Red Quinoa Cauliflower Chicken Casserole

Daddy is home and all is right with the world!!  Jonathan and his students had an amazing trip to Jamaica serving the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf.  Check out CCCD’s website and read about all of the awesome ways the Lord is using this ministry!  Our students and Jonathan helped build a section of… 

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Chicken Florentine Casserole

This past weekend the pastor’s wives of our church gathered to glean wisdom from a woman who is so very dear to me and 30 years our senior (she would kill me if she saw that!).  She sat and talked to us about raising children, serving husbands in ministry and the ups and downs of… 

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Quinoa Caprese Bake

A couple of weeks back I made this wonderful Fiesta Quinoa Casserole by Cooking Quinoa.  Our family devoured it and thought wouldn’t it be great to make a caprese version with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil.  I took the base of her recipe and made it my own.  For me, there are few combos better… 

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Heavenly Orange Scones

These scones remind me so much of going home for Christmas!  They are a staple that my mom bakes every holiday.  She whipped up a big batch for our Christmas adventure to Michigan and even my 1 year old devours them.  I was thinking that this was a Barefoot Contessa recipe it is so good,… 

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Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are getting ready to embark on a Christmas adventure where we will spend the next week at Crystal Mountain Resort.  There is about every winter activity  you can possibly imagine there – skiing, snow shoeing, snow castle building, and sleigh rides.  My four year old is so excited she doesn’t quite know what to… 

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White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Every once and a while when I have had a hard day with the girls, Jonathan will come home and say, “You need to get out of here.  Just go and don’t come back for a couple of hours!”  I always head towards this wonderful local coffee shop five minutes from our home.  They make… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Just Like Panera)

This soup reminds me of my senior year in high school.  Every Friday we were allowed to leave campus for lunch and without fail my best friends Rachel, Sarah and I would A-line it for St. Louis Bread Company (better known to all those outside of St. Louis as Panera).  Deciding what to eat was… 

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White Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (my go-to recipe)

Every good cook probably has a chocolate chip cookie recipe in their back pocket (even if it’s the one on the back of the Tollhouse bag)!  I started thinking the other day when a friend asked me for a cookie recipe, “man I need to come up with one!”  Chocolate chip cookies really are to… 

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Easy 3-Step Coconut Macaroons

Have y’all discovered macaroons yet?!  These little cookies are AMAZING and so simple to make.  They are bite-sized chewy wonderfulness!  I try to always keep shredded coconut around in case I need to whip up a dessert on the fly.  They take about 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook and voilà you have… 

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