How To Cut Cantaloupe


We love cantaloupe. We love honeydew. And we love watermelon. And as much as I love serving these healthy and well-loved fruits to my family, I used to dread the whole cutting-up process. But one day, my husband and I stumbled on this method as we were cutting a cantaloupe. It truly is an easy … Read more

Baked Green Olive Cheese Puffs


I originally made this recipe for a birthday party for my mother-in-law. She loves green olives and I knew she’d enjoy these. I was right. She loved them, and so did everyone else that had some. I’ve since made them countless times as an appetizer when entertaining and even just as a special snack for … Read more



I am still living in my imaginary world where I actually have a garden. And that imaginary garden is overflowing with squash, just like all the real gardens I read about across the blogosphere. With the price of squash so low in grocery stores right now, my vicarious living has been very easy. Fortunately, my … Read more

Share Our Strength Twitter Fundraiser – Join Me!

Remember a few months when I put together the Virtual Great American Bake Sale ebooks? The ebooks were filled with tons of recipes from many wonderful bloggers. And 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the ebooks went directly to Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale program. I am so passionate about raising … Read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Truffles


So, I love chocolate. And I love homemade baked goods. But I don’t love heating up my kitchen when it is sweltering hot outside. What’s a poor chocolate-craving girl to do in that situation? Why, make a no-bake treat, of course! This recipe is reminiscent of the classic no-bake cookie, but it’s a little easier, … Read more

Very Veggie Pasta Salad


I’m sure my affinity for pasta salads has been made quite clear the past few weeks. There is just nothing better on a hot summer night than a refreshing pasta salad, at least as far as I’m concerned. This pasta salad was used as a side dish for our family, but it could easily be … Read more

Top 10 Chicken Recipes


While I am at BlogHer, and stuffing my face with lots of fabulous food made by someone else, I thought it would be fun to share some of my personal top 10 favorites. So, here are my 10 favorite chicken recipes from this site. Chicken Parmesan Fingers over Garlic Spaghetti Honey Chicken Over Veggie Rice … Read more

Homemade Cracker Jack


For my son’s baseball-themed birthday party this weekend, I wanted to serve peanuts and cracker jack. I just thought it wouldn’t be much of a baseball party without them. We found the peanuts without a problem, but the cracker jack was another story. Have they stopped making Cracker Jack? We looked everywhere and couldn’t find … Read more

Baseball Cake Pops


I fell in love with Bakerella’s cake pops a few months ago. I knew I had to make them ASAP. Well, ASAP turned into about 3 months, but I’m glad to say I’ve finally tackled this project. We had a party for our son’s fifth birthday on Sunday. We were having a baseball-themed party and … Read more

Black Bean & Mango Salsa


This salsa is so simple but so good. I really like it because, while I love salsa, I don’t really enjoy eating fresh tomato-based salsa. I’m just not a big fan of raw tomatoes. So this is the perfect alternative.