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Boston Cream Cheesecake Cake

I have really grown to love making cheesecakes. They are such an impressive and decadent dessert that people seem to be afraid of, but they really aren’t all that hard. Trust me, I was right there with you. I was terrified of these things. But with a few tried and true tricks I believe anybody can make a totally delicious and epic cheesecake. As long as you are patient. Like I totally wasn’t this one time. It was ONE TIME PEOPLE. Learn from my mistakes. Don’t be impatient. Do

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

So… I’ve been thinking, and we need to have a little chat (Did that sound a little softer than, “We need to talk.”?? I think I pee my pants a little whenever someone tells me, “We need to talk.” Am I right?). So, here’s the deal. Up to this point, this blog has been all about what we are having for dinner, and what we are having for dessert, and what I’m stuffing into my hungry volleyball girls and things I make for my wild little boy scouts… but I feel like it’s time to chal

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

Okay guys, I promise I’m not going to throw yet another stupid 4 ingredient Sweet Pork recipe at you. I mean, don’t get me wrong… 4 ingredient recipes are SO AWESOME, but if you want a legit copycat recipe, a recipe that actually tastes restaurant quality, I can guarantee you that Cafe Rio isn’t in the back of their store popping open a jar of Pace Picante salsa and dumping it over their pork. I know better than anyone that we all need a handful of those recipes in our back p

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Pretty sure I accidentally blinked and pumpkin season is already almost over. That is totally why everyone in Utah is obsessed with Fall… it only lasts for like four seconds and then it’s winter. I’m a sucker for Fall as well. I bake to my little heart’s content, I buy every gosh dang pumpkin spice candle within eyesight and I dress baby girl in the most adorable fall outfits of all time. Because seriously. SERIOUSLY. I still can’t believe that perfect tiny human came from me

Coconut Pecan Blondies

Holy crap you guys. These are the bomb. They are so soft, perfectly sweet and the glaze over the top is to die for. I could eat it with a spoon. My good friend and fellow volleyball coach Kristin hit the nail on the head when she said that the glaze on top tasted just like cookie dough. Yeah. Cookie dough. You know you want in on this. Coconut Pecan Blondies 2016-01-21 16:16:19 These coconut blondies are soft and flavorful, and the glaze spread over top is to DIE for. Write a

Best Wheat Bread

Hmmm…. Bread. Bread is my jam. Jam is my jam. Bread and jam together are like… really good. So… yeah. You guys. Things have been SOOO cuh-ray-zee lately. SO crazy. Who knew having a mobile baby, moving into a new house and starting a new awesome job could be so time consuming? Everybody knew that. EVERY. BODY. So, let’s just stuff our faces with bread together for a quick second, because that could make the world stop spinning for just one tiny moment. Best Wheat Bread 2016-0

Shrimp Quesadillas

I have an inexplicable love affair with seafood. Probably my favorite thing about it is that you get so much flavor, without adding a ton of calories.Probably my least favorite thing about it is that sometimes it tries to murder my husband. He developed an allergy to seafood a couple of months after we got married, and before we narrowed down the culprit to seafood, he had eaten it a couple of times with the reactions getting progressively worse and worse. The poor guy is tot

Clam Spaghetti

This. Is. The. Stuff. This pasta makes for an insanely delicious dinner. Unlike other pastas, it doesn’t call for gallons of sauce to provide flavor. Which is good news for all of us because that means we get to eat delicious pasta without packing on the pounds. It also comes together in 30 minutes or less, and is pretty to boot. One of my favorite parts about this recipe though is that it is even better the next day as leftovers. The extra day provides time for the flavors t

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Yesterday was Famous Julie’s birthday! When us kids were little we always used to ask her to make “brown cake with white frosting” for our birthdays. Well momma, for your birthday this year, here are brown cupcakes with white frosting. I wish I was there to give these to you! These chocolate cupcakes are super moist with a decadently rich cream cheese frosting. You all already know my feelings on cream cheese frosting. My love for it is a little embarrassing, but completely w

