THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Happy Fall, everyone!Or , should I say, Happy Baking Season. Which is, of course, my favorite season of all.(Say a special prayer for my hips, would ya?)I’m happy to be sharing this recipe with you today as pa
Might you be interested in winning $100?Might you enjoy learning how to make one of these little Thankful Houses, made from Pop-Tarts®?Well then click your self right on over to my REVIEW SITEhave a look and enter to win!
Hello to all of you good lookin’ weekend readers. I have a fun little giveaway going today.If you would like to enter to win a$25 Kroger Gift Cardclick on over to myReview Blog.See you back here next week for my Monthly Menu Plan and some more wonderful recipes.See you then!
Have you ever had a craving for Chinese food but didn´t feel like dealing with the hassle of going out? Next time, why not stay at home and satisfy your craving with Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken? This Wanchai Ferry “Perfect Night In” prize pack that includes one VIP coupon valid for a free pack
Today I am reviewing this great cookbook. You can purchase the book at Amazon.com at this link. Jane Dorian, the author is also giving away a copy to one of you! I have really enjoyed reading it and trying some of the recipes! Jane gives wonderful tips for freezing, storing and making portions
Italian Cream Cheese Chicken
Hello there! Are you all in Thanksgiving detox this week? After all the wonderful pie and buttery rolls, I feel like taking a power swim through five lakes and eating a trough of carrot sticks or something…if you know what I mean. 🙂
Twice a year I post a list of book recommendations. I know some of you fine people out there are book nerds, just like me. We reading nerds have to stick together, right! Click here for the list from last Summer, and here for the list from last Winter. Check out the comment sections of
Hey there! I’ve got a recipe roundup for you today. Since Cinco Di Mayo is coming up next week I thought I would share 12 of my favorite Mexican Recipes with you. Weather you celebrate this holiday, or not…I hope you find something your family will love!
This week I will be posting each and every day, because it’s October for crying out loud..and there is fun to be had. Fun wearing costumes, getting together with family, taking treats to neighboors, helping out with school parties and such. And so, all of the recipes I post this week will be H
M and M Sugar Cookies, Rainbow Cookies,
Sugar Crunch Popcorn, Rainbow Cupcakes
It’s summer time, and there are children lurking around every corner of my life searching for something fun to do. Is it like that at your house, too? I’m going to wager…yes. If you have kids, they are
I have a fun little recipe roundup for you all today. Halloween is right around the corner and you just might need a few ideas for a good, hearty, warm meal you can feed your family before they brave the cold weather and fill themselves full of sugary bliss. I also included some fabulous fall dess
No recipe today, ladies and gentlemen. I have for you instead a few thoughts about Mothers Day. Many of you know that I have 5 kids, ages 6 right up to 15. My main, first, most important job in life is to be their Mom. I love it. I truly do. I count myself blessed beyond measure to be able to raise
I have a little recipe roundup of sorts for you today, because it’s summer time, and it’s hot outside and I know some of you have kids who are out of school and sleep in the morning time and then wake up and ask you…
Hey there Good Lookin’ Mama or Papa, what are you going to make for br
For you today, dear readers a list of sorts. A very fine list of 25 recipes that are sure to please a crowd of hungry game watchers. Not to be confused with a crowd watching The Hunger Games. However, I would bet my bottom dollar if you made the fabulous food you see below, and then ate it while
Summer is on the horizon, dear reader. Which means outdoor get togethers will be in full swing. It occurred to me, that you might be having at least one BBQ some time between now and Labor Day. You might even have TEN DOZEN BBQs between now and then! Yo
This Giveaway is now closed. Two years ago…on this very day. I started stock piling recipes onto this little blogspot of mine. I had NO idea what I was doing…the Internet is a tricky beast to maneuver you know!What with HTM…L? is it? And hyperlinks and social media and page ranks and how d
Last year, at the end of August I moved my blog along with this ever-growing pile of recipes, from my original blogspot address, to this address you have before you now. Since that time I have been stewing and fretting about how to improve the blog. I started searching for a Graphic Designer that co
This givaway is now closed. The winner is LYNN. If you would like a second chance at this prize head over to LOVIN FROM THE OVEN. Her giveaway will end on friday.I have been contacted by Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark! They would like me to make one of the following three appetizers using Pillsbury Cres
This week I needed to make some more
Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumb Topping.
