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Pasta with Cashew Creme Sauce

Pasta with Cashew Creme Sauce

A solid day creating in the kitchen. Me and my spirit helpers came up with some divine recipes. The sauce was from scratch. The thoughtful layering, the spices, the butter, the boiling, the carmelizing onions, the simmering and then the blending. Want to know a […]

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

The entire home smelled of absolute delight. There is no other way to say it. French onion soup for all. Carmelize those onions baby. Just do. Butter, sugar, onions, and yum! Don’t forget the bay leaf for the simmering. Use only the best filet mignon […]

Mama’s Love

Mama’s Love

What’s the special occasion you ask? Well, Mama’s love of course. All of these recipes I create. I spend hours in the kitchen trying and practicing. The moisture in this love is on point. It lasted barely a day. #7upforthewin #mamaslove #cakesmakeallthingsbetter #familyisagift

English Blueberry Delight!

English Blueberry Delight!

I was inspired by my Great Aunt’s recipe. I had to adapt the recipe to the things I could eat. The blueberries and the icing made for a wonderful partnership and each bite made me a little weepy. Again, ice cream, always add the ice […]

The Skillet Cookie that Will Change Your Life

The Skillet Cookie that Will Change Your Life

Fellow bakers and chefs, this is the easiest and fastest dessert you will ever make. I have worked on this recipe for about a year and then suddenly, I nailed it. It was gone the same night. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream […]

Italian Wedding Soup and Bread for the Win!

Italian Wedding Soup and Bread for the Win!

I didn’t come up with the name Italian Wedding Soup but I certainly created my own flare for the recipe. This was probably the best soup I have made yet and although there was not a wedding planned, we sure know how to celebrate the […]

She’s 18!

She’s 18!

Birthdays are a big deal. They just are! Celebrating the day someone was born is always a cause for celebration and homemade cake, pancakes, and dinner. My babes always get to choose what they want to eat and do the entire day of their birthday. […]

Muffins for Days

Muffins for Days

There are days, many days, where I can’t stop making muffins. I dream up one little tweak to the recipe and I have to try it. The need inside compels me to. This particular day, the muffins were beaming. They were showing off their beauty […]

Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Pudding, Whipped Cream and Strawberries!

Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Pudding, Whipped Cream and Strawberries!

Creating in the kitchen is one of my greatest loves. I wake up in the morning thinking of new recipes and flavors. I wish I could feed the world with my love made edible in this deliciousness. For now, I will keep feeding my family […]

Grass-fed Dutch Oven Roast

Grass-fed Dutch Oven Roast

Do you see all of that butter? This is the secret. Whoever tried to tell you butter isn’t good for you only wanted to keep it all for themselves. Butter is so good for you and for this roast. Don’t skip it and don’t skim […]