Ergo Chef Christmas in July Knife Set Giveaway!  Come and join us by using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this page.

Ergo Chef Knife Set Giveaway
We are having a giveaway to say thank you to our readers! Come and join the fun. We will be getting back to posting amazing Southwest recipes after our blog redesign.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


The Happy 80th Birthday to The King of Rock and Roll… where ever he may be! Make up these amazing Peanut Butter and Bananas Foster Pancake Bites and have a little ’50s inspired Cocktail Hour in his honor (mocktails work just as well!).

Elvis Peanut Butter and Banana Recipe


The holidays never stop around here until we have and Elvis Birthday Celebration.  It’s just a fun way to add a little something special to the week.  I have a couple of “go to” to fast and easy recipes for his favorite peanut butter and bananas combination that my family loves.

This year, in keeping with my “Queen of Last Minute” title, I whipped up a cute little appetizer out of my Peanut Butter and Bananas Foster Pancakes Recipe.  When I made them, I was a little afraid that my family would think I had gone “off the deep end.”  But, they loved them!  And ate them as fast as I could get the little piece of bacon on top.  Can’t forget the bacon… these are for The King, after all.

If you are about to leave work and have  not thought about dinner yet, let alone Elvis’s Birthday, never fear.  You can whip these up in nothing flat!  And I know you have peanut butter and the makings for pancakes at home.  Come on, everyone has bacon!  The bananas??? Every convenience mart around usually has bananas so, just pull in and grab a couple it will only take a minute. [click to read more…]

{ 1 comment }

White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Sandy on December 16, 2014

White chocolate or dark chocolate?  Now, that is a question.  Make everyone on your holiday list happy with this yummy White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cookie swaps are so much fun!  I was really excited to be invited to join my first ever “virtual” cookie swap hosted by Julie Espy from White Lights on Wednesday.  One of the best parts about blogging is being able to meet so many fun people that share my same interests.  Julie is one of those fun people.  She is an Arizona blogger and is hosting her 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Swap.  So, when she put out the invitation to join her, I jumped at it!

For the swap, Julie paired us up with other bloggers and we traded recipes instead of actual cookies.  I love that!  I was also excited to learn that I had been paired with Krayl Funch from An Appealing Plan.   [click to read more…]


Merry Christmouse Cookies—Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe

by Sandy November 28, 2014

These adorable Christmouse Cookies will completely steal the show at every holiday party or cookie swap this year. Pssst… no one has to know that they are one of our easy Christmas cookie recipe.   Don’t you love these cute little cookies?  I love baking around the holidays.  Especially cookies.  I love baking all of […]

Get the recipe →

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue Frosting by Sandy November 25, 2014

Yes!  You can make these cupcakes today!  Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue are a delicious treat and no one has to know you made them at the last minute.   They don’t call me the Queen of Last Minute for nothing.  These cute little cupcakes are made with a cake mix as the starter […]

Get the recipe →

Easy Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Pumpkins

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Frosting on Cupcakes by Sandy November 18, 2014

Don’t put those pumpkins away, yet. These Fall Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Pumpkins will steal the show at your potluck dinner or on the Thanksgiving Dessert Table. I posted these cute little cupcakes on my blogging buddy’s website, Summer Scraps, a few weeks ago and want to make sure I share it with you in […]

Get the recipe →

Southwest Meatball Soup Recipe

Mexican Meatball Soup Recipe by Sandy November 12, 2014

I can’t help it.  Every time I think of the word “meatball” I picture Adam Sandler and Chris Farley dancing around in my head to the Lunch Lady Song.  My Southwest Meatball Soup Recipe (better known as albondigas) makes a fun family dinner and you won’t even have to wear a hair net! Many of […]

Get the recipe →

Chipotle Cinnamon Brownies

by Candi Elm October 22, 2014

I’m Candi from A Day in Candiland, and I would like to thank Sandra for letting me visit with her readers today and show you my chipotle cinnamon brownies as part of my Easy Brownie Recipes. I was at a party a few years back and the food was prepared by different dessert vendors. So naturally, […]

Get the recipe →