I printed the recipe right off and got baking.
Right after I added the dry ingredients to the wet
I had a realization…..
There is an error in the recipe.
The measurement for the milk is incorrect.
Good morning, and boy do I have a cute story for you all today!I’d like you to meet my sister Alli and her family.Don’t they look like a nice bunch of folks?Well, I’ll tell you something.They are!Last week Alli was feeling just a little frustrated.The cause of the frustration?A little ol’ tooth. Yo
I would like to reveal something to you, on this fine November Day. I have a voice like a man. I also have big eyes that seem to bug out of my head on occasion. While you consider these revelations, I would like to invite you to view a video my girls and I put together. (sponsored by Pop-Tarts)I
I’ve been extremely blessed
in this life
Some I’ve had for a long while…
we grew up together and all.
Others are sisters I’ve gained through marriage.
Let me be clear….they are the sisters of my husband and the wives of my brothers….
not my sister wive
I have had a Granola Making Need for quite some time now. For many reasons, really but the most important of all is the fact that I discovered a big 5 pound bucket of rolled oats living in my basement. I’m sure when I purchased it I had plans for making all kinds of yummy things. Like these and t
Hey there! You may have noticed that things look a little bit different around here today! Hooray for new and improved. 🙂 As I mentioned last week, I am in the process of a major blog redesign. Things thus far are going well, but aren’t all put together quite yet. My wonderful graphic designer,
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap and Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries,
BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad,
Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Tortellini,
Meatball Marinara (Crock Pot), Grilled Teriyaki Sandwich
Hey there everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Easter! The weather in my neck of the woods has been beauti
Wouldn’t you know it…another brand new month is upon us.
Time just seems to zoom on past doesn’t it?
Some mornings when I wake up I’m pretty sure
my kids have grown at least an inch a piece during the night.
Funny how that happens.
Can you believe the calendar has gone right ahead and melted itself into August. How does time fly by so quickly! Do you know? I sure don’t. I’m glad there are a few more weeks of summer left to enjoy. Here in sunny Herriman, where I live, we have year round school. Which means the elementary aged
This past weekend my dear friends and I held a bake sale. It’s an annual kind of thing, five years running now. During the weeks preceding the event we get together and bake and visit and bake and visit and eat five dollar pizza and let our kids play with Lego’s and bake some more and visit and l
Every fall, the week before Thanksgiving, my friends and I host a neighborhood bakesale. We bake our little hearts out. Pumpkin Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting, Fabulous French Bread and Apple Pie Caramel Apples, amongst other thing
Hey there gang! How did your Thanksgiving go? I hope everything went well and you were able to enjoy some wonderful food and fabulous time spent with loved ones. If you are looking to for something to do with your leftovers, give this Turkey Cranberry and Sunflower Salad or this Open Faced Turke
Click here to read my full review of Baking with Betty. “Get out of town….I am totally hanging out with Betty Crocker!”That is just what I was thinking right at the moment this photo was snapped.And now tonight…all of the l
Old Kitchen…. why is it my camera loves orange. It want’s to paint the whole world in it.Several months ago MyHandsomeHusband and I were hanging out on the couch pondering our situation. Pondering our life and our house and all of the people living here. Our situation was pretty good. Pretty nic
Just a reminder about the $100 Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway going on over on my Review Blog. To enter and to read my review of the new Samsung 4-Door LCD Refrigerator click HERE. Happy weekend, everyone!I hope you are enjoying a little fun in the sun…A
I love a great throw-it-together Crock Pot recipe, don’t you? It seems I am finding myself in need of them more and more as the years go by. Why is that, I wonder. I suppose it has to do with the household of teenagers I’m living in, and the car I find myself driving in all afternoon during the time
This holiday season I wanted at least one of my Christmas Treat posts to be super kid friendly. Something our little ones would get a kick out of and be able to help with. These Cute Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are what I came up with. They are super tasty and a fun twist on the classic treat. I
This giveaway is now closedSo here is the thing. Groceries are getting expensive. Milk, butter, eggs, meat, produce….it seems that the prices go up every time I go to the store. Don’t they know I’ve got a barrel full of people to feed? Sheesh. Get serious. I’m a girl on a budget for heavens sa
