Apple Pecan Cobbler

I know I keep raving about Fall! I can’t help myself. I don’t know if it’s the anticipation of getting together with family and friends for the Holidays, the Holiday baking, or if it’s everything that goes with the season. Football, Falling Leaves, Pumpkin patches, and Apples. That’s right… Fall means Apple Season! I love Apple Pie, Caramel Apples, and this wonderful Apple Cobbler! It’s simply the BEST! Kinda like this time of year…

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup

There are few comfort foods that touch the soul and remind you of childhood like Chicken Noodle Soup! I’m talking about a thick hearty chicken noodle soup like Grandma used to make. Where the smell of it cooking wafts through the house and wraps around you like a warm blanket on a cold winters day. THIS is THAT soup…

Spooky Halloween Potato Crisps

Looking for a cute classroom Halloween Treat? Well…Look no further! I’m turning Potato Crisp Snack packs into darling bats, cute Frankenstein’s, lovable pumpkins, and goofy one eyed monsters. This is a fun treat the whole family can make and one every little ghost or goblin will love to receive…

Mexican Haystacks

Hawaiian Haystacks have always been a favorite at this Nest. However, the other day I was craving Mexican and got to thinking…What if you changed out the steamed rice for Spanish rice…and involved salsa and avocados! Sounded like a FANTASTIC idea to me…and it was…

Spanish Rice

One of my favorite side dishes when having Mexican Food is the rice! I love a good Spanish rice. Especially if it is packed with the warm flavors and spices of true Mexican food. A few years ago I came up with this home style version that is so easy and so flavorful! So much better than what you find at your local restaurant. I bet you have the secret ingredient in your cupboard right now…

Breakfast Calzone

Any breakfast lovers out there? They say it’s the most important meal of the day…”They” haven’t met dessert! However, this stuffed Breakfast Calzone may prove them right! Refrigerator pizza dough is stuffed full of everyone’s breakfast favorites. Best part? Totally customizable. If you don’t like my favorites…no problem…change it out for yours. I’m even sharing how you can make this ahead of time and serve it during the work week. So come join me for breakfast! (Don’t worry…there’s a cake on the counter too! lol…

Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

I love the tastes and smells of Fall! This cake is one of my favorite annual traditions and it started years ago with one of my aprons. That’s right..my Apron! What? Doesn’t your Apron give you delicious cake recipes? Hmmm…maybe mine is magical? Okay it’s not really magical…but this recipe is…

Brooklyn Chicken Penne Pasta

This was the first dish I made on my new stove top range “Julia the Grate”! (Shout out to Southwest Appliance! Thank You my new baby!) This beautiful, colorful, flavorful Brooklyn Chicken Penne Pasta dish…is well… “Full” of everything you love about those fresh Italian dishes you find when dinning out…only YOU made it yourself! You’re just going to have to trust me that this is one MUST try recipe! Add it to your weekly meal plan menu today! It’s soooo, so, good…

Amaretto Glazed Carrots

One question I’m asked a LOT is “What do I serve with…..?” I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. What you pair your main dish with, can determine if it’s “o.k.”, or it’s a… “I’ll be dreaming about this dinner for years!” meal. (Okay… maybe they’ll just dream about it for a day or two, but you get my drift!) These perfectly glazed brown sugar and amaretto carrots go great with a Holiday Ham, Turkey, Prime Rib Roasts, or Pork Tenderloin. In other words…they go with just about any meaty main dish you make. Except Hot Dogs…I shouldn’t even have to say that, but you know who you are! lol…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Looking for the perfect Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin for the Fall Festival Bake Sale at the School? Well it’s right here! These muffins are moist and every bite has yummy soft chocolate chips! Seriously one of the best and easiest muffins you’ll make this Holiday season! You have got to try these…