Throwback Thursday # 24


Happy Thursday everyone! Are you ready for another week of partying? We are! For next week’s party we want to focus all on Valentines Day! Do you have a good dinner that would be perfect? An amazing dessert? Craft? Or how about an article about great dates with your significant other? You got them, we want to hear them! But like always if you don’t have any Valentines related things, that’s OK! We want whatever you have to share with us!

Crispy, Oven Baked Green Bean Fries

Have you ever had the opposite of a picky eater? A kid who from the get-go has eaten their greens and loved them too? I’m talking one of their first foods being salad, and the less dressing the better. Son # 4 would eat green beans like they were French fries. Something I, obviously, encouraged. And then I got to thinking, why not? Let’s just roll with that.

Crispy Oven Baked Green Bean Fries

15 Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day– Recipe Roundup

 Valentines Roundup
 Valentine’s Day is almost here again, and whether you’re looking to make a lil somethin’ for a loved one, or maybe just for yourself (hey, self love’s important too), we’ve got you covered. We have teamed up with a great group of bloggers in this recipe roundup to bring you a list of 15 ideas that are all relatively easy to make, and perfect for spreading the love to anyone of any age, even baby.

Throwback Thursday # 23


Woohoo it’s Thursday and you know what that means! Throwback Thursday Link Party time! So happy to have you all here to party with us. We had some great links last week. Seriously I can’t even begin to know where to start on all the ideas and recipes I want to make. Like always, we thank every one of you for choosing to party with us every week. We absolutely love are linkers…

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Do your kids get up at the crack of dawn on special holidays and *try* to tip toe through the kitchen and *secretly* make you a 5 star breakfast that they then lovingly hand deliver to your bed side (dribbles of milk going over the side every other step or so)? Yours too?? For years it was cold bowls of cereal or plain peices of toast that then left crumbs all over my covers, but I couldn’t help smiling through every bite. As they got older, it graduated to scrambled eggs, even pancakes, and I thought I was in heaven, breaking my fast with a meal fit for a Queen (and one that created less mess was an added bonus :) ). And then the older sons got even older, and under years of my diligent, often forced tutelage, they got really good at improving upon the classics. Like pancakes for example. Red Velvet Pancakes. With Glaze Frosting. Because why wouldn’t I want that hand delivered to me for breakfast any day of the year? Crumbs on the coverlet be damned!

Red Velvet Pancakes

Roadhouse Pizza

Have Mercy! (Is it bad that I always think that in Uncle Jesse’s voice?) Just look at this pizza. It’s got all my favorites. A barbecue sauce base. Double the meat courtesy of both ground beef and bacon. Red onions, sweet bell peppers, diced tomatoes with a little bit of kick from some jalapenos for a perfect Western style veggie medley. Topped off with a fiesta blend of cheeses. Yes, yes, and yes again. 

)Roadhouse Pizza 

Throwback Thursday # 22


Hey hey hey! Are you guy’s ready for another edition of Throwback Thursday? We are in our 22nd week and things are going strong! We are so happy that you guy’s choose to party with us each week and you have brought us all some awesome ideas and we cannot wait to see what you have to share with us this week!

Salted Caramel Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Does anybody else remember where they were and what they were doing in the Blizzard of ’96? I was 9 and in 5th grade. We’d just barely returned to school from Winter Break, and a snow storm hit most of the East Coast (arguably one of the top 3 worst in a century), dropping 8-10 inches of snow on Central Va in less than one day, followed by several inches of sleet, before finishing with another 8-10 inches of snow over the next two days. Everything shut down. A few days later, another system dropped another 6 inches on us. I thought it was great. It was magical. Snow as far as the eye could see. I remember walking with my parents and all of our neighbors to the Elementary School in our neighborhood where we spent every day and most of the evenings sledding down the hills behind it. It was the first, and last time, the snow was so thick that it was safe to ice skate on the lake we lived on. I remember walking up to the neighborhood convenience store with my Dad pulling one of our sleds behind us, to re stock on bread and batteries. School was out for almost another two weeks, before life began to return to normal. 

Crockpot Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate 2