Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

We’ve all done it!  Found an amazing looking recipe that touts being “easy,” “fast,” or “amazingly delicious!”  You run around getting all of the necessary ingredients, follow the directions to a T & it turns out NOTHING like the picture has claimed!! Leaving you feeling furious & the worst of all….still HUNGRY!!  I took on a recipe that would have made a better doorstop than a dinner & improved it!  Not only is this recipe easy, fast & amazingly delicious, it’s healthier & hands off once it’s in the slow cooker!! Continue reading Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken


This Must Be On Your Thanksgiving Table…Caramel Pecan Cheesecake!!

I have been known to consume an entire cheesecake by myself! Yes, it’s true, when it comes to sweets I have a serious problem!! My other love is pecan pie;) Last year I made 2 pecan pies because I knew that in a day one would be gone.  Once they were baking I began to reflect on my actions… feeling like a pecan crazed freak, I half heartedly sent one of the pies to work with my husband before I engulfed it lol!!  Every year around this time I go mad with baking (and eating) everything in site!  Before I get to out of hand this year, I’m combining some of my favorites! Hopefully this will satisfy my need to try every flavor of pie known to man & cut down on the feelings of self disgust while peering into yet again, another empty pie pan!!

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Who Needs Gluten Anyway!!


My stomach has been depressed ever since the doc told me to cut out gluten for a while. No more fresh baked bread (gasp)!!!!  I needed some comfort food, something that would soothe my soul & make my stomach say “oooooh yeaaaahhh”!  I needed that satisfying food coma that only cheese, bread, & marinara could do!  These Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks hit the spot;)  They’re so good it feels like I’m cheating on my fantastic bread recipe.  Bonus- If you have picky veggie eaters, they’ll never even know you’ve tricked them!!  Continue reading Who Needs Gluten Anyway!!