Cakes & Frostings · Desserts · Recipes

German Chocolate Cake (My Dad’s Birthday Request Each Year)

I am about to reveal my most treasured recipe book, a recipe book of chocolate cakes no less. I might add that cake is not usually my favorite dessert . . . But this book of chocolate cakes is amazingly delicious, decadent and absolutely foolproof. I don’t even remember where I got because I’ve had… Continue reading German Chocolate Cake (My Dad’s Birthday Request Each Year)

Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

Hash Brown Waffles (Make-Ahead and Reheat in the Oven)

  Ever find yourself feeling anxious the moment you have a free minute to yourself? You start thinking, “I know I’m forgetting something, but what is it?” That moment where you’d like to relax, but somehow know you’re not quite due to relax . . . Well, it’s been rare for me to even have… Continue reading Hash Brown Waffles (Make-Ahead and Reheat in the Oven)

Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

Rise & Shine: Breakfast Casserole for Shipping Out Cattle

We are currently shipping out cattle from our feedlot, and on these early mornings my kitchen smells divine. The combination of coffee brewing alongside the aroma of homegrown local sausage patties sizzling in my cast iron skillet is unbeatable. It almost makes me forget that I am up earlier than desired . . . almost.… Continue reading Rise & Shine: Breakfast Casserole for Shipping Out Cattle

Recipes · Soups

A Rainy Day Remedy: Cheddar Corn Chowder

My favorite type of meal to have on a rainy day is soup. It’s so comforting after feeling the dampness and dreariness settling into my bones. I swear I’m going to have arthritis early like my mom. On cold days lately, I can especially feel the aches starting in my hips (either that or it’s… Continue reading A Rainy Day Remedy: Cheddar Corn Chowder

Cakes & Frostings · Recipes

The Well-Traveled Surprise Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

It may seem that I have given up blogging for lent. I swear I’ll be better about posting more often once my three-year-old is in preschool next year. I’m not wishing him to grow up any sooner, by any means, but it has been hard juggling my full-time stay-at-home mom position while also working from… Continue reading The Well-Traveled Surprise Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

Desserts · Recipes

The Potty Training Fiasco Has Met Its Match—The Brownie of Surrender

I have two children—two completely different children raised the same way, but with absolutely 100 percent different personalities. In fact, they could not possibly be more opposite of each other. I realize girls are easier to potty train than boys, but it’s discouraging when you hear stories from your friends who knocked out the whole… Continue reading The Potty Training Fiasco Has Met Its Match—The Brownie of Surrender