Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods for Summer Meals Review and Giveaway

Michael Angelo's Meat Lasagna

Why is summer the most hectic time of the year? Brandon is in the new construction business (it’s definitely the busy time for him!), Johnny is mowing a number of yards, Paige has swim lessons and I’m taking a couple of classes…whew! I’m exhausted! The last think I want to do is make dinner. That’s where Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods comes in … [Read more...]

Campfire Rice Krispie Treat S’mores

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If you know the mad love I have for Rice Krispies, you probably won't be surprised at the latest recipe I have created using this yummy cereal. My Festive Holiday Rice Krispie Treats were such a big hit, that I have been busy in the kitchen again. Bring the outdoors inside, with Campfire Rice Krispie Treat S'mores! The nice thing about these is … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla! – Review and Giveaway


There is nothing in the world quite like a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, the way they're warm, soft and gooey in the center. This Thursday, May 15th, it's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and Nielsen-Massey sent me some Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and a recipe to make my own delightful cookies from scratch! Nielsen-Massey … [Read more...]

Celebrate Spring with Duncan Hines Spring Velvets – Review


Spring is the perfect time to bake a cake! The beautiful colors and flowers of the season and the celebrations that accompany spring break, so wonderful! That's why when I learned that Duncan Hines would be sending me a goodie bag containing their new Spring Velvets cake mix to review, I knew I would have oodles of fun with it! The first thing I … [Read more...]

Rice Krispie Easter Baskets

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Whew! I have really had fun making Rice Krispie Treats lately, and last but not least, are my Rice Krispie Easter Baskets! They are super cute, and can be filled with whatever you want. To be completely honest, they took a little patience, but I think they were well worth it. I used colored marshmallows, and used the same process I did … [Read more...]

Rice Krispie Treat Easter Eggs

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And you just thought I was done with yummy, festive Easter Rice Krispie Treats! I hope you enjoyed my cute little Peeps Easter Bunny Rice Krispie Treats (and if you haven't made them yet, what are you waiting for?)! Today I bring you something that I think is just adorable - Rice Krispie Treat Easter Eggs.  These are super easy to make, and they … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter S’more Bars

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Peanut Butter S'more Bars I bake mostly from scratch but there is one thing that I don't mind cutting corners with, my Peanut Butter S'more Bars. Why haven't I tried to figure out a way to make these bars from scratch? Probably because it is so darned easy using Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookie Mix. Plus, there are always coupons and it is really … [Read more...]

Peeps Easter Bunny Rice Krispie Treats

Peeps, Easter Bunny, Rice Krispie Treats

Peeps Easter Bunny Rice Krispie Treats I have a blast creating Festive Rice Krispie Treat goodies, and now that Spring/Easter is almost here, I am at it again! We all know how cute and colorful Peeps are, and I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into my Rice Krispie Treats, in the shape of bunnies, without having to add more coloring … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Mini Cupcakes with Jelly Bean Frosting

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Easter Bunny Cupcakes Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and has been since I was a small child. Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, and pastel colors fill my world. I also enjoy baking for Easter. I have some REALLY fun goodies in store for you this Easter, and today I want to share one of my creations - Easter Bunny Mini … [Read more...]

Peppermint Chocolate Pudding

Peppermint Chocolate Pudding

Not to brag or anything, but I can make this pudding without looking at my chicken scratch recipe anymore! With just a handful of ingredients, this pudding is ridiculously easy to make. Ingredients 1 can organic coconut milk * I buy Natural Value; organic and BPA-free cans. 4 TB organic arrowroot powder 2 TB organic cacao powder 1/4 … [Read more...]