Sunday, December 26, 2010

Great books!

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

As I sat thinking today, I started to think about some of my favorite books. So, I thought I would share them with you!

I enjoy fiction. To narrow it down some more, I really enjoy inspirational fiction. I have read soooo many books in the genre, that I decided to become Raleigh's Christian Book Examiner! I actually signed up for this title a while ago and have written a few articles on the subject so far.

Here are a few of my favorite titles:

The Potluck Club is one of my favorite fiction series. It combines great writing with food and to me that is a perfect combination!

Chateau of Echos is a long one with its 419 pages! This book will keep you guessing as to what is going to happen next!

Homespun Christmas was one of the first inspirational fiction books I ever read!

Stranded in Paradise is a very easy read!

In case you need a place to purchase these books in the Raleigh, NC area...go to: Family Christian Bookstore

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My new fuzzy slippers

How are slippers food related, you may ask...Well, they're not! I have this thing for warm fuzzy socks and slippers. I just like them. I like my feet to be super warm so I pair up socks and slippers to make sure they are toasty!

Here is a picture of my newest pair of fuzzy slippers. Aren't they cute?

I got these for $3.00 on Black Friday. What a deal!

I think electric slippers are a great idea! Have you ever seen them? I haven't...maybe I should patent that idea...too late...I just let my secret out to the world.

Today is the first official day of winter...a great day to buy yourself a new pair of fuzzy slippers!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stock the kitchen for Christmas (or any time)

I received an email from Organizational management, who shared with me their blog post about stocking the is a preview:

Spices Cupboard

If you aren’t familiar with go-to spices, you want to get acquainted starting now. Spices can make all the difference in your cooking and can take a cheap cut of meat from drab to fab. Technically, they aren’t all spices, but they’re all used to add a kick to main dishes, soups and stews.

1. Garlic powder. For those evenings when you aren’t in the mood to mince fresh garlic, garlic powders adds the same garlic-y goodness with just a few sprinkles .

2. Sea salt. It’s healthier than regular salt and if you’re a fan of coarse salt, sea salt will knock your socks off.

3. Various types of whole or ground pepper. Fresh ground black pepper is brilliant, but check out white and pink pepper which add an interesting dimension.

4. Sage. Perhaps a vastly underused spice, ground sage is ideal for homemade rubs and marinades and pairs well with chicken.

5. Red chili flakes. A few red chili flakes can make all of the difference when making chicken or beef.

6. Chili powder. Use it for basic chili recipes, but also for fish tacos.

7. Bay leaves. Even a dried bay leaf can add significant warmth to stews or a slow-cooked bolognese.

8. Ground coriander. We’d never choose ground coriander over the real deal, but for some dishes, this spice adds a fresh element that can’t be captured with anything else.

9. Onion powder. If your family is finicky about onions, use onion powder to add the same aroma without getting bits of onion all over the food .

10. Cumin. Ground cumin is one of our favorite spices to work with, especially when making soups or working with pork.

11. Ground mustard. Add serious intensity to your beef with ground mustard.

12. Cayenne pepper. It’s delicious for chicken and can also be used to make Mexican hot chocolate.

13. Paprika. Paprika is a secret ingredient for many for cooking up the perfect burger.

14. Basic steak seasoning. This can be a Montreal steak seasoning or any seasoning meant for beef that your family enjoys.

15. Dried thyme. This is one dried herb that can almost stand up to its fresh counterpart. We love it on pork and in breads.

Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies make a great snack on their own and add some color and nutrition to many dishes.

16. Potatoes. You decide the type (we suggest red potatoes and leaving the skin on), but potatoes are brilliant for roasting in the winter and grilling in the summer.

17. Mushrooms. Portobello mushrooms can be a tad pricey depending on where you live, but they add a hearty punch to many dishes and can beef up quantity when you’re feeding guests.

18. Onions. Onions of every type rank high on our list of veggies to have in the fridge at all times. Shallots, red onions, white onions and chives are some of our favorites (and the most versatile).

19. Leafy green lettuce. Forget about the iceberg. There’s no nutritional value and seldom any flavor. Instead go for romaine or any leafy green lettuce that is rich in color and texture.

