• Oatmeal Cranberry Bran Muffins

    Oatmeal Cranberry Bran Muffins are my answer to my mom’s bran muffins.  Growing up mom always had these Bran Muffins in the refrigerator ready to bake, well I have updated them just a bit. Cranberry + Oatmeal + Bran = Yes! I love a good muffin for breakfast, or a snack, but I especially love them when there are cranberries, oatmeal and the sweetness of my bran muffins.  The cranberries and oats really help cut the sweetness of the muffins while adding in great texture and a bit if tartness.  If cranberries are not your thing you can use dried cherries, or another dried berry if wanted, or leave out…

  • Key Lime Cookies- The Perfect Spring Treat

    Key Lime anything is a must have in the warmer months… and according to the calendar it should start warming up soon.  That means it is time to celebrate that cute little green fruit! Key Lime Cookies for the Win! Pie is what most people, including myself, think of when they hear “key lime” but that is changing.  Don’t get me wrong I love a good pie, but they are also more involved to make.  These cookies literally come together in about 15 minutes and are ready to indulge in within a hour.  No chilling, no wait time to set up… mix, bake, ice and eat.  DONE! Yes… you can…

  • Being Thankful Everyday!

    I am choosing to be thankful everyday and Today I am Thankful For… [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”6″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Check back each day… and make sure to comment to let us know what you are thankful for.

  • Skillet Sesame Chicken

    Sesame Chicken just makes me smile.  It is one of my most favorite take out options from my local Chinese restaurant.  What is yours? Better than Take Out The beauty of this sesame chicken is that you know exactly what is going in it and you can change it up as needed.  If you want it a little sweeter you can add in some brown sugar or more honey.  If you want it less, then leave it out.  Want it more acidic, throw in some lime.   So many options.   All in One Pan Once the chicken is marinated (which can be done is as little as 30 minutes)…

  • Today I Am Thankful For…

    Today I am thankful for… Are you thankful?  Were you thankful last year?  2020 was definately a year to remember.  Each day I felt like I was learning a new lesson, some easier than others, but all good.  I remember joking on New Years that 2021 “had to be better” … I mean right?  And I was ready to see all 2021 had for me…. little did I know. Well… I am here to tell you that for me it is definately different than I ever anticipated.   To start it all off the beginning of January we made the very difficult decision.  We decided to put my mom in…

  • Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Red Velvet Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for Valentines Day… I mean it is just a few days away.  By the way…what are your plans for the sweetest day of the year?  I think these Red Velvet Cookies would be a GREAT option!! Red Velvet Love! I am a big, big red velvet fan.  I just love the hint of chocolate it gives you, but honestly it really is all about the color.  I just love how pretty red velvet is … for reals the deep red just makes me so, so happy.   Speaking of the red color I personally like to use gel coloring.  I feel like…

  • Sunday (or thursday or friday or monday) Pot Roast

    Pot Roast is one of my most favorite Comfort foods.  You know like cookies, casseroles or your favorite cake.  Comfort food is all I am craving these days.  I know I should be focusing on eating healthier and all that, but honestly all I want is food that warms my soul.  Roast is one of my most favorite comfort foods and this roast is my MOST favorite.  Fall Apart Pot Roast To me the mark of a GREAT pot roast is if it falls apart.  I mean is there anything better than a super tender pot roast that literally falls apart when you stick a fork into it?  I don’t…

  • White & Dark Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Valentines is just days away and these delicious White & Dark Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies is a perfect Valentines treat… you could even call them Cupid’s Kiss Cookies if you want.  Load it Up with White & Dark Chocolate (& so much more) I love cookies that have texture and lots of flavor.  These cookies have all that and so much more!!  To make these cookies stand out a bit I used dark chocolate chunks, white chocolate chunks, M&M candies (Valentines variety), Sprinkles and a little extra sea salt.   When I say I am going to load up a cookie I mean it.  To add even more fun you…

  • Salted Brownie Cookies

    Salted Brownie Cookies are everything you need in a cookie that you didn’t even know you needed. Brownies + Cookies = Everything Salted Brownie Cookies are everything you love about brownies but packaged in a cute little cookie.  They are rich, fudgy, chocolate yumminess with the perfect hint of salt and crackle crust. What is your favorite part of brownies?  For me it is the shiny, crackle top.  There is just something so decadent about it, especially in this cookie.  It is holds together all the chocolate goodness making each bite just PERFECT! Sprinkle of Salt The shiny shell is not the only thing that makes these cookies something to…