Fettuccine with Tomato-Cream Sauce


This is one of those recipes that the minute I saw it, I knew I had to make it.  Can you relate?  It was such an immediate decision that I actually made it for dinner the next evening.  There was no doubt we would love it for its taste, but I love it even more […]

Roasted Cherry Chocolate Brownies + A Very Cute How-To Video


These brownies… they are “IT!”  And, I’m not talking about the horrid Stephen King clown/novel-turned-into-movie that I shouldn’t have snuck behind my parents’ back to watch at the age of 12.  I can’t even tell you how long afterwards I decided I could finally brave a shower again.  Seriously. But, very seriously, these brownies are […]

White Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream with Fudge Ripples


Please don’t get turned off by the thought of “white chocolate”.  Who cares if white chocolate isn’t real chocolate?  It tastes good, and it’s a treat!  Like David Lebovitz said in his book, The Perfect Scoop, “French fries aren’t ‘real chocolate’ either…yet they’re pretty darn good!” This recipe includes a few extra steps, but they […]

DIY Homemade Chocolate Syrup


Judah and I have been reaping the benefits of this homemade syrup for quite a few months now.  I always have some available in the fridge, because we are quite the chocolate milk drinkers.  And, now that it’s summer, the syrup is making frequent appearances on top of our ice cream. Ben doesn’t drink as […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Peach Barbecue Sauce


Is it just me, or does there seem to be an endless amount of ways to make pulled pork?  I’ve tried two variations before this one, and still like and use them to this day.  But, I have to say that since this one makes a refreshingly light peach barbecue sauce to accompany it, it’s […]

Candied Cherries and Cherry Syrup


July is National Ice Cream month and I’ve only shared one new ice cream recipe with you so far.  My apologies!  But, I have good reason.  I’m trying to give me you ideas to use up my your cherries, before their short season is over. Take a look at this, I’m killing two birds with […]

Cherry Barbecue Chicken Pizza


“When life hands you cherries, make pizza.”  What?  That’s not the right quote? Well, life handed me cherries at only $1.99 per pound, so I decided I needed 10 pounds.  I thought I better snack on them and throw them into everything I ate so they wouldn’t go to waste.  Then, I realized I could […]

DIY Homemade Spaghettio’s


Are you a closet SpaghettiO’s fan?  Take it a step further by admitting you also like their meatball version…or (alas!) their hot dog one?  😉  Or, did I just lose a few of you from readership at the disgust that I would even mention this distasteful cheesy American canned “pasta”?  Whichever side you’re on, I […]

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake


It’s JULY!  Is it just me, or is this summer already flying by?  We’re kicking off National Ice Cream month with this explosive cake I made for our neighbors when the husband/daddy was sick and down for the count.  With the mom left to care for their 7 kids (yes, you read that right) I […]