Meet our new favorite weeknight sandwich: this Savory Garlic and Cheddar Chicken Panini.  It's ready in just minutes, and uses some of my favorite Mezzetta products!
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Jamaican Banana Bread

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Bring the tropical flavors of banana, coconut, and lime to your kitchen with this Jamaican Banana Bread!  Even though the ingredient list is long, this recipe is easy to make and soooo worth it! You know I'm a sucker for banana bread.  I could pretty much eat it for every meal of the day and be a happy camper.  If you search for banana bread recipes on my site, you'll probably find close to a dozen, because I can't stop trying different versions. For a person who doesn't care all that much for bananas in their original form, I'm all about banana bread.  This recipe is very similar to an … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome back to Wake Up Wednesdays...when you get to take over our blogs! Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays!! We're now rolling into the last week and a half of school, and although we have lots of camps and activities lined up, it's going to be tough transitioning to a new schedule.  What do you guys have planned for the summer?  From all of the link-ups last week, I can tell grilling and ice cream are on your list! ;-) We all love sharing your hard work, and here is where you can find us: Kitchen Meets Girl | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Tasty … {click for more...}



How to Entertain with a Cheese Tray

Summer grilling season is upon us, and I'm all about easy appetizers. With Sargento Tastings eight new varieties of specialty cheeses, you can make your next get-together a little less stressful by putting together a no-fuss cheese tray.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer grilling season is upon us, and I'm all about easy appetizers. With Sargento Tastings eight new varieties of specialty cheeses, you can make your next get-together a little less stressful by putting together a no-fuss cheese tray. So, small confession here: as a food blogger, I often get a little stressed out when I'm entertaining. People expect you to serve something fancy and festive and quite frankly, by the time I've worked all week and gotten the house into a presentable … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesday

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Welcome to the first Wake Up Wednesday for May First things first, I'd like to wish a BIG congratulations to our very own Lisa from Wine and Glue on the birth of her GORGEOUS baby girl Piper. What a cutie she is {you can sneak a peek at baby Piper on Facebook} We all love sharing your hard work, and here is where you can find us Kitchen Meets Girl | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Tasty Fork | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Wine and Glue | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Heather’s French Press | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest We're also pinning to our Wake Up Wednesdays … {click for more...}



30 Cinco de Mayo Inspired Cocktails

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We've rounded up 30 of the best cocktails, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo! From margaritas to mojitos, we've got a drink to please anyone! So raise your glasses & spend the day celebrating the best way you know how - with a rim of salt & a squeeze of lime!   35 Cinco de Mayo Inspired Cocktails Please note: not all of these photos belong to me. To pin a specific image, please click on it to visit its original source. If you want to pin this collection as a whole, feel free to pin the collage image above!   BLACKBERRY MOJITO | The View from Great Island BLUE … {click for more...}



Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals! I'll be honest: I hate thinking up side dishes for our weeknight meals. Quite honestly, it's chore enough to come up with a main course that everyone in my family will eat {without complaining}. Thinking up a side-dish in addition sometimes pushes my stress level right to the edge. So I often fall back on our old standbys: couscous or rice. I've always been a minute-rice in a bag kind of gal {or long cooking rice on … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays {Week 34}! Come take over our blogs! Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays!! We are getting closer to summer! Woo hoo! And you can totally tell by looking around blog land and seeing more recipes for salads, summery foods, and dishes with berries! This week you guys had so many great recipes with berries that Lisa rounded them up. Check it out! 25 Berry Recipes and Desserts Here are some of the other great ideas from last week that caught my eye Have you seen this Minion Cake from Blahnik Baker?? I can't stop looking at it. It's incredible! Getting an Orange … {click for more...}



One Bowl Chocolate Cake

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Love homemade chocolate cake but hate washing dishes?  Then this One Bowl Chocolate Cake is for you! So, I have a horrible confession: I hate meal planning.  I mean, really, really hate it.  Which is saying something, since I like to blog about food in my free time. While I like preparing food, writing about food, and most definitely eating food, coming up with weeknight menus does not top my list of favorite things to do.  It's such a chore, and just one more added thing to have to do in my busy days.  I mean, between a full-time job, karate, summer baseball {with the Tall Boy coaching}, … {click for more...}



$300 Amazon Gift Card Mother’s Day Giveaway

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Mother's Day is just around the corner...and a $300 Amazon gift card is the perfect way to celebrate that special gal in your life. Or use it for something to pamper yourself; I won't tell. ;-) I've teamed up with some other fantastic bloggers to bring you this giveaway - all you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway XO, Ashley Subscribe via email and have successes from my kitchen delivered straight to your inbox! … {click for more...}



Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

This Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is the perfect combination of salty and sweet and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

This Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is the perfect combination of salty and sweet and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters! Last weekend, Doodle attended a bowling party with kids from his karate school - he's the youngest one in the group, and has such a blast hanging out with the "big kids." Seriously, this bunch of young people is awesome.   First of all, some of these kiddos have very well-deserved black belts by age 9 (!!!), and to watch what they can do with a bow staff/nunchucks/swords kind of blows my mind.   I'm not sure what I was doing at that age, but I'm pretty sure it … {click for more...}