Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Apples and Cinnamon

Fall is coming quickly and with it comes an intense desire on my part for deliciously warm soups.  This easy butternut squash soup recipe is creamy and flavorful, with hints of sweetness from the apples.  I added in cinnamon and rosemary and even a pinch of cayenne pepper to give this soup recipe plenty of warmth!  If you are looking for a quick and easy one pot meal this fall, this one was a huge hit with my family.This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at … [Read more...]

Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein . The opinions and text are all mine.Many years ago, I acquired a smoothie maker. Basically, it is a blender that has a single serve attachment to make individual smoothies. It is one of those appliances that has gained coveted counter space in my kitchen because it is used so often. My family starts the day with a smoothie almost every weekend and they are popular weekday afternoon snacks. This … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

I have quite a sweet tooth and dinner is followed by dessert probably a little bit too often in my house.  I could probably work out a lot less if I gave up the sweets but where is the fun in that, right?  This white chocolate cheesecake mousse recipe was a treat for my teenage daughter.  Her two favorite desserts are cheesecake and anything with white chocolate.  I decided to combine them both into a deliciously creamy and sweet mousse that I topped with fresh raspberries.  It turned out delicious!This post contains affiliate links. If … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning

Over the last few weeks, I have been dehydrating a ton of herbs from my backyard garden. Growing fresh herbs is fairly easy but they don't last long once the weather cools off.  That means I spend a lot of time drying them during the summer.  I decided to make homemade Italian seasoning this week with a few of the dried herbs I have grown.  I have so much oregano, basil, and rosemary that I don't know what I am going to do with it all.  But, when I read a recipe for a classic Italian dish, it often calls for 'Italian Seasoning Blend'.  Which, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]