• Salted Caramel Brownies… YES PLEASE

    Salted Caramel Brownies make me happy… like giddy happy.   I have tried several recipes and all are good (like these) but this is the BEST in my opinion. Caramel Yumminess… Salted Caramel is a must in my life.  I love it on ice cream, poured over cheesecake, dip fruit in it and of course drizzle into super fudgy and delicious brownie batter.  There is just something about chocolate and caramel together. I usually make my own salted caramel sauce but for these brownies I used this Salted Caramel Sauce.  I love it because it is thick and super creamy, and holds up well as it is baked.  You can…

  • I am Thankful for my Career

    My dream career started almost 2 years a go.  After my dad passed away and I took time to get everything settled for mom and I, it was time for me to decided what this new chapter was going to look like.  Little did I know what an adventure it would be. Why Health Insurance? I get asked all the time why I jumped into the health insurance world.  Honestly it was some luck and a desire to help others.   I will share more about my dad and his journey next week, but in short he was sick for a long time.  Through his years of being ill I…

  • Baked Potato Soup

    Baked Potato Soup is a must in my house in the Fall and this recipe is super easy and SUPER YUMMY! Baked Potato Soup LOVE! Is there anything better than a big pot of soup on the stove on a cool Fall day?  I just don’t think there is.  This Baked Potato Soup is the perfect crowd pleasing dinner.   This soup was first introduced to me by a great friend.  Years and years ago she sent me the recipe and said I would love it and she was so right.  I have been making this for 20+ years and it hit me the other day that I did not…

  • Honey… So Thankful For Her

    Writing about Honey was much harder than I thought it would be.  My mom is my heart and I hope you can see a little bit of that below.     #2 – MY MOM  – aka HONEY There is so much I could say about this AMAZING lady I get to call my mom, but I will try and keep it short. From my earliest of memories my mom has always been a strong, beautiful, outgoing, full of life, eyelash wearing woman that I wanted to be just like.  She showed my brothers and I how to truly love unconditionally (more on that in another post), how to forgive,…

  • Thankful in 2020

    Ok… so this year has been one for the record books… in EVERY way shape and form. Even though I am super ready for 2021… there are still several things I am so, so thankful for and honestly this really has been one of the best years of my life.   Check back often for my updated thankful list… a few might surprise you.   #1…2020!!  YES… 2020! I have to say as CRAZY as this year has been there have also been some pretty amazing things.   It started with my birthday (way back in February) and has included unforgettable memories with family, friends and those who I cherish…

  • Pumpkin Cranberry Pistachios Bread

    I am a BIG fan of pumpkin (as I am sure you know), pistachios and cranberries… but I am an even bigger fan of pumpkin bread and this pumpkin bread is AMAZING!!  It is loaded with tons of yum and each bite is like a party in your mouth. PISTACHIOS & CRANBERRIES GALORE! I am all about a traditional pumpkin bread but this loaded pumpkin bread is just so, so good.   I have always loved cranberries with pumpkin but for some extra fun I wanted to add in some pistachios.  Pistachios are a favorite for me with cranberries, as in these cookies.  The cookies are SO GOOD I knew…

  • Chicken & Gnocchi Bake

    I have a gnocchi confession… I am secretly obsessed with it!  I like it all sorts of ways, with all sorts of things but this bake is a perfect option for a yummy, comforting weeknight dinner.  A LITTLE CHICKEN TALK I have recently become a BIG, BIG fan of chicken thighs.  I am literally using them every week.  Sometimes I just roast them up and pair them with a quick salad and veggie and sometimes I use them in a  casserole… LIEK THIS ONE! I always sear them in a pan.  This not only adds some great color to the dish but also a TON of flavor.  I also make…

  • Monster Cookies – The Halloween Version

    Monster Cookies are my new favorite Halloween treat.  I mean just how adorable are these little yummies?? SPRINKLES & MORE SPRINKLES I am all about a fun sprinkle for any and all occasion.  I have an entire section in my pantry dedicated to my sprinkle obsession.  My niece and nephew love them as well and want to decorate cookies almost every time they come over just so they can use them. For these cookies I went with a variety.  As seen above a traditional halloween blend of orange, green, black, purple and white and then a pink, green and white version as well for the purple cookies.  I also did…

  • Boo Bark – It is BOOLICIOUS

    It is Boo Season and this Boo Bark is the perfect Boolicious treat.  It is colorful, loaded with yummy and so darn cute (and maybe a little scary too). BOO BARK FUN! This bark is loaded with everything yummy.  There are Oreo’s, M&M’s, Pretzels, chocolate, sprinkles and more sprinkles.  You can also add in some peanut butter cups, caramel candies, butterscotch chips or candy corn.   Really you can add in almost anything you wanted, the possibilities are endless. EASY PEASY This bark is so easy, all you need are a few ingredients and about 10 minutes and you are good to go. First is all about the stars of…

  • PUMPKIN SPICE POPCORN – A FALL MUST

    Are you a popcorn fan?  A pumpkin spice fan? A snack fan?  If you answered yes to any of  these question you have to try this Pumpkin Spice Popcorn!!  NOW!!! NOT TOO PUMPKIN-Y … I PROMISE I know that it says pumpkin spice in the title but don’t worry it is not too much.  There is a just a hint of spice paired with the sweetness of of the brown sugar and the richness of the butter.  I am seriously trying to think of other things I use this combo on… so stay tuned. With the addition of brown sugar it really mellows the pumpkin spice and makes this a…