Gingered Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies #FBLCookieExchange #Giveaway

Gingered Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies | Loaded with spices, dried cranberries, white chocolate and oats!

It’s that time of year! Cookie exchange invitations are going out and you’re scrambling for a new recipe that will dazzle your friends. I baked up these festive Gingered Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies for a blogger cookie swap this year!

Cranberry Eggnog Scones #SundaySupper

Cranberry Eggnog Scones | Moist, tender, scrumptious and spiked with eggnog!

My go-to scones recipe is made with rich, heavy cream. For a festive change of pace, I swapped out the cream for eggnog and made these tender Cranberry Eggnog Scones for the holidays!

Twix Cheesecake | A dream cheesecake for chocolate and caramel lovers!

Chocolate Caramel Twix Cheesecake #TwoSweetiePies

This decadent, multifaceted Twix Cheesecake combines 3 of my favorites: Cheesecake, Chocolate and Caramel! It did not disappoint!

Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake | 6 layers of pure chocolate deliciousness!

Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake #SundaySupper

When I plan a holiday meal, I pull out all the stops when it comes to dessert. This multi-layered Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake was definitely a showstopper!!!

Pumpkin French Toast | A decadent breakfast treat with all the fabulous autumnal flavors of pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin French Toast with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Do you ever have a recipe that leaves you with some leftover pumpkin puree? This delectable, seasonal Pumpkin French Toast is the answer!!!

Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders | An easy, flavorful slow cooker recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders #Giveaway

Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders topped with cabbage slaw make a terrific game day snack or scrumptious weeknight dinner! Just toss a few ingredients into your crock-pot and wait for the amazing aroma to envelope your kitchen!

Cranberry Fluff Salad | A simple version of this Thanksgiving classic!

Cranberry Fluff Salad #SundaySupper

Both my mom and mother-in-law occasionally served this Cranberry Fluff Salad for Thanksgiving. Ground cranberries, crushed pineapple, mini-marshmallows, and whipped cream were the basic ingredients. They each had their own variations. This is mine.

Chicken Piccata Pasta | A delicious and easy twist on a classic Italian recipe!

Chicken Piccata Pasta

I created this Chicken Piccata Pasta when I needed a quick meal with ingredients I had in my kitchen. Chicken tenders, lemon juice and penne pasta married perfectly for this speedy dinner recipe.

Twice Baked Potatoes~

I whipped these up one night for dinner…taking a cue from that hash brown casserole with the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and cheese…that I really want to hate because of all the unhealthy stuff in the canned soup…but it just tastes so darn good.  Bill was an instant fan…and I just sort of […]


Cream Cheese Tea Roll

My mom found this recipe on the bag of Rhodes frozen sweet dough many moons ago. I haven’t found that sweet dough in ages, and our local Marsh grocery store has stopped carrying frozen loaves of white dough. I found some generic Kroger dough and that seemed to work fine. This is my FIL’s favorite […]

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts | A fabulous marinade that will turn your chicken into as spectacular meal!

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts

These Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts will rock your world. Tender and flavorful, you’ll want to grill this spectacular chicken all summer long! A Finicky Consumer I admit I’m a bit of a food snob. I pore over the bell peppers at the market, looking for the most vibrant, unblemished option. I search out […]

Beets with Thyme Vinaigrette~

When Kristi, of Mother Rimmy’s Cooking Light Does Right, posted about microwaving beets on her blog, I immediately these gem colored root vegetables on my grocery list.  Peeling and cubing the beets before cooking prevents every surface in your kitchen, including your fingers, from becoming covered in bright purple juice.  Her technique was simple and […]

Chocolate Coma Cookies | A chocolate lover's dream cookie!

Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies

Nick, my college sophomore, was home for a weekend visit.  Miss Lambeau wasn’t doing well…and we wanted him to have some time with her as we knew we’d have to say goodbye to her soon. Intensely decadent chocolate desserts are a must when one of the boys comes home…whether for dinner or an overnight stay. […]

Roasted Creole Edamame | A healthy, flavorful snack!

Roasted Creole Edamame

Folks have been roasting chickpeas for quite a while, but a girlfriend mentioned that she’d been using edamame. I picked up some of these legumes at the market, added some oil and seasonings and whipped up this Roasted Creole Edamame. Roasted Creole Edamame My real life friends know I eat a relatively healthy diet. I […]