Bacon-wrapped sweet and spicy chicken

Bacon-wrapped sweet and spicy chicken

Bacon. I wanted some. I wrote about a Baconfest recently and I have just been thinking about eating some bacon. So I decided to incorporate it into dinner. Plus, lucky me, I found an awesome deal on bacon. This had a bit of kick to it, more than I expected. It smelled amazing (until the … Continue reading

Rolo-stuffed sugar cookies

Rolo-stuffed sugar cookies

I’ve wanted to try stuffing cookie dough with something else for awhile now. A trip to the grocery store this weekend provided an excuse to try. The tube of cookie dough was 50 percent off. I’m sold on the awesomeness. Look at that! Yum. Two ingredients: sugar cookie dough and Rolos. I unwrapped two dozen … Continue reading

Jewelry organizer

Jewelry organizer

Hey all, sorry I’ve been absent as of late. Life has gotten a bit hectic. I have been working on a couple of crafts. Remember that cake, cookie/treat stand I made? Well, I decided to use that idea to clear off my dresser: For the full directions, check out my Homespun column. But it’s so … Continue reading

Honey Beer Bread

Honey Beer Bread

I am not a fan of beer. I just don’t get it. The taste has just never appealed to me. However, beer bread? That’s something I can get behind. I never stock beer in my fridge, but I usually can snag a leftover bottle from a family party. This is the second time I’ve made … Continue reading

Marinara, alfredo pasta bake

Marinara, alfredo pasta bake

Quick and tasty dinner recipe anyone? This is one yummy recipe. I don’t know why I haven’t mixed marinara and alfredo before. I found this recipe on Pearls, Handcuffs and Happy Hour. Ingredients: – 1 jar of alfredo (mine was 16 oz.) – 1 jar of marinara sauce (this was 23 oz.) – 1 box … Continue reading

Chocolate, cream cheese cake bars

Chocolate, cream cheese cake bars

I brought the pan of these (ok… I hoarded about three for myself) to work. They got rave reviews, although I had a hard time trying to figure out what to call them. I kept saying dessert bars. I got the recipe from Averie Cooks and they were originally called “White and Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese … Continue reading

Raspberry Hug, Pretzel and an M

Raspberry Hug, Pretzel and an M

Doing a twist on this recipe for Valentine’s Day. Hershey’s released a raspberry hug for the holiday and I happen to love raspberry. This is such a simple recipe, and it lasts a while. Ingredients: raspberry hugs, Valentine’s Day M&Ms and the Snaps Pretzels in the waffle pattern (or pretzel Os if you can find … Continue reading

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

I have a newfound love for Buffalo sauce, even though it sets my mouth on fire every single time. I found this recipe on Emily Bites and I had all the ingredients. The only thing I didn’t have was milk to tame the hotness. But it burned so good. ha! How good does that look? Ingredients: … Continue reading

Homemade Tootsie Rolls… almost

Homemade Tootsie Rolls… almost

This was one recipe I was really hoping would turn out. I started off making it ok and then the end result was bad. Darn. So these are the homemade tootsie rolls from Food 52. I had all the ingredients to start off with, so I thought why not. Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup … Continue reading