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Blackberry Napoleons


Hi.  How’s your day going?  It’s a new day.  It’s officially July 16th.  I’ve been 30 for 1 week and we’re cooking with blackberries for the Get Your Chef On cooking challenge!!     I kind of have a little love affair with blackberries…especially this Blackberry Lemonade Cake Mojito I whipped up.  {get ready for new pictures tomorrow!}  These berries make me happy in drinks, cakes, bars, salads, and all kinds

Bacon & Hibiscus Shortbread Cookies

Bacon & Hibiscus Shortbread 1

It’s been a few days, but I’m back from our trip to Minnesota and ready to get back in the bacon saddle! We had a great time on the trip.  It was crazy and fun and the boys were in love with their cousins and aunts.  They had a HUGE grass backyard to run around in, and they did until they dropped.  I got to make all the appetizers for

Linguine with Shrimp Scampi


There are so many fun things coming up on the blog in the next couple of weeks!!!!!!!!!!!  Yes it takes me that many exclamation marks to try and relay my excitement.  No beating around the bush though.  Here’s what’s up! This Week *I’m guesting posting at Miss Information.  Woohoo! *Guest Post from Sophie at My Happy Place…  I just adore Sophie, she’s so darn sweet.  And she’s a genius.  You’ll see

Bacon Roasted Turkey Breast with Sage Butter

Bacon Roasted Turkey Breast SQUARE

If you can believe it Thanksgiving is one short week away!  I finally got my plans on lock down this past weekend.  We’re going to my dad’s to say hi to everyone, and then I’m cooking at home for my MIL, her husband, Mike and the boys.  I’m off turkey duty this year which is kind of nice.  I get to make a few pies, and a bunch of side

Green Chile, Chicken & Rice Casserole

Chicken, Green Chile & Rice Casserole FEAT

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s been a crazy week around here on the blog and behind the scenes.  But I’m moving forward in a lot of ways and taking big strides for a goal I’ve been wanting for a long time.  I’ll keep you updated as things progress, but for now send good vibes. Today’s dish is comforting and has just a little kick to it that is just fab!  I

FROZEN inspired cocktail

FROZEN Inspired Cocktail 1

Hi everyone, it’s me Lisa from Cooking with Curls, and I am back again this month with a really fun “FROZEN” inspired cocktail!! Did you have 300 Elsa’s come to your house on Halloween? That movie is crazy popular, and that song is hard to avoid. Trust me, I’ve tried. My kids are 20 and 23, so my Disney movie watching days ended looooong ago, 😉 While I was pursuing

Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles 2

Guess what!  I’m guest posting over at Mom2MemphisAndRuby today.  Ahahahaha!  Crazy.     You can check out my post here. AND!! I’m doing a little giveaway too. GO ENTER!   ————————————————   One of Mike’s favorite foods is waffles.  He got a waffle iron for Christmas two years ago, but it sat in the cupboard for months.  We were at the store, he remembered the waffle iron, and he grabbed

Wednesday Whatsits (66)

WW Circle Button

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits. ———- In case you haven’t heard yet, I partnering with the Dairy Council of Arizona and some other great local bloggers to celebrate Dairy Month. Bring your new or old recipe over to our Dairy Recipe contest for your chance to win. 1 national winner will get a $100 gift card 1 Arizona winner will get a $100 gift card and a Diary Prize

Get Your Chef On – Beer: Sign Up


Today is THE day!   The Get  Your Chef On ~ BEER sign up is open.  YaaaaaaaY!  I knew I wanted to do beer as this month’s secret ingredient the moment I realized I would be picking for March.  Jen and I alternate months, little did you know. And today also marks the first anniversary of the GYCO challenge.  Can you believe it’s already been a year?!?!?  I can’t.  Time

Sausage Bread

Sausage Bread 3

  Oh my gosh y’all!  Today is my very first Secret Recipe Club post.  Weeeeeeee!  I think I applied a good 4 months ago, I really don’t remember how long it’s been.  I got my invitation at the end of January and I am so excited to find some new foodie blogs, make new friends, and find some new amazing recipes!     For my  first assignment, I got Cooking

Loaded Potato Beef Casserole

Loaded Potato Beef Casserole FEAT

This post was originally published as part of my main dish recipe contributions to My Favorite Finds ——————————– Okay.  I think I’m ready to get back on the blogging wagon.  I took a good week off around Christmas from the blog.  I didn’t make anything new or post recipes.  It was weird, but it was nice to have that extra time with my family.  A lot’s been going on.  This

Unique Sweets {Winner Love}


  It all started with an innocent email from Sophie.     Now it’s become a big ol’ challenge with celebrity judges and hundred of dollars in prizes.   Today, we find out who the winners are!! Each winner will receive their own prize pack valued from $100 to $180, a spot on the radar of some of blog land’s biggest baking names, and the title of Unique Sweets master.

Puke Chicken (Chicken & Rice with Béchamel)

Puke Chicken FEAT

I know half of you probably checked out this post just because of the name.  I promise it’s not as scary as it sounds.   Growing up my favorite dish was Pork Chops, Rice and White Sauce.  My mom made it every year for my birthday.  When I moved in with my dad in high school, my step-mom was awesome and continued to make this dinner for me.  Once I

No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake FEAT

Happy Cheesecake Day everyone!  Cheesecake is one of my favorite all time, possibly my dessert island, desserts.  I’ve asked my mom for a cheesecake for my birthday instead of regular cake more times than I can remember.  Let’s celebrate today with a No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake!! This cheesecake tastes awesome and is just perfect for the hot summer months – or whenever.  Weather and season don’t

Blogging: Income – August 2013

August 2013 Income Collage

  This month has been insane around the blog.  There’s been good stuff, me pulling my hair out, and lots of smiles for my first really big income month.  It just kind of happened this way, but I’m still excited to see a four digit income.  Okay, deets.   Breakdown Income | $1,324.21 Clever Girls Collective – Fresh & Easy  $125.00 Collective Bias – Smart & Final  $20 Pinch of

Family Dinner in Under 15 Minutes!!


I know I’m a food blogger and I cook all the time {at least it feels that way} and I love food, but some nights I just want an easy answer to every mom’s favorite question, “What’s for Dinner?”  We do take out once every couple weeks or so, I’m a pizza fiend, and fast food on occasion.  But fast, homemade food seems to be the challenge.  But I learned

Unique Sweets {Sponsor Love}


  You’ve entered the contest. You’ve met the judges.   Are you ready to see all the awesome prizes up for grabs? I’m so excited to be introducing you to all our wonderful sponsors who so generously gave to the Unique Sweets Challenge.  Baking is always fun, but prizes always kick things up a notch.  Don’t ya think? 1st Place Prize Package   $100 Gift Card from Karen’s Cookies  

Wedding Planning: The Venue


Oh wedding planning.  How I love and hate you.  If you’ve never had a wedding (or been closely involved with a wedding) let me impart a tiny word to the wise – this a whole world of craziness you never knew you were getting yourself into.  There are about a million and five questions, and small reference points to try and work of off.  I started texting recently married friends

Blogging: Resources, Money, and Events


Welcome back to the blogging series kids.  Today I’m going to talk about my favorite products, where I learn the most, how I make money blogging (so you can too), and what it takes to put together a blogging event.   Ready?  OK!     {say it like a cheerleader}     Resources   The two best resources I’ve found are Googling and other bloggers.  If you want to know