Dina Dishes: Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Dina Dishes: Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Lasagna Recipe

  It was a definite fan girl moment when I had the chance to chat with Dina Deleasa from Dish it Girl over the phone recently. We chatted about her new fame as Hallmark Home & Family’s Best Home Cook winner, being apart of VH1’s “Married to Jonas” (I watched every single episode at least twice!), and what it takes to get a delicious meal on the table when you’re in a pinch and want a dish that’s easy and always a hit with your family. That fun conversation brought…

Five Ingredient Honey Lemon Hummus Recipe

Five Ingredient Honey Lemon Hummus Recipe

Whipping up a batch of basic hummus is easy peasy. Whipping up a batch of Honey Lemon Hummus is just as easy. This recipe uses only five ingredients and the result is sweet with just a hint of tart from the freshly-squeezed lemon. Jumping on board with the top down recipes that I can’t get enough of, I created a quick YouTube video showing the steps and just how easy it is to make. Ingredients Save Print Five Ingredient Honey Lemon Hummus Recipe Author: Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! Recipe…

Chocolate Raspberry Meringue Cookies: Super Easy Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Meringue Cookies: Super Easy Recipe

When I don’t have a ton of time to bake but still want to add a sweet touch to our table, I love trying cookie recipes that are quick and easy- and no fail. So I went on a hunt yesterday for decadent chocolate cookies that I’ve never tried before and came across Once Upon a Chef’s recipe for Fudgy Double Chocolate Meringues. Curiosity piqued, I thought that yes, her recipe looks delicious, but I can tweak it to give it a Valentine’s Day spin with raspberry! The cookies have…

The Chocolate Cupcake Recipe that I Almost Didn’t Publish- and American Express Gift Card Giveaway!

The Chocolate Cupcake Recipe that I Almost Didn’t Publish- and American Express Gift Card Giveaway!

This post was sponsored by The Women Bloggers, Ghirardelli, and Josh Cellars Wine as part of an influencer campaign. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. It’s February- the month of decadence. Sure, I’ve been trying to eat healthy and cut back on the sweets, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and when I think Valentine’s Day, I think chocolate. And red wine. So, I headed to my local Wal Mart and picked up some of the best chocolate I know- Ghirardelli Dark. The squares melt beautifully and…

4 ingredient Hummus Recipe

4 ingredient Hummus Recipe

There’s something to be said about making your own hummus. First off, the flavor is so much more complex than store-bought. Second, you can tweak the recipe depending on what consistency you like, additional ingredients, and texture. I’ve tried a couple of online hummus recipes and I’ve tweaked the best of them to suit my family’s style. Plus, this basic recipe is only FOUR ingredients. Ready for some deliciousness? Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1 can of Organic Garbanzo Beans (if you can’t find organic you can use regular) 1/2 Cup Tahini…

Homemade Holiday: Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

Homemade Holiday: Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

Just the thought of a sweet and savory snack makes my mouth water. This one, chocolate covered pretzels, uses only two ingredients, is quick and easy, and makes a great homemade holiday gift. Wrap a few in pretty cellophane bags, tie with a ribbon, and you’re on your way to becoming friend/relative of the year! Ready for this simple tutorial? You’ll need 12 pretzel rods and 1/2 to one bag of milk chocolate chips. Ingredients for 12 Chocolate Covered Pretzels 12 Pretzel Rods 1/2 to 1 bag of Milk Chocolate…

Easy Oatmeal Apple Tart

Easy Oatmeal Apple Tart

If you’re like I am, you can’t resist buying apples in large quantities during autumn. I always find it a blast to create recipes using my family’s favorite ingredients (in this case it’s oatmeal for Mr. Locke) and I also like to make them fast and easy.  This time around it’s Oatmeal Apple Tart filled with ripe apple slices and steel cut oatmeal for texture. Don’t have steel cut? Go ahead and use regular.  Ingredients Preheat oven to 350 Degrees For the Filling 4-5 large apples of your choice 3…

Oven Lovin’: White Chocolate Mulberry Scones

Oven Lovin’: White Chocolate Mulberry Scones

I really love my backyard when it’s mulberry season! I grab the ladder and climb up our 35-feet tall mulberry tree and start plucking the ripened fruit. Here’s why my family loves mulberry season: white chocolate mulberry scones. Using a basic recipe from Food Network’s one and only Alton Brown, I tweaked it to accommodate the mulberries and white chocolate. This recipe is always a hit at my house and I barely get the scones onto a plate before they’re completely devoured. White Chocolate Mulberry Scones Recipe Preheat oven to…

Oven Lovin: Dessert Paninis

Oven Lovin: Dessert Paninis

Fess up: how many of you jumped on the panini bandwagon and purchased an expensive panini maker, only to have it sit in the cupboard collecting dust? No worries, I’m guilty as well. In between writing articles, being a mother and wife, and doing household chores, if I have a chance to watch the tele I love watching Food Network. It just so happens that I was watching Pioneer Woman  and she made a fun take on paninis and swapped out the savory with sweet. With only a few ingredients that…

Oven Lovin’: Ma’s Recipes Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice

Oven Lovin’: Ma’s Recipes  Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice

Remembering my mother’s cabbage rolls and finding her recipe in a stack as thick as a book was a happy coincidence. I just purchased a beautiful head of cabbage and was uncertain what I wanted to make with it, but it was too pretty to pass up. So, when I came across the recipe it was a no-brainer. I’ve tweaked it a bit and used brown rice instead of white rice (the texture is better and it’s healthier, folks), and instead of only using tomato soup, I mixed it with…