Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

bacon jalapeno poppers

Y'all know I love a good tailgate but with 3 kids under 8 "homegating" is just a little more practical. That's why I was so excited to be invited to participate in a Recipe Challenge just for tailgating recipes! Red Baron, Freschetta, and Tony's pizza is stirring up college football season with some exciting fun at the online Tailgate At Your … [Read more...]

Healthy Dessert Recipes

healthy dessert recipes

We're officially in "that" time of year-the time when it gets tempting to have just a bit of that Halloween candy or seconds on the pumpkin pie or maybe just a few of those Christmas cookies you're baking.  I usually end the year with a larger waistline by New Years so I've been working overtime to gather my very favorite skinny desserts-tasty low … [Read more...]

Skinny Apple Pie

skinny crustless apple pie

I'm a lucky lady-in a few weeks we're taking a family cruise vacation and our boy's godparents are joining us.  We were visiting them this past weekend and their godmother and I were talking about how we were each ramping up the diet and exercise in preparation for all that bathing suit time.  She shared with me a delicious crustless skinny apple … [Read more...]

All Things Thanksgiving

thanksgiving inspiration

Can you believe Autumn is in full swing-it seems like time is flying by! With Halloween in just a few days it's time to start planning for the next big even-Thanksgiving! I've joined with my blogging buddies for another huge round up of inspiration-this time it's All Things Thanksgiving! Domestically Speaking A Little Claireification On … [Read more...]

Praline Latte Recipe: Starbucks Inspired (Again)

starbucks inspired praline latte recipe

So it seems making Starbucks copycat recipes is my new hobby.  I'm not sure why I started but when I read last week that Starbucks was releasing their first new holiday drink flavor in years-the Chestnut Praline Latte-I just knew I needed to create my own version.  Because the drink hasn't been released yet in my area I can't say how close my … [Read more...]

Easy Microwave Caramel Popcorn

easy microwave caramel corn recipe

I admit it, I'm not a lover of popcorn {gasp!} My husband and three sons put down popcorn like it's their job and I never touch the stuff, that is, unless I splurge on some sweet caramel corn! This easy to make microwave recipe is not only fast but perfect for gifts or entertaining as well. Ingredients: 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, air popped … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Cake

chocolate goo cake

The recipe I'm sharing today is one of those you find all over the country in community cook books, under a few different names.  The most common name I've seen it given is Chocolate Pudding Cake, which is how I grew up referring to it but others call it Fudge Pudding Cake or Chocolate "Goo" Cake as well. Whatever you call it, it's heaven in a … [Read more...]

Easy Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

turkey pot pie recipe

Ah, turkey pot pie...this is one of those recipes that you really can't go wrong with-I love to make this for a fast weeknight meal. My boys especially like when I make this easy turkey pot pie recipe in small ramekins so they each get their own personal pot pie! There is absolutely nothing hard and fast about this recipe either. You can … [Read more...]

Homemade Chai Tea

homemade chai tea latte recipe

My husband has spent three years deployed in the Middle East and during his time there developed a love for Chai tea.  I love hot and cold tea but had never tried Chai tea until he introduced it to me a few years ago. I loved it of course and since we all know about my coffeehouse aversions (see my Starbucks copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte or Lemon … [Read more...]

Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Recipe

Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Recipe

After I shared my Starbucks copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte recently and shared that I'm totally intimidated walking into a Starbucks I got a ton of messages and emails from readers that felt the same! I had a few people ask me if I knew a knockoff recipe for their famous Lemon Loaf.  I sent my Starbucks-loving husband on a recon mission for me to get … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

pumpkin pie dump cake

Please tell me you're not tired of pumpkin recipes yet, because this one is sooo good!  I'm a huge fan of dump cake. If you haven't had the glorious privilege of hearing about dump cake yet let me explain-it's basically an easy way to make a cobbler like dessert.  You usually add a base layer of fruit, sprinkle cake mix over the top then pour … [Read more...]

Reeses Peanut Butter No Bake Bars


  I try a lot of new recipes and my husband and three sons are always game for taste-testing my creations.  Every now and then I make something that gets an overwhelming reaction and these Reeces Peanut Butter No Bake Bars probably got just about the best reaction ever.  I mean, I had made dirt cake the same day and they were still asking for … [Read more...]