The BEST Macaroni & Cheese
freezer, pasta, sides, summertime

The BEST Macaroni & Cheese

 are you wondering how to make Patti Labelle macaroni and cheese Oprah Winfrey talked about her favorite things. One of them was Patti Labelle Macaroni. It is Oprahs favorite things and Oprahs favorite food. There is just something about Homemade Macaroni and Cheese! First of all, this recipe pleases both children and adults! Which in my book is worth twice as much as just a good recipe that only adults enjoy! My 2 little boys eat a full plate of this in a matter of minutes! We love it around here and I am sure you will too! **This recipe …

Crepe trio
breakfast, dessert, fruit

Crepe trio

Crepes aren’t our usual Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast. Usually its french toast or pancakes. But these happen on occasion (usually when we have had breakfast for supper that week) and I love them! Fun and Classy! Crepe TrioCrepe Batter 1 cup flourpinch of salt3 eggs1 to 1 1/3 cups milk2 Tablespoons melted butter Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and lump free. Let sit for a few minutes. Add more milk if the batter isnt really thin. (like the consisency of light cream), This can be made ahead up to 2 1/2 hours but may need to …

chicken, chinese, dinner

Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Best Sweet And Sour Chicken   Sweet and Sour Chicken Do you want to learn how to make the yummiest homemade Chinese food? You can make crispy sweet and sour chicken at home. There is only a few simple easy steps.  My husband is a fan of sweet and sour chicken so I thought I would try this recipe. It was a huge hit in our house and even the boys ate tons of it! Definatly a keeper for a easy go to dinner meal This sweet and sour chicken is easy to make and super yummy. You can …

Sand Bakkles
dessert, shower food, summertime

Sand Bakkles

These are one of my all time favorite desserts! I am a tart and sugar cookie kind of gal! These are a little time consuming, but the presentation is amazing! They are perfect for any special occasion or baby shower! The tart shells can be found at specialty cooking stores. In Arizona there is a place called Shars that carries alot of Bosch items and they have these there. For those of you not in Arizona they sell them at Williams Sonoma here is just one of the options they carry. Sand Bakklesrecipe by: Elizabeth Banks Shell:1 cup shortening1 cup …

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
cookies, dessert

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I know everyone likes their chocolate chip cookies a different way but I love the course sea salt in the recipe and the flavor that it gives these cookies! Give it a try! And if you are looking for a fun dessert put the dough in some ramakins (fill 3/4’s full). I also like to buy the small tin foil (to-go) containers and do it in them. Add a scoop of ice cream And some hot fudge for the chocolate lovers! AND ENJOY! Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 cup salted butter, softened1/2 cup …

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
dessert, easy, summertime, treats

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

Growing up my mom didn’t make rice krispies treats that often. I’m not exactly sure why…she was the more gourmet treat or frosted sugar cookie kind of mom! And I didn’t mind one bit! And I still don’t mind! My neighbor across the street always makes rice krispies! Extra Butter, Extra Marshmallows with M & M’s in them! She would bring me a plate and I would eat it all by myself after the boys were in bed! So when I came across HowSweetsEats.com cake batter rice crispy treats I knew I had to do one thing. Add Extra Butter …

Twiced Baked Mashed Potatoes
holiday, sides, vegetable

Twiced Baked Mashed Potatoes

This is my go-to mashed potatoes recipe. Its simple, easy, and delicious! First you peel and boil the potatoesAfter they are done I strain the water and place the HOT potatoes in my bosch. Add butter, sour cream, cream cheese, salt, and pepper Add milk if it is too thick Continue to mix until at the right consistency (small peaks form) Place potatoes in a buttered 9×13 dish. Add about a Tablespoon of butter on top with more salt and pepper Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes Enjoy! Twiced Baked Mashed Potatoes 8 large potatoes (or about 15 small) …

24-Hour Cinnamon Rolls
bread, breakfast, yeast

24-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls may look like they take a lot of time. But they don’t if you plan ahead! I make these before I go to bed at night and then wake up and cook them and they are all ready to go! Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add salt, eggs, oil, and 5 cups of flour. Mix for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 5 cups of flour and mix for 5-7 minutes. Let rise an hour.   Place dough on a floured countertop Roll into a rectangle.Spread with melted butter (I use almost …

Momma’s White Bread
bread, yeast

Momma’s White Bread

This is the white bread that my mom would make for us all the time when growing up! Hers ALWAYS looked perfect and was baked to perfection! It has taken me quite a few tries to get mine looking almost as good as hers! I think this is one of the recipes that I would say reminds me most of my childhood. And its a good one! First you mix the water, yeast, and sugar together and let sit for 5 minutes. (sorry no picture here) Make sure the yeast is foaming and bubbling to the top! Add your salt, …