Crispy Skillet Hash Browns

These Crispy Skillet Hash Browns are a simple, classic breakfast staple!

Homemade Hash Browns | Spicedblog.comAs much as I hate to admit it, colder weather is coming.  That means I’ll have to put away my grill.  It means I’ll have to get out the snow blower and the snow shovels.  But before we get that far, it’s time to enjoy the Fall.  Crisp, cool Fall mornings are one of my favorite things ever!  Of course, it’s also football season, and I watched my fair share of college football this past weekend.  (I may or may not have stayed up til 1:00am on Saturday night watching a game.)  Continue Reading »

Banana Cream Pie

This Banana Cream Pie features a crust made from ground vanilla wafers!
Enjoy a slice on the back porch this weekend!

This Banana Cream Pie features a crust made from ground vanilla wafers!  Enjoy a slice on the back porch this weekend!

Well, here we are.  The end of the summer.  Wait, end of the summer??  How is that possible?  I feel like Old Man Winter was just here…kicking and screaming all the way into April.  At least we’ve crammed all kinds of awesome summer activities into our schedule over the past few months!  Speaking of awesome, I was challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge recently.  (Follow me on Instagram to see the video.)  I’m glad I got this challenge in while it’s still kinda warm outside!Continue Reading »

Southwest Shrimp Tacos

These Southwest Shrimp Tacos are easy and loaded with flavor… perfect for a fun summer dinner!

Southwest Shrimp Tacos: These grilled tacos are a delicious and fun summer dinner!
I can’t believe there was a time when I didn’t like shrimp.  Actually, I can’t truthfully say that I didn’t like shrimp because I didn’t really know what they tasted like.  I just knew that my little sister loved shrimp, and if she liked it, then that meant there was something wrong with it.  Looking back on it, there may have been some flawed logic in that thought process.  (For those of you with brothers, sisters or kids, you know this thought process all too well!)  Continue Reading »

Soft + Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft + Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite sweet treats!  I dare you to eat just one!

These Soft + Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite sweet treats!  I dare you to eat just one!Here it is.  Yet another recipe on the internet for chocolate chip cookies.  I mean, I’m surprised the interwebs haven’t broken due to the weight of all of the chocolate chip cookie recipes out here.  But since the internet appears to still be working, I figured I’d add in one more recipe.  But boy is this is a good one!  Continue Reading »