Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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I love to bake and this Pinterest recipe was just calling me when I saw it.  Let's be honest, who doesn't love pound cake and cream cheese?  Why not mesh them and see what loveliness happens? Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups Butter, Softened at Room Temperature 9 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened at Room Temperature 3 Cups Sugar 6 Eggs 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1/8 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Directions: Preheat oven to 300 … [Read more...]

Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Rosemary

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During the week, there is nothing I love more than a dinner that is home-cooked, simple and delicious.  I can't say more great things about this pasta dish that only takes two pots to make the whole dinner. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 1 Pound Dried Rigatoni 1 Quart Heavy Cream 2 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, Chopped 2 Cloves Fresh Garlic, Crushed 8 Ounces Goat Cheese 2 Cups Roasted Chicken, Shredded Salt & … [Read more...]

Layered Banana Cream Dessert

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A fellow May mom posted a picture of this dessert she was having that night and I fell in love.  I thought about it all day and how I wanted to make it NOW.  It consumed my mind to the point were I think I was actually drooling in anticipation.  She kept saying how easy it was to make and that I should try it.  I added macadamia nuts to it so there was more texture and it was heavenly! Ingredients: 2 Box Instant Banana Pudding 4 … [Read more...]

Parmesan Chicken

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This is not your typical Parmesan chicken that you are used to ordering in a Italian restaurant but I'm telling you this is good!  Not only is this good but it's only FOUR ingredients and crazy simple to make.  This recipe was a staple weekday dish that we would have with my family when I was growing up and I have always loved it.  Lucas and I make it regularly and even he is a pro at making it.  If he can do it, you … [Read more...]

Shrimp Tacos

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Shrimp is one of my favorite things to eat, especially when it is Lent.  Every Friday during Lent, Lucas and I have the same struggling question, "What's for dinner?"  I hate, hate, hate that question because it always falls on days that I have meat in the refrigerator or I'm craving a juicy burger.  Hahaha.  These are though totally satisfying and so easy to make! Ingredients: Tortillas 1 Pound Shrimp, Peeled and Devained 1 Cup … [Read more...]

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

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I love ice cream!  It was always a favorite time of mine when I was a little kid and I saw my dad bring down the ice cream machine.  This machine wasn't like the machines we used today or they have in stores, it was OLD.  All I remember about the machine, was that it was like a large wooden barrel that had big bowl/bucket in the middle that would turn in circles.  When you put the bowl/bucket in the barrel, you would have to put ice and rock … [Read more...]

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls aka “Crack Bread”

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God I love Pinterest.  Here is yet another recipe that I would have never known about had I not joined.  This is the perfect recipe to have in a group setting or to pair with pretty much any main dish to make it a real party.  I will totally make this again to liven up a plain steak or chicken dinner. Ingredients: 1 Unsliced Loaf of Sourdough Bread, Round is Preferable 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese, Thinly Sliced 3 Ounces Real Bacon … [Read more...]