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This Chopped Cobb Salad has all of the flavors of the popular Cobb Salad, but mixed up making it more enjoyable to eat!

Chopped Cobb Salad Recipe

This post has been sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm.

Remember last year when I got all obsessed with chopped salads? Well, I know it’s been awhile, but I’m back again. This time with chopped Cobb salad.

I will be the first to admit that I love the way a Cobb salad looks. All the pretty lines of ingredients, so colorful and fresh looking. But every time I go to eat one, I don’t know where to start. I’m a girl that likes a little bit of everything in every bite of a salad. (But I’m the totally opposite with the food on my plate – I don’t like to combine everything there!) If you have a single serving Cobb salad, it’s a bit easier, but when it’s a big salad served to a crowd? How do you go in there and make sure that you are getting everything without looking like the greedy one that is trying to hoard all the avocados? (Or is that just me? ;) )

This is the reason I love chopped salads. No worrying about how to get everything in one bite, because it’s already mixed up for you. Including the dressing!!
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This easy Peach Napoleon Recipe uses baked, sugared wontons that are layered with whipped cream and fresh peaches for a impressive presentation.

Peach Napoleons with Sugared Wonton Wrappers

Photos and Recipe Updated June 2014

Originally published September 26, 2008 – Peach season is something that I look forward to every year. I’m jumping the gun a little bit right now, as it’s not quite peach season here in Utah yet, but I couldn’t resist. I’ve been dying to remake this beautiful Peach Napoleon recipe, and I can see myself making this dessert all summer long!

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not an entertainer. But if I was, this simple Peach Napoleon recipe would be in my repertoire. It really doesn’t get any easier or faster than this. If I didn’t have to wait for the oven to pre-heat, I could have had these done in under 10 minutes easy. And not only are they easy and impressive looking, they are tasty!
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Bored of your normal beans and rice? This Enchilada Rice will make your tastebuds happy!

Enchilada Rice

If you had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, do you know what you would choose?

I know, I know. It’s a hard question. (And thankfully one that you never really have to answer.) But for me? I could easily eat Mexican, Tex-Mex, Fresh-Mex – no matter what you call it – every single day.

It’s a no brainer. Tacos, burritos, sopes, enchiladas… Yum.

Which is why I’m super excited to share with you all that I have paired up with Old El Paso to bring you all kinds of Mexican-inspired recipes over the next year. It’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it! :)
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You’ll never want to have regular ranch dressing after trying this Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing!

Avocado Salad Dressing

So yesterday I made a salad.

That – in and of itself – is nothing earth shattering. I love salads, and love to eat them often.

But as I took my first bite of that salad, (which I will be posting next week), I realized that this salad dressing needs a post all to itself. The original plan was to post it all together, but you guys. You need this salad dressing regardless of the salad you are serving it on top of.
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Creamy and rich, this Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle is filled with brownies, pudding, and lots of peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

So let’s just jump to the nitty gritty here. Usually when I cook and when I bake, it’s more about the journey than the destination. Sure, I love to eat. It’s the reward at the end of the road. But I love cooking. I love the process.

So over the past few years, I have turned more and more to cooking and baking from scratch. Sure, I have my convenience products because I am a busy mom after all, but when I feel like baking a cake, it’s not usually from a box. Because I enjoy the process, and there isn’t as much of a process when I’m starting from a box.


That being said, sometimes you just need a dessert. Sometimes you are so dead tired that you don’t want to think about it, but whether it’s for a neighborhood potluck or family dinner, you need dessert. And you don’t want to deal with it.
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My Signature Kitchen

I have always been a believer that the kitchen is the heart of the home.

Unfortunately, right now, my kitchen has a hard time being the heart of the home.

You see – we are currently renters. It actually surprised me when we were looking for somewhere to live how small all of the kitchens were. We decided on the house that we are living in now because of the location, but really, it had one of the better kitchens that we had looked at. It opens to the living room, and there was a gas stove (which is a huge plus to me!)

I knew moving into the house that even though the kitchen was open, it was still small. Just how small it was – well, I didn’t really know.

My problem is the functionality of the kitchen. There is very little counter space. Very little. My husband and I can’t be in the kitchen at the same time cooking because there just isn’t enough space. I will often have to put a cutting board over the sink to give me more “counter” space to work with. On the plus side, though – it has taught me the importance of cleaning up after myself!
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