20. Bell peppers. No matter what color you choose, bell peppers are delicious fresh or sauteed.

21. Garlic. If you can get used to adding fresh garlic to many meals, you’ll discover that it adds a memorable flavor. If you don’t like mincing, invest in a microplane and grate garlic directly over your saucepan or pot.

22. Apples. A good apple makes a fabulous snack on its own, but it also works well with real honey, plain yogurt and various cheeses.

23. Bananas. A banana works by itself and is brilliant on a slice of toast with Nutella.

24. Lemons and limes. Both are a must for whipping up your own quick marinades or garnishing a drink.

25. Oranges. Throw them in a salad or get your vitamin C by noshing on it straight up.

The post is entitled: Perfect Pantry: 80 Essential Ingredients for a Well-Stocked Kitchen

Click the highlighted link to view the rest of the article.

If you like that article, check out: 23 tips for getting your fridge and freezer organized

Articles about saving money on groceries, by me:

Monday, December 13, 2010

A cheesy snack

Ever crave something even though you KNOW its not really good for you? You know you have...we all do!

Anyway, that was me at the grocery store the other day. I saw the Velveeta cheese (I know, I know...fake cheese) and wanted to eat it. So, I bought a package and a can of diced tomatoes with chili's along with a bag of tortilla chips and today I went to town!

I just made up a batch of cheese dip by cutting the cheese into chunks and adding them to the crock pot with the can of tomatoes. Then, my son and I scooped some into a bowl (when it was all melted) and we just had a snack.

I have to say, it hit the spot!
Did you ever hear the saying: "If you are craving something it is because your body needs something in it?"
Yeah....wonder what that could have been today?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cookies...make them, eat them, give them away!

Aren't cookies great?I love cookies! I wrote an article about The History of Cookies that you might find interesting.

This week, Kraft Delicious Days is sharing great articles and videos about cookies as well.

If you are a novice or a pro baker, chances are you can make cookies! Here are some of my new favorite cookie recipes:

Mint Chocolate chip cookie recipe

Chocolate covered raisin cookie recipe

Peanut butter and M&M cookie recipe

Peanut butter ball recipe

Here are some great tips for freezing your cookies...we all bake way too many!

I like to freeze my cookies in storage bags made for the freezer. I place about 12 cookies down flat in the bag (place the bag flat on the counter to begin with your first layer of cookies), then place a sheet of waxed paper on top of that layer. I then, place another 12 cookies on top of the waxed paper. I put about 3 layers per freezer bag. I have tried to freeze my cookies in store bought containers. To my experience, they tend to crack and break apart.

Generally, if you have cookies that need to be frosted, do not frost them before you freeze them. Freeze the cookies and after you defrost them, apply the frosting. However, I make a family cookie that requires a frosting made from powdered sugar and water, and I frost my cookie before I freeze them, and it always defrosts wonderfully! Just use your judgment.

  • Cool cookies before placing them in the freezer.
  • If you are making several different types of cookies to freeze, freeze like cookies together. This way, your different flavors will not mix.
  • Be sure to write the date you baked the cookies on your bags. You may also want to write what type of cookies is inside each bag.
Cookies make great Christmas gifts. You can wrap them in plastic wrap and tie it with a ribbon or add them into a box, plastic container or tin and adorn it with a ribbon. Everyone loves cookies!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Homemade Christmas gift ideas

It is that time of year again! Time to make the gifts! Here are some craft ideas to get you started on your Christmas gift crafts this year. All of them are really easy and do not require a lot of funky supplies :)

Candy gift ideas for children

For more ideas: Homemade Christmas gifts by the National Christmas Examiner

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Saving money: Learn from chefs and experts!

Once again, Kraft Delicious Days has brought us some new information! As I was browsing through the site, I found a link to, "Learn from chefs and experts".

One of my favorite articles is by, Gail Simmons. Her project is called, "The Pantry Project". She teaches how to use items in the pantry to make up meals! This is a great way to save a few dollars each month.

One of my favorite ways to save money on my grocery bill is to make my own spices! Pumpkin pie spice, for instance, can cost $4 or more for a small bottle at the grocery store. If you bought the ingredients seperately and make your own, you can save up to $30! Read how: Pumpkin pie spice recipe While checking out the pumpkin pie spice recipe, take a look at some of the other spice recipes listed at the bottom of the article: such as chai spice and cinnamon sugar!

