Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple Cinnamon Cake

I have had this recipe  for Apple Cinnamon Cake printed out and ready to be made for years.  I saw this cake with globs of apple pie filling in the middle and it screamed “MAKE ME!!!”  Like many of you, however, I printed the recipe and then it slowly made its way into a pile […]

Celebrating Family with Bar-S

Bar-S Hot Dogs 100 Days of Summer

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bar-S Foods for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My family has been enjoying Bar-S products for decades.  Cookouts have marked family reunions, graduations, birthdays and other big events. Wherever we have lived in the USA,  Bar-S hot dogs have made an appearance at […]

#SnacktoSchool Oatmeal Clusters with Raisins #LoveYourRaisins

Oatmeal Raisin Clusters #loveyourraisins #snacktoschool

It has always been really important to me that my kids love raisins.  From the time they were little, I pushed California raisins as snacks because I knew they were full of fiber, potassium and iron.  Also, I loved the portability of a super naturally-sweet snack.  We could eat raisins anywhere and the kids wouldn’t […]

Graze: Snacks Brought Right to Your Door

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about you, but the busier I get, the worse I eat.  I start reaching for whatever is available because there is no time to think or shop or plan.  Now that school has […]

The Holiday Kosher Baker #cookbookreview

Fruit Crisp from the Holiday Kosher Baker #cookbookreview #glutenfree

I can never say no to baking books of any kind, especially when they are filled with chocolate, fruit and cinnamon in the form of cookies, breads and cakes. The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts by Paula Shoyer is just such a book.  It takes the reader through the year of big […]

Putting Some Spicy Habenero #SauceOn Southern Food

Pork Grillades over Grits #SauceOn #shop #SouthernFood

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. I believe in diving into local cuisine.  When I moved to Florida a little over three years ago, I started making all things Southern.   It wasn’t too  long before I made grillades (pronounced Gree-Yahds).   They are seared meat medallions […]

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

My family loves pie, but it’s gotten to be a bit of a chore for me to turn on the oven.  You know, summer, heat, discomfort; I don’t care to mix the oven with the weather at all.  However, once in a while, a storm blows through and the temperature doesn’t get up to the […]

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.