Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a simple, delicious pasta dish that the whole family will gobble up. Cream cheese, smoky bacon, parmesan and garlic all combine to create the most decadent pasta. *EDIT: The text and photos in this post have been updated since it’s original publication in 2011. There was a lack of text and the

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Crockpot Ravioli Lasagna

Now that school is back in session, I’m sure everyone is looking for quick and easy weeknight meals that the kiddos will love. And I have a new one to share that will be an instant hit. Growing up, our traditional 1st day of school meal was always lasagna. Back then, I didn’t realize how

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Steak Bites

So, remember the perfect baked potato from a couple weeks ago? Well, I thought I would share the perfect main dish to pair with those fluffy, crispy potatoes….steak bites! This recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman and if you don’t know of her, you must check out her blog and Food Network show immediately. Whenever

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Applesauce Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you will already know that my little man turned two recently. We had a big yellow party for him the weekend before his birthday but I still couldn’t bear the thought of him not having another little celebration on his big day. I made chocolate cupcakes

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Coca Cola BBQ Chicken Kabobs

Joel grew up in Kansas City so he knows and loves his barbecue. We are die-hard fans of Oklahoma Joes BBQ and we never stray from it when we are home visiting his family. We even buy their sauce by the gallon so that we always have it at home. So when I told him

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Cake Mix Cookies

These cake mix cookies are a simple summer treat that only require 4 or 5 ingredients! I remember having these a lot as a kid and I always enjoyed them! I don’t have the exact recipe from my childhood but these seem pretty darn close to me. I love making recipes as an adult that

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Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

It seems like I am always on the hunt for quick, easy and healthy weeknight meals and I definitely found all those things in this Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry. It literally only takes 20 minutes because while the rice cooks, you can prep and cook the stir fry. Can’t get much better than that! We

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Banana Cake

Ok, I have a weird confession to make. I love banana muffins, bread or cake but actual straight up bananas I could totally do without. I enjoy the flavor but the texture is usually too much for me to handle. I know, it’s odd but I kind of am too so it makes sense in

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Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Loin

Now that summer activities have started up, life is getting busy busy busy! On Wednesday’s Joel has softball at 6:30 but has to leave the house by 5:50 and usually doesn’t get home from work until 5:30. That leaves very little time to get dinner on the table, especially with a busy toddler that wants

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