Homemade Oreos

Made these beauties with my beautiful girls from church tonight!  So much fun and so yummy!  The recipe comes from a blog called “pen n’ paperflowers studio and design”. cookie ingredients: 1 Devil’s Food cake mix 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil vanilla cream filling: 1/4 cup room temperature, unsalted butter 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 2 … Continue reading

Paula Deen’s Mountain Dew Cake

I have a friend at work who is a huge Mountain Dew Throwback fan so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew just who to make it for!  It comes from a blog called “The Big Red Pot”.  Can’t tell you how it tastes obviously but it smelled pretty good while baking, won’t … Continue reading

Cafe Rio Chicken

So here’s what’s left of the 2 pounds of Cafe Rio chicken that I made for lunch/dinner today.  Cafe Rio is one of my husband’s favorite restaurants so I thought I’d give this recipe a try and I was not disappointed!  It was really easy to make and tasted awesome!  The recipe comes from a … Continue reading

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

What better way to spend a day off work than making cookies?  These are a Martha Stewart recipe and will please the chocolate lover at your house, actually please may not be a big enough word, they will send the chocolate lover at your house into a blissful state of joy!  🙂  (If such a … Continue reading


How fast can 2 able bodied reasonably talented in the kitchen young ladies (ok, 1 youngish lady and 1 younger lady) put together a birthday cake?  Turns out the answer is pretty darn fast!  Yesterday was Jaren’s (my daughter’s fiance) dad’s birthday and Courtney wanted to make him a cake but it was like 7:30 … Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

And the last dessert from Courtney’s bridal shower, adorable little chocolate cupcakes.  The recipe for the mini cupcakes comes from a blog called “Baking Bites” while the presentation idea comes from another blog called “Savannah Smiled”.  I love the presentation with the mini cupcakes sitting in a plastic goblet on top of candies and then … Continue reading

Applesauce Cinnamon Quick Bread

I found these adorable little tiny paper loaf pans at that same store in SLC, “Gygis”, where I found the candy mold.  That place is heaven for people who love all things food like me!  There is a coffee cake that I make which is very cinnamony so I thought I’d make some tiny loaves … Continue reading

Courtney’s Bridal Shower Desserts

Here’s the dessert spread for the Bridal Shower and, as we all know, my favorite part of any event! First up, Easy Oreo Truffles (recipe already on the blog), should have made a double batch as they were gone in 60 seconds! I made these little white chocolate wedding cakes as the thank you or … Continue reading

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

These were great!  But then they have bacon in them so how could they not be great?  It’s a Pillsbury recipe, pretty easy and pretty yummy! 1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing 1/4 cup cooked … Continue reading

Shrimp Tarts

These were not as much of a hit at the shower as the “Mini Ham Puffs” and the “Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels”.  Courtney said they tasted funny, Bob said they tasted ok but not like shrimp and I can’t tell you what they tasted like because I don’t like shrimp so didn’t eat any!  Courtney loves … Continue reading