July 21, 2014

Chicken Pizzeria

Jul18
The best flavors for the pizza lover mixed with chicken.

Our family eats a lot of chicken breast and our family eats a lot of carbs. I started playing around with this recipe when I was eliminating various carbs from my diet, but my family still wanted meals packed with their […]

Brownie Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Jul14
Oreo Brownie Ice Cream Cake is over the top amazing!

The last few weeks have been one of those non stop, go-go-go, invite a ton of people to your home kind of times. Last week alone we hosted two large parties totaling over 125 people. There’s nothing more that I […]

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour

Jul11
Revolutionize your Week with a Power Cooking Hour!

It’s been an incredibly busy and full week. Sometimes there are just days that we pack in more than any one person should and then we asked ourselves why we are stressed. Sound familiar? Why do we do that to […]

From My Bed & Breakfast: Peach Puff Pancake Recipe

May15
This delicious peach puff pancake is the perfect blend of all my favorite breakfast treats.

Did you know it’s always been my dream to own a bed and breakfast? As a teenager, I would imagine sitting on my front porch sipping coffee with my guests. Yes, sipping coffee, swapping stories of adventure, and then parting […]

Hearty Garden Harvest Vegetable Soup

May2
Delicious veggies sauteing for our garden vegetable soup.

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine I heard light sizzling snapping from the kitchen. Sauteed in bit of olive oil, the delicious aroma of diced red onions, zucchini and squash floated through the home. […]

Quick & Easy: Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Apr28
Quick and Easy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I still reach for them often; those dog eared, dripped on, food stained recipe cards that symbolize a gift of years gone by. Those precious ladies took pity on me, the soon to be, new bride with not a lot […]

Fabulous Fruit Pizza

Mar16
Fruit Pizza

Let’s just stop and ponder this photo for a minute. I completely understand that it may not be the best quality photo you’ve ever laid your eyes on since it’s from my i-phone, but the subject matter deserves an award. […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Feb24
Angel Hair Chicken made in the crock pot

With basketball season in full gear, the crock pot has been getting an extra workout. It’s always such a challenge to get meals on the table during this time of year because practices and games fall right during the dinner […]

5 Minute Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (with Double the Chocolate)

Jan30
Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with double the chocolate

This polar vortex seeping the country has left many wondering if spring will ever started peeking through. Here in NC, we’ve had a two hour delayed start to school or complete cancellation nearly every day for the last two weeks. […]

Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry

Jan22
Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry @beautyandbedlam

For twenty years, I’ve been making dinner for our children, and while I think I’ve “finally” gotten the hang of it, the majority of these meals have pretty much stayed within the realm of comfort foods. I stray outside that […]

Create the Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Jan16
Try making a baked potato bar. Perfect for a large group.

To open one’s home to others and welcome them to share life with you is one of the greatest gifts we have, yet often we allow our house, budget, decor, cooking skills and a host of other excuses get in […]

When Your Child Decides to Go Vegetarian

Aug26
When Your Child Decides to Go Vegetarian

The Protein Challenge I have often described my teenage daughter as a party looking for a place to happen. She’s lighthearted and funny, and her interests can change as often as the weather. So when she popped into the kitchen […]

Treats Teens Love (Share Yours)

Jul29
Teen Treats Love @beautyandbedlam

Fresh out of college, I dove right into my role as Director of Music and Youth at our local church.  My days were spent working on music and my evenings kept me incredibly young as I shared life together with […]

Better Than Bought Homemade Ketchup (all natural)

May30
All Natural Homemade Ketchup via @beautyandbedlam

As I shared some of our favorite Hamburger Recipes, and my family’s love of all things burger related, I left out a very simple detail about necessary condiments. A few of our children will eat ketchup on anything, yes anything, […]

Overnight Breakfast Praline Bread Pudding

May7
Overnight Breakfast Praline Bread Pudding @beautyandbedlam

As the kids meander down the stairs with that sleepy, groggy look that tells me sleep is not over rated and they need more of it, I quickly pull out this delectable delight. With pecans, brown sugar, and bread that’s […]