Fourth of July with Krusteaz

I hate having to work over a holiday, don’t you? But here’s the thing…I cook as a JOB.  And cooking is what people tend to do over the holidays, especially in the summer. So what to do?  Cook?  Not cook?  Blog, not blog? Both. As an ambassador for Krusteaz, I get to try out all […]

Fourth of July Desserts

I can’t believe it’s Independence Day already.  Well, almost, anyway. It’s full on summer. Backyard barbeques, beach trips, pool days and wide open windows at night. Good stuff.  Let’s embrace it while we can, because I guarantee, in two blinks we will be wrapped up in parkas again, shivering in our boots, wishing for sunny […]

Crackle Colored Deviled Eggs

I posted this fun project a couple of years ago, and it was incredibly popular. Well, it’s Easter again, and ya know what? This is STILL an amazing idea, and so much fun. Plus, it’s as delicious as you want it to be. So…get in there and have some fun with it! (and by the […]

Kid Friendly Easter Food Projects

I am not a big Easter Holiday baker.  Heck, half the time, I even forget to color Easter eggs.  True story.  But I’m pretty good at finding cute things on Pinterest, and then thinking about making them, and then totally not making them. And here is a cute round up of those things, in case […]

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando

I’ve never been to Mardi Gras.  In fact, believe it or not, I’ve never even been to New Orleans.  I really need to remedy that, by the way.  But I don’t live in a cave, and I do know the culture, the parties, the food, the environment, the stigma, the grandiose–ness of it all. I […]

Holiday Baking with Krusteaz

I’m here to give you a heads up on the goodies, folks. As you know, I am one of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen, a position I adore.  A few days ago, I shared my Cheesy Corn Muffins with you, because they are perfect for a holiday meal.  But my cohorts, the REST of the Baker’s […]

Caramel Filled Brownie Cookies

Have you ever made brownies into cookies? I have.  A lot.  While I LOVE brownies – I truly do – sometimes I just want a cookie, and a deep, dark, chocolaty cookie is what I’m after.  These Caramel Filled Brownie Cookies fit that bill. So how do you make brownies into cookies? Simple.  You make […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes…Low Carb and a Giveaway!

I love being able to say that these cupcakes are Low Carb, though I know the sugar and chocolate lovers out there will be turned against this recipe already. I hope that’s not the case. Truth is, these cupcakes are so simple, so delicious, and so – YUM – that the fact that they are […]

Cheesy Corn Filled Holiday Corn Muffins

I bet you have a big holiday dinner coming up, don’t you?  Full of ham or turkey, lots of salads and sides, desserts and breads.  It’s a LOT of work. A lot. So I am here to help you.  No…I’m not making dinner FOR you.  I’m just here to offer a little help in the […]