Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate and Peanut Butter and Ritz Crackers and Graham Crackers combine in these ridiculously decadent and easy to make candy bars. As soon as Karly's post loaded in my reader and I saw the first picture of these bars, I knew that it was something that I would have to share with everyone, as soon as humanly possible. Chocolate and Peanut Butter! Together, along with slightly salty buttery crackers and sweet crumbly Graham crackers and butter, more butter. These bars are super simple to make and would be a great treat to make for the kids to share with the Easter Bunny, or the neighbors or their teacher or just for y'all to devour while playing your favorite family night games. [sc:adsense ] Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars 1 1/2 C Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 C white sugar 3/4 … [Read more...]

Smoky Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

It's a New Year and healthy eating resolutions are flying around faster than hummingbirds around a feeder full of fresh juice. Talks of salads, salad dressings, homemade, green salads are more are buzz words around the blogosphere. Well, I love ranch dressing and nothing beats a good homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, or so I thought, before I stumbled upon this Smoky Buttermilk Ranch Dressing that is perfectly seasoned and spiced with a smoked paprika. This would be the perfect addition to your superbowl veggie tray, buffalo wings or topping your favorite green salad.  I think I'm going to make this and use it as a spread for my husband's sandwiches and favorite pitas! Smoky Buttermilk Ranch Dressing 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are one of our family’s favorite cookies. They are one of my favorite cookies to add to holiday baskets and teacher gifts.  These are my favorite easy, delicious and fun cookies to make with the kids because the ingredients are simple and they can be actively involved in the whole process.  Princess and Monkey both love to roll the dough and cover them in the ’sprinkles’. I hope your family enjoys these as much as we do. Ingredients 1 C unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened 2 C sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 2 large eggs 1  1/4 tsp vanilla 3 C flour sprinkles 4 Tbsp sugar 1  1/2 tsp cinnamon [sc:adsense ] How To: In a medium sized bowl, beat the butter for about 30 seconds on medium speed. Add the sugar, baking soda … [Read more...]

Cranberry Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

It's that time of year where Holiday parties are popping up left and right and the need for a dip that wows becomes that much more necessary. If you're going to an office party, company gathering, play group, bible study brunch or any holiday gathering that calls for you to bring a dish to share. This holiday dip is unique, delicious, colorful and fun. This dip combines the best of french onion dip, blue cheese dip and cranberries. 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 4-ounce package crumbled blue cheese, room temperature 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded Cheddar cheese, room temperature 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 medium sweet onion, diced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Cranberries 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup … [Read more...]

The Best Apple Pie Ever

This is hands down, no contest THE BEST apple pie that I've ever eaten, much less made.  This sour cream apple pie has actually replaced the other apple pie at our family gatherings and on our holiday dessert table.  Every single person that I've shared this pie recipe with has fallen in love with it. This pie is delicious, unique, simple and will absolutely WOW everyone you serve it to, even if you aren't normally a pastry whiz. Ingredients Crust 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (from the 15 oz box) soften as directed on box Filling 1  1/4 C Sour Cream 3/4 C granulated sugar 1/4 C all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla 1 egg 6 C Granny Smith Apples,peeled, cored and sliced 1/4" thick. ( I used 6 medium Granny Smith's) Topping 1/2 C all … [Read more...]

Spicy Sweet Chicken Wraps with Bacon and Guacamole

School has started for many of us and as parents, we're so wrapped up in what our kids are going to eat for lunch and for snacks and for dinner, that we forget about ourselves. I was pulled back to the reality of "HEY, parents need to eat too and wow, doesn't that look amazing!" When I opened up my reader and saw these AMAZING Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps on A Cowboy's Wife's blog and my mouth started immediately watering and my tastebuds yelling, HEY YOU! REMEMBER US!!!! Summary: Makes 6 sandwiches and is great on a hot day or as party food! Ingredients Guacamole Spread 1 avocado 1 Tbsp. Kraft Mayo 1 Tbs. sour cream 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced (about 2 TBsp.) Dressing 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate 3 … [Read more...]