My Easy banana bread recipe calls for cinnamon sugar as an ingredient.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Online shopping Mall

Online Shopping Mall website

My friend Kathy send me this link and I added my blog! You can add your blog or website as well :)

They are giving away prizes for the most visited blog!

If you are interested in shopping online and earning money back, check out my friend Kathy's website! I have joined (for free) and have had fun with the online auction! You can get all kinds of items for a fraction of the cost in the stores! Market America

Have fun!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Too full from Thanksgiving!

I'm sure most of us are eating leftovers from our Thanksgiving meal yesterday! I know we have been today and it looks like we will be for the next day or so. Hey, I'm not complaining though :)

We had so many good things to eat! The new cranberry recipe I shared 2 days ago was a hit! It is definitely a keeper.
My Red Lobster cheese biscuits disappeared very quickly as did the stuffed eggs. I have to say that the pecan pies that I made may have been the best I have EVER made! Just as Marie from "Everybody Loves Raymond" says, I cooked with love :)

Of course there was also the after dinner football game outside and then the men sitting in front of the TV watching football after that... it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football, right?

Black Friday shopping went well :) I slept a slim 1.5 hours last night and left the house at 2:10am this morning. I found everything on my array of lists and saved a lot of money :) I thought I would be able to stay awake all day on my measly 1.5 hours of sleep, but I was fooling myself! I came home and fell asleep for 3 hours, then I woke up and at leftovers and then fell back asleep for several more hours to wake up and eat again. I will have my exercise meeting with "Gilad" in the morning :)

That all being said, it has been a wonderful weekend so far :) Enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving preparations

The day before Thanksgiving and all through the house....

I would like to say that my house smells like apple pie and cinnamon. However, according to my son, it smells like eggs :/

Yes, I made stuffed eggs for tomorrow and apparently my son doesn't care for the smell of them. However, as you climb the steps to come upstairs, it does smell like fresh baked pecan pies!

Todays baking and cooking consists of:

2 pecan pies
stuffed eggs
green bean casserole
layered cranberry sauce

I tried something new today:

I took a can of whole cranberry sauce, an 8 ounce block of cream cheese (room temp), 2 tbsp of melted butter and about 1/4 cup powdered sugar and made a layered cranberry sauce!

I took 1/2 the can of sauce and spread it in a small dish.

I mixed the cheese, butter and sugar together ans spread that on top of the cranberry sauce.

Then, I topped it with the remaining craberry sauce and some chopped nuts!

I know is it going to be wonderful tomorrow!!!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving baking

4 banana chocolate chip breads
4 pumpkin pies
1 sweet potato pie
1 NJ coffee cake....and a partidge in a pear treeeeeee...
Sounds like the 12 days of Christmas song, doesn't it???

Yes, I baked today :)

This Thanksgiving I am so thankful for all of the baking orders I have received! Of course there are many other things I am thankful for, but for today that goes with the theme of my blog post :)

More baking and some cooking lined up for tomorrow! In addition to my customers picking up their baking orders.

I love Thanksgiving!
Recipes for the pictures above:
The sweet potato pie is made with the pumpkin pie recipe only with 2 cups of peeled, cooked and mashed sweet potatoes!

Monday, November 22, 2010

No bake pumpkin pie recipe & carving a turkey can make your Thanksgiving delicious and easy. Here’s a great T-day recipe even the kids can make – a no bake pumpkin pie! (Double layer pumpkin pie video)

Just in case you want to make your dessert a little more waistline-friendly—the average Thanksgiving dinner plate serves up a whopping 3000 calories!--the recipe also offers reduced calorie and reduced fat alternatives.

Our latest series of videos will also teach you how to make other Thanksgiving desserts like cranberry-glazed cinnamon cheesecake and caramel pumpkin mousse tart with pecan crumble. Even if you don’t cook - you can learn how to carve the turkey flawlessly.

While you’re at Kraft Delicious Days don’t forget to enter our Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win $2,500! Click for more about the sweepstakes .

Friday, November 19, 2010

Healthy hair

I know I usually post about food, recipes or something food related but, today I want to share something different with you!

I'm not sure if you know this, but I have been a cosmetologist for 14 years! Yes, yes, I do hair. I actually, "retired" about 2 years ago and now I just do hair for some family and a few friends.

