Grandma’s Homemade 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 ... Continue Reading

Pepperoni Pizza

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

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 ... Continue Reading


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 ... Continue Reading


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 ... 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

maple cookies

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, ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading


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 ... Continue Reading


$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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading