Easy Zucchini Fritters: A Zucchini Recipe Your Kids Will Eat!

Many years ago, I learned how to make these easy zucchini fritters.  Want to know why?  Because zucchini is cheap in the summer but my family hates it!  Seriously.  They make gaggy noises and scrunch their noses up every time I try to put zucchini on their plates.  I have tried a lot of zucchini recipes over the years and hiding zucchini in some sort of bread product is the only way they will eat it.  During the summer when there is so much zucchini, I make a lot of zucchini bread, muffins, and these easy zucchini fritters.  I figure they are … [Read more...]

Cheddar and Herb Stuffed Mini Peppers Appetizer

This stuffed mini peppers appetizer has been sponsored by Cabot Cheese but all opinions expressed here are my own. One of my favorite appetizer recipes has got to be stuffed jalapenos.  Gooey choose and spicy peppers are a delicious combination.  However, not everyone is as much a fan of the spicy peppers as I am.  When I have company over, I know that my stuffed jalapenos will probably not move all that quickly.  I was thrilled when I came across mini sweet peppers at my local grocery store.  They are the perfect solution!  I made up … [Read more...]

How to Roast Fresh Beets for Maximum Flavor

When I was growing up, my mom loved to serve us beets.  Only, she didn't serve us FRESH beets...oh, no.  Our beets came in a can, sliced up and rather unappealing to the teenage eye. You can only imagine the eye-rolling and groaning that ensued every time she told us we were having beets for dinner.   When I moved out on my own, I avoided beets for quite a few years due to the trauma of my early beet exposure. But, one day I came across fresh beets in the grocery store and decided to figure out how to cook them from scratch.  Once I learned how … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe

Last week, I needed a quick and easy dessert recipe to take to a church event.  I found a peanut butter blondies recipe that looked perfect and whipped up a batch. Of course, my 16 old son was horrified that I was taking ALL that delicious goodness to church! WHAT?  None for a hungry teenager?  He practically wept right there in front of my eyes.  So, today I am whipping up batch two of my peanut butter blondies recipe as a treat for when he gets home from school.  Pretty sure I will be winning the 'best mom ever' award today!  Know what I love … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Leftover Cake and a Lemon Raspberry Trifle Recipe

A couple of weeks ago I got sucked into Pinterest and was drooling over a collection of dessert recipes.  I came across a fabulous looking lemon cake recipe that I just had to make.  Then, 3 days later the family went on vacation, leaving the precious cake in the refrigerator for days.  Now I am looking for ways to use leftover cake because the idea of throwing away that delicious cake makes me want to cry! One of my favorite uses for leftover cake is to make it into a trifle.  I am including a delicious recipe for a lemon and raspberry trifle … [Read more...]

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe with Cheddar and Chives

Once of the things southern folks love most is their buttermilk biscuits.  Being a northern girl by birth, I didn't grow up on homemade biscuits.  Nope, we were more of a roll sort of family.  However, the problem with yeast rolls is that they are a heck of a lot of work.  Mix dough, wait a while.  Punch down dough and make roll shapes.  Then wait some more.  Who the heck has that kind of time?  This homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe took me 10 minutes to mix and another 15 minutes to bake.  Seriously...this is the easiest buttermilk biscuit … [Read more...]

Homemade Lemon Cake Recipe

Doesn't this homemade lemon cake recipe just scream 'spring' to you? With the beginning of spring (YAY!) and the arrival of warm weather, I am craving all sorts of fresh flavors this week.  I absolutely love the taste of lemon and with it's bright color and fresh flavor, it is the perfect addition to my spring menu.  I love making cakes rather than cookies because they are SO much less work!  Who wants to sit around rolling out dough or dropping balls of batter on cookie sheets?  This lemon cake is just mix, dump in the pan and bake!  I made  a … [Read more...]

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

This Easy Overnight Oats Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringYourBestBowl #Kroger #CollectiveBias I have been working out almost every day for the last several months and you know what I have come to realize?  Exercise makes me hungry.  Not just a tad bit hungry, either.  We are talking 'get out of my way and let me into the pantry' type of hunger.  Since I don't always make good eating decisions when hungry (HELLO, package of chocolate cookies!) I am trying to make sure … [Read more...]

10 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes I’ve Tried and Loved

I decided today that I needed to share some of the best healthy breakfast recipes that I have tried over the last year or so.  I am passionate about eating a healthy breakfast.  I think I am part Hobbit because I would happily eat second breakfast every day if I could.  Sometimes we eat breakfast for dinner and those are always well received by the kids.  Depending on the day of the week and my to-do list, sometimes my healthy breakfast idea has to be portable.  Some days I get to sit down to a full spread and relax while I eat.  I find that by … [Read more...]

Savory Mini Cheese Ball Recipes

This post about savory mini cheese ball recipes has been sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. Many years ago, my husband and I started a very tasty New Year's Day tradition.  We make tons of easy appetizer recipes all day to nibble on while we enjoy the first day of the new year. We sip mimosas, eat appetizers and enjoy a slow start to a very busy new year.  I am always looking for easy appetizer recipes to make so when I got the chance to work with Kraft to share some savory mini cheese ball recipes I knew it was right up my … [Read more...]