Butter Mints

The personal ad would read: heavenly, melts in your mouth, dreamy, perfection. Make them this holiday season. You won’t regret it. (said in my best Meg Ryan “You’ve Got Mail” narrator voice….)   ½ c butter, softened 4¼ c powdered… Read more

Chopped Fruit Salad

Chop it small and then you get a little bit of everything in every bite. Serve with a spoon. Aww yeah!   Chill your choice of fresh fruit: watermelon cantaloupe pineapple strawberries green or red… Read more

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

This is seriously the best way to pop popcorn because 1) it is so extremely fresh and amazing, 2) it is so fast, 3) it is so easy, 4) it is economical, and 5) real butter! I. Just. Can’t. Help. Myself….   Note: salt amount has been… Read more

Sweet Ham

If you’re looking for an easy yet absolutely divine, tender, sweet ham recipe for Easter dinner, here you go. It is from Mary, the one who has recipe radar. She just knows what is good. And it is. All you will need is a slow cooker, brown sugar,… Read more

Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

My life is now complete. And I have Cindy to thank for it!! These brownies are a perfect mix of milk chocolate and semi-sweet. And perfectly fudgy!!   ½ c butter, softened 1 c sugar 1 t vanilla 2 eggs ½ c flour ½ c… Read more

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This one is all thanks to Winnie who not only shared the recipe but made them for me as well. Definition of a true friend right there….   Sauce: 1/4 c sugar 2 T soy sauce 2 T rice wine vinegar 2 T ketchup 1 T lemon… Read more

Turtle Cake

Holy moly this cake is good!!! There’s not much more to say . . . .   Cake: 1 14-oz. package Kraft caramels 1 c milk 1 box German chocolate cake mix water, oil, eggs (called for in cake directions) 1 t vanilla 1 c… Read more

Restaurant-Style Baked Potato

Crispy flavorful skins . . . fluffy soft insides. I saw a lady at Lake Powell once who fit that description. LOL! Totally helped us after our boat ran out of gas. I hope I’m the kind of person with fluffy soft insides….   russet… Read more

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Crunchy on the outside yet soft on the inside. Rich yet light. And sweet. You realize I could be talking about a person. I know I wish I were rich yet light. Haha!   1 c butter, softened 1 c sugar 1 c powdered sugar 1 c oil 2… Read more

Green Beans Amandine

Buttery golden almonds and a hint of lemon make them so flavorful . . . a perfect side dish to any meal.   1 14.5-oz. can French-style green beans* 1½ T butter 3 T slivered almonds 1½ t lemon juice   Heat beans… Read more