Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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For Valentine’s Day I’m showing my family how much I love them by no longer including chemical laden store bought foods in their diets. I vow to be a better mother and start caring about what we all ingest. It’s the responsible thing to do. Teehee, just kidding. I just thought making homemade Oreos would [...]

Butterscotch Banana Bars w/ Brown Sugar Icing

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This house is in banana overload mode! I keep buying them and nobody’s eating the damn things! My freezer is now FULL of frozen bunches of bananas. The kids are sick of banana bread, I’m guessing because they are sick of tasting banana, so I need to start finding ways to use these things up [...]

Guinness Beef Stew with Cheddar Herb Dumplings

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We had another cold week here in South East Texas, hopefully that’s the last one. Christmas is gone and I’m over the cold. We complain when there is frost on the ground… How did we ever survive living in Maine during this time of year?? We’ve turned into cold sissies and I’m ready for singing [...]

Sticky Jerk Chicken Wings

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Oh these wings… Oh man these garsh darn wings! They are so good! I love any kind of chicken wing, but these Sticky Jerk Chicken Wings take the cake. They take the cake and smash it into any other chicken wing recipe out there. This is my latest recipe for Living Litehouse and it’s is [...]

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad w/ Chicken

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I’m not a huge lover of peanut butter. I’d rather eat my celery plain, I’d rather have a ham and cheese sandwich, and I’m never one to dip my finger in the jar for a “just a taste”. My kids do though, I feel like I’m constantly finding peanut butter on their hands, signs of [...]

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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Oops! I made these cupcakes a long time ago… I just forgot to post the recipe. Thankfully it is still cold enough that these adorable Hot Cocoa Cupcakes will be a welcomed seasonal treat! I just fell in love with these as soon as I saw them over at Me and My Pink Mixer, she [...]

The Big Mac Salad

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Ever get a craving for two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions? Ever crave it all on a sesame seed bun? Gosh darnit if I didn’t crave it the other day! I don’t even like that restaurant and I was craving hardcore. Hardcore y’all!  Unfortunately for me I cannot eat that stuff [...]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Bacon

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This family loves broccoli. I basically began cooking it so often they had no other choice but to love it! I don’t even add it to my grocery lists anymore, I just always grab a few heads during every shopping trip. And then we have weeks when I just don’t cook it, I keep telling [...]

Slow Cooker Chili Colorado Burritos

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I love many foods, but one of my top finalists is a good ole’ smothered burrito. Lots of meat, lots of sauce, lots of cheese, MELTED cheese… Oh me oh my it gets my mouth watering just thinking about it! I saw a picture for some Chili Colorado Smothered Burritos over at Crème de la Crumb and [...]

Panko Crusted Tropical Chicken Burgers

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How do you turn the typical Tropical Chicken Burger into something fun, amazing, and not quite so healthy? You stuff that friggin’ patti with peppers, coat it in panko breadcrumbs, and pan fry it that’s how! These chicken burgers were crispy, juicy, flavorful, and light all at the same time. I added them to my [...]

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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Oh Em Geeeeze y’all. These cupcakes, these cupcakes are so damn good! Now that Christmas is over I am so ready for summer weather! Well maybe not the sweltering Texas heat summer but I want to watch the kids swimming all day long. I want fishing. I want a tan. I want to be 30lbs [...]

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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Here is  great spin on pasta salad and the classic Caesar salad! I made this last Saturday for a little football gathering at my folks house. I needed a quick potluck dish to bring and knew that this would be perfect as soon as I saw it on The Girl Who Ate Everything blog.  Pretty [...]

Cranberry Ginger Chili Chicken

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The Holidays may be gone but I’m not ready to let go! My latest recipe for Living Litehouse has it covered. This Cranberry Ginger Chili Chicken is light and hearty all at the same time. Roast the perfect chicken then glaze it with this easy and flavorful Cranberry Ginger sauce. So simple, so satisfying, so [...]

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Soup

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My oldest son, Julian loves chicken parmesan. I’m pretty sure it is his absolute favorite dinner and I always make sure to make extras because I know he’ll be eating for three that night! I unfortunately am tired of chicken parmesan, and I’m tired of cooking it too! When I saw a recipe for Chicken [...]

Creamy Chicken Chili Verde Flautas

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We absolutely love these easy as heck Chicken Flautas! I’ve been making them weekly for the kids because they eat with such delight and I can throw them together so easily on a busy night. Sometimes Ava throws them together for me while I help the boys with their homework! I simply make the chicken [...]

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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So sometimes in food blogging you have complete disasters for recipes. That’s how this recipe started out. It was going to be a No Bake Smores Cheesecake, I guess I chose the wrong the No Bake Cheesecake filling recipe to use because it just fell apart on me. I lifted that spring form pan ring [...]

Spiced Indian Carrot and Chickpea Salad

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I was grocery shopping the other day and while walking past the carrot section I thought “why don’t I feature carrots in recipes more often?” They are incredibly affordable, only $1.50 for a 2 lb. bag, and they are full of nutrition! Not to mention they are a perfect vegetable for food blogging, that vibrant [...]

Coconut Curry Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

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My latest recipe for Living Litehouse is a wonderfully easy vegetarian soup! It’s another great recipe in my quest to include more meatless meals into our diet. I wasn’t sure how the family would react to this one but I worried for nothing. It was a hit, especially after I loaded their bowls with extra toppings! [...]

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stuffed Poblanos

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Anybody out there regularly participate in Meatless Monday? Well I don’t. I almost never eat a vegetarian meal, I just love my protein in the form of animal carcass. I’m certainly not going to shun a vegetarian or vegan meal if offered one, I just don’t cook them myself. I have a just a few [...]

Loaded Peanut M&M Oreo Bars

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If you’re looking for a fun dessert or after school snack for the kids these Peanut M&M Oreo Cookie Bars are it! They are fun, colorful, and are loaded with my families favorite goodies! I originally found this recipe over at Averie Cooks but have made just a few minor changes to make it perfect [...]