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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Copycat Guberburgers #SundaySupper

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 Move over, Jelly! Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's a burger!
Copycat Guberburgers //  Move over, Jelly! Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's a burger! #recipe #burger #peanutbutter #copycat

It's Sunday and that means it's Sunday Supper time! *crowd cheers* I love participating in the Sunday Supper Movement events so much. This week's event is HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS and is hosted by Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.  Today, I chose to share an unique hamburger recipe for the event: the Guberburger.

The Guberburger originates from a restaurant in Missouri called the Wheel Inn Drive-in. This burger, that is topped with peanut butter, came on the scene in 1947. Unfortunately, the Wheel Inn closed back in 2013. Lucky for me, the recipe was posted in a Food Network Magzine. I thought to myself that it sounded so strange to put peanut butter on a burger, but in the description it said that the owner at the time said she always told the customers that if they didn't like the Guberburger, she would make them something else. She never once had to. So for me, I was deadset on making it. I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone and try new things even if they sound weird.

And let's be honest...peanut butter on a hamburger sounds weird. My husband looked at me in horror when he saw me scooping the peanut butter onto the burger. He did reluctantly decide to give it a try after I relayed the "never had to make a different burger" line to him about the restaurant.

Copycat Guberburgers //  Move over, Jelly! Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's a burger! #recipe #burger #peanutbutter #copycat

The verdict: WE ALL LOVED IT. I was skeptical of the mayo and peanut butter combo, but that's how the burger was originally made...honestly, all the burger parts paired with peanut butter made me skeptical. But the savory peanut butter was perfect on it. It went with everything! We've made this burger multiple times now and it's definitely a family favorite. I am so glad we decided to step outside of our comfort zone. :)


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday #15

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Throwback Thursday No.15 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

Hi, folks! I'm posting twice today because I really didn't want to miss a Throwback. I've been missing Fantastical Fridays consistently, so I figure I owe it to y'all to keep up with TBTs! Today's two recipes come from May 2011.

I am intrigued by the idea of making "functional" ice cubes for drinks. For example, having coffee cubes for iced coffee. This STRAWBERRY LEMONADE takes strawberries and puts them into ice cubes that you later serve with the lemonade. It's fantastic.

Still to this day, tacos are my nemesis when it comes to taking pictures of them. MOM'S TACOS are so much more impressive than the picture. This has chili beans and Rotel and homemade seasonings. It's unbelievably good. You have to take my word for it...or try it and agree with me :P


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I know I typically post about food, but I definitely want to use this platform to share great finds in both the food world and non-food world. I figure there are probably quite a few moms that read my blog. I'm certain there are a plethora of moms who have kids with sensitive skin like me! I posted recently about my children's sensitive skin here on the food blog. It has always been on the forefront of my mind to ensure that I'm using quality products without fragrances or dyes that might cause a rash. You can practically look at them wrong and they will have a rash!

I love to shop for baby products at Target and find that there are some hidden gems here and there throughout the baby aisles. I found WaterWipes on the top shelf of the wipe aisle and decided to give them a try. I was over-the-moon excited to try these out on Mason (my youngest who is almost 17 months old). He is a little alligator to change nowadays (you can hold an ankle and he'll start spinning!), so it's an added plus that these are safer and more gentle on his skin than the other brands of wipes out there because diaper changes don't always go smoothly for us.


WaterWipes are baby wipes designed to ease a mother's mind. They have only two ingredients: water and grapefruit seed extract. That's it! No harsh chemicals. No fragrances. No dyes. Just water and grapefruit seed extract.

I have been using them on Mason's sensitive bum for the last week and they have been wonderful. They effectively clean him and are still gentle on his skin. I'm not going to lie. My family uses baby wipes for everything. I keep some in my car for cleaning up spills or if someone has gotten sticky somehow. I think I have a set of wipes in each big area of the house because they are amazing. Even in the gap between having Cami, who is now 8, and Mason, we still had baby wipes on hand at all times. It's awesome to know that these wipes are going to be gentle for all of us and chemical-free as well.

My diaper changing essentials - the puppet book is definitely a must with my wiggly alligator toddler!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Weeknight Garlic Chipotle Burgers

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 These are no ordinary burgers - they pack a punch of garlicky, chipotle flavor!
Weeknight Garlic Chipotle Burgers //  These are no ordinary burgers - they pack a punch of garlicky, chipotle flavor! #recipe #burgers #chipotle #beef

This gorgeous burger...*sigh* I can't even with these pictures. They make me wish that here at 10:30am that I had it right in front of me to devour. I can't remember now if it was my first experience with chipotle mayonnaise or not, but I am in love with it and it was so good on this burger. I branched out from my stickler way of liking only salt and pepper on my burgers. It was a good branch out. The red onion also complimented the chipotle perfectly.

The original recipe had different seasoning that I could not find. You kind of have to go with the flow and see what you can find at your local store. It was also to make 3 burgers - doubles. I have not really had much luck with making double cheeseburgers, so I went the single route.

Weeknight Garlic Chipotle Burgers //  These are no ordinary burgers - they pack a punch of garlicky, chipotle flavor! #recipe #burgers #chipotle #beef


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

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Calling all my Popeyes - this chicken parm is amped up with a healthy serving of spinach tucked inside.
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Parmesan // Calling all my Popeyes - this chicken parm is amped up with a healthy serving of spinach tucked inside #recipe #chicken #maindish

I know I don't normally post recipes this late in the day, but I have been so distracted today (and over the past week or so). Today, my momma had surgery on her knee - a total knee replacement. It was much overdue and I'm sure she'll be feeling loads better when it heals completely. I had a total blonde moment and showed up at the wrong hospital today, so that was interesting to say the least. I ended up remembering that she switched doctors and was being seen at a different hospital and the kids and I went to the correct one to see her. She was a bit tired, but seemed quite optimistic and the surgery had gone well (her surgeon said).

I probably would have had this post scheduled prior to today's events had it not been for Pokemon Go. My husband and I grew up obsessed with Pokemon - we both still play on different systems from time to time. Our oldest kids are also obsessed and have played the original games on the Gameboy, collect the cards, and have watched most all of the seasons of the tv show. So needless to say, we are all out as a family trying to catch them all. Our most awesome catch to date is Charizard and we are Team Mystic. The kids enjoy being able to get Pokestops and catch Pokemon on my phone while I drive. If you're playing, leave me a comment about your team and favorite catches so far!! :)

None of this really has anything to do with the recipe, but I felt kind of talky today! This recipe is slightly different than its original form because we are not fond of ricotta cheese and I did not mix eggs into the stuffing. Regardless, I felt that my adjustments still did the recipe justice and it was a fabulous meal. I love baking chicken in the oven - it always turns out so juicy and tender.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Parmesan // Calling all my Popeyes - this chicken parm is amped up with a healthy serving of spinach tucked inside #recipe #chicken #maindish