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...]

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...]

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...]

The Perfect Fall Dessert: Rum Raisin Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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This cake is perfect for fall and one of my favorite cakes to serve.   This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Parties so you know it is amazing.  It is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.  The rum maple glaze screams fall and the raisins and walnuts add the perfect balance … [Read more...]

Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Cupcakes

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While I hate to sidetrack the whole "heathy eating" series Terry has been sharing, I am just going to jump in with this AMAZING cupcake recipe I found. Everything in moderation? Yes? Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel and Sea Salt. I made these cupcakes this weekend, and they were to good not to … [Read more...]

{How to} Cook for a Dinner Party

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    As promised I am back with more details on the menu I served for my recent Dinner Party. Here is the menu~ APPETIZERS Brown Sugar Dijon Brie Cheese & Cracker Plate MAIN COURSE Shrimp Scampi (from Barefoot Contessa) Feta Salad (brought by my friend Tracey) Focaccia … [Read more...]

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