Barbecue Chicken Pizza – a delicious and easy recipe for pizza night! Barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon, pineapple, and red onion layered with colby jack cheese!

Hi, hello, I sliced a portion of my finger off making this pizza yesterday.

I came very close to quitting cooking forever because that was beyond traumatizing. I’ve never cut myself while cooking. Sure, I’ve accidentally grated my thumb on the cheese grater because haven’t we all? But to just slice off some of your finger?




If you never see bacon on this blog again, remember this post.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Gnocchi - easy 30 minute meal! Gnocchi with everything you love about a bacon cheeseburger! Definitely a kid favorite!

Hi guys.

I’ve put pickles on something you’re not supposed to put pickles on again.

I’m sorry.

But listen, I’m having this thing with burgers right now. I took my kids to In-n-Out for our Christmas Eve dinner – did I tell you guys that? We defininitely had animal fries and double doubles in between making cookies for Santa.

And I’ve been thinking about burgers since then but, you know, New Years resolutions or whatever. So going into this long weekend I told myself I’d get In-n-Out by myself on Tuesday if I was good the entire weekend and then you know what happened yesterday?

Snow day.


In central Texas.

It didn’t snow. It was 19 degrees and I’m happy I didn’t have to go anywhere but I either needed snow or a burger in my life.

Maybe today if it warms up enough for me to leave the house.

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Fig, Burrata, and Prosciutto Pizza - sweet fig jam, salty prosciutto, and creamy burrata! Topped with fresh arugula and crushed red pepper flakes.

Hi guys, happy Sunday!

It’s pizza day.

I used some suggestions from you guys this week, spent a stupid amount of time watching pizza videos on Youtube, and stopped into Trader Joe’s for their crust. Oops.

Really though, you just can’t beat their crust. Its fresh, it’s less than 2 bucks, and it works perfectly every time.

Oh, can we talk about this Trader Joe’s I went to? I usually go to the one by the Arboretum because it’s the closest to my house (still an hour away, y’all) but we happened to be further south and ended up at one that involved a parking garage and an escalator.

And y’all, I expect that sort of thing from Whole Foods but Trader Joe’s? That seems extreme.
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Pineapple Upside Down Muffins - easy, kid-approved breakfast recipe! Delicious muffins filled with crushed pineapple and topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a maraschino cherry!

I’m doing that thing again where I refuse to buy cereal because we’ve had this giant Sam’s Club sized box of instant oatmeal in the pantry for, like, 3 months now and I. Want. It. Gone.

I’m told that there are people in this world that enjoy oatmeal and happily eat it but my children and I are not those people.

Why’d you buy 52 packs of oatmeal, Amanda, if you guys don’t eat oatmeal?

I don’t know, y’all. I black out in Sam’s the second I start thinking about getting a slice of pizza and I don’t even realize I have the oatmeal until I’m already out the door and flinging boxes into the Jeep.

No, this isn’t the first time we’ve ended up with the oatmeal.

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Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Dip – gooey cheese dip with sausage, Rotel, and spinach! It’s always a party favorite!

Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Dip - gooey cheese dip with sausage, Rotel, and spinach! It's always a party favorite!

This post originally published January 2017. Updated January 2018 and I still hate the pictures so maybe we’ll just try again every January until I like them. 

Hi guys, how’s the week?

You guys, my 2nd grader had his 1st semester award ceremony on Monday and I balled like a baby.

Like, I get it, honor roll is a big deal and I know every parent in the room was proud as could be but I was the only one full on sobbing in the back row.

I drowned my feelings in melted cheese and tortilla chips because what else would I do?

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