Summer Vegetable Tian

Oh, Summer!  The fruits, the veggies, the gardens!  YUM!  We don’t have a huge garden but we are growing zucchini and about 4 different kinds of tomatoes and basil and I think jalapenos.  I found this recipe on a blog called “Budget Bytes” and it was extremely good.  It was gone pretty quickly, that’s usually … Continue reading

Mermaid Mini Fondant Cake and Cupcakes

These little beauties were for my little great niece Hannah who was turning 2!  Courtney made the mermaid out of fondant (she did such a great job, the mermaid is so adorable!) and I made the seashells out of Wilton white candy melts then tried a little experiment and swirled in some with blue, some … Continue reading

Beef Taco Ring

It’s time for the next installment of “Cooking with Courtney” where I teach my newly married daughter how to cook!  Yesterday it was this Pampered Chef recipe which I’ve been making since my kids were a lot smaller because they used to really like it.  The picture above shows the basic recipe but you can … Continue reading

Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake

My sister in law and her kids arrived last night for a quick visit so of course there had to be treats waiting for them so I made this cake which is somewhere between a brownie and a cake and is super tasty and couldn’t be any easier to make.  The recipe comes from a … Continue reading

Rock Climbing Fondant Cake

Courtney has a couple of friends, Whitney and Kyle, who both like to rock climb and who have birthdays within a few weeks of each other so last night Cort and Jaren had a birthday party for them here at our house and on Saturday Cort and I made this cake for them.  I think … Continue reading

Greek Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

Dinner after church yesterday, such a good combination of flavors!  The recipe comes from the “Better Homes and Gardens” website.  I will definitely be making it again. 1 (5 – 6 oz) bag fresh baby spinach 1 (15 oz) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained 4 ounces crumbled Feta cheese 1/4 cup dried tomatoes … Continue reading

Rocky Road Cookie Pizza

Pretty sure this was my favorite of the bunch although the Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza is a close second.  This one is a Pillsbury recipe. 1 (16.5 oz) roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookies (the chocolate chip cookie mix was cheaper so that’s what I used) 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup salted peanuts (I used … Continue reading