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Fried Dough

I’ve talked about my friend Kim before. She blogs over at Cravings of a Lunatic. She is crazy in the best sort of way, the popcorn, chocolate, pizza loving way. My Cotton Candy Popcorn-I got that from Kim. Her Turtle popcorn is on my list to make as soon as the weather cools off a […]

Seven Layer Bars

I love these bars! They’ve been a family favorite ever since I can remember. You can ask my kids how to make these bars and they can tell you, layer for layer. We’ve made them together that many times. And they’re so versatile. Just use what you have in the cabinets. Kind of like the Cereal […]

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Good Morning Everyone! You all know how I love to make bread. This one’s another easy one. So easy that I make it with the kids, and their friends when I need to occupy them. There’s nothing more rewarding for me than showing someone how easy bread can be to make and of course when […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola-eat it for breakfast or as a snack Who knew how easy granola was to make? I didn’t. We’ve been trying to find healthier snacks for the kids to take with them to school and for after school. For my youngest, it’s no problem, throw some fruit at her and she’s in […]

Midnight Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Midnight Mint Chocolate Cupcakes 12c

Midnight Mint Chocolate Cupcakes-the coffee in the cake and the mint in the icing combine to create a decadent treat. Today I’m Guest posting over at Simply Gourmet for my dear friend Sherron. It’s summer time, and that means summer vacation for most of us at some point. Sherron’s in New York City with her […]

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake-guest post

Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

I can not tell you how excited I am today. It’s my Birthday! I’m 21…again! But that’s not why I’m excited. I’m excited because my sweet friend Roxana baked me a cake! Just over casual conversation about these Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes she made for her birthday, I mentioned that my birthday was coming up. A […]

Guest post for Food Done Light-Pesto and Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizers

Pesto and Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizers

I’m loving my herb garden! Oregano, Parsley, Chives, Basil, Thyme, Dill, Coriander and Mint. I’ve always had a black thumb so I’m amazed at how well my Herb Garden is doing so far. I’m actually looking for ways to use it all up. Pesto has become a favorite in this house. My son will grab it […]

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies-also called Wedding cakes or Snowballs- Pecans, a few simple ingredients and lots of powdered sugar! These Mexican Wedding Cookies are my hubby’s absolute favorite Christmas Cookie. All year long he looks forward to the holidays when I get my baking turned into high gear. I make candy, and bark, and cookies and […]

Triple Chocolate Cookies #OXOGoodCookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies-Cocoa Powder, Semi-sweet Chocolate and Milk Chocolate team up making these cookies irresistibly Chocolatey!

Triple Chocolate Cookies-Cocoa Powder, Semi-sweet Chocolate and Milk Chocolate team up making these cookies irresistibly Chocolatey! Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside! When I think of Cookies, I think comfort food. Warm kitchens, delicious smells wafting through the house, and hugs from mom. I think of family time together. Sitting around the kitchen […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup-is there anything better on a cold day? It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge again. This month’s Challenge-Chicken Noodle Soup. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Remember, the only qualifications are, you must get the recipe from another blogger, make the recipe then post about it. Simple enough. I start searching, do a […]

Homemade Vanilla

Enjoy using Homemade Vanilla in all your favorite recipes for a rich vanilla taste. Also makes a wonderful gift!

Enjoy using Homemade Vanilla in all your favorite recipes for a rich vanilla taste. Also makes a wonderful gift! About a month ago, I saw this post from Cheryl-Tidymom about making Homemade vanilla. It reminded me that I’ve always been meaning to do this. I immediately went on line and ordered my beans. Then I went […]

Care Packages-what to send and how to pack them

It’s the time of year when we send care packages to loved ones. This care package went all the way to Afghanistan. To my son-in-law. Since I’d never shipped overseas before and according to the post office it would take 5-10 days for it to arrive, I had to choose items I knew could stand the […]

Facebook-sharing is caring

I love Facebook! Before I was ever a blogger, I was a facebook junky. I love seeing what everyone’s up to and it’s allowed me to keep tabs on friends and family that, well, I probably wouldn’t just pick up the phone to call on a regular basis. As a blogger, Facebook is an invaluable […]

Vanilla Apple Muffins

Vanilla Apple Muffins-the light sprinkle of sugar on top of these muffins is the perfect complement to the tart apple.

Vanilla Apple Muffins-the light sprinkle of sugar on top of these muffins is the perfect complement to the tart apple.    This is not my recipe, I saw this post from Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms and I knew immediately I was going to make these. In her recipe she used pears but I […]

Facebook can be a blogger’s Best Friend


We talked about Pinterest and hopefully you are organizing your boards and Pinning your posts. Now it’s time to talk about Facebook! FB is my #1 referral to my blog. I know there’s controversy out there about people not seeing posts and all the changes Facebook put us through with the introduction of Timeline.  Ignore all that. […]

Toffee, no not coffee, I said TOFFEE

I love to make candy,and it’s really easy, once you understand it. The most important part of making most candy is the thermometer and knowing how to use it. You may remember my post about making Butterfingers So important to make sure that thermometer is NOT touching the bottom of your pan! And that the liquid […]

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie, with sprinkles because Sprinkles make everything more fun! OK, this post really isn’t about how to make a smoothie. You all know how to do that. Throw a bunch of yummy stuff in a blender and turn it on till it’s all blended together. But do you see the rim of that […]

Thursday’s Treasures Link Party

20 summer ideas

It’s party time! I’m so glad you all come back each week. I love seeing all the creativity. Before we get to the party, I just want to give you a little sneak peak into something I learned to do at Food Blog Forum this past Weekend at Walt Disney World. If it works […]

Thursday’s Treasures Link Party

Spring! Today’s the first day of spring! Why is it that we’ve got a freeze warning for tonight then? I’m ready for warmer weather, flowers blooming, the smell of fresh cut grass, allergies…OK, I can probably wait a few more days. Before we get to this week’s party, hopefully you’ve all entered to win this […]

Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing

Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing-it's easier than you think!

Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing is easier than you think! Anyone can do it and I’m going to prove it to you all! And you don’t need a lot of fancy bags and tips and impossible to find decorating tools. I did it! And I’m no cookie decorator. But I have friends (on Facebook) who […]

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