Cranberry Cream Cheese DipHello to all you fine readers out there. I hope the dawning of December is finding you well, rested, relaxed…and down right pleasant! December is just so easy going. Nothing much to do at all, is there? You know when there are all kinds of big projects to do…like trim a
Spaghetti Pie, Italian Tortelini Soup, Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Tortelini,
Asian Lettuce Wraps, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup,
Rumbi’s Mango Chicken Salad, Ham Fried Rice, Bourbon Chicken
Are you ready for a monthly menu plan? I sure hope so, because that is what I have for you today. I’
One of my blogging friends sent me a little email tip this morning about canning and cornstarch….If you have already read my post called Home-Canned Spaghetti Sauce and are planning to make it…please make note.THE SAUCE IS ONLY SAFE FROM BOTULISM WHEN FROZEN.Last year when MyHandsomeHusband an
I would, just for the record, like to announce that having twin boys who are 4 years old is much easier than having twin boys who are4 days old…14 months old…or even 34 months old. Now don’t get me wrong. I didn’t say it was EASY to have twin boys who are 4. Just easier than it has been in th
Would you agree, that this is a glorious time of year? I love the fresh sunshine, little kids riding their bikes and frolicking about in the front yard, tulips poking their stems out of the cold ground, blue sky (something of a novelty after a smoggy winter here in SLC), birds chirping outside my
Let’s take a bit of time and just feast our eyes upon some beautiful luxurious chocolate. Because Valentines Day is upon us and it’s as good a reason as any to buy some chocolate or make something with chocolate and most definitely to EAT something with chocolate in it. That
Several years ago, when my oldest kidlet was just about 6 or 7 I had a little idea for a Valentines Day. My budget was exceedingly slim, but I didn’t want the holiday to go unnoticed. I got out the red and pink construction paper from the cupboard, cut myself a gazillion hearts and laid
The calendar has turned a page once again my friends. January is but a memory and February has arrived in all of its wonderful conversation hearted glory. And I bet you are glad, aren’t you? Glad to see another crusty old winter month come to a close and glad to see Valentines Day comi
Hello and happy weekend to you all. I have a fun little giveaway for you today.Hold on to your hats….it has nothing to do with food. It just has to do with cute, and pretty and lovely and darling. Will that do for today? Never fear….I’ve got a great recipe coming up for you bright and earl
Well now…don’t those lemon bars just look pretty enough and tempting enough to gobble right up!Go ahead and give them a try if you love to pucker up your lips tight…..and say things like “Wowwwwww Zowwwwwiieee that is a lot of lemon…..pass the w
Only 2 more recipes left in this week of Kid Friendly Posts. I hope you have found something you will enjoy making with
your kid-lets this summer!
These Fruit Juice Jigglers are similar to a recipe that my Mom made for us a lot when
we were kids.
Mom called them Knox Blox, and if
Hello to you on this cold old Saturday morning. Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, my friends. And I know that a handful or two of you have plans to watch this very important game of wonder and great anticipation. I have to admit, it is pretty much the only “game” I watch all year. (Unles
If you interested in entering to win a Weebles Prize Package as well as a $100 HasbroToyShop.com Gift card click over to my Review Blog. Well, Christmas is quickly approaching everyone! If you are still looking for something to wrap up and give….take a little look below. You just might find som
Hello to you, one and all. The weekend is upon us and a mighty beautiful one it is, at that.I thought you might be in need of a few dinner ideas for a certain up and coming holiday that involves darling children ringing doorbells, chocolate candy bars flowing freely and excitement streaming f
Today.Is the day,for spooks and goblins and witches and bats!I thought you might like to see my Halloween costume this year. You can tell from the picture above that I’m a handcart pulling green faced warty witch. It only took me 5 years to sew this pioneer dress, paint my face green, hammer the
I just wanted to pop in today and wish you all aHappy and Wonderful Thanksgiving. Good luck with all of your cooking, everyone! Crossing my fingers that it all turns out fabulously…of course I will have to uncross them to make somePumpkin Cheesecake and eat some good turkey and all.But consider m
Many of you have heard about the terrible wild fire that broke out this past Sunday night in Herriman, Utah. Many of you watched with me as the fire came speeding down the mountain towards our homes! It was one of those terrible and amazing things that you just couldn’t peel your eyes away from
Every year my dear friend Cindi hosts a fantastic bake sale. She and I, and many of our neighbors bake up a storm and then sell our stash of goodies in front of Cindi’s house the weekend before Thanksgiving. We have had increasing success as the years have gone by and were able to earn over $2,300 l
Homemade Play Dough?