Baked Mushroom Chicken

If you only take one recipe from this blog, I highly suggest this one. It’s insanely delicious, insanely cheesy, and I just want it in my tummy right now. This entire pan came from only THREE chicken breasts! I always overestimate the amount of chicken breasts I need for this recipe because a single breast stretches so far! Mr. T LLLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEESSSS this chicken. It’s easily in his top three favorite things that I make. For those who personally know Mr. T, you know he is a

Brazilian Lemonade

[showad block=2] DRANK. I never understood why the name of this drink is Brazilian Lemonade because there are approximately ZERO lemons in it. Give or take. Why isn’t it named Brazilian Limeade, you ask? Just drink it, and I swear it won’t even matter anymore. This drink could be named poopoo lemonade and I wouldn’t even question it after trying it. Okay, I might be a little more hesitant, but still. It is THE BEST. I got this recipe from Our Best Bites, and it has become a f

Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Filet Bryan

OHMYGOSH OHMYGOSH OHMYGOSH you guys. I have been craving Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Filet Bryan ever since I moved to California. The closest one to me is like 12 hours away, and I didn’t think it would be very responsible of me to leave my beautiful baby girl and my hunka burnin’ love for a piece of meat. Now matter how delicious and perfect that piece of meat may be. So I figured I better learn how to make it at home. I still can’t believe I did it. I may or may not have cr

Chocolate Caramel Bars

This is one of my very favorite desserts. I have a lot of favorite desserts. Looks like I need to put them into categories. So these are my favorite dessert bars with oatmeal and chocolate and caramel. Better? Chocolate Caramel Bars 2016-01-23 16:19:21 These rich bars are sweetened with chocolate and a soft caramel sauce that combine perfectly for the best dessert bars ever! Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 ¼ cups flour, divided 2 cups rolled oats 1 ½ cups brown

Peanut Butter Fingers

I have never once made these before without having the recipients rave. Not even one time.Everybody loves these. And what’s not to love? A peanut buttery oatmeal cookie bottom, with more peanut butter spread across that and chocolate frosting to top it all off? Pssh… Sign me up! Peanut Butter Fingers 2016-01-23 17:14:27 Everybody RAVES over this dessert, and it couldn't be easier to whip together! Write a review Save Recipe Print For the Oatmeal Crust 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cu

“Favorite” Soup

Okay, I guess if we are going to get technical around here, the real name of this soup is technically, “Main Dish Chowder” but never before has this soup ever been called that in the history of the Steed family. OH, fun fact about me, my maiden name is Steed. So sorry for the confusion. Anyway, this soup is the Steed family’s favorite soup, so in a stroke of pure genius and creativity it has been re-named “Favorite Soup”. favorite counter: 3 OHMYGOSH I love this stuff so much

“Favorite” Dinner Rolls

These rolls though. I am a lover of all things carbohydrates. But THESE rolls in particular. They make my world go ’round. Favorite Dinner Rolls 2016-01-24 14:25:38 These are the best rolls in the history of the world. No contest. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 cup sugar 6 tablespoons shortening 2 teaspoons salt Instructions Combine yeast and water. Let sit until foamy. Scald milk on the stovetop. In a large


This recipe. This is a Famous Julie original. Every year for our birthdays my sweet momma gives us the option of choosing what we eat for dinner that night. You know your momma can cook when you are excited to eat at home on your birthday, instead of going to a restaurant. Pretty sure after she whipped these puppies out several years ago every single person in my family requested them for their birthday for years and years. In fact, hey mom? Can you make these for my birthday

Momma Steed’s Shrimp Linguini

This linguini will blow your mind. But if you aren’t a big fan of shrimp don’t leave just yet! I had a great friend in high school who LOVED this stuff…. and hates shrimp. In our high school yearbook, all the senior athletes were interviewed and one of the questions asked was, “What is your favorite food?” to which her response was, “Momma Steed’s Shrimp Linguini without the shrimp.” True story. Momma Steed's Shrimp Linguini 2016-01-24 14:48:27 Even if you don't like shrimp,

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