Author Archives for Laura

Sunny Peanut Butter Chews

January 6, 2010 6:30 am Published by 10 Comments

Now that the kids are done with Christmas break and are back in school why not surprise them with a yummy after school snack?  These “Sunny Peanut Butter Chews”  will brighten your kiddos day.  I found the recipe at  So quick and easy, basically a variation on the good old rice krispie treat but... Read More

Herbed Oatmeal Bread

January 5, 2010 6:30 am Published by 9 Comments

For those of you in Utah, remember to tune in to Studio 5 today at 11 am.  I will be sharing a recipe on the show.  Cross your fingers for me. As many of you know I have a love affair with bread.  Very rarely do I meet a bread that I don’t like.  Here... Read More

Cheeseburger Soup and help find Susan Powell

January 4, 2010 6:30 am Published by 18 Comments

Today I am starting out my post with a request to help find Susan Powell.  Susan may have the same last name as me, but is not a relative.  She is a friend of a dear friend on mine and has been missing since December 6, 2009.  Today is the start of a social media... Read More

Mini Toffee Rolls

January 2, 2010 6:30 am Published by 7 Comments

If you liked the recipe that I shared a while ago for mini cinnis, they you’ll love these.  I found this recipe in one of the issues I received of Simple and Delicious.  It is one of my favorite magazines.  I would highly recommend treating yourself to a subscription.  Anyway, the similarity to the mini... Read More

Best Recipes of 2009

January 1, 2010 6:30 am Published by 6 Comments

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve.  I had a fun time eating cereal candy and rocky road fudge then playing games with my family.  I highly recommend the game Blokus.  I love the feeling of the new year.  A fresh clean slate and anticipation of what’s... Read More

Broccoli and Cheese Sauce

December 31, 2009 6:30 am Published by 1 Comment

The other day I was craving a baked potato with broccoli cheese sauce.  I didn’t have a recipe for a sauce.  I wanted something that was really thick and creamy.  I also wanted something quick and simple.  I found a recipe on and went with that adapting it slightly.  It was perfect.  Baked potatoes... Read More

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

December 30, 2009 6:30 am Published by 4 Comments

I am not usually a fan of rice in soup but this recipe sounded too good not to try.  I found it over at Rookie Cookie, another one of the blogs  I love to follow.  This soup is deliciously creamy and tasty.  The whole rice thing was fine, but I think I will probably use... Read More

Apricot Kielbasa Slices

December 29, 2009 7:52 am Published by 4 Comments

Here is another quick and easy appetizer.  I can’t remember where I got the recipe from.  I love the combination of sausage with the sweet apricot sauce.  For fun, use pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks to serve these. Apricot Kielbasa Slices 1 pound fully cooked kielbasa or polish sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices 1... Read More

Layered Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Spread

December 28, 2009 9:33 am Published by 4 Comments

I found this recipe in a little free Nabisco booklet from the grocery store before the holidays.  It was with the cracker display.  It had a bunch of coupons with it along with several recipes for the holiday.  The recipe I chose to try was one that has some ingredients you might not normally buy. ... Read More

Cranberry Salsa

December 26, 2009 6:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Here is a fun and festive appetizer, Cranberry Salsa.  Yep that’s right, salsa made from fresh cranberries.  I got this recipe from a fellow member of Pinching Your Pennies, a great forum website.  So I have to saw I was a little scared of the Serrano pepper in the recipe.  I do not do really... Read More