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 […]

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 […]

Cheesy Alfredo Potatoes

Hello my favorite blog readers! It’s Wednesday and that means I’m bringing you an AWESOME tried and true recipe. Today’s yumminess really had me regretting my first 2 years of marriage (not really!). For all of you newly weds or singles, living the high life, do you ever struggle with cooking for 2? My husband […]

Lemon Chicken with Veggies

Happy Wednesday! I have another Tried and True recipe here to start off your morning. I bet you’re wondering what you should do for dinner. Well, wonder no more. This Lemon Chicken with Veggies dish is just begging for you to make it. It seems like there are millions of different ways to make chicken. […]

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

I LOVE pasta! I mean, who doesn’t?! It can be made into so many different recipes – from salads to main courses, and is always delicious!! I mean, yes, they have carbs, but this girl needs them in her life because I cook with them ALL the time. In fact, now that I think about […]

Salsa Verde + Gift Idea

I LOVE Salsa!! Ever since I moved to Texas I haven’t been able to find a Salsa I really like (insert sad face here). Back home we would always get El Sol Salsa found at Sam’s Club, which is made by some family friends. We LOVE it!! Since I haven’t been able to find any […]

Cream Cheese and Parmesan Asparagus

I don’t know about you but I’m always on the hunt for easy and delicious side dishes. I’m always leaning towards potatoes or corn because that is what I have on hand, but when Asparagus is on sale I am always sure to stock up. Typically I would just lightly drizzle some olive oil and […]

Greek Pasta Salad

Guys, where did February go??? I know its two/three days shorter than the other months, but it seriously FLEW by! My daughter is one of the lucky ones born on leap day. We always have a hard time deciding when to celebrate her birthday. I say March 1st, because that is the day it would […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Maybe I should have warned you yesterday, but I’m going to be sharing several delicious soup recipes over the next week or two. I hope you don’t mind. I’m in Soup Mode right now and taking advantage of this cool weather to try out even more soups. I mean, how can you NOT love them? […]

Amish Bread

A looong time ago a friend gave me a bag of mush and told me to follow the rules, to knead it, and add things to it, and speak nice things to it, and one day it would turn into a glorious loaf of Amish Bread. I did those things, and 5 years later (ok, […]

Lemon Bars

Hi guys! Last time, I went a whole month without posting something for your sweet tooth. Well, if you know me at all, you know that I prefer sweet over boring, normal, food anyway! So, I decided it shouldn’t be too long before I brought you another yummy Tried and True treat. Although my sister, […]

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Gooood Morning! Or is it?? Mornings can be hard! Not everyone is a morning person, like my amazing mother, who’s up before the sun on her 3rd load of laundry. I would consider myself more of a morning person than a night owl, but I think that has just happened as I’ve gotten older. In […]

Frosted Berry Brownies

Hi there! It’s been a good month since I’ve posted something sweet, and that’s just unacceptable. Today’s tried and true will definitely take care of that! Now, my sister, Tara, and I are firm believers that if it doesn’t have chocolate it’s not a dessert. There are very few exceptions to this rule. Like my […]

Cheesecake Brownies

These AMAZING Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious brownie dessert filled with a layer of cheesecake and baked to perfection. Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Who loves BROWNIES?! The chocolate-y treats are one of my “go-to” desserts when company comes over, so I like to have several different […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe – these rolls are so soft and gooey and always get rave reviews with anyone who tries them. Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! My mom is a wonderful cook and baker. Pretty much everything she makes is delicious, but there are […]

Creamy Green Chili Enchiladas

Hi there! You know sometimes when you’re so used to doing something your own way, you’re just so confident it’s the best way!?? Then someone shows up and completely changes your world. My family has always made enchiladas the good ol’ Mexican way, like these Las Palmas Chicken Enchiladas or even these Red Cheese Enchiladas for as long as […]

The BEST Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

What’s for dinner? Those are words I sometimes dread. Sometimes I have no CLUE what’s for dinner and sometimes I couldn’t care less either. Sounds horrible, I know, but these are words from a tired mommy, lol. 😉 Fortunately, I’ve been better since I’ve made a meal calendar. Thank heavens for pasta dishes!! I have […]

Spudnut Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and delicious Spudnut Cinnamon Rolls filled with cinnamon & sugar and mashed potatoes and topped with a delicious glaze. Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! My mom is known for many things – her kindness, her Mexican food, her huge beautiful smile, her amazing daughters (ha!), but […]

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Dip

Happy April, folks! I hope your March was fantastic and that you’re ready to take on a new month. April is one of my very favorite months, for lots of reasons. One of those reasons being, EASTER candy! I don’t know why, but chocolate in the shape of an egg is just so much more […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Hi everyone! You know by now that I am a complete freak when it comes to anything relating to chocolate chip cookies. On any given day, I could eat 20 cookies without blinking! Sadly, baby #5 has decided that it wants nothing […]