Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kisses

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Sound familiar? That is my relationship with peanut butter cookies. They don’t tumble from our cookie jar very many times a year, but when I crave peanut butter cookies, I must admit the appeal of chocolate and peanut butter seals the deal. We have all enjoyed [...]

Ramen Noodle Salad

Ramen Noodle Salad

I’ve never understood folks who refuse to share their recipes with friends and family. This may sound funny coming from someone who writes recipes and receives $$ for those recipes, but let me explain. Food, family, friends and the kitchen table—that makes for a life with a legacy. Connections, community, laughter and knowing all is [...]

Baked Potato Dip

baked potato dip

Recipes flood my internet feed daily and one or two usually catch my eye and I mentally file those away and plan to test, research and explore further. Then there are those recipes that fly by in a blip and I think “ewww ick”, bloggers are becoming more and more desperate with each passing hour [...]

Summertime Sangria

Summertime Sangria

Warm breezes and sunshine are beginning to peek through the days of the week. Soon all we will be talking about will be the heat. Not to worry, help is on the way. Summertime and sangria go hand in hand like beach towels and ocean waves. While I don’t live close enough to enjoy an [...]

Ice Cream Cookie

Ice Cream Cookie

We have been having so much fun promoting our new cookbook, The Newlywed Book, Cooking Happily Ever After. Tis the season for bridal showers, engagements and of course, weddings! This was a book that we had dreamed about. The focus is on what to do with the items new couples have registered for at their [...]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato salad–do those words bring a smile and cause you to pause and fondly remember days gone by? Do you recall family reunions, picnics, BBQ’s, vacations on the beach or at the lake and a plethora of happy times? Or do you shutter, shake your head and think, oh no! Not potato salad. Who makes [...]

Hot Cross Buns

The special day is finally near! Easter is a week away and that means rituals and recipes that are rich with tradition in our home. Each Easter morning begins with Hot Cross Buns. These are always served with dyed Easter eggs, fresh fruit and orange juice. This is always the way we begin our special [...]

Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

The weather made a sharp turn this week and even broke temperature records for Kansas City. I do mean drastic changes–yesterday was 83 degrees and summer like. Today is a bit cooler, but yes, spring is around the corner. With the change in the weather comes a change in what sounds great for breakfast. Wave [...]

Whiskey Sours

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey, hmmm or is it bourbon? Whiskey has become the new buzz word in many food circles. Heck, I don’t even drink cocktails that often but during the holidays, I purchased whiskey and planned to celebrate all the “at home” time with a whiskey cocktail or bourbon on the rocks. Well, the best laid plans….never [...]

Turtle Candies

Turtles #1

My heart jumped a bit when I turned the calendar into February. Ah, yes…the month of love. It must be part of a divine plan that the month of love lands in the middle of cold and gray. A reason to celebrate is always welcomed in the midst of winter. Love was truly a celebration [...]