My Kitchen Garden

When we first moved into our home, there was an area right outside our backyard door that was planted solid with lily of the...

Chocolate “Wacky Cake” Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

I have been all over the latest salted chocolate and salted caramel goodies available at bakeries and in fancier candies.  And I’ve seen alot...

Sweet-and-Salty Honey-Cheese Spread

I love getting new cookbooks!  It’s to the point of dorky, how much I love getting new cookbooks.  But you’re gonna love me for...

Alliums: Have Some Fun in the Garden!

Does your garden take itself too seriously?! Whenever people see these whimsical blooms in our yard, there are curious comments aplenty. Alliums, also known...

Fettuccine with Peas, Asparagus, and Bacon

This pasta dish is the epitome of spring.  It has a fresh combo of colors for the eyes, and it teases the taste buds...

June’s Yum-Yum Bars

Our girls had been eagerly anticipating my upcoming birthday.  They were so excited about their plan to celebrate it, they could hardly contain themselves....

It’s a Contest! Win Tastefully Simple!

Please meet my friend Karen, a Tastefully Simple consultant who lives in Woodbury, Minnesota.  She loves being a wife and mother, and fills her...

Rhubarb-Berry Crumbles

This recipe begs me to tie some gingham ribbon around my braids and spread out a blanket for a country style picnic.  In my...