Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

The list of condiments that my whole family agrees on is a short one. My son loves ketchup, but my daughter won't touch it. I love tangy salad dressing, like Miracle Whip, on my sandwiches, but Evan prefers mayo. I like old-school, yellow mustard or spicy, brown mustard with hamburgers, but Evan likes sweet, honey mustard. My kids won't even eat mustard... well, not on purpose, anyway.  I had to get a bit sneaky back when I started making these tasty honey mustard chicken tenders, and thankfully, no one was the wiser because they're really good!

When it comes to salad dressings, I like balsamic vinaigrette or creamy blue cheese, but Evan will almost always choose a honey mustard-style dressing, if there is one on the menu.

Favorite Recipes For Leftover Ham

Hey there, everyone! Just checking in for a moment to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas! Sorry it's a belated wish, but we were all so sick last week. Evan and I both were down and out with horrible sinus infections (thank you seasonal-cedar-pollen-nightmare!), my son had strep throat and my daughter was running an allergy-related, low-grade fever for two days. Yep, as a bunch we were just a hot mess for a few days!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Mugcake

I seriously can't say enough about this gluten-free chocolate chip mugcake, y'all. I've also seriously eaten one of these per day for the last week! That's 100% a true story and in my opinion, it's honestly that good.

Easy Braised Mushrooms and Peas

Well y'all, I know we're a few days into the month already, but it's still incredibly hard for me to believe that December 2018 has arrived. I know it sounds so cliché, but I truly think 2018 may be the fastest moving year of my life so far. Lately, I've been crazy busy with family visits as well as planning and hosting my daughter's recent 6th birthday party and I'm finally recuperating (as is the state of my house) after all of that continuous entertaining. Now Christmas is coming and I'm feeling the pressure of the rapidly dwindling calendar days each morning when I wake up. However, whether I feel ready or not, now it's on to the next string of holiday festivities, family gatherings, and food.

Pumpkin Spice Biscuits with Vanilla Glaze

These sweet pumpkin spice biscuits with vanilla glaze were dreamed up while I was thinking about what to make for breakfast last Sunday. I was thinking about making some classic baking powder biscuits, or maybe even making a pan full of ooey gooey monkey bread. And then I got to thinking about another family-favorite, comfort food recipe, iced cinnamon-raisin biscuits. All of those sounded so good to me, and I knew it had to be biscuits, but I wanted seasonal, pumpkin spice twist with my biscuits (I know, the season is winding down, but I'm not over it yet!).

Golden Apple Cider-Ginger Mocktail

Oh. Em. Gee. Have you guys heard? The holidays are coming!! Are you all ready? I most certainly am not.

It's been non-stop for me at work and on the home front these last two weeks and I think it goes without saying (but I'm saying it anyway) that I'm exhausted each night by the time I get my kiddos in bed around 9 p.m. Each and every night, I'm so bummed at just how pooped I am once they're all tucked in because I would love to have a couple hours of me time. Truthfully, I just can't hang anymore and I don't last much longer than they do when it comes to dozing off lately. I'm happy to report, however, that after this week it slows way down for me at my day job. Heaven knows, I'm super thankful for that!

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