• Oreo Stuffed Cookies

    Oreo cookies and 4th of July are a perfect combo and then you stuff them into a chocolate chip cookie, they are even better!! Let’s talk dough You could stuff oreo’s in any cookie you want but for me I wanted to make it a little extra fun for the 4th so I made M&M chocolate chip cookies. You could use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, plain chocolate chip cookie recipe, double chocolate cookie recipe…really just about anything you would like. Once you pick your dough you can get to stuffing! Hello Oreo Being that we are around the 4th of July I was able to use the Fireworks Oreo…

  • Berry Puff Pastry Galette – Your Summer Dessert

    Berry season is here & I am so excited!!  Let’s make anything and everything with berries and let’s start with this galette. Berry Season!! I am all about berry season.  I love pretty much all berries… blueberries, blackberries, raspberries & strawberries, heck even gooseberries.  My go to berries are strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.   I make jam (check website soon), muffins, bread, cookies, bars.. etc.  They are so versatile, so yummy and just sweet enough. Puff Pastry + Berry Goodness = So Good! So most galettes I have had, are made with a more traditional pie crust, but for this one I used puff pastry. Yep, puff pastry.  I mean…

  • Browned Butter M&M Blondies

    4th of July weekend is finally here and that means time for a yummy treat, these Browned Butter Blondies are perfect!  I don’t know about you but it seems like it has taken for ever to get to this point in the year.  Even though this year’s celebrations may look a little different that doesn’t mean it can’t be yummy.  These blondies are the perfect QUICK fix for your weekend celebrations. All about the browned butter… I love a good blondie but these blondies are next level.  Why?  You ask… it is all about the browned butter.   Browned butter really does make all the difference.  It adds a nutty…

  • 4th of July Berry Trifle

    Looking for a way to celebrate the 4th of July in this crazy time we are living in?  How about this Berry Trifle?  It is delicious, quick, easy and so pretty!! Berrylicious Everything  Walking through the produce section (with my make on) of my local grocery stores and farmers markets I am overwhelmed with all the beautiful berries. With the long Holiday weekend here I want to highlight them in this amazing triple berry trifle.   Even better it is  red, white and blue making it perfect for 4th of July holiday.  Ok really it is perfect for any summer party you have coming and it is so pretty!! Trifle Fun Now I…

  • Berry good time…

    4th of July weekend is FINALLY here and it is a berry good time to celebrate!  Not only are we celebrating the 4th of July but lets also celebrate all the beautiful berries that are filling up all the produce areas of you local grocery stores and farmers markets. Now we could make a simple strawberry shortcake or maybe some blueberry muffins, but I wanted to take it up a notch…how about a LEMON BERRY Tart? Something Special… Tarts have always been a favorite of mine.  They just always seem to make something that could be ordinary something very special.  Every time I go to a French bistro or dessert…

  • The ULTIMATE Rice Krispies

    My brother, James, is a HUGE fan if Rice Krispie treats.  So much so that that is all he asks for when his birthday rolls around.  I am, of course, more than happy to make them because he has to be one the hardest people in the world to buy for.  If rice krispie treats make him happy I am in. Family Affair My brother has now got my nephew loving rice krispie treats as well.  Truth be told I love to make Wesley just about anything so rice krispie treats are becoming quite the regular treat around our houses. Taking it to the next level Me being me I…

  • Celebrate with this berry trifle

    The first long weekend of the summer is here.  School is getting out.  The days are getting longer and it is time to enjoy it all with family & friends.  Trust me this berry trifle is a perfect way to enjoy it all! Berrylicious Everything  Walking through the produce section of my local grocery stores and farmers markets I am overwhelmed with all the beautiful berries. With the long Holiday weekend here I want to highlight them in this amazing triple berry trifle.   Even better it is  red, white and blue making it perfect for Memorial Day (& the 4th of July too).  Ok really it is perfect for any summer party…

  • Ribs by James…

    My brother James and my mom are HUGE fans of ribs.  Anytime we go eat at any of our local BBQ joints (which we have several of here in Texas) they always order ribs.  Me, I am more of a brisket and sausage gal, but that is for another day and another recipe.   It is RIB time OK… now back to the ribs…being that my brother loves ribs & he loves to grill and smoke things he took it upon himself to make the best ribs ever…and I will admit they are really, really good. He experimented with several variations of this recipe but finally found the perfect combo of…

  • Happy 4th of July!

    This 4th of July weekend is when we celebrate the Freedom we have here in the USA.   Thank you to all those who have served, will serve and the families of those.  We are so blessed to be living in this great country and I am so thankful for the freedom we have. For a FREE Printable version click here Have a wonderful day of celebrating with your friends and family…and remember to make it sparkle!  MJ

  • celebrate with cookies

    The 4th of July is just around the corner (like next week) and these cookies are a perfect way to celebrate!! These are not just chocolate chip cookies? So what makes these so special?  Simple, pudding.  Yes there is pudding mix in the cookies, making them super moist and tender and oh so good!! The pudding also adds another layer of vanilla goodness giving these cookies something people will remember. Sprinkles everywhere! To make these already delicious cookies even more fun I threw in some sprinkles.  Now you could use any sprinkles you have on hand, but I went with red, white and blue for the upcoming Holiday.  Not only…