Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix Recipe {Makeover}

We love Pillsbury funfetti cake mix because it makes any day a party! The problem is the ingredient list is scary. It’s filled with colored dyes and names of ingredients you need a science degree to pronounce. My daughter has been dying to learn to cook, but with my history in the kitchen, I decided […]

Pear Walnut Waffles

Be careful what you wish for. My husband found a job which we are so grateful for. The downside? The first two weeks he has been away. He was gone all last week, came home for a quick weekend, and is now off this morning for another week of training. I’m not going to lie– […]

Sausage, Eggplant and Feta Penne

There were three words that consistently showed up on my “bad word” list as a child. Fruits, vegetables and new food. Inwardly, I groaned any time my parents would introduce anything new to me–especially if it was a vegetable. My parents had a habit of feeding a new vegetable to my sister and I in […]

Dark Chocolate Thin Mints–a Scharffen Berger Entry

Today was a great day. My husband has a job and we are so excited about the opportunity it will bring our family. Since I will be spending two weeks alone with the kids while he is off at various training conferences, ¬†Saturday became baking day. I had a few of these left over today, […]

Chocolate Strawberry Crepes

Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? One look at this recipe and you’ll think that your whole resolution will be blown.¬† But that’s not true. I know that one of the hardest things to do is to lose weight and stay healthy while still feeling like you can indulge a little bit. Real […]

Crockpot Creme Brulee French Toast

The holidays are coming to an end, and I’m sad. It’s like a roller coaster ride that comes to an abrupt stop. The holidays are so busy–filled with fun and activities and family. When it comes to an end there is a void that is filled with cold weather and the chilly end to a […]

Pomegranate Cranberry Lime Spritzer

The presents are unwrapped, Santa has assembled everything and today is the day I have deemed as “Parents Day.” It’s our day to relax, unwind, and enjoy the kids playing with their toys. No more assembling, searching for batteries, rushing to and from grandma’s house, or answering to “Moooom, I can’t figure this game/toy out!” […]

Melanie’s Sunsational Gourmet

A snowy morning filled the windows to the outside world as we sat inside baking away with Santa and his cheerfully dressed elves. The sounds of happy children, dough being rolled and oven timers going off filled the large kitchen area. The cooking elf, also known as Chef Scott walked around handing out frosting, sprinkles […]

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