Mozzarella Bites

Delicious Mozzarella Balls Appetizer

Have I mentioned how much we love appetizers in my family?? This next recipe is one my sister, Kellyn, tried out. For years she’s always been the one to make homemade Mozzarella Sticks (stay tuned for that recipe next week), but she wanted to change things up and decided to make some Mozzarella Bites instead. […]

Pistachio Shortbread Dessert

Pistachio Shortbread Dessert - haven't met someone who doesn't like it. { }

This next recipe is one my mom tried out. It’s one we’ve made different variations of since I was little. The reason we keep making it is because it’s easy and so delicious! My hubby is a HUGE pistachio fan, and he loves Shortbread Cookies so he’s already asked if I could make this asap. […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Delicious Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

On Tuesday I shared my family’s recipe for Funeral Potatoes. As mentioned in that post, we always have these on Thanksgiving, but we still also have mashed potatoes. My mom had been making the same recipe for years but last year tried a new recipe from my friend Kara that she likes even better now. […]

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy Potato Casserole aka Funeral Potatoes - a favorite side dish recipe on { }

There are certain dishes that have to be made on Thanksgiving in our family. Some of those include my aunt’s super yummy Ham, my mom’s rolls, and several side dishes, including Funeral Potatoes (also known as Hashed Brown Cheese Casserole). Yes, we do have regular Mashed Potatoes as well (recipe to come later this week), […]

Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup


I’m not happy my friends… it’s hot again here in Houston, and that’s just not allowed during “Soup Season.” It’s actually been raining ALLLLL day long, and you’d think with rain, it would at least cool down a bit. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Instead, we just have warm, muggy, humid rainy days and it’s […]

White Chicken Chili Soup Recipe

White Chicken Chili Soup -YUM!! #soup

YAY!! Things have finally started to cool down a bit here in Houston. We’re not breaking out the boots and coats just yet, but I did have to put on a light sweater the other night as we went outside to watch the kiddos play in the backyard. I know some of you have already […]

Gummy Worm Jello Cups

Perfect for Halloween - Gummy Worm Jello Cups

BOO!! It’s me, Lily! We had a Trunk or Treat last night at our church. I dressed up as a witch, and so did my mom and Evie. We were three crazy-looking witches! Gavin was Hulk Smash. We dressed Wesley up as a bum for Halloween because mommy forgot to buy him a costume. He […]

Angel Food Cake Churro Bites

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{This giveaway is now closed.} Happy National Angel Food Cake Day!! You may not have known about this great holiday, and in case you didn’t I want to make sure you knew about it as well learned about Sara Lee’s new line of Angel Food Cakes that is making its way into stores now and […]

Halloween Bark Recipe

Halloween bark that is made in 5 minutes! YUM!

Hi! I LOVE Halloween treats. They look so creepy and cool, and it’s awesome. Yesterday, I made some yummy Halloween Bark. It only took a few minutes and tasted so good. We put some candy corns and Halloween Oreos in it. Did I already say it was good because it was. Here is my picture […]

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies


One of my favorite things to do is to go to the store and find inspiration for upcoming crafts, decor ideas and recipes. I usually don’t go to the store just for inspiration but are always on the look out for items to create with. The hubby think it’s a little crazy, but I can’t […]

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies + GIVEAWAY

Soft and Delicious Double Chocolate Mint Cookies! #cookies #mint #chocolate

This post is brought to you by McCormick and Mom it Forward. UPDATE: YAY!! My team (Team 6) won! Thank you for helping us with our Virtual Bake Sale!! You guys all know how much I love COOKIES, right? And you probably have guessed by now just how much I love CHOCOLATE too. Put the […]

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Soft and yummy White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

One of my favorite things to do is experiment in the kitchen with new recipes. I love mixing and matching and often find myself adding certain ingredients to old recipes to make new ones. It’s so fun and can sometimes be a bad thing or a good thing (usually it’s a good thing.) Thankfully, I […]

Snickerdoodle Milkshakes

Cinnamon and Sugar Goodness - Snickerdoodle Milkshakes!

First off, Happy 4th of July!!! We’ve been in Texas now for almost a month and a half and I cannot believe it. Time sure has flown! In the first week or so that we were here, I had the hubby run an errand for me to the grocery store. He went to Kroger, which […]

Tortellini Salad

This Tortellini Salad is a family favorite! { } #salad #tortellini

My family gets together for dinner every Sunday. My mom always makes the main dish and then whoever was coming that week would get an assignment whether it be a side dish, salad or dessert. Over the years each kid has kind of become known for certain dishes and usually gets the same assignment quite […]

Reeses Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy Treats


Hello again, Lil’ Luna readers! I’m so happy to be back today with another awesome recipe to share! These Reese’s peanut butter chocolate krispy treats are so delicious, and so easy to make! My husband is a major Reese’s addict, and he was in heaven when I made these a few days ago. While I’m […]

Best Fruit Dip

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I already mentioned earlier this week that we had a baby shower for my SIL this past weekend. We decided to go with a breakfast theme, and man – it was a hit!! Along with a French Toast Bake, Cinnamon Roll Cake, Lemon Glazed Poppy Seed Muffins and more we had a bunch of fruit. […]

Apple Brickle Dip Recipe

Super quick and easy Apple Brickle Dip recipe { }

It was about 6 years ago that I tried Apple Brickle Dip for the first time. I was attending a baby shower with my mom and sisters and saw a dip sitting amongst a bunch of apples. If I were to be quite honest, I was hesitant to try the dip because it looked a […]

Easter Scotcharoo Cups

Easter Scotcharoo Cups. Cute and delish! { }

We  love Scotcharoos at our house! It’s a quick dessert that the entire family loves. It’s always one of those “go-to” recipes when I need a quick treat for a friend and family function. Well, after seeing all of the cute Easter Cup goodies that have been around for years re-circulating on Pinterest, I decided […]

Mint Oreo Ice Cream Shakes


I wanted to share with you guys another quick and dessert that could be make for St. Patrick’s Day today. Since we’re HUGE Mint fans at our home, I knew exactly what to do – Mint Oreo Ice Cream Shakes!! Of course, these were a huge hit with the family, and they’re already asking me […]

Snickerdoodles Recipe

YUMMY!! We love snickerdoodles!!

My family sure loves COOKIES! And usually we try and try a cookie recipe until we find the perfect one. Well, we’ve used the same Snickerdoodle Recipe for the longest time, but my mom decided to try a new one a week ago. We were all pleasantly surprised at how good, soft and easy they […]

Oreo Brownies

Sweetheart Brownies - Crushed Oreos and Frosting over Brownies. Yes, please! #brownies

This past Sunday I was assigned to bring a dessert to my family’s. I was hoping to find something really easy and saw this recipe from Crazy for Crust and thought it would be perfect. I made just a few modifications and decided to use Red Oreos so I could make it a Valentine’s recipe. […]

Fried Eggrolls Recipe

Super simple and super delicious Fried Egg Rolls

Did you know the Chinese New Year is coming up? If you didn’t, I thought I’d let you know because it’s a great holiday! We celebrate it every year as a family ever since I returned home from living in China back in over 10 years ago. I lived there as a Volunteer English teacher […]

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe. Easy and yumm! Recipe on { }

Believe it or not, but I’m freezing here in Arizona! I know, I must be a wimp because our weather is considered warm to other places through out the U.S. and world. Because it’s so cold you can often find me in a hoodie, sweat pants and slippers around the house. I have a feeling […]

Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe


This next recipe is a new favorite. I would be lying if I said I was an expert at Cinnamon Roll Making… that’s my mom’s job, and she’s just so stinking good at it, that most of us in the family leave that recipe to her. Although, I haven’t been brave enough to try Cinnamon […]

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