Carrot Cake Bars

Everyone knows that I love to make holidays special.  I do like to make a big deal of them and I don’t mind a little extra fuss for my family…I want them to have special memories of each and every holiday.  I also want to be able to enjoy the day with them though, and Continue Reading…

Pineapple Flower Brownies

I love to create pretty spring desserts that taste as sunny as the changing weather.  Something that’s perfect to set down on the Easter table that’s a little unexpected and new. My Pineapple flower brownies are a fitting dessert for spring because they literally look as if they are blooming.  The bright, tropical flavors next Continue Reading…

BBQ Chicken Meatza

You read that right…Meatza. I started making Meatza when pizza night no longer had a place in my life…cause pizza makes you chubby.  It’s not the piles of toppings, the olive oil, or even the gooey cheese that’s the culprit though…it’s the crust.  The Crust!  Why haven’t they told us this all our lives? That Continue Reading…

Pink Peppercorn Blondies

It was an eventful Friday for the Havey’s today.  Luke had a field trip to the ice rink and ended up breaking his ankle 45 minutes in.  In retrospect, I probably should have known not to send him…I mean an entire 4th grade class on an ice rink?  Not sure what the school was thinking Continue Reading…

Skinny Bierocks Buns

I woke up with THE WORST COLD this weekend you guys.  I feel like a big truck ran over my head. I know most people don’t like to cook in this situation, but when I’m feeling down, I feel the need to bake things.  Fluffy, comforting things. Bierocks are pillowy little buns of dough stuffed Continue Reading…

Easy Orange Chicken Bowls

I’ve been firmly back on the healthy eating wagon for over a year now.  I’ve lost 54 pounds and I feel ten years younger…I think I look ten years younger too if I do say so myself!  A lot of people ask me if it’s hard to be a food blogger/cooking contest enthusiast and eat Continue Reading…

Ancho Beef & Quinoa Chili

PrintAncho Beef & Quinoa Chili Ingredients1.5 pounds Certified Angus Beef Ground Sirloin 2 fresh Poblano peppers 2 fresh jalapenos 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen) 4 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 8 ounce can red enchilada sauce 1 Cup chicken broth 1 Continue Reading…

Lucky Leaf Holiday Peach Chai Shortcakes

This is a post about short cakes…so I’m gonna keep it short.  Short and sinfully sweet. I created this recipe for the Lucky Leaf Sweet Rewards Contest @ luckyleaf.com.  I’m happy to say it made it to the final ten and is in the running for the $5000 grand prize!  If you want to help Continue Reading…

Gluten Free Pork Piccata & Cauliflower Rice

I have to wonder sometimes if I’m the only one in the world with a massive headache due purely to the number of recipes floating around in my head at once.  I literally had to take some Ibuprofen because of it.  I know that despite my promise to myself that I would exercise the use Continue Reading…

Easy Easter Sunday Cakes

Believe it or not, these cute as a button cakes are made from Little Debbie’s Cocoa Creme Snack Cakes! They took home a runner up prize this month in the Little Debbie “Dessert for the Kid in All of Us” contest sponsored by Food Network!   This contest had a ton of good entries, so it Continue Reading…