Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pretzel Stacks


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 I just realized that this is the second chocolate-peanut butter combination I’ve made this week. I promise next week will be all about vegetables and fruits and healthy things…maybe. This is a super simple, no-brainer kind of recipe. I wanted to make a quick snack for the kids and … Read more

Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Bread


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 I call this breakfast bread, but really it can be eaten at any time of day. Personally, I think it makes a great late night snack.     That being said, we do love to have this bread for breakfast. It’s delicious toasted or just warmed in the microwave. … Read more

Oven Roasted Green Beans


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 This super simple side dish just screams Spring. (And it’s alliterative too.) I love fresh green beans and I always make sure we get our fill throughout spring and summer. When prepared this way, they make as tasty a snack as they do a side dish. I should know; … Read more

Versatile Baked Brown Rice Balls


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 These rice balls are not very traditional. From what I’ve seen, there are two traditional styles of rice balls – Italian ones made with risotto then deep fried and Japanese ones made with sushi rice. Both sometimes have fillings as well. While I love the idea of both, I … Read more

“Purple” Potatoes


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 I love cooking with red cabbage. The color is amazing and it makes everything look good. I’ve found that even my non-cabbage eating kids will gobble this up. And the color is definitely the reason. When you have girls who love the color purple, I guess that should go … Read more

Italian Breadsticks

Last Updated on March 14, 2023 I had quite a few requests for the breadstick recipe I mentioned in my baking day post earlier this week, so I knew I had to share. I can’t take credit for this recipe. It comes from my good friend Joy. It is without a doubt the best breadstick … Read more

Butter Pecan Banana Waffles


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 I am a huge fan of waffles, especially waffles that have an extra added ingredient or two in them. Take for example my bacon waffles – those are awesome! But these definitely come in a close second. This post is being linked to: Finer Things Friday at The Finer … Read more

Junior-Sized Baking Day


Last Updated on February 19, 2023 Whenever Crystal posts about doing a baking day, I always get a little excited to doing some extra baking, whether I was planning to or not. It worked rather nicely this week since  I really needed to get some done but couldn’t find the motivation. So I decided to … Read more

Ditch The Box And Never Look Back Brownies


Last Updated on March 14, 2023 This might be the most appropriately titled blog post I’ve ever written.  These brownies are really easy – as easy as mixing up a boxed brownie mix, at least in my opinion. But they taste so much better. They are chocolately and fudgy. If you’re a fan of cake-like … Read more

Welcome to the Virtual Great American Bake Sale


Last Updated on February 19, 2023 Every year across the United States, Share Our Strength asks people to host bake sales in their communities. These Great American Bake Sales raise funds for after-school and summer feeding programs–food programs that many kids depend on when school is not in session. Share Our Strength is a national … Read more