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.

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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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
Mint mountain refresher mocktail

Delicious Ginger Mocktail with Mint & Lime

A few weeks ago we went to one of our favorite spots for dinner and I decided to try one of their specialty drinks. It was SO yummy. A spicy ginger drink with hints of lime and mint. I was itching to recreate it at home since at $6 a pop I wouldn’t be ordering … Read more

Mint mountain refresher mocktail
Gluten free stuffing recipe

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes : Delicious Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe

I can’t believe it’s time to be thinking about Thanksgiving menus already!  Do you host at your house, or do you usually go somewhere else?  This year we’ll be heading to my aunt’s house in San Diego and I can’t wait!  She has the most amazing property…her own farmhouse and gorgeous oak trees lining the … Read more

Gluten free stuffing recipe
Spooky halloween party food

Awesome Spooky Halloween Party Food Idea – Sweets Charcuterie

Take me just about anywhere for dinner these days and I’ll be browsing the cheese and charcuterie board options on the menu.  I LOVE the pretty boards full of delicacies styled to the nines.  Creamy cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, olives, chutney, bread and crackers, spicy meats…so many good things!  And let’s face it.  There is … Read more

Spooky halloween party food
Kid friendly halloween treats

Easy kid friendly Halloween treats : Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween and cupcakes….pretty much two things that make me deliriously happy. Themed treats and punny sayings, costumes, decorations and parties…what is not to love about this time of year?  I am so excited to be sharing one of our favorite cupcake recipes, along with this simple idea to turn them into the perfect easy kid … Read more

Kid friendly halloween treats
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How to Make Tie Dye Cake Mix and Cupcakes

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the place.  Those super cool tie dye cakes and cupcakes.  You know the ones where you cut into the cake and it is all swirly and colorful inside?  Well, Ash has been wondering how to make tie dye cake mix for some time now, so we thought we … 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

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how to make fruit decorations

How to Make Fruit Decorations : An Easy Strawberry Topiary

Spring and summer are all about Strawberries.  Strawberry Jam, Strawberry pie, a great strawberry shortcake recipe …I can’t get enough of them!  I am always looking for pretty party centerpieces and these strawberry topiaries are always a hit at any gathering…baby shower, bridal showers, Mother’s Day brunches..you name it.  If you are wondering how to … Read more

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nordstrom cafe recipe for salads

Nordstrom Cafe Recipes for Salads : Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

A few of my favorite recipes for delicious salads happens to be from Nordstrom Cafe.  In Orange County, my local Nordstrom is about a 5 minute drive and 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 … Read more

nordstrom cafe recipe for salads
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
easy healthy chicken enchiladas

Easy Healthy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

I am NOT a very good meal planner.  We have always homeschooled, so our schedules have historically been very flexible, allowing us to be out doing fun family activities on weeknights.  That usually led to eating out and no need to meal plan.  One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to make cooking … Read more

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Easy burrata and heirloom tomatoes appetizer recipe

Easy Burrata and Heirloom Tomatoes Appetizer Recipe

Lately I have been frequenting one of my favorite lunch spots for their delicious burrata and heirloom tomatoes appetizer.  It is SO yummy I can eat it as a meal.  With the start of the new year coming soon, that means it’s time for New Year’s parties, Hollywood awards season parties and football parties and … Read more

Easy burrata and heirloom tomatoes appetizer recipe
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
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Delicious Popcorn Party Mix Idea and Recipe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…at least as far as the kids are considered, because the kitchen is full of baked goods and sweet treats.  Every year we love to bake and make homemade goodies for friends and relatives and popcorn party mix ideas are some of our favorite go-to treats.  You can … Read more

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Easy Breakfast Ideas for School : Parfait to Go

In just a week we’ll be heading back into the grind.  School mornings are TOUGH!  Trying to get everyone up, dressed, fed and out the door in record time can be VERY stressful.  Easy breakfast ideas, especially quick and easy breakfast ideas for school, are hard to come by.  Try making it healthy and that … Read more

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Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe : Easy Side Dish Ideas

I am always on the hunt for healthy, delicious and most importantly EASY side dish ideas.  My kids are good about eating vegetables as long as they taste good, and fortunately, this easy roasted vegetables recipe is SO good it will have the kids begging for more.  Mine did last night!  These deliciously seasoned roasted … Read more

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Seven layer bars

The Most Delicious Seven Layer Bar Recipe

I love dessert and I love it even more when it is super easy.  The kids have been excited for the latest Disney Channel Original Movie, Freaky Friday, to come out, and it’s finally happening.  So, of course we need to celebrate. 😉 I have so much fun putting together movie nights for the kids … Read more

Seven layer bars
Beet salad with goat cheese pinterest

Delicious Beet Salad Recipe

As a kid I always thought I despised beets.  The first few years John and I were married he always put beets on his salad whenever we were at a salad bar and I though it was disgusting. lol!  Well fast forward a few years and I have gotten older and wiser…and now I’m sad … Read more

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