Breaded and Baked Ranch Pork Loin Chops

Breading and baking pork chops is easier than frying and way less greasy mess. I was going to say "healthier" but I'm not sure if slathering ranch dressing on things is still considered "healthy." But I know it sure tastes good! A good way to lock in some flavor is to forego the usual egg … Continue reading Breaded and Baked Ranch Pork Loin Chops

The Secret to My Best Roast Pumpkin Seed Recipe

I love saving the seeds after carving pumpkins and then roasting them. This year they turned out the best ever! I've been snacking on them all week. I'm ready to run out and get more pumpkins just so I can do it all over again and try different flavors! The secret to making them come … Continue reading The Secret to My Best Roast Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Taco Party with Save the Day Seasonings and Tryazon

Tryazon sent me a great selection of Save the Day Seasonings to throw a little spice sampling get-together. I was going to be on a family vacation at the time and thought it would be fun to make dinner for everyone one night! I decided to do three different style tacos so that we could … Continue reading Taco Party with Save the Day Seasonings and Tryazon

Grilled Chicken and Roasted Peppers on Daily Kneads Veggie Flatbread

Daily Kneads sent me a selection of their veggie bread products and after a week of trying to make something with it that my picky three-year-old would eat, I decided to make something nice for my husband and myself for dinner. Nice doesn't always have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes nice is whatever I … Continue reading Grilled Chicken and Roasted Peppers on Daily Kneads Veggie Flatbread

Spiced, Spiked and Dipped – A Grand Marnier and Garam Masala Chocolate Cake Truffles Recipe

I’m still eating these in shock because I actually made something this delicious and a little out of my baking comfort zone! There was a bit of a learning curve with the double boiler and chocolate dipping technique, so they may not have all turned out perfect, but I did get some pretty ones. This … Continue reading Spiced, Spiked and Dipped – A Grand Marnier and Garam Masala Chocolate Cake Truffles Recipe

Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt

I love chocolate! I also love spicy! So when you put them together and add a dash of salt on top, it just becomes a heavenly treat for your taste buds. I started with a recipe from Miss Jones Baking Co. and changed a few things (as usual) and made it my own way. This … Continue reading Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt

Thai Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce and Cucumbers

Otherwise known as "the recipe of 1000 ingredients," these Thai-style ground chicken lettuce wraps are actually so good they don't even need the additional sauce, but it came in handy to pour over the white rice I made on the side. I also made a little side of seasoned cucumbers. Don't let the long ingredients … Continue reading Thai Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce and Cucumbers

Easy Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

MomsMeet.com sent me a box from Lindsay showcasing their delicious flavours of almond butter. While browsing the website for recipes, my son spotted these Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies and said "I want to make those!" So that's what we did! I tweaked the original recipe a tiny bit - adding a little more oats and extra … Continue reading Easy Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spicy Peanut Crusted Chicken with Coconut Peanut Dipping Sauce

I'm always looking to do something a little different with plain chicken and love adding a little spice to things, so I decided to try making a Spicy Peanut Crusted Chicken with a┬áCoconut Peanut Dipping Sauce. I used chicken thighs for this recipe, but it would work great for chicken breasts too. The Fresh Roasted … Continue reading Spicy Peanut Crusted Chicken with Coconut Peanut Dipping Sauce

Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms

I'm a fan of tea. I was born in Alabama and was basically raised on sweet tea. When I was little, if I had a choice between milk, juice or tea, I'd go tea every time. I got into hot teas and different varieties when I got older. I also have a pretty impressive collection … Continue reading Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms