Slow Cooker Game Day Chili

Football Chili 2

My husband loves chili.  Specifically he loves my chili.  It’s one of our favorite comfort foods all winter long.  So when I told him I was going to try something new he quickly asked why I wanted to mess perfection.  But when I told him that I was working on a steak chili he relaxed […]

Recipes for the Fourth

cilantro jalapeno hummus

Are you heading to a cookout for the 4th of July or are you hosting one?  When it comes to July 4th it’s either one or the other.  I’ve collected some of my favorite, drool-worthy recipes for serving a crowd to share with you.  There is something here for everyone, whether it’s chicken, steak, burgers, […]

Old Fashioned Yellow Cupcakes with Perfect Chocolate Frosting

Homemade Yellow Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

This week my sweet, bright eyed baby boy turned three.  Max is a joyful kid, willing to start a conversation with anyone he meets.  More than one person has told me they fully expect to be voting for him in an election a few years from now.  He is my biggest cheerleader, and tells me […]

DIY All Natural Yellow Cake Mix

DIY All Natural Yellow Cake Mix

Who doesn’t love those boxes of yellow cake mix at the store?  You just dump it in a bowl, add eggs and oil and the next thing you know there’s a warm, perfect cake emerging from your oven.  It’s almost too easy. The downside to those lovely little boxes is that along with all that […]

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Frosting

Guinness Cupcakes - 2

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Frosting When my husband was 23 he announced to his parents that he was moving to Ireland for an internship with the government.  They tried everything possible to talk him out of it, but he was stubborn enough to resist and moved anyway.  Since then he has had an […]

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

coconut shrimp

Crispy, crunchy, lightened up Coconut Shrimp that are baked, not fried – perfect for a quick dinner or to serve as a party appetizer.  This is just what you need to cure a case of the winter blues.  This meal was such a breath of fresh air after eating my fill of soups and stews […]

Classic Crab Cakes | Easy Crab Cake Recipe

easy, oven baked, crab cakes

Classic Crab Cakes | Easy crab cake recipe I’ve never made crab cakes at home before this attempt.  I don’t know why exactly.  I guess I thought they would be difficult to make, or take too much time.  Crab cakes just seemed like something that wouldn’t be worth the trouble at home.  Consider my mind […]