Dulce de Leche & Coconut Peanut Clusters


If you're looking for a delicious sweet treat to serve up for Christmas, give these Dulce de Leche & Coconut Peanut Clusters a try y'all. … [Read more...]

Temp-tations – Peach Cobbler Using Cake Mix {Giveaway}

Peach Cobbler Using Cake Mix

Peach cobbler, pumpkin pie, fudgy brownies, all weaknesses of mine y'all.  With Christmas around the corner, there will be potlucks at church, get-togethers at friends, and Christmas dinner with family.  This year, I'll be bringing my dessert all gussied up in Temp-tations, and, I have a discount code & giveaway just for you! My mom is a big … [Read more...]

Nutty Caramel Covered Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls Recipe #CookieBalls

Nutty Caramel Oreo Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

I have never made cookie balls but I remember when my friend Michelle made some for the class silent auction. They were delicious!  When OREO asked if I wanted to make a cookie ball recipe using OREOS, I was like, "HECK YEA!".   While I realize it's a mouthful, I came up with Nutty Caramel Covered Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls. Me and my … [Read more...]

Texas Pecan Pie Brownies

Texas Pecan Pie Brownies

Texas has the best pecan pies and the best brownies so what happens when you combine them?  You get Texas Pecan Pie Brownies!! YEEHAW! I already told you guys that I partnered up with Fisher Nuts, not only because it's a brand I use, but because they also do great things, like donating meals.   Surely y'all know by now how food causes are dear … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Pie, for Man Hands!

Apple Pie for Man Hands

Fall is the perfect season for apples.  I've made apple jalapeno jelly and french toast casserole, but today wanted to share a quick & easy alternative to the traditional apple pie.  If you've followed me long enough, then you'll know I just tend to use whatever I have in the kitchen and I try to make it all easy as possible.  And since I have … [Read more...]

Chocolate Dipped Twinkies with Strawberry ‘Glaze’

Chocolate Dipped Twinkie with Strawberry Glaze

Come on now y'all!  You had to know that with all the Twinkie hooha, that I'd write something about them!  I decided to take the most awesome Hostess Twinkie and make it even more awesome'r with Chocolate Dipped Twinkies, topped with Strawberry 'Glaze'.  OMYCOW! I've been waiting for the Hostess snacks to come to our Walmart and finally they … [Read more...]

Orange Kool-Aid Crumble for Kids

Orange Kool-Aid Crumble

The Summers are hot and I've been on the prowl for cold desserts to serve while entertaining.   I first saw Tina's Kool-Aid pie 3 Summers ago and knew that both me and my kids would love it.  I decided to make it but in fun serving sizes appropriate for both my 6yr old and my older teens, and call it Kool-Aid Crumble. I decided to use Honey … [Read more...]

Homemade Cherry-Blueberry Ice Cream

Cherry-blueberry ice cream

I don't know about you guys, but we go through crazy amounts of blueberries around here.  Truett and Toby eat them by the handfuls, along with any other fruit I bring into the house.   I saw a huge container of cherries the other day at walmart and decided to pair them up with the blueberries for a cold, Summer treat.  You know the drill...... I … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cream Crumble


When you read one of the ingredients for this recipe, you will probably be a little bit surprised.   While many of my friends opted to make homemade versions of the popular Poptart, I opted to use store-bought Poptarts for my Strawberry Cream Crumble.  It was by far one of the easiest, most flavorful crumbles I've had.  Most crumble mixtures are … [Read more...]

Pepperidge Farm Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies – A Cookie for Grownups

Pepperidge Farm Strawberry Cheesecake cookies

Pepperidge Farm got cooking in their factory, something new for all, and it’s the Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies. With a nice seasonal burst of flavors, these cookies are an excellent addition for the Mother’s Day dessert serving.  They definitely have a grown-up feel to them and oh so heavenly! Availability These limited edition cookies … [Read more...]

REESE’S Baking Bracket Challenge – Benchwarmers


Who loves REESE'S!!!! HOLLA!!! REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups are something I'll actually drive 20 miles to buy just to get my 'fix'.  I was thrilled to participate in the REESE'S Baking Bracket Challenge because I LOVE REESE'S!  With all the exciting HOOPlah (<--teehee) of the college basketball games, REESE'S wanted to make it easier for you to … [Read more...]

