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Monday, March 30, 2020

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Banana makes these cupcakes moist and delicious. They are the perfect combo of chocolate, banana and cake!

group of chocolate banana cupcakes with white and yellow frosting and pink sprinkles


      Rich chocolate cupcakes with bananas mixed right in.  You won't believe how easy they are to make or how delicious they are! They are super moist, really chocolaty and oh so good.  Whip up a batch to top with your favorite frosting. Or leave the frosting off and call them a muffin, I won't judge!

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Comfort in a bowl, this creamy chicken pot pie soup has all of that delicious pot pie flavor in soup form. It is easy, delicious and will warm you to your core!


bowl of creamy chicken pot pie soup with a biscuit

    If you love a good creamy chicken pot pie, you are going to love this soup! It is hearty and full of the good stuff.  Plus it smells amazing as it simmers on the stove.  This is a great warm you up meal that is easily adapted to the ingredients you have on hand.  Float a biscuit or bits of pie crust on top for the perfect pot pie finish.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Super Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

This hot fudge comes together in minutes with ingredients you probably have on hand.  It is the perfect ice cream topping!

bowl of ice cream drizzled in hot fudge sauce


      This hot fudge sauce only takes a handful of minutes to make.  You can be drizzling it over a bowl of ice cream in ten minutes and you most likely have everything you need to make it in your house already.  We love using it to make sundaes, but really you could drizzle it over anything your heart desires.  Make your hot fudge dreams come true!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Great Recipes for Using Leftover Ham

Turn bits of leftover ham into new delicious meals with these fabulous recipes.  That ham hock wants to be used too. With these great ideas, you'll be wanting to make a ham just for the leftovers!

collage of ham recipes


      Easter is coming, so there is a good chance there is leftover ham in your future.  The sandwiches are always good, but sometimes you need something different.  Here is a collection of fabulous recipes that will not only help you use it up, they'll leave you wishing you had more!

Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot

Turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.

close up of bowl of split pea soup


      Split pea soup is such a classic way to turn a ham bone into a nutritious and filling meal. Get that slow simmered flavor and creamy texture in a lot less time with the help of your instant pot.  Grandma would be so impressed!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Salad

Layers of sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy all come together in this fun treat. Cherry cheesecake pretzel salad is perfect for potlucks, bbqs, holidays and more.

piece of layered jello salad on plate in front of pan of pretzel dessert


     This fun twist on the classic strawberry pretzel salad has the literal cherry on top! It has the perfect mix of flavors and textures. It's a great make ahead and easily portable treat that is perfect for so many occasions.  In fact, you might want to go ahead and make two!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

A flaky pie crust filled with bananas and homemade custard and topped with whipped cream. It is comfort food at it's finest! Banana cream pie is a must make dessert.


slice of banana cream pie ready to eat


     This yummy homemade banana pie is exactly what you'd expect it to be.  And that is what makes it so special.  The creamy custard, banana slices and pillowy whipped cream come together to make the perfect dessert. It's just like grandma might have made.  Make it for a party or make one for yourself, I won't tell anyone!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Easy No-Bake Spring Nests - A First Day of Spring Tradition

These cute edible nest treats are easy to make, no oven required! The no bake treats are always a hit and they are a great way to celebrate spring or Easter.  Add your favorite egg shaped candies to make them extra special. 

chow mein noodle nests with candy eggs and toy chicks


   These spring nests are a first day of spring tradition in my family that is 30 years strong. They would be cute for Easter too. They are quick to make and tasty too. Crunchy, sweet, a little salty and you can fill them with your favorite egg shaped candies to make them extra cute.  We love passing them out to classmates and friends to spread a little joy.  They would make a fun edible party favor for spring parties and baby showers as well!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Pork Chops and Cheesy Potato Bake

Pork chops, cheesy potatoes and a crunchy topping are baked together to make one absolutely delicious family friendly meal.  All you need is a vegetable and dinner is done!

This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Association.  As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

close up of dinner plate with cheesy pork chop, crunchy onions and potatoes


       If you are looking for a hearty and tasty meal, you are in the right place.  The combination of tender pork chops and cheesy potatoes is hard to pass up.  When they are baked together the flavor combination is magnified.  Add some cheese and a crunchy topping and it is hard to pass up.  Luckily this recipe is easy to make, so you can see for yourself!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Easy Kielbasa, Pierogi and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Dinner

It is hard to think of a dinner easier than this one. Cook kielbasa, pierogies and brussels sprouts all on one sheet pan for a tasty and super simple supper.

dinner plate filled with sausage, brussels sprouts and pierogi in front of sheet pan


      Keep this recipe in your back pocket for a super quick and easy dinner. It is hard to imagine too many meals that are simpler. The meat, starch and vegetable are all cooked together. The dirty dishes are few, the effort is almost nonexistent and the flavor is big. Make it so you can see for yourself!