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Quick & easy 4th of July dessert – grilled candy bars!

It’s almost time to break out the barbecue grill for the biggest of the summertime holidays – the 4th of July!  Got your steaks marinating and your side dishes planned, but need a great dessert?  Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with a fun and fast summertime sweet treat.  And since the grill will already be stoked what could be easier than a grilled candy bar!  Take a look:

grilled candy barMmmm, you can’t deny that this looks ooey, gooey good!  And you can use any type of candy bar you like – or use several so your guests can choose their favorite!  Get the recipe here, and let’s go pull out that grill.  You may want to make these all summer long!

Edited: June 29th, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It’s the 5th of May, and that means it’s time for a Mexican themed Cinco de Mayo celebration!  Think Mexican food, tequila, margarita’s and a festive good time!  I’m here to help out with your party menu – you can’t have  Cinco de Mayo festivites without good food – how about  sausage and potato quesadillas for a quick and easy start?  Check ‘em out:

sausage quesadillaUmm, yummy, cheesy sausage-y quesadilla’s!  They go great with any Mexican themed party of course, and you can make these in no time!  Get the recipe here and then get your grub on!  And of course we didn’t forget the drinks!  You won’t be able to resist trying this simple Sangria – looks great, and tastes even better!

sangria recipeGo here to get the recipe, and then let’s get this party started!

Edited: May 5th, 2011

It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter!

Since I know everyone’s being inundated with Easter recipes, decorations, Easter eggs and baskets I thought I’d add to the fray by giving you yet another irresistibly cute Easter cake recipe.  Take a look at the Daisy Butter Cake:

Easter cake recipeIsn’t that festive and springlike?  It would look great on your Easter table, next to the juicy glazed ham, or whatever else you may be serving this year.  Get the recipe here and whip up something pretty for your holiday table!

Edited: April 13th, 2011

Last call for Valentines Day treats – Spicy chocolate cookies!

Well guys, Valentines day is only 3 quick days away, and it’s time to finish off our heart themed features with a recipe for these oh so cute spicy chocolate sandwich cookies – take a look:

valentines day cookiesAdorable, aren’t they?  If you’re thinking of whipping up a gorgeous and easy dessert to show your sweetie how much you care, then this may be the recipe for you!  Espresso powder and black pepper add just the right amount of spice to these decadent cookies.  Get the recipe here and let’s get baking!

Edited: February 11th, 2011

Quick & easy valentines day dessert – strawberry tart!

I’m a gal who tends to lean toward the quick and easy when it comes to desserts and baking.  That’s why I’m sharing a recipe with you for a delicious as well as gorgeous strawberry tart for a valentines day treat, although once you try this one you’ll be wanting to make it all the time.  Take a look:

strawberry pie

strawberry pie

Isn’t that a beauty?  You can call it a pie, you can call it a tart, I call it damn tasty!  Using a sugar cookie dough as the base for this sweet treat makes it unique, and you can even use a store bough cookie dough to save time if you’d like.  The white chocolate drizzled on top just ties everything together.  Give this one a try – you can find the recipe here

Edited: February 7th, 2011

Cupid’s Layer Cake – just in time for Valentines day!

The holiday of love will shortly be upon us, and it’s time for all you crafty gals and guys out there to start planning your romance strategy!  I’ll be featuring lots of Valentines day themed recipes, crafts, and gift idea’s over the next few weeks, and here’s an easy one to get you started – A pretty Cupid’s layer cake.  What’s even better about this recipe is that you make it with a store bought cake mix, which makes it quick and easy as well (of course, all of you bake from scratch guru’s out there are welcome to use your own cake recipe if the thought of store bought cake mixes fill you with disdain!)  Take a look at this beauty:

cupid cakeLooks delish doesn’t it?  So, what are you waiting for?  Get the recipe here and then get your bake on!

Edited: January 14th, 2011

Fried Crab on a Blustery Day

You all know how it is – the cold weather rolls in, and you wanna curl up on the couch under a blanket with something good to drink and yummy to eat.  At least I do.  In honor of the first week of blustery cold weather here in my little corner of Florida I’m making these awesome looking fried crab puffs.  If you like seafood (and I haven’t met any yet that I wouldn’t make nice with) then this is the recipe for you.  If you try it and like it let me know!

crab puffs recipe on eye candey

Edited: November 9th, 2010

Monster Cupcakes Decorating Ideas!

Halloween is coming!  In between getting ready for all of the adult parties, childrens parties, and trick-or-treating take a little time for an adorable halloween treat – Monster Cupcakes!  These are sooo cute, and this is a fun project you can do with the kids too.  Check it out here and have fun designing!

Monster cupcakes

Edited: October 21st, 2010

Pan-Roasted Salmon-and-Bread Salad

Okay, I have tried, and I have tried, but unless I drench a salad with tons of creamy dressing and fill it up with meat, I just don’t enjoy it.  If I do drench it with dressing and meat, that defeats the purpose of trying to eat healthier, and I may as well be eating pizza like I want to.  But now I’ve come across a salad that is both healthy (note the salmon - very good for you!) and tastes good too!  Check it out:

salmon salad recipe

Looks yummy doesn’t it?  Give it a try and tell me what you think! 

Pan-Roasted Salmon-and-Bread Salad

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Edited: May 4th, 2010

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

What could be better than Monday morning italian?  Monday is pasta day around my house – don’t ask me why, I don’t usually have certain types of meals on certain days, but for a long time I just happened to eat some type of pasta for dinner on Monday night, and then I decided to make it into a habit and here we are!  Today I’m going to try these stuffed shells.  They work perfectly because they fit my Monday pasta requirement and my new vegetable with every dinner requirement!  Give them a try and see if they’re as good as they look.

stuffed shells recipe

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Edited: April 26th, 2010