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…

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…

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…

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…

Farm Rich Mini Meatball Subs

After a very busy weekend I woke up this Monday Morning to two sick kids, neither of them in any condition to go to school.  After administering nebulizer treatments, doling out Tylenol, and making sure everybody was comfortable, I was finally on my way out the door five minutes after I was supposed to be Continue Reading…

The Big Apple & a Cherry Square #EarthBalance

Luke and I just got back from a fabulous weekend in New York.  This was the prize trip for my win in the Earth Balance Holiday Baking Championship.  I consider this one of my finest wins so far because I don’t bake a ton and I’m not a vegan, so to come in ahead out Continue Reading…

Autumn Medley Stew For the Win!

It’s eight degrees outside here in Northern Utah and it’s also early January, so there are two things I know for sure:  We’re all freezing and at least 75% of us are officially on our annual New Year’s diet.  Am I right? Though I’ve started a diet in earnest each and every New Year’s Day Continue Reading…

I’m a Cookbook Author!

Well, I did it.  My cookbook, Have Yourself A Time in the Kitchen is born! It is pretty cool when a big box of your own books shows up on your doorstep! There are about 100 recipes, almost 400 photographs,  and a smattering of my blood, sweat, and tears, all lined up on 220 pages of Continue Reading…