Strawberry and Fresh Lemon Shortbread Bars

Looking for the perfect spring dessert?  These strawberry and fresh lemon shortbread bars will hit the spot!  Be sure to visit Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for even more recipes like this one!

I am so excited that spring is almost here.  It’s time to start planning for barbecues and outdoor entertaining and these strawberry and lemon shortbread bars are the perfect dessert.  They have just the right amount of sweetness from delicious juicy strawberries and just enough tang from fresh lemons.  These can be made ahead up to 2 days in advance so if you are planning on making it for guests you won’t be rushing around at the last minute.

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Crock Pot Pork Stew

 I don’t know about where y’all live but it has been cold here this winter.  Time for some crock pot pork stew!  You can throw all of the ingredients for this one in the slow cooker in the morning and have a wonderful supper hot and ready to eat.  It is a really easy recipe which is my favorite kind y’all. 

Crock pot pork stew -- throw everything into the slow cooker for a warm no fuss meal on a cold day.

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Basketball Pancakes

 I came up with an amazing quick and easy breakfast idea for my son and thought I would snap a few pictures to share it with y’all.  These are perfect for March Madness, basketball season, or any time of the year for your little sports lover.  Plus with Nutella on the top of these, they are delicious as well as adorable!

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Cat in the Hat Plate and Cookies

 I am joining in with a few blog friend today for a fun Dr. Seuss inspired celebration.  You can check out how to make this Cat in the Hat plate and cookies first.  Then scroll down to the bottom of this post to see tons of Seuss inspiration for Read Across America day or any day of the year.  Hold onto your red and white striped hats y’all!

  See how to make this Cat in the Hat plate and themed cookies.  Great for the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America day!   [Read more…]

How to Cook in the Dishwasher

 Today I am going to show you how to cook in the dishwasher.  Some of you may have clicked over because you thought that title was surely a typo.  But y’all it is not!  You can actually cook in your dishwasher cycle right along with your dishes.  Who is thinking that is disgusting?  Trust me here….there is a SAFE way to do this and get some delicious food in the process.  Follow along as I show you how! 

  How to cook in the dishwasher -- yes you can actually COOK in the dishwasher when you run a load of dishes.  See how here!  Amazing!  I never knew this!  [Read more…]

Chocolate Strawberry Cupid Cupcakes

 Serve up these chocolate strawberry cupid cupcakes to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  The fabulous Mary Beth with Cupcakes and Crinoline is back this month with an amazing recipe that you don’t want to miss.  Read on below and give this recipe a try for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year!

 Chocolate and Strawberry Cupid Cupcakes

Cupcakes are one of my favorite sweets to bake.  You can add so many ingredients to cupcakes and decorate them for every occasion you can imagine.  Today, I wanted to share some cupcakes with you just for Valentine’s Day.  These are Chocolate Strawberry Cupid Cupcakes.  Chocolate and strawberries seem to go hand and hand especially when it comes to celebrating so I’ve combined them for you today to share with your sweetheart and your sweeties.

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Artichoke Queso Dip Recipe #quesoforall

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RO*TEL & VELVEETA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have an amazing artichoke queso dip recipe for you today.  The addition of artichokes to the cheesy goodness of Ro*Tel and Velveeta just makes something amazing even better.  You can see how I made my version of queso below then feel free to create your own version by adding delicious mix-ins to make the queso of your dreams.  Make this crowd pleasing dish for a tail gate or Super Bowl party…or just because you want to give this combination a try!  Click here to read more about the original recipe and mix in options at Queso For All.

Artichoke Queso Dip Recipe -- add artichoke hearts to your favorite cheese dip for an out of this world snack idea!

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Dr. Seuss Pancake Stacks

 There are a few holidays where my Dr. Seuss pancake stacks will be perfect.  Serve them up for Dr. Seuss’ birthday or for International Pancake Tuesday.  Don’t have a holiday?  No problem!  Your kids will love these pancake stacks any morning as they are a fun treat and oh so good!  This post is a part of Craft Lightning this week where we are posting quick 15 minute Seuss inspired crafts.  If you have missed any of the fun, be sure to check out the crafts from day 1.  Looking for more Nutella® recipes??  Be sure to visit for recipe ideas and more! 

 Dr. Seuss Pancake Stacks -- make this fun breakfast treat any day of the week!

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Strawberry Yogurt Pancakes

 I had a chance to try an extra creamy Australian style yogurt.  So I whipped up these strawberry yogurt pancakes that you are going to love.  There is yogurt in the pancakes as well as on top of them.  Plus they are delicious.  Your entire family will love mixing up their morning routine with this pancake recipe and Yulu yogurt.

  Strawberry Yogurt Pancakes -- use yogurt in and on top of your pancakes for a morning breakfast that will leave you feeling satisfied! [Read more…]