Honey Sesame Chicken

Do you ever fall into the “dinner rut” at your house?  You make and eat the same 5 meals over and over and over again? Yeah…we fall into this rut quite often at our hose. {I bet my 5 meals are similar to your 5 meals.} Well, if you’re in your dinner rut again, try […]

Fall Crisp

I made this little bit of deliciousness a couple of weeks ago and posted it on my Instagram account, but I have been slow on getting it here on my blog. Before the crisp autumn mornings give way to a winter wonderland here in Utah, I must share! This recipe is perfect on it’s own, […]

Zesty Yams

Since my last 2 posts have both been about yams, I think it is safe to assume that I am a little “yam crazy” right now. And why not?  They are so delicious, and I love playing with new ways to flavor/season them. This new one is like a complete opposite from the sweet tasting […]

Sweet and Savory Meatballs

Here is another appetizer idea for you to try out this weekend. Just like my hummus recipe, tuck this one away to use all year round. In fact, this is one of my favorite appetizers for a Christmas party, as it is ALWAYS a hit!  My teenage son also eats these for an afternoon snack, […]

Homemade Nutella Recipe

Twenty years ago I had the opportunity to spend a month in Germany after I graduated from high school. I have very fond memories of that month of visiting castles, touring concentration camps, driving through the beautiful country side, attending a German high school, living with a German family, forming relationships with my travel companions, […]

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

I was having a discussion a few weeks ago with a friend about her desire to find a granola bar recipe to replace the store bought granola bars she was currently buying for her kids. The challenge was to find a recipe that was easy and not loaded with excessive amounts of sugar. The challenge […]

Nutty Butter Popcorn Recipe

My mom makes Nutty Butter Popcorn every year beginning at Halloween and continuing through the New Year. It's delicious. It's gooey. And I love it. But I can't stop eating it when I'm at her house! (ask my sisters..I have been found scraping the carmel off the bottom of the bowl with a spoon). I knew this [...]

Peach Raspberry Overnight Oat Recipes

 I have a little obsession with overnight oats recipes, so I jump at any chance I have to try a different variation.  Since fresh peaches and raspberries are in season right now (and I think they make a beautiful duo), I tested them out this morning. Happy mama Peach Raspberry Overnight Oat Recipes approved!  If you haven't tried this [...]

Easy Summer Marinade

The kids have officially been out of school for 2 weeks, and I am officially ready for them to go back. Ha – I’m just kidding! Sort of. When summer hits, I try to make meals as simple as possible. Less time in the kitchen equals more time playing outside and enjoying the nice (and […]

The “Stevie” Drink

I posted a picture on Instagram (@trishallen) of my favorite Stevie Drink this week and had lots of requests for the simple recipe. I figured I’d post it here on the blog so it was archived. Let me introduce you to, YOUR favorite new drink…summer or winter, it is still a favorite.

PB&J Favorite Overnight Oats

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know of my recent obsession with favorite overnight oats. If you are new to my blog, you will soon realize I kind of have this thing for overnight oats. You only have to try them once to know why I am head over heels for this mouth-watering breakfast. I love […]

Fruit Pizza

Summer! Summer! Summer! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am that the warmer weather is here (to stay, I hope…)  I have always felt like Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off for summer. It marks the day to bring out the flip-flops, bust out the swimming suit, take part of […]