4th of July pudding cup

July 4th Dessert Recipes – Pudding Cups

July 4th  dessert recipes should be quick, easy, and kid friendly. This one delivers on all points and yummy, too! Read more »

4th of July Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

July 4th Dessert Recipes – Red Velvet Sprinkle Cookies

Looking for July 4th dessert recipes? Look no further, you found a great one. This red velvet cookie is made from a box cake mix and is quick and easy. Don’t slave over the stove this holiday, get out and enjoy the festivities with your family and friends.  Read more »

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

July 4th Dessert Recipes – Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

The fireworks will be going on in your mouth this 4th of July with my chocolate and strawberry trifle. It is a perfect  July 4th Dessert Recipe.  Fancy looking to impress all your party goers but simple enough  that anyone can make it. With fresh strawberries in season this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Read more »

Grilled T bone steak

Easy Grilled T-bone Steak

This easy grilled T-bone steak is so easy even a monkey could grill it. No kidding. Pair it with my Easy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe for absolute deliciousness.  Read more »


Easy Grilled Lamb Burger Recipe

A good easy grilled lamb burger recipe is a must have for summertime. Pair it with a refreshing tzaziki sauce and  your taste buds will be thanking you. Read more »

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

I like things hot and spicy and I’m not just talking about my chicken wings. I bet you didn’t think I was talking about pasta salad either. Well, I was! My Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe is perfect for a summer cookout or a 4th of July party. Try it, you’ll like it. Read more »

Strawberry Jam 2014

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

I look forward to strawberry season every year. Fresh strawberries are such a simple pleasure and you can do so many things with them. This is a very easy homemade strawberry jam recipe using the Ball Jam and Jelly maker. I just love mine and use it all the time. Although, this year I got smarter and canned bigger jars of my jam because it got eaten so fast.  Read more »

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

What do you get when you have 1/3 of a loaf of stale Italian bread, eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla?  Bread pudding! My husband is such a lucky guy. He wakes up on a Sunday morning to warm bread pudding and a fresh pot of coffee.  I will remind him a few times today how lucky he is to have me. Wink, wink.


  • 1/3 loaf stale Italian bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp butter (melted)


  1. Cut bread into 2″ pieces.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Mix together just until all is combined.
  3. Slowly add melted butter while stirring.
  4. Soak bread in milk mixture until all the bread is wet.
  5. Pour into small casserole dish (sprayed with non stick cooking spray) and bake in preheated oven at 350° for 50 minutes.

This bread pudding can be served warm or cold.  It’s great topped with whipping cream or ice cream.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 50 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Casserole Recipe 2

Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

On a sunny Sunday afternoon I landscaped my yard and it turned out really nice. The funny thing is when I was done, the neighbors cat was sleeping under my purple Magnolia tree and it looked like I had planted a cat. I was so tired I didn’t feel like cooking anything elaborate so I decided on a fairly easy casserole with everything in one dish. My Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole recipe is sure to be a pleaser for your whole family.


  • 1 box Uncle Bens Wild Rice with herbs.
  • 2 very large chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion – diced
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can of Campbell’s Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 large can of cut green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 2.25 oz. bag of slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat add coconut oil and heat.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces and add to skillet.
  4. Add diced onion and garlic and cook together until chicken is cooked through,  8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add rosemary, salt and pepper, sour cream and soup.
  6. Stir together.
  7. Now add rice, green beans, and slivered almonds and gently mix.
  8. Spoon into medium-sized casserole dish sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  9. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake at 350° in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until heated through.

Preparation time: 25 minute(s)

Cooking time: 35-40 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Blueberry muffins

Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

This recipe simply can’t get any better or easier. Buy your favorite blueberry muffin mix and substitute the vegetable oil with coconut oil. Now toss that nasty can of blueberries into the trash and use 1 cup of whole fresh blueberries instead. How easy is that? And, so yummy!

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