Decadent Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe

This Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe has been sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.  All opinions expressed here are my own.Ice cream has always been one of my family's all-time favorite desserts. My daughter tends to stick to the fruit flavors and rarely ventures away from strawberry.  The husband loves the classics...butter pecan and pistachio.  My son and I have more decadent tastes when it comes to our favorite ice cream flavors.  A bowl of rich, creamy ice cream loaded with chocolate, peanut butter and chunks of candy bits is … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Do you ever just see one food and automatically associate it with something else?  Two flavors that just go together so perfectly that when you see one, you have to have the other as well? I made this easy homemade lemon curd recipe because I discovered local Georgia blueberries on sale at the grocery store this week.  HUGE containers of fresh Georgia blueberries just begging to be paired with something lemon flavored!  I came up with the perfect creation for my dessert loving family this week.  Cheesecake topped with fresh blueberries and … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Extracts

Learn how to make homemade extracts and you will be able to add an amazing amount of flavor into your kitchen creations! If you enjoy baking from scratch, you have probably encountered recipes that call for flavor extracts. Vanilla extract is obviously the most commonly used extract, however, you can add a boost of flavor to just about any recipe with extracts of fruit, herbs, nuts, and other ingredients. Learning how to make homemade extracts is incredibly easy. Why should you consider making your own rather than buying them from the store? By … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is already hot. We are getting an amazing selection of fresh produce in the stores from Florida.  Fresh strawberries are abundant and inexpensive and I am thrilled.  Berries of all sorts are my all time favorite fruit of summer.  This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious summer dessert recipe that is sweet and refreshing. While you could certainly use a premade graham cracker crust, a pretzel pie crust is the perfect salty balance to this sweet … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

This Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe has been sponsored by Eggland's Best, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.There are certain flavors that I love putting together.  Peanut butter and chocolate (obviously!), lemon and blueberries, and my all time favorite is ham and cheddar cheese.  With an absolute abundance of fresh herbs in the garden right now, I decided to whip up a ham and cheddar frittata recipe with fresh herbs.  However, instead of doing a traditional frittata, I cooked it in an 11 x 7 pan in the oven which … [Read more...]

This Cheddar Cheese Cookie Recipe is the Perfect Savory Treat!

Need a savory treat? This cheddar cheese cookie recipe was inspired by a product I received from Cabot Creamery but all opinions expressed here are my own.Cheese is one of my very favorite foods.  I firmly believe that just about everything tastes better when it is smothered in cheese of some sort. Having grown up in New England, I learned very early in life to appreciate a good, sharp cheddar cheese. Cheddar cheese goes on crackers and makes homemade macaroni and cheese worth the effort of making it.  It is delicious served with a slice of … [Read more...]

Honey Macaroonies: An Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe from Mom

From the time I was a little girl, I remember my mom baking cookies in the kitchen. My all time favorite was an old fashioned cookie recipe that until now, I had NO idea where it came from.  I remembered her calling them Honey Macaroonies but that made no sense to me and I thought she made it up.  Macaroons are a very specific kind of cookie, right?  And these are NOT macaroons.  However, when I search online for 'honey macaroonies' I find this exact recipe that someone says they found in an old copy of Good Housekeeping Magazine.  So, that is … [Read more...]

Easy Bourbon Ball Recipe Full of Rich, Smooth Bourbon!

Every year I make about 15 different kinds of homemade candy and one of my husband's favorites is this easy bourbon ball recipe.  Probably because he is a big fan of all things bourbon!  He has even toured some of the bourbon distilleries in Kentucky which he really enjoyed.  Bourbon balls are incredibly easy to make and you can make them strong or mild, depending on your own tastes.  I have played around with the recipe over the last few years and have come up with one that works for us.  Feel free to modify it to create the perfect bourbon … [Read more...]

Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe in 15 Minutes or Less!

This smoked salmon appetizer recipe is perfect for feeding company when you don't want to spend all day in the kitchen. The holidays are approaching quickly and with it comes our annual out of town guests.  I actually love having company because it gives me an excuse to try out lots of new recipes.  Of course, since the purpose of having company is to actually spend time with them, I don't want to spend hours cooking (and cleaning up the mess!).  Easy appetizer recipes that require very little work are a huge hit with me.  I came across this … [Read more...]

Decadent German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I just finished making this German chocolate brownies recipe and seriously don't think I can wait for the frosting to firm up before I cut into one and devour it!  My husband and I are having an Oktoberfest party tomorrow night so I wanted to make a nice German dessert recipe to go with our Bratwurst and German beer.  I came across several recipes for German Chocolate Brownies and they looked absolutely divine.  Don't these just make your mouth water? The secret to this German chocolate brownies recipe is really the frosting. … [Read more...]