I am totally serious.
You can make homemade play dough with
just a few basic ingredients.
This is not a joke.
I know that play dough is pretty darn cheap at the store.
However, sometimes I need a little activity to keep little hands busy
Hello there ladies and gentlemen. Before we talk about hard boiled eggs, I wanted to let you know that my little old blog is going to be going through some changes this spring.
I am feeling a few growing pains and have been concerned for some time about how SLOW my blog loads, making it h
There’s really nothing like a fresh juicy peach.
The flavor is divine, isn’t it?
I bought a big box of peaches at a roadside produce stand last week, and believe me….it was the right thing to do.
The only peaches left in my possession…..are these pictures.
The kids and I have been
Hello everyone! I have a fun, inexpensive little idea for you all today. It is after all going to Mothers Day soon I thought you might enjoy a fun gift idea. I was at a wedding shower a few weeks ago and someone brought some delightful lemon squares on the most lovely tiered platter. I asked whe
Good morning sunshine! Even if it’s stormy outside, and your PlantsInTheGround have been snowed on 2 weeks ago…and hailed on last night…..let’s just show a toothy grin and try not to cry over the money we keep throwing away at our local nursery.A forced toothy grin can sometimes turn into a bea
This past Monday I checked myself into the hospital and had a little surgery. It’s true. Nothing life threatening or anything like that. Just taking care of a few things that don’t work any more (out with the old…if you will.) And I had it
Here is a list of the fabulous things I am planning for for my January menu. The recipes that are in black are upcoming posts. The ones in RED are links to recipes that are already in my archives. You can just click on them, and they will appear. Isn’t that handy! The Internet is an amazing tool
When the calendar turns from December to January, do you automatically feel like turning your back on everything sugary and fattening and bathing yourself instead in an enormous pile of healthy vegetables?
You do! I have to admit…after the gluttony of the holiday season, I do too! I really loo
Happy New Year everyone! 2011 is officially upon us.
Throw out your Fudge and Caramels and make way for some vegetables or something, will ya?
I am always surprised how much better
I feel when I eat more veggies.
Sure Fudge and Caramels taste like heaven..
Plants in the ground!Plants in the ground!Feeling pretty cool, with my Plants in the ground!Low and behold, Utah has finally had a Sunny Saturday in May. Praise it all…my vegetable garden has finally been planted.Yippee!I always get a little worn out (and sunburned) on the planting day, but once
Chicken Pesto French Bread SandwichHello to you all! I hope you had a safe and fun holiday weekend.
Summer is in full swing, and it sure is a lot of fun isn’t it?
We are having a great time, sure hope you are as well.
I have my July Menu up for you today.
