DARK AS NIGHT MARASCHINO CHERRY DELIGHT ICE CREAM

As women, we all experience those nagging insufferable cravings that won’t stop until we feed that inner beast!  We feel the need for something sweet, salty or both!  Then there is CHOCOLATE, which is in a category entirely it’s own!  I don’t know about you but if I don’t have chocolate when my body needs…

You will want to try this apple wood smoked bacon wrapped boneless skinless chicken breast stuffed with pesto and shredded Parmesan, slowly baked to trap both the moisture and the flavors in.  It looks like an entree you would order at a fine restaurant except you can make it at home for a fraction of…

Decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream

I remember when I was a young child, my parents had a strawberry patch behind our house where the most amazing strawberries would grow throughout the summer. I remember, my mother would tell stories of looking for me and finding me out in the strawberry patch, still in a diaper, with my hands and face…

CHICKEN TAQUITOS

My family has always loved those little Taquito’s that you can find in the freezer section at the grocery store for way too much money!  If you have a large family like I do, you need a small loan to buy enough for everyone!  So of course, that triggered my curiosity!  How could I make…

HEAVENLY MINT OREO ICE CREAM

Oh my, my!  I am in LOVE!  Sweet, crunchy, and amazingly satisfying, you will think you had died and gone to heaven with this ice cream flavor!  Do they have ice cream in heaven?  I certainly hope so!  With a weekend blizzard coming (if you live in lower Michigan) what else are you going to…

PHILLY SIZZLER STEAK SLIDERS

This is the prodigal child of the Philly Steak sandwich and a cheeseburger slider.  If you like them both then you will be thrilled with these little hand held treats!  I like making these little sandwiches because they are:  1. CHEAP  2. FAST AND EASY  3. WHO DOESN’T LOVE FINGER FOOD? (less dishes to wash)…

PERFECT CARAMEL DIP IN MINUTES

As some of you may already know, I have an OBSESSION with caramel!  Caramel dip, caramel frappe, caramel coffee, caramel coffee creamer, caramel candy like Twix or Werther’s,  caramel ice cream….you name, I LOVE it!  Since, I am almost over the hill (or rather aged like a fine wine), I figure if I am going…

LEMON ICE CREAM (GELATO)

I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM!!!  If there is one thing I have the most fun making, it is ice cream!  I created this recipe for my oldest daughter that has loved lemons since she was a small child.  I can remember when she was three years old she would demand that…

LOVE CARAMEL FRAPPE?

What over worked, under appreciated, sleep deprived adult does not like coffee?   Who loves paying four dollars or more for a caramel frappe at the big restaurant chains or worse yet at the coffee shops?  Not me!  If I can make it at home and save my money, I am overly enthused!  Besides, if you…

HOMEMADE CHEDDAR MAC & CHEESE

We rarely ever buy boxed macaroni and cheese here at home because this recipe is so easy to make and the kids prefer it over the boxed alternative!  My adult daughter just contacted me last week asking for this recipe so she could make it for her boyfriend.  She made my heart happy when she…

BEST BACON CHEESEBURGER

Do I have your attention yet???  I thought so!  I worked in a restaurant/ice cream parlor when I was a teen and young adult.  It was one of those fun ice cream joints that all the local school sports teams came to so I got to see my friends while working.   We had a simple…