Peas & Pancetta

This is a perfect side dish to almost anything. My latest time making this was with roasted garlic shrimp and herbed basmati rice. The salty pancetta plays wonderfully with the sweetness of the peas. Boxed peas makes this recipe a breeze to pull together for a last minute side. To make the pancetta easier to […]

Mexican White Queso Dip

This weekend as most people in the Chicagoland area were watching the Chicago Cubs, I was watching USA play Mexico in soccer. Isaac bought Mexican beer and I made White Queso Dip. I would recommend this for any sporting event you will be hosting over the next few months. As is the case in my […]

Cashew Coconut Butter

I played susie homemaker this afternoon and made my own cashew butter. My friend Justine taught me a few months ago how to make her amazing and now famous almond butter with cinnamon and honey. So today my friend Courtney and I came up with another homemade nut butter. Almonds have more protein and fiber […]

Piglets in a blanket

This recipe is for both kid and adult snackers. Mini vienna beef hotdogs are wrapped in a flakey pillsbury dough to make a fun appetizer. I made these last year as an appetizer for the Super Bowl and just made them again for our New Year’s Eve celebration. Keep this recipe in your party recipe […]

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

For New Year’s Eve I hosted my family for appetizers, desserts, and drinks. I even got them to play a round of the Newlyweds game. It was a big success minus the few quarrels between couples disputing their answers. I made this spinach artichoke dip based off Paula Deen’s recipe. It is easy to assemble […]

Fantasy Sweets

A group of my friends used to get together every week to watch the Bachelor. My husband said every week what a waste of time it was and that it is all staged and fake, but we loved it none the less. You can imagine my utter excitement when I saw the show’s host, Chris […]

Justine’s Cinnamon Honey Almond Butter

My good friend Justine and I have been friends since Kindergarten! We used to play at each others house’s growing up. I thought her house was the best because she had a trampoline, a whole room just for her two parrots, and since she was the youngest of nine, she seemed so independent. We would […]