Parmesan Crusted Chicken: delicious and simple chicken recipe

This is my go-to dinner recipe. I can’t even remember where I found it but I make it all the time and have had the recipe memorized for years. It’s super fast to prepare, just a few ingredients, and everyone I’ve served it to has loved it too!

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Delicious Fool Proof Chocolate Bundt Cake

I’ve never described myself as a ‘baker’ but I would definitely describe myself as an ‘eater’. Last year, I found a chocolate bundt cake described as ‘fool proof’, this was intriguing to me as a novice baker and someone who loves chocolate cake. It’s now my favorite chocolate cake recipe and great news, it’s actually simple to follow the recipe and make! I’ve made it a few times since I first tasted it at my friend’s house. The recipe is from A Bountiful Kitchen.

foolproof chocolate bundt cake easy recipe

foolproof chocolate bundt cake easy recipe

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German Pancakes with crispy edges recipe

This past weekend was General Conference and we enjoyed one of our favorite breakfasts – German Pancakes! We make them for special occasion breakfasts like Christmas and General Conference. It’s one of my favorite traditions because we all love them and they’re very easy to make! The recipe we use came from Dave’s family and we’ve tweaked it to have the edges crispy which I love.

The recipe (below) is very easy to make and doesn’t require much time to bake. My toppings of choice are either fruit or powdered sugar and Dave and the kids like syrup or fruit.german pancakes recipe


Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

We used to go to Olive garden a ton before we had kids. I feel like their quality has not been the same in the last few years. One of my favorite items (besides the lemon cake they used to have on their dessert menu) is their Zuppa Toscana soup. I recently found this recipe and looking forward to trying it.

Love these words about being yourself.

Recently bought this vitamin C facial toner that is supposed to hydrate, brighten and reduce pore size. I bought it based on reviews it received on Amazon. I’ve been using witch hazel for years but have felt my skin becoming more ‘dull’ with age. After a week of using 1-2 times daily, I obviously haven’t seen huge results yet, but I have felt that my skin has been more hydrated and supple. The toner hasn’t had any negative effects like over drying, breaking out, etc. I’ll keep you updated on more results!



Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

Every fall during the holiday season I like to make cranberry orange bread with a lemon glaze. I have an old recipe I’ve been using for years but I might try this one from Bless this Mess this fall. Doesn’t this look delicious?!


I’m dying over this adorable pet fox, Juniper! I would love to have a fox around the house, and he’d kind of look like Bruce with the fox ears, ha!

juniper pet fox

My family is in town for Thanksgiving, we’re looking forward to showing them our favorite BBQ in Austin and also exploring San Antonio!



Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

The cacti in Texas are so beautiful and I love these cupcakes by @houselarsbuilt (Instagram) they looks so real!

cacti cupcake house lars built

My friend from VA, Julie, has been doing these awesome bus stop costumes the last few Octobers. She picks a different costume everyday when she picks up her kids from the bus stop. She does this to show kids it’s ok to be different – isn’t that so awesome?! She is not only a great friend but an amazing person and mother to her five kids! (Instagram @busstopcostumes)


 I love fall desserts and this apple pumpkin bundt cake looks delicious and not complicated!


Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

My sister in law shared this delicious and easy recipe (found here) and I’ve adapted it. It is very simple and requires little prep and little cooking time! I may be the last person on earth to discover this, but earlier this year I heard the easiest way to shred chicken – using a hand mixer/Kitchen Aid/Bosch mixer!

crock-pot-ranch-chicken easy dinner recipe

crock-pot ranch-chicken easy fast dinner recipe

Crock pot Chili

I’ve used my Crock-Pot more this year than ever because we have church from 2:30-5:30 PM! PM! It’s the latest we’ve ever had church and a little crazy because Tessa usually naps from 2-5 pm. By the time we get home a little before 6, everyone is starving and having dinner ready to be served at 6 has been key. Most all my recipes come from Pinterest and this chili recipe I found from a google search a few years ago and have adapted it. It’s requires little prep and little cook time! We usually serve it topped with sour cream and cheese and cornbread muffins (I use Jiffy ) on the side.

crock-pot-chili-1 easy fall dinner recipe

easy crock pot chili recipe