November 26, 2015

5 Minute Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (with Double the Chocolate)


This polar vortex seeping the country has left many wondering if spring will ever started peeking through. Here in NC, we’ve had a two hour delayed start to school or complete cancellation nearly every day for the last two weeks. […]

Join me! Cooking in my Kitchen (video)


As so many of you know, welcoming you into my kitchen is one of my greatest joys. Not because of the food we are going to enjoy together, but because of what’s going to occur while we’re breaking that bread […]

Easy Cheesy Vidalia Onion Dip


As each of our children turned five or six, they already knew how to make their own Taco Dip. Yes, this is true. We are a family which holds a deep and abiding love for our appetizers and some of […]

Chili Cheese Egg Puff


It’s no secret that our family loves breakfast foods at any time of the day. I shout that fact from the rooftops, so maybe that’s why I continually surprise myself with new and delicious twists and turns for our favorite […]

Important Baking Tips (from my behind the scenes trip to Southern Living)


Years ago, I asked the question “When did you learn to cook?”  Over 100 of you chimed in and it was truly inspiring to hear all the stories. My first pivotal baking memory was the summer of my 8th grade year […]

Stuffed Breakfast Biscuit Muffins


In the realm of all things food, there’s nothing I love more than breakfast food. At any time of the day, breakfast is my mantra. It speaks comfort to me. My Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole? ALL. DAY. LONG! My Delicious […]

No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (aka If you’re in a HUGE pinch dessert)


Over 20 years ago, I received my handy dandy Recipes for Youth Group Survival cookbook. Yes, as a junior and senior high youth director, my high school kids wanted to make sure I knew some of their favorite Desserts for Teens and […]

Cream Cheese Banana Bread Mini Loaves with Maple Glaze


These are it! We love any kind of banana bread variations in this home. Healthy Banana Oatmeal muffins with natural sweeteners (one of the most popular recipes on my blog), Traditional Banana Bread, Easy Banana Bar recipe with Cream Cheese […]

Super Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe


For years, our family has devoured the delicious and easy Pumpkin Bar recipe passed down from my mother-in-law. I know most people only bring out their pumpkin recipes during the fall, but honestly, these are some of my favorites and […]

Enjoy and Organize Your Spices (Free Printable)


Do you remember my post about Brownies + Needing Chocolate = Chaos? It was from a few years ago, but it’s a perfect tie into our  Clutter Countdown Challenge. I know all of you foodie loving readers can understand the […]

Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe


I admit, sharing this easy Homemade Hot Fudge sauce recipe is a gift to chocolate lovers everywhere. Can you imagine receiving this as a gift “just because?” Oh my!! To take it up even a notch further, add a touch […]

Fresh Peach Pie Filling to Freeze & Make Ahead


As you stare at this computer screen, I’m most likely enjoying a piece of homemade  and oh-so-deliciously fresh, peach pie with crumble topping. Yes, hot out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream melting down the edges, it’s […]

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel Whole Peaches Quickly


When our son decided to go to school in South Carolina, it never clicked in my mind that one of the bountiful blessing that would come from all our trips to watch his football games are the fresh peach stands […]

Triple Berry Quick Bread (using homemade baking mix)


Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, yes, I love them all. We are definitely a very berry kind of family and since our daughters make daily smoothies, we stock bulk quantities of frozen fruit in that freezer of ours. So as I […]

Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Cake (using homemade Bisquick)


Someone has to stop me!! I am besides myself with trying new recipes using my Homemade Bisquick Mix  and I nearly ate this whole Pumpkin Coffee Cake by myself.  Fortunately, I’m focusing on creating treats that are low fat and healthy, […]

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