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.

Monster Cookies~

I have memories of eating these right out of the freezer when I was a teenager…I haven’t matured much since then! My mom’s recipe calls for 12 eggs, a pound of butter and 18 cups of oatmeal. I usually make a half or quarter batch…still plenty of chewy goodness. Monster Cookies 2 sticks of butter […]

Easy Coleslaw | A simple vinaigrette plus craisins and walnuts make a fabulous salad!

Easy Coleslaw

A super Easy Coleslaw recipe that can be put together in minutes.  Dotted with vibrant dried cranberries and crunchy walnuts, it’s a crowd pleaser! Brisket was on the menu, and though the recipe offered a grilled option, it was below zero with the windchill, and only the dog was going outside! I’ve made this coleslaw […]

Berry Galette…Baking with Julia~

August’s first Tuesdays (or Wednesday in my case) with Dorie assignment was a summery Berry Galette…and since I was a co-hostess of a dinner party this past weekend, I figured this could be part of the dessert package I was providing. And I wouldn’t have to beg my family for quotes and opinions on this […]

Blender Chocolate Mousse| The easiest chocolate mousse ever!!!

Blender Chocolate Mousse #SundaySupper

To celebrate Labor Day, I’m sharing a recipe for the easiest ever chocolate dessert: Blender Chocolate Mousse! Non-Labor Intensive Recipes for Labor Day! On the holiday where we celebrate the hard work we’ve done all year long, the goal is to put your feet up, enjoy the summer breeze, but still indulge in a delicious […]


Creamy Chicken Enchiladas #SundaySupper #SautéExpress

It probably is no surprise to my blog readers that I typically have about 8 pounds of butter in my freezer at any given time. And come the holidays, that number can double or even triple. What you may not know, though, is that I’m a loyal Land O Lakes® customer. I’ve tried generic brands, […]

Apricot Quick Bread

Apricot Quick Bread #DaringBakers

  The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor […]