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Category Archives: The Kitchen

Lemon & Jelly Bean White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lemon & Jelly Bean White Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Easter around the corner, I found myself in the kitchen concocting a special treat. I was challenged by Walmart to create a recipe using a few seasonal products that made for an interesting combination. Of the products offered to me, I chose Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix and Starburst Jelly Beans. I enlistedContinue Reading

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Happy Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday! If you are celebrating, you’re probably on your way to indulging in some of your favorite creole dishes. In a perfect Mardi Gras celebration, I’d serve some Creole Fried Chicken, Seafood Gumbo, Maque Choux,  Beignets, and Red Beans and Rice. Oh my goodness, I LIVE for Red Beans and Rice. Popeye’sContinue Reading

Novogratz Dinnerware Collection At Macy’s

Novogratz Dinnerware Collection At Macy’s

Look at what just arrived at my house this week! What you are looking at are pieces from the new Novogratz Dinnerware Collection available exclusively at select Macy’s. When I saw these pretties, I knew I needed them in my life. The Novogratz Dinnerware Collection provides fun and vibrant options for dining, entertaining and storage.Continue Reading

Sweet Savory Pies / A Foodie Collection

Sweet Savory Pies / A Foodie Collection

Disable ad block to view pie collection. While attending BlogHer Food in 2012, I won a delicious book; Pie by Angela Boggiano. I am ashamed to admit that it’s been sitting on my kitchen shelf for TWO years. Today, I decided to break it out for some inspiration. I’d like to commit to making aContinue Reading

NOLA Style Beignets

NOLA Style Beignets

It’s Mardi Gras time! So many pins of classic New Orleans dishes start circulating this time of the year. I’ve been wanting to share some Mardi Gras inspired recipes and this year, I’ve finally got around to doing so. See: Seafood Gumbo and Red Beans and Rice. Visiting New Orleans is on my bucket list,Continue Reading

Lemon Turnovers + Bigelow Tea

Lemon Turnovers + Bigelow Tea

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Here were are in March and guess what it decides to do here in the midwest? I’ll take SNOW for 100, Alex! Yes, as if weContinue Reading

Fruit Burst Squeezers & Mango Pineapple Fruit Cups / Del Monte Giveaway 3/8/14

Fruit Burst Squeezers & Mango Pineapple Fruit Cups / Del Monte Giveaway 3/8/14

Fruit pouches and cups. Gotta love ‘em. They are perfect snacks to grab on-the-go or during a hurried attempt to pack a lunch. We keep them on hand for those moments when the fresh fruit disappears faster than we can replenish it. And that’s a scene that’s no stranger around here. What’s funny is thatContinue Reading

Seafood Gumbo / Best Gumbo EVA

Seafood Gumbo / Best Gumbo EVA

I’m currently in the process of hanging family photos on our walls. While going through a pile of photos, I found a few from our family trip to New York in 2011. The weekend after my uncle’s birthday party, my aunts made a big ol’ pot of gumbo and it was an event… because gumboContinue Reading

The Original SoupMan: 7 Wonders of the World #SoupManFan

The Original SoupMan: 7 Wonders of the World #SoupManFan

It’s official. This has got to be the worst winter EVAR. We’ve been truly catching it here in midwest. I’ve mentally moved our family to a warmer climate at least five times already. I cannot deal. #icant #wallslides I’ve been enjoying comfort foods as a consolation. There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup onContinue Reading

Orange Chicken Sandwich

Orange Chicken Sandwich

What do you do when you’re stuck in the house during the rudest winter EVAR? You play in the kitchen to keep your sanity mind off of what you could be doing outside if it didn’t closely resemble Antarctica. I’ve been on an Asian cuisine kick lately, which is funny because Chinese New Year isContinue Reading

Citrus Chicken Orzo Soup

Citrus Chicken Orzo Soup

January is National Soup Month, did ya know? We enjoy soup year round, but tend to have more of it during the cooler months. Chicken soup is a household favorite. I love making the broth from scratch. I never tire of the lovely aroma of veggies and spices steaming from the pot. We are inContinue Reading

Holiday Treat / Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Holiday Treat / Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

With the holidays comes cookie baking and I’ve been quite busy baking away. Today, I want to share what may be THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. These cookies come alive with cake mix and sprinkles. The selection of cake mix and sprinkles may vary depending on your personal preference, mood, or celebration. Since ChristmasContinue Reading

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes / Kraft Holiday Savings

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes / Kraft Holiday Savings

Once upon a time, I cooked mashed potatoes from a box. Can y’all believe that? My excuse was pure laziness. I hated peeling potatoes and mashing them up was an additional chore. Fast forward a few years later, my kitchen is equipped with all the gadgets that I need for the perfect homemade mashed potatoes.Continue Reading


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