Strawberry Lemonade Bars

It’s been an eventful summer so far in terms of my cooking adventures.  I’ve had some wonderful opportunities, all of which I am immensely grateful for.  Each time I get the chance to share a recipe, travel to a new state, and to meet new people, I learn and grow not just in my cooking Continue Reading…

Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating new family dinners with Healthy Solutions Spice Blends No Sugar/No Salt products for their 2017 recipe contest.  I ordered the whole collection of eight spices so I wouldn’t be limited on my creations.  It’s a steal at about $25 bucks for eight packets of seasoning, each with multiple Continue Reading…

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…

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 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…

Buffalo Chicken & Swiss Sammies

One of my favorite recipes that’s featured in my cookbook Have Yourself A Time in the Kitchen, took home a fun contest win this week.  It was selected as a winner in the House Autry Great Chicken Challenge!  You can check out the other winners too right here. House Autry Mills is a company that 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…