Top Posts of 2010


I thought it might be fun to revisit some of the posts that were viewed the most by all of  you in 2010.  That is, at least, according to my Google Analytics! Just in case you missed any of them. Here is my own New Year’s Eve countdown. Starting with Number Ten. Lemon Cream Chicken – Next time you have one of those comfort food cravings give this recipe a try – it won’t disappoint. Number Nine Snickerdoodle Muffins – yum!!  If you haven’t tried these yet you really must [Continue Reading…]

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

If you like a little heat and a bit of a kick you’re going to love this firecracker shrimp! Today’s recipe has been a frequent visitor at our house on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for the last several years.  It is delicious and it is also a total man pleaser.  They love it!  But so do the girls. It’s a bit spicy so if you like a little heat, you’ll love it. Firecracker Shrimp! I take the easy route with this recipe and use frozen Panko breaded Shrimp [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 351-357


We enjoyed a wonderful week at our house. I hope you did too! We had all four kids home for four days and I was in heaven! Unfortunately Clark had to get back to work but we have Logan and Cali through the New Year and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it. Despite the craziness of the week I managed to find the pretty! Day 351 – December 20 Day 352 – December 21 A trip to Saint Cupcake for some cupcake pretties! Day 353 – December 22 [Continue Reading…]

Mexican Layered Dip

Mexican Layered Dip

Note:  If you haven’ shared your favorite New Year’s party food please add a link to your recipe here at my Linky Party! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. This recipe is always required for any big football watching occasion at our home.  It is the first thing that Logan will request when I ask what they want.  Be it New Year’s Day or Super Bowl Sunday there will be Mexican Layered Dip at our house. It is similar to Seven Layer Dip but this one only [Continue Reading…]

New Year’s Eve Appetizers

New Years Eve Appetizers

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend with your family.  We did and to be honest I am having a hard time getting back in a blogging routine after my little holiday break.  It is fun having my house full again but it sure is distracting! But we must get ready for New Year’s.  Today I wanted to give you a list of some of my favorite New Year’s Eve appetizers that would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration or just for football watching on New Year’s [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint  FUdge

  Because I love you guys so much and because I can’t stop eating the stuff you get a bonus post today.  Two posts in one day – two days before Christmas!  Merry Christmas to you!!! My neighbor Debbie brought this recipe to our cookie baking day yesterday.  Not only is it pretty in pink it is delicious.  I like fudge but I LOVE this fudge. Debbie found the recipe at a blog I wasn’t familiar with,  Making Memories…One Fun Thing After Another and it turns out Erin, the blogger, [Continue Reading…]

Annual Cookie Baking Day

cookie baking day

Note:  This will be my last post until after Christmas.  My boys arrive home tomorrow and I can’t wait.  I’m going to enjoy my time with my whole family home under one roof!  Wishing you a wonderful and joyful Christmas!  See you back here next week.  I”ll have some fun recipes perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations! Yesterday was our annual holiday cookie baking day. Cali, Tessa and I were joined by neighbors Debbie and Hannah and Lizzy of Your Cup of Cake is home from school for the holidays. [Continue Reading…]

Breakfast with Santa


Our annual Breakfast with Santa that we host for some of our neighbors was last Saturday.  This event has turned into one of my favorite Christmas traditions. When my children outgrew going to Breakfast with Santa at Meier & Frank but I hadn’t, I decided to host my own Breakfast with Santa and invite the neighbor kids! The menu is always the same (it makes it easy): Buttermilk Pancakes with the choice of cinnamon, buttermilk or maple syrup. Little sausages Fruit Hot Chocolate My neighbor Katie also brought an egg [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cupcakes

chocolate peppermint cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are perfect for the holidays or just about any time! When I was planning the menu for the bridal shower I hosted last week I knew there had to be at least one chocolate item on the menu.  How can you have a party for a bunch of women and not have chocolate? Since it is the holidays I thought it would be nice if it also had a holiday touch to it.  What says Christmas better than peppermint?   Chocolate and peppermint is a near perfect combination.  [Continue Reading…]