Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla soup

Winter is definitely not at the top of my “favorite season” list. I’ll admit that I enjoy a great snow day once in a while but the gloomy days can carve away at my generally cheerful outlook. I was always taught to count my blessings and oh my goodness there are many. One of the [...]

Cappuccino Cake

Cappuccino Cke

By this time of year the guilt of over indulging during the holidays has subsided and we have almost 3 weeks of making healthier food choices under our belt. At our house we are definitely ready for a treat. Macarons are my latest guilty pleasure and I was touched beyond words on my birthday this [...]

Queso Dip

Queso Dip

Mexican cheese dip, queso, Rotel® dip or queso fresco dip….call it what you want, this time of year as we gather around the television to cheer on our favorite football team, you will want to have a great recipe for Mexican cheese dip in your back pocket. After the holidays our family tries to cut [...]

Merry Christmas Cinnamon Bread

Christmas Bread

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS Call me sentimental, call me silly but I am proud of family traditions and adore recreating warm holiday memories each year. That said, our Christmas Day breakfast has been the same for decades. The beauty of Christmas breakfast is that all of the recipes can be made the [...]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcake

Happy Holidays! It’s official, let the baking frenzy begin. I hope you enjoy your time in the kitchen this time of year as much as I do. I have such fun making lists and baking plans for the celebrations. Of course my list is always much bigger than what I could ever accomplish, but never [...]

Mashed Potato Casserole

mashed potatoe casserole

The holidays are fast approaching and we turn our thoughts to the day of Thanks. How can we get it all prepared and keep it tasty and stress free? It seems as if the mashed potatoes always enter into the fray. Can you make them ahead? Can you use the slow cooker? How can you [...]

Slow Cooker Candy

slow cooker candy

This is the week that the countdown begins. You know the drill….Halloween is Saturday. Then we fasten our seat belts and brace for the official beginning of the holiday seasoning. You will blink and friends and family will be gathered around the table enjoying turkey and counting blessings. Blink again and the baking and festivities [...]

Italian Sausage Grinder

Italian Sausage Grinder

Hmmmm, I know what you’re thinking….this is not a recipe! That is exactly my point! On nights when the family is going in 10 different directions and dinner seems like a fragment of your imagination and you don’t have the energy to do “the gourmet” thing or even the “midwestern dinner” thing have no fear. [...]



Recently I was chatting with several of my friends who are also cookbook authors or avid gourmet cooks. We were discussing the recipes that were so easy to make at home instead of purchasing these already prepared foods at the grocery store. Foods such as salsa, guacamole, marinara and hummus were mentioned. The conversation seemed [...]

Slow Cooker Desserts Published!

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

It’s official! We are excited to announce that our newest book, Slow Cooker Desserts, Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious!, is published and ready for you to enjoy. September 1st is finally here and so is our new book! Yipeeeeeeeee!!! This has been so exciting for us! We have loved baking in our Crock-Pots® since [...]