My Top 5 Appetizers for Entertaining


I love appetizers! I am the kind of person that will go out to eat and order one or two appetizers in place of a meal. There’s just something so great about food that you can eat with your fingers and that usually involves dipping. To me, that’s the ultimate meal! For most of our … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Latte


  My husband loves the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. When they are available, he’ll pick up one every so often. I usually stick with my plain, black coffee, but I’ll have a sip or two of his. And I’ll admit, they are very good. So I thought it would be a fun treat to … Read more

Thanksgiving This & That

Well, I’m checking in just a little late to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it was a great day filled with delicious food for everyone. We were at home this year with just my father-in-law joining us. But I still made a huge dinner just so we could enjoy all the … Read more

Candied Pecans


  I love candied pecans! They are great right out of the oven – hot, crispy and fragrant. Then they taste reminiscent of those nuts you can buy at from a vendor at the mall. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. But the nice thing about this method for making candied pecans is … Read more

Chicken & Cheese Manicotti


Everything about this dish just screamed “comfort food” to me as I was putting it together. And is there any better time than a chilly Sunday night to indulge in a little comfort food? This dish has definite kid-appeal, even with the little bit of spinach. Fortunately, my kids don’t balk at spinach in their … Read more

Pear and Cream Cheese Muffins


It’s  a good thing my children never get tired of muffins. I love to have muffins on hand all the time. They are my favorite option for a quick, grab-and-go breakfast. They make a perfect snack. Sometimes, they even double as dessert in a pinch. Muffins freeze beautifully and there is no end to the … Read more

Maple Pecan Cookies

It’s just about time to start on the Christmas baking around our house. I like to get started early and then freeze either cookies or dough. That way, I can do a few batches each week leading up to Christmas. Then, by the time Christmas rolls around, I’m all set and ready to go. I’ve … Read more

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup


I love coming up with new soups for our family. We’re all such soup fans and while I could easily be happy just eating two or three different kinds of soup, I know that the rest of my family prefers more variety than that. So I view it as a personal challenge to see how … Read more

Rich and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese


Sometimes, there’s is just nothing like a comforting, soul-warming plate full of homemade macaroni and cheese. In our family, we love it baked and bubbly or quick and easy straight out of the pot. It’s a go to side dish when I don’t know what else to make with something. But sometimes, I get the … Read more

A Few Quick Things

It’s my birthday and I’m taking the day off. My husband has generously offered to be in charge of all our meals today and I couldn’t help but take him up on it. There are a few things I want to share with you first though. Doing something good is easy this weekend. Head over … Read more