• Everything Bagel Dip

    Everything Bagel Dip is everything you love about your favorite everything bagel but without the bagel… I know cheesy. Thank you Trader Joes! If you have followed me for long I am sure you know I have a special place in my heart for Trader Joes.  I love their flowers, their produce, their spices, seasonal offerings and of course their wine. As for their spices though my favorite (behind their pumpkin spice blend which is AMAZING) is their Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning.  It is loaded with onion, sea salt, garlic and sesame seeds.  If you do not have a TJ’s close to you I highly suggest you order…

  • Homemade Pigs-in-the-Blanket

    Pigs-in-the-Blankets were are a staple in my childhood and even still now… especially these homemade ones. Homemade (well the blanket part at least) … like from scratch My mom would always use crescent rolls for her piggies (that is what would call them), but I don’t always have crescent rolls on hand so I decided it was time to change it up a bit.  As much as I love a good crescent roll, I am not into making them from scratch so I decided to go with a more simple approach.  This dough is a a cross between biscuit and a light bread. It is super easy to mix up,…

  • Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Cookies are a must make for all the time, but especially during the Holiday Season.  These Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are always at the top of my list. A little bit for Everyone For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw…

  • Cheeto’s Snack Mix

    Who doesn’t love a good snack mix?  I know I do!!  This Cheeto’s Snack Mix is one of my most favorites and I know you will love it too! YES!  You are seeing Cheeto’s!! First… if there is Cheeto’s in anything I am probably going to love it.  I am sucker for a Cheeto for sure.  I am an original Cheeto girl but I will not turn down a puffy cheeto or a spicy one.  Actually, the spicy version would be devious in this snack mix… I am going to have to try that next time. So many YUMMIES!! Now I know when you look at the ingredient list it may seem a little…

  • Taking peach cobbler to another level this summer…

    It is Summer and that means it is time for a Texas peach!!  Not too long ago I was asked what my favorite dessert was and I really had to think about it.  You see there is not just one that stands out above everything else, but there are a few that I crave.  First up is my caramel brownies, next would be lemon bars and third would be cobbler.   Now I am not super picky when it comes to the fruit in my cobbler, but peaches are definately a favorite.  It’s all about the crust No kidding my most favorite part of cobbler is the crust.  Honestly I…

  • Tres Leche Cake – A Decadent dessert

    Tres Leche Cake is the perfect Cinco de Mayo treat.  Trust me you need this in your life. A little different this year Ok… so I know this year your Cinco de Mayo’s celebration may be a little different than normal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate and have some GREAT food!   To celebrate the day I feel like we should have something sweet and this Tres Leche cake is the perfect treat.  It is just sweet enough and rich and JUST SO GOOD! It all starts with the cake This cake is a little different than you traditional white cake.  You separate out the egg whites…

  • Easy Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread Cookies are my mom’s most favorite cookie.  Anytime I ask her what she wants for her birthday or a holiday treat she says shortbread…and these are her MOST FAVORITE recipe. What makes them so special? First thing is the Vanilla Bean Paste.  It adds a true vanilla flavor to these cookies, along with the cute little specks from the vanilla bean making these cookies look a little bit fancier then your typical shortbread.   If you do not have vanilla bean pasta that is ok you can use vanilla extract, but of you can get your hands on vanilla bean extract I would. Secondly, these cookies have less powder…

  • Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate Chip cookies are my down fall and these Brown Sugar ones are a must.  If there is one close by you can count on me to try it.  I am always on the search for the BEST Chocolate Chip cookie, and while I have some favorites (such as these) I am a BIG, BIG fan of this recipe. Can there be too much chocolate? In my opinion there can never be too much chocolate in a cookie.  To make these cookies something super special I used 2 types of chocolate, dark and semi sweet chocolate.  I love the bite of the dark chocolate and the smoothness of the semi…

  • Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I am a cookie fanatic this time of year and these Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must make.  Trust me these will be Santa’s new favorite cookie! A little bit for Everyone For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw…

  • Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I am a cookie fanatic this time of year and these Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must make.  Trust me these will be Santa’s new favorite cookie! A little bit for Everyone For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw…