Root Beer Baked Beans

My cute friend Sam graduated from high school on Friday and her mom had a barbecue for her and asked if I would bring a side dish so I made these.  I ate a bite to make sure they were ok before I took them over to the barbecue but it left me wanting more … Continue reading

Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

My parents arrived last night for a visit so I had this soup waiting for them once they were settled in.  It was yummy and hearty and perfect for an on again off again rainy day.  It comes from “Cooking Classy”. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves … Continue reading

Chocolate Mint Sugar Cookie Bars

A sweet treat for a sweet friend, the recipe comes from “Inside Bru Crew Life”.  I had a little sample when I cut them up this morning and they are awesome, the cookie layer was just the tiniest bit dry so maybe a little more liquid added to the dough would help that, otherwise delic! … Continue reading

One Pot Pasta

Easiest and fastest dinner ever last night from Martha Stewart and oh yes, pretty tasty too! 1 (16 – 17.6 oz) package pasta of your choice (I used tri-colored bow ties) 2 – 4 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces (not sure how much I used as I just finished the bag) 1 – … Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mason Jar Cakes

Here is the chocolate version of the mason jar cakes, chocolate peanut butter to be exact and they are delicious!  The chocolate peanut butter frosting recipe comes from Taste of Home (see link below). 18 (8 oz each) jelly jars 1 chocolate cake mix plus ingredients to make cake 1 extra egg 1 small box … Continue reading

Vanilla Oreo Mason Jar Cakes

It was Laurel Tribute last night (a recognition night for the graduating seniors) and even though I’m not in Young Women anymore, my friend Diana, the new YW president, asked if I would make the treats, yippee!!  It was held in the Bishop’s backyard so I thought these little mason jar cakes would go just … Continue reading