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Cake Mix Muffins – Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 3, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
cake mix muffins

Cake mix muffins are one of my favorite ways to make muffins. Since I usually have cake mix in my pantry, it’s just more convenient. Cakes are higher in sugar and liquids and lower in fat so cake mix muffins will have a much lighter, fluffier texture than the traditional muffin batter. Muffins are more […]

How to Make Monkey Bread with Snickers Bars

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 1, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
monkey bread

Snickers Monkey Bread is an easy dessert that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. It’s full of ooey gooey goodness. As much as I love the Snickers Monkey Bread and think you will, as well, you have to try my Maple Bacon Monkey Bread, too. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Did you know […]

Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

Summer isn’t over yet, in fact, we still have several weeks of hot weather here. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a perfect drink. Not to mention I bought a lot of nectarines at the grocery store the other day. We love lemonade and […]

Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 9, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer

I was looking for some appetizers that would be easy to make and incorporated jalapenos, Lil Smokies (or sausages), and bacon. These Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon fit the bill. They’re a great appetizer for game night, parties, cook outs, and family gatherings like Easter. They really are simple to make and they pack […]

Chicken Salsa Taquitos Make Ahead & Freeze

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 3, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Chicken Salsa Taquitos recipe freeze ahead meal planning

If you find it difficult to get dinner on the table some days, making and freezing dinners ahead of time is a great way to save you time. If you find yourself with a day off or a few extra hours with nothing to do (we know that isn’t too often), prepare meals, freeze them, […]

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2018 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
butter cookies

I love butter cookies! For an irresistible flavor combination, blend lemon and lavender together in a tender butter cookie. They’re dainty enough for a tea or luncheon, yet are also satisfying as a snack or simple dessert. Culinary lavender can be found in specialty grocery stores or online. If you have never baked with lavender […]

Lemon Raspberry Parfait Dessert Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Ready for summer? I sure am! This delicious Lemon Raspberry Parfait is the perfect dessert get me out of the winter doldrums. It would make a great Easter dessert as well. I love lemon desserts, so this parfait is perfect anytime for me. I love individual desserts, it always makes, not just kids, but even […]

Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
macaroni salad

I love spring and the warmer temperatures. I also love this time of year because we can finally start grilling out and going on picnics. And eating salads, like macaroni salad. I love salads. Whether it’s spring salads, cucumber salads, potato salad and macaroni salads, to name a few, I enjoy making and eating salads. […]

Cherry Bombs Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2017 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
cherry bombs recipe with healthy cherries candy snack

For a sweet treat that’s as decorative as it is delicious, make a batch (or two) of Cherry Bombs. They’re very simple to make and fun to eat. A twist on chocolate covered cherries. Each bomb has a maraschino cherry center wrapped in chewy chocolate candy and enrobed in festive red confectioners coating. Leave them […]

Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken Made in Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2017 | Categories: Recipes
Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken is so simple and easy to make that you’ll want to make it all the time. It’s simple ingredients, healthy, and made in a cast iron skillet. I love the benefits of using a cast iron skillet to cook in. A cast iron skillet is easy to clean, you get the […]