Dreamy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Dreamy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Earlier this week I was talking with my blog buddy, Shayla.  She lives in Oklahoma and I live in Virginia, and both of us (as I suspect much of the country) have been melting in the heat.  We are both lovers of fall, and both of us have seen no sign of changing leaves orContinue Reading…


Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing! A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week!

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing!  A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week! A month or so ago, I pulled out my slow cooker and quickly discovered that there was a huge crack going all the way through the ceramic dish.  Immediately I becameContinue Reading…

Fall Favorite Pumpkin Bread by DelightfulEMade.com

Fall Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Fall Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Did you know that the meteorological start to fall lands on September 1st?  I know its still a couple weeks away, but that is just one more reason to call an end to the heat sweltering days of summer, usher in the crisp, colorful days of fall and mix up a batch of my delightfulContinue Reading…


Super moist, chocolaty and completely delicious! This decadent chocolate sheet cake is topped with a luscious chocolate icing making it my all-time favorite chocolate cake! Once slice won't be enough!

Grandma’s Best Chocolate Cake

Grandma’s Best Chocolate Cake

Super moist, chocolaty and completely delicious!  This decadent chocolate sheet cake is topped with a luscious chocolate icing making it my all-time favorite chocolate cake!  Once slice won’t be enough! Today is my baby brother Jared’s birthday.  He’s certainly not a baby anymore – he’s in his 20’s working on his masters, and following hisContinue Reading…

Peach Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble by DelightfulEMade.com

Peach Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble

Peach Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble

  It is peak produce season here in Northern Virginia.  To me, this translates to Peach Season!!  Peaches are probably my favorite fruit, but you can only get the really delicious ones in July and August.  When I was at the farmers market a few days ago, I picked up about 6 peaches.  I letContinue Reading…


Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

  Chocolate and coconut.  There are few other food combinations that I love more than these.  When I was a kid, my mom would make home made almond joys at Christmas time to put on her Christmas candy tray.  I fell in love.  Ever since then, I have loved Mounds, Almond Joys, and especially anyContinue Reading…

Garden Salad with Pesto Grilled Chicken

Garden Salad with Pesto Grilled Chicken

  One of the many things I love about summer is having a garden.  Granted, my garden is only a 4’x4′ self-made garden box, but it works for our tiny suburban back yard.  Last night I was talking with my neighbor Bethany who planted several items in planters and like us,  had several items growContinue Reading…