White Chocolate Popcorn

Fall is finally here and Thanksgiving is approaching quickly.  I don’t know about you but this usually means the house is full of people looking for tasty snacks.  One of our favorite is a sweet and salty twist on your regular popcorn.  This quick and easy twist on regular popcorn is sure to please everyone. […]

Panna Cotta

Quick, easy, delicious….the three simple words every hostess wants to hear!  Panna Cotta fits the bill if you want something that hits all three marks.  It’s a no-brainer if you know you’re going to be rushed for time but you need to impress the guests.  Let’s get started! Here’s all you’ll need: 1 envelope of […]

All American Cheesecake Pie

This easy All American Cheesecake Pie is perfect for Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or July 4th Celebrations…really it’s yummy for any day of the week!  Your friends and family will love it! The ingredients: 1  8oz block of cream cheese, softened 1  can of sweetened condensed milk 1/4-1/2 cup fresh lemon juice* (to taste) 1  xl […]

Butter Mints

  Growing up, butter mints were my favorite candy.  My grandparents and Aunts used to keep stashes of them in their homes and during short breaks from ‘freeze-tag’ or ‘hide-and-go-seek’ us nieces, nephews, and grandkids would steal handfuls.  To me they sing spring-time, Easter, sunshine, and fun.  There’s no doubt they’re delicious but who knew they […]

Company Casserole

I believe this casserole has been with us at every holiday for as long as I can remember.  A close family friend introduced it to our family 30 years ago and it has been with us since.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Ingredients: 1 6oz box wiled, long-grain rice, prepared […]

Chalk Paint Chest

Here’s my latest project.  My husband’s keen eye spotted this little chest at an estate sale in Massachusetts.  Here are some before pictures: I decided to not remove the entire lid but to, instead, just remove the cushion. I had a pair of bleached out, black, twill curtains we’d used in another house.  One side […]

Mint Chocolate Brownies

This is an easy way to jazz up your normal brownie recipe.  It’s so easy I’m almost too embarrassed to post this tip…..ALMOST! Here’s all you’ll need:  Your favorite Brownie mix and a package of Andes Mints. Here’s what you do:  First make your brownies as you normally would. Then when you take your brownies […]

Banana Bread

Nothing says winter to me like banana bread.  Here’s my favorite banana bread recipe.  I’ll confess it’s a little naughty….chocolate chips…walnuts…yummmm! Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread 4 over ripe bananas 2 1/2 cups self rising flour* 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 eggs 3/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 3/4 cup vegetable oil […]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Not only are these muffins delicious, they are the easiest muffins I have ever made.  And to top it off they don’t contain eggs or oil. Here’s what you need: 1 box spice cake mix 1 can pumpkin (15 oz) 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup raisins (optional) Combine cake mix, water and pumpkin.  Mix until […]

Chalk Paint Window

I love the unexpected….things like a chandelier hung in the bathroom, or outside light fixtures hung inside.  A few months ago I was shopping at one of our local thrift stores, when Kirk (my husband) came walking towards me carrying an old, beat-up window pane. I immediately started thinking of places to hang it inside […]

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