October 20, 2017

Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe

Oct16

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 […]

Red, White and Blue Dessert Delights – July 4th Inspiration

Jul3

We are hosting two large groups of people this weekend, with virtually no notice, and the need for some 4th of July dessert ideas inspiration has hit in full force. My teen age sons got home from their work camp […]

Resurrection Rolls – Making Simple Easter Recipes Meaningful

Apr10

I can’t believe it’s been eight years since I first shared this post. My baby was only five and now she’s a new teenager. Oh my! How does that happen?  I thought this was worth sharing again because it’s a […]

Hot Parmesan, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Dec7

Between Thanksgiving and the Super bowl, savory appetizers are pretty much a main course in our home. I could put out a spread like this every single daily and my family would be thrilled. This Parmesan, Spinach and Artichoke Dip served […]

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Cake

Oct11

This has been one of the most popular recipes on my blog since 2012. Enjoy! It’s so worth it! With fall weather kicking in, my sweaters are coming out, right along with my cans of pumpkin, and pots for chili. […]

Brownie Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Aug10

The last few weeks have been one of those non stop, go-go-go, invite a ton of people to your home kind of times. Last week alone we hosted two large parties totaling over 125 people. There’s nothing more that I […]

Strawberry Margarita Pie

May28

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 […]

8 Fancy Pound Cake Fix ups (Great Last Minute, No Bake Desserts)

Apr15

Everyone needs a few quick and easy dessert ideas which they can whip up in minutes. Preferably, not just any ‘ole quick recipe, but one that mimics having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Guess what? This […]

(Overnight) Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Mar25

“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 […]

Easy No Bake Strawberry Dessert

Feb4

Layered desserts are some of my favorite to make. The blend of varying flavors and textures all in one yummy bite just make them something extra special, plus, they’re so easy to make, especially when they’re no bake. In my humble […]

Shortcut Cherry Pie Bars (or Apple)

Dec18

Sitting in my blog post drafts, is an amazing 100 % homemade recipe for Apple Pie Bars. I’ve been meaning to post it here for, oh, over a year and still will, but decided to go with this short cut […]

10 Super Fun, Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

Dec11

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 […]

Healthy Green Bean and Onion Casserole #wholefoods

Nov25

With so many feasts taking place over the next six weeks, I can feel my belt expanding already. While this definitely isn’t the time to be focused on counting calories, we don’t have to sacrifice taste to still indulge in […]

Gratitude Rolls: Special Thanksgiving Tradition

Nov23

Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,

5 Minute Delight: ROLO Turtle Candy Recipe made with Pretzels

Nov17

What’s a girl to do when she’s sitting at her laptop attempting to get work done and that tiny little sweet craving hits? She tries to resist it, but it keeps calling her name. She makes her own personalized Turtle Candies, […]