Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

Jumbo Blueberry Muffins- the perfect grab and go breakfast!

My kiddos love to snack on fresh fruit which means I occasionally end up with a handful or two leftover that needs to be used up quickly.  Because of this we’ve been obsessed with fruit recipes this summer- like my Mixed Berry Fruit Galette and Peaches and Brie Puff Pastry.  These jumbo blueberry muffins are a perfect way to use up any extra blueberries you might have laying around.  (Isabella also loves it when I add them to our favorite pancake recipe.) …

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Green Chile Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Delicious cream cheese chicken enchiladas- restaurant taste at home!

I am an enchilada connoisseur- it’s my favorite food and pretty much the only thing I order at Mexican food restaurants.  Occasionally I will stray for brisket tacos, but enchiladas are my real true love.  I order beef enchiladas with red sauce or queso while James orders chicken, but I always end up stealing a bite (or three) of his.    …

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Homemade Pizza Dough

Make your favorite pizza at home with this easy homemade pizza dough recipe

At the Fire Station my husband works at the guys usually all pitch in together in the kitchen or rotate nights on who wants to make dinner.  Because of this, James has developed a love for cooking… which I’m thoroughly enjoying.  When he raved and raved about the homemade pizza they had at the station the other night, I knew I had to get him to make it for us!  We used this homemade pizza dough recipe to make two pizzas in baking sheets, one half cheese (Sophia) and half pepperoni (Isabella) and the other half hamburger/ sausage (Me) and half meat lovers supreme (James).  …

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Caramel Pecan Cornbread Pudding

Skillet Cornbread Pudding with Caramel Pecan topping. Perfect for leftover cornbread!

Sometime last year I went to a BBQ restaurant in Dallas that served cornbread pudding for dessert.  It was one of those things that I didn’t know I was missing in my life until I experienced it for the first time.  I like my cornbread a little sweet, but turning it into bread pudding was something I had never considered!  It was perfection, and such an awesome pairing to delicious, smokey BBQ. …

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Peaches and Brie Puff Pastry

Delicious fresh peaches with brie generously topped with brown sugar and honey on a pillow of puff pastry. Like individual peach pies without all the work!

Puff pastry topped with fresh peaches and brie, and drizzled with sweet honey

I saw a recipe in a magazine last weekend for Nectarine Tarts using puff pastry sheets and thought that would be DELICIOUS with peaches instead… and maybe a little slice of brie… and topped with brown sugar.  Turns out, I was right.  I don’t quite know what to call these- I wouldn’t call them tarts exactly, but just calling them squares doesn’t do them justice.  They are like little individual pies made on pillows of puff pastry. …

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Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy, flaky, and delicious.  This chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food.  Use frozen pie crust and rotisserie chicken to make this a quick weeknight meal.

Chicken Pot Pie- creamy, flaky, and delicious. Use refrigerated pie crust and rotisserie chicken for dinner in under 30 minutes

Chicken Pot Pie is one of my ultimate comfort foods.  It’s creamy, and flaky, and hearty- everything good comfort food should be.  This is obviously one of our favorite wintertime meals, but sometimes I just can’t help myself and serve it in the warmer months too.  Using frozen pie crust and rotisserie chicken makes this a quick weeknight meal. …

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Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Delicious homemade blueberry syrup. Only three ingredients. Perfect for pancakes, waffles, or even over ice cream!

I recently discovered Costco- I know, where have I been?  We got a membership a few months ago but I wasn’t really utilizing it fully.  I finally got a chance to go sans children and go up and down every aisle to see everything they offered.  I told my husband that I was “just going to browse” and he quickly quipped back that we don’t have money for that.  Ha- apparently he knows me too well, because I came home with about $50 worth of fruit. …

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Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Feta

Delicious, creamy baked eggs with ripe tomatoes and flavorful feta cheese.  A must-make dish for breakfast or dinner!

Baked Eggs with tomatoes and feta cheese- a delicious, easy breakfast

You probably know by now that I’m a little obsessed with baked eggs, like my Italian Baked Eggs and Creamy Baked Eggs.  They’re just so easy to make, no babysitting on the stove top like fried or scrambled.  Let me introduce you to my newest obsession: feta cheese.  I honestly didn’t know how much I loved feta until I made this Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine pasta.  Turns out feta packs a zesty, savory, slightly tangy flavor that allows you to use less cheese (less calories!) in recipes. …

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Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine Pasta- an indulgent creamy sauce of Parmesan, feta, and roasted red peppers.  An easy restaurant quality dish you can make at home.

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine Pasta- an indulgent creamy sauce of parmesan, feta, and roasted red peppers. An easy restaurant quality dish you can make at home.

Before we continue with the recipe for this Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine I feel like we should discuss what it is and what it is not.  It is a delicious, restaurant quality pasta dish.  It is full of flavor and heavy cream and real butter. (Amen) It is not diet or light anything.  It is a recipe you should tuck away for when you have company coming over that you want to impress.  It is not something you should wait to make. …

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