Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert with pretzel crust

Are you looking for a new goto recipe for all the summer potlucks in your future?  Look no further this sweet and salty cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries is sure to be your new favorite! June is National Dairy Month, what better way to honor America’s dairy farming families, who provide us with healthy, wholesome […]

Vanilla Bean Cardamom Scones

Easter morning always calls for a sweet treat of some sort, Vanilla Bean Cardamom Scones are the perfect sweet but not too sweet treat to enjoy with your Sunday coffee. I made these scones with Easter in mind. I normally make Braided Cardamom Bread for Easter morning, however since we will be away from home […]

Glazed Citrus Butter Bars

Some days just call for a bit of sunshine; and if getting it from the great out doors is out of the question then baking up a batch of these bars will certainly cast a ray or two of sunshine on your kitchen and sunshiney smiles across faces. Usually if I make anything but chocolate […]

15 Easy Party Appetizers

Here are a few of my goto quick and easy party foods.  Most are finger foods, many you don’t even need a plate, just grab and go stand in front of the T.V., or sit pick your poison 😉 Pizzas/Sandwiches Parmesan Crusted Pizza Grilled Cheese for a crowd!   Rosemary Apple and Cheddar Flatbread with […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Bars

I originally had these bars at book club sans chocolate chunks.  They were pretty amazing, however I knew with chocolate they would be flipping’ awe-sssSUM!  You know that moment when you take a bite of something and it’s so good, you need to pause, close your eyes, and thank the Lord above for taste buds? […]

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Nothing gets eaten up faster than a frosted cookie at a tailgate party!  It’s a fact.  Proven by me.  Kids love frosted sugar cookies!!  Put them out at a football tailgate party and you’ll be the hit of the tailgate! I have a confession.  I hate making decorated cookies.  I don’t have the patience to […]

Best Banana Bread

  Banana bread is a bit like chocolate chip cookies…like really everyone claims to have “the best’ chocolate chip cookie recipe.  There are a gazillion recipes for banana bread out there.  How can this one be the best?  How can I claim that this IS the best banana bread, clearly this issue is subjective.  But […]

Creamy Mixed Berry Pops

The farmers markets and roadside stands across the country are over flowing with berries, and I can’t get enough of them!! I love eating fresh berries, making jam, or baking them in muffins, but one of my favorite ways to eat fresh berries is with whipped vanilla cream! This month I’m partnering with the United Dairy […]

Cowboy Cookies

I was in the mood to bake the other night so I asked my son who happened to be in the kitchen what I should make, usually I get an Idunno, but he shot back with make the chocolate chip cookies you always used to make when we were little, the ones with the butterscotch […]

Monkey Bread and a list

Signs of Summer: 1.  Screen door slams every 2 minutes. 2  Fridge door is open more than it’s closed. 3.  There’s grass clippings all over the house. 4. There are 100’s of shoes by the back door….who do they belong to? 5. The laundry pile is growing exponentially.  (exponential: a math word  Another way I […]

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