Easter Basket Chocolates

Easter Basket Chocolates

Getting stuff together to put in my children (and husband’s) Easter baskets is always so much fun for me! With spring in the air and the summer heat arriving soon I usually put some type of swimming or water toys in my kids baskets. This year I will be flying in from out of town late Saturday night to be home in time for Easter so I have had to do a lot of my shopping AND chocolate making a head of time. Luckily I was able to receive a fun package from Chocoley just in time to use their chocolates, …

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast has always been a fun one in our house. But lets be honest really any reason to celebrate is a good day in our home. I was raised by a mom who made every holiday special and elaborate. I know not everyone agrees with that and some call it lavish and over the top. But I have very fond memories on each and every holiday growing up! And I have my mom to thank for that. So through out the years I have tried to transform my home to the home that I grew up in. Making each …

Apple Crepes

Apple Crepes

Our family has a hot breakfast a couple times a week. And by hot breakfast I mean either french toast, waffles or pancakes and all of these include eggs and usually bacon and occasionally sausage. We top ours with my favorite buttermilk syrup and fruit. And ps I am a HUUUUGE fan of Zaycon’s Bacon! You need to try it out. But anyways back to breakfast…so on the weeks where I feel like I have made the same type of breakfast over and over again I try to throw in something a little different and that is where these crepes …

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread Coffee Cake  Ingredients: 1 box of Chocolate Swirl Crumb Cake Mix 1/2 cup water 1 egg 2 Tablespoons oil 3 bananas Instructions: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.Lightly grease 8x8x2-inch pan.In a medium bowl stir together water, egg, and oil. Add in cake mx until moistened. (Batter will still be lumpy)Take 2 bananas and mash them and then add into the batter. Then stir together.Take the last banana and slice it. Then gently stir in banana slices.Spoon 1/2 of the batter into pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 of the topping over batter.Drop the remaining batter in small …

St Patricks Day Sugar Cookies

St Patricks Day Sugar Cookies

Whenever a holiday comes around sugar cookies always come to my mind! No matter what holiday it is! So this year I decided to step up my sugar cookie game after taking a sugar cookie decorating class in February. I am not going to lie frosting these cookies were time consuming. Maybe its because I decided to do cookies the size of my face or maybe because I need a little more practice.  But all I know is that I spent a few too many hours decorating them while my son was at preschool and my daughter sleeping. But in …

Mint Brownies

Mint Brownies

With Saint Patricks Day tomorrow I feel like my mind has still been on all things mint! And so here are the beloved mint brownies that have become ever so popular over the years at parties, family gatherings, or just as dessert! These are great made ahead and can even be put in the freezer! Make sure you use margarine or they will not set up the same and when you put them on the fridge or freezer you will get a weird film on top of them instead of the glossy smooth finish like the margarine will do to …

Mini Carrot Cake Crumb Doughnuts

Mini Carrot Cake Crumb Doughnuts

I feel like there is just something about mini doughnuts. They are just so cute and easy to eat. Plus you won’t feel guilty when you pop a couple in your mouth since they are mini! I have always loved muffins, making muffins and eating muffins. These baked doughnuts have taken my love for baking “muffin-type” things to a whole other level! These mini doughnuts are practically the same as making muffins instead you throw the batter in mini doughnut tins and you have got yourself some cute mini doughnuts to enjoy! These mini carrot cake doughnuts are the perfect …

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

I use my slow cooker on a regular basis and it has become one of my favorite tools in my kitchen. When life gets crazy slow cooker meals are always the way to go to be able to still get a warm meal on the table for you and your loved ones. When I was at build your blog conference a few weeks ago I was able to sit and listen to an event given by Taste of Home magazine where he talked about when they publish magazines the ones that feature slow cooker recipes are always their top sellers. …

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

Why do I love girl scout cookie season so much….I ask myself that question every year. I always eat way too many girl scout cookies and so does the rest of my family. Before I knew that it was “that time of year” my husband walked in with a large box full of every single kind of girl scout cookies. I think I may have loved him more that day then the day I married him haha kidding but honestly it totally made my day! I could not wait to start eating/experimenting. And with St. Patricks day right around the …