Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes

These Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes with Blueberries are wholesome, delicious, and you really do make them in the blender.  They are made with raw whole wheat berries, but you don’t have to grind them.  You put the whole wheat berries right in the blender with milk and blend away.  I used my new Blendtec blender … [Read more...]

Classic Carrot Cake

This Classic Carrot Cake recipe comes directly from our Mom’s cookbook. This recipe is super old but it is my favorite, hands-down. Why mess with a recipe that is already perfect, right? The cream cheese frosting is our go-to recipe every time. It hasn’t changed and it never will. Again, perfect just as it is. … [Read more...]

Raisin Stuffed Shortbread Cookies

These Old Fashioned Raisin Stuffed Shortbread Cookies have quickly become a favorite of my Dad’s.  My mom was making them again the other day and I stole a plate full and the recipe so that I could share them with all of you.  Luckily I still ended up with a few to take a picture … [Read more...]

Lemon Chicken Pizza

We made this Lemon Chicken Pizza yesterday for Pi Day and it was so tart and yummy.  This is the perfect spring pizza, it is just bursting with fresh flavors and vibrant colors.  We started with Elise’s amazing pizza dough then layered on a lemon cream sauce.  Next we sprinkled it with shredded mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced lemons, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Coconut Fudge Bars

This recipes comes from our sister, Elise, who just got back from a week in the Caribbean (uh… jealous!) She had these Coconut Fudge Bars in a little coffee shop while visiting Caneel Bay on St. John’s. She loved these so much, she came home and duplicated the recipe (and was nice enough to share). … [Read more...]

Crossroads-Echo’s Story

I’m so excited to share this video with you!  My experience with Crossroads has really made a difference in my life.  It’s given me the energy to spend more time on the things that matter most.                        For more information on how Crossroads can help you, … [Read more...]

Shamrock Shake

It’s that time of year when everyone heads for the McDonald’s drive thru window to get their Shamrock Shake.  I am a fan of the Shamrock Shake, but it is a little pricey when buying for the whole family so I thought I would give making one at home a try.  I also wanted to … [Read more...]

Thick and Hearty Seafood Chowder

This is hands-down my favorite seafood chowder recipe (including seafood chowders that I have had in restaurants). The best thing about it is that you can use what you have on hand! Last time we made this we stirred in some fresh lobster and oh. my. gosh. it was delicious. Crab meat would be a … [Read more...]

Cajun Fried Chicken Po’ Boys

These Cajun Fried Chicken Po’ Boys are the prefect way to celebrate Mardi Gras!  I ordered several different Po’ Boys when I visited New Orleans, but the spicy chicken ones were my very favorite!  This chicken is pan fried in cajun spices, placed on a french roll that is layered with spicy remoulade sauce, and topped with … [Read more...]

Easy Cheesy Manicotti

If you love cheese – this is the recipe for you! There is cheesy goodness in every bite of this Easy Cheesy Manicotti. What makes this manicotti so easy? You don’t have to boil the manicotti noodles before baking! This really simplifies the process of making manicotti, and this is why it is a go-to … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

This sour cream lemon pie is an all-around winner.. and it is SO easy! I know I might be jumping the gun a little because this is a Summer/Spring recipe and it isn’t even Valentine’s Day yet, but I can’t help myself! We have had a little taste of warm weather and I am in … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Brownies

These Red Velvet Brownies are the perfect dessert for the people you love on Valentines Day!  They are going to love the rich red velvet with bits of mini chocolate chips mixed in, topped with a rich and creamy cream cheese frosting, then drizzled with a delicious vanilla raspberry sauce and sprinkled with more little … [Read more...]

Disney Resort Vacation Giveaway from Smucker’s Uncrustables

We are so excited to share this amazing 5 day/4 night Disney Vacation for 4 people sponsored by Disney and Smucker’s Uncrustables!! Smucker’s Uncrustables is calling all Disney Side adventurers! From January 20 through February 16, consumers can share a photo of their family showing their Disney Side being wild world wanderers, true believers, tireless … [Read more...]