white chocolate raspberry cake on a platter

Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Cake This recipe was inspired by a White Chocolate Raspberry Cake that was purchased at a local supermarket.  The occasion? My daughter’s birthday. A friend bought this cake for her party out at a restaurant. Of course, she brought home leftover White Chocolate Raspberry Cake for us and, well, I just couldn’t resist having some. I guess that’s the foodie in me!  After having a slice …

s'mores on a white plate

Yummy S’Mores Cups

What can I say?  Give me S’mores! Just like the real thing, but without the hassle of a camp fire.  Everyone will loves these  S’mores and they will want more.  A great little treat to make ahead for a party or to bring to a gathering. Now before you scroll down to the recipe, I regret not making my own marshmallow fluff for this recipe. If you are in a …

Phyllo Pastry Bites on a plate

Phyllo Pastry Bites

Little Phyllo Pastry Bites, Big Taste These little Phyllo Pastry Bites will satisfy family and friends while they wait for you to serve the main course.  Puff pastry is so versatile that you can make endless appetizers and some really cool desserts. So if you are looking for a tasty appetizer?  Look no further, try these Phyllo Pastry Bites. I made these Phyllo Pastry Bites a few weeks ago for …

Pizza Bread on a Plate

Easy Pizza Bread

Crazy Easy Pizza Bread Last summer, we were on our way back from our vacation at Sherkston Shores Resort.  It’s  what I would refer to as glamorous trailer park sitting on Lake Erie. We had a great week with fantastic weather.  We got home at around 12:00 pm and I’m just not feeling like putting something together for dinner.  I got laundry started and I’m catching up on Game of …

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding This healthy Berry Chia Seed Pudding is a great breakfast for those of you who struggle to put a breakfast together in the morning. I like to make this chia seed pudding the night before because the chia seeds rest and expand and by the time morning comes along it has thickened to a “pudding” like consistency. Hence, why it is called chia seed pudding. Flavor …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins These Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins have to be the most delicious and moist muffins ever.  Most importantly, they are a healthy and nutritious version of the regular chocolate muffin. Not to mention that their is a secret ingredient in these muffins that will give you a little protein boost. Yup that’s right, there’s protein powder in the muffin. You can make these chocolate peanut butter muffins …

Roasted Chicken Wings in a bowl

Easy Roasted Chicken Wings

Easy Roasted Chicken Wings Everyone loves Chicken Wings, right?  They are a great snack for Sunday game night or as part of a cozy family dinner. These Roasted Chicken Wings aren’t fried like in restaurants, instead these wings are roasted. For this recipe I’m sharing with you today, I’ve developed three flavors that have worked really well: Smokey Paprika Parmesan Garlic, and Maple Bacon These flavors for Roasted Chicken Wings …

Chilli con carne in a bowl

Easy Chilli Con Carne

Easy Chilli Con Carne There is nothing better than having a nice warm bowl of this Chilli Con Carne on a cold winter’s day. Loaded with hearty vegetables, meat and a delicious broth, this Chilli Con Carne will keep you satisfied until your next meal. I’ve tried this recipe in both a slow cooker and on the stove top and it works well with either cooking method.  I don’t own …

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins

The Most Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins There is no other way to describe these Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins than to say that they are super moist and delicious. Filled with goodness and wholesome ingredients, you won’t be able to put them down or eat just one. A very healthy muffin and not your traditional blueberry muffins that are filled with sugar and fat.  Very little sugar goes into making these …

Energy Bit Balls on a white plate

Healthy Energy Bites

Healthy Energy Bites These Energy Bites are so really easy to make and make a great snack whether you are at home, work or on the road.  They are made with wholesome ingredients like nut or seed butter, oatmeal and shredded coconut. Even though the Energy Bites I made today did not include a sweet component, you can always add chocolate chips, dates or raisins. I’ve made these a couple …

Cheesecake on a white plate

Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Cheesecake or Apple Crumble I’m not quite sure where to start except to say that if you like cheesecake and you like apple crumble, then you will absolutely adore this combination of Apple Crumble Cheesecake. I have to admit that I was a little nervous about making this cheesecake, thinking what if the apples are too wet and the cheesecake remains mushy in the center. But, testing the doneness near …

the best pulled pork on a bun on a plate

The Best Pulled Pork

The Best Pulled Pork Dinner You will Ever Make This has to be the Best Pulled Pork recipe that I have ever tried and it is a simple meal you can set and forget. The pork shoulder works better if you want a leaner cut of pork. But you can use a pork butt roast as well. The end result is a tender pulled pork meat you can place on …

