Crockpot Chili Creation

Last week I had no idea what to make for dinner. I pulled out my crockpot and a frozen package of beef stew meat chunks. I starred at both for a few minutes and then it hit me — chili in the crockpot. I typically make chili with ground beef on the stove. So I […]

Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

Be warned … I am on a baking spree and it will continue during my two-week vacation (starting now). I whipped up peppermint swirl cupcakes for my office potluck this past week. I wanted to make something festive and unique, and of course, holiday-ish. So I got a box of white cake mix, my red […]

The Bitter and Sweet of Mother’s Day

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, the holiday to honor thy mother/spouse/sister/daughter. And while my Mother’s Day was nice, I’ve come to the conclusion that this holiday is not all it’s cracked up to be. Let me explain. Mother’s Day brings with it the expectation that us mothers will have a blissfully pleasant day. There […]