Whopper Cookies

Whopper Cookies | Chocolate malt cookies studded with malted milk balls

Malted milk ball lovers will go nuts for these chocolate Whopper Cookies! Whopper Cookies They say women are hard to figure out. I could say the same about my hubby. For years, I knew he adored milkshakes but malts were another story. So was I wrong to assume that malted milk balls, AKA Whoppers, and […]

Chicken Jambalaya Soup #SundaySupper

Jambalaya Soup | Packed with terrific flavor from chicken, andouille sausage, rice and more!

Chicken Jambalaya Soup is a taste of New Orleans made easy and the perfect dish for your Mardi Gras dinner.  A little spicy with loads of flavor from the classic holy trinity of Cajun cooking plus andouille sausage, this hearty soup will hit the spot! This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social […]

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30+ Amazing Valentine’s Day Recipes

Today, I’m sharing over 30 marvelous Valentine’s Day Recipes! With less than a month till Valentine’s Day, it’s time to plan your menu, starting with the most important course, dessert! From chocolate to berry to peanut butter to cheesecake, I have some terrific inspiration for you. Plus a bonus breakfast recipes you’ll love, too. Valentine’s […]

Caramel Corn with Cashews and Cherries | Perfect snack for game day or movie night

Caramel Corn with Cashews and Cherries

Homemade Caramel Corn is one of those sweet-salty treats that I cannot resist! Park a bowlful in front of me during a football game and it will be devoured by halftime! Irresistible Caramel Corn I only make caramel corn about once a decade and I was overdue. I could eat the whole batch myself, and […]

Apple Pear Crisp | A delectable pairing of fruit with an oatmeal crisp topping

Apple Pear Crisp

I had loads of apples in the fridge plus pears ripening on the counter, so when I got an email request to bake something for a funeral luncheon, I decided on an Apple Pear Crisp. I set aside some of the fruit filling and oatmeal crumble so that Bill, and Nick, who was home for winter […]

Whole Wheat Challah | Eggy, tender with the bonus of whole wheat!

Whole Wheat Challah

Eating a warm, chewy slice of Whole Wheat Challah with a pat of cold butter is truly a delightful experience. The taste is nothing short of sensational. Whole Wheat Challah Challah wasn’t commonplace in Ames, Iowa, where I grew up. But long after I left home, my mom, inspired by her neighbor, started baking these […]

Thai Salad | A vibrant, crunchy salad with a peanut dressing

Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

This vibrant, flavorful Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing is a lighter meal that won’t disappoint. This month’s Blogger CLUE theme is Healthy Eats and I found this terrific recipe on Sew You Think You Can Cook, my assigned blog for January. A Copy Cat Thai Salad Recipe from the California Pizza Kitchen I’m surprised I […]

Ding Dong Cake | 2 thick moist chocolate cake layers filled with vanilla cream and topped with caramel infused ganache

Ding Dong Cake #TwoSweetiePies

It was Tom’s birthday. Two days after Christmas and I was just about desserted-out! He kindly let me have free reign over his birthday dessert so I picked this Chocolate Ding Dong Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Filling and Caramel Ganache. Who wouldn’t love that???? Ding Dong the Diet is Dead! Our oldest was […]

Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Icing

Oh, wow, another score with my Secret Recipe Club match! I was paired up with a dear blogger friend…Lynne of 365 Days of Baking! And this was just a week or so after I won her amazing giveaway package on the 1 year anniversary of her blog! I was tickled pink when I saw my […]

Hot Artichoke Shrimp Dip

Hot Shrimp Artichoke Dip

This Hot Shrimp Artichoke Dip was the unequivocal winner at my recent book club gathering! You must give this recipe a try! It was my turn to host book club, so I combed through my recipes for new appetizers and sweets to test out on my friends. They have adventurous palates, unlike the home team, […]

Berry Daiquiris

Berry Daiquiris #Giveaway

Summer Cocktails Summer is the perfect time for an slushy cocktail…especially when you have sweet juicy berries at your disposal. The kind folks at Blue Chair Bay Rum sent me a bottle of their premium white rum so I just had  to whip up a cool beverage. The fragrant strawberries and luscious raspberries parked in my fridge enticed […]

Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots~

Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots…French Fridays with Dorie Such a quick, yummy recipe from Dorie this week for French Fridays with Dorie.  Sweet carrot chunks were flavored with onion, garlic, ginger and a touch of cardamom.  Lambeau LOVES nights when carrots are on the menu…with her “allergies,” AKA bowel troubles, she is limited on snacks…and she comes […]

Maple Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Maple Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Sundays are designated grilling days in the summer. If it’s not burgers, it’s usually beef, pork or chicken that I’ve marinated overnight. I had pork tenderloin in the freezer, so I  found an old recipe for Maple Grilled Pork Tenderloin in one of my binders that sounded scrumptious. This sweet, salty, tangy, herby combination of […]

Lemon Cream Dessert…Secret Recipe Club

I was extremely pleased that my Secret Recipe Club pairing this month was yet another sweet friend, Gloria, from Canela Kitchen. Gloria is from Chile and has twins about the same age as my youngest…plus she loves to bake and make desserts! We have so much in common…and she is as nice as can be. […]