Our favorite family recipes for dinner, breakfast, lunch, desserts and more!

Decorated Cookies for Halloween

Make Frankenstein Halloween decorated cookies using store bought cookies and frosting! These cookies are so adorable no one will care that they aren’t homemade! My kids love Halloween! They are particularly fond of anything scary or spooky, which I don’t understand. I prefer cute ghosts and pumpkins. But […]

Back to School Fall Snacks

Autumn leaves Rice Krispies treats are fun fall snacks that kids can help make. I love Rice Krispies Treats. They are so easy to make and and I can eat a whole pan myself. Not that I’ve ever done that. We give store bought treats for baseball gifts, but […]

Basil Tomato Salad

Classic caprese salad with balsamic glaze takes the classic summer salad and adds a touch of elegance. One of my favorite summer salads is a caprese salad.  Fresh summer tomatoes layered with fresh basil from the garden and a fresh mozzarella. Drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with […]

Fruit Hand Pies

Blueberry hand pies are a fun summer dessert great for picnics! Blueberries are one of my favorite things about summer. I eat them on everything! Pancakes, muffins, cereal, cocktails and especially pies are regular summer food around here. One of my favorite blueberry desserts is blueberry pie. It […]

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Triple Watermelon Martinis are a refreshing summer cocktail with a light, simple flavor made with three different watermelon flavors.  A few nights ago, I was watching the final season of Parks and Recreations and one of the characters mentioned that watermelon martinis are one of his happy thoughts. I have never […]

Check out 20 lovely and delicious lemonade cocktails! From fruity to frozen with vodka and rum, these easy cocktail recipes will make your summer sweeter!

Lemonade cocktails are a fun way to make doctor up summer’s favorite drink. From thyme to berries, these alcoholic lemonade drinks will make summer tastier. Ah, lemonade! One of the cornerstones of summer.  Homemade lemonade is one of our favorite summer drinks.  So why not take that good […]

Food on A Stick

Food is better when it’s on a stick! Our partner, Kraft, has put together 12 of the tastiest food on a stick recipes ever! Find all the food on a stick recipes on the Kraft website. FACT: Food tastes better on a stick. No, we can’t explain it. […]

Double Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Watermelon vodka lemonade is the blend of two of summer’s favorite flavors! We double up the watermelon with Midori watermelon liqueur and watermelon vodka for the perfect summer cocktail. Nothing says summer like watermelon and lemonade.  We’re not huge fans of fresh watermelon in our home. In fact […]

Wicked Hard Black Cherry Lemonade

Homemade hard lemonade is easy to make with just a few ingredients. Add a touch of black cherry to make an amazing summer drink. One of my favorite spring and summer flavor pairings is lemon and blackberry. I’ve made lemon cupcakes with blackberry frosting (to die for!). I […]

Make drunken chicken in the Crock Pot slow cooker instead of the grill with this easy recipe.

Skip the grill and make slow cooker beer can chicken! Cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker with beer and finish it off on the grill for a delicious, moist chicken. We have been cooking whole chickens on the grill for years. In fact, we grilled our first […]