Minnesota Pork Chop Casserole

I’m always looking for really great casseroles that are packed with flavor, easy to make, and comforting. This casserole meets all those requirements and then some! I found this recipe several years ago when I was trying to find something to do with a package of pork chops. I loved it from the world go! It’s the perfect Fall recipe to feed your hungry crew! Packed with seared pork chops, wild rice, mushrooms and an amazing creamy sauce you will love how easy and simple this recipe is! Come take a peek…see if you don’t fall in love instantly too…

Banana Peach Smoothie

It’s Tip Tuesday! I’m sharing my handy dandy tip for making early morning breakfast smoothies a breeze. I’m sure we have, or have had, that one child who is always running late and never has time for breakfast. I realized when my daughter was a Senior in High School I had to come up with a healthy, quick, and delicious breakfast she would actually want and that she could consume while driving to school. She loves fruit so I realized I could do smoothies, but buying frozen fruit can be expensive! I wanted something really quick and easy. This was my solution. I hope it helps you too! This is perfect for everyone! Working Mom’s, toddlers, college students, anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time in the morning, but wants to have a delicious and nutritious breakfast…

Peaches and Cream Scones

It could be my English blood, but I love muffins,biscuits, and scones! I’m a huge fan of baking powder and baking soda breads! They are so easy to make when you are in a hurry and looking for something yummy! When done right they are light, flaky, and a carb lovers dream come true! Last week I was looking for something to smother with my freshly made peach jam. These Peaches and Cream scones filled the bill! I think you’ll love them as much as we did…

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I was busy canning peaches this week and helping my daughter dehydrate cinnamon apple slices. What to make for dinner was not high on my priority list. Not to mention, after canning all day, the last thing I wanted to do was cook! What I needed was a meal I could toss into the crock pot that morning and forget about it till dinner time. I have been craving a chicken and wild rice soup! I’ve seen a lot of recipes for them but, they all had a lot of “steps” and I was looking for a “lazy soup”! So, I decided to make my own! This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is the result! Thanks to my handy-dandy crock pot, the house smelled heavenly all day…almost like Thanksgiving! This is my new favorite “go to” soup recipe for the upcoming cold Fall and Winter months! It’s delicious! Seriously… It’s REALLY delicious and SO easy! You’re going to love it and so will all the other birdies at your Nest! Come take a peek…

Fresh Peach Cake A La Mode

The leaves are beginning to turn yellow, orange, and red and flutter to the ground! Fall is sneaking up on us. We are seeing all things “pumpkin” on Pinterest! Before it’s gone… let’s hang on to the last few vestiges of summer with this amazing Fresh Peach Cake A La Mode! This was one of the very first desserts I had when arriving in Utah, 20 some years ago, and although I’ve made a few changes, it is still one of my all time favorite fresh fruit desserts! Before it’s too cold to sit out on the back porch and enjoy the sunsets…whip up this amazing fresh peach cake and enjoy one or two more summer nights with the family…

Blue Cheese Pear Salad

I’ve been dying to make this salad and share it with y’all! It’s my very favorite Fall salad and it’s out of this world! Tangy blue cheese, fruity sliced pears, creamy avocado, and crunchy candied pecans are all pulled together with an amazing mustard garlic vinaigrette dressing! If your mouth has been looking for a flavor explosion this is it! It’s so easy to make and so impressive to serve. I love to serve this salad during the Holidays but, truth be told, it’s great for week day lunch with friends! You will impress everyone when you make this salad…just be sure to invite me over when you do…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Popcorn

If you’re searching for a super yummy treat to curb your peanut butter and chocolate craving…look no further! This peanut butter coated crispy-chewy popcorn covered in semi-sweet chocolate is the perfect solution! It’s easy to whip up, you’ll have all the ingredients on hand, and within minutes you’ll be munching your way through your current Netflix marathon with this wonderful “training trail mix”! (wink-wink…

Shrimp and Crab Seafood Boil

If you can boil water and love seafood… I have the perfect end of summer dish for you and the birds at your Nest! I’ve dreamt of making this meal for as long as I can remember and decided this Labor Day was the day! A seafood boil is easy, fun and mouth-wateringly delicious! The key is using the freshest ingredients you can find. Especially the seafood! You are going to want to squeeze this in before summer is over! It’s going to be our newest family tradition! Yeah, it’s THAT good! Best part…I’ve scaled the size of the normal boil down in case you want to make it for “a table of two…

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

Today I’m sharing a memory! My Dad made the BEST Macaroni and Cheese! He really did! Last week I was craving it like CRAZY and decided even if it was the end of summer, and a bit hot outside, I still wanted a nice big plate of comforting cheesy goodness. I was pretty sure the family wouldn’t complain since it is one of their favorites too! If you’ve never made Macaroni and Cheese from scratch you have to try this recipe. I’m walking you through it step-by-step, just like Dad did with me, and you’ll be surprised how simple it is to make. You’ll also love the blend of rich creamy cheese over thick and hearty macaroni all topped with a buttery Panko crust! (The Panko crust was my little addition! I don’t think Dad would mind!) Come have a peek…

Pumpkin Spice Bubble Bites

It’s September and the “Pumpkin Spice Fairies” are out in full force sprinkling their Fall spices on everything pumpkin bloggers are baking! They even came to my Nest and helped me create this wonderful Pumpkin Spice Bubble Bread. Made with Pillsbury Grand Homestyle Biscuits this beautiful pastry can be made in a matter of minutes so that you have time to do the things you enjoy doing this time of year…like raking leaves…lol! (Where are the Fall fairies for that!) You’ll love this recipe and the fact that your guests can take a little or a lot…perfect for those breakfast nibblers…