Desserts · pies

Raspberry Cream Pie

Every year, I have a group of girlfriends come over to watch The Oscars. We drink lots of wine, we all bring an appetizer or dish to share, we all critique the styles of the rich and famous on the red carpet and wager who will or will not win each award.  It’s very good… Continue reading Raspberry Cream Pie

Beef · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious

“Lazy” Lo-Carb Spinach Lasagna

Several of my friends have had weight loss luck with a program called Trim Healthy Mama.  While I haven’t personally checked it out, I have seen some recipes and ideas floating around on Facebook that intrigued me.  This lasagna in particular. Loved the idea of using spinach in place of noodles! I almost never make… Continue reading “Lazy” Lo-Carb Spinach Lasagna

dinner · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Taco Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

We have baseball 4 nights a week right now.  Baseball practice ends “at dusk” which, right now, is about 7pm.  Since I am not willing to eat take out that often and I mostly dislike meals made in the crockpot, I am really having to get creative.  My goal has been to eat as healthy… Continue reading Taco Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Breads · Breakfast · cinnamon rolls · Easter

Easter Cinnamon Rolls

Around here, homemade cinnamon rolls are saved for special occasions.  Holidays or the occasional birthday, if requested.  I usually make them for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Brunch, sometimes for St. Patrick’s Day, but always, without exception, for Christmas morning and Easter morning. You can, of course, make these a little less festive, if you… Continue reading Easter Cinnamon Rolls

bars · Desserts · Easter

Rice Krispie Egg Nests

Easter is less than a month away! This year is just flying by for me so far. I swear, the older my kids get, the faster time flies.  Between all the sports, activities, holidays, and school functions I feel like I never catch my breath. It goes something like this: Christmas. Four months of baseball,… Continue reading Rice Krispie Egg Nests

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Yellow Butter Cake

To me, there is nothing more disappointing than a piece of dry cake.  I’ve been writing this blog for seven years now, and I’ve definitely learned some cake tips along the way.  I’ve learned to make and freeze my layers the night before for ultimate moistness.  I’ve learned to do a crumb layer when frosting.… Continue reading Moist Yellow Butter Cake

Desserts · pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pie is one of my reasons for living. You all know this.  I have been so spoiled by my Dad’s homemade pie my whole life that I will almost never eat pie that isn’t homemade.  I’ll occasionally eat a piece of pie from Snohomish Pie Company, which is a wonderful little local bakery here, but… Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Pie