Cake

Fresh Strawberry Vanilla Cake

*In honor of it being Maggie’s 14th birthday today, I would like to share one of her favorite cakes with you!* The creation of this cake came about several years ago when my daughter, Maggie, requested a vanilla cake for her birthday. She loves strawberries and because her birthday is in April, it perfectly lines up with strawberry season…

Smothered Subs collage

Smothered Subs

This is one of my favorite dinners, for sure. They are easy to make and so, so good! The subs are made with cooked chicken, green pappers, onion, and mushrooms, but they are extremely versatile and can be made to your liking. I have made them without chicken before and they were still super filling and good, so this makes…

Pineapple upside down cake 2

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I talked about making this yummy cake back in February, but I am sharing the recipe for it now because I have altered it enough that I can now call it my recipe. Well, ya know..sort of. Not my idea, but my changes. ;) Ingredients Topping ¼ cup butter, melted 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 6 slices…

Cheese Manicotti collage

Cheese Manicotti

We all really enjoy this dish, and I don’t mind making it because it’s so easy and quick! My daughter is the biggest fan, though, and requests it often. :) Ingredients 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup parmesan cheese Ground black pepper to taste Salt to taste 7 –…

Blog Party ~ Simple and Sweet Desserts

Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today because we are having a party…and not just any party – a Simple & Sweet Desserts party! So please pour yourself some tea (or coffee!) and enjoy all the lovely desserts. :) ♥ ♥ ♥ First we have Ashley’s Classic Anisette Cookies. They’re just adorable and look…

Sesame Chicken collage

Sesame Chicken

This dinner is a favorite at our house. It has tender, seasoned and breaded chicken pieces, a fairly sweet sauce, and it’s served over white rice. My husband and I like it a lot, but the kids LOVE it! Really, the following recipe isn’t enough for all four of us, now that the children are getting bigger…

Cheesy Buns

Cheesy Italian Buns

I have a super easy and tasty lunch idea to share with you today! It’s meatless, kids love it, and it only has three ingredients. It’s a string cheese “hot dog”! This idea came from my lovely friend, Amy, at Foods For the Soul. Please check out the original post to see her much prettier photos of this recipe!…

Chicken Parmesan Subs collage

Italian Chicken Subs

We had these subs the other night and they were a total hit even though they were just about the simplest thing I’ve EVER made! Ingredients Pre-cooked grilled chicken (6 oz) see below Your favorite marinara sauce (ours is Newman’s Own) Shredded mozzarella cheese 2 sub sandwiches ◊ Directions Heat up the chicken and marinara sauce…

Key Lime Pie

This pie is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. It’s perfect for spring and summer, as it is refreshing and cool. I know we’re not there yet, but maybe this will help things along? ;) Even if you’ve never made a pie before, I promise you can master this one- it is SO easy! Ingredients Graham Cracker pie…