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Yep, you guessed it! This post will be alllll about food. Maybe I should eat something BEFORE I start posting yummy goodness…..

These will all be recipes that I WANT to try, not ones I have tried. ;) And they can all be found on my Pinterest boards!

Are you stuck in a cooking rut??? Well, I am…. I get soooooo tired of cooking the same old crap, day in and day out….. SIGH….. It makes me hate cooking! I really love doing the BIG meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas but even they are getting to be too much of the same. I need some NEW things to cook! And thanks to Pinterest yummies are easier to find than ever. ;)

Anyway! On to the YUMMIES!!!

Chicken Tortilla Bake by Homemaking Challenged

It looks SUPER easy and SUPER yummy!! I think my tribe will like it. ;)

Chocolate-Banana Pudding

Chocolate-Banana Pudding from

OMGosh!!!!!! Just OH MY GOSH!! Why have I never thought of this before???? But I think I would leave out the pecans… BLECK!!!!!

Truffle Pie

Truffle Pie from the Deen Bros.

And now I am drooling on my keyboard…. That is going to be a definite for Thanksgiving!!!!

I wish I could climb into my computer screen!!!!

Mini Mexican Pizzas

Mini Mexican Pizzas from Dashing Dish

Minus the olives, please and thank you… LOL

This looks like another family pleaser. Quick, easy and cute! ;)

Heaven, thy name is Oreo Caramel Brownie Bombs!!!!

Let’s say that again. OREO. CARAMEL. BROWNIE. bombs. OH MY GOSH!!!!

Do not try licking your screen… it just makes a mess and tastes yucky. You will just have to trust me on that…. ;)

Dorito Chicken Casserole from Quick and Easy Recipes

Yep, another HAVE TO TRY recipe. I love finding new recipes for chicken! We eat a lot of it around here but I get sick of the same old casseroles. And you know kids will eat anything with Doritos in it!!! LOL

No, I don’t remember saying ANYTHING about healthy….. LOL ;)

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting @Sandra Rivas

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Icing from Use Real Butter.

Now THAT would be absolutely PERFECT for Thanksgiving.

That’s OK, you can thank me later…. ;)

This site has 40 Breakfast Casserole Recipes!!!

Awesome for Sunday mornings or holidays!!!! And who says you can’t have breakfast for supper?????

Asparagus Gratin from Apron Appeal

Now, wouldn’t that make a different side dish?? Tired of green beans, carrots and peas?? Try that recipe out!

Classic Baked Ziti by Budget Savvy Diva

Tired of spaghetti and lasagna?? Try out baked ziti!

Taco Pie by BS Recipes

YUMMMMMMY!!!!!! A new way to do an old favorite. If you are tired of cooking tacos but the kids love them, here is a way to do something different but still keep the same taste! More or less… LOL

Pie Fries from Heather’s French Press

This is pure genius!!! Genius I tell you!!!! I can see it coming in handy for families like mine, especially. You have a ton of kids and they all like different pies… Here ya go! LOL

Top 5 Freezer Meals.

Top 5 Freezer Meals from Joyful Momma’s Kitchen

I have wanted to start doing some of this. I think it would realllllly be a blessing. Some days you just do NOT want to cook. When one of those days happens, just pop one of the pre-made, frozen meals in the oven!!

Slow Cooker Pork Chops by Eat Cake for Dinner

This is what I will be making today. I have made it one before and it was AWESOME!!!!!!

We are trying to use up all the meats we have in our freezer before moving day…. Almost there! LOL

52 Quick and Healthy Meals

Ok… OK!! So you really want something healthy… SIGH….. Here you go! 52 Quick and Healthy Meals from Greatest

Brownie Cookie Candy Goodness from Couponers United.

I have friends who have tried this and they have raved about how awesome they are. They would have to be, wouldn’t they???? LOL I can’t imagine them NOT being awesome. ;)

Bacon-Cheese Pull Aparts. Photo by TnuSami

Bacon-Cheese Pull Aparts from

OH MY GOSH… those look soooooooooooooo good!!!! I need to start making my store list!! LOL

OK, so I think that’s enough yummy goodness for one day. I am now starving!!!! LOL

I will be back to sewing today. I finished Snoopy and will be mailing him out this afternoon. Now it’s time to start on Cailey’s Tinkerbell costume! I need to have it finished by Sunday night for the Halloween party at church!  Wish me luck!

Fat Quarter Skirt Tutorial

I was perusing the fabric aisle at Walmart the other day when I found PINK PANTHER fat quarters!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!! They were on sale for $5 a pack!!!! So I grabbed 2… LOL I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them though. UNTIL the Cs had a sleepover. Then I knew! Cailey and her 2 BFFs could have matching skirts!! PERFECT!!! And you get a new tutorial! ;)





What I Used-

1/2  a package of fat quarter




Step 1 –


Take one piece of each design or 3 pieces. Set the unique piece aside (to use as a waist band). Then cut the fat quarters into thirds.



Step 2 –


Take the fat quarter that you set aside for the waistband and cut it into fourths. Set 2 aside for the waistband.



Step 3 –


Go ahead and stack the pieces in the order you want to sew them in.


Step 4 –



Pin your first 2 pieces together, right sides touching, and sew the seam!

I usually do a finishing stitch first and then do mu straight stitch, but I’m weird like that. ;)



Step 5 –


Continue pinning and sewing until you have used all your pieces! :)



Step 6 –

Apparently, I forgot to take a picture of this step… SIGH… Sorry about that!!!! It’s easy, though. You need to gather the top of the skirt!

On my machine I set both of my stitch settings to the largest number and run 2 lines of straight stitches. Then I pull on the bottom thread on one side and gather, then I pull on the bottom thread from the other side and gather.



Step 7 –


Now, take your 2 waistband pieces and sew one end to one end.


Step 8 –


Now, turn in 1/4 inch at the top and press. Then a 1/4 inch at the bottom and press.


Step 9 –


Fold in half and press!



Step 10 –



Open up the waistband and pin the skirt inside, leaving at least 5″ on each side for the ties.



Step 11 –


Run a straight stitch from one of the waist band to the other. This will leave the ends as ties and enclose the top of the skirt inside of the waistband.



Step 12 –


Fold over the ends of the ties, press and stitch across.



Step 13 –


Fold over the raw edges of the side of the skirt 1/4 inch and press. Fold over another 1/4 inch, press and pin. This will enclose those raw edges.


Step 14 –


Pin the sides together and sew the seam but be sure to leave 3 or 4 inches from the top of the waistband down. That will leave room for your child to get the skirt on and off.


Step 15 –


Fold over the bottom of the skirt 3/4 inch and press. Fold over another 3/4 inch, press and pin.

Sew your hem!



Press and you are all DONE!!!! YAY!!!!


















I will be making one skirt with a button closure and one with an elastic waistband, that way the girls will be able to tell which one belongs to them. ;)


As always, let me know what you think! Was this easy to follow??? And definitely let me know if you make one!! I would LOVE to see the pictures! :)





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