Chocolate Popcorn Squares

No Bake Chocolate Popcorn Squares with Peanut Butter

It’s Improv Cooking Challenge time again.  I missed last month because I was on vacation sans computer or anything internet oriented.  It was a glorious ten days of unplugging which gave me a chance to recharge and reorganize my life.   I am back and rolling with this month’s theme, which is Peanuts and Popcorn.  It’s […]

Combating Digestive Issues with Lifeway Kefir

Lifeway Kefir Lowfat Cultured Milk Smoothies #KefirCreations #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. My house is full of folks who suffer various digestive maladies.  My husband has IBS, which speeds everything up, I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which slows everything down and my kids eat weird things in large quantities (ask my […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

When life gets busy, I often turn to baking mixes.  There isn’t much quicker than a batch of brownies.  Except, they get boring, says the lady who doesn’t even eat them.  I hate making the same thing over and over again.  So I add a little zip and zing.  Sometimes I add chocolate chip cookie […]

Cast Iron Skillet Brownie

Cast Iron Skillet Brownie #chocolate #nutella

I promised skillet dishes and so here is yet another.  This Cast Iron Skillet Brownie is inspired by THIS ONE by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.  Looking at such a delightful treat, I knew it was high time that I added one to my repertoire, too.

Cheesy Sausage Biscuit Skillet

Cheese and Sausage Biscuit Skillet #bread #breakfast

A recipe similar to this Cheesy Sausage Biscuit Skillet is pictured on my kitchen calendar.  All month, fourth son has been staring at it and mentioning it as he walks by it.  When I told him that I was actually going to be making it for dinner, he  was a happy camper. ***ANNOUNCEMENT*** I have […]

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have never made a skillet cookie or brownie or cake before. I have seen many all over the internet. I have also seen little mini-skillets sold in stores attached to cookie and brownie mixes. While I have been tempted by these awesome looking treats, I have been reluctant to dig out my cast iron […]

#Cookbook Review: Dairy Made Easy

Hot Fudge Sundae on a Stick

With the number of school days left down to single digits, my efforts are focused not on making fancy gourmet dinners, but on just getting through.  Luckily, I was asked to review Dairy Made Easy: Triple-Tested Recipes for Every Day which is full of easy, delicious meal ideas.  For this review, I chose to make […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie: drink your favorite sandwich!

No matter how old I get, I show no signs of outgrowing my love and adoration for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  These days they are served up on toasted gluten free bread with unsweetened peanut butter and all-fruit jam.  As I was making up smoothies this week, I got to thinking that a Peanut […]

King’s Ranch Pasta and Cheese

King's Ranch Pasta and Cheese

Time is rushing on toward summer. It seems like we were complaining so much that winter wouldn’t leave and now there are only two weeks left until summer vacation starts! With time spinning crazily out of control, I turn to simple dinner recipes. I found a cookbook on clearance called Southern Living Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook […]

Honey Lemon Lime Raspberry Yogurt Pops

Honey Lemon Lime Yogurt Pops with Raspberries: a cool and healthy treat

How is that title for a delicious mouthful?  I couldn’t shorten it because all of the flavors of honey and lemon and lime, plus the big bites of raspberry swimming in Greek yogurt all needed mentioning.  These are some great snacks: healthy, full of protein and real fruit.  I even got my harshest critic, The […]

Malcolm’s Opinion Counts #WalmartLovesCats

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step and Meow Mix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Little kids and animals know what they like.  Believe me, if they don't like it, they are not going to eat it.  Oh you can cajole children, even bribe them with treats […]