• Lighter Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
  • BBQ Bacon Ranch Sweet Potato Nachos
  • Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins with Almonds
  • Halloween Sugar Cookies
  • Weekly Menu Plans 10/19/15

Pumpkin Pie Slice Sugar Cookies

Whole Pumpkin Pie Cookie- Sweet Hersey Living

It’s been awfully quiet around the blog lately. There’s a reason for that, I’ve been baking. Oh my geeze y’all have I been baking! I am so addicted to this cookie decorating thing that I may just turn this whole blog into cookiepalooza! I think about cookies everyday. Every. Single. Day. I Pinterest cookie decorating, [...]

Lighter Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

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I love cooking up Pasta Casseroles. The kids love them, I always know that there will be plenty to fill everyone in the family up, and they are great for the freezer! This Lighter Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake is perfect for kids and adults alike! We love anything chicken bacon ranch in our house [...]

BBQ Bacon Ranch Sweet Potato Nachos

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So Jon and I have been slapped with a blessing in the form of a trip to Mexico… I know, I still can’t even believe it! I just want to die from excitement that I’m keeping contained inside of me because my mind still can’t wrap itself around the fact that this has happened! Needless [...]

Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins with Almonds

Raspberry White Chocolate Coffee Cake Muffins

I recently found raspberries on sale at the store for $0.99 each, so naturally I dreamt of eating them with my morning yogurt and bought a bunch. Then they magically landed behind a container of leftovers and I quickly forgot about them… Until yesterday. They weren’t exactly bad, they just weren’t so pretty looking. The best [...]

Halloween Sugar Cookies

BOO Cookies by Sweet Hersey Living

Yesterday I made some cookies, a lot of cookies. I’ve recently become obsessed with decorated sugar cookies so I decided to try it out. I tried it out in a big way and totally loved it! Since Halloween is tomorrow and I hadn’t put together treats for the kids’ classes I figured I’d make Halloween [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 10/19/15

Julian #77

  After another week of high temps we are finally getting a cool spell. It’s a cool 79 degrees and we are blessed with gentle breezes. I am so ready for Fall to stay! Everything seems prettier when it’s Fall! We had another week filled with football, dance, and homework. I am so ready for [...]

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars- Sweet Hersey Living

These oatmeal bars, well they are just good stuff. The kids get excited every time I make them! I make these in the afternoon on our busiest days. Half the pan is for after school snacks while we sit through dance classes and football practice. The rest is donated to tomorrows breakfast. A quick zap in [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 10/12/15

Chicken and Apples

Another week another menu! I’ve been having so much fun cooking and baking for the blog again, I guess the little break I took last month was really a good thing. I feel so… Refreshed! My homemade dinners have me eating healthier and dropping these unwanted pounds! With that being said I have a lot [...]

Turkey Melt with Pumpkin Dijon Sauce Kale and Caramelized Onions

Spiced Turkey Melt with Swiss, Kale, Onions, and Pumpkin Dijon Sauce- by Sweet Hersey Living

There are rare nights in this house when I’m left with more leftover meat from dinner than I know what to do with. Usually they get put into the fridge where they die a lonely death, but today I’m getting creative and making something fun out of some boring leftovers. These Turkey Melts With Pumpkin [...]

California Ranch Fish Tostadas

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These California Ranch Fish Tostadas were a recipe I developed for Living Litehouse in the summer, then I forgot to tell you about them. I feel kind of bad about that because they were simply delicious! Light, fresh, healthy, filling, and full of California style. Think of them as a flat and crispy fish taco, [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 10/4/15


Oh my sheesh it freaking feels like Fall here in South East Texas! We almost don’t know what to do with ourselves, this cool weather is unusual for early October. Of course it was cool and crisp out while I planned my menu this week so I planned a lot of comfort food dinners. Sounded [...]

All Star Power Up Kabobs

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Give your All Star a pregame (or pre practice) snack that will fuel them up using healthy and nutritious ingredients! My All Star Power Up Snack Kabobs were a slam dunk over at the Living Litehouse Blog! I try hard to provide my Julian with the kind of foods that will provide long lasting energy [...]

Saucy Maple Mustard Chicken with Onions and Sage

Saucy Maple Mustard Chicken

So this is our new family favorite! I heard so much moaning and groaning as the kids watched me prepare this dish that I banned them from the kitchen. It’s been a long hot week and I just wanted to feed the ungrateful monsters without hearing an earful. As the sauce simmered away I hear [...]

Maple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Maple Bundt Cake

Where in the heck has the time gone? My goodness just yesterday I was excited about the kids getting out of school and now it’s fall and I’m cooking up maple and pumpkin everything!  I was pretty absent in the blogging world over the summer. What can I say, I needed a break. Then my computer broke. Then [...]

Wekly Menu Plans 9/27/15

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Here I sit, sinuses stuffed to the max and a throat that feels like  I’ve swallowed glass. The boys and I are home sick today. Jon is with Ava and Julian at church and here I am. Helping 5 year olds blow their noses. It’s not pretty. So I thought I’d kill some time by [...]

Arby’s Knockoff Roast Beef

Perfect Arbys Copycat

I love Arby’s. Love. It. Especially that dang roast beef sandwich with the fake melted cheese and that sweet red sauce. For years, literally years people, I have tried to find the perfect recipe to emulate that sauce. For years I have failed. Recipes were always too sweet, too thin, to tangy, and always a pain in [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 7/6/15

Buffalo Chicken BLT Tacos

Well here I am again! Trying to pickup the weekly menu pan habit, again… While I always plan a weekly menu getting the habit of posting it here is ridiculously hard! I figure “eh, what the hoot. Let’s give it another go!”. It’s a busy week here in the Hersey house. July 4th was a [...]

Honey Chipotle Firecracker Chicken

I made these Chicken Strips for July 4th!

Still looking for the perfect July 4th dish? Look no further! My latest recipe for Living Litehouse is all that you need. The entire family gobbled up the entire batch of this Firecracker Chicken as soon as I got done taking my photos! It’s super easy to make huge batches of this stuff in the [...]

Oriental Chicken Salad

Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

There is this incredible salad served at a famous chain retsuarant… Let’s just say this chain rhymes with Snapplebee’s…. Ahem.Moving on. It’s the Oriental Chicken Salad, and it’s amazin’ I tell ya! Jon and I used to order it every time we went to, ahem… Snapplebee’s. Not that we frequented the place or anything, but [...]

Manly Beer Cake

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Over Father’s Day Weekend I created something awesome… Okay actually somebody else created this Beer Cake idea, I just copied their idea from Pinterest using my man’s favorite booze. It was an incredible success and Jon loved his Father’s Day Beer Cake! I made a second one for my Dad using his favorites, Keystone Light [...]