Chicken Sausage Pasta


I've been making a version of this pasta for years, except with cheese ravioli instead of penne and chicken sausage. Because C is a TOTAL meat lover and dinner isn't dinner without something meaty - I switched up the recipe using Johnsonville's Cajun Chicken Sausage. We love adding chicken sausage to pasta dishes for that sausage flavor without all the fat! This one pot chicken sausage pasta is an absolute favorite around here! Chicken sausage, mushrooms, and tomatoes come together in a … [Read more...]

Nutty Bacon Dip


Coming up with new dips is something I love to do! We tend to always been planning to go to a neighborhood party, pot-luck, cook out or game day get together and so a new dip is always a good thing. This dip has it ALL! Cheese, bacon, ranch, and green onion is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Something about how they complement each other leaves you coming back to the bowl for more. And that’s exactly what happened here. There wasn’t one bit left after serving this dip at a … [Read more...]

Oreo Cupcakes


If there is ONE thing I get requests for it is my Oreo Cupcakes. There's something about Oreos even a child can't ignore. I, myself have been know to eat a whole sleeve in one sitting. *Don't judge me* So, putting crushed up Oreos into cake batter... well, ya know it's gonna be good. Start by lining your paper cupcake liners with half an Oreo on the bottom, top it with your homemade cupcake batter swirled with chopped Oreos and bake. Once cooled, top with a luscious cream cheese … [Read more...]

Fruity Curried Chicken Salad


I’ve honestly never been a big fan of curry, but one day I was roaming through the aisles of Earthfare and stumbled upon a man giving out samples of their Curry Chicken Pasta Salad. Being that it was free and all, I decided to go for it. They say your taste buds change every 7 years, so why not, right?! Well, I’m not sure if the whole taste bud thing is true, but something was different for sure because the stuff was doggarn out of this world! Everything you love about chicken salad with … [Read more...]

Orange Bars


Every now and then I get a hankerin’ for lemon bars. I’m not sure where this comes from since I’m a total chocolate connoisseur, but darn it if that lemon bar craving doesn’t hit me and I can’t get them off my mind. I gotta make. them. NOW! No… this isn’t a lemon bar recipe. So then Katie, why are you talking about lemon bars? Well, you see, that lemon bar craving hit me one night and I needed them right then and there. There was no waiting until the next day when I could get to the grocery … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread


I’ve talked before about how C and I always buy bananas and then never eat all of them before they end up turning spotty brown. Lately, since I’ve been trying to be a *LITTLE* healthier when it comes to indulging in sweet breads, I have been using the spotty bananas for other things. Did you know you can unpeel them, slice them and freeze them to make things like smoothies or even ice cream!? Or throw them into a saucepan with some butter and sugar and voila! You’ve got bananas … [Read more...]

Oreo Truffle Brownies


It’s been a whirlwind of birthdays around here lately. Needless to say, we’ve been eating a TON of sweets. I’ve been in heaven.      This is one of my latest sweet treats.   Remember a couple of years ago when everyone was making Oreo Truffles- ya know, crushed up Oreos folded together with cream cheese and rolled into delectable, melted chocolate?! They’ve always been a favorite indulgence of mine. And this year for C’s birthday celebration just us, I decided to see what they’d be … [Read more...]

Milk and Donut Cookies


Who doesn't love donuts!? These are "mini" cookies - my favorite kind because they're bite sized and you don't feel as guilty for eating 10. :) Donuts for breakfast! With milk... That's the dream, sweet friends. … [Read more...]

Wildtree Wednesday: Savory Garlic Popcorn


Happy Wednesday! The past few weeks I've talked about why I love Wildtree, our taco seasoning, and grapeseed oils. I went back and forth on what I should share with you all next and I decided to start on something easy and delicious! Before I met Cody I had never had stove-top popcorn before. Once I tasted one of those hot half-popped kernels I knew there was no going back. And there wasn't. A few years later I read how microwave popcorn is extremely bad for you. I highly recommend … [Read more...]

Toy Story Cookies


I was able to do some Toy Story cookies for a repeat customer of mine a few weeks ago. These were so much fun! The whole time I kept repeating "Reach for the sky!" and "There's a snake in my boot!" I think C thought I had lost my mind until he realized what I was doing. Toy Story has always been one of my favorites. It was so much fun to make the movie come to life on a cookie! … [Read more...]