As you know, now I bake (and once in a while I cook)!

I decided to branch out and try writing about something other than food. So, I submitted a couple of articles for review. One is on How to have healthy, shiny hair and the other is a silly article about 5 rules I like to break.
To my pleasant suprise, they liked them, accepted them, published them and paid me for them :)

Associated content likes for the writers to write in first person and with personality. So, I had fun with these articles :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thoughts about Thanksgiving

No recipes in this post today! I have been thinking about things and I would like to share:

We all know that Thanksgiving is a time of being thankful for all of the good things in our life. However, sometimes it can be hard to be thankful when we do not feel that our lives are all that wonderful.

My mom used to tell me that no matter how bad my problems are, there is someone out there with problems worse than mine. How true!!

If I am going through something hard, I think on that. Then, I make myself think about all of the good things that I do have. Whether it be family, friends, my work, my Church, my health or any other good thing, I just think on those things.

So, this Thanksgiving, after you get stuffed with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, instead if being irritated by the people or circumstances around you, think on good things. It will instantly give you a pick me up and put a smile on your face :)

Then, finish going through the sale ads and get your Black Friday shopping list together!

Fun, fun, fun!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Tips and recipes

Thanksgiving will be here next week! If you are going to be making Thanksgiving dinner, here are some ways to be sure it turns out great!

Thanksgiving Cooking and Baking Help - Phone numbers and website to contact with your cooking and baking questions

Here are some Thanksgiving recipes:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jack In The Box Coupon, State Fair Corn Dogs (coupon and video), Kraft Delicious Days (video) and New recipes

I have chosen to give all of my readers some great inside information that has been sent to me! I hope you enjoy the info and are able to take advantage of it!

1. On Tuesday, November 16th, Jack In the Box will give away 2 FREE tacos to anyone with NO PURCHASE REQUIRED! Just walk into the store and ask for your free tacos. Limit 2 tacos per customer: at participating locations only.

Jack In the Box: Facebook
Jack In the Box: Twitter

2. State Fair Corn Dogs
Here is a funny interactive video for State Fair Corn Dogs! In addition, they are offering a coupon that can be printed from your computer.
Link to COUPON

State Fair website
State Fair on: Facebook

3. Kraft Delicious Days gives great cooking and baking advice along with FREE videos to its readers.

You can also enter a Home Makeover sweepstakes!

Here are some of MY latest recipes: Great for the Holidays!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Get ready for Thanksgiving and Gooseberry Patch Cookie cookbook

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I always look forward to all of the FOOD :) Spending a joyful day with family takes first place though :)

I have some special Thanksgiving recipes I would like to share with you today. I know we all have our special "go to" recipes and these are my fave!

Have fun with those recipes!

Now, some news... My "Italian Love Knot" cookie recipe has been chosen to be published in the latest Gooseberry Patch cookbook! It will be featured in the next Best Cookie Cookbook! Yey! I am very happy that they liked it enough to include it into the book :)

This recipe has been in my family for many years! It is one of our "Must Makes" for Christmas! Sometimes I add cream cheese to the batter for an extra zip :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New recipes from Kraft

Hello! Happy Thursday! I was sent an email about Kraft Decicious Days and in it was an interesting recipe I thought I would share!

To watch a video about making Bacon Cheeseburger Roll Ups: Click Here

To learn more about Kraft Delicious Days, you can read my article: Kraft Delicious Days
In addition, by visiting the Kraft site, you can read about:

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Taste of Home Holiday magazine

I got my new Taste of Home Holiday magazine in the mail a couple of days ago and looked through it last night. There are some fabulous recipes in there! There are 78 cookie and bar recipes!

I found MANY that I am interested in making. I think I will try the nutmeg cookies first!

Thinking about going to make them now :)

Here are some of MY favorite cookie and bar recipes:

Happy Baking!

Oh, if you would like to get a head start on your cookie baking this year, join the Christmas Cookie Club on Facebook! We make at least 1 recipe each week starting now and finishing in December :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Apple pie

Yesterday, I was watching, Everybody Loves Raymond and Frank was eating a large piece of apple pie. It looked soooo good! So, I decided to make one for myself.

I used my basic Apple Pie Recipe and added cinnamon to the apple filling and to the crumble topping. In addition I used 6 apples, added an extra tablespoon of four to my filling and sprinkled the top with an extra pat of margarine before baking.

