DIY Mother’s Day Cookies

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to show your appreciation for the most important woman in your life than to bake her some cookies! Even if you’re not an expert baker this simple recipe and DIY design anyone can do.  So let’s start baking!     Ingredients you’ll need for the sugar…

Roasted Green Tomato Soup

Ahhh winter is finally here and the weather forecast in your area is probably cold or you’re having a bit of snow. Stepping out in this kind of cold weather this time of year can be daunting.   No better time then to bust out your favorite soup recipes! This particular recipe is healthy, easy, inexpensive, and…

Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and many households across the country will be baking pies this year, why not put a twist on a regular pie crust.  Some people prefer to make their own (click HERE for a pie crust recipe), while others prefer to skip the work and just buy store-bought pie crusts….

Labor Day Inspired White Chocolate Bark

In America we celebrate Labor Day on Monday September 5th and it’s right around the corner! So today was a perfect excuse for me to get a head start on making some Labor Day sweet treats for a party. White Chocolate Cherry Bark with chocolate dipped & bedazzled Rainer Cherries. Making bark is simple. All you need is…

Tofu Fries

Who doesn’t love to chomp on French fries occasionally? Of course I like to make healthier alternatives when feeding my son so I had an idea to make some Tofu Fries! I made these two ways. One with a sweet smokehouse rub and spicy cilantro sauce (above pic).  The other way was Asian style with…

Lychee Panna Cotta

Panna = Cream Cotta = Cooked COOKED CREAM! Got it? You learn something new everyday! Shopping at my favorite specialty grocery store I came across batches of lychees.  I was intrigued because I have never tried a lychee before so I grabbed a bunch since they were about $1.50 a pound. The texture, once you…

Fried Buttermilk Pancake Sticks

Who doesn’t love a fresh batch of buttermilk pancakes to greet them in the morning? I wanted to make some pancakes but for some reason I thought of frying them (hey why not).  The week before I had wanted to make churros and read that you can basically make them with a pancake recipe.  So I decided…

Caramel Bowls

If you have 5 minutes and some caramel lying around then you can make these easy caramel bowls!   So who has 5 minutes to spare? Great! Just follow the simple steps below and you too can serve these easy to make unique treats! First Step: Make your own caramel sauce.  Simple recipe HERE Second Step: Take a…

Fruit Skewers

Today’s blog post is something really cool I did and I think all the parents and/or people who interact with kids out there will enjoy this as well.  Not sure if many of you know I am the mother to a busy little boy named, J’den, who turns 3 years old in May.  I am constantly…

Blackberry Jam

  Do you know what today is? Yep. Flashback Friday to be exact!  This post is from about a year ago and wanted to repost. The blackberries in this recipe can be substituted with any fruit or vegetable. All you need are (2 cups) blackberries, (1 cup) white sugar, (2 teaspoons) cornstarch, and (1-2 tablespoon) ground…