Cherry Lime Cake Roll

Vanilla cake roll wrapped around a sweet cherry filling and topped with a tart lime glaze!

A vanilla cake roll filled with a sweet cherry buttercream and topped with a tart lime glaze! Cake rolls remind me of my mom.  I have fond memories of her jelly rolls and swiss cake rolls.  It was a good day when I found those cakes in the kitchen.  Knowing my mom, she probably gave up her share of the cake so that one of us girls could have more.  That's what mom's do. I have learned that being a mom does not mean you feed your children, … Continue reading →

White Chocolate & Lemon Parfaits

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Simple white chocolate lemon parfaits.  They are elegant, creamy and perfectly refreshing! We reached a big milestone this week.   Our littlest one learned to ride a bike.  We've been trying to convince her for a year now that there was nothing to fear, but she didn't believe us.  I understood her hesitation.  I have always been a cautious girl myself.   Letting go of that fear can be unsettling. There's so much uncertainty every time we try … Continue reading →

Barbecue Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice baked potatoes are smothered with slow cooked bbq chicken!

Easy and cheesy twice baked potatoes topped with a smoky barbecue chicken! I made these barbecue chicken twice baked potatoes and they were amazing!  You should make them too. The End..... That sentence pretty much sums up how I feel about this recipe.  These twice baked potatoes were fabulous and I really do think you should make them.  I can't say one part is better than the other.  The potatoes are JUST as good as the barbecue chicken and … Continue reading →

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

Sweet and smokey bacon is wrapped around a cheese stuffed jalapeño! #SplendaSweetie #SweetSwap

  I made these stuffed jalapeños using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps Mildly spicy jalapeno's are stuffed with two kinds of cheese and wrapped in smokey sweet bacon! One of my most favorite appetizers to order in a restaurant is stuffed jalapeños.  They meet two of my appetizer requirements: a little heat and melted cheese.  The only thing I don't like about ordering stuffed … Continue reading →

Coconut Curry Pork Noodle Bowl

Pork is lightly seasoned with curry paste in this quick cooking noodle bowl!

Curried flavored pork is served with rice noodles and a flavorful coconut milk broth! This easy noodle bowl tastes rich and satisfying! I am not very dexterous with my hands.  Sure I can pipe frosting, knead dough and work with filo but beyond that I am totally uncoordinated. I had a boyfriend try to teach me how to play the bass guitar once.  My fingers couldn't move quickly and I couldn't stretch them out enough to make the notes.  My mom … Continue reading →

Baked Catfish Bites

Catfish bites are double coated and then baked which keeps them light and crispy!

Baked catfish are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside!   They are perfectly seasoned and so fun to eat! I was going to start this post off with a joke about how catfish are fish with an identity crisis, but that joke isn't  funny.   To be honest, I've only thought of catfish in two ways: alive or frying in a cast iron skillet.    I've pigeon holed catfish.  I picture catfish as the kind of fish big burly guys catch when they are … Continue reading →

Almond Coconut Chocolate Donuts

Almond Joy donuts that are baked! This donut recipe is so quick, easy and will satisfy your most intense chocolate craving!

Candy for breakfast?  Well sort of.   These easy baked Almond Coconut chocolate donuts are covered with a simple chocolate glaze, coconut and almonds! I used to love, love, love Bavarian cream donuts.  This was back when I wad 10 years old and I could devour two frosting filled donuts for breakfast and not worry about the fate of my rear end.  Think about Bavarian cream donuts for just one moment.  A fried donut stuffed with a fluffy, sweet, … Continue reading →

Toasted Coconut Sugar Cookie Bark

Sugar Cookie Bark with Toasted Coconut and White Chocolate is the perfect way to end any meal. #BecomeABetterBaker

*I am proud to be a Become a Better Baker ambassador for Karo® Syrup through One2One Network. This original recipe and all opinions are my own.* A thick, homemade sugar cookie is topped with a white chocolate glaze and toasted coconut. April marks the start of baseball season for the Cincinnati Reds.  It's a holiday of sorts around here.   It's like the St. Patty's day of baseball.  Everywhere you look people are wearing red.  People take off … Continue reading →

Yogurt – Mint Cucumber Dip

This easy yogurt dip is made with Greek yogurt, fresh mint and garlic. A touch of sweetness makes rounds out all the flavors! #SweetSwaps

  “This Yogurt Mint Dip was made with SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps” This yogurt mint cucumber dip is refreshingly simple!  It’s sweet savory taste keeps you coming back for more! I used to believe the only way to enjoy a cool glass of water was with a slice of lemon.  Then I tried cucumbers in my water and everything changed.  While lemons are vibrant and flavorful, … Continue reading →