Friday, June 23, 2017

Flashback Friday - YuMMMy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

You can't believe how simple this dish is...and you can make it ahead...up to 48 hours! Sticky...nutty...gooey...impressive! The last time I served this to guests, they had to take a picture to send to their kids before enjoying it. *-*

This is definitely a favorite! Cream cheese is a star! in this make-ahead dish. 

Make this good-for-you dish the night before and breakfast is ready when you're in a rush to get out the door. Enjoy warm or cold - oh so good! 

Overnight Oats - PB Banana or Strawberry Nutella

I get dizzy trying to think of words to describe this scrumptious out-of-the-world-good dish. Using crescent rolls for the top and bottom crust make it 
DA BOMB!! Can be made a day ahead. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Leader Enterprise - June 14, 2017 - Bananas for bananas

Friday, June 16, 2017

Flashback Friday - Bomin' Bean Dishes

This is a delicious dish and keeps well in the refrigerator. Refreshing! 

Once you get a taste of these fantastic beans, you'll be craving more for sure!
A mixture of 3 kinds of beans and lots of 'doctoring'...sooo good! 

An easy 5 or 6 ingredient dish...with bacon & pineapple...what more could
you ask for??? 

Use fresh green beans and taters from the garden...caramelize some onion and
you're gonna want MORE of this fabulous and flavorful dish. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Flashback Friday - Cooling Beverages for Summertime


I'm here to give you a few cooling ideas for the hot summer weather! You're welcome!  *-*

Naturally Sweetened and so refreshing...

Strong brewed coffee jazzed up with chocolate syrup, half and half and ice cream...GO! 

Step by step instructions to take you to the moon!  MMMM! 

This is a perfect batch of lemonade! Naturally sweetened too! 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Flashback Friday - Perfect Pies you'll want to try soon!


Always so honored when you take time to stop by...

This fabulous dessert is a staple around here in the summertime...
A SUGAR FREE OPTION available!! 

Low Cal Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

This is a type of a Mock Pecan Pie - try it soon! 

Simple Oatmeal Pie

A real sweet tooth satisfier - such wonderful flavor!!! Whips up in minutes...

No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake Pie

Rich, creamy, comforting...the kind you'll want to have again soon! 

Choco-Luscious Chocolate Cream Pie

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Leader Enterprise - May 24, 2017 - Memorial Day

(Recipe calls for 'doctoring' a cake mix for super good results)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kitchen Organization Tips (Guest Post)

Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner.  She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

2017 Kitchen Organization Tips 
Erin Vaughan 

Good organization never really goes out of style, but this year, there have been a lot of cool new trends rising to the surface that will really whip your kitchen into shape in style!  

Today’s storage options look nice and work hard, which busy bakers will certainly appreciate. Designers have kicked the minimalist, open kitchen to the curb in favor of walk-in pantries and high-functioning cabinets that let you keep all your equipment safely tucked inside—and off countertops. Take a look at some of our favorite new styles, and be prepared to kiss your storage woes goodbye! 

Via Decoist 

Get Yourself a Docking Station 
If you’re anything like most modern cooks, you probably rely on your smartphone a lot more than your cookbooks. A proliferation of recipe apps means that digital food prep is now an integral part of the home cooking experience. Keep your phone, tablet, and other devices all charged up and ready to go using a handy-dandy kitchen charging station. This makes a super fun afternoon DIY project, too. Opt for a letter-box-style charging holder, or tuck your digital equipment discretely into a drawer with this easy outlet hack 

Add Drawer Pull-Outs and Risers 
Baking is a lot easier when you have the right tools for the job. If you don’t believe me, try sifting your flour by hand next time! Add all that extra equipment to your load of day-to-day cookware, though, and you’ll definitely have some major cabinet overflow on your hands. Luckily, there’s a clever way to stretch the space in your cabinets: by purchasing and installing some useful drawer accessories. Risers let you stack plates and pans high to the ceiling, while pull-out shelves help spacious cabinet do double duty. Heck, there’s even a special hide-away for your kitchen garbage, if you want to get it out of sight. How genius is that? 

Install an Appliance Garage 
Counter space is precious when you’re baking, so if you have a bunch of small kitchen gadgets cluttering up every surface, you’re bound to feel a little claustrophobic. An appliance “garage” fits snugly under your cabinets and has a pull-down door to keep the beaters safely stowed away until it’s time to whip up the frosting. This is a must-have if you’re tired of wiping up crumbs under the toaster. 

Via HomedIt 

Or Put Your Appliances on Full Display 
This year’s appliances are some of the prettiest we’ve ever seen. The retro look is back, so you’ll see ovens and refrigerators in colors like blue, red, or pink, and cafe curtains hung in the kitchen—even on arched windowsFifties-style mixers, toaster ovens, and coffee makers are also making the rounds, too, complete with soft, rounded profiles and shining chrome fixtures. They’re so pretty, you may just want to put them on full display—and moving your baking activities to an island or the kitchen table instead. Either way, we fully embrace the return of vintage into kitchens. Happy days are here again! 

Create an Open Pantry 
Walk-in pantries are all the rage this year with homeowners, who are stuffing theirs full of canned goods, wine, and other modern conveniences. If you’re a frequent baker, you’ll get why today’s cooks appreciate a little extra room in the pantry. But not all of us are lucky enough to own a home large enough for its own walk-in pantry. True, you could have a contractor in to build you your own approximation, but it’s not the only solution. If you need more space, an open-shelf pantry is the only way to go. You can even do it on the cheap using industrial wire shelving purchased from a restaurant supply store—or go whole hog and and create one from some pretty wall-length shelves from a furniture store. The best part? You’ll never have to wonder where you put the yeast again! 


Use Your Cabinet Drawers and Kitchen Walls 
Here’s another unlikely spot for some extra storage: your cabinet interiors get all the attention when you’re planning a storage intervention—but your doors have plenty to offer as well. Especially when you install a few hooks on the back of each one. Suddenly you’ve got a place for ladles, measuring spoons, pans, and any number of other baking odds and ends. You can do the same thing on an unused wall—lately, kitchen decor has been centered around cozy, nostalgic items, so a few copper-bottomed pots or mason jars stuffed with cooking utensils brings on the rustic revival like nothing else, while earning you some extra room on your surfaces. After all, if you’re serious about baking, decorating with your equipment lets you declare your love for the kitchen, front-and-center.