Recipes from my kitchen to yours!

Super Easy Caprese Salad {Tasty Thursday}

super easy caprese salad

I haven’t shared a recipe in a while and this one comes thanks to my friend Beth Ann at It’s Just Life, who gave me the idea to make my super easy but super delicious Caprese Salad this past weekend. In fact, it was so delicious that Ashley ate most of it by herself! Ingredients: […]

Betty Crocker Muffins


Monday I had to leave work early because we were expecting a delivery. Since I started working again, I barely have had time to do any baking and it just seems too much effort to do everything from scratch. On one of our recent trips to the grocery store, I picked up a few baking […]

Delectable Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}


I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for a while and something always came up and then I couldn’t find the photos and didn’t have the time to edit them and on and on it went. But I never forgot about this recipe. How could I? I made it three times in the span of […]

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Vanilla-Cinnamon Icing

pumpkin spice bundt cake with vanilla-cinnamon icing

I made this cake for Ashley’s Thanksgiving Feast at school and only wish I could have had a slice. I loved the scents wafting through the kitchen while it was baking – so mouth-watering! I thought, I’d share the recipe in case you are still looking for a last-minute idea for a Thanksgiving Day dessert. […]

Banana Walnut Bread

8-3 banana walnut bread

Doesn’t this look just scrumptious? I finally had some time to bake this afternoon. I even had a big helper. Little One took charge of all the mixing and did a really good job. I think, she’ll be the next baker in the house! I have shared the recipe for this banana bread before. Today, […]

No Raisin Oatmeal Cookies {Tasty Thursday}

oatmeal cookies3

Hubby doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth but he loves oatmeal cookies and has been asking for a while if I could make some. A few weeks ago the big tins of oatmeal were on sale at Publix and I grabbed one. Plenty of oats for a few batches of oatmeal cookies. None of […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Tasty Thursday}

banana muffins1

Tonight, I took a page out of my friend, Nicolette’s book. She shared a picture of the most amazing looking banana muffins she made. And she added yogurt to the mix. I happened to have some very ripe bananas laying around and I so hate to waste food, so I decided to jazz up a […]

Tasty Thursday {Hershey’s Special Dark Brownies}

special dark brownies

Sometimes, my family gets a craving for chocolate, preferably in brownie form. And usually, that craving hits right after dinner. Those times call for something quick and easy. Every since I started baking from scratch and keeping a supply of baking ingredients around at all times, I’m usually able to whip something up. But just […]

How To: {frothy milk without a frother}

frothy milk top

Do you like lattes? I love a good latte, especially Chai Latte. It’s one of my favorite indulgences right now. I usually brew my Chai tea, add some sweetener (usually Splenda) and pour a little milk. But, I really, really love that foamy milk in a good coffee shop latte. But then, who doesn’t? A […]

Tasty Thursday {Chocolate Cutout Cupcakes}

chocolate cupcakes

I’ve told you about my love for baking before. I love the process. The measuring, mixing, stirring. And of course, tasting the delicious treats when they are done. It seems, my girls inherited my love for baking. They won’t let me do any of it on my own anymore. As soon as they hear the […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

dinner prep

Where has the year gone? It’s already time to think about the yearly Thanksgiving Day dinner. Where to have it? What to cook? Who is coming? This year, dinner will be at our house. My sister and her family are coming in from Germany and my in laws, as well as hubby’s grandma will be […]

Tasty Thursday {Oven Roasted Chicken}

oven roasted chicken

I’m sitting here at the dining room table (my office) with the lights on and a cup of tea by my side. Looking outside, I see raindrops hitting the surface of the pool, the sky dreary and grey and the trees swaying in the wind. We are under a tropical storm warning at the moment […]