Feb 052016

I love to bake and decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies.  I took some cake decorating classes in the past, but I still have (a lot of) room for improvement.  Last year I made Bubbles a Disney Frozen Elsa Doll Cake and currently I’m trying to come up with a design for a Minecraft-inspired cake for her fifth birthday in a few days.

Everything you wanted to know about frosting tips

While I don’t share a ton of infographics with you all, when I saw this one about frosting tips I knew I wanted to share.  It can be really hard to visualize the exact design frosting tips will make when you’re shopping at the store so this is a useful guide to have.  I’m thinking tip 233 might be perfect for making grass for my Minecraft cake! Continue reading »

Jan 272016

The Big Game is getting closer and we’re getting excited!  I’ve been getting stocked up on all the things we need to make some of our favorite game day recipes, like football deviled eggs.  Plus I’ve been making sure we have all our non-food supplies that we’ll need to make game day perfect.

Football Deviled Eggs Recipe and Game Day Traditions

Traditions are a big part of nearly every sport and football is definitely no different.  In fact, I think football fans might have some of the biggest game day traditions of them all.  What you wear, what you eat, where you watch the game – you have a certain pattern for it all.  Thanks to SheSpeaks/P&G for sponsoring this post so I can share mine with you!
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Jan 182016

I have been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #SteadyIsExciting

Back when Ashley was still in school and living with us, it was always on my mind to create diabetic friendly meals whenever possible.  This was sometimes a challenge when I was trying to cook for both a teenage girl and a tween boy.

Diabetic Friendly Meals: Roast Tilapia with Red Potatoes and Green Peppers

One of the diabetic friendly meals that we all could agree on was tilapia and baby red potatoes.  Cooking fish wasn’t something I was that familiar with back then, but I quickly found that it’s really easy to make. Continue reading »

Jan 052016

We love Chinese food.  Back when we lived in Florida, we’d hit the farmer’s market two miles away on Saturday afternoons, and then stop at our favorite Chinese place just down the street after for takeout.

Easy Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that's baked!

Conveniently located Chinese food is something sadly lacking from where we live now.  So when hubs mentioned he’d love it if I learned how to make more Chinese food recipes, I was happy to oblige. Continue reading »

Jan 012016

There are so many times when I’m writing a post and I get really excited about what I’m sharing with you.  I always think to myself “Man, I hope they all like this as much as I do!”.  So when I look back at the top posts from the previous year and I see some of my own favorites, it makes me very happy.

Top 10 Posts of 2015 from Views From the 'Ville: Recipes, DIY Projects & More

Here are last year’s top ten posts, as selected by pageviews. Continue reading »