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 [...]

Slow Cooker Herbed Barbecue Chicken Legs

Slow Cooker Herbed Barbecue Chicken Legs

We are HUGE fans of barbecue anything, but particularly of barbecue sauce. I could happily lick barbecue sauce from my fingers on the regular, and I truly love livin’ in the South and getting my fill of delicious barbecue on the regular. However, it’s nice to change your barbecue recipes up a bit. We have [...]

Kentucky Hot Browns Crescents Recipe

Kentucky Hot Brown Crescents

My son’s favorite dish is Kentucky Hot Browns. When you ask him what he wants to have for his birthday dinner, it’s Kentucky Hot Browns. When you ask him his input on what to make for dinner when menu planning, what’s his first choice? You guessed it, Kentucky Hot Browns. And why wouldn’t it be? [...]

Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

I’ve been quite obsessed with my Meat Monster meatloaf recipe for years, now. But we’re doing a lot more with our slow cooker nowadays, and I wondered if I could make this in my Ninja? And so, I did. And it was awesome and delicious and practically falling apart and OhMyFreakingGaw I want to eat it all [...]

Halloween Waffle Character Cut-Outs & GIVEAWAY! #EggoWaffleOff

Halloween Waffle Shapes

This is it! My last assignment as a Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo®! With Halloween being this week and our last theme for Waffle Wednesday to be Halloween snacks, I decided to do something kid-friendly and fun! Using my pumpkin cream, melted whipped chocolate, and whipped cream cheese, these BOOtiful waffle cut-outs were a huge hit for [...]

Pecan Pie Topped Waffles #EggoWaffleOff

Pecan Pie Waffles

As I mentioned in my previous post, I might be going Pecan Pie overboard here in the next month or so. The holidays are coming, and I’ve got Pecan Pie on the brain, and I was shocked SHOCKED to find there is very little experimentation when it comes to Pecan Pie. I mean, WHAT? Why? [...]

Pecan Pie Topping Recipe for ANYTHING!

Pecan Pie Filling in Muffin Pan

I looooooove me some pecan pie. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I could eat it all day every day and thensome. (And then do ALL THE RUNNING to run all those calories off.) Pecan pie is kind-of like pumpkin for me, where I dream about its flavor constantly. I’ve created a lot of things using pumpkin in [...]

Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken Recipe

I’m a huge fan of easy dinners (as you know). The slow cooker is my bestest friend, and I love it when recipes are dump-and-go. (Can you blame me?) This slow cooker enchilada chicken is easy and tastes good both hot and cold. I LOVE it when I can reuse a recipe in a new [...]

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip #EggoWaffleOff

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This week’s mission as Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo® was to create a Thanksgiving dish for waffles. Immediately pumpkin came to mind, and one of my most favorite pumpkin dishes is a pumpkin cheesecake. This gave me an idea – what if I combined this pumpkin cheesecake flavor together with maple syrup and speecy-spicy cinnamon [...]

Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Beer Bread with Crumb Topping

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Beer Bread with a crumb topping

You already know my kids looooooove my Pumpkin Bread recipe. So much so, it leads my kids to a life of crime, forcing me to solve the “WHO DUN IT?” mysteries around the house, tracking a trail of pumpkin bread crumbs to the culprit. Last night, after a long day of reorganizing the pantry, laundry room, and kitchen, as I [...]

Mickey Mouse Waffles #EggoWaffleOff

Mickey Mouse Waffle

As a Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo®, our task this week was to create a character out of waffles. This one was a no-brainer for me, really. We looooove Mickey Mouse, and we’re a pretty Disney-addicted family. I’ve had Disney on the brain lately, so a character out of waffles – oh heck yeah, it’s gonna be [...]

Tex-Mex Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Tex-Mex Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

I have to be complete honest with you – I am totally addicted to this sandwich. I’ve been doing my best to cut back on eating bread, but that attempt came to a screeching halt when we made these fantastic Tex-Mex Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches. I crave the creamy jalapeño cream cheese daily. Don’t even [...]

Waffle French Toast #EggoWaffleOff

Waffle French Toast

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favoritest, favoritest meals. We get to go “all out” on our breakfast preparations, making everything under the sun with plenty of leftovers for breakfasts in the future. Hooray! It makes me happy. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and morphing it into one of the other [...]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Waffle Fruit Bites #EggoWaffleOff

Chocolate Cream Cheese Waffle Fruit Bites

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo®. Fall may have arrived, but it’s still warm here in heart of Texas. We’re going into week four of NFL football season (while only still in week three of our local season), and we’re appetizer and entertaining crazy on the weekends. Chili? Check. Spinach and artichoke [...]