Strawberry On Top: Beach Vacation

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We just got back from Sophie's 1st Trip to the Beach this past weekend. Since then I have been in the kitchen but I've just been cooking up some of our favorite dinners like Turkey Nachos & Game Day Chili. So instead of a recipe today, I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from our trip.  We had such a wonderful time with our dearest friends! Sophie loved the ocean and was so … Read More

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (2 of 4)

I was taking some food to some friends of our that had just had a baby and I had a craving to make some chocolate chip cookies. I thought that was the perfect excuse to make some cookies and take them some! These cookies were so soft and I wanted to eat like a dozen of them! I will definitely be making these again! I used a trick I had seen on pinterest and subbed the baking powder with … Read More

Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip {Guest Post}

Buffalo Queso Dip

Hey everyone! I am actually getting away for a few days on a much needed vacation! We are maxin' & relaxin' right now and when Will contacted me about doing a guest post for me, the timing couldn't have been more perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip! Football food is right up my alley and I can't wait to try this when I get back! Without further adieu, here's … Read More

Slow Cooker Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

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I'm so excited that the temperatures are starting to get a bit cooler and you can start to feel that crispness in the air that means it's turning into fall. I actually wore jeans last week a couple of times! So exciting! I truly do love all four seasons and get so excited when they change. As the weather does turn colder I find myself gravitating toward comforting, hearty recipes and this … Read More

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 11 Months


Hope you all are having a great weekend! It's been entirely too long since I did a lifestyle post and updated you all on Sophie. So sorry about that! Things have been very hectic around here lately! I coordinated a wedding a couple of weeks ago and we are gearing up to lead a college aged retreat in November. Not to mention Miss Sophie turns a year old next month!! How is that even possible?! … Read More

Homemade Apple Butter

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Last year my friend Jennifer texted and told me her husband Chad had looked up a recipe, gone to the grocery and came home and made apple butter. I was definitely impressed! He was so nice to share a jar with us. I must say it was the best apple butter I've ever tasted!! It just had such a fresh flavor and was incredible on a biscuit!! I knew once it hit apple season this year that I had to … Read More

Apple Cider Donuts

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I just couldn't help myself making some more apple recipes. I've decided to declare this apple week here on the blog! These apple cider donuts were so good! Very light and had a great spice flavor to them. The apple flavor isn't over powering and pairs perfectly with the cinnamon sugar topping. Love that these are a great breakfast or dessert. And they were even better served slightly … Read More

Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

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 My husband was going to be going on a men's retreat and I wanted to make a dessert to send with him. I remembered this delicious cake I had many years ago at my friend Michelle's house when she hosted a spa party, and I thought it would be perfect for the guys.  I decided to make the cake into cupcakes so they wouldn't have to worry about cutting it up. And of course I had to taste test one! … Read More

Apple Fritter Cake

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It's September and that means it's apple season! It's still warm temperatures around where I live, but I am ready for cooler temps, crisp weather, apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and chili! Can't wait! While I do love all the seasons, fall is my favorite time of year. What's your favorite season? I bought some apples at the store and was just itching to bake something up with them and had … Read More

Corn Flake Crusted Chicken

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My mom used to make this corn flake chicken often when I was growing up. It was one of my very favorite meals that she made. It came to my mind recently and I realized I had never tried making it myself. So, I called my mom and asked her for the recipe, but unfortunately she couldn't find it. I was able to find a similar one online, thankfully! This chicken was so moist and flavorful! Adam … Read More