Seven Week Bran Muffins

Happy Monday! I’m starting this week out right by sharing my VERY favorite Bran Muffin recipe with you. WAIT! Don’t Run Away! I promise this is not your typical “rubber ball” bran muffin. It’s light, airy, moist, flavorful and will be one of your family’s very favorite muffin recipes. Best part…(there’s always a “Best Part”)…you can make them up today and store them in your refrigerator for up to 7 weeks and bake them off when needed. Some tonight…some next week! This recipe ALWAYS receives RAVE reviews! I promise…cross my heart! Don’t let that “B” word scare ya…

Wedding Cupcakes ~ Ally and Spencer’s Big Day!

As promised…I’m sharing the cupcake photo’s from Ally and Spencer’s wedding! It was a wonderful evening and they are a beautiful couple. They held the wedding and reception in a darling venue…a little barn in Draper, Utah. It was the perfect setting for these fun and flavorful cupcakes…

Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake

Today I’m sharing a wonderful Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake. Yum! I’m a coffee cake fan! Always have been. What makes coffee cake… coffee cake? The batter is heavier than your usual cake batter. It’s one of the reason’s the “bundt” pan was invented and became popular in the 1950’s. The hole in the center allowed for the heavier batter to cook all the way through without having the center still “doughy” and uncooked. They also generally do not have frosting. The tradition of coffee cake came from the Danish around the 17th century when it became custom to have a sweet cake with their coffee. Maybe it’s the English blood that runs through my veins but, whatever the reason…I just know I L.O.V.E. a good, easy to make, coffee cake and…THIS is all that and more! Come take a peek…ya know ya want to…

Chicken Rice Casserole

It’s beginning to feel like Fall! With school starting back up and the leaves changing color, I’ve been craving good old home style comfort food! The kind Grandma use to make. This Chicken Rice casserole has long been a family favorite and fits the bill perfectly! Even your picky eaters are going to love this simple easy to make casserole…

Homemade Taquitos

I asked… You answered! Several months ago I asked my readers which main course dish they wanted me to share. I gave you several choices and your overwhelming response was “Taquitos!” It took me a little longer than I had hoped to get this up on the blog but, without further delay…here is my recipe for Taquitos. (Thanks for your patience!) The favorite Mexican dish of every bird at my Nest! So easy to make you’ll wonder why you’ve waited so long to try them…

Lion House Dinner Rolls

I’m sharing my “Nest’s” favorite dinner roll recipe! It’s a copy cat of the Lion House recipe that my sister-in-law, Debbie, shared with me years ago. It makes the most wonderful traditional dinner rolls you’ll ever have! They are huge, fluffy, and melt in your mouth moist! Slap some butter and raspberry jam on them and it’s the next best thing to heaven on earth! The best part…you make the dough in your bread machine! WoooHooo! You remember bread machines right…

Fresh Tomato & Avocado Italian Salad

It’s Monday and time to share my all time favorite summer “go-to” salad! Fresh tomatoes are in season! This salad is perfect for helping you use up that garden overload! It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s full of flavor, and it makes any level cook look like a gourmet chef! If you love fresh tomatoes,avocados, and have a secret love-affair with cheese…this simple beautiful salad is for YOU…

Fresh Apple Danish

I. Love. Pastries! Especially French Pastries! Too bad I can’t just pop on over to France and grab a box full! The great news is with this awesome apple danish you don’t have to. With just one can of crescent rolls and this quick easy fresh apple filling you can bring the “danish love” to your Nest’s kitchen! You are going to love how easy this recipe is and how delicious! With apple season right around the corner you’re gonna want to make this delicious breakfast treat often…

Baby Fruit Popsicles

Tuesday Tips is a post I will be doing on the 1st Tuesday of every month! So mark your calendar’s! (wink, wink) Today’s tip is for all you mommy’s out there with little ones. It’s summertime and we are all craving cool treats! From Ice Cream cones to Popsicles, and my favorite, Snow Cones. What about our “littles”? Don’t they deserve a treat too. One that won’t melt all over them and you before they can finish it? I’ve created these healthy yummy “Baby” popsicles! Perfect for baby, toddlers or even your smaller kiddos. Perfect for those “teethers” too! Best part…they are made with fresh fruit and 100% baby fruit juice and they’re super duper easy to make…come take a peek! My model is pretty darn stinkin’ cute…

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

After a weekend spent with my favorite Carb buddies I decided it was time to find my inner carnivore! I’m sharing one of my all time favorite pork
recipes! Parmesan Crust Pork Chops. They’re ready in minutes from stove top to table! They have a wonderful golden crispy coating outside, and are tender and juicy inside! The perfect recipe for novices or experts chefs alike…