nutella cookies on a cutting board

Simple Nutella Cookie Recipe

Easy Nutella Cookie Recipe I can tell you from experience that growing up Nutella was a staple in my house, right next to the butter, eggs and white toast bread.  So what’s better than Nutella? The answer is Nutella Cookies! Hints of chocolate and hazelnut will fill your home while you bake these this holiday season.  This simple Nutella Cookie recipe is definitely a cookie to add to your Christmas …

peanut brittle in a glass

Amazing Peanut Brittle

Amazing Peanut Brittle Who doesn’t like Peanut Brittle?  The perfect candy for adults – sticky, sweet and nutty! This Amazing Peanut Brittle makes a great addition to any holiday baking platter. Don’t be scared by the instructions, this peanut brittle recipe is so easy to make and delicious. Just follow the instructions to a “T” and you can’t go wrong. Scroll down to get the ingredient list and get the …

chocolate peppermint wafers

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Wafers

Chocolate Peppermint Wafers If you like the flavor of chocolate and peppermint then you will absolutely love this Easy Chocolate Peppermint Wafers. Made with four or less ingredients, options for making these Chocolate Wafers Cookies are endless. Not sure if I should even call these cookies because they are just wafers dipped in chocolate and technically your are not baking anything.  However,  whoever eats them will think you spent hours …

Cranberry Orange Cookies arrangement

Don’t Break My Heart Orange Cranberry Cookies

Don’t Break My Heart Orange Cranberry Cookies I call these “don’t break my heart” Orange Cranberry Cookies mostly because they are cookies baked in the shape of a heart and it’s just cute to add a little spin on a cookie name.  These Orange Cranberry cookies make a great cookie to add to your Christmas Cookie collection or to make throughout the year even Valentine’s Day! These Orange Cranberry Cookies …

chocolate beet cake on a platter

Chocolate Beet Cake

Amazingly Moist Chocolate Beet Cake Why Beets? I know, you are going to say what? Beet? Yup! I bet you would have never in a million years thought of making a cake out of beets.  Believe it or not, beets are a great way to add the color red into a cake instead of using red food coloring.  Beets are healthy and sinful all at the same time. I’ve seen …

Easy Beef Stew

Easy Beef Stew Recipe

The Easiest Beef Stew Recipe With January just around the corner, this hearty Classic Easy Beef Stew Recipe will warm you up when you are coming in from out of the cold.  This Easy Beef Stew Recipe gets an A+ from everyone in my family and it’s so easy to make.  It will be ready as fast as you can count one, two, three! (Just kidding!) This is one of …

Easy Cherry Pie Recipe

5 Step Easy Cherry Pie Recipe

Easy Cherry Pie Recipe Don’t you love an easy recipe that is going to get everyone’s attention? This recipe will do just that! It’s one of my favorites because it’s simple to make and everyone loves it because it tastes wonderful! This is one of those desserts that I bring to every gathering and  quite honestly, I’m asked to bring it! I bring this dessert to church functions, family gatherings, …

best ever pumpkin spice muffins

Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Next to cinnamon and chocolate, pumpkin spice has got to be the next best thing in the muffin category.  These have got to be the Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins I have ever made. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are made with wholesome ingredients including pumpkin puree which makes them so moist and tasty. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are a great option for busy mornings, especially because they …

Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Simple Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner This Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner is great for when you want to make something delicious or you’re in a hurry, you want to cut your cleaning time and cut your time in the kitchen. It’s also versatile in that you can swap out the brussel sprouts for any vegetable you like. A great substitute for brussel sprouts is yellow potatoes. Did I mention that …

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner This Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner is by far the easiest meal to make, if you live a busy life like me.  You want to take the opportunity to whip up a good meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort. And let’s face it some times that’s hard.Whether it’s the summer or the winter, when the weekend is here, I’m all about simple and quick dinners …

Double Chocolate Muffins on a cutting board

Dreamy Double Chocolate Muffins (Cupcakes)

Double Chocolate Muffins Oh my!  Did I hear chocolate? Yup. Double Chocolate Muffins or Cupcakes to be exact.  Who doesn’t like chocolate? These Double Chocolate Muffins can be left plain like a muffin or decorated with buttercream frosting around a dollop of white chocolate ganache centre for an extravagant dessert. In fact, they are triple chocolate if you count the chocolate chips baked inside the muffin.  Easy to make and guaranteed …

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Cheesecake Let’s see, where do I start with this wonderful combination of cheesecake and homemade marshmallow fluff? Hmmm…. heaven?! It was my husband’s birthday this week and whenever it’s a special occasion, I always try to make something from the heart. I saw several cheesecake recipes for lemon meringue. BTW, lemon meringue pie is my husband’s favorite dessert. Hence, the idea to make something similar but on …

Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole (Frittata)

Easy Egg Casserole Looking for something easy and healthy to make for breakfast. This Easy Egg Casserole is the perfect meal for Good Friday or any other day you don’t want to eat meat. Full of protein and wholesome ingredients, this Easy Egg Bake will be ready in no time.  Personalize this egg bake any way you want. Perfect for any other day too, meatless or with an animal protein …

Banana Bread Loaf

Best Banana Bread Loaf with Frosting

Banana Loaf (Bread) Recipe Over-ripened bananas are a great ingredient to make the Best Banana Bread Loaf. And what makes this recipe the best is that you can make a cream cheese frosting to go on top of it (if you like). Bananas are such an unpredictable fruit.  When you shop for bananas, you always want to think about how many you need now and how many you’ll need for …

Moist and Easy Carrot Cake on a plate

Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake

The Best Carrot Cake Hand’s Down This is the most decadent carrot cake made from scratch. If you like carrot cake and cream cheese frosting, you will for sure love this recipe for Moist and Easy Carrot Cake. I know my cake decorating skills need improvement, but what can I say, I’m human and not perfect! And, regardless of how it looks this Easy Carrot Cake tastes delicious. I made …

herb crusted pork on cutting board

Easy Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast

Herb Crusted Pork Roast If I told you that this Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast is easy to prepare and will be in the oven in less than 15 minutes would you believe me?  Well, whether you believe me or not it will. It seems that I’m always struggling to find something to make on the weekend. I guess it’s because we work so hard all week and our weekday …

roasted brussel sprouts in a white soup bowl

Simple Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts Brussel Sprouts are definitely a change from roasted potatoes or broccoli.  These Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts are tasty and easy to make. Your family will love them. I’ve made these brussel sprouts with both bacon and prosciutto.  Bacon and Prosciutto are virtually interchangeable and you’ll find prosciutto more in an Italian household. These brussel sprouts are made with less than 7 ingredients and are so easy …

Prime Rib Roast

Easy Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Roast, Need I Say More? This Easy Prime Rib Roast Recipe will make you look like a star chef.  Made with less than 5 ingredients, this Prime Rib Roast has got to be one of the best recipes that you will ever follow to get the perfect prime rib roast. Prime Rib is one of the best cut of beef you can buy. There is no bad way …

Quick and Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel 21

Quick and Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel

Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel This week I’m posting something special to share with you all.   A recipe for a Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel.  When I originally started blogging I hadn’t posted many desserts, and this recipe resonates with me now as a quick and simple dessert to make with pre-made ingredients. that are in your pantry.     If you are looking to impress someone special or a guest, look no …

fall off the bone bbq ribs on foil

4 Step Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs

Fall Off the Bone Pork Back Ribs Who can resist Pork Back Ribs in a tangy barbecue sauce that just fall of the bone?  Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for baked Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs in 4 easy steps. Now I can’t take credit for this recipe one hundred percent. The idea of putting together this recipe on paper came to me by two of my …

White Chocolate Raspberry Homemade Ice cream in a cone outside

5 Step Raspberry Swirl White Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream

Fool Proof Ice Cream Don’t you wish you could make the perfect homemade ice cream? In 2017 I purchased an ice cream maker. I know, you’re probably thinking ugh!!! Another small appliance to clean. Why? Well, the only response I have to that is that creativity sometimes requires you to expand the tools you currently have on hand. For a little while, I experimented with recipes until I perfected the …

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

Healthy and Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes If you like pancakes then you will  absolutely LOVE these Healthy  Creamy Ricotta Pancakes.  Made with wholesome ingredients, these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes make a great breakfast idea for you and the whole family. Serve these delicious bundles of joy with a dollop of butter and your favorite maple syrup! Tips and Tricks to Making these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes What is Ricotta Cheese? Ricotta Cheese and Cottage Cheese …

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast on plate

Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast Don’t know what to make tonight? This Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast will be a winner whether you are making it for lunch or dinner. Hey that rhymes!  I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love to experiment and use new ingredients to create or re-invent meals. This stuffed balsamic chicken breast is filled with cheese, tomatoes and sweet basil and cooked in a sweet balsamic …

healthy Baked Doughnuts on a baking sheet

Healthy Baked Doughnuts

Homemade Healthy Baked Doughnuts These Healthy Baked Doughnuts are a great option if you want a healthier option to a sinful fried dessert. These Baked Donuts will make you forget that doughnuts were every fried to begin with. I have no other words to use than OMG!  You know that moment you sink your teeth into food and say, wow, I can’t believe I made this, it tastes so good! …