Recipes

Browse all of our recipes, from quick and easy appetizers to easy weeknight dinners, brunch to family holiday favorites. Whether you're in the mood for salads or pasta, cakes or cookies, you’ll find all kinds of deliciousness here in our recipe gallery.

scotcharoo bar recipe

Best Soft & Chewy Scotcharoo Bar Recipe Ever

I don’t know where I’ve been for the last 40+ years, but I can honestly say I’m not sure I have ever had scotcharoo bars in my life until this last year. I know…you’re in total disbelief. One of my favorite soda shops in Utah also sells treats…one of which is a scotcharoo bar. I … Read more

scotcharoo bar recipe
best apple dessert recipes

Best Apple Dessert Recipes : Apple Pie Sundae Bar

Apple Pie is a staple of summer and lucky for us, fall is time for all things apples too. We have been fortunate enough to inherit a very productive granny smith apple tree, so I have become a little more creative in order to use up those apples! This apple tree is so prolific and … Read more

best apple dessert recipes

How to Make a Beautiful Breakfast Charcuterie Board

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a charcuterie board. I would be happy to eat one for every meal. Charcuterie boards are easy to make, usually please even the pickiest of eaters, and look beautiful. We have some different groups of guests coming in the next few months for weddings and graduations and … Read more

ultimate 7 layer dip recipe

Ultimate 7 Layer Dip Recipe

Seven layer dip has been around forever and is seriously one of the best and most delicious appetizers you can make. It’s always a hit at every party. You can always buy your 7 layer dip at Costco or your local grocery store, but this Cinco de Mayo rather than buying it at the store, … Read more

ultimate 7 layer dip recipe

Incredible Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe

January temps call for some awesome soup to warm us up from the inside out. I love chicken pot pie filling, but I don’t like pie crust…I know, call me crazy. This chicken pot pie soup is the perfect solution to that problem. It is SO good…insanely flavorful, creamy, loaded with veggies and chicken and … Read more

mini goat cheese bites appetizer

15 Minute Amazing Mini Goat Cheese Bites Appetizer

If you are looking for the perfect party appetizer that packs tons of flavor, is smooth, tangy and crunchy all at the same time, you can stop your search right here. These mini goat cheese bites pack a punch full of smooth and creamy goat cheese, candied pecans, sweet and chewy cranberries, honey and a … Read more

mini goat cheese bites appetizer
best iced oatmeal cookie recipe

Delicious Iced Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

It’s the time of year for cookie exchanges. Have you ever been to one? The idea is, you bring a few dozen of your favorite cookies and all the other guests do as well. Everyone there shares their recipes and cookies with each other and you go home with a beautiful plate of assorted cookies … Read more

best iced oatmeal cookie recipe

Sweet & Spooky Coconut Almond Chex Mix

What is it about fall that just makes treats and sweets and comfort food a necessity? When it’s summer I feel like I just want to eat fresh fruit and salads and all kinds of light and healthy things…then September hits. lol! A few weeks ago some friends visited and they brought us a box … Read more

delicious chili recipe

Hearty & Delicious Homemade Chili Recipe

I meant to get this chili recipe up in January…when it was winter. Here we are in spring and well…it’s still freezing and rainy and snowy, so we still need a hearty and delicious homemade chili recipe, right? 🙂 Seriously though, what is with this weather? Let’s see some sun already!! Every Halloween Ashley likes … Read more

delicious chili recipe

Easy Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping Recipe

If you are looking for all the flavors of fall wrapped up in a muffin, these easy apple muffins with cinnamon streusel topping are it!! This easy recipe is moist and delicious with chunks of real fruit and a secret weapon…sour cream…to keep these gorgeous baked goods from going dry for days…although there is no … Read more

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

The BEST Pumpkin Bread Recipe With Streusel Topping

It doesn’t take much to encourage the fall baking around here. 😉 Last week temps finally dropped below 95 degrees and we had a few sprinkles, so of course it was time to break out the best pumpkin bread recipe and get cooking! I like to add as much fall flavor to whatever I can, … Read more

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping
amazing ginger cookie recipes

