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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Are you catching your breath since Thanksgiving and before Christmas gets in full swing?  I still have not.  We have gone right from Thanksgiving to trying to get part of our kitchen remodeled before we have Christmas dinner at our house.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Boozy Pumpkin Streusel Pie

As promised, well almost, I have a Boozy Pumpkin Streusel Pie.  I did not find the pumpkin cream I was wanting to use but I came up with an even better idea!
Monday, November 14, 2016

Extra Spicy Pumpkin Pie

Fall desserts as you all know are my favorite!  I start with a traditional Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe and then add in a few extra spices. I made 2 pumpkin pies last Friday night, 1 for us and 1 I took to Lexington for Billy :)  I love taking surprises with me when we go to visit!
Saturday, November 5, 2016

No Peel Slow Cooker Applesauce

I love homemade applesauce but HATE to peel all those apples to make it.  This No Peel method is what my mom did when I was growing up.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Jalapeno Popper Pumpkin Cheese ball

Need a festive dish to share at a Halloween party or a fall birthday party?  Then here is just the dish for you!
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This cake has become a fall favorite in my house.  I baked one last week and it was eaten before I could even take pictures of it.  As you can see this one is also about gone :)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Baked Sausage Ravioli

I have for you another quick and easy dinner.  If you are like us sometimes you need a dish you can throw together and have it ready to eat in under an hour.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wild Rice Soup with Mushrooms and Chicken

I love when I find a product that is super fast to fix and taste great.. all I have to do is add a few special items and it becomes gourmet.  You would never know this soup started as a soup mix ;)
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Tomorrow it is back to reality.  Bill and I have been vacationing in Gatlinburg the last week.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

It is a toss up for my favorite between my previous post of  Pumpkin Cake Roll and these Pumpkin Cupcakes.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll

Today I finally got around to some of my fall baking!  First off is a request from Bill.  One of his favorite pumpkin recipes is my childhood favorite Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy


Oh comfort food at it's best!  I love anything with mashed potatoes and gravy!  Fall has arrived here in Ohio finally this weekend.  The temperatures are to be in the 70's!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Overnight French Toast Croissant Casserole

This breakfast casserole was awesome.  There are 2 things I really like about this casserole, 1 it was an overnight casserole and 2 the heavenly crunchy cinnamon topping!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

3 Meat Breakfast Egg Bake

Brunch to me is a treat.  I love to be invited to showers that are a Brunch with all my favorite treats, Egg Bakes, Danishes, Fruit and Yogurt to name a few.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Cookies and Cream Pudding Pops

I love freezer desserts in the summer!  These Pudding Pops hit the spot.
Sunday, August 7, 2016

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

Here is my 5th place winner in the Poultry competition.  The picture is not very good as it was taken out at the fair after I was awarded my ribbon.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms

This was my entry for the Hor d' oeuvres category for dish of the day at the fair last week.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Raspberry Monkey Bread

Last night at the fair was Raspberry and Poultry night.  In the raspberry category I entered Raspberry Monkey Bread.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Baby Food Spice Cake

Here is my Taste of the Unexpected dish of the day for 2016.  I won 4th place with my Baby Food Spice Cake

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Apple Crisp Cookies -- 2016 Best Cookie in the County winner

My Apple Crisp Cookies have been awarded the Best Cookie in the County today at the Clark County Fair.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Have extra banana nut bread..... Make Banana Nut Bread Pudding!
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Salted Caramel Mocha Milkshake

I probably should call this a Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie because I actually drink mine for breakfast :) and a Smoothie sounds more like breakfast than a Milkshake.  Either way these are awesome!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

It is going to be a hot weekend here in Ohio so why not pull out that ice cream maker and make some delicious Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Pulled Pork

I usually use a pork roast or pork shoulder to make my pulled pork.  This week Meijer had Center Cut Boneless Pork Loins on sale.  I love when I can buy a big piece of meat and use it for several different meals.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Brunch Skillet Bake


I am on vacation this week and decided to make myself some brunch.  I love the idea of brunch because I am not always a breakfast eater but I am hungry before lunch.  This is the perfect solution.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Best Fried Potatoes

After Cally's graduation party I had baked potatoes coming out my ears.  We had a baked potato bar and there sure were a lot left over.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Roasted Asparagus with Mushrooms and Bacon

I could have made a meal out of this Asparagus, mushrooms and bacon tonight!  It reminds me of my roasted Brussels sprouts.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Vanilla Cupcakes

I have been searching for the "perfect Vanilla Cupcake.... I think my search may be over.....

