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 […]

Strawberry and Rosemary Chicken and Waffles


I am a chicken and waffles freak.  Seriously…I can’t take it.  If I see it on a menu, it’s mine.  I’ve had just about every variety – many of which were in Las Vegas – and every version excites me. For this recipe I created for Krusteaz, I combined a couple of my favorite chicken […]

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies


Did you know that coffee really brings out the flavor of chocolate? It does. The first time I really had the two together was in 1999, when I booked my first trip as a grown up (yes, really) to Hawaii.  We went on a dinner cruise, and at the end, we were gifted with a […]

Linguine with Prosciutto, Mushrooms, and Peas


I grew up thinking that pasta required one of two things: Tomato sauce or cheese. It’s taken me some time to realize that there are so many more pasta possibilities…be it a creamy white sauce, rose, vodka sauce, mushroom sauce, or something much lighter, such as a vinaigrette. Once I started traveling abroad, I really […]