Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick! Thirty Handmade Days

I am feeling extra cheesy! Sorry I couldn’t resist. Our family loves cheese. We don’t discriminate – cheddar, mozzarella, American, cream cheese.. we like it all. It helps that my Mother-in-law is from Switzerland, the land of watches, chocolate and cheese. Today’s recipe is a spin on an old classic- Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick. I took our favorite BAKED mac and cheese (because we love it that [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 48

Giant Photo Wall from Tidy Mom

Home again, home again jiggity jig! I had a wonderful week away in Kauai but am happy to be back to the chaos I call home.  I hope your week has been peaceful and relaxing and COOL (it’s so hot here in CA!).  This week we had some fun link ups.  It’s starting to look like fall in the links.  Even if it’s 100+ degrees here. Before you link up [Read More...]

Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese Danish

Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese Danish

I cannot begin to tell you how much I love breakfast! Eggs, toast, bacon, waffles and pancakes and…PASTRIES! These easy Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese Danishes are so flaky and good, your friends and family are going to think you picked them up from an upscale bakery. They are THAT good! We start with pre-made Puff Pastry dough, which you can find in your grocer’s freezer section. Lay out the thawed [Read More...]

Chocolate Cola Cake

Chocolate Cola Cake

Have you been looking for the most divine chocolate cake recipe on the planet earth? Well then my lovelies, look no further. Not only will this Chocolate Cola Cake blow your mind, but it promises to blow the mind of your cake loving friends. Hey it might even blow the mind of your non cake loving friends. I know my not-a-fan-of-cake husband enjoyed himself a couple of pieces. So what [Read More...]

40+ of the Best Pumpkin Recipes

40+ of the best Pumpkin Recipes

We are coming up to one of my favorite seasons…Fall! This means beautiful colors on the trees, boots & scarves and all things pumpkin! I’ve rounded up some of the best pumpkin recipes around. Some sweet. Some savory. Pumpkin recipes for every meal of the day, including desserts and beverages. Enjoy! BREAKFAST & QUICK BREADS Easy Autumn Pancakes by Yellow Bliss Road Light Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins by Thirty Handmade Days Pumpkin [Read More...]

Simple Tomato Pasta

Simple Tomato Pasta at thatswhatchesaid.com

Hello everyone!  I do hope your summer has been fantastic!  I am so thrilled to announce that I added a new member to my family this past July!  He is just the most precious little guy and I am such a lucky girl to call him mine!  I post a million pictures of him and my older boys on Instagram if you ever need a baby fix, come on over [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 47

Cute girls room from Lolly Jane featured at the Party Bunch

Greetings from my happy place- Kauai! I’m away on a girls trip with my Mom, sister and sister-in-law for a little sun and fun.  After this crazy year, I’m super appreciative for the time to get away and relax.  I hope you’ve had a fabulous week.  On to today’s features.. Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from [Read More...]

A Month’s Worth of After School Snacks

Over a month's worth of after school snack ideas from thiirtyhandmadedays.com

We’ve been back in school for almost a month now.  My kids have great teachers and are having an awesome year so far.  There is one guarantee every day when they get home from school.  They are famished!  They raid the pantry and fridge like they haven’t eaten in 4 years every day.    Anyone else have this problem?  I gathered some delicious looking after school snacks to share with [Read More...]

Easy Cheesy Penne Casserole

Easy cheesy penne casserole - tastes great and a healthy take on casserole www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We’ve made a valiant effort since I’ve been back from my trip to eat more consciously.  We’ve had salads and wraps and all kinds of good stuff.  But I was missing out on a good ol’ casserole.  So I found some recipes that looked doable and delicious and got busy in the kitchen. This is an updated casserole that is a little healthier and not so heavy.  I used whole [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 46

Fun snack + bag featured at the Party Bunch

Hip hip hooray! It’s Friday.  What a week! (I think I say that every week)  We went away for the long weekend and had a great time with friends but it’s been go go go ever since.  I’m excited to share some of our favorite links from last week’s party.. Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from [Read More...]