apple, chicken, lunch, salad, sponsored

Chicken Waldorf Salad

The taste of a crunchy apple is so refreshing. And this salad is just that. A very easy lunch time salad that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Paired with a delicious dressing just hits the spot. Hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do!   Chicken Waldorf Salad yields: 6 servings 2 cups celery, diced 2 cups Crunchpak sweet apples, diced 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 cup Diamond chopped walnuts lettuce In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Pour dressing over salad. Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 1 Tablespoon lemon juice …

Apple Turnovers
apple, dessert, sponsored

Apple Turnovers

This recipe is my absolute favorite apple recipe! So when I received a fun package from Crunchpak I knew exactly what I was going to make first. When I make this recipe I am used to peeling and dicing every apple. Instead Crunchpak did more then half of the work for me and boy was it great! I have always been a huge fan of Crunchpak for my kids for their perfect go-to snack ideas but since I have gotten the package from them I cannot stop baking with their apples. I had planned on only sharing this apple recipe on the blog with them but …

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
candy, chocolate, cookies, dessert, kid friendly

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

I think I can say that everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie! Or at least almost everyone does! These cookies are just that but with one of my favorite candies added right when you get them out of the oven, Peanut Butter M&M’s.  Peanut Butter M&M Cookies 3/4 cup butter, unsalted, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips 1 1/2-2 cups Peanut Butter M&M’s Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer cream …

bread, holiday, kid friendly, thanksgiving

The Best Dinner Rolls Recipe

Dinner Rolls Recipe Bread is everyones favorite addition to a delicious dinner meal! Follow this recipe to see how I make the best dinner rolls. Everyone needs a good dinner roll recipe! These are some rolls that my family has a couple times a month. My mom has made them since I was a little girl and continues to make them for me and my family. They are so yummy with butter on them or honey or jam is my sons favorite. But I think my favorite thing is eating them with ham and cheese the day after! They are …

Better Than “Anything” Cake
cake, chocolate, dessert

Better Than “Anything” Cake

I think that this cakes name says it all! This cake is always a huge hit in our home. My kids even love the health bar on top! I made it for my husband for our father’s day lunch and the cake was gobbled up. In my opinion it is the perfect way to jazz up a boxed cake mix!  Better Than “Anything” Cake 1 Devil’s Food cake mix + the oil, eggs, and water to make it Cool Whip, thawed 4 Heath Bars, crushed up 1/2 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk 1 container Caramel Syrup Make devil’s food …

bread, easy, yeast

Easy Focaccia Flat Bread

I know not everyone considers themselves a “bread maker” and that a lot of people are scared when they see “yeast” in the list of ingredients and i totally understand! But my advice to you is the give it a try! Start with a simple recipe like this and give it a go! This bread is a little different but so buttery and  delicious! It doesn’t take much time and is easy! Also if there is leftovers we like to make little ham and cheese sandwich with some garlic mayo on them! I will have to post that recipe later! …

The Ultimate Potato Salad
appetizer, BBQ, potato, salad, side dish, vegetable

The Ultimate Potato Salad

During summer time BBQ’s are in full swing! Swimming parties and potlucks are where it is at! I think potato salad is definitely a staple at any BBQ. This is one of my very favorite potato salads using red potatoes. A few weeks ago my neighbor brought over the largest bag of red potatoes. (I am talking about as big as me!) So I have been incorporating different potato dishes into each meal. This one was made for our hamburger night. Some leftovers sat in the fridge for a few days (The longer it sits the better it tastes) until …

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
kid friendly, peanut butter, snack

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Here is another recipe for one of our families favorite homemade Clif bars. The kids go crazy over this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip combo! Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Clif Bars 1 1/4 cup brown rice cereal1 cup uncooked quick cooking oats1 Tablespoon (heaping) ground flaxseed1/4 cup peanuts, halved1 Tablespoon molasses1/4 cup maple syrup1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co “The Bees Knees”1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Grease 9×9 pan and set aside. In a large bowl mix together cereal,oats,flaxseed, and peanuts. In a small sauce pan over low-medium heat melt together molasses,maple syrup, and “The Bees Knees.” Once …


Copycat Marie Calendar’s Cornbread

My husband LOOOOVES cornbread! A few weeks ago my mom asked my husband what he wanted her to make for his birthday dinner. He said cornbread and chili. Take in account that it is over 100 degrees here in Arizona right now. My mom had a good chuckle when he requested that. But ultimately all my husband wanted was some good cornbread! This recipe is my favorite recipe I have tried. You can make it as simple or as gourmet as you want by adding cheddar cheese, green chilis, or corn in it. I like it loaded up, my husband …

bread, breakfast, fruit

Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

There is nothing like warm banana bread right out of the oven! Unfortunately bananas rarely get brown in our house. My kids (especially my baby girl) love bananas. The only time we have ripe enough bananas to make banana bread or frosted banana bars is when we go out of town. So that is exactly what happened! We went out of town and came home and had 1 day in between leaving out of town again and so I whipped up my absolute favorite banana bread. This moist banana bread with a yummy streusel topping with Diamond Nuts is the absolute best! Banana Bread …