Brown Sugar and Honey Baked Grapefruit {& travel plans and SweetPhi on Snapchat!}

Brown sugar and honey baked grapefruit

Today I’m sharing a super simple recipe for brown sugar and honey baked grapefruit and I’m sharing my travel plans and sharing how SweetPhi is on Snapchat! Grapefruit is one of those things I always think I like, but then I take a little bite and hate the bitterness. But top grapefruit with brown sugar… 

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Peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola bars from @sweetphi

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars {road trip snacks & a giveaway}

Need the most delicious homemade granola recipe? I've got you covered with these peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola bars, and I'm sharing some of my favorite road trip snacks, and there's a giveaway, such a fun post today! I love homemade granola bars. I love combining different ingredients and the hearty flavors … [Read More...]

Tres leches banana pancakes, recipe from @sweetphi

Tres Leches Banana Pancakes

These tres leches banana pancakes are perfect for mornings when you want a simple homemade pancake recipe that has super unique and delicious flavors! So, um, giant food blogger fail over here...can you believe I have never made homemade pancakes! Hold the phone! Stop the presses! It's true. I've never made homemade … [Read More...]

Cinnamon vanilla dolce iced coffee

Cinnamon Vanilla Dolce Iced Coffee

This cinnamon vanilla dolce iced coffee is made with a slightly sweet (but not too sweet) homemade coffee creamer and coffee made using an iCoffee machine. The coffee creamer and coffee combine to make the most delicious coffee for on-the go, or for enjoying on a warm summers morning. One week ago today, my husband and I … [Read More...]

Chocolate cheesecake with oreo crust

Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust {and a cookbook giveaway}

This chocolate cheesecake with oreo crust is decadent and rich, and is the perfect dessert to bring along for parties and get togethers! In our small house we have a small den. In that den is where I keep my collection of cookbooks. I don't have just one or two cookbooks, I have probably somewhere upwards of 100. And … [Read More...]

Banana Caramel Swirl Cake

Banana Caramel Swirl Cake {and a huge caramel giveaway}

Today I'm sharing a recipe for a super delicious banana caramel swirl cake which uses my all time favorite caramel from Fat Toad Farm, and am doing a huge caramel giveaway! Mondays are always a little bit of a shock. An awakening from the lull of the weekend. A time to 'get back into the swing of things.' However, with … [Read More...]

Fancy cucumber sandwiches

4 Ingredient Fancy Cucumber Sandwiches

These 4 ingredient fancy cucumber sandwiches are easy to make and my faaaaaaavorite appetizer or party food ever! I have held off on posting this recipe for far too long. Ever since my sister-in-law introduced me to this appetizer years ago, I have been obsessed! Not just a little obsessed, but like full on, every time … [Read More...]

Curry-crusted-steak-with-roasted-red-pepper-chimichurri

Curry Crusted Steak with Roasted Red Pepper Chimichurri

Curry crusted steaks are accompanied by a roasted red pepper chimichurri for a mouthwatering feast that is perfect for a family dinner or for entertaining friends. #ad   As I sit here shivering with the cold weather that has been plaguing the Midwest (it has been the longest winter ever) the only beacon of warming hope … [Read More...]

the best nachos - nachos with pulled pork pinto beans green chiles and two cheeses

The Best Nachos Ever {pulled pork, pinto beans, green chiles, and 2 cheese nachos}

Without a doubt these are the best nachos ever, they are made with pulled pork, pinto beans and green chiles and not one, but TWO cheeses, so that every chip is covered in cheesy perfection! You know how certain people have signature dishes they make? Well, if there were ever a signature dish that my husband makes, it is … [Read More...]

5 ingredient turkey taco salad

5 Ingredient Turkey Taco Salad and {27 Salads I need in my life}

Bring on the fresh greens, veggies and dressing, today I'm talking 5 ingredient turkey taco salads and 27 salads I need in my life! Lately I've been craving ALL THE SALAD! It started when I was making yogurt lemon chicken salad for dinner and just so happened to be photographed for an article in the paper. I was pleasantly … [Read More...]

A cool trick for how to dress a salad

A cool trick for how to dress a salad

Today I'm going to share with you a cool trick for how to dress a salad. I've used this countless times, and people always tell me how they can't believe they hadn't thought to do it this way! Wait...what are doing? Asked my husband as I was dressing a take out salad. Um, dressing the salad? Said me, looking at him, who … [Read More...]