something special for Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is finally here and that means it is time to thank all those who serve, have served and their families who supported them, but it also means it is time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the freedoms we have here in this GREAT country. …

Memorial Day Thank You’s

What does Memorial Day mean to you?  Is it just a day off of work or school?  Is it a weekend full of BBQ’s with friends and family?  Or maybe a weekend full of golf or boating?  Or is it a weekend that you remember those who have passed away while …

green beans in no time

Green beans are a staple in our home.  The Hubby and I love them, my parents love them and my nephew REALLY loves them.  They were one of the first foods he ate and still asks for them all the time.   Over time we have fixed them all sorts …

sheet cake updated for Honey

My mom’s birthday was not too long ago and we had a big family dinner to celebrate her.  My brother and sis-in-law grilled out my mom’s favorites (ribs) and I was responsible for dessert and a side (the side recipe will come soon).  For the dessert I asked her what …

Wes & the Asparagus

Two of my most favorite people in the whole world are my niece and nephew Audra & Wesley.  Audra is just about 8 months and Wesley will be 2 next week and I am obsessed with them.  I try and talk to Wes once a day on the phone and see …

A slider to remember

So there has been a ton going on my life lately and sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be the time (or energy) to make a big dinner so instead lets make a little dinner with BIG flavor….Blue Cheese Bacon Slider! A slider is a favorite for me and The Hubby. …

Bacon + Jam = AMAZING

Bacon & Jam together at last…yes you read that right today is all about Bacon Jam.  For those of you who have not had the distinct pleasure of enjoying this wonderful jam then you are going to be in for the treat of your life (ok at least this week, …

Oreo Lasagna

There are certain foods I CANNOT have in my house because I will eat all of it and  this dessert is full of one of those sinful treats…OREOS!  I love all Oreo’s and yes I think I have tried most of the varieties….but my favorite is the original.  There is …

lasagna in no time

Do you love lasagna?  Do you love how long it takes to make a traditional lasagna?  Probably not (at least I know I don’t)…so how about a lasagna that comes together in less than a hour and brings together all the best flavors of your favorite traditional lasagna?  Yes, that …

brownies always make for a sweet finish

Sweets are a must have for Cinco de Mayo…after indulging in something cheesy and yummy I have to finish it off with something sweet and its even better when there is a little kick involved.   Truth be told…I also love to have a margarita or two as well, but …