Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

This recipe is a conglomeration of recipes I’ve been trying to make from my Pinterest boards.  I’ve also been wanting to learn how to make really good pan fried noodles at home.  Plus I wanted to make a meal with what I had on hand.  It’s all that in one, and it’s delicious! I used this […]

Frozen-ish Birthday Party

Frozen-ish Birthday Party

My little girl turned 5 last week.  I can’t believe how she’s grown.  It only seems like yesterday that she was just a little baby making us laugh. We got her a bike this year, and she was totally excited and surprised. John’s idea for decorating the party room was to hang icicle lights across […]

Weekly Recap – Fall Learning Activities

Weekly Recap – Fall Learning Activities

We’ve finally gotten mostly settled into our new house, and are resuming our learning activities again.  I love fall and all the things that go with it -the leaves changing, cooler weather, baking and cooking, decorating with pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes and the list goes on and on.  I have a Fall Homeschool board on Pinterest […]

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here!  It really is my favorite holiday to cook for, and now that I’m a blogger I get to have two Thanksgiving meals.  One for blogging before the Thanksgiving festivities start, and one on Thanksgiving that’s just a fun family event. Most people probably think that sounds crazy, but I love it! […]

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat.  He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing.  Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit.  He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking […]

Favorite Jello Salad

Favorite Jello Salad

This recipe is one that my mom has made since I was a little girl.  She got the recipe from her sister, and named it “Favorite Jello Salad.”  It’s a classic recipe straight out of the 50′s or 60′s, but it’s so good that I had to share it with you.  Southern Living recently did […]

Ham and Corn Chowder

Ham and Corn Chowder

This is a recipe that my sister has been making from Pampered Chef for years.  It’s always good after Thanksgiving if you have ham leftover.  We still have some ham in the freezer from our recent ham dinner, so I have been wanting to make this.  As usual, I was missing some ingredients, so I […]

The Girl is a Fashionista

The Girl is a Fashionista

Lately I’ve been posting pictures of outfits I create for myself.  I thought I would show some outfits of Arabella too and link up with my friend Lindsay over at Pursuit of Pink. We have gotten a lot of hand-me-downs over the years and new clothes from grandparents, so until recently we hardly ever had […]

Holiday Discount Code – Tasty Food Photography ebook

Holiday Discount Code – Tasty Food Photography ebook

It’s no secret that I am still learning all this blogging and photography stuff, but one thing that has tremendously helped me along this journey is Pinch of Yum‘s Tasty Food Photography ebook.  They are doing a holiday promotion this weekend (until midnight Monday, Dec 2) to get the book for $9.50 instead of $19.00.  Use […]

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing?  I don’t stuff the turkey with it, but I usually call it stuffing out of habit.  Other times I say dressing.  I’ve been making this stuffing/dressing for Thanksgiving for the last 6 years on and off.  It’s still my favorite…and John’s.  I was inspired by a stuffing I saw Giada de Laurentiis […]