The Best of 2009


I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of our family’s favorite recipes that I posted throughout 2009. However, I didn’t realize what a challenge that would be! So instead of just one recipe a month, I decided to give two for each month. I know I’m leaving out so many … Read more

Homemade McDonald’s McSnack Wraps


A few months ago, my husband fell hard for the newest McDonald’s goodie – the McSnack Wrap. It’s like a Big Mac rolled up in a snack-sized tortilla. He would pick one up whenever he needed a little pick-me-up while working late at night. So I was more than excited when he said he wanted … Read more

Some End Of Year Housekeeping


We are home and recovering nicely from our trip out of town to spend Christmas with my family. We had a wonderful time, aside from my husband’s rather violent reaction to shellfish on Christmas Eve that had him out of commission much of Christmas Day. I hope you had a wonderful (and uneventful) Christmas! Now … Read more

Holiday Memories & Walmart Giveaway

I think most people will agree that the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, is a favorite time of year. I know it’s always been one of my favorites. For me, it’s a time full of tradition and memories – both from my own childhood and from the traditions and memories we are building … Read more

Coffee & Cream Dream Cookies from Domino Sugar


As I’ve been doing my Christmas baking over the past few weeks, I’ve really wanted to add a few new-to-me recipes to my tried and true collection. I think I’ve found a winner! These are Coffee & Cream Dream Cookies from the Domino sugar website. I am SO in love with these cookies. They have … Read more

Rudolph’s Red-Nosed Cookies


These cookies are another recipe from my retro/traditional cookie collection. I remember my grandma making these when I was little and they were always one of my favorites. Although back then, I tended to just pick the cherry out of the center and leave the rest for someone else. I don’t do that anymore though, … Read more

Nutella Fudge Bonbons


I am honored to have this post included in the Deck The Blogs feature at During last month’s #SOSFood chat on twitter, I was schooled in the awesomeness that is Nutella. I knew what Nutella was, but I had never tried it. Within seconds of admitting that, at least a dozen people expressed their … Read more

Homemade Pierogi


I am the type of person that loves tradition. I cling to the traditions of my childhood and I’m always making sure to create new traditions for my family. I view traditions as the ties that bind a family together throughout the years. So when food and tradition merge into one, you know I’m all … Read more

Candy Cane Snowballs –


I know…another snowball recipe! I guess they’re just popular around here. Either that, or “snowball” is just a really good, generic name for any ball-shaped cookie dough that’s rolled in a sugar. Regardless, these cookies are great! I’ve made these every year for the past 6 or 7 years at least. The kids really look … Read more

A Little Bit Of Christmas


Christmas has been a little subdued at our house for the past two years. Our house has been on the market and many of our Christmas decorations are packed away in storage. So, we’ve made do with what’s on hand. Plus, there’s the fact that my father-in-law is Santa Claus. It’s virtually impossible to be … Read more