November 28, 2015

Treats Teens Love (Share Yours)


Fresh out of college, I dove right into my role as Director of Music and Youth at our local church.  My days were spent working on music and my evenings kept me incredibly young as I shared life together with […]

Simple 5 Minute Corn Salad


Sometimes diversions occur in the kitchen and afterwards, you are thankful for the delightful surprise. This simple, fresh corn salad created just that diversion and now is in our summer side dish line up. Typically, I love Grilling Corn on […]

Beautiful Fresh Fruit Cake


Everyone needs a group of friends who inspire you in new and unique ways. I have my frugal friends, my creative friends, my “iron sharpens iron” friends and I even have ladies who continually challenge me in wonderful ways to […]

Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes with Homemade Simple Syrup


The kids clamored for pancakes and this momma came through with a blueberry indulgence that hit the spot. I mention indulgence because I don’t typically add ricotta cheese to our pancakes, but wow, such glorious addition to this brunch of […]

So Very Simple Homemade Blueberry Syrup


“Mom, how can the syrup be all gone? I have a plate full of pancakes s and no syrup?” Syrup and gone were two words that I thought I’d never hear in the same sentence, but alas, my son was […]

Dutch Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze


I’ve never really felt the need to get bossy in the kitchen before, but I am about to stand up on a soap box and preach. I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside, you will want to run to […]

For the Love of Blueberries


Blueberries and I have a long standing love affair. She woos me over and over again with her many, delicious attributes and reminds me of why my quest for the perfect basket of blueberries has been an annual tradition for […]

Watermelon Margarita (with or without alcohol)


 Oh summer, how I love your fresh fruits a plenty and the refreshing juices you provide. Recently, devouring watermelon seems to be a family night tradition, yet depending on which children are at home, we’ve had some left over. Enter […]

Better Than Bought Homemade Ketchup (all natural)


As I shared some of our favorite Hamburger Recipes, and my family’s love of all things burger related, I left out a very simple detail about necessary condiments. A few of our children will eat ketchup on anything, yes anything, […]

Pineapple Carrot Cake Muffins (starting with a cake mix)


There’s nothing I appreciate more than a homemade carrot cake with an easy cream cheese frosting. Knowing all the love that went into shredding those carrots, measuring the spices and whipping that cream cheese makes it ever so much more […]

Overnight Breakfast Praline Bread Pudding


As the kids meander down the stairs with that sleepy, groggy look that tells me sleep is not over rated and they need more of it, I quickly pull out this delectable delight. With pecans, brown sugar, and bread that’s […]

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake


“Wait, I need to snap a quick picture before you polish this off.” My guests swirled around the kitchen. I had a delicious buffet of treats and breakfast casseroles that I had made, but not one picture to show for […]

Strawberry Margarita Pie


It’s that time of year when I get a hankering for anything strawberry, and I count the weeks till we can go pick them ourselves. I just love a good Strawberry Pie, especially one mixed with fresh strawberries and whipped […]

Anytime, Anywhere Breakfast Pizza


Pizza. Pizza in the car. Pizza on the coach. Pizza up high. Pizza down low. Pizza with friends. Pizza alone. Yes, our family consumes a TON of pizza, anytime, anyplace. And it’s a given that anytime pizza is made in […]

Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf


As many of you know, I’ve been working hard over the last few months to change the way I think about food and to lose these extra pounds that I’ve let slip on over the last few years. I’m down […]

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