Included are a lot of sandwich
Red White and Blue Cookies, Creamy Chipotle Black Bean Chicken,
Sloppy Joes, Crispy Cheddar Chicken, Grilled Turkey and Swiss, Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl, Raspberry Cream Cheese Pretzel Salad, Asian Grilled Chicken
Good gravy, it’s July! One month of summer fun already under the bridg
Happy Monday to you all, and thanks so much to those of you who entered last weeks giveaway. I loved reading through your book recommendations! Can’t wait to get started on some of them. The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is comment number 367 Jessica Harwood. I will contact you shortly for yo
Crispy Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce and Bowtie Pasta Good morning, good afternoon or good evening to you. Whichever it may be. I have my June Menu Plan up for you today.I hope you find something you and your family will enjoy!Colored titles are links to previous posts. Black titles are rec
Oh, the lovely month of June. Here she is in all her sunny glory. Summertime, summertime! My oldest two kids have been out of school for a couple of days now. It’s the darndest thing, but I think something terrible happened to their ears this past y
Just typing the word “June” makes me feel all lighthearted and happy inside. Truly it does. My kids are finishing up their last few days of school this week. Yesterday, I went with MyLittleTwinBoys and their kindergarten class to the school cafeteria to practice eating school lunch. Cute. Kinderga
Smokey Honey BBQ Ribs
Labor Day Weekend is rounding the corner, dear readers. I thought I would post a Labor Day Weekend Recipe Roundup for you today in case you are looking for something wonderful and delicious to eat and enjoy at this, the summers end. I hate to even write the words summer an
I saw this picture yesterday on Facebook and thought it beautifully simple and profound. What Mr. Rogers has to say is plain truth. Amid tragedy, and terrible circumstances there are always good, kind people there to pick up the pieces…lending a helping hand and providing a stable shoulder to cr
This. Is my friend Cindi. Isn’t she a pretty little lady? She bakes a mean sweet treat, in many forms. She’s also EXTREMELY kind hearted. She is the gal who organizedLizzie’s Bake Sale that was held this past Saturday.Lizzie is our sweet 9 year old neighbor, who was diagnosed with Leukemia
Here we are about to embark upon March.
Isn’t that lucky!
Lucky, I say…to be that much closer to spring weather.
Puts a little smile on my face just thinking about it!
Just to celebrate I might head over to the park this morning and go down the slide a few times.
The calendar has turned a page once again my friends. Out with lovable February and in with the first month of Spring. SPRING! SPPPPPPRING! My fingers feel good just writing the word. My fellow Utahans and I have wrapped ourselves up in a blanket of snow to celebrate the first few days of March a
Can you believe that today is the first day of MAY! Good glory, time goes by in a hurry doesn’t it. April was a whirlwind around our house. (I would bet my bottom dollar it was wild for you too. Because that’s just how life is if you are living in the year 2012, as you and I both seem to be
Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. Can you believe it’s May already (we are actually 6 days in, if you can believe it)! I think this school year has gone faster than any I can remember. I’m not sure who keeps time rolling so fast, but it is really wizzing by around here. Sometimes when my kids wak
BBQ-Ranch Chicken Salad
Hello everyone. I have my monthly menu plan for you today, along with a handful of treats you could make and give as a lovely mothers day gift…or teacher appreciation gift.
Yup. It’s this week.
Both your mother and your teacher.
I mean your children’s tea
The winners of the Deals To Meals Giveaway are Mandy (mandykirk@gmail) and Jenn(beebefox@hotmail) Congratulations! I will be contacting you with your membership information.Well wouldn’t you know it but we are about to have another holiday!The kind that is “supposed” to welcome the summer. Bring on
On this beautiful Memorial Day Monday I am inclined to pay tribute to the men and women who have died fighting for the freedom of all Americans. I learned today that over 1,300,000 soldiers have given their lives for the cause of freedom, since the time of our country’s birth. I honor them today,
Hello to you my blog reading friends!
If you are new to my blog…..
I am thrilled to have you.
I hope you find some wonderful recipes your family loves.
Thanks so much to all of you who have entered to win a copy of the
Our Best Bites cookbook! I have been amazed at
Quite a few years ago (like 10) my oldest child was a wee 4 years old. On Mothers Day that year he came bounding home from his church class with a little Mothers Day Cookbook in his hand.
How lovely, I thought!
I really like recipes.
(Have I mentioned that to any of you?)
Mothers Day is just about a week away now, dear reader. And I don’t know if you have given any thought to what your Mother would like to receive. I thought I’d put a few ideas out there for you to gawk at and ponder about and see if there is something I have posted about that would suit her
Hey there, gang. To the end of the year we all have arrived, like it or not. It’s always nice to take a little time and reflect on the things we have enjoyed doing over the past year, and ponder on the things we would like to fix. Two of my main goals this year, are to read the scriptures more
The message above captures my feelings and thoughts exactly. Posting a recipe and going on and on about butter and sugar seemed pretty unimportant today. If you have been directly impacted by the terrible events of last Fridays shooting please know that my family and I are praying for you and you
Ok.Alright.Seriously then. I’ll give it to you strait. This post has nothing to do with food. It has everything to do with Cute Easy FunandHallelujah…it’s a simple project for your daughters who might need a little something to do this summer. You don’t need a sewing machine or any fancy noti
Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween! I have a fun little giveaway for you all today. If you would like to enter to win some great Lawry’s Seasoning Packets along with a large baking dish then click over to my review blog and enter!I am also posting my November Menu today. Novem
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Well hello there you Halloween lovin’, candy bar sneaking readers! Did you know that if you eat chocolate candy bars on Halloween…they don’t have any calories. This is not a joke. Would I lie to you? Not a chance. Just thought you’d like to be let in on that little secret.
