Category Archives: really good recipes

kick off grilling season with a delicious hot dog

kick off grilling season with a delicious hot dog
Plain old ketchup and mustard take a back seat to these flavorful ways that we found to top a hot dog!   So grab a pack of hot dogs and get ready to decide on your favorite…will it be something spicy-like a buffalo dog, or the more traditional chili cheese dog? It’s the old-school classic that almost everyone loves–the Chili Cheese Dog. Check out Lacey’s awesome recipe for chili on he blog, A Sweet .

waffles are working their way up the menu

waffles are working their way up the menu
Don’t know if you’ve heard the buzz yet, but waffles are one of the trendiest foods around right now. Once, only a staple at the breakfast table–now this tasty, crispy cuisine has become the darling of dinnertime too (a couple of these fruity versions would probably make a delicious dessert, too!)… With or without maple syrup, these Churro Waffles from The Cupcake Diaries are a real winner. Top them with vanilla ice cream and .

6 flavored butter recipes to top your favorite foods

6 flavored butter recipes to top your favorite foods
Flavored butter–or compound butter as it is known in world of cooking, is usually something that you may have only had in a fancy restaurant. It can be sweet or savory and is that delectable touch that infuses flavor into your dish in a way that only butter can. Now you don’t have to wait for your next meal out to enjoy this condiment–just follow the advice of these bloggers to make your own .

7 deliciously dreamy cream pie recipes

7 deliciously dreamy cream pie recipes
Easy as pie…and we mean it! Pie ranks right up there as one of my favorite comfort foods. These decadent dessert recipes require very little time in the kitchen, but the payoff is oh-so-delicious. If you’re ready to sink your teeth into a satisfying slice of cream pie…check out these tasty recipes– In my opinion, the king of cream pies has to be chocolate. For an authentic homemade version-head over to Melanie Makes where .

classic chocolate truffles

classic chocolate truffles
For our spring birthday sale I usually take on the challenge of making homemade treats for our firefly fans.  Inspired by our latest truffle post I decided to try my hand at this classic French treat. Since I had to make close to 200 of these I decided to keep things simple and use the classic 4 ingredient recipe.  I was actually surprised how easy it was to make these for how fancy they look. .

it’s time to try a tasty truffle

truffles recipes
By strict definition, a truffle is basically a chocolate confection made of ganache and coated with icing sugar, cocoa powder or chocolate and is usually spherical in shape. Over time, cooks have come up with a uncountable variety of these and the fillings  have evolved and been updated. Making these French candies may sound intimidating, but after a little research, I found out that they are pretty darn easy… Are Oreos one of your .

a spoonful of decadent dessert

a spoonful of decadent dessert
Creamy, sweet, delectable…just a few ways to describe pudding.  It also ranks right up there as a top comfort food-but when was the last time you made it? Take some time to check out these tempting recipes created by a few bloggers that know their way around the kitchen… Lee from Fit Foodie Finds revised a traditional rice pudding recipe and made it healthy! She subbed in brown rice instead of white and used .

multiply your dinnertime options with a muffin tin

multiply your dinnertime options with a muffin tin
I love the idea of changing up the menu with muffin tin recipes. These eats are easy to make and the individual servings make them appealing to even your pickiest eaters. Kids and adults alike will dig into this flavorful fare… Become a member of The Two Bite Club tonight by serving up Becky’s Mini Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. This crispy cheesy bite-size food will surely satisfy when paired with pizza sauce for dipping. A .

cute coconut cream pies

cute coconut cream pies
Another dinner date was on our calendar this Saturday so I saw this as another opportunity to bring sweet treats in jars ~ cue Steve’s eye roll… however he never seems to have a problem devouring these pretty desserts ;-)  A little coconut cream pie was on my crave radar so I tracked down a few recipes and came up this this yummy mix. Here’s what you need: Crust 8 oz butter cookies 6 tablespoons melted butter .

tempting raspberry cheesecake trifle

tempting raspberry cheesecake trifle
We were invited to a lovely little dinner party this weekend and bringing dessert was on my to-do list.  I wanted to whip up something Valentinesque that looked cute and was easy to make.  This raspberry cheesecake trifle caught my eye but I ended up making 7 mini versions of it in mason jars (because doesn’t everything looks more festive in a mason jar?) Here’s what you need: 1 angel food cake (or pound cake if you .