Let me tell you, it was awesome! That was one of the best apple pies I have tasted and the texture was just perfect.

I also made my crust from scratch! Here is the recipe I used: Easy Pie Crust Recipe
Lesson learned: Do not watch TV with an empty stomach :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Diamond Stud Earrings!

I received a pair of diamond stud earrings from They came in a pretty red velvet box in the shape of a heart (awwww, how cute, right?)

The earrings are a square shape and they just sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!

If you are interested in learning more about these earrings, just click on the brown colored link above!

I have taken a couple of pictures so you can see how pretty they are and how cute the little box really is.

If you are interested in getting a free pair, let me know and I will contact them again for another free pair to give away! I can have a giveaway right here on my blog :)

Monday, October 11, 2010


Yesterday we went pumpkin picking! I always have fun picking pumpkins :) My son picked one for himself and then I picked one to cook up for pumpkin pies this Thanksgiving.

On the way to have our pumpkins weighed, I saw this ity bity little pumpkin. It was the size of an onion! I just had to have it, so I picked it and took it home :) It was so light, they didn't even charge me for it!

If you have never used fresh pumpkin in your pumpkin pie, I highly recommend you give it a try. Here is how you do it: Cooking a pumpkin

Cook up something pumpkin:

Double vanilla pumpkin pie recipe (my favorite pumpkin pie recipe)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rice Pudding

I decided to make my moms recipe for rice pudding today. I have to say it is the best rice pudding I have ever had! It is perfect in its sweetness and the touch of cinnamon is just right!

Several years ago I tried making rice pudding (more than once) and I failed both times. So, it has been many years since I have tried to make it again.

So, not only did I succeed in making a great dish today, I managed to overcome my "fear" (so to speak) of making rice pudding.
Click here for the recipe: Rice pudding recipe

Lesson learned: Never give up! It is OK to set something aside, but be sure to try it again :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cold cut ring

This is a really neat recipe! Kathy calls it a cold cut ring. All you do is take a canned pizza crust and your favorite deli meats and cheese to make this dish.

I am so thankful to have met Kathy. Not just for her recipes, but because I enjoy her funny spirit and willingness to be a good friend.
This recipe is great for the Holidays :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ribbon Fudge

My new friend Kathy, who lives in Florida gave me this exceptional recipe! I made it for my sons Birthday party and I MAY have had 2 or 3 pieces left (out of 2 full plates that I served)!

I had never made a double layer fudge before, so this was a first for me. I have to say, it really was easy and the taste was superb!

Here is the recipe: Kathy's Ribbon Fudge Recipe

The recipe calls for marshmallow fluff. Now, you KNOW I always have a pantry full of baking supplies right? Well, I have to say, I did not have enough fluff in my jar for the recipe. So, I used mini marshmallows and they worked beautifully!

I did take pictures of the fudge as I made it to help you see how easy it really is to make :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Learn about self-canning

Hello! Sorry to have been gone for so long! I had a lot going on...from my sons Birthday party to family visiting from NJ.

I am going to share with you a link about self-canning today. It is that time of the year! We can buy up all kinds of fresh produce and can them to enjoy over the winter months.

Here is a link for the Top 50 websites for learning self-canning
The sites will teach you a variety of things from canning terms to the basics of home canning. Have fun with it!

Here are a few make your own recipes from me and some cooking and baking tips:

Strawberry banana freezer jam

Parmesan herb bread crumbs

Easy cheese bread recipe

Cooking and baking tips 2

Cooking and baking tips 1

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fried dough

Last week, I was craving donuts, but I was too lazy to drive to the nearest Dunkin' to get some. So, I fried up some canned biscuits, rolled them in powdered sugar and then filled them with chocolate cake icing.

They did not last long and tasted great!

What I did:

I ripped each buscuit into 2 pieces and then rolled each piece into a ball.

Then, I fried them in oil, until lightly browned on all sides.

Before they cooled, I rolled them in powdered sugar.

After they were all cooked, I opened each one up with my fingers and filled them with the icing.

