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Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats


Now that I have my homemade yellow cake mix hanging out in the freezer, I’ve been tempted to throw a scoopful of it in just about everything I’m baking.  No worries, I do have my limits! One of the first things I made with it were these Rice Krispies Treats.  Actually, I made these twice […]

Proud to Be a K-Cup Ambassador! (And a Discount Code for YOU!)


Have you gone out and bought your single-cup Keurig coffee brewer yet?  I’ve had mine for almost a year now, and still love it. Ben even started drinking coffee because of the Keurig! But, did you know there are many other beverage varieties you can make in this single-cup brewer?  You can find K-Cup portions […]

DIY Homemade Yellow Cake Mix


This isn’t one of those “I won’t eat boxed cake mixes anymore” posts.  Although it has been a fun adventure for me to find recipes I can make at home and cut back on the processed store-bought varieties, I have no shame in admitting that I’ll take a good ol’ short cut any day of […]

Homemade Pita Pockets


Have you ever run into a recipe that was somewhat of a failure, but good enough to eat even though you couldn’t use it for what you originally intended?  Such was the case with this pita bread.  I had to make these four times before they finally puffed to where I could actually put them […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Surprise Cookies + A JIF Giveaway! – CONTEST CLOSED


Contest Winner Announced:  Congratulations to our winner of the JIF Tasting Giveaway Package, Kelsey, who said “Wow! What a great giveaway, Nikki! I would love to win this. I think the first thing I would do would be to make cheesecake bars swirled with the mocha cappuccino spread. YUM!” Check your email, Kelsey, to claim […]