Moist Carrot Cake with Thick Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist Carrot Cake with Thick Cream Cheese Frosting

If there is any dessert that screams Easter to me it is Carrot Cake. And luckily it is my husbands favorite! That is always his birthday cake of choice! This recipe always hits the spot! I love to top mine with thick cream cheese frosting with a little nutmeg in it and some chopped walnuts!  Moist Carrot Cake With Thick Cream Cheese Frosting 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 3 cups grated carrots 1 cup walnut, finely chopped, optional  Preheat oven to 350 …

St Patricks Day Meal

St Patricks Day Meal

It feels like all over Pinterest during this time of year is fun things to eat, craft, or decorate for St.  Patricks Day. I always pin a million things and plan to do them with my kids but rarely does it ever happen. (Hopefully I’m not the only one) I was out of town with my kids while my husband worked the days leading up to this holiday. So when I returned home I was exhausted, had a pile of laundry to do, and was trying to pick my battles. So the unpacking and laundry was set aside to make this fun …

Mini Toasted Coconut Pistachio Cream Pie

Mini Toasted Coconut Pistachio Cream Pie

With St. Patricks Day right around the corner its seems like all over Pinterest has been festive “green” recipes! And for some reason I have spent way too much time thinking and coming up with my own St. Patricks Day fun recipes! I also realized that food items dyed green aren’t always that appetizing haha! When Diamond Nuts contacted me and asked if they could send me some of their NEW! Shelled Pistachios I knew I could have some fun with them. And since pistachios are my husbands favorite he didn’t mind either. The only problem was telling him that he couldn’t sit and …

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

There is nothing that says “I love you” more in our house than freshly baked sugar cookies! My husband absolutely loves sugar cookies! I also think that my husband would say nothing is more sexy then watching my wife make sugar cookies haha. So you can tell in our home if there was 1 thing that I could make for my husband for Valentine’s Day that would make him happy sugar cookies is where it is at! These cookies were made for me when I was a little girl over and over again. I would say that my mom is …

Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

  Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies yields: 3 dozen 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam Glaze: 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in almond extract. Then add flour, dough will then start to come together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb or …

Caramel Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

The “holiday season” begins in our home in the beginning of October. The holiday parties begin the first week in October and go all the way through the new year. I feel like popcorn is good year around but is taken to a whole new level during the holidays. This popcorn mixture is good just by itself, with m&ms, pecans, almonds, and candy corn for Halloween. And when Kernel Seasons sent me a fun package I knew that their caramel seasoning was the perfect thing for these popcorn balls! Definitely took them to the next level! And speaking of different seasonings…have you ever seen …

Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle How to make berry trifle Mix the berries, sugar, and teaspoon of almond extract together and let sit. Cream together in a separate bowl the cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and remaining 1 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract. Fold in heavy whipping cream. Cube angel food cake. Layer in dish starting with angel food cake then the whipping cream mixture then the berry mixture. Then repeat until dish is filled. End with the whipped mixture and garnish with a few berries on top! (You can use just strawberries or a mixture of berries like I prefer) This …

Twiced Baked Mashed Potatoes

This is my go-to mashed potatoes recipe. Its simple, easy, and delicious! First you peel and boil the potatoes After 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   …