Delicious Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipe

Nothing says Christmas to me like a great soft and chewy ginger molasses cookie. Lofthouse makes some amazing ones that I love to pick up at the grocery store, but for years I have been looking for a great homemade ginger molasses cookie recipe that mimicked those same great molasses and ginger flavors along with … Read more

amazing ginger cookie recipes

How to Make Delicious Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Slices

This is the simplest recipe that makes the most delicious apples for snacking and adding to LOTS of other amazing recipes. I’ll be sharing several more recipes in the coming weeks that incorporate these delicious baked cinnamon sugar apple slices, so be sure to pin this recipe so you can find it again easily! 🙂 … Read more

delicious fall salad recipe

Easy & Delicious Fall Salad Recipe

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, if you’re anything like me you are finalizing your menu and starting to prep your shopping lists. I always like to have a salad as part of our menu, just something light and fresh to balance all of the heavy comfort food. This easy and delicious fall salad recipe is a … Read more

delicious fall salad recipe
the best thanksgiving stuffing recipe with apples

Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Apples

I was having a conversation with a friend today who said that Thanksgiving is her least favorite holiday. She doesn’t love all the pressure of cooking the perfect meal and the time that goes into it, only for it to be gobbled up in 10 minutes. It’s funny how different people think about things. I, … Read more

the best thanksgiving stuffing recipe with apples
nutter butter acorn cookies

Easy Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

Cute food has my heart. If it looks like it belongs at a party, I want to make it…and eat it. 😉 These adorable and SUPER easy Nutter Butter acorn cookies are definitely on the list of cute foods. They are the perfect treat for fall and, if you’re looking for a treat that the … Read more

nutter butter acorn cookies
spooky halloween food ideas tomato soup with eyeballs

Spooky Halloween Food Ideas : Tomato Soup with Mozzarella Eyes

There’s nothing that I love more about Halloween than spooky Halloween food ideas. It’s so fun to make cute and creepy food for kids and see the faces and hear the squeals of delight from the kiddos when you present the spooky food. This year I’ve been keeping it relatively simple in the Halloween department, … Read more

spooky halloween food ideas tomato soup with eyeballs
green halloween party punch

Easy Green Halloween Party Punch: Monster Juice

This sweet & bubbly Halloween sherbet punch is always a hit and the perfect punch for your Halloween parties this year!! Years ago…and I do mean years…I was nine and my parents were about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Can we say honeymoon baby?! Anyways, party planning is in my blood…I come by it … Read more

green halloween party punch
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Amazing Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

I am so excited to be sharing another yummy and SUPER easy recipe with you all today! These meal blog hops are SO fun because I find tons of new things to try. It can be dangerous too! 😉 These amazingly easy shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa are an idea that was shared with me … Read more

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hello fresh 2

HelloFresh Meals : How it Works & Why We Love it

Last week I shared a little bit about how I am working on my health and trying to walk and watch what I eat. I have been getting so many questions and comments about what I am doing, I am so surprised by the response! I am super grateful for your messages of encouragement, and … Read more

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green chile sour cream chicken enchiladas recipe

Best Green Chile Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

I am so excited to be joining in on this week’s recipe hop. I am ALWAYS in search of some delicious, easy and budget friendly recipes for dinner around here, so I am SO glad that Marty decided we needed to do a fun recipe share. 🙂 Do you cook dinner every night? I used … Read more

green chile sour cream chicken enchiladas recipe
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Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

Alright, I know it’s the beginning of January and we’re supposed to be on some sort of health kick right? Isn’t that how New Year’s works? 😉 Well, we’re still on lock down so I think this January is a little bit different. I need some comfort food so the baking continues. At least this … Read more

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delicious halloween bark recipe

Delicious Chocolate Halloween Bark Recipe

I am always looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate the holidays and Halloween is one of my favorites. Halloween treats are a must, and the cuter the better! I love to make all kinds of treats, and finding ways to use leftover Halloween candy is always a fun challenge. I had a few … Read more

delicious halloween bark recipe
delicious salsa fresca recipe

Delicious and Easy Salsa Fresca Recipe

Last week I posted about one of my favorite go-to dinners and part of that insanely yummy Mexican dish is this delicious salsa fresca recipe. Mexican food is my absolute favorite and since moving to SLC part time it has really put a crimp in our usual 3-4 nights a week Mexican food habit. 😉 … Read more

delicious salsa fresca recipe
pork carnitas tacos toppings

Amazing Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe and Toppings

Mexican food is a staple in our house. Like when we’re home in Orange County we eat it 4-5 times a week, can’t get enough of it staple. 😉 Moving to Utah has made it a bit more difficult to find delicious Mexican food, especially some of our favorites…pork carnitas tacos…so I have gotten desperate … Read more

pork carnitas tacos toppings
Pietros antipasto salad platter recipe

Summer Salads for a Crowd : Antipasto Salad Platter

I have been spending a fair amount of time over these past months at home sifting through tens if not hundreds of thousands of pictures from the past 15 or so years. It’s been a great project for all our “stay at home” time, and I’m amazed by how many pictures I have forgotten about … Read more

