Perfect French Toast-every time

perfect french toast recipe

We're big fans of a hot breakfast around these parts, and while my husband could eat bacon, eggs, and hash browns about every day I like to change things up a bit.  Waffles and pancakes make their appearances regularly but on extra special occasions I like to switch things up with this perfect french toast recipe-it comes out amazing every single … [Read more...]

Easy Dark Chocolate Toffee Recipe

easy toffee recipe

Ohmygoodness y''s recipe almost didn't make it to the blog.  This dark chocolate toffee recipe was SO good, it almost got eaten up before I could take pictures! I intended this to be part of my Christmas gifts for family (I always bake for extended family) but I happened into the kitchen to get ready to take pictures and package it up … [Read more...]

Copycat Carnival Chocolate Melting Cake

carnival chocolate melting cake

If you follow along on Facebook you know that we just returned from a week-long Carnival cruise to the Western Carribbean.  It was amazing-probably the best vacation we've taken since we have had children.  We had four stops-Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, and Grand Cayman. My favorite stop was Belize, where my husband and I took a trek inland to visit … [Read more...]

Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe

easy microwave fudge recipe

I love holiday baking but over the years I've realized that sometimes sticking to simple recipes is best, especially this time of year when I'm baking for a huge number of people (I love gifting sweet treats!) and life in general is very busy.  That is one of the reasons I love this easy microwave fudge recipe so much! It's fast, only 5 … [Read more...]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread

recipe blueberry cream cheese bread

I love blueberries-they are my absolute favorite fruit.  I like to snack on them, put them in yogurt, and of course bake with them!  Unfortunately for me my youngest son has inherited my love for blueberries and for a three year old, he can really put them down.  It's rare these days that I can buy them and actually get a few myself...he's been … [Read more...]

DIY Gift Idea: Easy Sugared Pecans

easy cinnamon sugar pecan recipe

Remove My great grandfather had a farm in southeastern Virginia and I loved to go there with my grandparents growing up.  One of my favorite things to do was collect pecans from the large trees in his land. (I used Google Earth to find this picture of the house now, isn't it gorgeous?) I'd collect pecans and then sit with my grandpa … [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate Cocktails

hot cocoa cocktail

Ahhh, the holidays, with all the hustle and bustle and holiday stress it's nice sometimes to sit back, relax, and maybe try a new cocktail recipe? This hot chocolate cocktail is chocolate perfection-with a grown up twist (but don't worry-you get to keep the marshmallows!) Ingredients: 1 pack instant hot chocolate mix 1 cup milk 1.5 shots … [Read more...]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

chocolate crinkle cookie recipe

I adore holiday baking....and trying new recipes. These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies were a new one for me this year and it turned out beautifully-rich chocolate cake-like cookies peeking out from a powdered sugar covered exterior. They look amazing and fancy enough for gifting but are very easy to make. Just be sure to leave time for the dough to … [Read more...]

World’s Best Snickerdoodle Recipe

best snickerdoodle recipe

Can I make a confession? I only recently had my first Snickerdoodle.   I had heard through the grapevine the Mrs. Fields was the gold standards so I started there.  When I tasted that amazing little package of goodness I understood at long last what all the fuss was about.  I set about finding a way to make those bad boys at home and after a few … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

christmas trees rice krispie treats

We're pretty big fans of Rice Krispie treats around here...I've posted my secret recipe for getting them to turn out perfectly every time as well as how we made Rice Krispie Treat Monsters as well. With the holidays in full swing my boys wanted to make Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats to decorate last weekend so we gave it a go and they turned … [Read more...]

Spicy Sausage, Cheese, and Egg Muffins

sausage egg cheese muffin recipe

My husband loves the weekends-he doesn't have to get up pre-dawn as he does during the week, he gets to relax with a nice cup of coffee or two while reading the news, enjoy a piping hot freshly made breakfast made by yours truly. For me on the other hand-the weekend morning were even more hectic than usual.  There are three little guys dead set on … [Read more...]

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte

skinny peppermint mocha latte

Wow.  Can I tell you that after 12 days straight of DIY ornaments that I am just a {teensy} bit excited to be posting a recipe! I've been baking and concocting recipes like a crazy person lately in preparation for the holidays and have some great ones to share with you-the first is today's Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte-a tasty winter treat that … [Read more...]