recipes
Strawberries & Cream Butter Cake

Strawberries & Cream Butter Cake

This week we went to pick strawberries with my Grandma, a tradition we’ve had for several years now.  We use my kids as minions and end up coming home with quite a haul of berries!  Every year I try to find a new way to use the strawberries.  This year I’ve had a hankering for...
Tasting Kentucky:  Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State

Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State

When I caught wind of the news that Maggie Green was creating a new cookbook called Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State I got pretty excited.  And the more I learned about this cookbook the more excited I got.  I was already a  huge fan of Maggie’s, in fact I even spend time...
Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

We have recently become obsessed with Huevos Rancheros for breakfast (and sometimes lunch) at our house.  We first tried Huevos Rancheros (Rancher’s Eggs) at the Green Dog Cafe and immediately fell in love.  We went home and made some ourselves the very next day.   While our Huevos Rancheros aren’t just like those at Green...
Fiesta Baby Shower

Fiesta Baby Shower

Last year my family gathered for a festively themed “Fiesta” Baby Shower for my cousin Megan and her husband Bryan.  My cousins and aunts spent so much time focusing on the details of the party to make it creative and unique.  Even Ella got in on the planning fun and made a hilarious diaper cake.  The...
Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

This blog post doesn’t need a long wordy introduction.  All you need to know is that my Aunt Patti makes the best homemade Honey Mustard Dressing, and that she gave me the recipe to share with you.  This Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing recipe is delicious, and not just perfect for salads, but for dipping veggies...
Easter Bunny Fruit Salad

Easter Bunny Fruit Salad

I love getting my kids involved in the kitchen, especially when it comes time for a party, then it’s even more helpful to have an extra set of hands on deck to help prepare foods.  I also encourage my kids to be creative at all times, even in the kitchen.  Ella and I found a...
Slow Cooker Poutine Recipe

Slow Cooker Poutine Recipe

I have yet to make my way to Canada but I’ve heard many great things about Canadian Poutine.  Poutine is a dish made from French Fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.  It might sound unusual, but once you’ve had it you just might be hooked.  Even though I have yet to try traditional Poutine,...
Easy Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Easy Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but often times our mornings are just too hectic for anything more than eggs and toast.  On the weekends we like to shake things up though and have delicious late morning brunch as opposed to hurried early morning grab and go breakfasts.  Over the holidays I came up...
25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

It’s holiday party season, and I don’t know about you, but I cannot show up to a party empty-handed.  I love contributing to the menu, no matter what time of day the party is.  I have put together a list of my favorite Holiday Party Recipes to share with you just in case you are...
Two Cool Books for Kids That Encourage Creativity

Two Cool Books for Kids That Encourage Creativity

At our house we try to constantly encourage our children to get crafty and to lend a hand in the kitchen.  Recently I was given copies of two awesome books to review, and the kids LOVED them.  In fact, it was hard for me to actually even get my hands on the books once the...
Mini Cheeseburger Appetizer Recipe

Mini Cheeseburger Appetizer Recipe

Sometimes when I host a party I don’t want to serve a meal because we just don’t have the space to seat everyone at once.  When I’m hosting a big crowd I often opt for serving finger foods instead of a meal.  I always try to use the easiest of recipes and food that will...
Five Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Five Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

I have many many wonderful memories of my Nana, but one that stands out in my mind is her teaching me over the phone how to make her Thanksgiving Stuffing.  For some reason that year she wasn’t able to bring her famous stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner so I took it upon myself to figure out how...