Strawberry on Top: Birthday Fun


Sorry I've been a little delinquent about doing these behind the scenes posts, I'm hoping to get back to doing them weekly or at least every other week. I recently celebrated my birthday and this year I wanted to do something fun and more adventurous. We decided on kayaking and going up in a helicopter for the first time. Both were so much fun! We kayaked down the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, … Read More

Mexican Corn on the Cob

Mexican Corn on the Cob (6 of 8)

I've mentioned this before, but one of our favorite restaurants is Taco Mamacita in Chattanooga and it has this incredible corn on the cob that is out of this world. I thought I would attempt to make my own version at home. This turned out fabulous!! We could not get enough of it and I can't wait to make it again very soon!! It's really not hard to make either, which is a bonus! It's got a … Read More

Caribbean Chicken Burgers

Carribean Chicken Burgers (5 of 6)

I hope you all had a Happy 4th of July! We had a nice relaxing weekend with lots of pool time and time outside enjoying the gorgeous unseasonably cooler weather! Recently Red Gold Tomatoes contacted me to see if I wanted to participate in their Summer Grillin' Party and I jumped at the chance. They are giving away 1,000 "Summertime Tomatoes All Year Long" Aprons on their facebook page each … Read More

{Guest Post} Carne Asada with Grilled Corn Salsa

carden asada

Today I have a guest post from Elizabeth with ReadySetEat! They have lots of wonderful easy recipes from savory to sweet! I love that they show the prep time, total time, & how many ingredients within the recipe and also when you search it lists that as well. Their site is super user friendly too, definitely check it out! Thanks so much to Elizabeth for guest posting for me today! This … Read More

Banana Split Brownie Pizza

Brownie Pizza.1 (1 of 1)

I know I normally post on Tuesday/Thursday but since Independence Day falls this Friday I thought I would move things up a bit in case you want to get the ingredients for the holiday weekend. Today is actually my birthday and I thought what better reason to make a fun & festive treat! We got together with some friends recently and one of the girls brought this brownie pizza. I knew I had … Read More

Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Hot Fudge

Hot Fudge (3 of 6)

I was looking through some of my magazines researching recipes and came across this gem. This came together so quickly and it tastes amazing! It uses ingredients you mostly have on hand too, so you can whip it up anytime to make a decadent dessert! This is amazing on top of ice cream but I bet it would be amazing drizzled on top of fruit or brownies!! Adam said he'd put this stuff up against … Read More

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 8 Months

7 Month Photo Collage

I haven't had a lot of time to get into the kitchen this past week, so I thought I would share a Sophie update. Last month we had her six month professional photos made. She was actually 7 1/2 months because at 6 months she still was wobbly sitting up. I am in love with how they turned out! Devon at TADA Photography did an amazing job! (And don't worry I bought the rights to these photos). … Read More

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins (5 of 6)

Yesterday I felt the urge to bake and had some blueberries to use up. I realized that I didn't have a blueberry muffin recipe on here, so I figured I better remedy that asap! I love how versatile this recipe is, you can definitely use the base recipe with other fruits or even try it without the streusel topping and use chocolate chips instead. This muffin is moist & cakey, but not overly … Read More

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies (4 of 6)

I mentioned last week that my parents had a dessert party for some missionary friends of ours and several people were bringing brownies, cake, & pie so my mom asked me to bring cookies. These cookies have been on my radar for a while so I decided to try them. I was on my no sugar stint (which is over now, hallelujah!) so I couldn't try them, but everyone said they were really good! Adam … Read More

Southern Fruit Tea

Fruit Tea (2 of 6)

Growing up my family always got together with two other families every Fourth of July. We would always have a big cookout and go watch fireworks afterwards. One of the moms, Becky, always made the best fruit tea and I could drink it by the gallon! It was so sweet and refreshing! I thought it would be fun to make my own and I found this wonderful recipe. My mom was hosting a dessert party for … Read More