Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup from chef-in-training.com ... A healthy and flavorful dinner that is SO delicious!

I know there are plenty of versions of this soup out there on the internet. This happens to be my mother’s version that she created, and let me tell you, if it comes from my mom, you KNOW its going to be good! This soup is healthy and flavorful. It is super delicious and a […]

Restaurant Style Onion Rings

Restaurant Style Onion Rings from chef-in-training.com ...These are SO easy to make and taste like they come straight from a restaurant! #recipe #appetizer

When I was little, I HATED onions. I wanted nothing to do with them… UNLESS it was onion rings. Don’t ask me why a deep fried onion was better than any other kind of onion. Oh wait, deep fried anything is always better :) These onion rings are so easy to make and taste like […]

Copy-Cat Paradise Bakery Fire …

Copy-Cat Paradise Bakery Fire Roasted Tomato Soup on chef-in-training.com ...This soup is one of my new favorites! So easy and so delicious! #recipe #soup

Paradise Bakery is one of my favorite places to eat for two reasons: 1. Their chocolate chip cookies…. Hands down the best! and 2. The Fire Roasted Tomato Soup. I usually get one or the other, usually both, whenever I go. The last time I went to Paradise Bakery, I told myself it was about […]

Crock Pot Hamburger Dip and …

Crock Pot Hamburger Dip... This dip is so easy to make and is a definite crowd pleaser! #appetizer #recipe #crockpotchic

***GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED**** You all know by now how much I LOVE my Crock Pot. Hands down, my favorite kitchen appliance. I couldn’t tell you how many times it has saved dinner at my house. I was beyond excited when Crock Pot contacted me to introduce you to their new line of Crock Pots, Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™. […]

Slow Cooker BBQ Ranch Meatloaf

Slow Cooker BBQ Ranch Meatloaf... this recipe is so easy and could be THE BEST meatloaf I have ever eaten! #recipe #dinner #slowcooker

First off, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving :) Please excuse my couple days of leave, I was enjoying all of my extended family. It was an absolute blast! I love good company and good food. The biggest reason I love Thanksgiving, is it reminds us all to reflect on all we have […]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy …

Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Pulled Pork!... Cooks for 8-10 hours, so this is perfect to put on the night before or when you have a long day ahead of you! #recipe #slowcooker

I am so happy to report that as of 3 days ago, my little boy is 100% back to normal and his weight is up where it was! SO glad to be out of the woods :) During that week of craziness- in and out of doctors offices and hospitals- my slow cooker was my […]

Copy-Cat Zupas Wisconsin …

Copy-Cat Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup!  AMAZING! So close to the real deal! #soup #recipe

Have you ever heard of Zupas?! If not, you need to look it up right now, find the closest one to you and make it a goal to get there at some point.  It is my favorite little sandwich, salad and soup restaurant.  Whenever I go home to visit my parents, its the place that […]

Copy-Cat Chili’s Salsa

Copy-Cat Chili's Salsa!  This tastes exactly like the original and whips up in just a few minutes!

One of my favorite appetizers to get at a restaurant is just your typical “Chips and Salsa.” Chili’s salsa is my absolute favorite! MMM!  Sometimes, my hubby and I will just go buy some whenever we get a hankering for it! You can imagine my excitement when I found this copy-cat recipe from Deals to […]