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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

One Pot Taco Pasta

Make your whole dinner in one pot and in about a half hour.  This taco pasta is quick, easy and full of veggies. It is a complete meal and there's only one pot to clean!

      The taco flavors we love collide with cheesy pasta in a one skillet meal that is going to be a new favorite! If you are like us, the rat race seems to only keep speeding up.  There are always more things to do than hours to get them done.  So having a quick and easy meal in your back pocket is always welcome.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sourdough Waffles

Sourdough waffles are full of flavor, tender as can be and oh so good. So go ahead and break out the syrup and warm up those waffle irons!


Use sourdough discard or starter straight from the fridge to make delicious sourdough waffles. They are delicious topped with sweet syrup, but are great in savory applications as well. Start the sponge the night before for extra delicious waffles. It gives you something to look forward to in the morning!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

French Maple Buttercream

This Maple Buttercream is the best ever! It's not too sweet and has just enough maple. It is cream, smooth and buttery in the best kind of way. You have to try it! 

mixing bowl full of rich and creamy french maple buttercream

      This maple buttercream is rich, smooth and delicious.  It is made in the French style of buttercream, with egg yolks which make it extra silky and sumptuous. You are going to want to put it on all of the things, but I suggest you start with maple pecan layer cake

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Mini Sweetened Condensed Milk Cheesecakes

Mini sweetened condensed milk cheesecakes have all of the rich creamy goodness of our favorite baked cheesecake made quick and easy in individual sized jars.

mini baked cheesecakes in jars with strawberry topping and red gingham ribbons

     Cheesecake lovers, this recipe is for you! If you hate how long it takes to bake, cool and chill a cheesecake this is really for you.  The miniature size of these desserts makes the cooking and chilling time so much shorter, but you still get the creamy goodness you are craving. Even better yet they travel well and are both easy to serve and super cute.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Creamy Spaghetti and Meatballs in the Instant Pot

Make a dinnertime favorite even quick and easier! The instant pot is a great way to make creamy spaghetti and meatballs with minimal dishes and effort.

pile of spaghetti and meatballs on plate in front of instant pot

      Classic spaghetti and meatballs just got even easier to make! With only one pot to clean and just a few ingredients, this creamy version is sure to become a new favorite dinner for your family. The creamy cheese filled sauce only makes it that much better!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream loaded with peanut butter, banana and honey is like Elvis's dream come true. It's smooth, creamy and oh so good. 

 bowl of ice cream with peanut butter magic shell and banana slices

     The flavor combination of peanut butter, honey and bananas is a classic for good reason. It's that sweet, salty depth of flavor that draws you in. Making it into homemade ice cream makes it extra delicious.  It will be a fun addition to your homemade ice cream rotation. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Creamy Pork Chop Suey

Creamy pork chop suey is a quick and easy comfort food meal is perfect for a busy weeknight. It is simple but delicious and comes together in a jiffy.

 plate of creamy rice based pork chop suey and green beans ready to eat

    Whip up this creamy pork chop suey for a great family dinner. It is such a simple recipe, but one that everyone is sure to love.  It is ready to eat in about a half hour and takes very few ingredients.  Make a quick vegetable and dinner is ready to go! This was always one of my family's favorite dinners growing up and it is still a hit today.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

These chocolate M&M cookies are just begging for a glass of milk.  They are rich, chocolatey, chewy and fun to eat. 

stack of chocolate cookies dotted with red, white and green m&m candies

     Chocolate fans rejoice, rich chocolate cookies loaded with M&Ms are a perfect way to celebrate our favorite flavor.  These cookies come together quick and easily.  They are a great way to use up some extra candy and are perfect for a party.  They would also be a fun addition to your holiday baking. No matter the reason, they are going to be delicious! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Best Maid Rite Sandwiches

Maid rites, tavern burgers or loose meat sandwiches, are a super quick and easy dinner that your family is sure to love! They are a staple around here and for good reason!

plate of maid rite sandwich with cheese and ketchup with cheese and broccoli rice in background

      If you are looking for a super simple dinner for a busy night, maid rites are definitely a great answer!  They are one of those dinners that nobody complains about and it will likely take you longer to make the sides than the main dish. Plus they scale so easily, so they are perfect for parties too.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Dark Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

These chocolate cookies have a deep dark color, great chocolate flavor and are perfect for rolling out and cutting into shapes. Your decorated cookie game just went to the next level!

black chocolate sheep cookie with fluffy white royal icing wool

    Cut out cookies are always fun to bake and decorate for parties and holidays. Those cookies don't have to be limited to sugar cookies though.  These rich chocolate cookies are made with dark cocoa powder to make them taste great and give them that deep dark color.  They really make a stunning addition to your dessert table and they are sure to be a hit with everyone you share them with.  Luckily the dough is quick to whip up and easy to work with, so this recipe will quickly become a new favorite.