vanilla Sugar is one of my favorite blogs.  Dawn is seriously talented...

Garlic Basil Shrimp with Penne in a Spicy Basil Marinara

Garlic Basil Shrimp with Penne in a Spicy Basil Marinara

  My kids seem to love shrimp lately so I decided to make another dish using them.  I marinated the shrimp in olive oil, garlic, and fresh basil for a few hours while I simmered a simple and spicy...

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple-Cinnamon Glaze

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple-Cinnamon Glaze

My kids wanted donuts so I decided to bake some.  I found a delicious looking recipe at Taste and Tell that look perfect.  They were really simple to make, smelled amazing while they baked, and tasted even better.  The...

Mexican Tostada topped with a Poached Egg

Mexican Tostada topped with a Poached Egg

Seriously, words can’t describe how much I loved this dish.  I wanted something tasty for lunch so I went looking through the refrigerator to see what I had.  I found a bunch of leftover taco fixings that needed to...