Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

Santa's Whiskers Cookies

Santa’s Whiskers Cookies are so colorful with the red and green cherries. Almost shortbread like cookie in flavor, with flaked coconut acting as “Santa’s Whiskers” around each little cookie. Santa’s Whiskers Cookies   1 c. sugar 1 c. butter, softened 2 Tbl. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. almond flavoring 2 ½ c. all purpose […]

Mini Peanut Butter Treats

Mini Peanut Butter Treats

Mini Peanut Butter Treats   ½ c. butter, melted ½ c. packed brown sugar ½ c. granulated sugar 1 egg ½ c. creamy-style peanut butter ½ tsp. vanilla 1 ¼ c. flour ¾ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt About 36 miniature chocolate peanut butter cups   Combine butter, sugars, egg, peanut butter and vanilla […]

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Yes, it is just a chocolate chip cookie, with a twist of flavor. This recipes calls for your choice of instant Jell-O pudding. Chocolate, butter pecan, vanilla. I used vanilla because that’s what I had on hand! It will will also give you the taste most like a normal chocolate chip cookie, so if you […]

Guy Fieri – LIVE Show!

Guy On Fire

Guy Fieri stage

Last night I had the opportunity to attend a live cooking show of one of televisions favorite cooks, Guy Fieri. You may know him best from “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” The show was held downtown Orlando, FL at the beautiful Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in the Walt Disney World Theater. I managed to snag […]

Oreo Cookie Popcorn

Oreo Cookie Popcorn

America’s favorite cookie + America’s favorite snack = Oreo Cookie Popcorn! I made Oreo Cookie Popcorn for a church event. A little goes a long way and all ages love it! It keeps in an airtight container for 2 weeks. Makes beautiful, thoughtful gifts. Most of all, it is easy! Oreo Cookie Popcorn 9 c. […]

S’mores Popcorn

S'mores Popcorn

Campfire meets the movies! Try gourmet popcorn right in you own home. It’s easy, fun for the whole family and enjoyed by everyone! A little goes a long way. I made 3 different kinds of flavored popcorn for a large get together, kids and adults alike loved the variety and fun flavors of America’s favorite […]

Chicken a la Crescents

Golden Girl Granola

by Michaela Brown

A chicken crescent rolled in honey granola = a home run with my family! This recipe is easy, fun and delicious! My dad is not a fan of spinach but when he tried it he said “well this is a good way to get kids to eat spinach”. I thought to myself, “or a good […]

Red, White & Blue Salad in a Jar

4th of July

Red White and Blue Salad in a Jar

4th of July, summer picnics, and bon fires after dark. All three call for some special treats from the kitchen! A few weeks ago my book club had an indoor picnic (due to rain!) and my friend, Heather, brought the most colorful, hearty salads…. In a mason jar! I took the idea home and put […]

Walking Sticks

Vacation Bible School

Walking Sticks 2

Day 3 was Ice Cream and Day 4 was popcorn…. so those don’t really need a recipe! Day 5 was Walking Sticks. Hearing from the kids themselves, this was their favorite snack of the week! When their “Sticks” we gone, little fingers worked quite well for making sure every bit of frosting was gone! Our […]

Heart-Smart Banana Bites

Vacation Bible School

Heart-Smart Banana Bites

Serving 170 kids I knew this day would be interesting. I didn’t know how many kids would like bananas. But to my surprise, once they tried them, for the most part they liked them! It gave me some good ideas for a healthy snack as well. You could dip bananas in Greek yogurt and sprinkle […]