Easy Easter Cupcakes–Two Ways

I used to teach a lot of classes – cake decorating, cookie decorating, cupcake decorating.  It was fun, for sure, especially teaching busy moms that they, too, could make really fanciful things using products that were ready to go. For example, Pillsbury. Pillsbury makes a huge assortment of products that make a busy parent’s life […]

Irish Inspired Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

I’m sure you have been trolling Pinterest looking for inspiring foods to make next week…but do you need something delicious for St. Patty’s Day?  Look no further! Last night and this morning, I compiled a list of reader favorites.  I was pointed in so many directions and inspired by so many people! Unfortunately, I couldn’t […]

Peppermint Marshmallow Holiday Brownies

  Can you fathom that it is almost Christmas?  Like, in only a few days? It is.   And here I am, in Munich, Germany, typing this recipe for you on a computer where the letters are all in the wrong place, and I can’t find the delete button for the numerous occasions I keep […]

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Dip

I don’t think there is a single holiday season that there hasn’t been shrimp served at our gatherings. True story, and maybe this won’t be funny to you, but I’m telling it anyway. Every year for as long as I can remember, we all go to my Aunt Sylvia’s house for Christmas Eve.  Aunts and […]

Cream Cheese Ideas for the Holidays

Cream cheese. Creamy. Sweet. Delicious. Doesn’t make you fat at all. I kid, I kid. Every single bite is worth it. You know it, I know it. There’s nothing better than cream cheese. Now…I’m a cream cheese snob. If it’s not Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I don’t want it. Have you bought the store brand versions? […]

Gingerbread Latte

The holidays are upon us. It’s busy. It’s family filled. It’s travel filled. It’s just plain chaos, if we are being honest. Sometimes? We need a break. This? This is a break. A Gingerbread Latte.

Tip and Tricks for the Perfect Turkey

Thanksgiving. It’s almost here. You are likely about to be in the kitchen, prepping your meal. Folks will be over, you may have a kitchen full of family, toddlers underfoot, men wanting sandwiches before the bird has even been carved. Yes, there are holidays to prepare for, and turkey is one of those things that is always on the menu. […]

Candy Corn Treats

Candy Corn. You have three options: Love it. Hate it. Eat it either way until you are stupid sick because there’s always a bowl of it out this time of year. Now, while you may not be a huge fan of this super sweet treat, most people will agree that it’s a fun looking fall […]

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 […]