Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze


This perfectly moist Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze will make a beautiful addition to any meal! We got our first zucchini out of the garden last week and you would have thought I won the lottery I was so excited.  It kind of snuck up on me, hidden behind one of the tomato plants […]

Double Trouble Peanut Butter Cookie Bars


Peanut butter lovers will find it hard to resist these easy-to-make Double Trouble Peanut Butter Cookie Bars! Dude. It is HOT here in Sacramento.  The boys and I went to the park yesterday morning…before 8 a.m., and we were dripping by the time we got back home.  It’s just cray cray. The boys are super lucky […]

Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake


This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! Beautifully moist and perfectly decadent, you won’t even miss the frosting! As much as I love banana bread, and believe me, I love it A LOT, sometimes I want something different. Something like this cake for instance.  Incredibly […]

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Crumble Bars


Why make pie when you can enjoy these Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Crumble Bars with just four ingredients??  Infinitely easier than pie, serves a crowd, and so fantastically yummy – you just can’t go wrong with these bars. Ohmygosh.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for the boys.  I seriously can’t even believe it.  Reece […]

Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos


You are going to love the bold, fresh flavors of these Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos! Nachos for grown-ups?  Yes, please! This post brought to you by KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine. I am SO into nachos. Always have been.  We make them A LOT in our house and […]

Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry Napoleons


Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry Napoleons are perfectly elegant and take less than 20 minutes to prepare! I’m all about easy. You guys have probably figured that out by now :) I feel like I’m always running short on time and honestly, that’s how I like it. I like being busy. I like having stuff to […]

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread


My new favorite banana bread – Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread!  Exceptionally moist and tender, you won’t be able to stop at just one slice! Our cherry tree was LOADED this year.  I spent the better part of Memorial Day weekend picking cherries and there are still more to go…  I’m about ready to just give […]

Toffee Cookie Bars


You’re going to go crazy for these Toffee Cookie Bars! Simple cookie bars topped with a decadent chocolate layer, almonds and toffee bits – just delicious! This recipes comes to you via my sister, Melissa.  She in turn got it from a coworker.  How did I get my hot little hands on it?  My bridal […]

Star-Spangled Gumdrops


Celebrate with these Star-Spangled Gumdrops this Memorial Day weekend! Perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day weekend as well! Hard to believe that Memorial Day is this weekend!  The boys have 11 more days of school and yes, we count down, starting around 50 days :)  I am already getting a tad bit nervous […]

Over 100 Strawberry Recipes!


For the love of strawberries! Over 100 Strawberry Recipes for your enjoyment – cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, pies, drinks and SO much more! Nothing excites me more than going out into my garden and picking fresh, sweet juicy strawberries.  I love strawberries anyway I can get them and this collection represents some of my very […]

Copycat Almond Joy Candy Bars


Calling all coconut lovers! You’ll never believe how easy these Copycat Almond Joy Candy Bars are to make at home! Dangerously easy :) So last week I shared my Totally Nutty Peanut Butter Candy Bars (aka Copycat PayDay bars.) This week it’s time to go to the dark side…and by that I mean chocolate. Except […]

Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette


This Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites! This post brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. It is officially grilling season!  We grilled twice this past week and have some serious plans for this coming weekend.  Not to mention…Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Seriously, where […]

Rocky Road Pudding Pops


These Rocky Road Pudding Pops are the perfect treat for a summer afternoon! This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine. My kids LOVE chocolate milk.  Like L-O-V-E it.  I mean, it’s pretty much their most favorite drink ever.  Now if I can incorporate their favorite drink in a frozen treat […]

HUGE Birthday Celebration Giveaway!!

birthday giveaway

Who’s ready for a huge giveaway??? How about a $150 dollar Amazon Gift Card, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and a $25 google play card! Today we’re celebrating with Mandy’s Recipe Box  - cause it’s her birthday!! I think birthdays are the perfect time to celebrate and what better way than to have an amazing giveaway? Today I’ve teamed up with some […]

Small Space Gardening: Organic Potted Herb Garden


Container gardening is the way to go when you’re working with a small space.  This Organic Potted Herb Garden will be the perfection addition and makes a wonderful gift! This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. A couple of weekends ago I had the most amazing opportunity to work with Miracle-Gro at […]

Flower Garden Gift Box #MakeAmazing


Anyone would feel extra special receiving this Flower Garden Gift Box! Just fill with goodies and you’re good to go! Perfect for Mother’s Day, graduation, birthdays and more! This post is sponsored by Scotch Brand.  All opinions are, as always, 100% my own! There are a few people in my life that I have a really, […]

Totally Nutty Peanut Butter Candy Bars


Packed with protein, only four ingredients, and out of this world peanut flavor – these Totally Nutty Peanut Butter Candy Bars are going to knock your socks off! Peanut butter lovers unite! I have the EASIEST recipe ever for you guys today. It’s one you will find yourself turning to time and time again because […]

Chunky Avocado Salsa


Bursting with fresh flavor and creamy avocados, this Chunky Avocado Salsa is a must-have at any party! This is the way I like to party.  Chunky Avocado Salsa. It’s like your very favorite guacamole – but better. I honestly can’t get enough of avocados. I would eat them every day – twice a day – […]

20 Minute Skillet Chicken and Spinach Parmesan


Busy nights? No problem! I’ve got you covered with this 20 Minute Skillet Chicken and Parmesan with the help of Ragú Traditional Sauce! Swim season is here and the boys are having so much fun! It’s quite a time commitment but so worth it. The boys get such great exercise and they just LOVE being […]

Mother’s Day “Our Favorite Things” Giveaway

A Few of Our Favorite Things Giveaway

I am sooo excited for this giveaway today – just in time for Mother’s Day!! A whole bunch of my friends got together to pick out some of our favorite things just so we could give them away to YOU!  Each blogger has hand-picked items for their giveaway and trust me,  you are going to […]

Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler


This Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler is the perfect cocktail for summer!  Enjoy at your next barbecue or serve at a Mexican fiesta – you just can’t go wrong! I kind of love making cocktails for the blog.  I usually just make one serving (sometimes two…) and after a rigorous photo shoot I get a little […]