Whipped Cranberry Fluff

We had Thanksgiving dinner yesterday since we are in married kid mode and now have to trade off holidays.  This might be my new favorite recipe for Thanksgiving.  We have staples that I always make and then I always try a few new ones, at some point I’ll have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner menu! 1 … Continue reading

Italian Vegetable Soup with White Beans

Sometimes I just start tossing things into the crock pot and hope for the best and sometimes that is what I get like this soup, which turned out perfectly!  Lots of veggies and deliciousness! 1 cup chopped broccoli 1 cup green beans, cut in half 1/4 head of green cabbage, chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced … Continue reading

Fudgy Brownies

Sometimes you just need a really good brownie, am I right?  Courtney and Jaren came over for dinner on Sunday and if there aren’t treats then Cort complains so I put these together for her and they are delicious! brownies: 8 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 … Continue reading

One Hour Dinner Rolls

These are amazing!  And they really do take just one hour!  Courtney and Jaren came over for dinner last night so I decided to give these a try.  I think they will become a regular menu item now. 4 – 4 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons … Continue reading

Earthquake Cake

My hubby had surgery on his heart on Wednesday and had to spend the night in the hospital so when he came home yesterday I knew we all needed a chocolate treat to celebrate the success of his surgery and I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a long time.  It is awesome! 2/3 … Continue reading

Ski Soup with Sausage

So I think this is week 4 for the weekly pot of soup goal, so far so good.  It snowed at the beginning of the week so this soup was just the ticket for the cold weather. drizzle of olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 medium or 2 … Continue reading

Hash Brown Egg Bake

Just trying out some breakfast casserole recipes for the neighborhood Breakfast with Santa which I’m helping out with again this year.  This was pretty yummy and easy to make, really  potatoey as opposed to eggy. 1 (30 oz) package frozen cubed hash browns, thawed 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 cup (4 oz) shredded … Continue reading

Toffee and Almond Fudge Cookie Cups

Made these little beauties for my friend Terra’s baby shower this weekend; they were scrumptious and so cute too!  The recipe comes from Pillsbury; they weren’t that hard to make either. 1 package sugar cookie mix of your choice (I used Krusteaz), plus ingredients to make cookies 1/4 cup milk chocolate toffee bits 1 (14 … Continue reading

Snow Skiing Fondant Cake

A cake for my friend Rockets in honor of her late husband who loved to ski.  Courtney made the little skier for me and I pretty much did the rest of the cake.  I really like the trees along the front, they are also on the back which you can’t see.  The cake is lemon … Continue reading