Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread


I can’t even turn on the news anymore. I am limiting my time on Facebook. I love social media but it is too dark and depressing lately. The little boy in Walt Disney World, which is my favorite place in the world, killed by an alligator. The 49 people killed and 53 injured in the…

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping


I don’t make desserts or sweets very often. When I do the kids think it is such a special treat. I am not a baker. Cooking and baking are two totally different things. With baking your measurements have to be precise otherwise the science of having a cake raise or hold together as it bakes…

Cinnamon French Toast Bake


We love our breakfast casseroles.  I love that I can make it the night before and just pop them in the oven the next morning.  This is our favorite for New Year’s Day because no matter what time we get up breakfast can be on the table in about an hour. My kids love this…

Chocolate Meatball Cookies


This is a recipe that came from my grandmother.  I remember these cookies from when we were little going to her house for the family Christmas Eve party.  I LOVED them then and still do today.  I hope someday that my children will be making these cookies with their children so the tradition will continue…

Real Pumpkin Pie


Most real (not canned even if is says real pumpkin) pie recipes I found recommended using Pie Pumpkins or Sugar Pumpkins for baking.  I didn’t have either one of those.  I had an 8 lb. Halloween pumpkin that my children did not carve this year. I follow the Tim Gunn motto of life, “Make it…

Paula Deen’s Pecan Cinnamon French Toast Casserole


First off notice that this is made in a disposable aluminum pan.  No, I am not taking this to an event but rather using it to feed my family.  Our under the counter mounted sink decided to detach from the counter at 7:00 am the other day.  So, we have no water in the kitchen…

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken


Ever have one of those days?  Well, this is it for me. After dance class last night I came home and we had dinner, helped the kids with their homework, took a ride down by the beach to watch the sunset.  It was a really great evening. This morning I get up and can’t find…

Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon French Toast Casserole


We are heading into one of our busiest months of the year, March.  This is the month that the schools try to cram everything they can into as it is not quite the end of Winter and not quite Spring Break.  We have two talent show programs with four showings, a movie night, a dance,…

Amish Friendship Bread – no starter needed


I am not much of a baker.  I LOVE to cook because it allows me to be really creative.  I don’t like baking as much though because you have to be so precise in the science with baking or it may not turn out.  So, I very rarely bake.  Following a recipe blindly is not…

Betty Crocker Egg Nog


This is for my kids.  They LOVE egg nog.  Not the kind you buy in a carton or the thick gloppy stuff you cook they prefer the version from the Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys and Girls.   It is a fairly simple recipe and they can make it by themselves.  This time of year they…

Pancake Muffins made with Breakfast Sausage


I should know better than just to blindly ask one of the other family members to take meat out of the freezer and then tell me what it is before they put it in the refrigerator to thaw.  Too many times I have ended up with them telling me it is something other than what…

Caramel Apple Pork Chops


I love fall.  It is my favorite season by far.  I love sleeping in the crisp cool air.  The smell of cinnamon and apples. Right now apples are CHEAP and delicious.  The past few weeks apples have been holding at $.58 a pound here.  So, I have been buying them several times a week.  My…