Italian Tortellini Soup


  Those of you who live in a warm and  heavenly climate might be thinking “Why in the world would this chic post a soup recipe in May?” Well, because it has been raining here all week and it is cold, cold, cold.  So there you have it. A little soul warming soup from JamieCooksItUp. Love this soup. […]


White Chocolate Coconut Cookies


I think in my previous life I may have been a furry-blue Sesame Street character. Yep. I’m talking about the one that can only say a couple of words and always refers to himself as “Me want….” The one who goes berserk every time he hears the word COOKIE. Oh…..cookies. I don’t think there is anything this side of Saturn […]


Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake


For those of you in Utah, I am going to be on the Channel 2 Noon News again this Monday. I’ll be doing a cooking segment  with their Chef. I’ll be making Soft Jumbo Pretzels. So….if this recipe has scared you in the past, tune in to the show and you can see how it’s […]


Luscious Italian Lasagna


So. I have to admit something to you. Right here and now. I have always struggled a bit with Lasagna making. It’s true. It seems to always turn out too runny or too dry. My family always gives it the “Yeah. So. Um……it was just ok, Mom but thanks for making it.” Until now my friends!  I […]


Conversation Cupcakes for Mothers Day


Is your mother fun? Is your mother both of these? Could she, would she, be all three? Might as well bake up a batch of Conversation Cupcakes, and let her know how you feel about her! All you need to make these fun Conversation Cupcakes is a cake mix, a batch of Butter-cream Frosting,  and a few mini […]


Lemon Cream Cheese Tarts for My Dear Mom


For those of you who have forgotten… Mother’s Day is lurking just around the corner. This is not a joke. I am not even foolin. This past week I have been thinking a lot about my own dear Mother and all of the great things she has taught me over the years. Do you ever […]


Healthy Oven Baked Onion Rings


Hold on to your hats everybody, I’ve got a healthy recipe for you today. Oven Baked Onion Rings are the topic of discussion on this stormy spring day. These yummy Onion Rings are a fun little project that everyone in my family loves to gobble up.    Yes, even the boy who says he “hates” onions. […]


Molten Lava Cake


Wow! That picture’s bright enough to knock your socks off, isn’t it!  It just shouts out…. Eat me! Eat me! Rah Rah! Eat me! No, I wasn’t a cheer leader in high school. Those of you who know me from high school are nodding your head and thinking… “Nope, no way (chuckle, chortle) that girl is […]


How to make your own Tiered Serving Platter for ***CHEAP***


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 where she had […]


Classic Spinach Salad


You might be thinking…  “Well that looks like a simple salad!”  You might be thinking…  “I need some sunglasses to shield my beautiful eyes from that shockingly bright yellow egg yolk.” I know I am. You might be thinking “Gosh. I really love red onions,  and Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, and boiled eggs, and BACON. Oh yes, […]