Archives for February 2013

Blender French Toast with Coconut Syrup

Do you mind if I am on a breakfast kick this week?  On Monday I posted about Almond Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup and today we’re talkin’ French Toast! Yum! Last week I was in Arizona helping my daughter who just had her second little boy.  My primary job was to help take care of her first […]

6 Minute Microwave Caramels

I am so excited about today’s post! We have had a request from a reader in Florida whose name is Tracey.  She would like us to try out the 6 Minute Microwave Caramels.  Apparently Tracey has had less than desirable results when she has tried this recipe.  Here is her experience in her own words: […]

Supreme Pizza Lasagne in a Crockpot

Ya know, one of the most fun aspects about having a blog is the opportunity to meet and get to know other bloggers.  One of the neatest people that I have met from blogging is Jeni from!  She has an amazing blog that you seriously need to check out.  Her recipes are scrumdiddlyumptious and […]

Almond Pancakes with Blackberry Honey Syrup and Greek Yogurt Sweet Cream

What is your favorite meal of the day?  Mine is most certainly breakfast even though I rarely get one as wonderful as these pancakes.  Most mornings I am busy getting ready for work and only have time for a green smoothie. When my children were little however, I made breakfast most mornings and we were […]

Polka Dot Cake

Want to do something different this Easter? Finding colorful polka dots in your cake is a fun surprise kids and adults are sure to love. When I saw this polka dot cake from Once Upon A Pedestal, I couldn’t wait to try it. I received a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker for Christmas and this was […]

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle

“If a little is good, a lot is better.” Sometimes adages like this can get you into trouble. This one caused me problems because sometimes “less is more”. When I was in college and in my 20’s I got a hold of a book about weightlifting for women. I looked the program over. There were […]

Magnetic Strip for Hair Pin Storage

She won, and I missed it. My daughter swims competitively and when all the swimmers are wearing the same suits and same caps it is hard to figure out which child is yours. As a result, I missed one of her triumphs. Gratefully, she has done well more than once. And since then I have […]

Brown Sugar Oven Baked Bacon

Cooking bacon is an art form.  There are so many variables starting with the right pan. Then there is maintaining the right temperature on the stove, and deciding how long to cook it. Should I mention that it has to be done in batches? It is almost guaranteed that some of it is going to […]

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

  On a cold, wintery morning I crave something to help me believe that spring will come again. I know there are many lovers of snow out there who will disagree with me, but winter is just not my thing. I hate to be cold. I am a California transplant. Luckily I live in a […]

St. Patrick’s Day Printables

Congratulations to Debbie and her family! Her second grandson was born happy and healthy last night. Mom and baby are doing great! We are thrilled to have a new member in our family. Sherri and I have another adorable nephew to spoil, I think we can handle it :)! Could someone please explain to me […]