Le Creuset Pan with Extras! {Giveaway} #KtchnConvo

I recently had  some kitchen conversations (via web chat) about food trends with Land O'Lakes and some lovely fellow food bloggers.  It was a diverse group of foodies and so interesting to see their food trend picks for 2013.   I have never been trendy in any sense but it always fascinates me to see all the trends of today, especially in ... Continue Reading

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes & Green Beans

We have pledged to eat healthier in 2013 so any corners we can cut to do that, we will, but slowly.  I feel like we often set ourselves up for failure when we completely try to overhaul our lives with new foods, entire exercise routines, and cutting out every single thing we love.   We are learning to take it a little slower by substituting various ... Continue Reading


Simple Apple Cobbler Using a Cake Mix

I remember when I first learned how to make this cobbler.  I was cooking for the ranch and the neighboring cook always made this great apple cobbler.  When I asked, she said that she uses a cake mix, 1 or 2 cans of filling, and a can of sprite or butter.  We made it with sprite and it was great but we liked it with butter better, especially for the ... Continue Reading

Honey butter toasted pound cake with blueberry glaze

Honey Butter Toasted Pound Cake with Blueberry Glaze

Since this is a MOMent Maker moment, I wanted to include my son's opinions on what I should do with this Sara Lee Pound Cake sitting in my freezer.  Truett's most favorite fruit ever is the blueberry.  We had just bought a bag of frozen blueberries at Walmart so when I asked, "What can we put on top of this pound cake Truett?".  He replied with ... Continue Reading

Eacy Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Easy Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Cooking wines are something that I don't use too often because I've often assumed that they were more on the expensive side but recently, I was introduced to Holland House cooking wines.  Have you guys used them before?  Some of the most obvious cooking wine include sherry but the one that stood out to me the most out of the Holland House ... Continue Reading


Healthy Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Muffins

For our family the perfect muffin has to be healthy and also nut free (my daughter’s daycare is nut free), low carb for me and yet still delicious and moist for my husband.   I’m not an expert baker so I wanted something that would be quick and easy to make and relatively foolproof.   After combining a couple of recipes and tweaking a little we ... Continue Reading

Compound Butter with chives and creole

Easy to Make Blackened Catfish Recipe

Blackened Catfish has never been easier to make. Seriously if you can't make this then you totally need cooking 101 lessons big time! heehee This is the final piece to complete a delicious dinner. A dinner where all three recipes were 5 ingredients or less per dish.  We had homemade creamed corn, tomato bacon onion gratin, and now blackened ... Continue Reading

Rice Krispies for Two Ingredients

Rice Krispies for Two

I get several requests for "cooking for two" recipes and since I have 5, I turned to my Mom!  While most people know how to make rice krispies, I thought it would fun to share it for those who are single and new to cooking up treats or for those couples who forgot about this tasty sweet. I'll be coming to you with more so keep an eye ... Continue Reading


The Best Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Ever!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have to be some of the BEST cookies ever.  These cookies are slightly crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy inside, full of chunks of macadamia nuts and white chocolate.  Very drool worthy!  What is your favorite kind of cookie? INGREDIENTS 1 pound (2 cups) butter, room temperature 1 2/3 cup brown ... Continue Reading

chocolate cheescake pie

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

During the summer I like to make quick and easy desserts. I also look for desserts that don’t have to be cooked. I don’t want to heat up my oven any more than I have to. This pie recipe is all of the above. It is very good, but also quick and very easy, plus you do not have to bake it. The recipe originally came from Hersey's, so I should have ... Continue Reading