Friday, June 3, 2016

Lemon Bread Pudding with Lemon Curd

Oh so good Lemon Bread Pudding with Lemon Curd.  Sounds like a lot of lemon but it was really refreshing and delicious!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Best way to reheat Lee's Chicken

If you are like me and have a lot of left over chicken ( I probably had 75 pieces ) then you need this tip for reheating your chicken so it taste just like you bought it at the restaurant.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Garlic and Parsley Potatoes

I love potatoes no matter how they are fixed!  Garlic and Parsley Potatoes have to rank right up there at the top of my list!  Melted butter and garlic are a weakness of mine.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Chicken and Veggie Shish Kabobs

It is grilling time!!!  I love to cook on the grill.  It is also a plus to be able to fix everything on the grill that equals less clean up and I am all for that!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Boozy Blond Brownie Sundae


These Boozy Blond Brownies are good all by themselves or add them to a dish with some caramel and ice cream for a super duper dessert.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Creamy Chicken Skillet Dinner

I love a white pasta sauce that is made with my favorite White Bourbon Barrel Aged Wine.  While visiting Billy last fall we went to Talon Winery and I bought a bottle of Forbidden.  Just reading the back of the bottle makes it sound scrumptious.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apple Pie Pancakes


Oh wow these pancakes were delicious!  I love apple pie and the pancakes tasted just like it.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mixed Berry Almond Sweet Roll Cake


Here is the Mixed Berry Almond Sweet Roll Cake I had talked about in my Lemon Sweet Roll post.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bourbon and Cinnamon Ice Cream

It is almost ice cream season!  I have gotten my ice cream maker out and I am starting to experiment with my new summer flavors.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Quick and Easy French Toast

I have found the perfect French Toast Recipe.  
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lemon Sweet Roll Cake


If you have been around awhile you will know that Lemon is one of my favorite flavors.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf


Oh my how can you go wrong with bourbon and bacon???  You can't!!!
Sunday, April 3, 2016

French Vanilla Cinnamon Roll Cake

I love Cinnamon Rolls but hate to make them.  The part I hate is working with yeast and the rising of the dough.  But it could be too I hate the time that it takes to make cinnamon rolls.  Wait no more for the awesome taste of a cinnamon roll when you make this French Vanilla Cinnamon Roll Cake.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tuna Egg Salad

Have left over Easter eggs?  I have an idea ........ make Tuna Egg Salad!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bites

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Bites are cute and super easy to make.  Have them as a light and sweet brunch dish idea.  Or just pop them in your mouth any time of the day!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Coconut Cream and Chocolate Cream Pie

Can not decide what flavor cream pie you want to make ...... I have an idea, make both!  Here is my version of a Half and Half Coconut Cream Pie and Chocolate Cream Pie.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Maker's Mark Steak Marinade

I will be marinading every stake from now on with this Bourbon Marinade.  The steak was the juiciest steak I have ever eaten.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

St Patty's Coconut Pecan Shortbread

Yummy!  This cookie reminds me of cookies that we called Butter Ball Cookies in my family.  We made Butter Ball Cookies at Christmas.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lasagna Shells

A new twist on traditional Lasagna and a whole lot faster to get on the table 
Monday, March 7, 2016

Chicken Pot Pie

This is one of our favorite comfort foods!  I was really never a fan of pot pies as a kid.  Even today I do not like frozen pot pies but this homemade pot pie is terrific.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Amanda's Birthday Cake

We helped celebrate our Future Daughter-in-Laws birthday yesterday.  As part of Cally's birthday gift to Amanda she made her this lovely birthday cake.  Just wait until you see the inside :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My favorite Soup Recipes

Here is a collection of some of my favorite soups that are on the blog.