BLT Pasta Salad

Because your pasta salad shouldn’t be boring! BLT Pasta Salad with homemade ranch dressing, tomatoes, lettuce, and of course plenty of crispy bacon. Eek how is it one week until 4th of July already?! Pretty soon I’ll be going to the local arts and heritage festival then over to my parents for food and neighborhood […]

No Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Beat the heat this summer with these red, white, and blue No Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake Parfaits with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Made with homemade whipped cream (no Cool Whip) What kind of summer person are you? Do you like to soak up the sun as much as possible and find yourself outdoors every chance […]

Strawberry Snack Cake

This fresh strawberry snack cake from scratch with homemade cream cheese frosting is made in an 8×8 pan without cake mix or Jello. Its natural pink color comes from fresh strawberries. Happy official first day of summer! In my mind along with the rest of society, summer started with Memorial Day, but according to the […]

St Louis Gooey Butter Cake

No need to drive to St. Louis when you’re craving St Louis Gooey Butter Cake – a flat, dense cake with gooey, buttery center topped with a touch of powdered sugar. Grab your fork and dig it! The best part about traveling is being inspired in the kitchen when you return home. Last month, my […]

Caesar Macaroni Salad

Caesar Macaroni Salad with a homemade Caesar dressing combines traditional Caesar salad and summer macaroni salad into one picnic side dish. Last week I talked about my new tagline and how it more accurately described the recipes I make. Although I do my best to make food from scratch, sometimes I need a little help […]