Category: Recipes

starting 2016 with a bang & spaghetti

Don’t let the name of this dish fool you…this cream cheese spaghetti is still an under 400 calorie dinner that is perfect for your busy nights. It is no secret that I love my slow cooker but I especially love it when it involves pasta.  I think I could eat …

homemade is so worth it

I cannot believe that 2016 is already here.  With all the traveling and family obligations the Holidays had the last few weeks just flew by.  Don’t get me wrong it was an amazing Christmas.  My nephew, Wesley, was loving everything the season had…except maybe Santa… and it was so fun …

A little creamy, a little spicy and a little yum

The Holidays are here and whether you are still thinking about your Christmas dinner or you are planning for your big New Year’s celebration this creamy horseradish sauce is a perfect addition for all your favorite beef dishes.   For an early Christmas I made this Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin …

A special treat…beef tenderloin

In my family beef is always on the menu for special events and this Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin is quite the treat.   As I have mentioned before my Mammaw is in a memory care facility and sometimes leaving there can be difficult for her (especially in the evening) so …

cocoa a new way

I still can’t believe Christmas is later this week.  I don’t know about you but I still have a ton to do and one of the things on my list is to make this fudge one more time.  There is just something so special about fudge around the Holidays…and especially this …

a little snowball fun

No matter where you live you can have snowball fun…even with no snow.  Growing up in Southeast Texas it is rare (like never) that we have enough snow to make a snowball…so this year I decided to make my own snowballs…COOKIES that is. These cookies have been a favorite of …

Gluten Free has never been so fun

Chocolate is a must have in my house at all times.  I usually have a chocolate bar, a brownie, peanut butter cup or a cookie to satisfy my daily chocolate need.  For brownies and cookies the fudgier and richer the better for me.  My sea salt caramel brownies are super …

a little naughty (and nice) snack mix…

Ok I have to admit something…I have a secret love for snack mix, the sweet and salty snack mixes.  I love the mix of sweet and salt in each bite in really anything but for snack mix I am especially a fan, and this particular mix is a FAVORITE of …

a new Holiday treat…yes it’s fudge

Do you have a favorite treat that you only have at Christmas?  For me family it was always my MeeMaw’s sugar cookies and english toffee, for my mom is is white chocolate peppermint candy, for The Hubby it is a broccoli & cheese casserole that his mom makes and for …

A perfect winter muffin

The Holiday are a perfect time to break out a fun new muffin for your family and friends and these muffins are definitely a treat.  Anytime The Hubby and I have family or friends stay with us I want to have a a special breakfast treat for them in the …