7 Grilling Recipes To Try This Summer

What does everyone have planned this weekend? Any special recipes you're grilling? I actually surprised Lance with a grill for Christmas. I recommend not buying one off season but that's another story. lol We put it on the deck a few weeks ago and have made some really great recipes so far! It's my first time experimenting with the grill, but so far the recipes have come out great! After being at work all day, it's nice to come home and grill for dinner. It gets me outside a little longer than I normally would be if I was making something in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy the recipes and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

20 Satisfying Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and I hope this weekend brings you beautiful weather, special memories and plenty of time to spend with your mom. It's been a long time since I actually got a chance to spend Mother's Day with my mom, so there isn't really a tradition we have. No matter the distance between my mom and me, we always make the most of it by catching up and talking everyday on the phone. If your lucky enough to be with your mom this weekend and want to whip something up for her, I'm sharing 20 satisfying Mother's Day recipes I know she'll love!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?! I've never had one I didn't like, but everyone has their favorite recipe, right? Mine is this one. A perfectly golden, crispy edge with a gooey, soft middle that just melts in your mouth. The trick I've learned is letting the dough rest overnight in the fridge. It really makes all the difference in the world. It's a little hard to wait that long especially if you're like me and want chocolate chip cookies right away, but it's totally worth it. I promise! The ingredients have a chance to blend together making the cookies more flavorful. Also I used mini chocolate chips, instead of the regular size. I think using mini chips gives you that chocolatey bite in every mouthful (which I love!). I've made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes each always a little different, but after making this one I finally found a recipe that's here to stay!

Sunday Night Cooking Series Recipes

Lance and I have been having so much fun doing our Sunday night cooking series! We've had some pretty amazing dinners, and I really want to share what I thought of each recipe with you guys. If your not familiar, Lance and I pick out a recipe to make on Sunday nights, either one we've made before or one that's new to us. We video the process of us prepping dinner, and then I post it on social media. We do this as a way to get more of the recipes we love out to everyone. Lance and I cook a lot, and I wish I could post every recipe on the blog, so the videos are another fun way to show more of the recipes we make.

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are something I've never made before, but I've had them as appetizers at get togethers . So when I hosted book club last weekend, I decided to make them. I have a few of The Pioneer Woman's cookbooks and saw this Swedish Meatball recipe. She uses homemade meatballs, and before I would have wanted to as well, but the meatballs I got from the freezer section in the store were just as good! If you have frozen homemade meatballs at home you can use those instead! We had them at book club as an appetizer, and then the next day I boiled some egg noodles and topped with leftover Swedish Meatballs and some fresh parsley. This recipe took around 20 minutes to make. It's perfect for a weeknight meal or a quick appetizer to make.

S’mores Cupcakes

Last week my sister, Chira, posted a picture of S'mores Cupcakes on her Facebook page. It was my nephew, Evan's, 10th birthday, and Chira made them to bring to Evan's classroom to celebrate. S'mores are one of my favorite desserts. I love the combo of graham crackers, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow. They are such a staple dessert in the summer. These cupcakes are a nice alternative when you can't toast the marshmallow outside over a fire. For these cupcakes, you have a chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.

Joanna Gaines Lemon Pie

Joanna Gaines Lemon Pie recipe is by far one of the best recipes I've made to date. I came across it while skimming through the Magnolia magazine last spring, and I instantly knew this was the dessert I was making for Easter dinner. I'm so glad I did because this dish was a hit! It's light, refreshing and so easy to make. The rustic simplicity of this pie is stunning. There's something I love about recipes that are simple to make and require only a handful of ingredients. They're the recipes that come out unbelievably good, and the ones I make over and over again.