Pumpkin Roll Bars

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love a good pumpkin roll.  I love to buy a slice at a fall festival, but I don’t love fooling with rolling one up myself.  So when I found this recipe for the same flavors but in bar form, I knew I had hit the jackpot. These […]

Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake

We had a meeting for a retreat that we are planning with all the leaders and I wanted to make everyone dinner. Since it was the second day of fall, I decided to put on a big pot of chili and make pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.  This cheesecake was so creamy and decadent! I’m not […]

Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

So in continuing with our Mexican fiesta we’ve been having here the past week, you can’t have a fiesta without finishing it with dessert, right?!? These bars couldn’t be easier to put together and they would be great for any party, Mexican themed or not.  They are sweet and flaky and the cinnamon sugar & […]

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I’ve made BBQ Chicken taquitos, but I was looking for an easy dinner to make with some leftover shredded chicken and I thought it would be the perfect time to try the traditional creamy taquitos that have been floating around the internet.  These were so creamy and we loved them topped with salsa, sour cream […]

Mouth Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Adam & I recently hosted a small party right after Christmas, more on that in my Strawberry on Top post this weekend.  We made a few different appetizers and I had never tried making stuffed mushrooms before so I thought I would try them and see how they turned out. The verdict? Amazing!!! These were awesome! […]

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Oh yes I did, cookies for breakfast! I’m not above eating an actual cookie for breakfast either because I love a sweet breakfast…pancakes, waffles, scones, muffins.  Oh I do enjoy a savory breakfast but if I’m forced to choose I will choose chocolate chip pancakes every time.  These cookies actually tasted like a danish and […]

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Truffles

This past weekend, I helped throw my best friend a baby shower.  When I was trying to figure out what to make, I came across this recipe for Peppermint Bark Cheesecake and thought it sounded phenomenal! I wanted to do it in a mini version and then I thought, why not make it into a […]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies & Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook

Recently Tate’s Bake Shop contacted me to see if I would like to review their newest cookbook.  I took one look at their website and quickly replied with yes! Tate’s Bake Shop is a bakery in Southampton owned  and created by Kathleen King.  I was so excited when I received the cookbook and read the […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies (Guest Post)

When Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama asked me to guest post on her blog with a strawberry treat, I knew I wanted to incorporate cheesecake in some way because Adam is CRAZY for cheesecake.  We even had cheesecake as the groom’s cake at our wedding.  These cookies are a fun spin on traditional cheesecake and perfect […]

Crockpot Chicken Nachos

I’ve mentioned on here several times of my love affair with Mexican food, well mostly tex-mex.  It’s my favorite thing to cook at home because I know what goes in it and I just love the flavors and variety and that you can switch things up so easily just with toppings.  My friend Jennifer recently […]

Baked Southwest Cheese Dip

Still looking for a great appetizer to bring to your super bowl party? Look no further! This dip is my new favorite! It’s cheesy, has a nice spice to it and is very comforting.  I actually made this as a side dish and served it along side chicken tacos & cilantro lime rice and it […]

Peanut Butter Snickers Mini Cheesecakes

I got some snickers on sale the day after Halloween and it was an act of Congress to keep Adam out of them long enough for me to bake with them! Since he loves cheesecake I decided I would put the beloved snickers in cheesecake!! Plus I realized I only have like 2 cheesecake recipes […]

Cream Cheese Party Spread

This is quite possibly the easiest appetizer ever! Everyone will ask you what is in that? It’s not even a recipe really, just two ingredients you throw together. This is the perfect appetizer for a spur of the moment party or when you need something quick, easy and tasty! It really is quite addictive. All […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I was looking for something else to take to that Christmas gathering and remembered this cookie dough dip I had seen a long time ago, but couldn’t remember where I had seen it, so I googled and found a great one on Brown Eyed Baker, whose blog I absolutely love, so I knew it would […]

Grillled…or Roasted Creamed Corn

So in keeping with our grilled…umm…roasted theme…I made this “grilled” creamed corn from Rachael Ray to go along with our grilled chicken legs. I roasted my corn in the oven instead of grilling again because of the rain, and also because that’s our favorite way to make corn! This takes a bit of prep just […]

Stuffed French Toast

My mom’s friend, Anita made this stuffed french toast for my bridal brunch when I got married. I’ve had the recipe for a while but have just never gotten around to making it. This past weekend my bible study had a surprise brunch for one of our friends and I thought I would make this. […]

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

I was looking for something to make for a youth retreat this past weekend and saw these red velvet whoopie pies that I had starred a while back in my google reader from Runs with Spatulas. They were a huge hit and several people said they were their favorite thing they ate all weekend. I […]

Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

I first made this recipe about a year and a half ago for our 2nd wedding anniversary. I had found it in my Best of Cooking Light Magazine and thought I would try it out for a romantic dinner. I wanted to have a nice dessert, but without all the calories. It was fabulous! I […]

Lightened Up Double Cheese Macaroni

  Since we are trying to get back on track with healthier eating, I thought I would try a lightened up version of one of our favorites, macaroni and cheese. I found this on Cooking Light and it was so good! Very creamy and comforting and you couldn’t tell it was lightened up at all! […]

Onion Bacon Crescent Bites

Sorry it’s been a week since I’ve posted anything! Our computer got a virus and I was unable to get on the internet until Sunday night and then I was under the weather yesterday. But now I’m back on track! You never realize how much you’re on the internet until you don’t have it for […]

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

These have got to be one of my very favorite party desserts. They are so cute and so delicious and really wow your friends and family. Making them is a bit of a process, just because you have to allow time for baking, cooling, refrigeration and setting of the chocolate. However, it’s not a difficult […]

Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Some friends of ours recently had a cookout and one couple made these wonderful berry cheesecake parfaits. I knew I had to try them! She had found them in the Spring Food & Family magazine. I made them this past weekend when my mom, stepdad, & brother came over for dinner. These were so good! […]

Chicken Enchilada Roll-ups

We had a dinner meeting at our house on Friday night to prepare for a youth retreat we are leading in August, and I decided it would be fun to have a Mexican Fiesta theme to the dinner. So everyone brought some sort of mexican dish. I had seen these roll-ups on Delicious Meliscious and […]

Smarter Fettucine Alfredo

This is a great, easy and tasty meal that can be thrown together in as long as it takes for the pasta to boil. I love it because it just uses a few ingredients, most of which I always have on hand. It’s also a lighter version of regular alfredo, which is a huge plus! […]

Black & White Cupcakes

I helped host a bridal shower this past weekend. To save a little money, we all decided to make a batch of cupcakes for the dessert instead of ordering a cake. Since the bride’s colors for the wedding are black & white, my friend, Joy, had the great idea to make chocolate cupcakes with cream […]

Crowd Pleasing Cheese Ball

I got this wonderfully delicious cheeseball recipe from my mother-in-law. She is an amazing cook and this appetizer lives up to it’s name. I served it at my recipe swap last week and it was a huge hit! It’s creamy and also has a nice salty bite to it. Plus, all the ingredients were things […]