Perfect Together: Chocolate and Caramel

Today we’re celebrating the paring of two delicious ingredients: chocolate and caramel!

Seven layer bars

Caramel crunch blondies

Coconut caramel bars

Coconut caramel candy bars

Chocolate, caramel and almond crunch brownies

Caramel crunch bars

Caramel chew bars

Fudge brownies and caramel a la mode

Chocolate caramel toffee cupcakes

Chocolate caramel pie

Dried pear and chocolate caramel tart

Bittersweet Chocolate and caramel tart

Frosty caramel, chocolate and pecan torte

Chocolate caramel pecan tart

Port caramel chocolate tartlets

Chocolate caramel cream pie

Chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies

Chocolate turtle cookies

Salted caramel chocolate chip cookies

Caramel chocolate seduction

Genoise torte with chocolate and praline caramel mousses

Chocolate, coconut and caramel candies

Caramel cracker candy

Hot caramel chocolate

Caramel chocolitas

Chocolate caramel crispy cakes

Chocolate caramel fondue

What are your favorite chocolate and caramel treats?

Eggcited for Easter

Are you ready for Easter tomorrow? Here are some last minute fun activities, crafts and cards you can create today or use to entertain the kids tomorrow.


Carrot celebration card

Bright Easter card

Lavender Easter bunny card

Punched Easter bunny card


Egg-painted crate

Bright place setting

Happy Easter chicky goodie bag

Bright Easter tree with chalkboard eggs

Easter carrot centerpiece

Bright Easter mossy bunny

Yarn egg banner

Carrot burlap wall art

Egg wreaths

Pounded grass place mats

Paper Easter baskets

Egg creatures

Slipcover Easter basket

Bunny finger puppets

Easter candy jar

Mini bunny bunting

Paper Easter wreath

Peeps, bunny bunting and door hangers

Egg terrariums

Paint chip Easter garland

Puzzle piece lamb

Styrofoam cup spring hats

Egg bugs

Quilled duck

Paint stick bunnies

Window suncatchers

Cute egg crafts

Scrapbook pages


Tic tac toe

Egg games

Glowing Easter egg hunt

Kool eggs

How are you celebrating Easter?

Feasts for Easter

Sunday is Easter so today I’ve got lots of recipes for you to try for something new this year!

Bread and Breakfast:

Easter dove bread

Hot cross buns

Easter bread wreath

Spring sweet bread

Italian Easter cheese bread

Amish dinner rolls

Cinnamon bun bites

Yeasted cheese and sour cherry coffee cake

Nutty honey mini rolls

Uber berry muffins

Easter bread bunny brioche

Fritatta with asparagus, tomato and fontina

Oven browns


Easter pie

Salt crusted leg of lamb

Spice rubbed lamb chop with green beans

Roasted ham with cider glaze

Brandy peppercorn honey glazed ham

Baked ham with brown sugar mustard glaze

Orange baked ham

Ham with five spice cherry sauce

Pork loin with parsnips and pears

Beef tenderloin with Parmesan herb stuffing

Brisket with ginger, orange peel and tomato

Greek potatoes with lemon vinaigrette

Marmalade glazed carrots with candied pecans

Feta and dill stuffed artichokes

Carrot and lentil salad

Artichoke flatbread

Risotto with yogurt and peas

Mushroom, barley and roasted asparagus salad


Easter cookie wreaths

Italian Easter cookies

Ricotta pie

Golden mini egg cakes

Chocolate swirl babka

Rhubarb strawberry tart

Triple citrus bundt cake

Lemon ginger bundt cake

Meringue frosted cake with raspberry filling

Lemon ginger mousse and pistachio tuiles

Egg shaped meringue nests

Marshmallow Easter critters

Nesting baby bluebird cupcakes

Chick and egg cupcakes

Lemon macaroon chicks

Cadbury egg desserts

Southern banana pudding

Carrot cake

Mini pineapple cakes

What are you planning on cooking?

Best of French Bread

Today we’re taking a look at one of the most versatile foods, bread, and specifically with French bread! We’ll take a look at some recipes for making French bread as well as those that we can make with French bread as an ingredient.

Just the Bread:

French style country bread

French style baguettes

NOLA style French bread rolls

French baguettes

Food processor French bread

Classic French bread

Herbed French bread

Featuring French Bread:

Stuffed baguettes

Taco stuffed party sub

Tiramisu toast

Baked, stuffed French toast

S’more French toast

French toast bread pudding

Stuffed French toast

Medley crunch French toast

New Orleans bread pudding with bourbon sauce

Grilled French bread dessert sandwiches

Pain perdu

Grilled French bread

Classic French dips

French bread turkey pizzas

French bread pizzas

Spicy crawfish andouille pizza on French bread

Cheesy fondue with potatoes, French bread, and vegetables

Crab fondue

What do you do with French toast?

Color Creative

March 31st is Crayola Crayon day so today I thought I’d share some sites that you can get pictures to color from, some for kids and some for adults. I know, it may not sound like an adult activity but there’s been a lot of research done recently about how great it is for our stress levels and even therapeutic.  You can always buy coloring books for all ages on lots of sites online and many stores carry them too.  Whether you prefer crayons, colored pencils or markers, any day is a great day for taking time for a little coloring.

