Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs

On Memorial Day we spent the day swimming, picking peaches from a neighboring peach orchard, and then had a BBQ. Just our little family. It was great! The boys were busy playing in the playroom and my husband and I were able to enjoy almost the whole meal just us two. Talking about whatever we wanted without being interupted. It was great and relaxing! I made these kabobs and my husband grilled them while I made the mini peach pies with the peaches we picked earlier in the day! I absolutely love my mini pie maker that I got from …

Strawberry-Coconut Cupcakes

Man-O-Man these cupcakes are good! So moist and delicious! Definatly one of my favorites for sure. My mom and I made these for my son’s 1st birthday bash, sisters 16th birthday, and recently for my sister-in-laws baby shower! I am definatly not a pro cupcake maker and defiantly not a pro cupcake decorater. But we all have our strengths right!? Its a work in progress for me to perfect cupcakes so its a good thing that I made 4 different kinds of cupcakes this week! Practice makes perfect right!? Fabulous Strawberry Cupcakes recipe from: Elizabeth Banks 1 box Duncan Heinz White Cake …

Frosted Banana Bars

I occasionally bring different treats into my husband’s work. I bring a variety of carmel chocolate pretzels and apples, cookies, popcorn mixes, cinnamon rolls, and many other things. But for some reason these banana bars seem to be their favorite! My husband always texts me within 30 minutes and says that they whole pan is already gone. They ae different from other banana bars I have tried. The sour cream in them makes them moist and perfect! I love them, but I think they love them even more then I do! They are my go-to bar recipe when I am trying to …

Key Lime Cupcakes

These hands down might be my favorite cupcake out there! I think it might be because I rarely have anything that is key-lime. In fact as I sit here and type this blog post at 10:00 at night while my husband and boys are asleep in bed I am eating one of these cupcakes and enjoying every single bite! Im not exactly sure if its the cupcake itself, the sweetened condensed milk filling, or the toasted coconut that is my favorite…but all I know is that when you put them all together it is divine! Key Lime Cupcakes recipe from: …

Baked Beans

This is my absolutely favorite thing to bring (and eat) at a BBQ, I can honestly eat a whole plate of these. And I do sometimes instead of eating a hamburger or steak. They are that good! Try them for your next BBQ!   Baked Beans 1 large can pork and beans (up to 52 ounces if you are feeding a crowd) 1 can kidney beans, drained (15 ounces) 1 can butter beans, drained (15 ounces) 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lb hamburger or smoked sausage (13 ounces) 1/2 lb. brown sugar 1/2 cup …

The BEST Macaroni & Cheese

 are you wondering how to make Patti Labelle macaroni and cheese Oprah Winfrey talked about her favorite things. One of them was Patti Labelle Macaroni. It is Oprahs favorite things and Oprahs favorite food. There is just something about Homemade Macaroni and Cheese! First of all, this recipe pleases both children and adults! Which in my book is worth twice as much as just a good recipe that only adults enjoy! My 2 little boys eat a full plate of this in a matter of minutes! We love it around here and I am sure you will too! **This recipe …

Sand Bakkles

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 shells can be found at specialty cooking stores. In Arizona there is a place called Shars that carries alot of Bosch items and they have these there. For those of you not in Arizona they sell them at Williams Sonoma here is just one of the options they carry.   Sand Bakkles recipe by: Elizabeth Banks Shell: …

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 …

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 wisk together …

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 …