Perfect picnic plates- 18 picnic recipes #sponsor @Foodie

picnic food recipes

picnic recipes Check out Picnic Perfect Plates by Shanaka at July is National Picnic Month. There has always been something fun about a picnic even if I just take a blanket and some sandwiches out to the yard for the boys. Picnics give us another good reason to spend time with friends and family…  Continue Reading

Blue velvet cupcakes {@Dawndish giveaway} #MyDawnSummer #sponsored #DDDivas

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This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dawn. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. For the most part I love baking and decorating cakes, cupcakes and treats for my friends and family. What do I not like about it?…  Continue Reading

56 Father’s Day recipes “Man food” edition of #SundaySupper

man food recipes sundaysupper

I shared a recipe for mandarin orange cake aka southern pig pickin’ cake over on baking and browning in part of the man food edition of Sunday Supper this week. Below you will find 56 “man food” recipes that you can fix for Father’s Day or any day. If you enjoy food like I do…  Continue Reading

12 Backyard BBQ party recipes #sponsor @Foodie

backyard bbq party recipes

Check out Backyard BBQ party recipes by Shanaka at The summer weather has me itching for outdoor parties. With graduations going on right now, Father’s Day coming up, the 4th of July isn’t that far away either all give good reasons to party outdoors. You can check out the backyard bbq party recipes I…  Continue Reading

Cinco de Mayo recipe Margarita Cupcakes


How many of you will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) tomorrow? I think any day is a good day for a cupcake so how about some margarita cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo? I enjoy margaritas and y’all know I love cupcakes. Recipe and photo from Wilton.   Margarita cupcakes   Ingredients: 1…  Continue Reading

Mother’s Day recipes: brunch, dinner & desserts

mother's day recipes

Mother’s Day recipes Mother’s Day is May 11, 2014. I enjoy going out to a restaurant but I also would love someone else to cook me a meal at home some time. That’s kind of difficult at my house since my boys aren’t old enough to do much cooking on their own, but I will…  Continue Reading

Monte Cristo Roll Ups recipe w/ Alpine Lace deli cheese #ad #LifeIngredients

monte cristo roll ups

Thank you to Alpine Lace for sponsoring this post and helping me find a balanced snack to fuel my day! With track season starting today my boys and I will be on the go in the evenings again. I try to mix things up so we aren’t eating the same things all the time but…  Continue Reading

Coffee and pie, oh my! Mocha mine a double. {Pie recipes}

pie recipes pi day

Pi (Pie) day is coming up March 14, did you know that was even a thing? Placing my nerd flag on my baking hat for a moment…Pi (π) is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet and is also known for as the name given to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to…  Continue Reading

Dinner made easy with Hunt’s #Manwich sauce

manwich quick easy dinner

This post brought to you by Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine. I had pneumonia and bronchitis a couple weeks ago. I felt awful but when anyone asked me I said I was fine. That was in between my barking coughs. On days when a large meal isn't in the cards I know I can…  Continue Reading

Blueberry Crumble Muffins recipe

blueberry crumble muffin recipe

If you were asked what your favorite add in to a muffin recipe was what would you say? My favorite add ins are blueberries or chocolate chips. I keep Wyman’s of Maine blueberries stocked in my freezer. I add them to a lot of things I fix- smoothies, muffins, pancakes, cakes and sometimes I’ll even…  Continue Reading