A Day Out with Thomas the Train at The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum [Calera, AL]

Day Out With Thomas the Train - The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (Calera, AL)

We recently traveled just south of Birmingham, Alabama to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum and spent the day with Thomas the Train.  Read on to find out more about this fun activity filled train ride! Two weeks ago, we spent the weekend in one of our favorite nearby cities, Birmingham, Alabama — just a […]

Family Favorite Chili Mac

Family Favorite Chili Mac - 30 minute meal

Using quick and easy ingredients like a jar of Ragú® Sauce, we’re bringing a “Saucesome” dinner to you in less than 30 minutes with this Family Favorite Chili Mac recipe served right from your skillet. As the title of my blog suggests, I have a passion for feeding my family and others around our table.  Once […]

Texas Sheet Cake Donuts (Baked)

Texas Sheet Cake Donuts (Baked!)

The classic chocolate sheet cake baked as donuts.  Breakfast or dessert?  You choose! Hey all, y’all!  (I figured I should start this post with a southern drawl.)  I’m very excited about these donuts, as I came up with the idea for them a few months ago and finally getting to the point of sharing them […]

15-Minute Skillet Granola Recipe + $100 VISA Giveaway!

Homemade 15-Minute Skillet Granola - with Domino® Pourable Light Brown Sugar

Spruce up your morning breakfast with this easy-to-follow recipe for homemade granola, ready in just 15 minutes.  It’s not only a great breakfast but a heart-healthy snack throughout the day! Recently, we were visiting our friends and eating our way through Charleston, SC.  The wife of our friends told me how she makes granola in her cast […]

Carrot Cake Monkey Bread

Carrot Cake Monkey Bread

Surprise your Easter brunch guests with this springtime twist on the traditional monkey bread breakfast.  This sweet Carrot Cake Monkey Bread is loaded with shredded carrots, pineapple and pecans, then drizzled with your favorite cream cheese frosting.  You might want to make sure the Easter Bunny doesn’t hop over for a bite! Our family has annual Easter […]

Crescent Bunny Pizza Dunkers

Crescent Bunny Pizz Dunkers-2

Looking for a very easy Easter themed lunch for your kiddos? Look no further than these cute little pizza bunnies I made with Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough. Your kids will love to put these together with you and then dunk them in their favorite pizza sauce.  Find the easy step by step directions over at Pillsbury. […]

3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs - slow cooker recipe

Mix together only three ingredients then set your slow cooker on low.  Four hours later you’re ready to party with these tangy apricot glazed and chili sauce cocktail meatballs. You all know the usual grape jelly + chili sauce + meatballs recipe, right?  This is basically the same thing but with apricot preserves instead.  You see, […]

Pecan Crusted Apple Butter and Bacon Cheese Ball

Pecan Crusted Apple Butter and Bacon Cheese Ball #BetterWithAppleButter #MussAppleButter #AppleButterSpin @MussAppleButter

A spin on the traditional appetizer, this Pecan Crusted Apple Butter and Bacon Cheese Ball includes Musselman’s Apple Butter, crispy bacon, hot sauce and crusted with buttery toasted pecans. Cheese balls are such a fun party app and they can really dress up a table!  You can find many interesting variations these days.  Today I’m giving […]

5-Ingredient Blueberry Ricotta Breakfast Bubble Up Bake

5-Ingredient Blueberry Ricotta Breakfast Bubble Up Bake

A sweet, creamy and impressive breakfast is a cinch with our 5-ingredient Blueberry Ricotta Breakfast Bubble Up Bake.  Add this to your collection of quick breakfasts to make when you have overnight guests. I love a good breakfast bake, but sometimes it take a little bit more prep than I have time for in the morning. […]

Family-Friendly Austin: Where to Eat with Young Kids [Austin, TX]

Amy's Ice Creams - Austin, TX: Kid-friendly places to eat in Austin, TX

Our list of family-friendly places to eat in Austin, Texas.  These restaurants are great for kids! When we travel, we like to check out the best places to eat in the area.  It’s a hobby both Ben and I enjoy.  When the kids are with us, though, there are some challenges.   For example, we cannot eat […]