Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am happy to say we are expecting the arrival of baby #3 on the tentative due date of April 2nd. As exciting as it is I have had a completely opposite pregnancy than I had with my boys (fingers crossed for a girl but will be just as thrilled with another boy)... nausea, vomiting, heartburn and…

National Corn Fritter Day

The boys and I figured it was about time we celebrated a holiday, lucky for us it was National Corn Fritter Day - something new to try. This boy is a ball of energy and always so excited to help me cook but as soon as it's picture time I get this bored expression... hmm... Thankfully…

Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

Copycat Hostess Cupcakes Crazy Wacky Cake from Sweet Little Bluebird Makes 12 1 1/2 Cups flour (all-purpose) 3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened) 1 Cup white sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp.  salt 1 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp.  pure vanilla extract 5 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 Cup water Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything…

Pecan Polvorones

Pecan Polvorones Makes about 30 cookies 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1 cup butter or margarine, softened Extra sugar and cinnamon for coating cookies in Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter. In separate bowl mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to butter and mix…

Copycat Orange Julius

I have always loved the creamy white foamy goodness of an Orange Julius... a special treat I usually purchased on the rare occasion I was shopping at the mall. And now I can make it at home... maybe everyday! This Orange Julius recipe turned out so yummy! It was just like... if not better... than buying one.…

May Day!

When I was a kid we celebrated May Day by bringing flowers to our neighbors. This little holiday doesn't seem to be celebrated much anymore but I still wanted to carry on the tradition with my own boys. Instead of flowers we decided to make Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies... But first... celebrate Global Love Day with some daddy cuddles! Then…

Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies

This is an excellent oatmeal cookie recipe but I'm not sure where it came from. I usually don't like raisins in my cookies but in these I do!  The secret is to soak the raisins in the egg mixture. They turn out so good! Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies Makes about 56 cookies  3 eggs, well beaten 1 tsp. vanilla…

One Pan Chicken Pasta Lemon Alfredo

I wanted a quick meal for this evening because Caleb wouldn't be eating with us so I whipped up a One Pan Chicken Alfredo based off my Lemon Chicken Pasta Alfredo recipe. So easy and it took only 20 minutes from start to finish! One Pan Chicken Pasta Lemon Alfredo Serves 4 8 ounces Pasta 6-8 ounces chicken (I used Costco…

Dorito Taco Salad

I love taco salad. I bought a head of lettuce - realizing later I already had lettuce! So salad seemed like a good choice for dinner tonight... Caleb suggested trading out the tortilla strips for Doritos and it was a good idea! Dorito Taco Salad Serves 4 Head of Iceberg Lettuce 1.5 lb. Ground Hamburger 1…