Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

It is no trick.  Your little ones will love these treats! These Candy Corn Cupcakes are inspired by Halloween's signature candy and are easy to make and so delicious. They will be the hit of any kid's party you might have and adults will love them too! Take them to work with you if you celebrate Halloween at your workplace.   Candy Corn Cupcake Ingredients 1 c. … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Cider Slushy

Caramel Apple Cider Slushy drink

It seems frappes are the “in” drink these days and with so many flavors out there it is easy to see why. If you’re not a coffee drinker though or looking for something with more of a traditional fall flavor and the same consistency as a frappe, the Caramel Apple Slushy is perfect. Ingredients: Apple cider, approximately 1 cup 1 cup cold apple cider ¼ cup caramel … [Read more...]

Mini Peach Pies

Recipe for mini peach pies

While I love pumpkin and apple pie and the flavors do make me think of fall, peach pie is another family favorite this time of year! Peach is delicious when blended with cinnamon and really becomes a delicious fall flavor. Try these simple Mini Peach Pies for your next fall dessert or treat. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh peaches 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tbsp raw sugar 1 batch … [Read more...]

Making The Garden Last All Winter Long

Tomatoes in a jar

By Snickers The summer bounty of vegetables in my garden has started to slow down. In these last weeks the tomatoes have been ripening at a steady rate. So this busy gardener has been canning, freezing, eating, then canning, freezing and eating some more, until I feel like a tomato! I use a variety of ways to preserve the harvest. I generally can or freeze tomatoes. There … [Read more...]

Express Stuffed Mushrooms

Express Stuffed Mushrooms 1

You can have an army of bite sized wonders perfect for an appetizer, party hors d'oeuvres or side dish for dinner ready in less than 25 minutes. These stuffed mushrooms are equally as delicious as the more time consuming recipe, but done in the time it takes to watch an episode of your favorite tv sitcom. The results are similar to a popular Italian restaurant, but a few … [Read more...]

Golden Oreo Sundae Pie


Looking for a super simple no bake dessert recipe to take to your next family gathering? This Golden Oreo Sundae Pie is one of our family favorites. We feel like we have struck gold when we have this for dessert! It has a little bit different twist to it because it uses Nabisco's Golden Oreos instead of the traditional chocolate Oreos. The Golden Oreos have a great vanilla … [Read more...]

Herbs to Grow for Making Your Own Spice Mixes


Being able to grow the herbs that you can use to create spice mixes is the best way to control the flavor of your dishes. Creating custom spices is the preferred choice for so many cooks, especially when you know what flavors and rubs your family likes that most. Herbs are a huge part of traditional spice mixes, and they can be combined to create customized mixes too. Add … [Read more...]

Easy Watermelon Popsicles

slider watermelon pops recipe

The best thing about summer is fruit. As I sit here writing this, I am eating some of the best Washington Sweet Cherries that I have had in years. I love fruit. Cherries and grapes to snack on. Peaches, raspberries and apples for pies. A nice frozen mango for a smoothie. The list could go on and on. But my all time favorite summer fruit is watermelon. What is not to love … [Read more...]

Smoked Sausage Potatoes Au Gratin

Smoked Sausage Potatoes Au Gratin

If you love cheesy potatoes and you love sausage, you will love this dish. What is great about this dish is that it is not the side dish, but the main entree! If your short on time and don't want to spend the extra time it takes to make and bake both the main dish and the side dish, then this is for you. Another great thing about this dish is that you can buy the smoked … [Read more...]

Artichoke Salad with Lemon Dressing

Artichoke Salad with Lemon Dressing

Did you know that an artichoke is technically a flower bud that has not bloomed? It is considered to be a thistle that belongs to the sunflower family. It also has many health benefits. Some of the health benefits include: Phytonutrients that help lower bad cholesterol levels. Rich in dietary fiber which supports a healthy digestive system. High quantities of potassium … [Read more...]