“Frozen” Cream Cheese Cookies

                                  My grandma’s cream cheese cookies have been making an appearance at Christmas since I was a child. Perhaps it is the tradition of having them only in December, but it makes me wonder why I don’t bake these […]


We homeschool our daughter, and for social studies last month we focused on Christmas Around the World. For every country we studied, we made an accompanying craft or food item. Kugel made its appearance when we learned about Israel and what Christians and Jewish people eat there during the holidays. Originally I was going to […]

Chipotle Shrimp & Mushroom Alfredo

Are you like me and usually keep at least one block of cream cheese on hand in the refrigerator? The only problem I ever seem to have is realizing that the expiration date is close by, with no specific recipe to use it with. The Philadelphia website from Kraft is a great resource for finding […]

Awesome Autumn Desserts

It’s that time of the year again. My kitchen is full of my favorite autumn themed foods. There are apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, candy corn, candy corn M&M’s…The smells are as enticing as the tastes themselves. Here is a rundown of my favorite autumn themed desserts. Yum! Marie-Helenes Apple Cake Pumpkin White Chocolate Bars Pumpkin […]

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

I love trying out new slow cooker recipes. When I saw the cream cheese chicken chili on Plain Chicken and then again on Six Sisters’ Stuff, I couldn’t wait to try it. I have a very large slow cooker, so when I make recipes in it, I often double the ingredients to make a huge […]

“Philly” Orange Creme Sugar Cookies

  One of my favorite Christmas cookies is my grandmother’s “philly” sugar cookies. Yes, I do realize it is long past Christmas, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play around with a recipe, right? So here we are…”philly” sugar cookies flavored with a Duncan Hines Frosting Creations ‘orange creme’ packet. As if these cookies didn’t […]

“Philly” Sugar Cookies

Today I would like to share with you a recipe that came from my grandmother. Every Christmas she would make a huge tray of cookies…everything from brownies to hermits to these lovely cream cheese treasures. They were always the first to disappear from the tray, and it’s no wonder because they are SO incredibly delicious. […]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (The BEST)!

Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cake Carrot Cake Batter After baking in the oven for 40 minutes A thick layer of cream cheese frosting blankets the carrot cake. Delicious side view My family has used the same recipe for carrot cake since I was a little girl. It has shown up at many Easter dinners, and […]

Vanilla Bean Gooey Butter Cookies

Vanilla Bean Gooey Butter Cookies I scooped the dough onto cookie sheets rather than rolling it into balls. The cookies will come out soft and fluffy. Just look at those gooey crackles! You may have seen recipes for gooey butter cookies floating around the internet. Basically, they are the cookie form of Paula Deen’s gooey butter […]

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies      This recipe is dedicated to my awesome nephew Matthew. Last month he visited my parents’ house for a month, where he worked for my dad to save up money for his car insurance. My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed several visits and outings with them during his stay. One night […]