Queso Blanco {Made With Real Cheese!}


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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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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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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Foolproof Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce 2

  Oh how I love caramel sauce. Loooooove. Wish I could marry it. I’m ringing in Spring with ice cream and caramel baby. Nevermind that the high for Saturday is 45, I’m living in this moment, this 75 degree, I ran in a tank top yesterday, flip flops and painted toe nails, moment. You should… 

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Raspberry Jam & Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


Merry Christmas! I know I’m EXACTLY one week early but its about to get crazy here as we start the Christmas Tour 21014 (which means we are headed to see family, we don’t actually have a christmas tour….) So I’m here to give you my favorite gift to give this holiday season: Homemade Raspberry Jam… 

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce


I used to think homemade spaghetti sauce meant buying a jar of Prego and adding some browned ground beef to it. We don’t even eat spaghetti all that often but I recently had dinner with our small group and someone brought a homemade meat sauce, or spaghetti sauce. However you call it. Anyway, it rocked… 

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Homemade Pizza!

Homemade Pizza

This post is weeks in the making and long overdue. If you’ve started following my Facebook page, you have seen “homemade pizza” on the weekly menu as we have instituted family pizza night. This is a result of a couple things:  We really love pizza. We are lazy on Sundays, we wanted something we could… 

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New York Style Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce


Mr. Sweeter Thing has declared 2014 the “year of healthy choices”. I declared 2014 the “year of cheesecake”. Take a guess who’s winning 2014 so far. I’ve always been so intimidated by making cheesecake. I L.O.V.E. cheesecake, I have high high expectations for cheesecake. We have been known to drive all the way to Cheesecake… 

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Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Toast & Cinnamon Honey Butter


I’ve been making this bread for a couple months now, I thought it was time to share. This is simply a take on the whole wheat bread I posted a while back, same basic recipe with a few tweaks to give you a morning treat. I make this now almost as often as I make… 

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