Potato Packets

Potato Packets (I use 6 medium potatoes for my crew) You’ll need: 4 medium potatoes, washed 1 small/medium onion 1 tsp kosher salt 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional, but very yummy) 1/4 tsp dill (optional, but nice for something different) olive oil or butter olive oil spray aluminum foil Wash and dice potatoes. Dice onion. […]

Chocolate Crinkles

A friend of mine makes something like this all the time. I finally asked for the recipe.  My daughter made them and it was failure, to say the least. I don’t know what happened. But what we were looking at were NOT my friend’s cookies. This year, I found another recipe to try it. And, […]

Potato Candy

I know, it looks blurry. I am so sorry.  I will get better pics as soon as I can.  If I make another batch myself I will post progress and finished product pics.  Until then, you’ll have to tilt your head and squint your eyes just right and deal with this one.  My 10 yr […]

Buttercream Frosting

Honest to goodness BUTTERcream frosting. Yeah, rich, creamy, sweet, smooth, divine! Use it for your cakes or rolled sugar cookies. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, ever so slightly softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 cups powdered sugar 2 TBSP milk   Grab your favorite Kitchen Aid stand mixer with paddle attachment…everyone has one, right? 😉 […]

Royal Icing

Royal icing used as mortar for gingerbread houses or for decorating sugar cookies. Take it one step further, turn it into flooding icing for that smooth, shiny finish. Like this: Only you’re probably more artistic than I am and yours will look much neater.  But anyway. 😉 All you need is: 2 egg whites 3 […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Oh yes I did! I kept saying I was going to do it. Everyone, but my husband, thought I had lost my mind. Come on! It’s bacon! Bacon makes everything better. Bacon is awesome! And chocolate? Chocolate is dreamy and fixes what ails ya. A combo made in heaven I tell ya! What you need: […]

Princess Cake Balls

I’m sorry, I do not have step by step photos. I had the idea and little time to pull it all together.  Amongst my normal household duties and seven children.  I hope you understand and forgive me. Y’all have heard of cake balls, right?  I posted them here, not my original idea, but I’ve shared […]