Cranberry Chocolate Christmas Cake

Cranberry Chocolate Cake

Holiday traditions run strong in our family. We have the favorites that we cling to each year and we always enjoy adding new traditions to our list. One dessert that surfaces each holiday is Cranberry Chocolate Cake. Now don’t panic when you see the picture. There is no additional fruit inside the moist, luscious cake. [...]

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Carrot Cake witih Slice

We are up and running and ready for your orders! We have had great success at our retail venues and the holiday shows proved to be exciting for all. Lots of folks found the answer for that hard to buy for friend and relative this Christmas. We couldn’t be happier and are thrilled to announce [...]

Slow Cooker Cake Mixes

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It is here!  We have a BIG announcement to make today and I must admit I am shaking in my boots.  If you have read our blog for any time at all, you know that we met in the test kitchens at Rival®, the folks who introduced the CrockPot® slow cooker a million years ago. [...]

Crescent pastry

Coffee Cake

It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can count. The trip to France [...]

Microwave Caramel Corn

Microwave Caramel Corn

What a magnificent fall season we are enjoying in the Midwest. It seems necessary to pinch myself over and over again to ensure that I am not living in San Diego. Beautiful orange infused sunrises combined with pink and purple sunsets, cool mornings, warm days and then cool evenings…..life is good! It seems we are [...]

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Food and the memories it conjures up is priceless, isn’t it? Growing up I was blessed with a mother who loved to cook and she is a fabulous cook. We spent many a weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks at our lake home. It was a precious time filled with happy moments. Cooking and [...]

BBQ Pork Steak

BBQ Pork Steak

There are still plenty of days left before the ice and snow hit hard to enjoy the thrill of the grill. Midwesterners grill pork steak and that is something that other parts of the country typically do not enjoy. It is time to join the bandwagon. Pork steak is inexpensive, no, let me say cheap! [...]

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

Finally cold air swooshed in and all is well in my world. A dip in the temperature indicating Fall is almost here, taking our yearly trek to Dunn’s for apple donuts and yes, the arrival of soup on our family menu. The cool temps are perfect for soup. I was pleasantly surprised when our daughter [...]

Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta

Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta

Everyone knows that life has its ups and downs, so does the answer to what’s for dinner tonight. The heat is stifling at best and the humidity is off the charts. I just couldn’t bare the thought of my dear husband grilling one more day in the intense heat. He was a trooper all weekend [...]

Spicy Cucumber Salad

Spicy Cucumber Salad

I grew up falling in love with my mom’s cucumbers and vinegar. It was a tangy addition to many a summertime meal at my childhood home. After I married my husband, I discovered his family’s version of cucumbers and they were delicious too. He grew up with more of a sugar syrup-vinegar version while I [...]