~ CLOSED ~ Hop into Spring with Kellogg’s {w/ Recipe & Giveaway}

It's time to Hop into Spring with Kellogg's ~ Compared to the epic winter of a couple of years ago, when we received 17 feet of snow. Yes, you read that correctly, 17 FEET, this past winter, here on the east coast, we escaped relatively unscathed. We had a few snowstorms, but nothing compared to the snowmageddon of 2015. The sights and sounds of spring's arrival have been in full force these past couple weeks. The perennials are cautiously poking their heads through the soil and the birds … [Read more...]

~CLOSED ~ The New “Must Try” PC Insiders Collection w/Meal Recipes & Giveaway

It is mid-March and even though...THIS...happened overnight, I am still hopeful that spring is on the way! The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting into the "plus" column and the sun is starting to emit some heat...not a lot of heat, mind you, but definitely things are warming up. I have even seen some brave robins flying among the trees in our backyard. I don't know about you, but I am longing for barbecues, beaches and sipping a glass of something cold on the back … [Read more...]

Parmesan Crusted Baked Haddock

Even though we live on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, we don't eat as much fish as we should. Kind of ironic isn't it? Well, we have tried to remedy this and have recently made this recipe for Parmesan Crusted Baked Haddock, not once, but twice. It is that good! It's really easy to make too. You just put a few simple ingredients in  a bowl, give them a stir, spread over the fish, top with some crumbs, bake and voilà, a delicious main. Just add a starch (we did oven roasted potatoes, may as … [Read more...]

Halloween Rice Krispies Squares

When it comes to spending time with your little trick-or-treaters, there is no yummier way than making some super easy Halloween treats, like these Halloween Rice Krispies Squares. These are so simple to make that even the littlest ghost or goblin will be able to help, feeling a part of the fun process.  All I did was take the recipe for Rice Krispies Squares that you find on the box and add some Halloween themed candies. I used some black and orange jelly beans but just about any themed … [Read more...]

How to Make Pesto

Making your own basil pesto is very easy and the taste is beyond anything you will ever find in a jar.  Don't get me wrong, I don't always have fresh pesto on hand and have used the jarred type on many occasions.  It tastes good and does the job, but it is NOT homemade!  Homemade pesto is so delicious and fresh tasting.  Once you have made your own, you won't want to use jarred again. If you grow basil or have access to big bunches from a farmers market or a friend's garden,  I highly … [Read more...]

Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ I have had this recipe for what seems like forever!  I think I got it from my mom, but I am not sure where she discovered it or its initial origin.  I do remember when we were kids we often had pudding for dessert.  Because of the somewhat unusual addition of a pudding mix to these cookies,  I suspect the recipe may have come from a pudding company. Perhaps, at one time it was written on the package itself or found in a magazine or product insert. … [Read more...]

Pizza – Simple to Make at Home and Simply Delicious! {#Recipe}

During the colder months we often have pizza for our Friday night dinner.  Over the years, we have tired of the cost, as well as the quality of many fast food and frozen style pizzas. After experimenting with many recipes we have finally discovered, what is for us,  the perfect pizza! You may find it surprising, but with a minimal effort, it is fairly easy to make your own pizza; it is also infinitely more nutritious and totally customizable. … [Read more...]

No Fail Pie Crust

Lately, I haven't been making as many pies as I once did.  Probably related to two things, first, I'm certainly more health conscious than I was 20 years ago.  And,  lets face it, with a cup of shortening/butter/lard in one double crust pie, it doesn't matter if the filling is all carrots, quinoa and celery, it could never be considered a health food.  However, sometimes healthy just isn't the priority...comfy and homey is, and a pie certainly fits that criteria.  Secondly, now that I'm a … [Read more...]