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Cinna-bun Cake in the oven

In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nuts until well combined. INGREDIENTS 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 cups milk 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup butter, melted Topping: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar 5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan (buttered). Mix all of the…

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Black Forest Trifle (adapted)

Hi! How was your Thanksgiving?? Mine was good. My Baby Sis, the kids, and I drove 13 hours to Alabama to spend the holiday with my Dad. It was really nice and we had a great time. And, of course, the food was amazing! Before I took off to the deep South, I was lucky enough to snag a couple cans of some cherry pie filling and some brownie mix to make this trifle. Being part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program has given me so many opportunities to stretch my…

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Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta   Fagioli is one of my favorite soups! It’s on heavy rotation at my house (especially during those colder months) because we all love it so much! It has incredible flavor and it’s jam packed with goodness making it a soup that’s fit to be the main dish. Pasta  Fagioli Recipe This recipe is a MUST that you can’t miss out on! It’s one of the best comfort foods if you ask me. Hence why this is actually my third time sharing it (I don’t think I’ve ever done that…

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Fire Crackers Recipe

My firecracker recipe makes the perfect snack! Spicy little crackers that you’ll want to munch on all day! I’m not sure if I love this little snack food more for the name and the wordplay involved or more for the flavor. Okay, fine. Wordplay is fun and all, but I totally love these because they make my mouth happy. I eat these by the bucketful. As for the wordplay, yes, I enjoy it. Firecrackers! They are crackers that are hot and spicy, like fire! And they are usually served at…

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LEMON MERINGUE CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS : Lemon Filling: 3 egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue) 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour pinch of salt 3 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. lemon zest, loosely packed 1/2 cup water 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted Cupcakes: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Meringue: 3 egg whites pinch of salt 1/4 cup sugar Preparation: 1) Make lemon filling: In small saucepan over low heat, whisk egg yolks,…

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How to Clean INSIDE Your Oven Door

That impossible to reach location sandwiched between the glass. How does that happen?! Well, I’m going to show you how to access inside your oven door and clean that sneaky drip. You’ll find the tools required and full tutorial on my blog, listed below photos. First remove the bottom drawer of your oven. Brace yourself for what you’ll find under there. Marbles, toy cars, dust bunnies, you name it. Might as well get the vacuum out to tackle under there while you have the drawer out (if you Give a…

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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These are a family favorite and one of my most popular recipes that’s requested by everyone! This is a fantastic recipe for chocolate peanut butter balls. I love peanut butter and these taste amazing! They’re also very simple to make and they turn out perfect every time! Great for holiday parties or bake sales. Also great for anytime you are craving a peanut butter chocolatey snack! They’re so fun to make and so popular whenever I take them anywhere. These disappear very quickly! My kids love making these too! Click…

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Homemade Samoas Bars

I look forward to Girl Scout Cookie season every year and I know I’m not alone. Sometimes a girl scout will come along taking orders and other times I anxiously try to find them in front of stores selling them. A week or so ago, I had one come around our neighborhood selling cookies and I was an easy sell. Growing up, my favorite cookie was a Thin Mint. And I still love them – especially frozen. Plus, there’s more of them in a box. But my dad has always…

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Stuffing Meatloaf

It’s meatloaf in a bundt pan, how cool is that? This is an easy meatloaf recipe that turns out perfect every time! I love stuffing meatloaf, it’s one of my favorite recipes and so easy to make! This turns out amazing and is definitely a family favorite. You can also use muffin tins to make individual mini meat loafs. If you do this just reduce cooking by 10-20 minutes. They will cook faster in a muffin tin. You can complete this meal with mashed potatoes in the center topped with…

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Kahlua Fudge

Kahlua Fudge is an amazing adult fudge made with Kahlua liquor. Great for an adult party to go with those jello shots! This is always a favorite! Did you know you could make fudge out of Kahlua? I know when you think Kahlua you probably think White Russians right? Well me too, I LOVE them and years ago, when I was young, they were my favorite drink on the weekends! So when I saw this recipe for Kahlua fudge it made me think, this has to be amazing! I wasn’t sure…

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APPLE PIE TACOS

The shells of these tacos are made from tortillas cut with a round cookie cutter and fried crisp and dusted with cinnamon sugar.  They only take about 20 seconds each to make and can be made days ahead of time. I made a homemade filling but you can definitely use canned filling to make these quick!  If you are having a party, you can keep the filling warm in a small slow cooker with the shells beside and people can fill them as they like or set a mini muffin tin upside down and…

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Macaroni-Ham Salad

As a self proclaimed “foodie”, I have to admit that I love a good potluck. Ever since the days when I worked the normal 8-5 office job, I always looked forward to them. Trying other peoples favorite dishes, exchanging a recipe or two. I love it! I think potlucks and pasta salads should be synonymous. By the end of a potluck there’s more than a few macaroni salads sitting at the serving table. This salad though, is guaranteed to always be the star of the show. One weekend a few…

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