• Honey Balsamic Sprouts – a perfect side

    Balsamic + Honey + Sprouts have NEVER been better… and trust me I KNOW! Surprisingly Simple Sprouts It is no surprise that I am a big fan of brussels sprouts, but these sprouts in particular are a favorite.  Even better, they are really simple to make. First you start with simply roasting them with a little olive oil and seasoning.  Then as soon as they are cooked you drizzle them with a balsamic reduction and honey… and voila, they are DONE!  I told you super simple. A little honey sweet… just a little I know sometimes when you use honey as a drizzle it can be over powering, but not…

  • Coconut Lime Chicken

    Coconut Lime Chicken is what I am living for this summer… and I think you will as well. Baby… It’s Hot Outside I don’t know about where y’all are but it is HOT this summer.  LIKE SUPER HOT!  When it is super hot I am not into super heavy meals that weight me down… and this chicken is light but bursting with flavor. There is a bit of lime, a bit of coconut and some cilantro sliding in here and there, making this a perfect summer dish. One Pan & Done In the summer the least amount of time I can have the oven or stove on for is a…

  • Oreo Stuffed Cookies

    Oreo cookies and 4th of July are a perfect combo and then you stuff them into a chocolate chip cookie, they are even better!! Let’s talk dough You could stuff oreo’s in any cookie you want but for me I wanted to make it a little extra fun for the 4th so I made M&M chocolate chip cookies. You could use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, plain chocolate chip cookie recipe, double chocolate cookie recipe…really just about anything you would like. Once you pick your dough you can get to stuffing! Hello Oreo Being that we are around the 4th of July I was able to use the Fireworks Oreo…

  • Berry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

    Cheesecake is always a good idea, but when you swirl it with berry jam… well thats just a whole new level of YUM! OH the Crust… One of my favorite parts of cheesecake is the crust.  I am a sucker for a good graham cracker crust.  There is just something so yummy about a buttery graham cracker crust.   I know you can make it with other crusts but for me I am a graham cracker girl all the way. Cheesecake Time! In my opinion a good cheesecake is rich, creamy, a little tart and a little sweet.   This one is all that and more because I used vanilla…

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake

    Banana Pudding Cheesecake… yes you read that right, I am using banana’s in one of of my recipes. Let’s talk Nilla Wafer… I am all about a Nilla wafer.  Anytime I have a box of them in the house it disappears quickly.  I also love turning them into crust, and for this cheesecake they are the perfect crust option.  I mean you have to have Nilla Wafers with banana pudding… right? Banana’s are a must… I guess It is no secret I am not a fan of bananas AT ALL.  I don’t buy them, eat them, cook with them… nothing ever.  So when a sweet friend of mine asked me…

  • Butter Biscuits… yep butter biscuits

    Butter Biscuits= YES PLEASE!  For real… y’all these are so, so good (and super easy)!! Butter Biscuits = No rolling! Growing up in the south I am no stranger to biscuits… but I am not the biggest fan of making them.  If I do make them I typically made drop biscuits, or now these butter biscuits.  Well… unless I am feeling super ambitious I will make these Magnolia Biscuits, but typically just for special occasions. But these butter biscuits… well I will make these anytime. It starts with what else… Butter! I love these because you melt the butter in the dish you will be baking the biscuits in.  Not…

  • Simple Roasted Chicken

    Roasted Chicken is truly one of my staples for lunch & dinner.  I mean think about it you can pair it with just about anything & it is done in no time…making it perfect for dinner this week. All about prep… In my opinion prepping the chicken is the most important part.  This is when you can ensure there will be tons of flavor, it will be juicy and get the golden skin.  So how do we do all of this… well, hold on…here we go. First is about the flavor.  I prefer a little lemon, some herbiness (not sure that is a real word) and some delicious seasoning.  So…

  • Strawberry Bread – aka your summer bread

    Strawberry Bread is all I can think about… honestly I am all about the berries right now and especially strawberries. Strawberry Bread Time! Y’all I am so, so excited about this bread.  Not only is it super quick to make, but it is LOADED with strawberry goodness.  I mean just look at all the strawberries!   The bread itself is pretty dense, making it perfect to hold the strawberries in place, and not let them sink to the bottom of the bread.  It is also buttery, which I so love!    It is on the sweeter side… but not too sweet.   It is just so pretty! Not only is…

  • Roasted Berry Jam

    I am all about some jam in my life and this Roasted Berry Jam is everything I need and everything you want. Yep… Roasted Berry Jam If you have been in my world for a while I am sure you have seen my Roasted Strawberry Jam.  Hands down that is still one of my favorites, but I have to say this triple berry version is AMAZING! Roasting these berries really intensifies there flavor and makes this a jam that is truly Berry-licious. Berry Goodness Every time I walk into the grocery store I am overwhelmed with how good the berries look.  All of them look amazing.  The strawberries are bright…

  • Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

    Oh hello, sweet potatoes.  I am always down for some sweet potatoes and especially these!! Sweet Potatoes = Yummy There is just something so yummy about sweet potatoes.  I love them baked, roasted, alone, stuffed (like this BBQ stuffed version), in salads, in breakfast hash, as a side, as the main… ANYWAY really. One of my favorite recipes for sweet potatoes are these Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potatoes.  They are not only delicious but also super easy. Roasted and So Good! If I am not eating a whole sweet potato or mashed ones,  I roast them.  I roast them for several reasons.  First, I love how it intensifies the flavor of…