Tag: entertaining

Bloody Mary Goulash – Instant Pot Recipe

Another day, another Instant Pot recipe.¬† Check out my Instant Pot recipe collection!¬† I saw where a blogger friend of mine posted a photo of vegetable soup on her Instagram using tomato juice as a base, and my mind started wandering.¬† Then the next thing I knew, I was at […]


Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

I grew up in Chicagoland, where we had many delicious Greek restaurants nearby!¬† I fell in love with gyros early on but never thought I would be able to make them at home.¬† A few years ago, I played around with Greek seasonings and created the perfect slow cooker Chicken […]


cowboy caviar beef sliders

  This past fall I promised my kids that I would make them a Cowboy meal.¬† Evan though I hadn’t a clue what kind of meal I would actually end up making them. You see, last fall, we put hardwood floors in our dining room, which is also the same […]


Instant Pot Peppermint Vanilla Latte

I have been super busy these past¬†few weeks.¬† I have had sick kiddos, lots of freelance work to do, and lots of Christmas shopping/gift-wrapping and planning to do.¬† ¬†I am sure this will be my last post before Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone! I thought it would be fun to make […]


20 Lazy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Post Edit December 2020- Scroll down to the bottom.¬† I am adding new Elf set ups as I make them. ūüôā¬†¬† When my oldest son was a baby, and when Pinterest was new, I LOVED looking at all those Elf on the Shelf scenes!¬† I was so excited when we […]


Chicken Cordon Bleu Ham Cups

  #cheeselove Christmas Eve at my parents’ house is perfect.¬† I look forward to it every year.¬† ¬†Sometimes they have a big crowd, and sometimes it’s a quiet gathering.¬† It doesn’t matter which way it goes.¬† I love it all. My dad plays the perfect Christmas playlist- one that he […]


Sheet Pan Cauliflower Au Gratin

  Crystal Farms¬ģ Cheese sponsors today’s post.¬† #cheeselove¬† Oh my gosh, you guys.¬† This Cauliflower.¬† ¬† So amazing, and this reiterates why I have an obsession with pepper jack cheese.¬† ¬†This pepper jack cheese adds just a little kick to this dish.¬† ¬†Just enough kick to make the meal enjoyable, […]


30 Amazing Mashed Potato Recipes

Mashed Potatoes was always my favorite side dish as a child.¬† ¬†My mom made them all the time, pretty much every time she made meatloaf or a baked chicken.¬† ¬†There is nothing more comforting than mashed potatoes. It is always a great time to make mashed potatoes! 1) Mashed Potatoes […]


Sheet Pan Cheese and Chocolate Appetizer

I have never seen a cheese board appetizer I didn’t like.¬† ¬†There is just something about how simple they are, how easily the flavors go together.¬† You can add any nut, cracker, or piece of fruit you love, and you literally cannot go wrong! I loved making this cheese and […]


Sheet Pan Orange Beef and Broccoli

My family has been eating a lot of ¬†homemade Asian dinners lately. ¬† I love Asian food, but take-out can be greasy and fattening. ¬† Once you get all of the necessary sauces, there are a ton of recipes you can make with them! Just a few weeks ago, I […]


Rice Krispies¬ģ Treats- Holiday Trains

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. ¬†#HolidayTreatMaking ¬†#CollectiveBias   I love holiday projects with my kids. ¬† Making¬†Rice Krispies¬ģ Treats is actually perfect for us. ¬† I have three little boys, and it doesn’t take long to make¬†Rice Krispies¬ģ […]