Root Beer Turkey Sloppy Joes

When I first met my husband, a college kid at the time, he lived with five guys in a small city apartment. They decorated with beer cans. They heaped dishes in the sink and wet towels on the floor. But, they cooked! At least whatever their best...

Easy Chocolate Caramel-Stuffed Cookies

Tomorrow, we’re ringing in the third month with our daughter. Three months. Ninety-ish days. Not a long time, I know, but I think that deserves a cookie. And not just any cookie. A gooey, chewy and chocolaty cookie stuffed with caramel, dotted with chopped hazelnuts and made...

Simple Southern Potato Salad

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Before I wrap up all my summer recipes and suddenly come at you with cinnamon-pumpkin-autumn everything… it’s time to introduce you to the BEST potato salad ever. It’s easy. It’s delicious. It’s a whole lotta mashed up, mustardy, creamy goodness in a bowl. And, we all...

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Did you know a traditional slice of pineapple upside down cake clocks in at almost 400 calories? Not very summer-body friendly, now is it? That’s why I love shrinking ‘em down and skinny-ing ‘em up by baking mini cakes. They’re under 185 calories each,...

Skillet Skirt Steak with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

Have mercy! Just looking at this juicy, delicious steak makes my mouth water. To be honest, this recipe is another one of my lazy-girl solutions… and I’m so excited to share it with you! When I want a restaurant quality steak (but don’t want to pay the...

Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Flatbread Pizza

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In addition to stocking our freezer full of meals for baby’s May arrival, I also purchased heaps of premade flatbreads. They freeze perfectly, crisp up in the oven, and are soft but hearty enough to handle any pizza toppings. My favorite toppings lately? Cooked...

4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake

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When you’re in the mood for something a little sinful (and there are no goodies in sight), you only need to go as far as your pantry! This rich and decadent Nutella cake can be mixed up in seconds, cooked in one minute, and...

Texas Caviar

I’ve never been one for fancy things, but this is my kind of caviar! Colorful and zesty, with fresh bell peppers, corn, onions and jalapenos, it’s a real favorite with our Austin friends. This one is a bit more cowboy boots than couture, and that’s...

Caprese Grilled Chicken

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When the weather warms and fresh tomatoes are in abundance, I can’t get enough caprese. The mixture of tangy balsamic vinegar with sweet tomatoes, salty soft mozzarella, garlic and olive oil is my favorite flavor combination ever. We’re talking ever ever. And I eat a lot....

Cinnamon-Vanilla Mini French Toast with Berries

I often think about the perfect morning “in.” You know, one that makes you feel like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music, sweeping through a meadow and singing about the glorious day because you got so much sleep. Ahhh, sleep. My old friend....