• Bacon Green Bean Casserole

    Over the years I have come to the conclusion that you are either a fan of green bean casserole or you are not…it’s really that simple.  I have always landed on the not a fan side of this debate but my brother, James, is a HUGE fan and asks for it every holiday…but this year it was time to take it to the next level. Green Bean Casserole like no other  Most of the time my sis-in-laws mom will make it for him, but this time I decided to take on his request but to make it in a way that I (and the other non-lovers) would love as well.…

  • Loaded Candy Blondies

    Have Ester candy hanging around?  Let’s make blondies!!! Load them up! I am blondie fan… especially loaded ones like these cookies & cream blondies and these pistachio white chocolate blondies.  Today I was craving something sweet and starting looking around and realized I had a ton of Easter candy that I had not sued so I decided to throw a lot of it into a blondie. Let me tell you… I am obsessed with these… OBSESSED!! Use what candy you have… So I threw in mini cadbury chocolate eggs, peanut butter eggs, M&M’s and sprinkles.  You could just use one kind of candy or more, if you have more… just…

  • Roasted Herb Carrots

    Carrots are not just for the Easter bunny… we can eat them too! Fancy them up a bit… Carrots are a staple.  The little ones are perfect for quick snacks and lunch boxes.  You can roast them up super quick for weeknight sides.  Throw them into salads, stir fry or in desserts, like these Carrot Cake Cupcakes. For the Holidays though we like to maybe give them a little extra love and fancy them up a bit with some Herbs de Provence and maybe some extra butter… I mean it is the holidays after all.   If you do not have Herbs de Provence on hand you can use any…

  • Iced Sugar Cookies

    These Classic Iced Sugar Cookies are a MUST MAKE.  They are super tender, topped with a delicious icing with hints of vanilla bean in each bite and fun sprinkles.  A perfect cookie for any Holiday or Special Occassion. No rolling here One of the things that annoys me about sugar cookies is having to roll them out.  Rolling pins and I don’t have the best relationship.  I tend to roll things too thin, or not thin enough…it just never seems to be right.  With these cookies though there is no rolling…that is one of the reasons why I love these cookies. I also love how tender they are.  Not so…

  • 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…

  • Classic Iced Sugar Cookies

    These Classic Iced Sugar Cookies are a MUST MAKE this Holiday Season.  They are super tender, topped with a delicious icing with hints of vanilla bean in each bite and fun sprinkles.  A perfect Holiday treat. No rolling here One of the things that annoys me about sugar cookies is having to roll them out.  Rolling pins and I don’t have the best relationship.  I tend to roll things too thin, or not thin enough…it just never seems to be right.  With these cookies though there is no rolling…that is one of the reasons why I love these cookies. I also love how tender they are.  Not so fragile they…

  • Cadbury Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Easter is TOMORROW & Cadbury Chocolate Chips Cookies are the perfect treat.  I don’t know about y’all but the great “Quarantine of 2020” has really thrown off my calendar and time frames in general.  I just realized I never posted these amazing cookies for your Easter (at home) Celebrations.  Good thing is they are super quick to make!! Cadbury Egg Fun! Since I was a little kid I have always loved the Cadbury Eggs.  I just love the crunchy shell with the chocolate inside.  I also love the pastel colors!  I have used them as a centerpiece on my table, as a fun snack or in cookies like these or…

  • Cookies & Cream Blondies

    I am a BIG Blondie fan.  I just love how the brown sugar caramelizes to make each bite better than the last.  To make these blondies extra special I added in a few favorites, Oreos and Sprinkles! A little extra Blondies are definately good on their own but when you add in a little something extra they become AMAZING.  The add-in options are truly endless.  You could add in candy such as snickers or peanut butter cups.  You could add in nuts or pretzels.  You could mix in additional chocolate chips such as semi-sweet, butterscotch or dark chocolate.   For these blondies I decided to go with oreo cookies, sprinkles…

  • Easter Scavenger Hunt for the Kids and Adults

    Easter weekend is always such a fun and special time in my family… especially since my niece and nephew have come along.  After the egg hunts and Easter baskets though it can be a little boring for the kiddos…until now.  It is Scavenger Hunt time. Scavenger Hunt Time To add a little more fun to the Easter celebration let’s have a scavenger hunt.  Yes, a scavenger hunt.  I always loved doing these as a kid, even as an adult, and at Easter it is even better.   There are jelly beans, chocolate and bunnies involved…can it get any more fun?? To print your FREE copy click HERE For kids of…

  • Robin’s Egg Cookies

    Easter is coming…. it will be here before we know, and if you are still looking for a sweet treat I have the perfect recipe for you. Robin’s Egg Cookies!  Trust me everyone will love these! Quick and Easy The beauty of these cookies is that they are not only delicious but they are also super easy to mix up.  I was ready to go put the first pan in the oven by the time the oven was done preheating.  There is no chilling or freezing needed for these sweet treats.   I love cookies that come together super quick, that means I can have them anytime I want them.…