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

Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

Everyone here loves Panda Express Chow Mein so when I found this recipe on Pinterest from “Eat Cake for Dinner”, I knew I had to give it a try and it was terrific!  Bob and Jaren even said they liked it better than Panda Express! 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 – … Continue reading

Farmer’s Casserole

I’m helping with a neighborhood breakfast with Santa this Saturday and when we were trying to decide what to serve for breakfast, I remembered this casserole that I used to make all the time and so we decided to serve it at the breakfast so I figured I’d better make it again for a test … Continue reading

Maple Cream Pie

I’m not much of a pie maker or a pie eater, if I’m going to consume those calories then I’d rather just have chocolate cake or brownies, you get the idea but this year for Thanksgiving I decided to give a real cream pie a try and this was the result and I have to … Continue reading

Homemade Dinner Rolls

I’m not the world’s greatest bread maker so anytime I make anything with yeast dough and it turns out, I’m surprised and delighted.  Here are the rolls from our Thanksgiving dinner, they were yummy!  The recipe comes from The Food Network and were actually pretty easy to make. 1 (1/4 oz) package dry active yeast … Continue reading