Pecan Pie

I love Pecan pie! It’s also very easy to make. You may think I takes tricks and tips to make this pie but really it’s super easy and fast.


one Pie crust (favorite recipe or store bought will do)

2/3 cups sugar

1 cup corn syrup

1/3 cup butter melted

1/2 teaspoons salt

3 eggs

1 cup pecan halves (I toss in a full cup sometimes)



Heat oven to 375 This would be a good time to make the pie [Read more…]

French Dressing Recipe & Happy Halloween!

It’s been far busy over here on the west coast, but nothing like what people are dealing with on the east coast with the hurricane – I hope everyone is staying safe!

This recipe comes on a busy day, with little time to do anything. Simply quick salad dressing!

Monster [Read more…]

Halloween Masks for the Kids!

Last minute Halloween Craft ideas needed ? Look no further! Here are some Frankenweenie Masks you can print out and have the kids [Read more…]

Lemon Peppered Tilapia

Here’s the set up, you have rowdy kids, no time to make a fantastic big meal but all the kids are starving and driving you insane. We’ve all been there, I’ve been there lately day by day. It’s been nuts! When things get like this, there are a few dinner I keep on hand to handle the chaos, one is fish. This recipe is simple, and it doesn’t seem like much but it has fed my family numerous of times in under thirty minutes. All you really need to do is find a side dish and that can be something as simple and quick like a salad, or steam green beans, or even asparagus. Simple, quick and healthy.

Keep in mind that measurements are not well..not measured at all this time. Why? Because [Read more…]

Tropical Coconut Bars

My kids love it when I make granola bars. They never come out the same so I’m always coming up with new variations and this one was a hit! Such a hit that they never even completely cool off . You can sub out the pineapple for other dried fruit, you can leave out the almonds, as well as the coconut but I hope you all try this version, my kids really enjoyed them! Perfect for after school or even breakfast for a busy on the go morning.

1 3/4 cups uncooked old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup Butter, softened
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup dried pineapple (you can sub in other fruits)
1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional
1/4 cup coconut

Prepare your pan. 8×8 baking pan and line with [Read more…]

Roast Pork with Sage and Cracked Peppercorns

I don’t know why Fall makes me think of pork, or roasts, but I cook them more often and this is one that uses apple cider. Apple cider is Fall all the way! Easy recipe to throw together the night before , or the morning even. The pork needs to marinate for at least 12 hours and you could serve it with applesauce.


2 quarts apple cider

1/4 cup kosher salt

1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped up and divided

2 tablespoons freshly ground cracked peppercorns.

3 tablespoons olive oil

4 lbs boneless pork loin


Combine cider, salt and sage. Stir together in a bowl until the salt dissolved. I just stir and leave it for five minutes. Take the pork loin and place in a plastic bag. Pour your mixture over the [Read more…]

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Coffee, let’s face it. It’s a must! What goes better with coffee than a cookie? No this isn’t going to be a cookie recipe, it’s Homemade Coffee Creamer! You’ll have to add the cookie in afterwards if you really want it 🙂

I used to run out of creamer all the time but skimmed through a frugal cookbook to come across the easiest ever recipe. Why didn’t I think of making it myself before? No clue, now though I have fresh cream to my own liking.

You can add different flavors, like caramel or french vanilla, add some mint in there if it floats your boat! Use skim, half or whole milk. You decide what goes into your creamer and be happy with it. On with the recipe!
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Baked Fingerling Potatoes

My family loves these tasty fingerling potatoes! Fingerling potatoes are so easy to deal with, and I’ve found they are just about the only ones my kids will eat that don’t have to be made into mashed potatoes. Why, I have no clue, don’t bother asking at this point. You can lightly season these, grill, bake, steam you name it and they will come out perfectly each time.


1 lb fingerling potatoes

1/3 cup parsley chopped (should be fresh)

salt and pepper to taste

1/3 tbsp butter

1 garlic glove minced finely

1/2 tbsp chopped thyme

1/2 cup virgin olive oil

1-3 tablespoons water (or even chicken broth if you have it)



Preheat Oven to 350F

Line baking pan with foil and drip some of the oil onto the bottom . Wash and scrub the potatoes. Line the pan with the potatoes and drizzle [Read more…]