Homemade Cookie Butter

Don’t you just love Christmas time?  I do!  I get to bake and bake and bake and then bake some more!  I’m finally done with work for the year (I think!) and have been having a great time in the kitchen cranking out neighbor gifts.  I found this recipe for Homemade Cookie Butter in the … Continue reading

Hearty Sausage Soup

You are looking at one yummy pot of soup!  I made it on Sunday and it was a pretty big pot and it was gone by Monday afternoon.  The recipe comes from “My Recipes” and was easy to make and delicious! 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 (14 oz) smoked beef sausage, sliced into 1/4″ rounds … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cakes

I love to shop the day after Christmas sales when everything is marked down 50 – 75%.  I always find fun stuff like these Christmas tree shaped baking pans and also this Nordic Ware baking pan in the shape of two little houses: This gingerbread cake recipe came with the Nordic Ware pan.  It said … Continue reading

Fudgy Vanilla Brownies

I made this yummy cake/brownie for Bunco this past week.  The name of the recipe is kind of misleading because it contains no fudge or vanilla (unless you decide to add it) but it is extremely good no matter what it’s called.  It comes from a blog called “Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke”.  It makes … Continue reading

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Granola Bars

I was putting together a Christmas package for my nephew who is on a mission for our church back east and was looking for treat recipes that would travel well and this one looked like it fit the bill.  It comes from “Inside BruCrew Life” and was easy to make and tasted yummy and also … Continue reading

Spaghetti Minestrone

Here is my lovely soup in my even more lovely brand new, first time out, Food Network brand, blue ombre cast iron enamel Dutch oven that I got on a Black Friday sale from Kohls.com for like $34 regularly $100, score!  I’ve been wanting one for a long time.  Have I professed my love for … Continue reading

Christmas Sugar Cookie Tree

Yesterday’s creation for my good friend Jason as a thank you for taking our family picture for our Christmas card this year.  I used the Wilton Cookie Tree Kit: The kit isn’t too expensive, like $10, although last year around this time I got it on sale for $5.  It wasn’t all that hard to … Continue reading