Cherry Almond Breakfast Bread

Cherry Almond Breakfast Bread

Every year at Christmas time I say to myself, “I going to start earlier next year.”  Meaning, start the holiday shopping, baking, card-making and all the other stuff that goes along with Christmas.  I truly enjoy doing these things, and I would certainly cut back and eliminate if things got too crazy.  But putting theseContinue Reading…


Snowday Sledding and Reindeer Pretzel Snacks

Snowday Sledding and Reindeer Pretzel Snacks

As many of you know,  I grew up in the great planes of South Dakota.  Winters there were fierce, with lots of snow, ice and frigid temperatures.  As a kid, we often had days off from school due to the treacherous winter weather.  If the temp was above zero (many times it was not), weContinue Reading…

Cross between pecan pie and pecan sandies, these buttery, delicious Pecan Praline Bars are perfect any time you're in the mood for something sweet! An amazing pecan shortbread crust, a delicious brown sugar filling and topped with toasted pecans, these bars are incredible!

Pecan Praline Bars

Pecan Praline Bars

Cross between pecan pie and pecan sandies, these buttery, delicious Pecan Praline Bars are perfect any time you’re in the mood for something sweet! An amazing pecan shortbread crust, a delicious caramel filling and topped with brown sugar toasted pecans, these bars are incredible! The perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays! As a kid, IContinue Reading…


Sweet, chewy brownies are topped with a delicious chocolate peppermint bark candy to make a fabulous Christmas treat! Great for your holiday trays!

Peppermint Bark Brownie Bites

Peppermint Bark Brownie Bites

Its the Monday after Thanksgiving, and I’m still in a bit of a food coma.  We had family here over the holiday weekend, and still have some turkey to get through.  A bit sick of looking at it, I decided that the holiday baking needs to commence.  I wanted to try something new this year.Continue Reading…

White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to snack on is dried cranberries.  I always seem to have a big bag in our pantry and they go especially well with almonds (or white chocolate chips, if I’m really craving something sweet!) Several years ago, I decided to make some oatmeal cookies.Continue Reading…


Grilled Banana Split Sandwich

Grilled Banana Split Sandwich

If you’re a mom like me, you’ve likely made a few thousand PB&J sandwiches.  My son has a PB&J in his lunch box several times a week, and I will even have it here at home for a quick lunch.  It is certainly a good, stand-by sandwich, but after a while, it gets a littleContinue Reading…

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds. The perfect breakfast cake!

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds. The perfect breakfast cake! Are you going to have company anytime soon?  Struggling to come up with some easy ways to feed your peeps for breakfast while they are crashing at your place?  Why not have a coffee cakeContinue Reading…