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Dinner in under 30 minutes! These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are your solution for an easy chicken dinner.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps



Do you ever feel like your life is so crazy that you are losing your mind left and right? I honestly feel like the older I get, the more balls there are in the air, and it’s only a matter of time before I realize that I’ve forgotten to juggle 2 or 3 of them.

My husband and I were talking last week, and he asked me when fall break was for my daughter. I told him that I didn’t even know. I knew that she was out of school next Monday, but I didn’t recall seeing when fall break was on the calendar.

So, not even thinking about it, I left town earlier this week for work. And then I got a text on Monday morning from a neighbor, reminding me that Fall Break was this week.

Luckily, fall break didn’t start until after I got home, and even if it had started before I got home, I have a great babysitter that would have been able to roll with the punches. But I had to think to myself – how in the world did I miss this??
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Super soft blondies are filled with lots of warm spices and chocolate and caramel candies in these Caramel Spice Cake Blondies. Plus a review of Dessert Mash-Ups by Dorothy Kern.

Caramel Spice Cake Blondies



I’m sure it’s no surprise by now that I love cookbooks. (Hello – I just posted a review of another cookbook yesterday!) Even though we live in a digital world, to me, there is nothing like holding a physical cookbook in my hands.

And right now, it feels like Christmas. So. Many. Great. Cookbooks. It is the season of cookbook releases, and it makes me excited.
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This Skillet Turkey Pot Pie has cheesy buttermilk biscuits on top a flavorful turkey chili making a quick and easy dinner.

Skillet Turkey Pot Pie



As much as I love cooking, sometimes it’s all about just getting dinner on the table. Well, most of the time lately it’s just about getting dinner on the table. When you have a 5 year old, 3 year old and almost 2 year old, dinner time is definitely the most hectic time of day. That, and the 10 minutes before the bus comes in the morning.

So needless to say, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are not only easy and family friendly, but ones that won’t make a total mess of my kitchen.
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HALF TIME™ lunches

I remember when I was young, and I’d take my lunch to school. My mom pretty much always made homemade lunches for us kids, but sometimes I’d get jealous when I’d see one of my friends with those prepackaged lunches. Luckily today, there is a way for parents to have the convenience of those prepackaged lunches without sacrificing quality thanks to HALF TIME™ lunches.

I know how crazy life can get. As a work at home mom, I often struggle with working a full time job and also trying to balance taking care of my kids and a home. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. But there are a few things that are very important to me, and lunch is one of those. But sometimes lunch can get a bit boring, especially when time is tight. Thank goodness for HALF TIME™ lunches. 3 trusted brands, Applegate, Stoneyfield and Annie’s come together to make a lunch that is every kid’s dream. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, the HALF TIME™ lunch kits take lunch to another level – instead of just lunching, your kids are lunching awesome!

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Game day will never be the same after you try these Jalapeño Stuffed Taco Soft Pretzel Sticks. Creamy, spicy and addictive!

Jalapeno Stuffed Taco Soft Pretzel Sticks



Are there any recipes or cooking techniques that you are scared of? Ones that you always say you want to try, but that you are holding back for one reason or another?

I was talking to a small group of food bloggers the other day, and one was saying that she wanted to try a Baked Alaska recipe, but was feeling a bit intimidated by it. I told her that I felt the same way before I had ever tried one, but once I made it, I realized just how easy it was.

And then I realized that is how most recipes are that I am scared to try at first. They are usually quite simple when you actually do make them, and you wonder why you put it off for so long.

One of those things on my list that has always intimidated me is homemade soft pretzels. But guess what?
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A creamy pumpkin cheesecake is topped with a caramel sauce for this decadent fall dessert.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce



Originally posted September 22, 2008 – You would think that I’ve had enough with the sweets after last week’s Red Velvet Week, but I’ve got another one for you today!! Since we are knee deep in all things pumpkin season, I thought it would be fun to re-make this pumpkin cheesecake and bring it back to you all today. This pumpkin cheesecake is cheesecake perfection – rich and creamy with just the right amount of pumpkin and spice. And the caramel sauce totally takes it over the top and gives it something a little different. While this caramel recipe is pretty simple, do be careful not to overcook it as it will harden up when it cools if you cook it too long. But even then, you can heat it back up and it’s still delicious!!
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