Superbowl Snacks

If you’re going to watch the big football game this weekend, you probably are as excited about the food that will be in attendance as I am!


Super spicy super bowl

Buffalo chicken tenders

Spicy and sweet chicken wings

White bean dip with toasted pita chips

Mushrooms and basil

Pita crisps

Tortilla cups

Mexican 7 layer dip

Pepperoni pretzels

Main Dishes

Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw

Chicago style deep dish pizza

Oven baked chili

Tequila lime chicken drumsticks

Taco salad

Smoky baby back ribs

Spicy and sweet glazed shrimp

Triple pork sliders

Pizza pockets

Sloppy joes

Crockpot mac and cheese


Drinks and Desserts

Grasshopper cake

Chocolate pretzel and peanut cookie bars

Frozen neapolitans

Peanut butter football cookie

Mocha brownies

Oatmeal cookies

Homemade lemonade

Super bowl punch

Beer margaritas

Super bowl cocktail 3 and out

What will you be cooking this Sunday?

Surviving the Snow

As the Northeast USA deals with a winter snowstorm, I thought it appropriate to share some crafty snow creations!

Festive snow scene for penguins

Snow people lawn ornaments

Snow globes

Etched snowflake glasses

Simple snowflake table runner

Snowman table runner

Punched snowflake photo cards

Screw punched snowflake hurricanes

Crocheted snowflakes

Snowflake hurricane candleholder

Quill snowflakes

Felted snowman

Snow pal

Snowman canister covers

Felt snowmen ornament

What snowy crafts are you doing this winter?

Celebrating Chocolate Cake

Today we’re taking a look at the delicious world of chocolate cake!

Fudge glazed creamy peanut butter cake

Flourless chocolate cake

Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries

Chocolate cream roll

German chocolate mini cakes

Mocha whoopie pies

Black forest cake

Gluten free chocolate chip cake

Buttersweet souffles

Molten chocolate cakes

Flourless chocolate lime cake

Chocolaty harvest fruit topped cake

Brownie pudding cake

Chocolate cherry stack cake

Layered chocolate zabaglione cream cakes

3 nut upside down cake

Chocolate ricotta icebox cake

Chocolate almond upside-down cake

Chocolate peppermint cake

Chocolate ice cream cake with hazelnuts and marshmallow swirl

Chocolate coconut sheet cake

Darkest chocolate crepe cake

Grasshopper cake

Devils food cake

Chocolate zucchini cakes with walnuts

Triple chocolate mousse cake

Double chocolate gooey butter cake

Beattys chocolate cake

What’s your favorite chocolate cake?

Savoring Squash

Today I’m sharing recipes from one of my favorite vegetables: squash!

Roasted root vegetable pie

Butternut squash spinach lasagna

Orecchiette butternut squash and sage

Squash spiked mashed potatoes

Spaghetti squash, sage and orange

Roasted butternut squash and garlic dip

Roasted butternut squash soup with cauliflower, caramelized onion and raisin vinaigrette

Stuffed acorn squash

Roasted squash and mushroom pasta

Stuffed acorn squash with quinoa and pistachios

Moroccan style stuffed acorn squashes

Butternut squash, apple and hazelnut muffins

Twice-baked butternut squash

Stuffed sweet dumpling squash

Butternut squash risotto

Fireside beef stew with squash

Butternut squash mac and cheese

Wild rice stuffed acorn squash with cranberries, pecans and pancetta

Sausage and pear stuffed squash

Smoked sausage butternut squash and wild rice soup

What will you make with squash this week?

Crazy for Croissants

Today I thought we’d start the year with a light and fluffy treat: the croissant.

Basic croissants

Almond croissant

Orange croissant french toast

Ham and cheese mini croissants

Croissant pudding

Glazed cheese croissants

Pain au chocolat

Vegetarian croissant

Blueberry croissant bread pudding

Banana pecan streusel bread pudding

Raisin croissant bread pudding

Savory croissant bread pudding

Chocolate croissant bread pudding with bourbon ice cream sauce

Caramel croissant pudding

Chocolate croissant bread pudding trifle

Bright with Birds

Today I thought we’d celebrate the little birds that are out there not enjoying the winter with some crafts about them and for them.

Bird Crafts:

Crepe paper birds

Bird nest with branches

Birds of a feather family tree

Bird embroidery projects

Bird messenger thank you cards

Bird embroidered quilt

Bird mobile

Glittered bird cards

DIY outdoor bird art

For the Birds:

Pinecone bird feeder

Hanging bird basin

Better bird feeding tips

Suet bird feeder

Pumpkin bird feeder

Bird food

Sparkling ice wreath feeder

Gourd bird houses

New Year, New You

Today on this very first day of the new year I thought I’d share a few thoughts about making this your best year yet.  If you feel like you’ve been stuck for a while or just aren’t moving in the direction you want to go, I hope these ideas can give you a jump start into something fresh and new.

~move around the furniture in your home and office

~move to a new house, apartment, city or state

~get a hair cut

~try a new creative medium

~book a session with a personal stylist

~throw out what you don’t use anymore

~choose a new paint color for rooms that you spend a lot of time in

~make a new friend

~do something nice for someone else every day

~take a walk every day

~try a new technique, or revisit an old one

~buy a new tool or unearth an old one

~build a website to show off your creativity

~work with a partner to create something together

~get a pet or volunteer at a shelter

What will you do with this new year to get your creativity flowing?