Cake Mix Cookies

I have been craving cookies like you wouldn't believe.  A few days ago it was a toss up between Gingersnaps and took me so long to decide I ended up winning out over my sweet tooth. ...more

It makes slightly over 1 dz. I hope you enjoy! Good luck with your bake sale fundraiser! ...more


All the attention and dismay over Internet Privacy got me to thinking.  I am at a loss for how this is news or why it is a “problem”.  From everything I have read, this is an educational issue more than anything else.  The fear mongering by the Media is really unnecessary....more

The Tastiest, Easiest, and Most Gift-able Ripped-Off Lemon Sugar Cookies

Welcome to the second edition of Family Recipe Theatre. Today's topic: Lemon Sugar Cookies. I am just digging deeper and deeper through the old recipe cards to sell out, I mean, share my husband's family recipes for your enjoyment. In fact, I highly encourage you to take five minutes and dig through your own old box of family recipes. There's greatness in there, I promise. So much history, so many great frugal combinations, so many incredible recipes. (And if you can find a way to modify them then the selling out part won't make you feel quite as dirty all over.)...more

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese's

Read about life on our West Texas farm at First, a story: Last night, we wanted to watch The King's Speech. So, Russell found it on Dish on Demand and started downloading it. It buffered for 15 minutes. Played for 30 seconds. And buffered for another 15 minutes. The joys of internet in the country....more

I need to test this recipe out! It looks ooey gooey good!more

Cashew Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

These Cashew Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies will be devoured by everyone. No one I served them to even knew they were gluten free. It was similar to when I made all gluten-free cookies for Christmas and no one realized they weren't, (gasp) "regular" cookies. ...more

instant gratification

It is sticky hot in central Texas this week, well into the 90s; really much too hot for mid-April. I've been working in my yard; got my basil in and I actually have tomatoes on my cherry tomato plants!. Its too hot to simmer anything... I've pretty much been getting by on pasta salad. That is not a bad thing, mind you, but still, it makes for a slow food week....more

Crispy Nutella Cookies

If you have never tried Nutella, please, PLEASE! Try it now. See the rest......more

Blogs Changing My Life

The lesson here, kids, is to write and post. Even if you don’t think people are listening, they are, and you are changing their lives. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Maybe for a day, maybe for a lifetime. Because you have the power of blog. ...more

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Hopping Into Spring With A Rice Krispies Challenge

Lemonade Rice Krispies® Chicks in Cocoa Krispies® Nests Recently I was given the opportunity to participate in a challenge hosted by The Motherhood and Kellogg’s™ Rice Krispies™. As Rice Krispies™ are my hubby’s favorite cereal, I jumped at the chance to be a part. I knew he and the littles, would be the perfect crew of taste-testers!...more