Jun 062016
 

Nearly everything my Gram cooked was homestyle and from scratch.  I know that a big part of that was growing up in a time where convenience foods weren’t readily available, but I also think she just enjoyed making her family something special.

These cheesy lasagna roll ups will have the entire family - even your kids! - asking for seconds. They freeze well, too.

My Mom did a lot of from-scratch cooking, too, but she also used a few shortcuts and cooking hacks on occasion.  They let her speed the cooking process up on busy nights, without sacrificing the taste or flavor of the food. Continue reading »

May 242016
 

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Austin has requested a cookie cake for his birthday for as long as I can remember.  So when he returned home from paratrooper school just in time to celebrate his 20th, I knew I wanted to make my cookie cake recipe for him.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Birthdays aren’t the only time of year when a cookie cake is requested.  Every once in awhile I’ll get a text that says, “Hey, if you’re not busy, could you make me…” And along with a savory dish of some kind (homemade chicken nuggets or white cheddar mac & cheese) will be a cookie cake. Continue reading »

May 112016
 

Today is National Eat What You Want Day!

Seriously Tasty Recipes for National Eat What You Want Day

To help you celebrate, I put together a few of my family’s favorite recipes, plus a few from some bloggy buddies that look amazing. Continue reading »

May 042016
 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and my husband and Bubbles have both been asking what I would like to do to celebrate.  There’s usually some combination of food, an activity, and a little down time for me.

Easy Sausage Eggs Benedict recipe - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!  It's made even easier with precooked sausage patties and Hollandaise sauce made in the blender.

Thank you to Johnsonsville for partnering with me to share this Sausage Eggs Benedict recipe.

This year I requested that we do brunch, because I love brunch.  Plus brunch doesn’t require getting up quite as early and I’m all about sleeping in on Mother’s Day if at all possible. Continue reading »