Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Ring

Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Ring title

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Oh my gosh, you guys! Who doesn’t want a bright, sunshiny shape like this to greet you in the morning! Hello, gorgeous. Fancy “meating” you here. (Get it? Meat? Ha!) I know you guys are simply going to love the easy-ness of this recipe, just like my other [...]

Insanely Good Baked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese That’s Out of This World!

Awesomest Bacon Macaroni and Cheese EVER!

First of all, let me be the first to admit, this is my HUSBAND’s creation, and this recipe is not for the faint of heart. I promise you, if you love macaroni and cheese, and bacon, and making things that make your family salute or bow to you, you will want to bookmark and pin [...]

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls for School Lunches #HillshireNaturals

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Making new, cool recipes for my kids’ lunches is my jam. I want my kids to be excited when they flip open their lunch box, y’know? I want to know that they eat well, and are fed well while learning and hanging with friends at school all day away from me. It’s a big mom [...]

Bacon Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Nests

added cheese to the Bacon Egg and Hash Brown Nests

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Bacon, egg, and cheese – my favorite breakfast combo. There’s something amazing about putting those three ingredients together that really makes my morning. While I say “bacon” on this site, and mean turkey bacon (I like how less salty it is, and how it crisps up perfectly), [...]

GORGEOUS Apple Rose Tarts for Snacks and School Lunches #HorizonB2S

Apple Rose Tarts

The following post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. All thoughts, opinions, and baby helpers are mine. I’m a huge advocate for getting kids to help in the kitchen, even at an early age. Have the baby sit in the bouncy while you cook, and give the baby a [...]

Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents

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(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Easy breakfasts that can be made in bulk make me insanely happy. Do you know how easy it is to bulk cook breakfasts once a week for your family, store the remainder in the fridge and freezer, and know your kids can eat healthy, nutritious meals all [...]

Homemade Coffee Shop Caramel Macchiato Muffins

Caramel Macchiato Muffins ready to serve

Breakfasts here so far this summer have been more about convenience than anything. (Perhaps even more-so than during school!) The kids are active, and this one’s at the door, or this activity is awaiting them. They don’t want breakfast (or eating in general) to take too much of their summertime. When I was asked to create [...]

Ridiculously Easy Salsa Enchilada Chicken

Ridiculously Easy Salsa Enchilada Chicken

Even though summer is here, I don’t always want to grill. I’m not a huge fan of having the oven on all the time, but with the weather not getting to “crazy-hot” status yet, I’ve continued to use the oven for dinners as of late simply because it’s easier (and because it doesn’t let as [...]

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

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(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Eggs and toast are such a perfect breakfast staple. They’re our default, our ‘go-to’ breakfast, especially if you’re like me and love a good runny egg with a little buttered toast to mop it up with. Mmm! But I wasn’t always a runny egg fan. In fact, I [...]

S’mores Stuffed French Toast

S'mores Stuffed French Toast

It looked like it was going to be a good day to work and be outside. My husband had bought wood to build some shelves for a special upcoming project for the blog, and some stain for the privacy fence. The kids and I were excited about spending the day in the sunshine until they finished staining part of [...]

The Best Barbecue Ribs Recipe (Ever!)

The Best Barbecue Ribs Recipe

It really wasn’t meant to be our intended dinner, it just happened. We were in Whole Foods, admiring the samples and sales, when we saw them – the gorgeous racks of ribs $1 off a pound. “Hey, we could grill these for dinner tomorrow,” my husband suggested. Done! Don’t have to tell me twice! Barbecue [...]

Nutella Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treats #easytomake

Nutella Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treat plated

This is a sponsored recipe, but the deliciousness is all mine. I apologize in advance. I mean, what can I say? I’m just a really evil person for doing this to you, I know. I can’t help it, though. I love cookie dough, chocolate, Nutella, peanut butter, Rice Krispies treats®, and making my favorite things even [...]

Breakfast Omelet Roll

Breakfast Omelet Roll

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) It’s no secret how much I love eggs. I always loved eggs as a child, my mom making me a steamy pile of scrambled egg yumminess for breakfast that I’d devour in 2.4 seconds flat before school or on the weekends. But my true love of eggs [...]

Braided Breakfast Bake

Braided Breakfast Bake

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) There’s something so special about preparing and baking a casserole-type breakfast to your family, something so hearty and happy. I can’t put it into words, I just know deep down in my momma bones that it fills me with joy to cut into it and serve it [...]

