Avocado Brownies

That’s right.  You heard me.  Avocado BROWNIES. My initial reaction was, “gross… I have to try these!” And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious! I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate.  I’m not kidding… chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids.  Indulge responsibly.   I’m on the … Read more

Valentine DIY

I co-teach the kindergarten Sunday School class with my boyfriend, Tim.  We usually have a plethora of personalities to keep us busy, but this week a lot of people were sick.   We only had one little girl named Amelia.  She’s as sweet as can be and usually really shy. However, this week we got her … Read more

Take the Cake

Christmas is quickly approaching!  And you know what that means!?  Party time!  Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there’s always the question of what to bring.  No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn’t get eaten. So how do you know what will be … Read more

Vegan Dark Chocolate

This is my initiation post, so I thought it would be fitting to share a couple of things about myself.  First of all, I really like eating healthy.  I love working out and running and eating well because it makes me feel good.  Second, I REALLY love chocolate.  Especially DARK chocolate.  Almost anything with chocolate … Read more

Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Pizookie

When some of our California kids were here this summer the dinner conversation turned to Pizookies.  At first when my step-son Bryan said Pizookie I wasn’t sure what I heard him say.  I said, “will you spell that for me?”  He did one better and Googled it for me.  This is a pizza cookie all rolled into … Read more

Ice Cream Sandwich Super Sundae Dessert

When the Brown Eyed Baker posted this dessert recipe I was totally captivated by her pictures.   It was the first of August and I had children and grandchildren arriving in just a few days.  I was in meal planning mode. What I didn’t know was …

Got Chocolate? DIY Valentine Gifts

Fudge doesn’t have to be for Christmas-time only!  At our house “anything chocolate” equates to a ♥ fantastic gift ♥ for my Chief Love any time of the year! This fudge was gifted to us this Christmas by our friends Peggy and Barnett.  I will be making it this week for my funny Valentine. ♥ … Read more

DIY Better Than Starbucks Hot Chocolate

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”  (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23 My husband regularly receives Starbucks cards as gifts from friends and family. On a recent trip to New York he and our friend Russ were on a grocery run. A grocery “run” … Read more

Peppermint Patties

Jet-Puffed JUMBO Peppermint Mallows are back!  Why is this important to you? Because if you want to be the hit of the Christmas goodie parade you are going to want to use these super-charged, JUMBO peppermint-infused marshmallows to make some awesome Peppermint Patties! In December 2011 I stumbled upon these mallows while shopping for groceries that … Read more

Sweet and Salty Christmas Treats

I do realize refrigerators all over this country are stuffed full of Thanksgiving leftovers.  But truthfully, the turkey is cold, the gravy has jellied and the pumpkin pie is gone.  To me that means one thing — Christmas!  Brunch, luncheons, parties, Christmas eve, Christmas dinner and New Year’s eve … it will all start tumbling … Read more

Goo Goo Ice Cream Pie

Early in the summer we received the Tennessee Home & Farm magazine published by The Tennessee Farm Bureau.  We always enjoy reading articles about local folk and items of interest.  However, both my Chief Culinary Consultant and I turn to the pages filled with recipes first.  This Goo Goo Pie recipe took front and center … Read more