Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup

A fantastic way to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into a family meal everyone will love.  Turkey Tortilla Soup is easy to make and is loaded with southwestern flavors.  Adjust the seasonings to make it as spicy or mild as you want. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Everyone in the US, that is.  To all my International friends....Happy Thursday. :-)  Landon has been asking for weeks how many sleeps are left until Thanksgiving....well, I'm thankful that the day has finally arrived so that I … [Read more...]

Monte Cristo Sandwich with Cranberry Jam

Leftover turkey and cranberry sauce are the stars of the show in this classic sandwich. Sweet, savory and bursting with flavor, the Monte Cristo Sandwich with Cranberry Jam is like french toast on steroids....completely amazing and fantastic on a crisp winter day. So easy to make. Tomorrow is the big day....the day we eat so much we all get bigger.  And need bigger pants.  The day we wish we didn't have that last bit of stuffing drenched in gravy.  The day we end up falling asleep by 6:00 … [Read more...]

Chicken Milanese with Artichokes, Kalamata Olives and Maple Dijon Dressing

Crispy chicken cutlets are topped with a refreshing light and tasty salad to create the ultimate healthy weeknight dinner.  Easy to make, Chicken Milanese with Artichokes, Kalamata Olives and Maple Dijon Dressing will soon be a regular in your weeknight meal planning. We are big chicken fans here in my house, so it makes sense to know a little about your food’s history if you’re going to eat a ton of it. In the recent research I’ve done, it’s great to see that we have options available to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Creamy, rich, hearty Loaded Baked Potato Soup is simmered all day long in the slow cooker.  Easy to throw together in the morning for easy meals during the week.  Top with crumbled bacon, chopped scallions and shredded cheese for the ultimate cold-weather dinner. Hey friends!  I'm out in Kansas City right now hanging out with some pretty amazing bloggers learning all sorts of bloggy stuff and watching the town go wild after the Royals latest win.  It's a really cool city and I'll share … [Read more...]

Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup

Creamy, smoky cheddar cheese and harvest-spiced pumpkin ale are combined to create a warm, comforting bowl of fall flavor.  Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup is rich, velvety and like nothing else you've ever spooned into your mouth.  This is comfort food for your soul. I just let the dog out and there's a crispness to the air this morning.  One that only comes with fall.  Not quite "cold" but definitely not a summer morning, it's chilly.  But later today, I'll sweat in the bulky … [Read more...]

Tuna Salad Tacos

Bite sized treats perfect for an after-school snack, Tuna Salad Tacos are a fun way to change up your usual tuna salad sandwich. Mini soft taco shells are filled with the best tuna salad ever and topped with tasty taco toppings.  Quick, easy and healthy! I have a secret...I've been holding out on you.  I didn't do it intentionally but it's time I come clean.....I have the best tuna salad recipe ever.  No....really....I do.  It's simple and fresh and packed with protein....and you're going … [Read more...]

Easy Tomato Jam

Tomatoes cooked down until sticky sweet, this Easy Tomato Jam is simple to make.  Tangy, sticky and perfect for entertaining. All you need is a little time, patience and some will-power....so you don't eat the whole batch all by yourself. It's raining tomatoes.  At least in my area it is.  I found this amazing, secret farm stand just around the corner from my house about a month or two ago.....just in time for the end of summer.  And I've lived here for two years now, this is the first I … [Read more...]

Crunchy Caramel Apple and Brie Quesadilla

Sweet, savory and so amazingly good, this Crunchy Caramel Apple and Brie Quesadilla is great for breakfast or dessert.  The granola is a fantastic addition to an already tasty treat.  Easy to make in minutes, you'll be noshing on these all season long. I don't know why this happens but as soon as Labor Day is behind me I don't scramble for the pumpkin spice everything, I'm a caramel girl.  Salted caramel, caramel caramel, chocolate caramel, homemade caramel....it's all me.  I can eat that … [Read more...]

How to Make The Very Best BLT

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Hellmann’s.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Tomato season is here, so why not punch up your lunch with the Very Best BLT.  Thick sliced white bread toasted to perfection then piled high with juicy ripe tomatoes, spinach, salty bacon and slathered with mayo.  Back to school never tasted so good. I’ve been talking about Back to School for a couple weeks but it’s finally here. The buses have hauled the kids away for the day and the … [Read more...]

Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Sunflower Seeds

This post is sponsored by ALDI.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Leftover roasted chicken is the key ingredient in this easy Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Sunflower Seeds.  Ready in just a few minutes and perfect for the kids lunch boxes…or your own! So, remember the Sunday chicken we made the yesterday?  You know, the simple one with just a handful of ingredients that resulted in the best chicken ever?  Yeah…that one.  Well, I hope you saved your leftovers … [Read more...]