Homemade “No Bake” Clif Bars

  My kids have never been huge fans of granola bars or any thing like them for that matter! My husband is an avid bowhunter so during hunting season he is always stocking up on his favorite bars. He is a huge fan of Clif bars! Right before hunting season started Naturebox sent me a package and boy was my husband happy! These type of snacks are right up his alley! He grabbed a few things that caught his eye and I did the same thing. I did get to try a little of each of his, but I told him I …

Buttery Herb Rice

This rice is the perfect side dish for almost every meal! My favorite is with salmon and grilled chicken but this is very universal! And very easy! Buttery Herb Rice yields: 4-6 servings 4 cups water 2 Tablespoons dry parsley 1/2 cube butter 1 (heaping) Tablespoon chicken bouillon 2 Tablespoons dried onion 2 cups rice, uncooked Bring all to a boil, and then add 2 cups rice. Put lid on and cook for 20 minutes on low. Leave on the burner, but turn the heat off for another 10 minutes.

Crockpot Southwest Chicken Nachos

Many people LOOOOVE using their crockpot. And I will admit that some days I love using my crockpot too. But for some reason almost every single crockpot recipe I try comes out looking not so good. Most of them taste good, but before I put the meal on my table I usually have to explain to my husband that this is “a crockpot meal”…they are easy and delicious but not always so pretty! I received a fun package from Citizen Chef with a few of their sauces. I have the perfect recipe for their Pan Asian Orange Sauce that I will be posting soon …

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) …

Sugar Cookies

When I was a little girl for Valentines Day I asked my mom to make personalized sugar cookies for each kid in the class. The store bought valentines just never were enough! Lets just say that I have always been a fan of sugar cookies and lucky enough my husbands favorite cookie is also a sugar cookie! The kids were all asleep and I had an itch to make some cookies (unfortunately I get this dessert “itch” almost daily..) I stumbled upon this sugar cookie recipe. These cookies take just as long as chocolate chip cookies do! Which to me …

Twisted Breadstick Skewer

Twisted Breadsticks! Warning: These twisted breadsticks taste waaaay better than they look! Twisted Breadstick Skewers are always a huge hit at our house. They are my husbands favorite and my kids are always excited to see them on their plate! I decided to make some twisted breadsticks right on a skewer to go with our pasta the other night. My son Crew helped me make them every step of the way! This recipe is a win-win in my book for a mom with picky eaters! Give this fun bread dish a try!   I love making bread dishes! In fact, …

Maple Long John Doughnuts

Maple Long John Doughnuts Recipe     These are a MUST TRY! Simple, yet delicious Long John Doughnuts are such a treat! See my special process for perfect doughnuts! To celebrate my favorite holiday, National Doughnut Day (half kidding) I have a recipe for long john doughnuts (which of course are one of my favorites!) These doughnuts do take a little bit of time because they have to rise twice, but they are pretty easy and fun for the whole family! Ingredients for Maple Long John Doughnuts 1 heaping Tablespoon of yeast (active dry) 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup warm …