Monday, March 28, 2016

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Protein Loaf

I hate eating breakfast. Unless it's a smoothie or a piece of fruit, I'm never very interested in it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE breakfast pastries - donuts, danishes, sweet breads - but they're so bad for you. I hate wasting so many calories first thing in the morning. I feel guilty about it all day long. But after a while I get sick of drinking breakfast and I need something more substantial. So I decided to come up with something fluffy and sweet that also had a serving of protein in it.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tasty Tuesday Top Three Picks

Gosh, I've been SO busy this week! The week before Easter is always crazy. Easter is absolutely my favorite holiday in the world so I've thrown myself into the decorations and food and planning. I'll be back next week with a new recipe, but for this week you have to cut me a pass - the Easter Bunny needs some help!

This week I have a round-up of my top three favorite recipes from last week.

I would love to have one of these with my morning cup of coffee. Or two. Or three.

I honestly never thought of putting candy in krispy treats. But this is a great idea for using up all that candy leftover from the Easter Bunny. If there is any ;)

These are so darned cute. Little yellow chick cookies! The sprinkle feet are the perfect addition.

We have a new co-host for the month of March!

Cohost Tasty Tuesdays, MarchMelissa from The Happy Idiot will be sharing this party on her blog every Tuesday in March and also helping pin any recipes that are linked up past #125!
We would ask you to please follow her on one of her social medias!


Thank you, Melissa, for joining us in March to co-host this party.

If you would like to be a co-host for this party, please email Tammy at You would post this party every Tuesday at 7 am Central Time and include an original recipe, a round-up of recipes, or your favorite features from this party along with the link-up. We also may need your help pinning up to 25 recipes to our party board every week. Hosts of Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday's linky party. We pin all your food posts!
  • PLEASE follow the hosts of this party through one of their social media listed below. They will visit your post and pin it.  Just pick one (or more) of the options below and please follow them.
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  • Please link up to three food-related posts that have never been linked up here before.  Posts containing alcohol also will not be pinned.  
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  • As a thank-you for linking up, we will pin your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays at Creative K Kids Pinterest board.  Please follow the board to see all the great food recipes!  
  • By linking up, you agree to let any of the hosts or co-hosts  use your pictures and links if they decide to feature your post.   Your photo may also be used for promotion on any of their social media outlets.
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Tasty Tuesday: Sunday Best Roast

What a fun weekend. Husband and I went outlet shopping and out to eat, and generally enjoyed the nice weather. I always enjoy the outlets because, even when we don’t buy much, we love walking the entire outlet at least once – it’s a few miles and great exercise.
After a trip like that, I always enjoy having a dinner that doesn’t take too much effort. I can do a few simple things then fix it and forget it. This Sunday Best Roast is the perfect example.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tasty Tuesday: Six Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

If there is something I like more than Mac & Cheese, I don’t know what it is. It is a staple of our household. Tender pasta, creamy, cheesy sauce, and a crunchy, buttery top is a little piece of heaven for me, especially when it is fresh out of my own kitchen.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff in the blue box. You’re never too old for that. But this six cheese version will change how you look at typical Mac & Cheese. I make it for holidays and sometimes just for dinner. It’s great with a side of peas.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tasty Tuesday: Vanilla Bean Extract

First off, I'm excited to say I am a new co-host for Creative K-Kids Tasty Tuesday link party! I look forward to sharing some great posts with all of you. Link up your posts, make some new friends, and enjoy yourselves!

For this week, I have a DIY that has become a staple of my kitchen. Homemade vanilla bean extract. I haven't purchased a single bottle of vanilla since I discovered this, and I will never, ever go back. The taste is intense and wonderful, and it's SO EASY! Not to mention the money you're saving by making your own.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sugar Cookie Truffles

I LOVE making truffles. They’re so darned easy, and they’re so versatile. If you can melt it and mix it up, you can turn it into a truffle. I discovered cake batter truffles a while ago, and after Christmas cookie season rolled around, all I could think of was sugar cookies. So, I decided to see if I could tweak a cake batter truffle recipe by swapping out the cake mix for cookie mix. I wanted that buttery cookie taste surrounded by chocolate coating.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Recycled Candles and Wax Tarts

I love candles. In jars, or votives, or in little wax tarts that you melt with a warmer. We have scented candles in every room of the house. I like matching up scents with the season. 
You would think I buy a lot of candles. Well, sometimes I do .  But most of the time, I reuse what I have. I get a lot of old wax tarts, and candles that have burned down to the very bottom.Some people just throw those out. 
Not me! I recycle them into brand new candles!