• Guinness Beer Chili ~ In Valerie’s Kitchen
  • Silk Almondmilk Taste Challenge:  Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes
  • The BEST Apple Nut Cake
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Amaretto Margaritas

Guinness Beer Chili ~ In Valerie’s Kitchen

Guinness Beer Chili

Hey, everybody… and HAPPY FRIDAY!  Today I had the honor of being in Valerie’s Kitchen.  All the way from North Carolina to California. Well, not physically… but in spirit.  I hope that I can meet Valerie in person one day, whether it’s in her California kitchen or not. I’ve followed Valerie’s blog for a loooonng [...]

Silk Almondmilk Taste Challenge: Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes

Swiss cheesy and creamy Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes seasoned with chipotle pepper and thyme

I was recently invited to be a part of the #TasteSilkAlmond Taste Challenge program and was so excited to prove to my mom that Silk Almondmilk CAN be substituted for dairy milk!  I rocked out these Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes to win her over. Have you tried Silk Almondmilk?  It’s always in my fridge because I [...]

The BEST Apple Nut Cake

The Best Apple Nut Cake! Perfectly moist apple cake with pecans, coconut and spices.

I really don’t consider myself much of a baker, but I’m here to tell you I nailed this cake.  I mean NAILED it (did you get that?).  Today I’m sharing with you what I call The Best Apple Nut Cake. I really can’t take all the credit for this cake.  My mom’s good friend, Sonjia [...]

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Sweet Potato Soufflé | TheBlondCook.com

Today I’m sharing probably my favorite fall sweet potato dessert:  Sweet Potato Soufflé. I love sweet potatoes.  My dog Chance does too.    If I don’t mix pumpkin purée into his food, I’ll bake up a batch of sweet potatoes and mix them in with brown rice, meat and veggies.  I had an extra sweet [...]

Amaretto Margaritas

Amaretto Magaritas ~ a simple & dangerously delicious margarita!

You probably know my love for margaritas by now… this one is not only easy, it’s dangerously delicious:   Amaretto Margaritas. I recently received a bottle Pinnacle’s newest Amaretto vodka and just couldn’t wait to try it… AMARETTO?!?! Whoa.  This stuff is seriously dangerous. Not only is the TASTE of this vodka dangerous, but this [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently had a mishap with my car and it restored my faith in that there are GOOD people in this world!  These guys were so nice I made them some of these awesome Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I promise I’m not gonna overload you with too many pumpkin recipes at one time.  I just [...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Dip

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Dip - a quick and easy fall appetizer!

Well here we go… ’tis the season for everything PUMPKIN.  Today I’m so angry at myself for never indulging in this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Dip until now! Why I’ve never made this until now I’ll never know.  I mean, it’s soooo easy to make and delicious.  And I’ve always got canned pumpkin in the pantry [...]

Southwestern Succotash

Southwestern Succotash

Today I have the EASIEST and TASTIEST side dish recipe for you that I can’t believe I haven’t had the chance to eat until recently:  Southwestern Succotash. Oh. My. Word. I’m literally almost freakin’ embarrassed to tell you how I made this recipe.  Because most of the stuff is from a can. Yep.  But it [...]

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup - a lower fat version... you'll never miss the fat!

Sometimes you just need to be comforted with a big bowl of hot, creamy, cheesy broccoli soup but don’t want (or need) all of the fat and calories.  I recently made a lower-fat version of my original Broccoli Cheddar Soup that turned out to be the bomb in this Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe. During [...]

Strawberry Kiwi Sangria

Strawberry Kiwi Sangria

I know I normally don’t post alcoholic beverages except for on Thursdays, but hell… who cares after the hellacious week I had last week?!?!  Today I’m bringing you something magical in a pitcher >>> Strawberry Kiwi Sangria. We recently returned from our cross-country road trip to find out that Chance, my 12 year old boxer, [...]

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

There’s no doubt that pizza is my ultimate weakness. I recently made this Barbecue Chicken Pizza in our camper while on our cross-country road trip… it was so simple, quick and delicious! I was compensated by Tyson® Fresh Chicken for this blog post. All opinions shared are my own! We always need something for the [...]

Life as a Doggy Mom

Buddy, Chance & Tater

If you know me or have followed my blog for a while, I’m sure you’ve heard me mention of my dog, Chance. This post is sponsored by K9 Advantix®.  All opinions are my own! I love my dog!  Honestly, I truly think that I never chose to have children because I always got my fulfillment [...]

Zucchini & Onions

Zucchini and Onions

Today I’m blogging from Kansas… we just arrived and got the camper set up.  What a long (but beautiful!!!) drive. I’ve made this simple Zucchini & Onions recipe twice so far along the way! It’s so crazy simple to make… and is off the chain delicious!  Zucchini season is in full effect right now, so [...]

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

I’m blogging today from the peach state of Georgia and I have an awesome recipe for you using fresh Georgia peaches… Peach Salsa! If you’ve been following me on Instagram you know that Taylor and I are taking our first cross-country road trip.  I’m beyond humbled and excited that we have this opportunity of a [...]

Life’s Good in the Kitchen – Southern Style Green Beans & New Potatoes

Southern Style Green Beans & New Potatoes

There’s no doubt I’ve always loved being in the kitchen!  Some of the best memories I’ve made in my lifetime have been in kitchens… whether it has been my own kitchen, a friend’s kitchen or a family member’s kitchen.  Today I’m sharing memories from my grandma’s kitchen with this recipe for Southern Style Green Beans [...]

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