Ranch Bake-In-Slices Bread

This is going to be a little crazy all over the place, so please bear with me, but I have a lot of ground to cover. First -and most importantly- my entire family thanks you for all the condolences and expressions of support you’ve shared with us after the loss of Val. It means more [Read On]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  Soup equals my bonus mom, Val. She is the Soup Queen. Almost without fail, anytime someone is invited over for dinner -whether family or friend- soup and muffins were on the menu. Val said that was because soup and muffins were almost always inexpensive, easy to make, and delicious. Val is the soup queen. [Read On]

Freeze and Bake Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones | Make Ahead Mondays

Update: The Pick Giveaway Winner plugin chose Jana as the winner of our Folgers Holiday Exclusive Gift Pack. Congratulations, Jana! Check your email! A couple months ago, I hauled out of bed on a Saturday morning, pulled back my hair and put on my face, put some clothes on that I hoped were cute (who [Read On]

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Chinese Sausage

I don’t know whether you’re aware of this or not, but I have a serious Brussels sprouts fixation.¬† I’ve shared my ultimate favourite way of eating them before but there is no such thing as too many good ways to prepare the sweet little cabbages so I have another gorgiferous and splendid Brussels sprouts recipe [Read On]

Instant Vanilla Chai Mix | Make Ahead Mondays

Tea has a way -unlike coffee- of making time slow down just a bit. This time of year and this season of life, I feel like time needs all the slowing down I can possibly get. I’m trying, with varying degrees of success, to accomplish parenting and homeschooling five boys (two of whom are teenagers), [Read On]

Banana Churros with Butter Rum Caramel | A Party Wrap-up

Hello, gorgeous dessert. Of all the recipes¬† I’ve done for the Captain Morgan’s Spice Up the Holidays campaign, this is the one that disappeared the fastest. I guess it’s natural, what with being deep-fried and all… I introduce to you my final recipe that I developed for the contest: Banana Churros with Buttered Rum Caramel [Read On]

Salted Caramel Corn | Make Ahead Mondays

  Update: The Pick Giveaway Winner plugin chose Christi P. as the winner of the Whirly Pop and Coconut Oil. Look for the email I’ve sent you, Christi! I can’t even wait for you to get to try these things. Congratulations! My Grandma is one of my biggest cooking heroes. She has spent the majority [Read On]

Jerk Chicken Bites with Rum Glazed Pineapple

As a participant in the Captain Morgan’s Spice Up the Holidays Contest, I was charged with -among other things- developing three recipes (a cocktail, an appetizer, and a dessert) featuring either Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum or their Black Spiced Rum to serve at a party. My first recipe was the Dark & Stormy Orchard; [Read On]