It’s Basketball Season!

In our house there is a sport that goes along with every season.  Right now we are full swing into Basketball Season!  Technically we’ve been in basketball season since November but we are at the peak of it right now.

We have basketball games at least two nights during the week and a basketball tournament every weekend this month.  It definitely keeps us busy, but it does seem to help the winter pass a little faster. 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than chocolate covered strawberries!  Well, maybe red roses?  I would still rather have strawberries!  These chocolate covered strawberries are so easy I almost hate to call it a recipe.  All you need is chocolate and some strawberries.  Literally.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a tradition in our house for Valentine’s Day!  I always make them for my kids teachers – current and past-  and the office staff.  As a matter of fact, they’ve come to expect it.  I even got a text this morning from one of my sons’ former teachers and she told me it might be here favorite tradition ever!  I always make enough of these to keep some for our family to have for dessert on Valentine’s Day.  Today, I put one in each of my kids’ lunchboxes.  I just pop a few into a cellophane bag and tie it with a cute ribbon.

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Cajun Red Beans and Rice



Happy Fat Tuesday!  To celebrate Mardi Gras we are having this Cajun Red Beans and Rice dish tonight!  Every year I like to make something Cajun for dinner on Fat Tuesday.  I decided to experiment and make my own Red Beans and Rice recipe this year.  I think the addition of the sausage will go over well and really makes it into a meal instead of just a side dish.

You are going to start by sautéing the “trinity” of Cajun food, onion, pepper and celery.  After that, you will brown the sausage and just pour in your cans of beans add your Cajun seasoning and let it simmer.  It seriously could not be easier.

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Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

This Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is so hearty and satisfying.  The bit of spiciness from the sausage combined with the Italian herbs, tomatoes, broth and wine are the perfect match for the cheese tortellini.  Even your non-soup eaters will enjoy this one!

My mom got this recipe years ago at the Soup Fest at church.  When she initially told me that it had Italian sausage in it, I was skeptical.  I didn’t think I liked Italian sausage, but this soup changed my mind!

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