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Tomato Jam

 Posted by at 8:23 pm on October 7, 2016  1 Response »
Oct 072016
 
Tomato Jam

Tomatoes. Tomatoes are all over my counter, and a ton, maybe literally are still left in my garden. My hubby planted 7 tomato plants this year, I think secretly hoping I’d make a lot of salsa. And I have. 4 batches in fact. But I’m done with salsa. I wanted something yummy, something different. So […]

(NEW) Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes

 Posted by at 9:15 am on July 1, 2016  Comments Off on (NEW) Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes
Jul 012016
 
(NEW) Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes

I’m known to #stressbake. It’s a thing, I promise. So these beauties were born. And they were eaten almost as fast as I made them. Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes 1 box white cake mix 1 1/2 cups lite coconut milk 3 eggs 1 tbsp. coconut extract 1/2 cup butter 3 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup […]

Simple Guacamole

 Posted by at 8:50 am on July 1, 2016  Comments Off on Simple Guacamole
Jul 012016
 
Simple Guacamole

Avocado. Not only is it beautiful to look at (one of my favorite colors in the entire food world) it’s a great base for so many recipe ideas. Guacamole. It’s always the star of the party, the first dish to get scraped clean with a tortilla chip. Make this recipe your family favorite this summer. […]

Summer drinks for the family on Studio 5

 Posted by at 7:39 am on July 1, 2016  Comments Off on Summer drinks for the family on Studio 5
Jul 012016
 
Summer drinks for the family on Studio 5

I literally had the best time writing these recipes for “family” inspired drinks for the patio/pool this summer. I’ve already made the mint mojito one 3+ times and I’m doing it again for the 4th of July celebration. Super easy, few ingredients, and you can whip up some fabulous drinks for your next summer get […]

Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burger

 Posted by at 8:26 pm on June 22, 2016  Comments Off on Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burger
Jun 222016
 
Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burger

Let’s talk about burgers for a second. It’s a summer staple at our house, and I’m always looking for more ways to serve them than just the staples of ketchup, mustard, pickles… you get the drill. So I thought, why not add some island flare? Teriyaki is one of my favorite flavors, and I had […]

Blueberry Hand Pies

 Posted by at 8:13 pm on June 22, 2016  Comments Off on Blueberry Hand Pies
Jun 222016
 
Blueberry Hand Pies

I haven’t baked in about 2 weeks except for an occasional dinner…. I’ve been sick and its so dang hot here. Even I don’t want to bake. The last thing I need is a hot kitchen. But today was an exception. My friend Holly shot me a text last weekend about this recipe, and the […]

A pretty picnic on Studio 5

 Posted by at 4:59 pm on June 22, 2016  Comments Off on A pretty picnic on Studio 5
Jun 222016
 
A pretty picnic on Studio 5

Oh, my… summer is here!! And it’s time to P.A.R.T.Y! So let’s start at the beginning and talk about food. My favorite part. Food. I had a blast with this pretty picnic menu for Studio 5. It has all of my favorite treats rolled into one meal- a meal that your whole family will enjoy. […]

Twice Baked Potato Salad

 Posted by at 4:54 pm on June 22, 2016  Comments Off on Twice Baked Potato Salad
Jun 222016
 
Twice Baked Potato Salad

My favorite side dish of the summer is this Twice Baked Potato Salad. Better than any original potato salad recipe, it has huge flavor, and that comes with a secret way of flavoring the potatoes after you cook them while they are still hot. It came from my grandma Lu’s potato salad recipe that I’ve […]

PBB & J Muffins (Peanut Butter, Banana & Jelly)

 Posted by at 6:00 am on April 25, 2016  Comments Off on PBB & J Muffins (Peanut Butter, Banana & Jelly)
Apr 252016
 
PBB & J Muffins (Peanut Butter, Banana & Jelly)

I’m always on the lookout for great after school snacks for the kiddos. And this one was really fabulous. Tasted like a PB & J- with a little bit of healthy stuff thrown in for good measure. The sweetness of the bananas, allows me to add almost no sugar, and I’m a huge fan of […]

Coconut Cream Pie Sugar Cookies

 Posted by at 6:00 am on April 22, 2016  1 Response »
Apr 222016
 
Coconut Cream Pie Sugar Cookies

Oh, yes I did. And I’m finally getting around to publishing the recipe. They are full of coconut flavor, with a creamy frosting and a chewy soft sugar cookie. They way a sugar cookie should be. IMHO. Coconut Cream Pie Sugar Cookies 1 cup softened butter 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup […]