Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Stew

Hey guys! When temperatures get in the 80’s we’re in full fledged winter gear here in AZ. My kids think they need to wear their jackets when it barely cools down and I often find them bundled in blankets when it’s 70 degrees. Fortunately, I think those temps are right around the corner and it […]

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder

Have you heard the Jewish Proverb “Worries go down better with Soup”? I’m finding this to be more and more true. Other than chocolate of course, there seems to be no other food more comforting than a warm bowl of soup. Thank heavens that Soup Season is just around the corner!! 🙂 Today’s tried and […]

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup

Good morning blog land! I cannot tell you how excited I was to wake up this morning to a crisp cool feeling in the air. Granted it was still in the high 70’s (ok, lets be honest, low 80’s). But even still, there is always a special feeling as the temperatures start to drop. Its […]

Lasagna Soup

Hello! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to tackle a new week. For me, Mondays can sometimes be discouraging. I think of the 5 days ahead and don’t love the idea of trying to figure out what meals I’m going to make. I don’t know how folks ever did it […]

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

I know I’ve said it already, but it is BLAZING HOT over here in AZ. So, I thought I’d match the temp outside and bring to you a HOT recipe today with Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Is it just me, or is Buffalo sauce a love/hate relationship? It seems that people either love or hate it, […]

Soft Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Wednesday! August flew by and I couldn’t be more excited to start a new month. September means we’re getting closer and closer to cooler weather. You may already be there, but we’re still melting here in AZ which means I CANNOT wait for Fall. It’s my favorite season! In my opinion, nothing screams Fall more […]

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Are you sick of Pumpkin recipes yet? I sure hope not because I have just a few more for you. 🙂 I know with Thanksgiving coming up you may have the “dessert” assignment and although it’s customary to be thinking of PIES, I don’t think it’s a necessity. Most people are just looking for something […]

Chicken Chili

Would you believe it warmed back up again here in Houston this past week?! Pretty sad!! The funny thing is, my mom has told me how cool (and sometimes cold) it’s been back in Arizona the past month. Pretty ironic for me to think since we always sweated a bit on Halloween in Arizona. Looks […]

Pecan Pie Bars

Hi guys! Hope you are all having an awesome day. If not, I’m about to make it awesome with this crazy amazing recipe. You know I’m a freak about chocolate desserts. Well, every once in a while we’ll come across a non chocolaty treat that is just worthy enough to fall under the “Non chocolate, […]

French Bread recipe

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much of a yeast-user when it comes to bread. Yes, I know it’s easier than you think and you have to actually try using yeast to get better at it, but it’s something I’ve always let me mom handle (lol!) My mom is the expert when it comes to […]

Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken

Hey guys! I’m back with that second AWESOME recipe I mentioned last week. Our family has always been fans of Panda Express and we recently saw a copycat recipe for their Orange Chicken on Brown Thumb Mama. We knew we had to give it a try since it’s our favorite chicken from the chain. We really […]

7 Layer Bean Dip

Hey guys! Last week I wrote a little bit about our family enchilada recipes. They’re all so yummy. I’m sure Kristyn has told you about how much we love to get together and eat all foods, but Mexican food is our favorite. With those main dishes like Enchiladas and Beef Empanadas, we always have some […]

Fajita Chicken Chili Soup

My family is obsessed with soup. What can I say? The second the weather cools down, we bust out the crock pot and rely on delicious soup recipes to feed us during the cooler months. I think the soups also remind us of the season and the holidays, and we think of them in a […]

BEST Macaroni and Cheese

Hi everyone! Me again with another recipe to add to your favorite Tried and True series 🙂 We’re really revving up the recipes for you, so you have plenty of options come Holiday time. Before I get crazy with all that is involved with the Fall season, the hubs and I are heading out of […]

Beef Stroganoff recipe

There are several recipes that I remember having ALL.THE.TIME as a kid. One of those happens to be this Beef Stroganoff recipe pictured above. It’s a recipe that we had all the time as a child and was changed up depending on the meat my mom used. Sometimes she used chuck roast, hamburger or steak. […]

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I can’t remember the first time I had this recipe, but it was years ago and my one sister, Tara, made for one of our Sunday dinners. It quickly became a favorite Homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipe. I don’t know if it’s the white sauce or the chunks of ham, but the recipe is PHENOMENAL […]

Pasta Primavera

Hey everyone! Kellyn here, with another Tried and True Pasta dish that you’re sure to love. You can find several pasta recipes here on Lil Luna and NONE of them disappoint. This one is no different! With so many great, fresh, ingredients, this pasta explodes with flavor. Because we used this as a family meal, […]

Favorite Potato Salad Recipe

My hubby LOVES my mom’s cooking. There is one thing in particular though that he loves above all else…. her famous Potato Salad Recipe. He craves it fortnightly and would always secretly hope she made it as a side any time we had a BBQ. The entire family loves it but everyone knows that you […]

Perfect Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I may have mentioned I wouldn’t be doing any more Pumpkin recipes, but I may have fibbed. I have one more I wanted to try this week, and the next one is from my mom. She has always been known for her bread. It always turns out SOOO good, and so soft, and she usually gets […]

Orange Chicken and Asparagus

Hi there! Hope you are all having a fantastic week. Wednesdays are usually a little nutty over here because my kiddos have a half day. And its the day my 3 year old skips her nap. So, our house can get wild. But its also the night that my husband has church meetings, so I […]

Spinach Puffs

Did everyone have a great Christmas?! I sure hope so! I’m going to be honest… I was a little worried that we wouldn’t enjoy Christmas as much this year being away from family, but we were able to spend it with new and old friends which made it wonderful! Not sure if I’ve mentioned it […]

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Is your family like us in that we never need an excuse to make dessert? 😉 It might be a little worrisome, but it’s pretty upsetting to the kids if there isn’t a dessert after dinner. And I’m not talking about OUR kids. I’m talking about my parents’ kids… The ADULTS! It’s no secret that we have […]

Magic Potion Drink recipe

This may sound silly, but my kids absolutely LOVE it when I take an extra minute or two to make them special to eat or drink. Even if it’s adding food coloring to the pancake mix – they LOVE it! We do this a ton for holidays and special occasions, but sometimes it’s fun to […]

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke French Bread

Good morning! I hope you have all had a very magical December thus far. As we approach the new year, I know everyone starts thinking of new years resolutions. Did you know that 45% of Americans make goals for the new year? Loosing weight is typically the #1 resolution made. For me, that usually means kicking […]