Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Garlic

Dinner last night, trying to take advantage of all the fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden.  The recipe comes from “My Recipes”, easy and yummy! 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/4 pounds (1 quart) small cherry and teardrop tomatoes (I used a … Continue reading

Lemonade Cupcakes

The Young Women were over at my house last night.  We made jewelery holders and visited and ate cupcakes.  I made lemon cupcakes from a box of lemon cake mix, topped them with the Lemon Truffle Filling from the Kneaders Raspberry Lemon Truffle Cupcake recipe, frosted them with buttercream icing dyed pink, sprinkled with yellow … Continue reading

Transformers Fondant Birthday Cake

Ngati wanted a Transformers birthday cake.  The cake is two 6″ Key Lime flavored layers, covered in buttercream and then Duff’s fondant again from Michaels.  Cort made all the decorations and did a great job.  She had to reinforce with toothpicks and skewers since there wasn’t time to let the tall pieces dry very much … Continue reading

Purple Tangled Doll Fondant Birthday Cake

Courtney called me at like 7:00 Monday night and announced that we had to make two birthday cakes the next day for Ngati and Ngaio (they are the children of some good friends of Jaren, Courtney’s hubby) so I started baking right away and then she came over Tuesday and we spent most of the … Continue reading

Lunch Lady Brownies

I can’t even begin to describe to you how good these are, except to say that I am still trying to watch my weight and count calories and I ate 2 of them yesterday!  Even now I know that they are down there in the kitchen taunting me and I so badly want to go … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Next up for Sunday dinner, this delicious pasta salad, everyone really loved this.  The recipe comes from “Betty Crocker”, one of my favorite recipe sources.  And it was the first time this summer that there were enough tomatoes from our garden to make an entire salad! 2 pounds Roma tomatoes, chopped (8 – 10 medium) … Continue reading

Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken

Courtney and Jaren came over for dinner after church yesterday so we were all together and ate out on our deck in the backyard, it was good family time and a good dinner!  This chicken recipe comes from a blog called “Picky Palate”.  It has all the qualities of a recipe I love – easy … Continue reading