Butter Pecan Ice Cream & a Giveaway!

A rich and creamy custard-based ice cream, featuring brown sugar and pecans which give it a nutty caramel flavor with a delicious crunch. The perfect treat for your holiday picnics and cookouts. Keep your eyes peeled below for a fun giveaway!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream (1) (Medium)

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Ice cream is a favorite dessert with me and my family. Growing up many of us said, “Forget the cake, Mom. We just want ice cream for our birthday.” The only thing that makes ice cream with friends and family better, is making it yourselves. It’s way better than store-bought and after the hours invested in making it, it always tastes three times better.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

A simple pizza topped with grilled chicken, ham, bacon, swiss and mozzarella cheese. 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza - A simple pizza topped with grilled chicken, ham, bacon, swiss and mozzarella cheese.

A few weeks ago my sister, Dana, came to spend a few days with me. We enjoyed a lot of sisterly conversation, shopping, cooking and eating. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza was one of our creations. Chicken, ham, bacon and Swiss Cheese are layered on a basic pizza crust spread with Alfredo sauce. [Read more…]

Chicken Scallopini

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This recipe for Chicken Scallopini is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner that doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Ready in 45 minutes or less, the chicken is browned in a skillet, flavored with garlic, mushrooms and a white wine sauce and baked until tender.

This recipe for Chicken Scallopini is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner that doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Ready in 45 minutes or less, the chicken is browned in a skillet, flavored with garlic, mushrooms and a white wine sauce and baked until tender. [Read more…]

Raspberry Brie RITZ® Cracker Appetizers

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These Raspberry, Brie and Almond topped RITZ® crackers are an easy, but fun appetizer that feels fancy.

Looking for a quick snack or an easy appetizer for entertaining? These raspberries, brie and almonds topping these RITZ® Crackers couldn’t be easier to put together.

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Biscoff No Bake Cheesecake Bars

An easy, 4 ingredient, no bake cheesecake with all the yummy flavors of Biscoff Spread and Cookies.

These Biscoff No Bake Cheesecake Bars are an easy, 4 ingredient, no bake cheesecake with all the yummy flavors of Biscoff Spread and Cookies.

I think Biscoff Spread and Cookie Butter are (unfortunately) the some of the most well kept dessert secrets. A few weeks ago we had family over for supper and I served them these Biscoff No Bake Cheesecake Bars for dessert. Before telling them what the flavor was I had them guess. While no one guessed correctly or had even heard Biscoff Spread, they all loved it.  [Read more…]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat. 

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat.

These raspberry sweet rolls were a favorite with everyone at Easter this past weekend. What’s not to love about raspberries, cream cheese and buttery yeast bread? The dough is a family favorite used in our traditional cinnamon rolls. The raspberry and cream cheese filling in these rolls is a new twist, making them perfect for Spring brunch.  [Read more…]

Raspberry Lemon No Bake Cheesecake Bars

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These Raspberry Lemon No Bake Cheesecake Bars require just 4 ingredients for the cheesecake layer that is chilled on a simple graham cracker crust.  #PourMoreFun #ad

These Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars are super easy to make, and require just 4 ingredients for the cheesecake layer that is chilled on a simple graham cracker crust. The tangy lemon berry flavors are a perfect balance to the sweet cheesecake thanks to Kraft Country Time Lemonade Starters. [Read more…]

Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad

A salad for special occasions, this Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese salad is simple and drizzled with a tangy Dijon Vinaigrette. 

A salad for special occasions, this Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese salad is simple and drizzled with a tangy Dijon Vinaigrette.

This is my family’s favorite salad and we make it every Christmas. In general, my family likes to switch up our menu each year. We don’t have set traditions when it comes to food, we make what sounds good at the time. This salad is the exception. I think we’ve had this salad every year for about the past five years. So I think that says something about this salad. It’s delicious and it only has three toppings for the lettuce.  [Read more…]

Healthy Dijon Vinaigrette

This healthy Dijon Vinaigrette recipe is tangy, flavorful and has no added sugar. 

Healthy Dijon Vinaigrette recipe. A healthy salad dressing with no sugar added.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Tyler and I had the chance to get away for a bit last weekend.  It was good to escape the snowy weather and remember that spring will be here soon. (Who expects five inches of snow the first day of spring?!?!?) After work on Friday, we road tripped through Delaware, Maryland and across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The bridge is about 24 miles worth of tunnels and bridge and makes for a fun drive.

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Buttery shortbread spread with smooth caramel and chocolate. They’re similar to a homemade Twix bar. 

These Chocolate Caramel Shortbread bars start with buttery shortbread spread with smooth caramel and chocolate. Similar to a homemade Twix bar.

Yesterday I got my wisdom teeth out, and while it hasn’t been bad at all, I am missing eating real solid food like meat and chewy chocolate caramel shortbread bars. So while I sip my smoothies and soup, I’m staring longingly at these bars and planning some future goodies to make. Getting your wisdom teeth out is actually a great excuse to stay in bed for as long as you want and only do what you feel like. I’m enjoying a lazy day.  [Read more…]