Yesterday my family and I went for a drive through Butterfield Canyon. The leaves are just beginning to change and the air was crisp and cool. We had a great time and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. Fall is really such a glorious time of year, isn’t it?And here you and I are…lucky to be
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies, Spaghetti Pie, Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Braided Sandwich Loaf, Ceasar Salad,
Three Bean Chili, Orange Sesame Chicken, Skillet Pork Chops with Fried Potatoes and Gravy, Pumpkin Mousse Cupcakes
October! Can you believe it. Love me a good crisp October. I
Winner of the $25 Kroger gift card is Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org)Congratulations! This Giveaway is now closedBoy, do I have a special treat for you today.I am giving away two copies of the newly released cookbook OUR BEST BITES authored by Sara Wells and Kate Jones. These two ladies run a ve
Can you believe that Christmas Day has come and gone! It all goes by so fast, doesn’t it! I hope you had a great holiday and were able to spend a lot of time with family and friends. We have had a lot of snow here in Utah (I think someone said we have the greatest snow on earth…so I suppose that
Several weeks ago my Sisters and Mom (in law) and I put on a baby shower for our dear cousin. I love to throw a party with these ladies. Actually, if the truth were to be known…I love to do pretty much anything with these gals. I have been blessed beyond measure, with sisters and brothers galore.
So…rumor has it that the holiday season has hit. Jingle Jangle, Ho Ho Ho and pass the fudge! And according to my precise calculations…YOU, yes you… are in the throws of shopping, planning and plotting, trimming, baking and beautifying every corner of your life… …making magic happen
These cute Pudding Cup Graveyard desserts are a fun way to celebrate Halloween. You could make some and take them to your neighbors. You could include them as an activity in a school class Halloween party, you could serve them for dessert at a party, or you could package them nicely and send th
Well now.Who’d a thunk.It looks like Spring is going to join us after all!I have seen green lawns poking up everywhere andheard birds chirping out side my window.Bright colored tulips and daffodils are popping up all around.(It’s true. This is no joke.) I have even watched short little boys and gir
Just a few housekeeping notes before we chat about a menu plan for you all. I wanted to thank you for your patience this past week as I have moved from Blogger to Wordpress. There are still a few things I am working out, bells and whistles so to speak. (Watch for Ziplist coming soon). However, as
Happy Thursday, everyone!Congratulations, the work week is winding itself on down. Oh good. How very good. I’m in need of a little break, how about you? I have a fun giveaway to offer you all today. I have recently partnered with Shabby Apple, a great online dress boutique. They have generously
Welcome to my first Slim Down Saturday post. If you are new to this blog, beware. This is not a health food site, nor a “let’s all be on a diet” site. This blog is all about GOOD FOOD. In many shapes and forms. There are a variety of recipes in my archives, ranging from “delicious and healthy”, to
Happy weekend everyone! If you are new to this blog let me make you aware that Saturday is my day to post some great healthy, filling, get-me-something-to-eat-before-I-swallow-a-cheesecake-whole kind of food. These food items are great for those of you who are trying to shed a few pounds. Myself
Well, how are all of your New Years Resolutions coming along everyone? Can you believe January is 3 weeks old already! Time flies when you are having fun, I suppose. I hope your dieters dreams are coming true, you aren’t feeling too deprived…and most of all I hope you are seeing some great resul
Hello, everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!I hope Black Friday left you with 10 bags of treasures and zero baggie black eyes. How did all of your Thanksgiving cooking go? I had my fingers crossed for all of us….Thanksgiving is a bad time for a kitchen blunder, isn’t it? Sure ho
So, you know and I know that this is a food blog, right?Which means I post recipes for you all and then I cross my fingers and hope that you love the food and that your family and friends call you super cook of the universe. That is my goal, plain and simple. But today is Saturday and you might
Planning a get together this spring? Here is a list complete with links to some of my great Spring Shower recipes. You won’t be disappointed! Lime SlushRaspberry Honey ButterHoliday Crescent RollsCracked Wheat Feather RollsSarah’s SaladPasta Salad with Artichokes and FetaPink Dressing SaladCaramel
Planning an end of the summerLabor Day Holiday get together?Oh good!Maybe you can make some of these… Stuffed MushroomsRosemary Focaccia BreadCreamy Spinach DipCream Cheese Toffee Fruit Dip Or maybe you need a side dish idea or two… Creamy Macaroni and CheeseOlive Garden Salad with Home
These Sweet Heart Oreos would be perfect for your sweet heart.
