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! …

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 …

holiday, sides, vegetable

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes This is my go-to twice baked mashed potatoes recipe. Its simple, easy, and delicious! I feel like mashed potatoes are a recipe that seems easy, but when you can make a mean mashed potatoes dish, it elevates the entire meal! My family loves these so much! Question — do you like potato skins in your mashed potatoes? I do like a few, but definitely more on the lighter side! Some people are very particular about skins in their mashed potatoes so feel free to adjust as you see fit!   How to Make Twice Baked Mashed …

bread, breakfast, yeast

24-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

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! Before we dive in, if you are looking for more ways to use this same dough recipe – try some of my other favorites! Orange Glazed Knotted Rolls Mom’s Knotted Rolls  The BEST Dinner Rolls! How to Make 24 Hour Cinnamon Rolls Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add …

bread, yeast

Momma’s White Bread

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! How to make homemade white bread First you mix the water, yeast, and sugar together and let sit for 5 minutes. Add your salt, powdered milk, and oil and mix. Then …

chicken, grill, main dish, summertime

Chicken and Mango Kabobs

  The other night for dinner I decided to do a kabob night for dinner. It was something different and the kids thought it was fun to eat! The chicken and mango kabobs were some of my favorite kabobs I have ever had! Chicken and Mango Kabobs (adapted from Williams and Sonoma) 6 Tablespoons Olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into small 1- inch cubes) 3 ripe (but still firm) mangoes (cute into 2-inch cubes)   In a bowl …

berries, dessert, pie, summertime

Blueberries and Cream Pie

           This pie has been a hit recently in our home! I brought it to a friend who had a baby and she said it was one of the best pies she has ever had! Since I am not the biggest pie fan and have only made a few pies myself, I am not the best pie judge. But it was easy to make and it was delicious! I didn’t have much time before dinner so I opted for the store bought frozen pie crust.   And it worked just fine!   After I placed the blueberries inside the crust. I …