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…

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…

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…

Get your Neighbors Sauced This Christmas!

Let’s talk about neighbor gifts for Christmas, shall we? I don’t know if it’s like this all over the Country, but here in Utah, we are big on the whole concept of giving to our neighbors at Christmas.  I for one have awesome neighbors and want to do something meaningful for them.  But, I find Continue Reading…

Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

PrintLoaded Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients2 40 ounce cans sweet potatoes in light syrup 8-16 ounces thick cut bacon 6 Tablespoons salted butter 1 tsp seasoning salt 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 Cup heavy cream 1 1/4 Cup sharp cheddar, grated 8 scallions Instructions1, Preheat oven Continue Reading…

Jonesing for a Birthday Gift

I love gift giving.  I’ve spent countless hours out on little quests to find the perfect present to make a person feel loved and special.  I’ve been known to blow over my budget or visit ten different stores just to find something that will guarantee a birthday smile.  What do you do though when you Continue Reading…

Called to Birthday Duty

If you’re a Mom, you know the sinking feeling in your heart when your child drops the bomb about the birthday party they are planning in their heads.  I mean, you want to make them nothing but happy, but where are you supposed to find a Spiderman stand-in or a flying pink unicorn?  If they Continue Reading…

DIY Food Photo Backgrounds

I got a little bit of my DIY on this weekend and made up some pretty food backgrounds for my photography. Well,  I should say I got a little DIYH on because my “H” (husband), had to help me glue the wood together.   But still…I did a lot of it myself and it was pretty Continue Reading…

Enviable Gifts You can Actually Make

Here’s the thing.  I love Pinterest and all the cutesy crafts as much as everybody else.  I am guilty of 3900 pins of perfect pictures of pretty printables,  elaborate holiday confections,  and bountiful gift baskets brimming with hand made goods, all tied up in sparkly bows, and endorsed with the fattest, most perfectly drawn bubble Continue Reading…

Festive Pom-fuls

Christmas.  Yes, I said it!  It’s right around the corner and seems to creep upon us faster each year, doesn’t it? Even if you are short on time, you can still be a gracious holiday hostess with this fresh and easy recipe featuring Athens Mini Fillo Shells.  I’m telling you, they are my go-to holiday Continue Reading…