Vanilla Extract

It was October and while one list is pumpkin everything, my other list was screaming “It’s time to start making homemade vanilla extract!”. Why? Because it’s officially over-the-top baking season now! It’s unbelievably easy to make your own vanilla extract. All you need are vanilla beans and vodka, plus the containers you will be using […]

Hodge Podge Smoothies!

Hmmm… 🧐 What?! Having had one too many (or several) surgeries on my abdominal area due to one botched exactly 4,933 days ago (yes, I Googled that) my digestion capabilities “have gone to the dogs”. Still doesn’t stop me from creating adventures with my kids! Progressively getting worse through the years and fixes to other […]

Vanilla Coconut Cake

This recipe contains no flour, but is so moist and delicious! Easy steps that kids can help with too! 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 box (11-12 ounce) vanilla wafers, crushed 1/2 cup milk (1%, 2%, alternative) 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon ground […]

Simple Dog Treats

Simple, as in one-ingredient!   We all know the healthiest foods are sometimes the simplest of things.  Below is a listing of healthy and tasty fruits and vegetables you can feed your dog as treats or snacks. Today I decided to dehydrate a couple bananas and a sweet potato for my Terrier-mixes, Eva and Mitzi. […]

Kids In The Kitchen IV: Strawberry Breakfast Rolls

Strawberry Breakfast Rolls Decided to make these for my youngest son’s birthday breakfast which we were celebrating early to spend it with my daughter.  Alternately, also made for a great Mother’s Day breakfast!  With this recipe kids can do various tasks from rolling out and pinching the crescent rolls together, chopping up strawberries (my 11 […]

Kids in the Kitchen III: Easy Cream Cheese Squares

Easy Cream Cheese Squares While I love Cheesecake I tend not to have graham crackers readily available in my pantry. Behold an easier and quicker way to make some deliciously good cheesecake squares.  Kids find this easy to follow and make on their own even. Ingredients: 2 (8 oz) cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough […]

Kids In The Kitchen II: Apple & Blueberry Fritters

It was a wet and cool Monday morning in which, it was also the last day of my kids’ winter break so, I had taken the day off of work to spend with them.  Wanting to use up the rest of our Granny Smith apples and blueberries  my eldest son chose Apple Fritters from our […]

Kids In The Kitchen I: Awesome Apple Crisp

While I absolutely love food, I am passionate about cooking, baking and including my three kids into the process.  I was never taught how to cook growing up and ended up teaching myself at the beginning of my Navy days.  I, and all my test subjects AKA friends, found out I had a knack for […]