Quick Crusts Ideas

The last day of March? Really snuck up on me. It has been such beautiful weather here that all I have wanted to do is sit outside (you notice I don’t say, walk or run) and think about what I might want to bake next. When I was going through several baskets of recipes the … Continue reading

Dumpster Diving

“Randy has hit an all time low. Yesterday we ran to the store to get a few items and while we were out, he told me that there were several sacks of clothing that we needed to drop off at one of the clothes donation boxes, so be on the lookout for one as we … Continue reading

Individual Dessert Servings

Walmart has the cutest colored plastic mason jars which I bought to use for individual servings of either salads or desserts. Layered lemon pudding, combined with cream cheese topped a bottom layer of crushed shortbread cookies, then topped with blueberry pie filling and whipping cream, finishing off with a swirl of a little more crushed … Continue reading

Almond-Strawberry Cream Cheese Bunny Bites

Using a Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix, I just made the cake according to the box directions, in a 9×13 pan, but added 1 full teas almond extract. (I love wedding cake, so when I get a craving for wedding cake, I just make up this exact cake and add almond flavored butter frosting to … Continue reading

Chicken and Artichoke Penne

Looking for some new summer recipes, this one jumped off the page from my new Southern Living that arrived a couple of days ago. 1 1/4 teas kosher salt, divided 1/2 lb penne pasta 1 lb chicken breast tenders 1 1/4 teas black pepper, divided 3 tables olive oil 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 (9 … Continue reading

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!!! (is that a word?)

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…Spring is finally here. After many many gloomy days in the last couple of months, we have seen sunshine 2 days in a row. Honestly, I have always been a winter person, loving the fireplace, hot cobblers and stews. But I have found out this year, that … Continue reading

Cafe Homestead

We went on another adventure today with our brother and sister-in-law to Heritage Homestead, just a little north of Waco, TX. We had heard from some friends that we needed to go there. I have lived in Texas off and on for years and had never heard of this little community that is tucked back … Continue reading

Dole Chipolte Cheddar Salad

Am making dinner tonight for some new friends, parmesan chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, salad, Sister Schubert Rolls, of course, and lemon delight for dessert. On Wednesday I catered a luncheon for 9 ladies and served a salad that each time I serve it, people want to know what it is. So I thought I … Continue reading

Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert

Why does Spring conjure up thoughts of lemon? Is it the soft color of yellow that comes to our minds, or the crisp, sweet-tart flavor that lemons give us when they are used in dishes. Whatever the reason, lemons seem to just scream “SPRING” and this recipe taken from Southern Living 2005 just seemed like the … Continue reading

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes

* Strawberry and Cream Cheese make such a delightful Spring flavor. I am catering a luncheon for a friend tomorrow and since it is suppose to be raining all day, I wanted to end the lunch time with something that would put a “spring” in their step, so I decided to make strawberry cream cheese … Continue reading