Wordless Wednesday [Cupcake Pancake Recipe] Birthday Fun

Sunday was Gavin's 5th Birthday and we had such a great day! We start birthday's around here with birthday cupcake pancakes! What are cupcake pancakes? Well, pancakes made from cupcake mix! Yes, they aren't the most healthy choice but twice a year won't harm anyone and the kids look forward to it. Plus, you start your day with a wish what's better then that as a kid? It's super simple. I start … [Read more...]

Fun Chocolate Covered Brownie Lollipops!

Now that I have all my cool new products from my recent trip to The Wilton Sale in Chicago I was ready to play. Having two picnics in one day was the perfect excuse to make a fun treat. I didn't want a lot of clean up and I wanted something that I could flip from kid central to family friendly and I think I found the perfect mix. Here is all the brownie goodies I grabbed at the tent sale. I … [Read more...]

Cheesy Red Potato Recipe! Great For A Summer Picnic Side!

I love having summer picnics but I hate the work that it involves when it comes to food prep and clean up. So when I find a simple and easy side dish in both preparing and clean up and everyone raves about it I know it's a keeper! Line a cake pan with tin foil and preheat your oven for 300. First, cut up a bunch of red potatoes keeping the skins on. Wash them first. Then slice an onion as … [Read more...]

Crisco Sugar Cookie Recipe and $100+ Baking Giveaway!

Crisco knows the holidays have passed, but they don't want you to forget that it is still fun to make cookies all year round! In fact did you know that Crisco has an entire section of their site dedicated for just recipes? One section I really like is their Cookie Central! It has all different kinds of cookies. Of course some are perfect for the holiday seasons, but many are great for year round … [Read more...]

Creamy Baked Ziti Recipe from Kraft Foods

Again, another recipe I tried from Kraft Foods. If you are curious where I am getting all these recipes from them it's from their magazine I get in the mail called Food & Family. It's a quarterly subscription. It used to be free and I {loved} this book. When they started charging for it I was a bit disappointed but understood why. I do pay for my subscription but out of all my recipe … [Read more...]

Hershey KISSES Candy Cane Blossom Cookies Recipe!

  Looking for a fun, festive cookie recipe this holiday season? Try these easy Hershey KISSES Candy Cane Blossom Cookies! Everyone will love them! Ingredients for Hershey KISSES Candy Cane Blossom Cookies 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups … [Read more...]

Using a Wilton Comfort Grip Cookie Press! Dying Dough Colors Too!

As you know I'm cookie challenged. If you follow me on Facebook you have been reading about my baking experiences this holiday season. Just this past weekend I dropped a 5 pound bag of flour in the middle of my floor! I have tried sugar cookie cut outs FIVE times and I get the most distorted looking things. My snowflakes look like flowers and my Christmas trees like sun bursts. It's been horrible! … [Read more...]

Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko & Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Cookbook- Review & Giveaway!

Back in August of 2009 I had an amazing opportunity to fly out to General Mills and cook in the Betty Crocker Kitchens. It was there that I had my first experience with Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko! We were separated into groups and each of us made our own recipes featuring a recipe from one of the groups made these amazingly delicious chicken tenders using the Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko!When we … [Read more...]

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet Recipe

I made this recipe last night and it was so good! My boys that don't like tomatoes even ate up! In a large skillet (I am using a 12 inch) add 1/2 cup Italian Dressing and on a medium setting. Add 3 good size garlic cloves, minced. If you don't have a Garlic Press I recommend this one, from Pampered Chef of course! Add 2 medium red peppers chopped. Stir. Add Chicken. Cover for 10 mins or … [Read more...]