Copycat Wendys Frosty Recipe

wendys frosty knockoff

One of my favorite memories as a kid is eating Wendys frostys.  They were a rare treat, since my mom wasn't a fan of buying us fast food.  But once I started driving, I would occasionally drive by Wendys and get a frosty and some fries.  Don't you love dipping your fries in the frosty?  I want to create that same memory for my kid but eating ice cream at Wendy's is actually not my favorite kid activity--it always ends in a mess.  And they usually … [Read more...]

New England Clam Chowder

clam chowder

We are big fans of clam chowder in my house.  There's really nothing like it, and it's best fresh.  And by 'fresh', I mean mostly fresh veggies but I also use some canned goods too.  I don't live near the ocean and so getting fresh clams is not really a priority--especially when the canned clams are pretty darn good.  And ps, super convenient. It's not unlike making a pasta dish or another kind of soup.  The secret to really flavorful … [Read more...]

Cookie Butter Milkshake

cookie butter milkshake

I love cookie butter but I have a hard time figuring out how to use it.  I feel like it's a little too rich for me to eat on things like toast or in a sandwich but I love the taste of it!  So I decided a milkshake would be a good way to use this wonderful stuff--the ultimate way to have milk and cookies! I got my favorite milk, called Meadow Gold DairyPure Milk.  I love this stuff because it's just what it says--pure.  DairyPure Milk is … [Read more...]

12 Amazing Salmon Recipes

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In the summer, there's nothing better than a great salmon fry with family and friends to eat yummy food and celebrate the summer!  And then you can keep eating it the rest of the year to take you back to those lazy, hazy, crazy summer days.  But if cooking salmon is intimidating to you salmon newbies, all it takes is the perfect recipe to get your confidence in cooking this tender fish and wowing your entire family! Here's a list of 15 amazing … [Read more...]

Cake Mix White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

lemon cake mix cookies

That's kind of a mouthful-- cake mix white chocolate lemon cookies!  And what a delicious mouthful it is.  I am super duper addicted to these and literally can't stop eating them. We had a family dinner tonight and I was in charge of dessert.  I wanted to make something fast and easy and these are as easy as a mix.  Well technically they are a mix, but a mix you just might already have in your pantry...cake mix!   And if you don't, stock … [Read more...]

Island Spice Chicken and Coconut Rice

island spice chicken

Awhile ago, my sister made me this amazing dinner--Island Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Rice.  It uses pork tenderloin, which is kind of an expensive cut of meat and too much food for my small eating family, so today I decided to try this recipe with chicken tenderloins instead.  Island Spice Chicken and Coconut Rice--it's amazing and sweet and a party in your mouth! First you will defrost a bunch of chicken tenders (that's the great thing … [Read more...]

Shamrock Cracker Toffee

mint chocolate cracker toffee

Want to try a glorious and easy treat?  Time for some Shamrock cracker toffee!  I usually call this stuff 'crack' but it's starting to get a bad rap.  So now it's 'Cracker Toffee' to all y'all.  (It'll still remain Crack to my family.) This is my regular go-to for holiday related treats.  It's delicious and chocolatey and you can add any kind of festive topping to make it perfect for any holiday.  This month's edition is mint M&Ms and … [Read more...]

Fast and Easy Bread

cut bread

Have you ever made bread?  I have made bread several times but in my mind it always seemed like a very long, arduous process.  But maybe that's because I somehow became the go-to roll maker for family events and always have to quadruple the recipe.  And THAT, my friends, is a long arduous process. But this fast and easy bread recipe I got from my sister is so awesome.  It's super fast, super easy, and anyone who is intimidated by making … [Read more...]