Garden Fresh Summer Pasta Salad


Corn. Tomatoes. Cucumbers.  Fresh greens and herbs. What could spell out summer any better? Well, you could add pasta. Summer is all about ease.  Easy eating, easy prep, easy clean up.  It’s hot, y’all, so let’s keep it simple.  No one wants to be trapped indoors over a stovetop or scorching oven.  So what do […]

Cinco de Mayo Shrimp Pico Pasta


Know what’s coming up? Cinco de Mayo. Know what people love to do on Cinco de Mayo? Spend 14 hours creating a complex and time consuming dinner.  And getting root canals. Unfortunately, this recipe is neither of those things, and yet, I am going to share it with you.  You know, just in case you […]

Get Ready to Run…Mudderella Style!


  I am not a runner. Seriously? Zombie Apocalypse happens, I am the one using my brain, not running.  I’m the one who will have a stash of Jolly Ranchers and vodka and strong men to trade (I think my trading power will be pretty up there), and NOT the one on the run. But […]

Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes…and a Giveaway


Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes. Let that sink in for a minute. Sounds like spring and summer, all wrapped up in a nice little bow, doesn’t it?  Yeah, it kinda does.  Flavors like citrus and berries just shout warm weather, and these tasty cupcakes do not disappoint. I was challenged by Pillsbury to take a couple of […]

Mini Caramelized Peach & Onion Flatbreads


Remember that sweet job I have, working with Krusteaz? Well, I’m back with a new recipe for you.  And this one couldn’t be easier. It’s finally spring here in the mountains – I’ve even seen BLOSSOMS – and there hasn’t been snow on the ground for at least a few minutes.  The grass is actually […]

Fight Hunger


Being hungry isn’t something I really think about.  Not really.  Sure, I complain many times a week that I am starvvvving, but I’m not.  I’m just wanting something I likely shouldn’t be having. And where I live?  I’m not faced with seeing hunger.  I live in a tight community.  Perhaps I am turning a blind […]

Espresso Chocolate and Almond Cake


This Espresso Chocolate and Almond Cake looks fancy, doesn’t it?  Looks like it took a long time, lots of bowls, lots of effort. Wrong. There are a lot of folks in the blogging world that shun the box mix, but kids…I am not one of them.  Yes, I do know how to make a cake […]

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 […]

Toasted Coconut Mango Cupcakes…and a Giveaway


I’ve found it, kiddos…the perfect flavor to kick off SPRING.  I don’t know about you, but I am about sick to death of winter.  I have had the fortune of being in Florida, Las Vegas, and Houston the past couple of weeks, and got a taste of summer.  Pools and glorious sunshine?  Yes, please.  Then […]