Baked Penne

I got this recipe off a package of Philadelphia Cooking Creme.  It was delicious and very easy to make!  My two favorite things!  🙂 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef 1/2 cup each onion and green peppers 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce 1 (10 oz) tub Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme, divided … Continue reading

Zebra Striped Hot Pink Topsy Turvy Birthday Fondant Cake

Our first “topsy turvy” cake for Courtney’s friend Janessa who is turning 18 today!  She wanted chocolate so the cake is the “White Almond Sour Cream” cake recipe (with chocolate instead of white and vanilla instead of almond), my go to Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe and several different kinds of fondant – the white and … Continue reading

Tres Leches Cake

Courtney and I love the Tres Leches Cakes at Cafe Rio and Costa Vida and this, I think, is probably about as close as we’ll be able to get.  It was so good!  Homemade cake with 3 kinds of milk drizzled on top then homemade whipped cream topped with fruit, what could be better than … Continue reading

Crunchy Coleslaw

As mentioned in the previous post, my niece Heidi and her husband Mark are here visiting this weekend from Idaho and Heidi’s sister Amber and her husband Taylor and their little boy Noah are coming over for a big family dinner today.  I was hoping for warm weather so that we could eat out on … Continue reading

S’mores Cookie Bars

This recipe comes from the May 20, 2011 issue of “All You” magazine.  My niece Heidi and her husband Mark are here visiting this weekend so it was time to fill up the cookie jar! 2 cups flour 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted … Continue reading

Pampered Chef Giveaway!

I think it’s time for a giveaway!  This will be a subscribers only giveaway to thank you for subscribing to my blog so all you have to do is subscribe and you will be entered into the drawing and if you are already subscribed then you are already entered!  Since summer is fast approaching (hopefully!) … Continue reading

Graduation Cap Fondant Cake

Here is Carl’s other daughter Kelsey’s graduation cake.  Kelsey loves chocolate and her favorite color is blue.  This cake was made in the Pampered Chef Batter Bowl (the recipe for how to do this is on the blog under “Barbie Doll Cake”) with a Dark Chocolate cake mix.  It has the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting on … Continue reading

White and Purple Graduation Cake

My friend Carl from high school sent me a message on Facebook asking if we could make 2 graduation cakes for his twin daughters who are fraternal twins, not identical so he wanted two different cakes.  Kiersten likes vanilla cake and her favorite color is purple so this is the cake we made for her.  … Continue reading

Cocoa Cupcakes

Courtney and I are working on a couple of graduation cakes for a friend’s twin daughters (I’ll post the cakes later today or tomorrow) and we needed some cupcakes in order to make some graduation caps so this is a recipe from my big file of recipes that I hope to have time to make … Continue reading