Pietros antipasto salad platter recipe
No chill sour cream sugar cookie recipe

No Chill Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

So, I had an idea. 😉 With quarantine not looking like it’s ending any time soon, I am working on something fun that I hope will help everyone keep kids busy and families having fun. I would rather have this time of uncertainty be a time making memories with our loved ones that time spent … Read more

No chill sour cream sugar cookie recipe
How to make a charcuterie board

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Several years ago I walked into a restaurant (maybe I should say I walked into a bar because this is starting to sound like a bad joke 😉 ) and saw this word staring at me from the menu…CHARCUTERIE. Huh? What is that? The description read something along the lines of “Chef’s Choice of Meats, … Read more

How to make a charcuterie board
hosting a brunch party

Hosting a Brunch Party : Creative Brunch Ideas for a Crowd

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day.  I love finding new great restaurants that serve brunch near me or great brunch recipes.  Hosting a brunch party when the weather is nice is even more fun.  With Mother’s Day next weekend and the fun baby showers and bridal showers that spring and summer bring, I … Read more

hosting a brunch party
nordstrom cafe recipe for salads

Nordstrom Cafe Signature Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Many of my favorite recipes for delicious salads happen to be from Nordstrom Cafe. In Orange County, my local Nordstrom is about a 5 minute drive, so I make sure to plan frequent visits for lunch when I’m there. In Salt Lake, our closest Nordstrom isn’t to much much further, but what I find interesting … Read more

nordstrom cafe recipe for salads
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Easy DIY Party Food: Donut Holes on a stick

I am always on the hunt for cute and easy DIY party food ideas, and these semi-homemade DIY Donut Holes on stick certainly fit that description.  Everything is cuter on a stick, and donut holes are no exception!   Andy’s class was having a Valentine party at school past week, and I was assigned to … Read more

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cinco de mayo dessert

Cinco de Mayo Dessert : Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

With summer upon us I thought this is the perfect time to share my family’s FAVORITE Cinco de Mayo dessert that will be the perfect compliment to your tacos and guacamole. 😉  Have you ever wondered how to make a tres leches cake? Well, you’re in luck, because this is a super easy Tres Leches … Read more

cinco de mayo dessert
Ice cream sundae party ideas

Ice Cream Sundae Party Ideas : Ice Cream Party Food

An ice cream party is a timeless classic perfect for any occasion. I remember back when I was in elementary school they used to have an ice cream sundae party every year at open house. I can’t remember all of the details, (because I’m old! lol!) but I’m sure it was a fundraiser designed to … Read more

Ice cream sundae party ideas
Diy santa christmas cookies

How To Decorate Easy Santa Face Christmas Cookies

School is letting out for Christmas break today and so the celebrating is really about to start.  No more homework, alarm clocks or after school activities to interrupt the fun.  One tradition always on our to-do list is decorating Christmas cookies.  We’ve been doing it since the kids were tiny and it is always fun … Read more

Diy santa christmas cookies
Coconut pancakes

Coconut Pineapple Pancakes Recipe with Coconut Syrup

I have a favorite breakfast spot in Waikiki…the Hula Grill…do you know it?  Not only is the view to die for, but their coconut pineapple pancakes is my absolute favorite!  And the coconut syrup? Well, I could practically drink it.   We love to visit Hawaii in September after school is back in session and … Read more

Coconut pancakes
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Nordstrom Cafe Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Have you had the Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup?  It is out of this world good…and I don’t even like tomato soup!! I found a copycat recipe a few years ago on the internet and have spent the last little while trying to work it down to something manageable…the original recipe made 128 servings!! Needless to … Read more

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Delicious and Easy Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Here’s a little something yummy you can make with the kids while they’re off school today.  It’s easy and tastes as good as it looks! 🙂 Happy President’s Day!   Have a great day! tammy

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