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

The following recipe is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. I feel like such a freaking super hero for this recipe. My kids love (some) vegetables, don’t get me wrong, but sneaking in vegetables into something they think is a treat? Total parental winning in my book. And this Carrot Cake [...]

Oreo Cookie Dough Brownie Cupcakes

Oreo Cookie Dough Brownie Cupcakes

Please don’t hate me for this one. This is one of the most decadent desserts out I’ve ever made and enjoyed, and it’s not at all hard to make. You might recognize this from my Dessert for Dinner post. See how the layers work? Favorite chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom (ours is, hands [...]

Easy Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

easy cheesy sausage egg sandwich

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) My son had a sleepover the other night. I always love making big breakfasts when the kids have sleepovers, but it wasn’t until I reached into our deep freezer did I realize.. no hash browns, no bacon (the bulk box was in there, just empty), and no [...]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath

You saw last month’s Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath, right? We knew some of the kids might revolt over how many veggies were crammed into that thing, so we created this Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath for them, serving their veggies on the side. (I have a couple children who don’t like veggies mixed “in” or [...]

Sausage Cheese Biscuits Heart-Shaped

sausage cheese biscuits heart-shaped

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) We have a home and garden store nearby our house that’s relocating to a new building further away (boo!) so they marked their entire store down 30% or more (yay!). I came across this adorable mini heart-shaped cake pop pan and I simply HAD TO HAVE IT [...]

Baked Chicken Bacon Taquitos

Baked Chicken Bacon Taquitos

Every Tuesday we have “Taco Tuesday” here at Casa de Douglas. We’ve made many taco-ey dishes in the past, such as Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken, Knock Your Socks Off Pork Carnitas, Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Tomatillo Sauce, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Tex-Mex Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches and more I haven’t [...]

Mocha Peanut Butter Espresso Shake with Almond Milk and Flax

Mocha Peanut Butter Espresso Flax Smoothie with Almond Milk

Oh, hello, you gorgeous thing you. Oh, how I love your sweet peanut buttery and chocolate ways. Adding depth and breadth is the espresso, which just heightens the cocoa flavor, and jazzes things up a bit. A little afternoon pick-me-up, anyone? I mean, come on now – some days, there just has to be chocolate [...]

Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath

Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath

As you already know, I used to sell Pampered Chef, and I’m a HUGE fan of their products, their stones, and making wreaths, rings, braids, and twists. If you’re looking for something easy with a wow factor to serve guests when entertaining, whether for football, parties, or get-togethers, this recipe is it! (Not to mention, [...]

Have Coffee with Skimbaco Lifestyle, and This AMAZING Mocha Coffee Cake Recipe!

Banana Mocha Coffee Cake with Mocha Topping

I am SO excited to share with you this guest post by my good friend, Katja Presnal. Katja and her adventurous family are the absolute definition of carpe diem and living life to the fullest (her motto), as she lives her “Happiness Is’ wherever life takes her, which is currently on a countryside in SWEDEN! [...]

Pomegranate Orange Cranberry Sparkling Cocktail (or Mocktail)

pomegranate orange cranberry cocktail topped with anils

We wanted to design a New Year’s Day meal for luck, health, wealth, abundance, prosperity, and so on. We looked up the traditions, and compiled a meal we could not wait to devour and share with our children (more on our New Year’s meal another time). But consuming Pomegranate for abundance had us a little [...]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches #daretocarbonell

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell© and Social Moms. Some days, I don’t want to mess too much with dinner. I want something that tastes phenomenal, but doesn’t take a ton of effort to get there. And these Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches are that kind of recipe for me – quick and easy [...]

Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping

Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping

I have had dreams about this pie. In fact, I find it hard to believe that it took me so long to dig up the recipe to make this again. How is this thing not in my face daily? I mean, COME ON. Apple pie, cinnamon, coconut, cream cheese, pecans, vanilla, whipped cream.. ALL AWESOME [...]

Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel

Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel

I might have decided to go a little overboard for our Thanksgiving desserts this year. Two pumpkin pies, a Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping (oh yes, recipe forthcoming), a layered ice cream cake (another recipe forthcoming), and this phenomenal Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel. Ohhhh my! We have [...]