Tuscan Sausage, Potato & Bean Soup



I've seen recipes for soups like this one all over the web for a while now, and like thousands of other folks I've enjoyed the Olive Garden's menu staple soup called Zuppa Toscana for years (with a serving of warm, buttery breadsticks and salad on the side, of course!). I figured it was time for me to jump on the bandwagon and make a version of this flavorful soup at home too.

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie



If you're anything like us, we find ourselves looking for family-friendly ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.  Having a babysitter available is a rare event for us, so date nights are pretty unusual events for us too.


Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Rice Bowls



When it comes to easy dinners, these teriyaki chicken and rice bowls are our latest love.  Seriously, the kids like this dish so much that I've made it once a week for the last month! This recipe has definitely become a tried and true family favorite by my picky little taste testers.

Mexican Buñuelos - Cinnamon and Sugar Fritters #SundaySupper




Most Latin countries have some version of sweet fritters called buñelos. These crunchy, round Mexican-style buñelos are the version I know and love. These golden-fried goodies are made fresh and sold in many locally owned and chain bakeries in my neck of the woods, but they are a cinch to make at home.

Tortellini Soup with Mini Chicken Meatballs



We had an unexpected, extended break from school schedule this week. On Monday all of the local schools and surrounding districts were closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Then, late Monday night we received text messages from our local school district that all schools would be closed due "inclement weather conditions".  Freezing temperatures with lots ice, sleet and the possibility of more snow was put into the forecast here in Central and South Texas for the next few days. 

Simple Cocoa-Spice Cake #SundaySupper




When I've got the time, I love to bake two-layer cakes or large sheet cakes complete with homemade frosting or a shiny glaze on top. But, more and more often simple one-layer cakes, like this cocoa-spice cake, are becoming one of my favorite things to serve for an after dinner sweet treat.

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