Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza


It's the end of the month, and if you are like me, that grocery budget is pretty tight and you are doing your best to stay on point.  Then comes Friday night!  You have finally made it to the weekend and, under normal circumstances, you would call up your local pizza place and order in!  However, that just isn't in the budget right now, BUT WAIT!  Maybe instead of ordering out, you can make it yourself.  The great thing about pizza is it is only limited to your imagination and you can use whatever you have on hand to make it work!  With that in mind, let me share with you this DELICIOUS Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza with a "special sauce" that I actually threw together one afternoon while babysitting my nephew!  I just know you are going to love it!


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Homemade Biscuits


Is there anything better than a hot and flaky biscuit, fresh FROM the oven?  If you are a doubter, I dare say you are in the same canned biscuit boat I was in for years. You see, I had tried and tried to make those big, fluffy biscuits I had seen on TV, but no matter what recipe I tried, they just turned out like hockey pucks...hard and flat.  That is when I decided to throw all of these "guaranteed" recipes aside and just go with my gut.  It was then that I was finally able to make big, beautiful (how many adjectives can one use to describe biscuits here?) biscuits.  So, if you are one that has struggled, as I did, lament no longer!  Follow these simple steps and you will have biscuits that will rival that of the little dough boy!

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Andouille Sausage Stuffed Pork Chops


If Emeril Lagasse's expression "PORK FAT RULES" holds any merit whatsoever, then today's recipe would be its undisputed KING!  Oh yes, I am taking pork chops to a whole new level today with my ANDOUILLE STUFFED PORK CHOPS.  These were AMAZING and I KNOW you are going to love them!  I can't wait to show you how I made them!

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Bow Tie Pasta Salad


So often when it comes to dinner we think heavy protein, some sort of starch, and a vegetable.  But let me ask you this.  Does it always have to follow that example?  I say NO!  In fact, sometimes you just want something light, and easy to throw together.  That is exactly what we are doing with this week's Meatless Monday recipe.  I am going to show you my recipe for a DELICIOUS, veggie packed pasta salad that EVERYONE is going to love!

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Greek Salad


I will confess, when it comes to salad I usually just buy the bag and call it done.  I know, I know, but look, we can't ALL be Julia Child.  *lol*  Anyway, the other night we were having some very special guests over and I was making a luscious roasted beef tenderloin with mashed cauliflower.  I needed something to cut through the richness of those two items so I opted for a salad.  However, since we were having guests, I didn't want to simply serve them salad out of the bag.  So, I went to the pantry and fridge to see what I could come up with.  Hmmm, kalamata olives, onion, cherry tomatoes, feta, cucumber....  Oh I know!  Greek Salad!  So here it is MY take on a Greek Salad complete with a little homemade dressing I whipped up!

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Three Cheese Beef and Noodle Casserole


We are a very budget oriented family.

I have a very strict grocery budget each month, and I do my very best to stick to that budget.  However, sometimes my artistry in the kitchen gets the best of me and before I know it, we are only half way through the month and I have nearly blown my entire budget!  This is when, instead of panicking, I start getting really creative.  Most of us have random ingredients laying around in our refrigerators and pantries that just sit there due to lack of inspiration.  It is in moments like this that those random elements really come in handy. Today's recipe is the perfect example of that!  Three Cheese Beef and Noodle Casserole.  This is my first time making this, but I tell you what...it CERTAINLY won't be my last!

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Shepherdless Pie


It's Meatless Monday and I have to say I am really starting to look forward to it each week.  So often when we think of meatless or vegan dishes we assume they are full of odd ingredients that will totally break the bank, but what I am finding is that sometimes Meatless Monday is just a matter of taking one of my favorite dishes and thinking outside of the box!  Take this Shepherdless Pie for example.  This has all of the wonderful, filling flavor that I have grown up with in a traditional Shepherd's Pie, but it is totally vegan!  I know you are going to love and I can't wait to share with you how I made it!

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Mashed Cauliflower


I love a good potato.  I do.  However, and don't throw anything at my for saying this, sometimes I just feel like the potato has been overplayed and I want something a little different.  After all, we have all of these fantastic summer produce at our disposal right now.  Why are we living in the potato rut?  I know what you are thinking. "But, I love the creaminess."  I say if that is the only thing holding you back, I have just what the Dr. ordered.  How about trying some delicious, creamy, Mashed Cauliflower?  Don't let the idea scare you off.  This summer side dish is down right delectable and, if done properly, I dare say you will never know the difference!

Let me show you how I make it!


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Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich w/ Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese


It's almost the weekend and, if you're like me, you are starting to run out of steam.  You're not quite ready to order take-out, but you're not going to be making anything fancy...or are you?  It is on nights like this that I like to take a few simple ingredients and jazz them up a bit to make something special!  Take these Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese.  It sounds fancy, but this couldn't be more simple for a busy, late-in-the-week, meal.  Let me show you how I make it!


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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


We have had the Saturday Morning Cinnamon Roll tradition in my house for nearly as long as we have been married.  You see, I learned early on in our relationship that the way to my husband's heart is through freshly baked goods, and lots of them.  *lol*

I will confess that, until this past weekend, I was guilty of just buying the canned cinnamon rolls and calling it a day.  There is nothing wrong with it, and for a family of two it just makes sense.  All of the recipes I have or have found make 12 and up cinnamon rolls.  That is just way to many.  However, Studhubs has been working so hard recently around the house I wanted to do something special for him.  This is why I decided to tackle making a 6 count cinnamon roll recipe.  I wasn't successful in a six count, but I did manage 8 and they were DELICIOUS!!!  I can't wait to share my recipe with you so Let's Get Started!


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Sweet and Zesty Stuffed Peppers


I LOVE stuffed peppers!  I really do!  Growing up I always looked forward to the nights we had them for dinner.  However, I have to confess that I have not made them as an adult.  But, the other day when I was making up my weekly menu I thought stuffed peppers, YES, I want stuffed peppers.  I, of course, called my dad and asked him how he made his.  Then, I got online and did a little research of my own.  The one thing I found is that either people were simply using ketchup or pouring a can of tomato soup over them.  Now, both of those options are fine, but I just wanted more so I decided to head into my kitchen and experiment with some flavors.  What I ended up with is some of the most flavorful stuffed peppers I have ever eaten!  I KNOW you are going to love them So let's get started!
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Eggplant Parmesan


It's a rainy Monday morning in my hometown today.  Usually on days like this I would whip up some sort of hearty stew or heavy beef dish, but today is Meatless Monday so I guess I will have to stick to salad right?  WRONG!  No, in fact, I am going comfort food to the MAX with this AMAZING Eggplant Parmesan!  Watch out because you may never look at Meatless Monday the same way again!!

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