Peaches and Cream Funnel Cake

I love Labor Day weekend. Not only do we have our “crab and shrimp boil”, but it’s also our small town County Fair. Oh, I don’t go to the fair to see the exhibits, animals, blue ribbons, or ride the rides. I proudly go for the food! That’s right friends! It’s all about the food. My favorite…you’re looking at it…Funnel Cake. Why wait? It’s peach season… the perfect time to pair these beauties up with homemade funnel cake, and a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream! Talk about BLUE RIBBON…

Fresh Triple Berry Galette

I’m kind of a sucker for anything with a European flavor and feel! Especially when it comes to their pastries. I’m sorry…but they have it down. Which is why I was drawn to the rage of Galette’s. Galette’s hail from France and are basically a free form country tart. They are super easy to make and filled with all that fresh fruit filling. This is the PERFECT dessert for your outdoor cook outs! Light, refreshing, and easy…

Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner

I love Dutch Oven dinners! However it’s not always easy to dig out the cast iron, coals, and have at it. So I decided to create a much easier stove top version. This Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner will have you tossing the Hamburger Helper for this meal that all the birds at your nest will love…

Oven Fried Squash

I’m struggling to get back into the swing of things after our wonderful Vacation to Virginia! Translation…I’ve been ignoring the garden…and a few other things! I went out the other day and found club sized crookneck squash! I hate to waste…so I decided to fry them up like I do my gigantic Zucchini…only I was lazy and didn’t want to stand at the stove to fry them. So…I didn’t. Instead, I came up with this awesome way to oven fry them! They are AMAZING! I’m thinking I’m going to keep ignoring that garden! (wink, wink) Why not when this is the result…

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

School is starting! Yikes!!! How did that happen so fast? Seriously doesn’t it seem like we were just starting summer vacation? Ugh! Well…with school starting it’s time to get back into our dinner time routines. I know your family budget has been stretched to the limit getting those “little’s” ready for another exciting school year. Fear not…I’m the queen of budget meals and scouring the cupboards for one last meal before payday! One of my favorite dishes is this Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole I created years ago when things were a little tight…like my jeans! (How did they shrink that bad?! lol) This is 100% pure comfort food and a regular at this Nest during the “kid” years…

Blueberry Banana Belgian Waffles

Is there anything better than a hot, light, and crispy Belgian Waffle for breakfast? YES, there is! It’s this fresh Blueberry Banana Belgian Waffle. A fluffy light thick delicious waffle with hints of banana and fresh warm juicy blueberries in every bite! This is what happens when you have no patience to wait to make Banana Blueberry bread. I’m so glad I’m not a patient person. You will be too…

Homemade Garden Pizza

I love pizza. Hmmm…let me say that again. I LOVE PIZZA! I’m serious friends! However, I have struggled over the years to find a homemade crust recipe I love. So I resort to buying pizza from one of the pizza places in town. That’s okay every now and then, but sometimes I want to make my OWN pizza…at home. I finally found a solution and it means you can make a pizza ready to eat in under 20 minutes! It’s SO good!!! You’re welcome! lol…

Cherry Lemon Danish

Looking for a really scrumptious breakfast pastry that will feed a crowd? This is it! I’m having this love affair with Wewalkausa refrigerated puff pastry. It offers so many delicious options. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Cherry Lemon Danish. It may seem like a crazy combination…but the flavors are AMAZING together…plus there are those 64 flaky layers…

Crumb Baked Donuts

I love coffee cakes with that cinnamon sugar crumb topping! So, it would only make sense that I would LOVE a baked donut with that same yummy mouth watering crumb topping. I can’t claim this recipe as my own… because it isn’t. This one belongs to Ashley at Baker By Nature. I did do a little “tweaking” by adding chopped almonds to the crumb mixture and a splash of buttermilk to the dough for a little extra moisture. Who needs a donut shop when you can have these ready in a matter of minutes…

Mango Strawberry Lemonade

It’s Summer! It’s Hot! I just want to sit in a patio chair, with my feet in the kiddie pool, shades on, and multiple icy cold tall glasses of this AMAZING Mango Strawberry Lemonade! Cause it’s 100 degrees somewhere… and this is as close to a tropical island as I’m going to get this year! Keep reading to find out my secret to making this easy and luscious drink…