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 Trio Crepe Batter 1 cup flour pinch of salt 3 eggs 1 to 1 1/3 cups milk 2 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 …

chicken, chinese, dinner

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe Tonights dinner? Sweet and sour chicken! Do you want to learn how to make the yummiest homemade Chinese food? There is only a few simple easy steps.  If you’re looking for other homemade Chinese food recipes, I have several of my favorites in my latest cookbook, Making Messes with Scarlett! 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! Definitely a keeper for an easy go to dinner meal. This …

dessert, shower food, summertime

Pink Lemonade Tart

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 shell tins can be found at Williams Sonoma or Amazon Sand Bakkles Shell: 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon almond extract Cream sugar and shortening. Add flour, egg and extract. Spread as thin as possible into individual tart pans. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to …

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

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Do you love rice krispie treats? This is the perfect spin off recipe that will solve everyones sweet tooth! Try out some of my other favorite sweet treats: Dessert Nachos Chocolate Covered Strawberries Mexican Fried Ice Cream Monster Cookie Bars Churro Waffles   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 …

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 …