Crayola pages

Print Mandalas

Coloring pages for adults

Coloring castle

Hello kids

Better Homes and Gardens coloring pages

DLTK coloring pages

Family Disney

Activity Village

Jan Brett

Fisher Price

AZ coloring

Super coloring

What will you color today?

Cooking with Cabbage

With St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday I thought today we’d look at one of my favorite leafy vegetables, cabbage.

Napa cabbage slaw

Double cabbage slaw

Tangy cabbage slaw

Asian cabbage slaw

Cabbage and green apple slaw

Peanut chicken with cabbage slaw

Cabbage and herb slaw with oranges

Cabbage and radish slaw with peanut dressing

Oriental cabbage slaw

Cranberry and walnut cabbage slaw

Asian stuffed cabbage

Small rice stuffed cabbages

Rice stuffed cabbage

Pork stuffed cabbage rolls

Sweet and sour cabbage rolls

Guatemalan red cabbage relish

Japanese cabbage salad

Napa cabbage salad with peanuts and ginger

Spicy shredded Napa cabbage salad

Red cabbage salad with spicy grilled chicken and pepitas

Muenster cabbage and apple sandwiches

Red cabbage and onion tarts

Shredded cabbage

Braised cabbage

Cabbage chips

Ginger braised red cabbage

Pork and cabbage slaw burritos

Japanese cabbage stew

Gingered pork and cabbage soup

Stir fry cabbage

What do you like to do with cabbage?

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day is next week so here are some fun crafts and decoration ideas to celebrate with.

Shamrock garland

Shamrock boutonnieres

Growing shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day pins

Luck-o-the-Irish banner

Shamrock wall hanging

St. Patrick’s Day cards

My wild Irish rose

Tablesetting ideas

Leprechaun bowling pins

Leprechaun hat headband

Lucky charm necklace

End of the rainbow paper plate twirler

Crayon resistant drawing

3d over the rainbow

Fingerprint rainbow pot of gold

Four leaf clover charm

Crochet shamrock

Green throw

Crochet pot of gold

Green sheen scarf

Lucky gold

St. Patrick’s Day party decorations

More decor ideas

St. Patrick’s Day songs

Cards for St. Patrick’s Day

What are you creating for this St. Patrick’s Day?

Celebrating St. Patrick’s

Next week we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s day again and so today I’ve got recipes to make this St. Patrick’s day special.


Irish American soda bread

Limerick soda bread

Pistachio chocolate chip pound cake

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins

Four leaf clover rolls

Currant orange Irish soda bread



Irish blue cheese fondue


Smokey cheese potato soup

Beef, mushroom and onion tart

Pan roasted Brussels sprouts

Mustard herb beef stew

Braised greens

Garlicky steamed mussels and littleneck clams with pesto toasts

Wild rice stuffed cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage

Vegetable shepherds pie

Beef potpies with cheddar stout crust

Irish potato cakes

Corned beef and cabbage rolls

Guinness and onion soup with Irish cheddar croutons


Irish cream cupcakes

St. Pats green cupcakes

Chocolate stout cake

Green velvet layer cake

Pistachio cookies

Pistachio shortbread

Lime squares with pistachio graham cracker crust

Lime poke cake

Rum raisin rice pudding

Mint shakes

What are you making for this St. Patrick’s Day?

Chip Choices

Today we’re taking a look at one of the top snacks, with a fresh twist of course, chips!


Waffle chips

Potato chips

Baked chips

Parsley potato chips

Sour cream and onion chips

Parmesan and garlic chips

Vegetables and Roots:

Taro chips

Kale chips

Beet chips

Root veggie chips with sea salt

Peppered kale chips

Eggplant chips


Cheese chips

Lemon and herb chips

Cinnamon sugar chips

Flour tortilla chips

Other Chips:

Plantain chips

Coconut chips

Salami chips with grainy mustard dip

Crispy pepperoni chips

Apple and pear chips

Homemade pita chips

More pita chips

What chips have you made at home?

Pieces of Pound Cake

Today we’re honoring the simple dessert, the pound cake.  You can do so much with it, and it’s delicious all on its own!

Pound cake:

Original pound cake

Sour cream cake

Vanilla pound cake

Orange pound cake

Lemon glazed pound cake

Brown sugar sour cream pound cake

Chai spiced pound cake

Cream cheese pound cake

Orange pound cake with bourbon glaze

Berry cornmeal pound cake

Blackberry swirl pound cake

Almond polenta pound cake

Chocolate pound cake

Cherry preserves pound cake

Chocolate marble pound cake

Banana nut pound cake

Lime infused coconut pound cake

Gluten free pound cake with cranberries

Pound cake plus:

Pound cake tiramisu

Grilled chocolate

Cardamom pound cake with roasted late summer fruits

Cinnamon toasted pound cake

Strawberry fig sauce on pound cake

Pound cake with peaches and cream

Tutti frutti pound cake

Merry mocha pound cake

Toasted pound cake with citrus cream

Toasted pound cake with strawberries and chocolate cream

Grilled pineapple pound cake a la mode

Grilled pound cake sundaes with raspberry topping

What are your favorite pound cake recipes and desserts?