They don’t take a lot of time, baking is not even required!
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
I do realize that just two days ago I posted
a recipe for
chocolate heart shaped cookies
You may or may not know, but Teacher Appreciation Week is right here on the horizon, my friends. The schools in our area are honoring teachers this very week. And, as some of you may remember from my previous post…I’ve had a lot of time to sit around lately and fiddle around on my comput
I just wanted to pop and let you know that we are experiencing some technical difficulties. As many of you know last night I switched my blog from Blogger to Wordpress. There seems to be a problem with the internal server I have chosen. If you see a message that says something li
Hey there gang. It appears that last week my little old blog was having a fair amount of technical difficulties. Many of you were unable to view the new recipes I posted and could only see the Hummus recipe I posted 10 days ago. My apologies…I have been working a few things out around here
Every afternoon around three o clock my children come bounding in the door from school. Back packs and jackets don’t even have time to find a proper resting spot before words just start spewing from their lips. Hey Mom, Quit Bugging Me Mark, My Day Was Cool, You Will Never Guess What Happene
Sometimes I forget. Just how blessed and lucky I am. So immensely blessed, to be American.To live freely.To choose how to worship.To choose how to work, play and where to raise my family. I am able to choose freely who to marry, for goodness sake! We live in a land full of choice! So many wonde
Merry Christmas everyone! The very day is right upon us. I hope you are enjoying the season and haven’t had too many heart/panic attacks.Yes, I mean it.The holiday season can be a real mix of wonderful and strait up exhaustion, can’t it!Sure hope you have had a large dose of wonderful…and a ver
Post Disclaimer: Yes, this is another story. Please do not read further if you hate funny stories and only want to read about food. New recipe coming up tomorrow, just for you. June Menu Plan found HERE.A few days ago my LittleTwinBoys and I were on our Weekly Grocery Shopping Excursion Extraordinai
Did you know that 2012 is rounding its very way out of our lives, ladies and gentlemen. There are just a few short days left to enjoy! I have been reflecting a bit and looking over all of the recipes I have stored here on this little ‘ol blog of mine. I have chosen 12 of them to share with you toda
The Winner of the Lawry’s Seasoning and Bakeware Giveaway is Jill who said “Waffles and scrambled eggs for a quick dinner. The way I figure it, I deserve to win most of all, because I shattered my pan just like that when I made your Fluffy Dinner Rolls and then accidentally turned the burner
Hello and happy Monday everyone! I hope you are having a fine summer day.My family and I returned home last night after spending 10 days at Bear Lake. It was wonderful to get away and have a little time to relax.Wouldn’t you know it…while I was gone a jungle of weeds grew!This morning I spent a fe
The year is quickly drawing to a close, my friends. 2011 will soon be nothing but a memory. Can you believe it! Time just seems to be flying by. Another day gone, a few more gray hairs grown. As a tribute to the past year I’ve put together TWO Top Ten lists for you. The first is a list of the most p
For quite some time now, I have wanted to learn to make a lattice topped pie. They are just so pretty and inviting! With Thanksgiving on the horizon I figured it was a good time to learn. I love the taste of a triple berry pie…so I researched several recipes, studied the art of lattice pie mak
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSEDNo recipe today my friends. Please don’t panic. I have not fallen out of love with food. I’ll be sharing two new recipes with you before the week is complete. If you can’t wait that long click over to my recipe file where more than 400 recipes are just waiting to become
Still looking for a treat to make for your sweet this Valentines Day? I’ve put a few ideas together for you and your holiday needs. Hope you find something to love!
