My Favorite Hot Cocoa and Christmas Decorating

Christmas in the Kitchen

Thanks World Market for sponsoring this post. Of course, all opinions are my own!   Hi friends! Can you believe it's December? I'm almost completely done with my holiday decorating and it feels so good looking around and seeing twinkling lights, lots of greenery, and pops or red and green. I just love it this time of the year. If you're like me, you spend A LOT of time in the kitchen during … [Read more...]

Southwestern Steak Salad with Fresh and Easy

Fresh and Easy Steak Salad-1-2

This post is brought to you by Fresh and Easy Can I just tell you about the double sided coin that is cooking for one (and a half)? When it's just me, I usually dread cooking for one. It's no fun when you have to cook AND clean. ;) But, I eat so much healthier, meal time is quicker, and because of Fresh and Easy it's even yummier. Fresh & Easy thinks that fresh, wholesome … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough and Unplugging Around The Family Table

Bread Machine Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

This post is brought to you by the J.M Smucker Company. All opinions are completely my own. Have I ever told you how much my family loves pizza? My husband considers himself some type of pizza connoiseur. We love trying different pizza joints around town in the never ending quest for the perfect pie. I also love to make it at home. I've probably tried a few dozen different pizza dough recipes … [Read more...]

Reese’s Pretzel Bites [A Valentine’s Day Treat]

Reeses Pretzel Bites

Hey friends! I've been whipping up some yummy treats to share. It all started after Christmas when Matt asked me to make some yummy treat that a co-worker had brought in to work. He was going on and on about the salty sweet deliciousness. Well, I like salty sweet deliciousness so he didn't have to ask me twice. The originals were made with rolos but I spotted the cutest heart shaped … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini Recipe

Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable I LOVE my crock pot. I use it to death in the winter months. I just love be able to dump the ingredients in and letting it do all the work for me! So I'm always trying out new easy crock pot recipes. One of … [Read more...]

Holiday Desserts: Coconut Marshmallow Brownies

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. Brownies are probably my absolute favorite dessert. I make them way too often. It's bad. But they are sooooo good. Now that I've pretty much perfected my favorite recipe they are great to whip up for different events. … [Read more...]

Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

We love dessert. It's true. That's why you'll find our favorite desserts on this blog. That's why my husband is usually concerned with what's for dessert more than what's for dinner. And that's why I going to have to start Jillian Michael's 30 day shred (Again)! Before I start the 30 day shred again - I have to share with you these Thick & Decadent Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate … [Read more...]

Easy Plum Tarte

Easy Plum Tarte Recipe

My Gramma has a plum tree in her backyard. Ever since I was little I loved picking them. Isn't there something special about food that you pick yourself? A few summers ago I took my husband to my Gramma's for a visit. He also loved being able to pick the plums right off the tree. Since she remembered how much he loved them that summer, this year she mailed us a box full of delicious plums right … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffins, THE Best I’ve Ever Made – You’ll Love Them Too!

The Best Blueberry Muffins I've Ever Made

Blueberry muffins are a favorite around here. I've been making them for years. Everyone loves them. My husband could eat his weight in fresh blueberry muffins, and even the little lady goes crazy for them. Over the years I've tried many recipes, different ingredients, fresh blueberries, and frozen. These are the BEST blueberry muffins my family has ever tasted. Seriously. Go ahead and pin … [Read more...]

Lemon Shake Up Popsicle Recipe

Lemon Shake Up Popsicle

One of our favorite summer refreshments are Lemon Shake ups! My mom says they are really common in the midwest but around here you can pretty much only find them at the flea market or at the fair. You can also make them at home, and they are yummy and refreshing. There's only one thing better than a lemon shake up on a hot day, and that's a lemon shake up popsicle! A few weeks ago I snagged a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cake With Vanilla Bean Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

This week was a very eventful one for me. I celebrated my anniversary AND birthday! Seriously, I got married two days before my birthday. It makes for a fun filled week for me each year. Not so much for the hubby who tries every year to combine gifts. Silly guy ;) The best part of the week though, is that there is a guaranteed delicious dessert. Yum. I love a good classic chocolate cake. A few … [Read more...]

25 Vanilla Bean Recipes: A Making Home Base Round Up

25 Vanilla Bean Recipes | Making Home Base

Do you ever use whole vanilla beans? I was lucky enough to grab some in a co-op a few months ago and I've been trying to use them every chance I get. Recently, I starting looking for some yummy vanilla bean recipes on Pinterest. Of course I found some fantastic ones that I can't wait to try. They are all too good not to share! Please, if you want to pin any of these delicious recipes, click over … [Read more...]

Cookies and Cream Frosting

Cookies and cream frosting

Hi friends! You are in for a treat today! I'm sharing my favorite frosting recipe today, Cookies and Cream Frosting. Have you ever tasted cookies and cream frosting recipe? It's mouthwatering. Yesterday, I shared my daughter's sweet Milk & Cookies first birthday party. To go along with the theme of the party we served yummy chocolate cupcakes with a delicious cookies and cream frosting! … [Read more...]

Miss P’s Birthday Smash Cake with Von’s $5 Birthday Bundle

First Birthday Smash Cake With $5 Bundle

Have you noticed that smash cakes are all the rage now? It is so fun to commemorate your little one's first birthday with photographs of them diving into a little cake made especially for them. And since little lady's birthday is only days away it was time to a smash cake photo session. It's quite a production to make the smash cake, decorate it, and get ready for pictures. So I was so excited to … [Read more...]

Yummy French Toast Bake

Yummy French Toast Bake

Welcome welcome! Today I want to invite you over for breakfast. Seriously, friends I wish I could have you over for breakfast because this dish is amazing! I hosted a breakfast for a few ladies yesterday and I made this delicious breakfast treat. I am usually not a fan of sweets for breakfast but this yummy french toast bake is one exception. My girlfriends really enjoyed it as well! My … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Valentine’s Day Twist

Making Home Base Snicker doodles V Day

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had planned on posting another Valentine's Day craft today but after all the love you guys gave me over my Valentine's Day Candy Bark I thought you wouldn't mind another tasty dessert recipe. This time it's my Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Valentine's Day Twist. My husband absolute favorite cookies are snickerdoodles. He loves them. He … [Read more...]