Recipe: Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies

These little mummies will win over your heart and your stomach! They are just so darned cute you don’t want to eat them but trust me, once you have one you will be heading back for more! These little Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies are so easy to make, too. I always say you could wrap […]

Recipe: Vampire Martini

I love Halloween for so many reasons, and this spooky Vampire Martini is one of them. It is SO much fun! A creepy concoction of vampire’s blood and vodka, oh my! The syringes look so real, it’s almost unnerving. What’s really going on here is a combo of my cantaloupe martini, dry ice and a syringe of […]

Recipe: Peppermint Bark No-Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake Bars

  Here I go again…more peppermint bark but I can’t help myself! I have Christmas fever in a big way and this train’s not slowing down…in fact, I’ve got a whole lot more coal to keep it moving at a fast pace for the next couple of weeks so get ready! These Peppermint Bark No-Bake […]

Recipe: Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  If not, this will do the trick. Gingerbread Hot Cocoa is like drinking a chocolate gingerbread cookie! It’s Christmas in a cup if I ever saw one. You know every year by the time Christmas is over I am REALLY Christmased out…like, don’t even TRY to bring me […]

Recipe: Chive Egg “Nests”

These little potato “nests” are so cute and great for a brunch table. The trick is to completely rinse the starch out of the potatoes and dry them well so they aren’t sticky. Make a veggie scramble if you want and put inside the nest if you want to change it up a bit- either […]

Recipe: Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

 Oh. MY. There are no words for how delicious these cinnamon rolls are. These are BETTER than Cinnabon- super moist and so flavorful!  When I see Cinnabon copycat recipes on the internet I think about how similar these are but mine are a little different. I use scalded milk. Why? Well, my grandmother used scalded […]


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Party Idea: Haunted Mansion Graveyard Halloween Party Plus Free Printables!

  Boo! I love Halloweens so much, I can’t even take it. I also can’t even take this fun Halloween table we have been busy working on!  This was SO much fun to put together and I had to work hard to keep my daughter and friends from sneaking some of the sweets before I […]

Blog: BIG Le Creuset + Other Favorite Things GIVEAWAY in our Blog Hop! $435 Value!

  I am giving away some of my favorite kitchen things this holiday season!  This is all part of our “Favorite Things Blog Hop” I am a part of along with many other rest bloggers. Visit all of the blogs and enter to win all of the giveaways! See the list of bloggers below. 1* Miss […]

Blog: Back to School Snacks!

Where did the summer go? Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? As much as I hate to see our vacation over, I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and I love organizing school supplies. My daughter and I put some fun ideas together for fun back-to-school snacks, they are messy but fun to […]

Blog: BIG Le Creuset + Other Favorite Things GIVEAWAY in our Blog Hop! $435 Value!

  I am giving away some of my favorite kitchen things this holiday season!  This is all part of our “Favorite Things Blog Hop” I am a part of along with many other rest bloggers. Visit all of the blogs and enter to win all of the giveaways! See the list of bloggers below. 1* Miss […]

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A Good Cook Cleans as She Goes!

"A good cook cleans as she goes!" My mother used to say this to me in the kitchen, and I always thought this so funny because she was SO messy when she was cooking, and I ended up walking behind her and cleaning after her! But it got me thinking as an adult, the more [...]