Thanksgiving Meal Tips & Tricks

Thanksgiving tips and tricks to save time while prepping.

We all know that with the holidays comes stress from trying to make everything perfect. Okay, maybe that is just me? But I really love to have everything come together just right so I will stress myself out about having everything perfect. Last year I changed everything about how I approached the holidays. I made some serious decisions that started with our Thanksgiving feast. I realized that our holiday traveling really did me in - so that was cut. I realized that being...

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Spooktacular Halloween Meal

Spooktacular good meal recipes for Halloween family dinner

White Chicken Chili and Pumpkin Passion Dessert

When I think about Halloween and food. I really think about comfort food. It's getting cold outside and fall has begun. Now that I have children to take out trick-or-treating, I tend to lean more toward recipes that are simple, somewhat healthy and are still considered comfort food. A little something to warm me up from the inside out. A friend of mine shared this White Chicken Chili recipe with me a few years ago...

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More Than Just PJs

Not just a pair of PJs!

I have never been the type of person to spend lots of money on my pajamas.  I will buy a good pair every decade - otherwise I just sleep in whatever is lying around.  I really haven't cared because I'm just sleeping in them.  Right?  Er... maybe I should have rethought this one a very long time ago.

 

While at our Diva's Retreat in St. George, Utah, cute Kiirsten put on a pair of the most adorable pajamas that I have ever seen.  I loved them from the...

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Black and Orange Halloween Party

Black and Orange Halloween Party Idea

A Halloween Party for Families

I was SO excited to get this party started and share it with all of you! My husband and I love to entertain our family and friends. I don't know why, but we have since we've been married. Consider us the party people! {lol} And what a better excuse than a PRE-Halloween bash!?!
Okay, so the real purpose of our little party was actually to introduce our new babysitting co-op. I got tired of trying to find a babysitter every weekend...

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A Special Occasion Meal

A special occasion meal including recipes for roast beef and strawberry chocolate cake.

A Meal That Works For Any Special Occasion

I wanted to plan a special meal for my husband after he had a really rough day at work.  I was already cooking up a roast (one of his favorites - ah, again) so I had an idea to make our dinner a little more special than usual.  I pulled out our rose petals and sprinkled them around our plates on the table, added my grandmother's crystal candle holder and voila!

It didn't really take much effort on my part, but...

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It’s a Mexican Fiesta!

It's a Mexican Fiesta! Yummy recipes you will love.

Mexican Fiesta Recipes You're Family Will Love!

This meal would make for a really fun date night with your hubby or with a group of friends! You could make these together or as a group.  You could even make them ahead of time for your date. Some other ideas for a Mexican Fiesta night might include: Dressing the part, Pinata, Salsa Dancing, or watching "Dance With Me". Don't forget the decorations! Lots of bright colors, lights, and music will make for a festive...

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Pork Ribs and Strawberry Cake

Pork ribs and strawberry cake recipes.

How to Make Pork Spare Ribs and Strawberry Cake

I Cook Because I Love Him

The realization that I have had in cooking is that I generally only cook what I will eat.  I am not big on certain kinds of meats (i.e. steak, ribs, pork, etc.)  I know, I'm weird!  If I don't like it, I generally don't cook it.  However, my husband LOVES a lot of the food I don't. Like Kipper Snacks.  BLAH!  Gross. That's all I'm gonna say.  Disgusting! {lol}  So in my venture...

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Fun Summer Recipes

Fun summer recipes including chicken and vegetable skewers.

Summer Recipes that Are Delicious AND Easy

I really wanted to share this super yummy meal idea with you because it's another one of my hubby's favorites. Well, let's be honest, my husband is a big fan of my cooking and therefore almost everything that I make is his favorite. But the recipes that you'll be seeing from me on here have been Hubby tested and approved.

Maui Chicken and Veggie Skewers
3 Chicken Breasts (cleaned and cubed)
1 Green Bell Pepper...

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Love Story: Kari and Adam

Love Story: Diva, Kari shares her love story with husband, Adam.

Our Love Story
May 2003...
I was in Boise, ID visiting an old friend of mine, Katee, from high school. She had made plans for us to meet up with three of her boyfriend's friends for dinner at The Olive Garden. Little did I know she was trying to set me up on a date with one of those friends.  Let's just say that I did not end up with the guy she was intending to set me up with. However...
  

When we got to the restaurant the guys were already at a table...

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