Dark Chocolate Cake Pops with DOVE Promises

dark chocolate cake pops

Oh my sweet, sweet dark chocolate....how I love you so.  And just like the Dark Chocolate Coconut S'mores Bars I shared just a couple of weeks ago, I got to baking with my DOVE® Dark Chocolate Promises last week and created yet another amazing treat to share with you all! And no lie-this may be my new favorite dessert! (Oh, and can I mention that I … [Read more...]

Nutella No Bake Cookie Recipe

nutella no bake cookies recipe

It's no secret that the kitchen is my favorite room in my house...I've talked numerous times about how sad I was to leave behind the kitchen I designed in our old house in North Carolina when we recently moved to Washington, DC. Despite not having my dream kitchen in our rental right now, I still enjoy spending most of my time there-and engaging my … [Read more...]

Cayenne Lemonade

cayenne lemonade recipe-so unexpected but so tasty!!

Who puts pepper in their lemonade? Apparently I do, and you just might find yourself doing it too if you try this recipe-super sweet with a tiny subtle kick, the cayenne pepper perfectly accents the sweet and tart of the lemon! Try it and let me know what you think! This post is short and sweet because this tired mama took my three boys to … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Coconut S’mores Bars

dark chocolate smores bars coconut recipe

Remember back around Mother's Day when I showed you the cute Chocolate Bouquet I made with DOVE® chocolates? Well to say that they've become a bit of an addiction around here would be an understatement! The other day I had made my boys s'mores for dessert (their favorite) and I started trying to brainstorm ways to make a more "grown up" s'mores … [Read more...]

Homestyle Southern Potato Salad

homestyle southern potato salad recipe

I'm about to go all Southern on y'all today.  While I'm hovering dangerously close to the Mason Dixon at our current duty station, I have solid Southern roots-growing up between the Charleston, SC area and Southeastern Virginia.  In my experience everyone in my family has their own personal recipes for a few different things-the perfect sweet tea, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spicy Jambalaya

easy jambalaya recipe

I don't know about you but I like to try to plan a crock pot meal at least once or twice during the week-it's a lot less hectic for me in the evening when my boys seem to start bouncing off the walls and no matter what time my husband gets home from work dinner is piping hot and ready for the table. This past week I made this super easy, very … [Read more...]

Margarita Popsicles

recipe margarita pops

So our air conditioner decided to go out yesterday and of course can't be fixed right away...needless to say I was one unhappy lady by time the temperatures hit the 90s! My mood was getting a little foul by the end of the day so I decided to treat my husband and I to a little happy hour refreshing treat-margarita pops! These are so easy to make … [Read more...]

Perfectly Roasted Lemon Greek Potatoes

how to make greek potatoes

Bless my husband's heart, he has been tasting my attempts at Greek roasted potatoes for the past ten years.  Last week, I doled out my latest attempt, took a taste and no lie y'all, I literally had tears in my eyes.  I finally perfected the recipe I had been working on for so long! Let me give you a little back story...my love affair with Greek … [Read more...]

How to Regrow Green Onions

regrowing green onions

Maybe I'm the last person on the planet to figure this out but realizing I could regrow my own green onions just about blew my mind...I mean it's so simple, right? I use green onions every week in my cooking and while they aren't exactly weighing down my grocery bill, why buy them if you don't have to? Here's how you do it: put them in … [Read more...]

Pineapple Vanilla Cupcakes-A Shortcut Recipe

thumbnail pineapple cupcake

I'm going to cut y'all a little slack from my recent long-winded posts with a super short and sweet recipe today.  This past weekend we were visiting with my boy's godparents and had the most delicious pineapple vanilla cake.  I was so surprised at how simple the recipe was I had to put together my own version and share it with you all today! … [Read more...]

3 Picnic Tips & Easy Homemade Berry Tart Recipe

berry tart recipe

Take a deep breath, y'all...this is a long post-be sure to read all the way down for details on an awesome sweepstakes! Remember the move that almost broke me? Yeah.  That one. Well, once the dust settled and we were box-free and unpacked for the most part I wanted to plan a little outing for the family-our boys have been stuck inside with … [Read more...]