Rocky Mountain Mocha Mug Cake in 3 Minutes

mocha in a mug cake

What? Cake in 3 minutes? Yes please! Seattle’s Best Coffee has been busy brewing up new recipes in their taste kitchen, including one with a little local flair just for the west – Rocky Mountain Mocha Mug Cake. You can use this recipe to take your coffee routine to the next altitude, or simply enjoy the […]

Homemade Marshmallows for Winters Hot Cocoa

vanilla cinnamon hot cocoa update

Cozy Up This Winter with a Warm “Hug in a Mug” I was just talking to a friend about home much my girls love marshmallows and marshmallow fluff but how horrible it has got to be for you… who even KNOWS what is in those little crunchy things that come in instant cocoa? Then McCormick […]

Pistachio Salad aka Bring the Green Stuff


Every family had food traditions particularly on the holidays that have marked their childhood for good or for bad. My kids don’t really think it’s a holiday meal unless I “Bring the Green Stuff”. I’m not sure what’s so hard about remembering the name Pistachio Salad but my family will always let me know I […]

Elaine’s Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

Elaines apple cranberry pie recipes

Just look at this beautiful pie! My cousin Elaine and I learned lots of old fashioned ways to cook from our Ukrainian Grandmother and have many shared memories of rolling out and cutting egg noodles for her chicken noodle soup with cinnamon ( I still put that in mine) and her most amazing recipe for happiness, […]

Lemon Cloud Cookie Recipe

lemon cloud cookie recipe

It’s Christmas Cookie Exchange Time.. what are you going to make? Sometimes you have time to make elaborate hand decorated one of a kind cookies for your friends at your annual cookies exchange and sometimes you needs something that tastes like a dream but doesn’t take a ton of time… or ingredients… enter this amazing […]

Jane’s Poor Man’s Toffee

janes mock toffee sugar butter boiling photo

My next door neighbor Jane used to make up huge platters of yummies on the holidays and then bring it to our house….and these things are just totally addictive and relatively easy to make Mock Salted Caramel Toffee with Chocolate Made with crackers, home made toffee, nuts and chocolate. I’ve also seen this called “Christmas […]

Walmart To Go Saved the Holidays

Walmart To Go Truck pulling up to my house

Sometimes things happen and they always seem to happen at the worst possible time. Luckily Walmart To Go came to the rescue and saved Thanksgiving at our house. My husband was injured at work so we aren’t able to go to our family gathering that is a couple of hours away by car and I […]

Champagne Salad – Jim’s Favorite Holiday Dessert

Champagne Salad Christmas Side Dish Ingredients: 1 pkg. cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 1 large can crushed pineapple 1 [16 oz.] pkg. frozen strawberries 2 large bananas, sliced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (except that Jim makes me leave out the nuts!) 1 [8 oz.] Cool Whip Instructions: Soften and blend cream cheese with sugar. Mix […]