Nutty Chocolate Chip Cereal Cookies

I got a new cookbook!  (I know, like I need it, right?)  It’s called “101 Things to do with Chocolate” by Stephanie Ashcraft.  I have several of her “101 Things to do with” cookbooks and I like and use them all frequently.  These were for my friend Jenn who recently lost her dad.  I never … Continue reading

Firecracker Red, White and Blue Cake

I know the 4th of July isn’t until next week but one day just isn’t enough to make all the fun red, white and blue recipes that are out there so I made this cake a little early.  My niece and her family came over for a swim and dinner last night and of course … Continue reading

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers

Yesterday Bob made these little beauties for us for Sunday dinner, they were awesome and so summery!  They come from a blog called “Little Leopard Book”, so yummy, love the lime! 4 chicken breasts (approx 2 pounds) 5 limes, juiced 1/2 tablespoon sea salt 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper 1/4 cup cilantro, … Continue reading

Banana Brownie Bread

I love finding these recipes that just seem too simple and easy to be any good and of course they are awesome like this one for Banana Brownie Bread.  We had a couple of bananas in the fruit bowl that were just perfect for banana bread and while I was out looking at recipes online, … Continue reading

Spanish Minute Rice

I spent the last week up at Girls Camp in the mountains with a bunch of awesome and amazing teenage girls!  I got to cook for them and they were so appreciative of the food.  Most of the things that I made for them are already on the blog but I did try this new … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Bars

Courtney and Jaren are coming over for dinner tonight before I take off for the week at Girls Camp and so there has to be treats!  (Any excuse really!)  These are from a blog called “Lil’ Luna” and although I haven’t eaten one yet, I can tell that they are going to be awesome, gooey … Continue reading

Chocolate Marble Cake

I got a little carried away with the icing so you can’t really see the marble but it’s in there!  My poor son in law Jaren has shingles, bummer!  I can’t really do much for him but cake makes everyone feel better, right?  So this little beauty was for him and my daughter said it … Continue reading

Southwestern Pasta with Bacon

Last night was the second episode of “Cooking with Courtney” which is teaching my newly married daughter how to cook some quick, easy and tasty food for her hubby.  I found this recipe on “My Recipes”.  It was pretty good but I would make some changes to the spices the next time I make it … Continue reading

S’mores Cupcakes

Girls Camp is next week!  I’m in charge of the food so I’ve been working on that all last week and now this week too.  Last night we had our last camp activity before we actually head up to the mountains so I thought some S’mores Cupcakes were in order.  I got these cute little … Continue reading

Soccer Fondant Mini Cake and Cupcakes

I had another friend call to cash in on her coupon from the wedding for baked goods.  It was her daughter Addy’s birthday and she wanted a soccer cake or cupcakes so I said why not both?  I think this is my favorite thing to do for birthdays, a mini cake for the birthday person … Continue reading