Risotto with Mushrooms & Aspragus

Risotto

  Wait! Before you go because, “you don’t like mushrooms”, we need to talk.  I hate mushrooms. Best way to ruin a great pizza? Mushrooms.  But this is different, friends. I promise. The mushrooms in this recipe are chopped so fine and they lend just the dreamiest flavor to this dish. Pretend it’s bacon. Heck,… 

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Double Decker Strawberry Crisp

StrawberryCrisp

Are you ready? For a dessert that will rock your face off?  Buttery, crispy, tart, sweet. The perfect blend of textures, not too mushy but not too crunchy either?  Crisps are one of my very favorite desserts. Apple crisp is my go-to fall dessert because it’s fast and easy to put together and everyone loves… 

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Queso Blanco {Made With Real Cheese!}

QuesoBlanco

Oh wow. If you know me well, or really even at all, you know I have an obsession with queso. The hubs and I never pass up the opportunity to eat queso. We could live on chips and queso for the rest of our lives. We may have some intense digestive issues but I’m pretty… 

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Roasted Chicken & Vegetable Soup

RoastedChickVegSoup

I’m declaring it pre-fall. It was 80 degrees today but I wore long sleeves. This is the time of year when I attempt to usher in cooler weather by dressing for it even though it’s really still summer. So I was really hot and uncomfortable all day in my long sleeves, but I didn’t care…. 

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Smoked Chicken {and an article for roasting it in your oven}

Smoked Chicken

Can you smell it? Change that is…it’s in the air here at the Sweeter Thing house. If you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit less consistent in my blogging, well there are a couple reasons for that: Our house is for sale. What?!? Yea, I said that. The house we built less than 3 years ago… 

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Walking Tacos

Walking Tacos

Before we start we need to have an understanding. Before you read this post, go ahead and just put away all those opinions and strongly held feelings you carry about processed food and healthy eating. This is party food. It’s delicious and easy, it will change your life. But not if you’re going to be… 

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Ten Minute Chocolate Sauce

Ten Min Choc Sauce

I’m trying to ignore my children right now. They are running around me in circles, dealing with their bi-polar tendencies to love each other one minute and determined to destroy each other the next. Right now a very spirited game of “pull Ike down the hallway in a laundry basket” is happening. In about .02… 

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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

I promised you a salad. I know, you’ve been waiting on pins and needles. Salad is all you can think about. I’m making your mouth water right now, aren’t I? No? Not so much? You’d rather have chocolate? I get it, friend. Oh, I get it. Yesterday I ate chocolate and drank coffee as a… 

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Oven Roasted Vanilla Bean Strawberry Peach Jam {And a bonus recipe!}

Vanilla Strawberry Peach Jam

Oh my goodness. What a day. 30 jars of jam in the fridge. Both my monkeys were high on something today so in between filling jars with piping hot jam I spent my day breaking up fights and putting them in time out. All. Day. Long. Somewhere in the jam making craziness, I got curious… 

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