This easy Spice Cake comes from my grandma and is my most treasured recipe. Start with a mixture of boiled spices and raisins - the smell is heavenly!

Easy Spice Cake Recipe

This easy Spice Cake comes from my grandma and is my most treasured recipe. Start with a mixture of boiled spices and raisins – the smell is heavenly! This Spice Cake recipe comes straight...

This is the Caramel Apple Dip recipe of your childhood, the one made with cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. Make a giant batch because people go crazy for it!

Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

This is the Caramel Apple Dip recipe of your childhood, the one made with cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. Make a giant batch because people go crazy for it! Fall is the most depressing time...

Mexican Chicken Soup is easy, delicious, and accidentally healthy! It's also ready in 30 minutes or less and a great way to put leftover chicken to work.

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup is easy, delicious, and accidentally healthy! It’s also ready in 30 minutes or less and a great way to put leftover chicken to work. How great is it when your entree...

The Ultimate Veggie Wrap has herbed cream cheese, Havarti, and lots of fresh vegetables! Best of all, make it ahead for an easy lunch option.

Ultimate Veggie Wrap

I teamed up with Flatout Flatbread to create the Ultimate Veggie Wrap. I’ve been compensated for my time and all opinions are 100% my own. The Ultimate Veggie Wrap has herbed cream cheese, Havarti,...

A refreshing Bavarian drink that reminds me of an Arnold Palmer - but better! Try this Lemon Spezi recipe or the more traditional orange soda version.

Lemon Spezi Recipe

A refreshing Bavarian drink that reminds me of an Arnold Palmer – but better! Try this Lemon Spezi recipe or the more traditional orange soda version. I was recently perusing Bavarian Cooking by Olli Leeb and...

A photo of Seven Layer salad served in a clear glass bowl shocasing it's seven layers: romain lettuce, red onion, green peas, mayo dressing, cheddar cheese, and topped with crispy bacon.

Seven Layer Salad

This easy Seven Layer Salad recipe is a classic Midwestern party side dish! It’s the ideal make-ahead salad, too. You can even make it the night before! There are as many recipes for Seven...

The very best Homemade Granola Recipe, easy to make and PACKED with fruit and nuts! Sweetened with honey, molasses, and vanilla. Makes a giant batch.

Homemade Granola Recipe

The very best Homemade Granola Recipe, easy to make and PACKED with fruit and nuts! Sweetened with honey, molasses, and vanilla. Makes a giant batch. There is a person in my life whose granola...

A photo of the cooked black beans in the crock pot, being stirred by a wooden spoon.

Slow Cooker Black Beans

Slow Cooker Black Beans are easy to make, inexpensive, filling, and delicious. Inspired by Chipotle’s black beans, but with BACON. I like to think of Slow Cooker Black Beans as “Magic Beans.” Our family...

A taco salad with beef, cheese, lots of fresh veggies, and Doritos! Enjoy Dorito Taco Salad again or try it for the first time. You'll love it either way!

Dorito Taco Salad

A taco salad with beef, cheese, lots of fresh veggies, and Doritos! Enjoy Dorito Taco Salad again or try it for the first time. You’ll love it either way! Taco Salads are ideal because...

This tangy homemade French Dressing recipe is WAY better than anything you can buy in a bottle, and it's made with simple, common pantry ingredients!

Homemade French Dressing Recipe

This tangy homemade French Dressing recipe is WAY better than anything you can buy in a bottle, and it’s made with simple, common pantry ingredients!  There are various reasons you might want to make...

A white plate with piles of the colorful seasonings that constitute the taco seasoning mix: chili powder, cayenne, ground coriander, paprika, and ground cumin. In the center there is a pile of white salt.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Using common spices, whip up this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe in a flash! It’s cheaper and tastier than the stale store-bought packets, too. My favorite way to make tacos is to use Homemade Taco...

A Peanut Butter Pizookie with lots of TURTLES® candies mixed in makes a great crowd-sized dessert! Just spread the batter in an oven-safe skillet and bake.

TURTLES® Candies Peanut Butter Pizookie

I’ve teamed up with TURTLES® candies to bring you this insanely delicious Peanut Butter Pizookie! All opinions are my own. A Peanut Butter Pizookie with lots of TURTLES® candies mixed in makes a great crowd-sized dessert!...

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