braided nutella

Braided Nutella Bread

I made this yesterday for a party and it was a hit! I don’t have a stand mixer so I kneaded the dough for about ten minutes. Either way it was delicious but I need to perfect the appearance of mine! There is almost nothing left! Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon yeast 1 cup warm water 2 […]

caramel cake

Chocolate Caramel Tart

This looks so awesome! I used to love chocolate caramel slices as a kid, which were like this but with a more shortbread-y base… but somehow I think this would taste far more decadent and glorious! This is definitely going to be my next feat in the kitchen. Ingredients: FOR THE CRUST: 1 stick of […]


Oreo Fluff

EXCELLENT!! Everyone loved it, everyone wanted the recipe, and it satisfied taste buds from several different cultural groups. Can’t go wrong with this one! Yummy! Ingredients: 1 (3.4 oz) box white chocolate instant pudding 2 cups milk 1 (8 oz) container cool whip thawed to room temperature 1 pkg. Double Stuffed Oreos crushed, reserve about 3 […]

Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Garlicky Lemon-Pepper Chicken

I made the recipe tonight and it was fan-tabulous! The chicken was juicy and the garlic flavor was oh so good — even the odors while cooking made my mouth water. We served with a stuffed portobello mushroom and bread rolls for a really scrumptous meal. I heartily recommend this one! Ingredients: 6 chicken breasts […]

pizza dough and cheesy

Fail-Proof Pizza Dough and Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Made this last night, soooo fantastic!! Made both batches cheesy bread and the first one was devoured lightening quick…..will definately be making this again. I mixed mine up in my bread machine so even less work.Yum! Ingredients: for the pizza dough: 1 cup warm water 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 tablespoon honey {or […]

chocolate chip layer

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

This is one gorgeous layer cake. It was easy to make and looked professionally done. It came out exactly as promised with the chocolate chips perfectly blended and the cake light and fluffy. my husband was impressed with the presentation. Ingredients: Chocolate Chip Pound Cake: 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon […]

mongolian beef

P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef

Made this for the family tonight and everyone loved it! This is better than anything you will order at a restaurant, I only marinated for an hour and a half, and it’s perfect.Will definitely be making it again! Ingredients: 1-2 pounds beef, cut into strips (suggestion: flank steak or stir fry beef strips) for the […]


Chicken Marsala

Made this tonight and instead of using 4 chicken breast, used just one large breast, sliced 4 ways and pounded down, dredged in cornstarch instead of flour, substituted turkey bacon for the pancetta, and finally added 1 angel hair pasta nest for each piece of chicken breast to rest upon. Fantastically light dish! Ingredients: 4 […]


Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

This looks AMAZING. I can’t remember the last time I made caramel corn… but with bourbon? Genius! It would make a great homemade Christmas gift, packaged up in pretty cellophane bags with tags. Ingredients: 3/4 cup popcorn kernels 3 cups sugar 3 tbsps butter, unsalted 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsps kosher salt 1/4 […]

Cherry Heart Pie Pops

Cherry Heart Pie Pops

Love these so much! I cheated a little and used a chunky homemade apple butter and added a little caramel.Yum! Ingredients: Yields 16-18 2″ Pops, 6 4″ hand pies, or 4 Pie Jars 1 Recipe Pie crust (or store bought pie crust dough) 6″ lollipop sticks (available at craft stores, including Walmart) small bowl of […]

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

I’ve made these a few times and they’ve always gone over well with family and guests. They look like you’ve put much more work into making them than you really have to. Very yummy! Ingredients: Granny Smith apples 2 cans crescent rolls 2 sticks butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoons vanilla cinnamon 1 small can […]


Terribly Terrific Toffee

This is a really fabulous treat. It is inexpensive, easy and totally delicious. I had no trouble at all making it.I bet this would be fantastic with crushed pretzles, or the pretzle crackers too.This is a new favorite! Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter (no margarine allowed) 1 cup brown sugar, packed tightly 2 cups semi-sweet […]


Peppermint Overload Brownies

Can almost smell the chocolate, looks delicious!! We are now getting a great collection of Christmas ideas. Ingredients: Makes about 16 small brownies Brownie 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 5 pieces 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract Pinch of sea […]


Crispy Shrimp Pasta

Made this for the fam for dinner tonight – made a few small changes. I doubled the recipe (more or less) and used Old Bay instead of cajun seasoning. We also added shredded parmesan cheese at the last minute. It was terriffic!! Something we will definitely make again. Ingredients: 4 oz fettuccine pasta 3/4 lb […]


Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

I made these with a few variations and they were heavenly! First I seasoned the potatoes with salt and chile powder.Then I deep fried them, which just made them even better.I added cheese and green onion just as they came out of the fryer.They were amazing! Ingredients: 1 pound small or medium red potatoes 2 […]


The Best Toffee Recipe Ever!

These were awesome!! Easy to make…Only change would be to use more almonds…probably about 1 1/2 cups as I love the taste of toasted almonds in this recipe. Everyone loved them! So, prepare for your friends & family to be impressed! Ingredients: 1 cup unblanched (skin on) whole almonds 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar […]