Sweets & Treats {Brownie Bowl Sundaes}

I’m going to start this post with two notes. First, the brownie bowl pan was a complete impulse buy for which I have no regrets. :-) Second, as I’ve gotten older and had to work harder at staying healthy and keeping my family healthy, a dessert has to be worth it for me to make… Read More

My Favorite “Foolproof” Appetizers

I lovemaking new things, both for my family and when entertaining, but it’s great to have a few tried and true recipes that you know will turn out great every time. I have made both of these “foolproof” appetizers for years – jalapeno cheddar crackers and caramelized bacon. Not only are they delicious, but I… Read More

Cooking Class {Madeleines from Scratch}

Bestie M and I attended our first Williams-Sonoma in-store cooking class a couple of weeks ago and had THE best time! It was a lot of fun and we learned to make something we had neither tried previously: French madeleines. Madeleines are shell-shaped sponge cakes that are eaten like a cookie. The recipe our instructor… Read More

Sunday Supper {Green Beans Gremolata}

We hosted some of Honey’s coworkers for dinner Friday night and made one of my favorite, most tried and true meals. Grilled pork tenderloin, twice baked potato casserole, green beans gremolata and apple cider salad to start. I realized that I have never shared the green beans here! I’ve made them many, many times and… Read More

Now Serving {Mickey Ice Cream}

I scream! You Scream! We all scream for MICKEY ice cream! At long last, my grocery store finally carries the Mickey ice cream bars. They are just like you get in the parks!! You know… absolutely delicious and outrageously expensive. :-) While most snacks here these days consist of fruits, veggies, hummus, etc., sometimes there’s… Read More

Sunday Supper {Grown Up Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup}

One of our favorite “at sea” activities (for the women and kids at least) on our Holland America Line Alaska cruise was attending America’s Test Kitchen demonstrations. The on-board chef demonstrated techniques and shared tips and tricks for cooking everything from salmon to steak to grilled cheese. He was interesting, easy to follow and from… Read More