December 19, 2014

10 Super Fun, Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

Dec5
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

As ovens gear up for hours of Christmas baking, it’s this time of year when I stock up on marshmallows. Yes, my name is Jen, and I am a Rice Krispie treat-a-holic. It started in college when I won fame […]

Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe

Nov11
Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe

Entering my mother in law’s kitchen and viewing a huge jelly roll pan of pumpkin bars gracing her counter top is the first memory I have of holidays in her home. Isn’t it amazing how smells, sights, and a great […]

Thanksgiving “No Need to Bake” Cookie & Treat Ideas

Nov8
Turkey cookie

It’s that time of year when our ovens typically go on over drive, and we find ourselves baking around the clock. Why not take a break from baking, gather the kids,  and create some adorable Thanksgiving cookies and treats? Every […]

DIY Breakfast Bar: Feed Your Friends with Ease

Nov6
DIY Breakfast Bar - Breakfast Burritoes

Does the stress of sharing hospitality to groups stand in the way of saying “Yes?” As holiday gatherings approach, and we begin pondering how to feed the friends and family masses that we will host over night, it’s easy to […]

Easy Almond Buttercream Frosting

Oct30

For years, the idea of little ‘ole me, whipping up my own delicious homemade frosting seemed daunting. I’m sure there are a few of you out there who still feel the same way, but let me put your mind at […]

Doctored Up Snickers Cupcakes (with cake mix)

Oct26
doctored up chocolate cupcakes

Over the last few months, I have had to make a lot of cupcakes. With every thing from graduations to bridal showers to “Welcome to America” gatherings, there’s been a desire for the beauty that only a decorated cupcake brings […]

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Cake

Sep19
Homemade Pumpkin Cake

With fall weather kicking in, my sweaters are coming out, right along with my cans of pumpkin, and pots for chili. Baked goods, which include pumpkin of any kind, are some of my favorites, which is quite ironic, since for […]

Cheesey Cheddar Ranch Chicken

Aug23
Cheesey Ranch Chicken

In my world, I can never create enough recipes that use chicken, and when I make dishes the kids all declare as winners, they don’t mind chicken often. From the first time I made this, it definitely received high ratings, […]

The Perfect Short Cut Trick for Homemade Egg McMuffins

Aug20
baked eggs in muffin tins

Months ago, I put this picture on Instagram (beautyandbedlam) with the caption, “Breakfast of Champions.” Anyone that knows me, understands my deep down delight in all things french fries, as well as the fact that I am a City Girl […]

Berry Banana Almond Delight

Aug7
Berry Banana Almond Delight

Over the years, I’ve shared my journey with whole foods, organic, junk and everything in between. It’s a continuous balance of choosing that which is best for our family, yet making it manageable. When my teens were toddlers, I was […]

Easy Ribs Recipe (that Anyone Can Master)

Jul17
BBQ Pork Ribs

I am a northern Wisconsin girl, who moved to the south. Yes, a Midwesterner that loves to grill. Alongside the Packers, it’s kind of a lifestyle. Tailgating is a separate entertainment category that holds special memories, but when I moved […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe (Makes Great Sandwiches too)

Jun13
Oh my gosh, this is the best appetizer and makes amazing sandwiches too.

Have you ever had those moments when you decide to just have “a bite”, and then too many bites later, you are still standing over that same bowl? Please tell me I am not alone! This Buffalo Chicken Dip is […]

Top “Must Try” Summer Recipes

May23
top summer recipes

As I mentioned yesterday, there’s just something special about summer gatherings with friends. Those care free, lazy days of summer, where friends come together around some scrumptious summer foods, are some of my favorite memories. Today I have the privilege […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Granola Bars

May14
Homemade Granola Bars

One of the all time great “Eat on the Go” snacks in our home has always been the granola bar. With every flavor, variety and healthy option, typically our pantry shelves yields quite a few choices. But recently, as the […]

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Recipe (5 Minute Prep)

May4
Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole recipe

Be still my heart! I know it’s wrong to look at this picture and swoon, but I have a serious love affair with potatoes. Yes, I am not proud of that fact, but it’s true. Potatoes are my absolute favorite […]