February 24th, 2015

Honey-Lime Glazed Salmon

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We absolutely love salmon at our house and I love trying new and different ways to prepare it.  When I saw this Honey-Lime Glazed Salmon I was hooked immediately by the Browned Butter Lime sauce.  This salmon is easy and fast and incredibly delicious.  It’s on our must repeat list!


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Honey-Lime Glazed Salmon


4 salmon filets
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
zest of 1 lime

For the Browned Butter Lime Sauce
6 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 1 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

To make the browned butter lime sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the foam subsides and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, honey and lime juice, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.

Season salmon with salt and pepper, to taste. Dredge each salmon filet with 1 tablespoon flour and drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey.

Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add salmon to the skillet and sear both sides until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.

Place into oven and bake until completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

Serve immediately with browned butter lime sauce and lime zest, if desired.

Recipe adapted slightly from Damn Delicious


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February 17th, 2015

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pudding Cake (Crock Pot)

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Who says Crock Pots are just for hot and ready dinners?  I love knowing this Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pudding Cake is waiting for me!!

Serve it up with a scoop of ice cream and forget all about those winter blues.


Crock Pot Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pudding Cake


1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup sugar (divided use)
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (divided use)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
6 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (3 double packages) more for garnish if desired
1 1/2 cups boiling water


Lightly coat the inside of a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add  milk, butter, and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Spread batter evenly in the prepared cooker.
In another medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Gradually stir in boiling water. Carefully pour cocoa mixture over batter in cooker.
Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.  NOTE:  I used my 6-quart oval crock pot and the cake was ready in 1 1/2 hours.  Cooking time will vary with the size of your cooker.
Remove liner from cooker, if possible, or turn off cooker. Let stand, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes to cool slightly. To serve, spoon pudding cake into dessert dishes. If desired, top with ice cream and additional Reeses candy pieces if desired.  Serves 6-8
Recipe Adapted from BHG
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February 7th, 2015

Valentine LOVE Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is one week from today!  {How did that happen?}  We’ve updated our  “Cupid Approved” recipes and free  printables to help you get inspired and spread the love.  After all, we all need a little extra love in our lives!


Cherry Pie Cutie Pies with Printable
Chocolate Strawberry Crisps
Be Mine Stud Muffin
DONUT forget I love you a HOLE bunch
Owl Always Love You
Love is Sweet
Love Bugs and Kisses and Valentine Wishes
I’ve Got a Crush on You



Red Velvet Crepes
Chocolate Crepes with Fresh Strawberry Cream
Swiss Eibrot {Caramelized French Toast Bites}
Sweet and Spicy Caramelized Bacon
Vanilla Waffles
Classic Waffles
Jam Butter
Buttermilk Biscuits
Eggs Benedict Casserole
Easy Jelly Donut Holes
Upside Down Turtle Muffins
Fruit and Yogurt Muffins
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins
French Toasted Angel Food Cake
Brown Sugar Pecan Coffee Cake
Double Chocolate Loaf
Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast Cups
French Toast Skewers with Blueberry Compote
Blackberry French Toast Bake {Breakfast Bliss}
Caramel Pecan Rolls
Sweetheart Smoothie
Ghiradelli Caramel Hot Chocolate
Raspberry Hot Chocolate with Nutella Whipped Cream
Pomegranate Apple Cider
Slow Cooker Apple Cider



Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Garlic-Herb Butter
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Pasta Carbonara
Crab Cakes with Remoulade
Crock Pot Sweet-Fire Wings
Honey-Lime Enchiladas
Coconut Curry Shrimp
San Francisco Chops
Quick Steak and Pepper Stir Fry
Hoisin Beef and Scallion Stir Fry
Sesame Noodles 
Ravioli with Toasted Walnuts and Spinach



Chocolate Fondue for Two
Toffee Fondue
Peanut Butter Fondue
Strawberry Fruit Dip with Cupid Kabobs
Red Velvet Souffle
Easy Strawberry Cake
Sugar Cookie Bars (use Valentine Sprinkles)
Super Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Owl Always Love You Cupcakes
Red Velvet Buttermilk Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Mini Black Bottom Cheesecakes
Cherry Cordial Cupcakes
Dark Chocolate Brownies
Pink Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies
Turtle Bars
Blackberry Pie BarsChocolate Hazelnut Pie
Salted Caramel Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Biscuits
Blackberry Cobbler
Chocolate Chip Pie
Milk Chocolate Soup with Cake Croutons
White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie
Triple Chocolate Pizza
Individual Fruit Pizza
Dark Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cake
Favorite Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache
Layered Turtle Cheesecake
Cherry Crunch
Magic Mousse Jello
Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Ice Cream
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Marshmallow Hot Fudge
Hot Fudge
Praline Pecan Sauce
 Caramel Sauce

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


K&J Siggie


February 2nd, 2015

Easy Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Welcome February!  It’s that month we love and all things focus on those we love. Certainly it’s  a good time to celebrate with the fresh and Easy Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.  This yummy cake would be perfect to make for your favorite valentine {hint, hint}.  The secret to this moist and easy cake is  it starts with a box mix; however, once you dress it up with a little sour cream to make it moist and some added strawberries for that fresh taste, you’ll never have to tell a soul about the box if you don’t want to! {wink}


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Keep this recipe on hand for Valentines Day, but remember it all through the coming summer potluck season.


Easy Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


For the Strawberry Cake

1  box Strawberry Cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 large eggs
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup fresh, chopped strawberries

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

1 ( 8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, add the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and sour cream. Beat on low speed until combined, and then on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add the cup of strawberries and mix by hand, until just combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cake cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting: In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until combined and creamy. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until combined. Add the milk and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until frosting is smooth and free of any lumps.  Frost the cake.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe adapted slightly from Life in the Lofthouse




January 29th, 2015

Supreme Pizza Dip

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We love pizza at our house, but seriously, this cheesy-good Supreme Pizza Dip served on toasted Garlic Bread may just take it’s place.  What’s not to love here? Think Cream Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese melted together with all your favorite pizza toppings, then served on hot garlic bread!

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This cheesy goodness is tooped  with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and olives, but you can make it will all your favorites.  This will definitely be a winner at your game-day party – or any party!   You might need to make extra, this will not last long!

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Supreme Pizza Dip


1-8 ounce block cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
15 pepperoni slices
1/3 cup ground Italian sausage, cooked
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons green bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons black olives, sliced

garlic bread for serving


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and spices. Spread mixture into the bottom of an oven safe 9-10 inch pie plate. Top cream cheese mixture with 1/2 cup mozzarella and spread pizza sauce over it. Sprinkle the cheddar and Parmesan cheese over the sauce and top with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, and olives.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

Serve immediately with garlic toast.

Recipe adapted slightly from the Today Show







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