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Firecracker Cupcakes

Firecracker Cupcakes #recipe

Did you see Melissa d’Arabian on The Today Show last week where she made this chicken with lactose-free mushroom sauce recipe? It looked really good, and she’s all fancy in the kitchen, so it had to be good, right? It got me thinkin’. Since my tummy gets furious with me when I eat certain dairy […]

Creamy Dreamy Icebox Pie

Creamy Dreamy Icebox Pie recipe

I can tell it’s summer when I open the door and it feels like a hot, wet, heavy blanket is being thrown over my head.  But it gives me the perfect excuse to stay inside and work on picnic recipes and 4th of July recipes. Let’s do some baking. And cooking. And napping. I’ve been in the mood to bake […]

Pineapple & Cream Cheese JELL-O Fruit Dessert

Pineapple_Cream_Cheese JELL-O Salad #recipe

Yesterday I must have seen seven signs for U-pick strawberries in the span of three miles. So ya know what? I pulled my buggy over and went to pick a quart. It’s fresh fruit dessert season! But yeah, it’s also sopping wet and rainy season, and the fields were a might bit too mucky for […]

Oven-Roasted Apples with Cinnamon Spiced Peach Filling

Oven Roasted Apples with Cinnamon Spiced Peach Filling

I grew up baking and cooking alongside my mom, but the first time I did it on my own was in cooking class in middle school, and our first assignment was baked apples. I’ve never forgotten how unexpectedly delicious they tasted. So I decided to make some again! But this time I wanted to add […]

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

Classic Pecan Pie

This was my first time making and even tasting a pecan pie, but it sure won’t be my last. Oh my gosh, that filling is a-mazing!!!!

Easy Candy Topped Cookie Pizza with Nestle Easter Candy

Candy_topped Cookie Pizza

This delightful candy topped cookie pizza can be made with anything and everything! I had never made a cookie pizza before, so I was winging it, and my directions are going to sound like it. Sorry! But when I found myself surrounded with the most wonderful selection of Nestle Easter candy, I just couldn’t resist […]

Holiday Nut Crescents


These delicate bite-sized cookies are a holiday favorite of mine. Sometimes I glaze them like I did this year, sometimes I sprinkle cinnamon on top, and sometimes I just enjoy them completely as is. They’re delicious every which way they’re made. Holiday Nut Crescents Ingredients Dough: 2 cups flour 1 cup butter 1 cup sour […]

Nestlé Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds


When I looked at all the Nestlé holiday candy I’ve been accumulating for my kids’ stockings, I couldn’t resist busting open a bag or two. I wanted to make these candy cane chocolate chip cookie sleds I found on Nestle’s website. I began with all of this candy…. Nestlé’s got holiday handled, don’t ya think? […]