August 18, 2014

Fluffy Baked Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake

If you just adore standing at the stove flipping batch after batch of pancakes while the rest of the family eats away at the table, then look away ... this recipe's not for you.  Love to find an easier way to serve up hot & delicious pancakes? ... You're in the right place.  This Fluffy Baked Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake recipe is  for you!

I remember my Mom standing at the stove whenever we'd have pancakes, flipping pan after pan of them ... while the rest of us sat comfortably at the table enjoying a plateful of fluffy hot pancakes.  Poor Mom.

I absolutely love that this baked  version of pancakes takes away that need for someone to stay at the stove.  And I also absolutely love that it's easy.  'Cause that's definitely what I need right now.

August 13, 2014

Fruit Cocktail Fluff {a.k.a. Easy Ambrosia Salad}

Three simple ingredients.  Incredibly easy.  And a family favorite comfort food.  Need I say more?  Whip up this creamy Fruit Cocktail Fluff today in no time.


Why is it that incredibly easy dishes are quite often the best?  It seems as though the simplest of things tend to be our favorites.  Like, as we call it in our family, this Fruit Cocktail Fluff.  I mean seriously, I hesitate to even call it a recipe.  But man alive, do I love it.  Recipe or not.

August 10, 2014

Butterscotch Toffee Blondies {& How NOT to Hide Dirty Dishes}

So what happens when you take a totally scrumptious gooey blondie and stuff it full with toffee bits and butterscotch morsels?  You get totally irresistibly delicious Butterscotch Toffee Blondies ... aka, little bits of ooey-gooey toffee blondie heaven.

I knew it was going to happen.

It was only a matter of time.

See, when your house is on the market to be sold, you have to keep it perfectly clean all the time.  Every.  Stinkin'. Minute.  And let's just say that, well ..., being perfectly clean every stinkin' minute just isn't one of my strong points.

And so I had a little dirty dish accident while baking these Butterscotch Toffee Blondies ...

August 6, 2014

22 Recipes Starring Fresh Green Beans

Are green beans one of your favorites of the summer harvest?  Then check out this collection of 22 ways to enjoy fresh green beans!


This time of year, green beans are abundantly growing in the garden.  And they seem to be the crop that keeps on giving, don't they? ... Kind of like the Energizer Bunny of the garden.

I'm not a gardener myself ... I swear, my thumbs are black.  But when I get my hands on some of the bean crop from my mother-in-law's garden or from the garden of a friend, I must say I'm quite  happy.  There are so many ways to enjoy this versatile little garden gem!

August 4, 2014

Frozen Blueberry Cream Pie {& Sneak-Peek at My New 'Kitchen Playground'}

Love fresh blueberries, frozen treats, and the ease of make-ahead desserts?  Then look no further than this Frozen Blueberry Cream Pie ~ it just may be your perfect dessert.

It feels like it has taken forever, but we finally closed on our new house the end of last week.  Yay!!  And along with sharing this delicious Frozen Blueberry Cream Pie today, I'm going to give you a little sneak-peek into my new kitchen ... or, my new 'Kitchen Playground' as I like to say around here!

Now keep in mind it hasn't been Tracey-ized yet, okay?

Are you ready?

July 31, 2014

Marinated Vidalia Onion Salad

Who knew a straight-up onion salad could be so good?  You'll be amazed at just how delicious this simple little Marinated Vidalia Onion Salad is!


Is it possible to be an onion addict?

Because I truly think my husband may have a problem ... when it comes to onions, that is.  He can {and will} take an onion and eat it like an apple.  No joke.  And I don't know anyone else who does that.

So that's why I made this Marinated Vidalia Onion Salad as a treat for him.  To feed ... literally ... his addiction.

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