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Quick As a Mix Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Quick As a Mix Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate cake recipe that is quick and easy to make and this chocolate sour cream cake is it! It’s as quick as a mix to but without all those strange ingredients they add to commercial mixes. The ingredients are simple, and so is...

Wild Salmon and Spinach Gratin

Wild Salmon and Spinach Gratin

This wild salmon and spinach gratin was a big dinner hit for our family. I’m not a huge fish fan, I like it, just not quite as much as other meats and I know it’s healthy for us. My husband loves fish, especially salmon and he’s always asking me to...

Caramel Apple Fruit Dip

Caramel Apple Fruit Dip

When you make this dip you may not be able to stop eating it, it is that good so don’t say I didn’t warn you! Watkins caramel apple dip is quick and easy to make and it’s perfect for snacking, entertaining, packed lunches and more. Watkins caramel apple dip is...

How to Know Which Vanilla Extract To Use

Watkins Vanilla Comparison Chart

One of the most common questions I am asked is which vanilla should I use? There are many vanilla extracts to choose from, Watkins has three types pure, baking and clear vanilla. I’ll help you determine the best vanilla for your needs. Here’s a handy chart explaining how to...

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake in Jars

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake in Jars

This pressure cooker cheesecake is light, creamy and tastes amazing, plus it’s fast and easy! The jars are adorable and cute! I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker and everyone in the Instant Pot community kept raving about the cheesecake they made in theirs. Who knew you can bake...

Real Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanutbutter cups

Ahhh, who loves chocolate and peanut butter?  Made with natural ingredients these peanut butter cups are the real deal! These treats are easy to make and healthier than those famous cups. I used silicone muffin liners so it was easy to pop each cup out of the mold. Paper cupcake or...

The Secret to a Pretty Crust


Have you ever wondered how to get a beautiful shiny, golden brown crust on your pies, bread and other baked goods? Compare the buns on the left and the right. Which ones looks prettier and way more appetizing? The secret is to glaze or wash the dough with beaten egg just before...

A Simple Guide to Eating

A Sensible Guide To Eating

What if there was a simple, sensible guide to eating a healthy diet? I tried to explain the food guide and our dietary requirements to a friend once. It didn’t make sense to her, it seemed too complicated and I’d hazard a guess she isn’t alone.  We can learn...

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays and a big thank you! Here’s a short video greeting to wish you the very best for the holiday season and the new year. May you always have enough of the things you need in life.   With much love and appreciation, from Melody!

How To Stock Your Pantry For Winter

While the weather may still be balmy and summer-like, winter is really just around the corner. Now is the time to make sure your pantry is ready for cold weather, comfort food, and easy meals when you don’t want to step outside. The following tips and ideas will help...