Not Your Mama’s Pizza – Easy One Dish Pizza

Not Your Mama's Pizza - Easy One Dish Pizza

If you ask my kiddos what is going to happen Friday night, they will tell you  all about “Pizza Night!!!” Pizza is hands down my kiddos’ favorite meal. Every Valentine’s Day I like to create a fun twist to our pizza night for a fun Valentine’s dinner and this year we will be doing this […]

Baked Hot Pastrami Sliders

Baked Hot Pastrami Sliders

‘Tis the season for company, parties, and house guests.  Don’t spend all day cooking when these Baked Hot Pastrami Sliders will impress your family and guests.  They are quick to throw together and heat up in the oven all together so dinner is ready in no time at all! I love having guests, little gatherings, […]

Wet-Aged vs Dry-Aged Steaks

Wet-Aged vs Dry-Aged Steaks....do you know the difference?

Are you a steak lover?  I am!  I love a good steak, but I’ve always wondered what the fuss was about with a wet-aged vs a dry-aged steak.  Could the flavor be really that much different?  Is it really worth seeking out one or the other…um…yes!!!  Here is my short and sweet guide of Wet-Aged […]

Spicy Chocolate Chili

Spicy Chocolate Chili

  Hi there, Rachel here again from {i love} my disorganized life. I am so excited that the weather is finally starting to cool off here in Southern Arizona. I love spending quiet afternoons baking, drinking hot cocoa, reading and watching movies. I also love a good pot of stew or chili, so when I […]

Cooking 101 Basics Week #6 – Homemade Hamburgers

How to Make the Perfect Burger

Sometimes, I’m shocked at the prices at the store…okay, most of the time. The difference in price from buying pre-made hamburger patties versus the same amount of ground beef is shocking!  When I was a newlywed, I discovered this the hard way with a tight budget and a man who loves a great burger.  I […]

Irish Tacos

Irish Tacos....a fabulous way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day

Got leftover corned beef from yesterday’s festivities?  Honestly, I don’t know why you would, but on the off chance that you didn’t gobble up all that corned beef, I have the perfect leftover idea.  Make Irish Tacos! Only a girl who is part Irish, who married an Irish man, that lives in the Southwest would […]

Buffalo Meatballs with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Meatballs with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

I love all things with buffalo sauce! Really, just the mention of it makes my mouth water and start to jump for joy. I needed a super quick and easy appetizer for a recent party a couple weeks and I came up with this gem. I think these Buffalo-Style Meatballs would make a great addition […]

PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef

PF Chang's Mongolian Beef

 Okay really, this is my copy cat version of my favorite dish from PF Chang’s/Pei Wei.  It’s not their recipe, but it’s as close as I can get it.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how truly easy it is to make it at home. Have you tried it?  It is so delicious […]