How to Cook Acorn Squash

I’m sure you’ve noticed all of the beautiful squashes hitting the supermarkets and produce stands this fall. And, if you’re new to cooking, you may be a bit intimidated by how exactly to cut up and prepare them. Well, I’m here to tell you and to show you how easy it is!


Easy-to-Make Cinnamon Roll Casserole

  Sweeten up breakfast this weekend with this deliciously gooey recipe for a homemade cinnamon roll casserole that’s topped with butter, spices, brown sugar and lots of icing. It might quite possibly be one of the best baked breakfast treats ever created. And, it’s really easy to make — even for the novice baker. The trick is to buy the ready-to-bake roll of cinnamon rolls […]

easy banana bread recipe


Easy Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

I absolutely love banana bread! 🍌🍞 I actually get excited when I see those brown bananas sitting on the counter, because that means a batch of delicious, warm banana bread can be made. The riper the banana, the better!!! My love of banana bread started at an early age, because my mom used to bake it all the time. I remember when I was in […]

corn and pumpkin soup recipe


6 of the Season’s Most Festive Fall Recipes

Fall is my all-time, favorite time of year! And with the change of the seasons upon us, it’s time to start thinking about all of the yummy, festive food fall brings with it — like cozy soups, casseroles and pies. Yum!  I love the changing colors of the leaves, and I love the weather — there’s a slight chill in the air, but you are […]


Fruity Pancakes Recipe for National Pancake Day

Tomorrow is National Pancake Day! So, I’m reposting my festive Fruity Pancakes recipe for the occasion. These tasty cakes are easy to make and are perfect on their own or paired with sausage or bacon — Mmmm!

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Working the Boardwalk Wedding Photo Booth

My husband and I recently started helping out Boardwalk Photo Booth here in Virginia Beach. (As if a job, school, blogging and running a household wasn’t enough right?) Well, Carolyn Cox and Shawn Cox helped coordinate and DJ our wedding last November. And, they supplied the wedding photo booth we had there. Since then, we truly have become great friends with the two of them. They […]


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee Recipe

‘Tis the season of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. But, before you start spending all of your hard-earned money at Starbucks every morning, why not try making a similarly seasonal drink at home? Because the weather is still warm in some parts of the country, this version is iced, but you can just as easily make a hot version.


Roast Chicken Recipe with Lemon and Herbs

September is National Chicken Month, which means, after a summer filled with salads and grilling, it’s time to start turning those ovens back on and roasting up a flavorful chicken dinner! This is a quick and easy recipe that requires very little preparation. Just rub your bird down with some olive oil, dust it with herbs, and place some slices of lemon on top and around it, and […]


Banana Cinnamon Waffle Sandwich Recipe

Every day is a good day to cook up and eat some waffles! This is a great recipe for those of you that are already fans of frozen waffles. Frozen waffles are great to have on hand for those busy mornings when you just want to grab something quick and head out the door. But, instead of having them plain, take a couple of extra minutes […]


14 Honey Recipes for Celebrating National Honey Month

September is National Honey Month, so I’ve got honey and honey recipes on the brain. First up is this Honeydew and Pistachio Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing recipe, which you can find on my Parade blog (pictured). It’s delicious and different. If you have a melon baller, it really adds to the presentation of the salad, but dicing the melon works just as well. Then there’s my deliciously […]

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