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...]

Family Time and 30 Minute Pizzas (psst, giveaway too)

Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is like the best ever food invention. You can eat it cold, hot, with meats, vegetables, and even as a dessert.  When I was asked if I wanted to try the new Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast,  I was like heck yeah! Any excuse to make pizza!  We were supposed to have family night but there were ranch duties that needed tended too. Luckily, I was … [Read more...]

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bakes


This is one of the treat recipes that my mom grew up with. They are so easy to make and easy on the budget. They were always a big hit when her Mom made them, and they didn’t last very long around their house. They bring her back such good memories so I'm happy to share them with you in hopes that they bring you the same kind of memories.  After … [Read more...]

Fast and Easy Mexican Candy with Pecans


Over the next week I'll be bringing a few Mexican treats like today's Mexican Candy.   Coming from a partial Hispanic background and marrying into a Hispanic family, I've had the pleasure to eat some really delicious sweets that are super easy to make and VERY budget friendly! There are a few versions of Mexican Candy but today I'm bringing you a … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

chocolate cheescake pie

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 … [Read more...]

Delicious Maple & Bacon Cookies


Hmmmm, I'm not sure how maple and bacon cookies are going to taste but they sure look good! If you make these, please let me know. I would love hear how they turn out for y'all. Things have been crazy around here but hope to have things back to normal soon! Thanks for bearing with me guys. INGREDIENTS * 1 c. butter or margarine, softened * 3/4 … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

I enjoy making different kinds of quick breads. The flavors you see most often are pumpkin and banana. But have you tried chocolate bread? It's so good - moist and a great combination of chocolate and cinnamon. The other thing I really like about this recipe is that it makes 2 loaves. One for you, and another one! You should try to … [Read more...]

Sweet Chocolate Soup with Froth


Hi, I'm Lisa from Stop and Smell the Chocolates. I'm a married mom of one amusing son and I love chocolate! Take a little chocolate break during your stressful day - come by and you might find a yummy recipe, a funny story, a cup of tea, a household tip, a lovely picture, or a new friend. I look forward to meeting you and sharing some … [Read more...]

$1000 Chocolate Toffee Pecan Cookies


Please welcome my guest poster. Lynn is a stay at home, homeschooling mom to three. She loves to cook and try all kinds of recipes. You can follow her adventures in the kitchen at Lynn's Kitchen Adventures. My family loves cookies, and I am glad because cookies are one of my favorite things to bake. I love trying new cookie recipes because I am … [Read more...]

Baked Squash Casserole

Baked Squash Casserole

I'm actually not a fan of squash but everyone I know loves it.  I try to cook it often for my family and for the cowboys but get tired of the same ol' fried squash.  I decided this time around to try some baked squash.  I fed the cowboys today and must have done something right with the recipe because the entire casserole dish was empty!  Makes me … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes Recipe – Basics

old fashion homemade pancakes

We are breakfast eaters around here so I can't really afford to buy premade stuff like those bags full of pancakes or boxes of waffles.  It's much cheaper to make my own from scratch and I have to say, much better tasting in my opinion.  They are very simple to make and even had my toddler help throw some powdered sugar on top for fun!  We eat … [Read more...]

Hot Fudge Cake that Melts in Your Mouth

Hot Fudge Cake

And makes your eyes roll back into your head. Yep, this hot fudge cake is that good. Add some Vanilla Bean Ice cream and you're in heaven!  My girl Tara shared this recipe and now I'm passing it on to you.  If you don't know Deal Seeking Mom, you need to.  She's beautiful, smart, and is always smiling & giving off such positive … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Turnovers with Canned Biscuits

apple turnovers

Just bringing you easy and affordable recipes these days huh!  To make these Apple Turnovers from scratch would be divine but since many of us don't have the time, I found a shortcut from the coolest cookbook ever, 101 Things to Do with Canned Biscuits!  These only take a few minutes to prepare and about the same amount of time to cook. I love … [Read more...]

Soft, Chewy Ginger Cookies


I love any cookies that have molasses in them and these soft, chew ginger cookies are no exception!  I don't know why but I have been craving sweets here lately and what I love about cookies, is that you can just one or two to satisfy that craving instead of a huge piece of cake.  Hey, baby steps you know! INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cup all purpose … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake


My middle son loves chocolate but my oldest is not so fond of it so I have always have to find a middle ground.  I found this Chocolate Bundt Cake that fits in the middle perfectly because it's still chocolate but not as sweet as a chocolate cake.  We made this last night and it takes not time to prepare.  It was really good! INGREDIENTS: 1 c. … [Read more...]

Homemade Snow Ice Cream


Guest post from Kids' Cattle Blog sharing their love from homemade snow ice cream!  Here fella there makes it look awful good!!  Thanks for sharing with us! It doesn't get any easier than this guys!  Enjoy if you have snow.  We'll be in the 80's here today so no chance of this stuff right now for us! INGREDIENTS: 2 qt.clean snow 1/2 C … [Read more...]

A Fruity Family Tradition with Health Benefits

Fruit Basket

Along with the holidays comes an abundance of sugary sweets and I don't know about you but I've had enough.  I'm sure I gained a whopping 10lbs at the least after this Holiday's feast and will be glad to get back to normal food. One foodie family tradition I do welcome is the basket full of fruit courtesy of my parents.  They do this every year … [Read more...]

Lemon Bread with a Little Glaze


Every year my son asks for Lemon cake for his birthday and while I'm more than happy to oblige, I also wanted to make it holiday friendly.  I took a few recipes that I found and did a combo of sorts, making it my own I suppose and finally decided on a loaf recipe.  Lemon Bread.  I made this as a Christmas gift for our boss and they loved it. She … [Read more...]

Confectioners (Powdered) Sugar Icing for Sugar Cookies


Here's an excellent recipe for sugar icing for sugar cookies!  Since so many are asking what "icing sugar" is on this Shortbread Cookies recipe, I thought I would also let you know that it's really just powdered (confectioners) sugar!!  Most people in Canada & England use the term Icing Sugar where as most other countries use powdered or … [Read more...]

Winter Holiday Fun from White Trash Mom – Gingerbread Double Wide


This guest post is from a dear friend of mine, Michelle aka White Trash Mom!  She's one of the most funniest, real people ever and I love her.  If you haven't read The White Trash Mom Handbook: Embrace Your Inner Trailerpark, Forget Perfection, Resist Assimilation into the PTA, Stay Sane, and Keep Your Sense of Humor, you need to.  I had the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies or Pie


Guest post by Rachel Sounds too good to be true? It isn't, but it IS delicious! My ex-boyfriend had two favorite desserts: cheese cake and anything with peanut butter and chocolate combined. When I found this recipe (while we were dating, of course!) I couldn't wait to make it for him. I surprised him with it on day, and I was right, he loved it … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sheet Cake


This is my grandmother's recipe and I am proud to share it with you.  I make this all the time and you can actually do variations of this with pineapple, strawberry, etc.  It's super good and is a cross between a cake and brownie.  Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: Cake Ingredients 1 stick butter 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. water 4 TBLS cocoa 2 c. sugar 2 c. … [Read more...]

The Best Oatmeal Cake Ever

Best Oatmeal Cake Ever

This oatmeal cake is the best ever and this is coming from someone who not a big fan of oatmeal.  Not only that, it is very popular among the men.  This was something that I cooked for the cowboys and they would tell my husband how much they enjoyed the dessert.  I personally think it borders the food porn side.....yeah, it's that … [Read more...]