REESE’S Mini Cups Mousse for Mini Molten REESE’S Cakes

reeses molten cakes

Man do I love REESE'S.  I have been known to make a special trip to the tiny town of Roscoe, just for peanut butter cups.  I know it's crazy. You don't have to tell me.  Since I had several packages of REESE'S products in my home (for another recipe), I thought it would be fun to create a cupcake using some of them.  While they tasted delicious, it … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Photo Retake

Grandma's Banana Pudding

I made my grandma's banana pudding for our monthly WOW meetup (women of worship) and thought it was time to update the main photo on the original recipe.  I just wanted to share the new photo I took and also let you know that I reformatted the recipe so that you can easily print it!  This is always a huge favorite during Thanksgiving and … [Read more...]

Spring DIY: Easter Peeps S’mores

Easter Peep S'mores

Are you on Pinterest? If not, you should be because that's where I found this adorable idea! I'm making these Easter Peeps S'mores for Truett's pre-k class along with the Goldfish Carrots.  I think they're both gonna be a big hit for their little Easter baskets! How will a S'more taste made with a Peeps rabbit? My own husband said it was … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Pie


You may also know this shamrock pie as a grasshopper pie but I like shamrock better. The thought of a 'grasshopper' pie just doesn't sound to appealing you know?  Anyways, some folks use pudding but I chose ice cream!  It's the easiest recipe ever and looks pretty, leaving your mouth minty fresh!   Nothing like St. Patrick's Day  to make anyone … [Read more...]

Having My Cake and Eating Ice Cream Too! {Giveaway}

Can you imagine cake and ice cream all in one?  Well yeah, if you've bought an ice cream cake then perhaps you can, but I can't store those things in my fridge so when I learned that Blue Bunny & Chef Duff Goldman partnered up to create FABULOUS cake ice cream, I knew it was meant for me.  You can see their commercial for it here. If you … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Homemade Banana Pudding

Grandma's Banana Pudding

Grandma's Banana Pudding from scratch....there just aint' nothin' like this out there that tastes so good!  This is the most requested food dish that family members ask me to bring to holiday get-togethers and any other time I can.  My grandmother made some of the best treats ever and this ranks #1 on my list.  I'm republishing this due to it's … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies with Breville’s Pie Maker

Anything mini is cute ain't it? Especially food like mini pies, cupcakes, and bundt cakes. I loved making mini banana loaves during the holidays and give them as gifts but I have to say, my new food gift will probably be mini pies!  I was given this Breville Pie Maker a while back to review and  It's the cutest thing ever!  It makes 4 … [Read more...]

Simple Apple Cobbler Using a Cake Mix

apple cobbler

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 … [Read more...]

A Slice of Cheesecake, or Two


Howdy y’all! Just wanted to let you guys know that the following post is #2 from a the campaign I’m doing with Sara Lee Desserts, as a MOMent Maker. Honey Butter Toasted Pound Cake with Blueberry Glaze was #1.   Compensation & coupons were provided for my time & efforts to create the post but opinions are my own, as always. For the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Frozen Cookie Baklava


Some people just don't know how to make holiday desserts and need a little help, myself included.  Sometimes you can take things and turn them into something special with very little effort and create something that is tasty and visual appealing. Blue Bunny has some very tasty and fun holiday ice cream out right now.  I just bought some and they … [Read more...]

Meal Solutions – Christmas Sides, What Will You Be Making?

green bean casserole

Christmas is almost here and that means gifts, family, and food!  Oh man, the food.  I don't know about you but I always overeat during this time so I'll be glad when it's over and I can start the New Year off fresh!  Until then, here are a couple of sides that I'll be making just in case you need a few meal solutions. With the 4-pack of Green … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe


I don't normally like Pecan Pies because they are too sweet but I find that ones not made with additional sugar, are easier for me to eat. My Grandma made fantastic pecan pies. She never burned the edges and the insides were always settled well. This pecan pie recipe makes 3 pecan pies. I don't know about you but I always have to make more … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Brownies *drool*


In my previous video, I made you Healthy Pumpkin Bread. Today, I bring you quite the opposite with Rocky Road Brownies.  When it comes to food gift giving during the holidays, so many people give breads and cookies but something we like to give, are brownies served in a dish. I like to find pretty bowls or plates, place brownies in them, and … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Chocolate Banana Pie Topped with Whip Cream

Open chocolate banana pie

Pies happen to be one of my most favorite desserts but so many pies call for long cooking times in the oven.  With the Summer heat upon us, I try to find recipes with little oven cooking time and that often need refrigeration to keep everyone cool.  I have a few favorites and this is one of them.  I actually only enjoy a few chocolate type desserts … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake

I LOVE pumpkin anything but particularly love it in a cake/brownie like version.  I make a mean Pumpkin Pie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting but this recipe is even easier and faster which is great for when unexpected company arrives and you need something quick! This also makes a big ol' pan worth so I have no trouble feeding several cowboys and a … [Read more...]