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...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

The last few weeks have been crazy with all the baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating.  It's easy sometimes to choose the fastest possible gifts and decor solutions when you are pressed for time.  Keep in mind, however, that making homemade gifts gives a personal touch to your holiday gift giving.  I have been making homemade candy for my family, friends and neighbors for years and this year I added a new one.  This chocolate chip cookie dough truffle recipe is incredibly easy to make.  Your gift recipient will love the personal touch you … [Read more...]

Refreshing Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe

This refreshing grapefruit cocktail recipe has been sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka, but all opinions expressed here are my own. When you think of seasonal fall flavors, what really jumps out at you?  Pumpkin, obviously. Everywhere you look, you can find pumpkin-flavored foods.  Apples, cinnamon, and eggnog are also flavors popular during the cool months of autumn. But did you know that citrus fruits such as grapefruit reach their peak of availability during the holiday season? Yes, that giant of the citrus family is at its peak during the cold … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Party Tips and a Turkey & Sweet Potato RITZwich Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Every year, my neighbor hosts a Thanksgiving leftovers party on the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone seems to have an abundance of leftovers in the refrigerator that day, right?  And aren't someone else's leftovers WAY more exciting than your own? Aren't you always wondering  what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?  I know I certainly am! Thanksgiving leftovers can also be made into creative new recipes.  A little of this … [Read more...]