Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These.Bars. My BFF made these for an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar and I honestly couldn’t stop eating them. So very addictive. So I obviously had to come home and make them after making a couple of tweeks. I made them for a Halloween party, and my husband conveniently forgot to put them in the car. […]

Do you Meal Plan?

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One would think that being a recipe developer and a publisher of a recipe/food blog, I would be super organized and would meal plan every week? Um, nope. I have been a meal planner in the past and honestly it does save a HUGE amount of time and money. Laziness has gotten the best of […]

Split Pea Soup with Ham and Bacon

Split Pea Soup with Ham and Bacon

Quick… What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words… Split Pea Soup? The Exorcist? Yep me too. Poor split pea soup.  It’s long been associated with that horrible movie. I tried watching it through the slits of my fingers that covered my eyes many, many, many times. Never made […]

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

  Oh hi. Remember me? Leslie, the girl who posts yummy recipes on this site? You see, I have a bit of “recipe mojo loss disorder”. It’s a real disorder, at least it is in my mind. It all started when we got an offer on our house, I didn’t sleep for weeks… 4 hours […]

Popsicle Stick Crafts and Giveaway

Popsicle Stick Crafts

We have been eating Popsicles Allllllll summer, have you? Do you have a weird obsession with keeping the popsicle sticks like I do? You can do so many things with them. Since I am the least crafty person on the face of the Earth, I turned to Pinterest for some popsicle stick inspiration. Because I […]

Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta

We’re having a baby …Nooooo not for me…this shop is allllll closed up!!!! My good friend Aggie of Aggies Kitchen is having a sweet baby boy. Aggie and I started our sites around the same time and instantly hit it off. She is  sweet, funny and warm, I couldn’t be happier for her and her adorable […]

KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker Giveaway / Review

KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker

® Isn’t she pretty??? I can not tell you how excited I was to receive this KitchenAid® Pro Line Waffle Baker. You know those waffles you make at a hotel in the heavy duty waffle maker that you have to flip over while the waffle is cooking? Yep, same thing here. I am over the […]

Cake Batter Waffles

Cake Batter Waffles

You guys…. These Cake Batter Waffles were born out of desperation. I had a weak parental moment one evening and bribed my kids with homemade waffles the next morning if they would just get along for 10 minutes. The bribe worked and they got along for 11 minutes and 37 seconds. The next morning I […]

Pop-Up Popsicle Party


Summertime is the perfect time to get a bunch of kids together by the pool and have a party, more specifically a Pop-Up Popsicle Party. Unlike an adult party, kids parties are easy. No fancy food, no fancy decorations. Here in Florida, all you need is a pool, some snacks and a couple boxes of […]

“Cracker Jack Toffee”

Cracker Jack Toffee

Wait, before I get into the deliciousness, did you miss my last post? Our All American Road trip, courtesy of Cracker Jack Snacks..click here to read all about it. Alright, I have a tasty little treat for you today. What I like to call “Cracker Jack Toffee.” Sweet, slightly chewy, ultra buttery toffee, topped with one […]

All-American Road Trip – Thank You Cracker Jack Snacks!


How is your memory? Like your memory from childhood? You see I have an awful, I mean AWFUL memory. {cue sad music} I don’t remember a lot from childhood. Sure bits and pieces of memories are still faint memories in my mind, but for the most part…nothing. For the longest time, I had either thought […]

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese

Before I get into the recipe for the most epic Grilled Cheese IN.ALL.THE.LAND Let me tell you about a fun recipe contest Great Midwest Cheese is having.. Great Midwest is looking for the BEST GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH recipe. If you think you have what it takes, you could win the grand prize of a weekend […]