January, February and March 2015 Recommended Reads

What I read in January, February and March of 2015.  Add them to your list!

The other day when I was looking for a new book to read I realized it had been 3 months since I posted a reading list.  I love to back to my old Recommended Read posts and read your comments for new book recommendations.  I love sharing what I have been reading but I love it even more when you leave me a comment and let me know what you have been reading.  It’s been a busy first quarter so I haven’t read as many books as I usually do. [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

These Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops are a man pleaser- perfect for Father’s Day or any day. Slow Cooker Monday is here!  I had an email several weeks ago asking me if I had a good slow cooker pork chop recipe on the blog.  I had to reply that  I didn’t but I probably should, so I set out to find a really good slow cooker pork chop recipe.  I think I found it.  I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think. I used [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome to Inspiration Monday,  we’re so glad you are here! If you’re needing a little inspiration, you are definitely at the right place. Spend a few minutes browsing all the fabulous and creative ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re a blogger, link your latest creations and have your work seen on 7 different blogs! I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom This week’s features were selected [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Apple Popcorn

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I am in Utah this week for the college graduation of my baby girl!  I can hardly believe my baby is graduating from college!!!  I’m trying not to totally freak out about the whole thing.  We are definitely entering a new phase of our life.  For one, no more tuition checks!  Got to love that but it will also be the first time in 26 years we won’t have anyone in school.  With four kids and that many years of school there have been a lot of teachers.  We were lucky that the [Continue Reading…]

Granola Ice Cream Pie

Granola Ice Cream Pie

So granola is not just for breakfast!  I created this yummy granola ice cream pie using the homemade granola I shared last week.  It is super easy to make and if you have granola on hand you probably have all the other ingredients too. It is the perfect dessert for a hot summer night.  Requires no baking (if the granola is already made) and can be put together in minutes and it is cold and delicious!  And did I mention it contains chocolate and caramel!!  Perfect! I started by putting [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

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Pecan Pie is not just for Thanksgiving.  You are going to want to enjoy these White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars all year round! *This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Food and Karo® Corn Syrup.  I am partnering with them as a Become a Better Baker Blog ambassador.* I was lying in bed reading in the evening after having made these White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. My husband had been out and I heard him come into the house.  A few minutes later I heard him [Continue Reading…]

Raspberry Jam Coffee Cake and a Giveaway

Raspberry Jam Coffee Cake

This post is sponsored by Bonne Maman but all opinions are 100% my own. I am going to let you in on a little secret today.  The secret to the perfect Mother’s Day (well, maybe not perfect but better than usual!)  The secret is to leave very specific hints, including recipes, for those items you’d like to be served on Mother’s Day for your family members.   strategically place them around the house where they are sure to see them.  I learned this years ago.   Today’s recipe is one that you [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Shredded Chipotle Pork

Slow Cooker Shredded Chipotle Pork  - perfect for tacos, burritos and enchiladas

Happy Monday!  It’s gotten to be quite the tradition around here, sharing a slow cooker recipe on Mondays.  I think I will do a few more slow cooker recipes and then for the summer we may switch it up and do easy summer and grilling recipes.  What do you think? There are several things I really like about today’s recipe.  It has great flavor thanks to chipotle peppers and it is so versatile.  The pulled pork can be used so many different ways.  I like to just serve it over [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

Kicking off a week with a party always seems like the right thing to do, no? The spring fabulousness keeps coming every week…so much inspiration that the to do lists are getting quite lengthy. What have YOU been up to? By linking up here, your project is seen on SEVEN blogs at the same time! I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom Features are always so much fun…we wish there could be hundreds of them. This [Continue Reading…]