To pipe the icing easliy, I spooned it into a plasic zip top bag and then cut off one corner. (Instant pastry bag)

A few days later, I made them again. Only this time, I left out the filling. I have to say, I like them both ways :)
More easy dessert recipes:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I saw some recipes for S'mores in the Food Network magazine and I thought I would share them with all of my blog friends :)

You know, a S'more generally consists of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate...the marshmallows and chocolate being sandwiched between 2 graham crackers. It makes a decadent treat!

Check out these S'mores with a twist:

The Elvis S'more
Add sliced bananas and peanut butter....taking away the chocolate.

Cinnamon Toast S'more

Use cinnamon grahams and add butterscotch chips and white chocolate in place of the milk chocolate.

Mint Chocolate S'more

Use chocolate grahams and add a peppermint patty to the mini chocolate chips and marshmallow.

Caramel Apple S'more

Uses cinnamon grahams, apple slices and a (Rolo) chocolate covered caramel candy with the marshmallow.

If I HAD to choose the one I like best, I would say.... Cinnamon toast S'mores...with the Mint chocolate chip coming in a close second :)

Happy S'moring :)
Here are more snack recipes using graham crackers:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall baking!

Once September gets here, my mind considers it to be the start of the fall season. For me, that means.... BAKING!

I have been baking this week. I even went as far as to call myself a possible, "bakaholic" on Facebook! Sadly, several agreed with me :/ Well, truly it is not a sad thing. I truly enjoy baking and giving away the goods :)

So far I have made: Italian Spice Cookies, Mint patties and today jumbo chocolate chip cookies. I will have the recipe for the mint patties and jumbo cookies coming soon.

To hold you over until then, here are some fall inspired recipes for you to try:

Coffee recipes (scroll to the bottom of this article for more links to coffee recipes)

Pumpkin recipes (one of my favorites is the pumpkin turnover recipe! There is a link for it towards the end of this article)

Enjoy the recipes :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New blog!

Hello, friends! As you can see, I gave my blog a new look :) I like it! Fall is my favorite season, with winter following a CLOSE second.

In addition to the new look, if you look to the right, you will now see a list of recipe catagories! I am so excited about this! If you are looking for something specific, you now have two search options on my blog. You can go to the search box and type in what you are looking for (located to the left) or click on one of the catagories (to the right).

Have fun with the new layout! Poke around and see what you can find :)

Thank you for all of your support! If it was not for you guys who read my blog, I would not have a reason to make all of these fun changes to it :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Italian spice cookies

Several weeks ago, I joined the Successful Womans Network, online. I met a great lady there named Kathy. As it turns out she is Italian like me! She asked me if I had a recipe for Italian spice cookies because her dad used to make them at Christmas every year. She also mentioned that the recipe she had was for a large quantitiy of cookies and when she tried to make it smaller, the cookies just did not turn out right.

So, long story short, I told her to send me the recipe she had and I would revamp it to get them to come out right. That is what I did today!

Here is the recipe for the Italian Spice Cokies (Toto's, pronounced: tu-taws)

Rolled cookies prior to baking:

The finished cookies:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recipe Review

Every so often I post all of the most recent recipes I have published. This is another one of my "recipe review" posts!

Now that fall is upon us, we can crank up our oven and cook! Enjoy all of the recipes :)

Cute, little muffins...

Last week, my husband requested muffins. I did not have time to make them from scratch, so I used a package mix...shhhh don't tell anybody :)

However, I purchased a silicone muffin pan a while back and decided to use it. The pan makes muffins in the shape of pumpkins. But, I think they look more like mini bunt pan shaped muffins. Either way, they are so cute!

Silicone pans are the way to go! No spray required and no sticking to the pan! Great stuff!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My blog has been featured!

Happy Monday! I am excited to share that my Blueberry Dessert Pizza has been featured on the blog of: Charles Mattocks, The Poor Chef's blog...The Healthy Dish Show

Charles has his own line of sauces, has written and published cookbooks and has starred on many shows, teaching people how to cook for less that $7 for two!

If you would like to check out his sauce line, click here.

To see his website, click here and be sure to download the FREE magazine!

Thank you, Charles for this opportunity!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Recipes for Fall...

I get so excited when it is time for Fall to arrive! I already have a stack of recipes I will be making to celebrate!

Today, I would like to share some Fall inspired recipes with help get you into the mood for crisp breezes and falling leaves :)

Don't forget the coffee! Here are flavored coffee recipes to get you going this Fall:

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