Power Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

                A kale salad just doesn’t sound appetizing. I know kale is good for a person, but I’ve tried to eat it before and, well, no thank you! I wasn’t impressed. Fast forward…

Making Ricotta Cheese

  Apparently, today is National Cheese Day–I didn’t even know that was a thing. It’s a good thing that yesterday I decided to make homemade ricotta cheese to celebrate. I visited a cheese factory once and it seemed as if…

Easter Treats

                          Let’s hop to it and create a fun Easter treat for kids–or anyone for that matter. It’s a matter of melting, dipping and sticking. Let’s go!  …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Here’s a cake with a WOW factor. It’s ultra-moist and has a delicious, buttery, cream cheese flavor that just can’t be beat. I made this for a friend on her birthday. She (and her husband) LOVED it! The two of…

Cinnamon Roll Pull-apart Bread

Not long ago a friend shared a video for pull-apart cinnamon bread on Facebook that looked delicious, so I, of course, shared it so I’d have it for a rainy day. A bunch of my friends saw the post and…

3 Ways To Use Protein Powder

                                            Do you have some protein powder left from your New Years’ resolution? Are you looking for a different…

Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole

Imagine a low calorie pasta dish with robust flavor, fresh ingredients and a pack of protein. Yep, yep and yep. This has it all.     Nothing says “comfort food” like a goulash-type casserole. This particular casserole has the aforementioned…

Lemon Cake Truffles

Here comes the sun! It may be snowy where you are but these lemon cake truffles will remind you of the citrus-y summer. Take a bite and dream of your favorite beach and the warm sun on your shoulders! Let’s…

Chocolate Haystacks

As much as I love to bake, sometimes you just need a quick, easy, no-bake cookie–and are that go-to for me.  I remember my mom making these around the holidays when I was a child.  Mom had a repertoire of…

Buckeyes

    What’s not to love about the great combination of peanut butter and chocolate? I’m from the great state of Ohio where buckeyes abound–whether it’s the tree, the sports or the candy. A favorite all around! Sometimes I just…

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