PS…don’t make them all in one day. It would be hazardous to your health and the well being of your kitchen.
This holiday season, I have found myself (on more than one occasion) in deep discussion with my kids. Conversations provoked by recent happenings both in Connecticut and here locally. They had a lot of questions for me. “Why would someone do something so terrible?” and “What can we do about it!” fro
it will be the weekend.
And on weekends don’t you always find your self
taking it easy
reading 10 books
lounging around for hours
and eating bon bons
while your servants fan you with
Welcome to another Weekly Menu Plan. This week I’ve added a couple of zucchini recipes for those of you who are harvesting it from your gardens or for those of you who are buying it at the store. 🙂 If you are finding yourself with an abundance you can access my list of great zucchini recipes by cli
I have mentioned before, that having twin boys who are 4 years old is pretty wonderful. Just today I had a little flashback, if you will. A memory of sorts…..My twin boys had recently mastered the art of walking. It was early in the morning and I had just gotten my older kids off to school.
Pioneer Taffy Fruit Juice Jigglers Homemade Playdough Frozen Banana Pops M and M Sugar Cookies Rainbow Cookies Picture Book PizzaNo Sew Summer Bag Trix Krispie Treats Smore Cookies and InDoor SmoresSugar Crunch Popcorn
If you had a girl…who had a little curl…right in the middle of her forehead.(Just pretend….she had a little one when she was just one)And if she was good, she was very very good. And hardly ever horrid.Hardly On her happy birthday, you just might find yourself driving her around with a
Many months ago, I started getting emails from some of you asking when in the wide world I was going to hook up with Ziplist and add a Recipe Box and the Save Recipe button to my posts. I could only respond with one thing, which was “What is Ziplist?”. I am sure they were really impressed with
A couple of weeks ago I received a nice package in the mail. Inside were several boxes of Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta and a charge to use the pasta in some of my favorite recipes. Would my family like it, would we enjoy the added health benefits? I made the pasta. I was very surprised at how quick
A couple of weeks ago I received this lovely PAM® Cooking Spray in the mail. I was eager to try it and see if it really was better than the generic brand I have been buying for years. If you follow this blog regularly, you may have noticed my favorite generic brand hanging out in a lot of my tuto
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSEDIf you missed the Butter Cream Chicken I posted yesterday, you may want to take a look. Comfort food, plain and simple. 🙂 Now let’s chat about The Olive Garden, shall we?I love Olive Garden. And I don’t say this lightly. It really is one of my very favorite restaurants, alw
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Several weeks ago my two daughters and I were having a “girls night” of sorts. All of the boys in our family were away at a Fathers and Sons camp out, and so we girls did fun things like eat chocolate and watch movies while we lay in my bed.
Hey there ladies and gentlemen. No recipe for you all today. Rather, I have prepared a list of 10 Wonderful Winter Reads. Just in case you are barricaded up under a blanket of snow, twiddling your thumbs and waiting for the world to thaw. (I know that couldn’t possibly be true and that you are
I have a fun little giveaway today sponsored by Del Monte. This fine company is hosting a Crown The Cook Facebook Cooking Contest. Participants are required to enter an original recipe using one or more of Del Monte’s canned fruit, vegetable, or tomato products. If your recipe is selected as one o
You and I both know this a food blog.
I share recipes that I love, and then I keep my fingers and toes crossed that when you make them your family will jump up and down and praise you with all kinds of flattery and wet kisses.
Ninja Kitchen System 1100
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Today, because the sky is blue and the grass is green and summer is buzzing and smoothie making season is in the air and because my kitchen sink is pretty and clean tonight (a small miracle) and because I so truly appreciate you all comin
I wanted to tell you about a great new cookbook out on the market this week.
I bet some of you even know about it already, am I right? Sara and Kate from the blog
Our Best Bites (pictured right and bottom) have just published another wonderful cookbook full of all kinds of beautiful, family
Three years ago, this week, I started stock piling recipes on this little blog of mine. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing! My earliest photos are enough to make you want to grab a gag bucket and run for cover. Truly. They are exceedingly scary. I’ve learned a few things since that time