Mango Peach Smoothies

Mango Peach Smoothies

How is it going with your New Years Resolutions?  We’re near the end of January, and I know of several people that want to really buckle down and get healthy.  I’ve learned over the years that a “diet” isn’t gonna do it.  I’ve discovered that it really is changing your mindset, and developing a healthyContinue Reading…


Black and White Brownie Bars

Black and White Brownie Bars

A dark chocolate layer tops a white chocolate layer, all topped with a candy drizzle. Perfect for cutting into hearts or squares!  A wonderful Valentine’s Day treat, or perfect for any time you’re craving dark and white chocolate together. Looking back on Valentine’s Day as a kid always makes me smile.  Putting together your Valentine’sContinue Reading…

Southwestern Corn Salsa by Delightful E Made.com

Aunt Denise’s Southwestern Corn Salsa

Aunt Denise’s Southwestern Corn Salsa

Several years ago I was introduced to this amazing salsa by my Aunt Denise.  Denise is my mom’s sister, and has always been the aunt that we all adore.  She is warm, funny, lovely and pretty much the coolest lady you’ve ever met.  One of my first memories of Denise was when us kids allContinue Reading…


Red Velvet Cake Parfaits

Red Velvet Cake Parfaits

Over a year ago, I was making a lovely bundt cake to take to a baby shower.  It was going to be so pretty!  I took it out of the oven, let it cool slightly, just like you’re supposed to.  I ran my knife around the edges to loosen the cake – so far soContinue Reading…

Twice-Baked Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Potatoes

Twice-Baked Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Potatoes

Leftovers – love ’em or leave ’em?  I go back and forth all the time.  I mostly love them.  I learned, very early in my life, to cook for a crowd.  I am one of four kids, so growing up I was usually helping cook a large meal that would feed at least six peopleContinue Reading…


Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts by Delightful E Made

Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts

  So, yes, I realize it is now January and the dead of winter.  However, it was freakin’ cold here yesterday morning.  Here in the ‘burbs of Northern Virginia it was 7 degrees!!  Now, granted, I grew up in the frozen tundra of South Dakota where it gets much, much colder, but for Virginia 7Continue Reading…

Strawberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Strawberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Well, I don’t know about you, but I definitely overdid-it with food over the holidays.  As usual, I ate way too much, and my jeans are fitting a little tighter.  Happens to the best of us, right? Along with eating too much, I also ended up getting a nasty cold and cough, which I haven’tContinue Reading…