Easy S’mores Cookies + 12 S’mores Inspired Recipes #Choctoberfest

Who doesn’t loves s’mores? Growing up, I was part of the Girl Scouts and we had s’mores at every event during the summer. So, when I saw that Hershey’s now makes s’mores baking pieces, I couldn’t resist. Into the cart they went! To make these cookies… just follow the recipe on the bag! Usually, we […]

Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies #Choctoberfest

I’m a huge fan of Litte Debbie Oatmeal Pies. But let’s be honest… everything is better with chocolate! So, this year for #Choctoberfest, I knew I wanted to make a chocolate version of oatmeal cookies, filled with a buttery, creamy, sweet frosting center. Oh, by the way… it’s #Choctoberfest starting today! What’s #Choctoberfest, you might […]

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018 with Imperial Sugar!

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, because #Choctoberfest is finally here! From now until the end of the week, I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post delicious chocolate recipes. Every day, #Choctoberfest bloggers will be celebrating all things chocolate – milk, dark, white, […]

Breakfast Stuffed Biscuits

I recently tried a recipe published in our local newspaper, and they are great if you are looking for a quick breakfast you can eat on the go. I used bacon in these, but you could customize with your favorite meat of choice, such as ham or sausage. Or, leave out the meat completely for […]

Fall Instant Pot Giveaway

I know Labor Day is supposed to be the unofficial end of summer, but it is still in the 90s here. Our community closed the pool already, but man do we still need it! Still, for many people Labor Day is the start of a busier season, regardless of temperature. Kids back to school, offices […]

Grilled Pound Cake with Honey Vanilla Apples

This year, Chef Shamy was one of our delicious #CookoutWeek sponsors. Well, let me tell you, I am still enjoying their yummy flavored butters on pretty much everything. Thank goodness their butter comes in huge tubs! We were grilling recently and I wanted something sweet for dessert. But of course it has been so hot […]

167+ Cookout Recipes for Your Next Summer Party

#CookoutWeek 2018 is officially over, but there’s no reason the party has to end. This year, we had over 160 recipes posted by our awesome bloggers, and many of these bloggers will continue to post cookout-themed recipes during the rest of summer. THANK YOU again to our awesome sponsors, Barlean’s, Chef Shamy, Maple Leaf Farms, […]

Tortellini Salad #CookoutWeek

I would like to share a recipe from my good friend, Cathy Repp, who caters events at the winery where I work. Every time she is coming, our entire staff looks forward to tasting her food. It is always delicious. She passed this recipe on to me a few years ago and was gracious enough […]

Lemonade Cupcakes #CookoutWeek

I love lemon-flavored desserts during the summer. There’s just something about lemons and other citrus fruit that screams YAY SUMMERTIME to me. When I was thinking about doing a lemonade cupcake recipe for #CookoutWeek, I originally was considering raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some other fancy flavor. But you know what? My favorite thing […]

Campfire Duck Bacon Pancakes #CookoutWeek

Duck bacon? I know it sounds weird, but this bacon is downright delicious! This year, Maple Leaf Farms is one of our awesome #CookoutWeek sponsors, so I was lucky enough to get some delicious duck products to taste-test. I was very tentative, because I have tried some products masquerading as bacon that are… well…definitely not […]

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Butter #CookoutWeek

We all have those go-to recipes when we don’t know what to make. For me, it’s these mini garlic hasselback potatoes. They get tender and slightly crispy, and you can make them on the grill in the summer and in the oven year-round. I used to make them with a sprinkle of garlic powder… but […]

Frozen Root Beer Float Pops #CookoutWeek

Can I just start off by telling you how much I LOVE going to the thrift store? Seriously. The US’s biggest thrift store is not far from me and I love a good deal. Last time I stopped in, I found a set of 6 popsicle molds for 99 cents! On my way home from […]

Welcome to #CookoutWeek 2018!

#CookoutWeek 2018 is here! During the next week, I am joining over 50 of my blogger friends to celebrate summer by posting delicious cookout-themed recipes. If you love grilling, frozen treats, picnics, berries, s’mores, campfire meals, and other summer goodies… you are in the right place! This week, we are also hosting a HUGE giveaway […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cookies

My mom makes the BEST chocolate peanut butter cake. The cake itself is chocolate, but then she tops it with peanut butter icing…. omg, SO GOOD y’all. And I’m not usually a big cake person. When Better Body Foods sent me some PBfit powdered peanut butter to try, I immediately thought about that cake. I […]

Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

Who wants to win a KitchenAid stand mixer? I’ve joined forces with 20 food blogger friends to put together this giveaway. You’ll gain another entry every time you follow one of us on Instagram. Here are the details: 1 winner will receive a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt stand mixer in their choice of color. If […]

Classic Shakshuka #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. When I was in Israel for a press trip a few years ago, the breakfasts and brunches we were provided were not really my cup of […]