Easy Foil-Wrapped Banana Sundaes Around the FirePit {& A Giveaway}

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We’re proud to be HomeRight brand ambassadors; they sponsored this post and provided the giveaway for our readers.  All opinions are my own. We have been using our backyard Fire Pit quite a bit this summer. We just have a simple set up in our yard (you can see how we easily DIY'd our backyard … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Martini

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Seriously. This drink is so good it should be illegal. It is a dessert style drink--but it is OK to have it before dinner. After all it's February, in honor of Valentine's Day, it's OK to indulge, I promise it's worth it.     I am seriously in love with Red Velvet right now, though … [Read more...]

Rustic Pear Tart — Perfect Fall Dessert Recipe

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I know that most of us think of apples at this time of year, but pears are in season now, too.  In fact, my kids would choose pears--hands down--over apples, any day of the week, and I probably would, too! Last week, I decided to take an apple recipe and substitute pears, just to see what would … [Read more...]

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe–A Summer Favorite!

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Blueberries are in season, and if even if you can't pick your own, they're inexpensive in the stores right now.  My daughter eats them by the pound, so that's good for us! We usually pick our own when we visit family in Michigan in August, but we can't make it up north this summer due to some … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

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Don't forget to visit our Giveaways page--we've got three wonderful giveaways running right now! Ingredients Angel Food Cake cut into sticks  (I purchased loaf from my local grocery's store bakery department) 2 Eggs, beaten 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup milk 2 tbsp butter Fresh … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Valentine Sugar Cookies

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These super sweet treats are great for teacher gifts, a friendly neighborhood treats or simply to keep around the house this Valentines Day.  You can follow my basic sugar cookie recipe below or use your own.  You will also need two heart shaped cookie cutters; one large and one small.  The "stained … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas Dark Chocolate Mint Meringues

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!   Recipe Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Ingredients 4  egg whites 1/2  teaspoon  cream of tartar 1/2  teaspoon  salt 1 1/3  cups  sugar 1/4  teaspoon  mint extract 7 - 8  drops green food coloring 2 … [Read more...]

Easy, Homemade Gift Idea: Peppermint Bark Recipe and Free Printable Labels

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We're just a week away from the big day!  If you're like me, you're still running around like a maniac, trying to make sure that you have a gift for everyone.  Today I want to share with you an easy--and delicious--homemade Christmas gift:  Peppermint Bark.  I make it in very large quantities every … [Read more...]

Holiday Open House Series ~ Terry’s House

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Wow! What a week and a half we have had at 11 Magnolia Lane.  I'd like to thank all the amazing bloggers who have shared their beautiful homes and creative ideas- I'm inspired!  I also want to thank Amy and Christy for all the long hours they have been put in these past two weeks. They are two … [Read more...]

Everything You Need for an Easy Thanksgiving Dinner

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I'm heading up to New York this Thanksgiving to be with my family.  My mother loved this holiday; every year she filled her table with all of our favorite dishes including green bean casserole, creamed spinach and her amazing sausage stuffing.   All were welcome at my mother's table and she hosted … [Read more...]

The Most Amazing Cannoli Cupcakes Ever!!

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Here is the recipe for the delicious cannoli cupcakes from our Italian-Inspired Farewell Party. They were a huge hit! INGREDIENTS 1 boxed marble cake mix (yes, I cheated) 1 (15oz.) container of whole milk ricotta cheese (at room temperature) 1 package of cream cheese (at room … [Read more...]

Yummiest Dessert Recipe Ever: Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

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I was chatting at the pool a few weeks ago, with my neighbor, Sunshine, about the joys of salted caramel.  I told her about a local burger restaurant that makes amazing salted caramel milkshakes, and she told me that she has a great recipe for salted caramel whoopie pies.  Imagine my giddy surprise … [Read more...]

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