Daily, Recipe

Recipe: Kettle Corn

This past weekend, Patrick decided he wanted popcorn and I had been wanting to try making kettle corn at home so that is just what I did.  One small glitch, I was out of oil, but I did have butter which worked perfectly.  It was super easy and so good. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of unsalted… Continue reading Recipe: Kettle Corn


Our Cupcake Gender Reveal

      We decided to have a little fun with our gender reveal.  Instead of just telling our family after our ultrasound, we I decided I wanted to let them know with cupcakes! First, start with your favorite cake recipe.  I used a simple yellow cake (recipe below). Add paper liners to your cupcake… Continue reading Our Cupcake Gender Reveal


Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

Because it's cold outside Because it's been super rainy. Because Daylight Savings means it now gets dark at 5:00. I am in the mood to make homemade soup. I love making soup. It always makes the whole house smell yummy. Baked Potato Soup is one of the easiest soups to make and I usually have… Continue reading Recipe: Baked Potato Soup


Recipe: Soft Pretzels

Patrick LOVES Auntie Anne's soft pretzel bites at the mall.  So naturally, I decided to try and make them at home.  They were super easy and so yummy! Soft Pretzels Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 cup bread flour 3 cups… Continue reading Recipe: Soft Pretzels


Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Mac & Cheese

      One of Patrick's favorite places to go for lunch is Noodles & Company.  He always gets the same thing: Mac & Cheese with the Parmesan Crusted Chicken.  Macaroni and Cheese is always one of his favorite things.  A couple weeks ago, I decided to try and make the Noodles & Company version… Continue reading Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Mac & Cheese


Recipe: Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups

  Since tomorrow is the official start of Summer and since it is hot outside.  I thought I would share one of my favorite little appetizer, honestly they make a really good lunch, treats.  Aren't they pretty and really they are so easy.   Chicken Salad Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless) 4-5 Green Onions… Continue reading Recipe: Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups


Polk-a-Dot Cake

  Thursday was my sister's birthday.  I tend to be the official birthday cake baker in the family so I of course volunteered to make my sister's cake.  Besides I had been waiting for an opportunity to make a polk-a-dot cake after I had seen one pinned on Pinterest. It's one of those things that… Continue reading Polk-a-Dot Cake


Recipe: Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip Ingredients: 10 oz chopped spinach (I used frozen, thawed it in the microwave, and then drained it and squeezed out the excess water) 1 can water chestnuts chopped fine (I used the food processor) 1 cup mayo 1 cup sour cream 3 green onions chopped 1 generous tsp. dill 1 tbl. parsley 1… Continue reading Recipe: Spinach Dip