Chocolate pistachio pudding stack

A couple of months ago I was perusing The Pinterest when I came across a dessert photo that immediately stopped me in my scrolling. Judging strictly by appearances, it had everything that is good in the world of sweets: a stand-up crust, layers of flavor and plenty of whipped cream. It was a recipe from Jo Cooks and it was called–my apologies to the bashful amongst us–“sex in a pan.” I clicked through to find out how I could create the masterpiece in my own kitchen and, as often happens, I was disappointed to find that what appeared to be so sublimely delicious was made from imposter products posing as food (instant pudding–yuck!). Sigh. Still, I couldn’t get the thought of that creamy dessert out of my mind. And so I did what any good lifestyle blogger would do and I figured out a way to adapt it to meet my standards so that I could share it with you, my discerning readers. Mission: accomplished.

If I may, I’d like to introduce you. This, my friends, is Chocolate Pistachio Pudding Stack.

Chocolate pistachio pudding stack

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How to create a "staging binder" to help sell your home fast

How to create a “staging binder” to help sell your home

As most of you know, my husband, Jeff, has accepted a position with his current company that will require us to move clear across the country–from the dusty desert of Arizona to “Rocket City” (aka Huntsville), Alabama. Thankfully, we have been given ample time to prepare for and execute our relocation. I wish I could say that our timeframe has resulted in a stress-free relocation but alas, it isn’t so. With the sale of a … Continue reading How to create a “staging binder” to help sell your home

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The evolution of a home

It has been a roller coaster of a week. Our cross-country move isn’t slated to happen until the end of December, but in order for it to be seamless, a lot of the work is being done now.  We’re working our fingers to the bone trying to prepare the Arizona house for listing. There is at least reward in seeing all of our hard work paying off. The house looks better than it’s ever looked … Continue reading The evolution of a home

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet with mustard cream sauce

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

I have developed a fondness for one-dish (or one-skillet, one-pot, one-pan–you get the idea) meals. They work fabulously for soccer practice nights when we have to eat like speed racers, plus they make for easy clean up. Win-win, right? Bonus points for deliciousness. This recipe, my friends, wins on all counts. Funny story about this post: Jeff and I dreamed up this dinner one day during our marathon grocery shopping trips in town. Have I … Continue reading Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

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Teacher appreciation printables & gift ideas

Today, I’m taking part in a blog hop with some of the most creative bloggers around! Each of us is sharing a free printable that can be used as a teacher appreciation gift. If you’re looking for something unique and easy to give your child’s teacher, you need look no further. All of these printables are 100% free to download, but you may need to purchase a little something to give the gift its oomph. … Continue reading Teacher appreciation printables & gift ideas

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