Category Archives: cooking

Tortellini Gratin #Recipe

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I am loving this cooking fresh mood I am in! My husband and kids are loving it too. This was actually inspired by a recipe from Hello Fresh and I saw it a simple 2 ingredient type version on Kraft foods. It is that simple!

Now normally with my italian dishes I love a lot of sauce to cover my noodles and so I can dip garlic bread in it. This one is actually opposite of that but still has plenty of flavor. So here is my recipe:

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Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

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It has been WAY to long since I have posted a recipe. I am trying to get better about keeping up the blog and sharing recipes. At least that is my goal. Along with eating healthier and exercising! I am really starting to change my meal mentality to fresh and I am using things like fresh squeezed lemons, fresh parsley, fresh basil, ect. So far I have not been disappointed!

So tonight I really had no intention on blogging this (hence the poor quality picture). I came across this recipe online thanks to Cooking with Class. I had to adjust because well my pans suck so for the pan seared part that it is suppose to be head over to her site where you will find the recipe.

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Business Opportunity #WAHM

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So I have mentioned on of the things keeping busy is my new business with The Cocoa Exchange. I haven’t really talked much about this but felt I needed to share with you. It is possible to make some extra money while doing what you love if cooking is your passion like it is mine.

I considered the many amazing companies out there and I still order from them. But I had to find something that wasn’t in my small little section of the world. That was when I was introduced to Dove Chocolate Discoveries- instant love- I started selling a little over a year ago and have grown so much and had amazing opportunities and I was so close to earning a trip to Jamaica in my first year! That is something to be proud of.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Honey Mustard #DCD

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I am really excited! So awhile back I announced that I had joined Dove Chocolate Discoveries and even shared a Stir Fry Recipe featuring one of their products. Well today I want to introduce you to one of our new products released just this past month:  White Chocolate Raspberry Honey Mustard!

Ok no crinkling your nose yet, trust me. So This White Chocolate Raspberry Honey Mustard is a mouthful. But oh is it worth it. Even if you don’t like chocolate (yes I have actually had people say that) or maybe it is the raspberry thought making that nose crinkle. The thing I like about this dipping sauce is- It really isn’t an over bearing taste of either one! I am on the not big on Raspberry side of things and seriously the taste is so subtle. My husband on the other hand is 100% abnormal and isn’t big on chocolate- he LOVES this dipping sauce.

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Stir Fry with a twist #DCD #DoveChocolateDiscoveries

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Sorry this isn’t one of my best pictures. I honestly had no intentions about blogging about this. It was just to good to not share with you!  I did a post a while back about Dove Chocolate Discoveries. Well after spending lots of money buying their products I thought I would sign up. And that has been the best decision I have made! I am getting to experience all new ways of enjoying cocoa. Including in every day cooking.

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A Tasteful Breakfast from @tastefullysimpl

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I am loving this fall season. We just moved into the house and if I haven’t mentioned already we have apple trees! I love apple flavoring in things like bread, cakes, pies! But there are times where I honestly just don’t have the time to make something from scratch.

As you know from past posts, Tastefully Simple has started a line of Gluten Free options! If you have missed that memo, you are missing out! They now offer Gluten Free Beer Bread, Brownies, Apple Cinnamon Cake, Pizza Crust, Pound Cake, and that is just a few of them. I have tried them all and have not been disappointed with any of the products! I am so glad that they are starting to give us options to enjoy!

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Getting Ready for the Holidays with @BestBuy #holidayprep

Where has time gone?!?!?! It seems like we just started school the other day! But the weather is changing and we are getting closer and closer to the Holiday season. For me that means a lot of cooking!

With being gluten free we do a ton of baking for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Having the proper appliances to hold up to our holiday cooking chaos is important. The sad part is. This year all of our appliances will turn 11 years old. I am just dreading the day that they die out on us. So I am starting to keep my eye open for what exactly I want. But I can’t decide! I know I want a double sided fridge. I am also in need of a dishwasher. My kids and I are having a hard time keeping up with all the cooking we do around here. But my biggest battles are the stoves! What do I want more? Gas? electric? Oh the choices.

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Grilled Roast with Grilled Sides & a #GoodCook #KitchenDrawerContest

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It’s that time! As a lot of you know I am a Good Cook (sponsor) Kitchen Expert. One thing I love about this is the challenges that they give us!  Well the time is here for a new challenge plus a chance for you to win!

You will have a chance to build your “Ideal Kitchen Drawer” on the GoodCook.com site! Choose up to 15 items you would like to have in your drawer and then enter to win those items! Don’t know what to choose? No worries! The Good Cook Kitchen Experts are on top of it! Some of us have put together our kitchen drawer essentials lists and you will be able to check those out below and on the site! To kick things off, June 2nd-June 7th you can participate on Facebook to win some extra products to add to your drawer. There will be instant winners as well so you can resubmit or select a new drawer daily!
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