S’mores Cannoli

Smore Cannoli

These are not your mama's cannoli! S'mores Cannoli are like no other, with an ethereally light marshmallow cream filling and added crunch with a quick dip in some crushed graham crackers...you'll never want to stand over a raging fire to toast marshmallows again. Here we are again with the cannoli.  I know, I'm obsessed but there are just so many things you can do with those shells.  And I intend to reinvent the cannoli over and over again until some Italian mom comes and whacks me over … [Read more...]

Red White and Blue Berry Tiramisu

Berry Tiramisu

Light and creamy tiramisu is given a summer twist!  Strawberries and blueberries replace the traditional flavors making it the perfect dessert for warm weather festivities.  (And there's no baking involved!) Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and are able to enjoy the warmer days.  I took a quick drive to the Jersey shore yesterday where I'll stay until Friday while my house is being painted...yet again.  Apparently, my husband and I are terrible at picking paint … [Read more...]

Sweet Onion Marmalade

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Thank you Breton for sponsoring this post and providing us with Breton Gluten Free crackers! This simple spread maximizes the sweetness of caramelized onions with a hint of orange flavor.  Sweet Onion Marmalade is easy to make and perfect to have on hand for last minute parties, whether it's a party of 1 or 10.  I like to get my friends together to gab.  That's right...gab...just talk all night long about anything, kids, clothes, spray tans, Thor.  Anything and everything is game when … [Read more...]

Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Fajita Turkey Burger

Finally, a heart-healthy burger packed with flavor!  Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup are easy to make and loaded with protein.  A great way to kick off summer without blowing your diet! I've been bitten by the bug.  The running bug.  I've been trying to get into running for years now....not really digging it most of the time because, let's face it, it can get boring.  But throw a little competitive element in there and now I'm there.  I ran my first race ever this past … [Read more...]

The Best Smashed Potato Salad

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The Best Smashed Potato Salad recipe ever and the only potato salad recipe you'll ever need.  Light on the mayo, heavy on the flavor...classic potato salad punched up a bit with fresh herbs and briny pickles.  A great addition to your summer barbecue! Greetings from the Jersey Shore!  That's right, my friends...I am typing this while watching the waves roll in on a sunny Saturday morning.  We're kicking the summer off a little earlier this year and I couldn't be happier.  Memorial Day … [Read more...]

California Cobb Sandwich

California Cobb Sandwich

Everyone's favorite salad turned into a gigantic sandwich fit for a crowd.  This overstuffed California Cobb Sandwich is loaded with chicken, blue cheese and avocado.  Perfect for a picnic or toting to the beach for a surf side lunch.  Just watch out for the seagulls. It's beach season.  I'm absolutely giddy about it, minus the fact that I did not get bikini ready what-so-ever.  But really, how could I when I make things like Monte Cristo Breakfast Casseroles and Strawberries and Cream … [Read more...]

Simple Roasted Chicken Breasts

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The foundation for many weekly meal preps, Simple Roasted Chicken Breasts are crispy, juicy and tender.  Just a few minutes of hands on time saves you hours in the kitchen during the week.  And they're better than store-bought rotisserie chicken! I wasn't going to post this recipe for a variety of reasons.  The pictures are not beautiful.  The recipe is silly, stupid simple.  It's just chicken.  I didn't want to insult you all by posting something like Simple Roasted Chicken Breast but … [Read more...]

Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal #BrunchWeek

Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal

Bananas and oatmeal are blended together and baked in the oven to create this custardy brunch treat. Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal is a wonderful make ahead wholesome dish that's almost like eating dessert for breakfast. It's day 2 of #brunchweek and, after yesterday, I can't even imagine what everyone is going to serve up. So much deliciousness in one day, I'm VERY excited to create my Mother's Day brunch menu. The only problem will be deciding what to choose! I know for a fact that I … [Read more...]

Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Salted Caramel Sauce

Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake

Celebrate derby day with an impressive Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake.  A slight departure from the original Bourbon Butter Cake, this version is layered with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel sauce. The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner.  I've never been but I really think it would be my thing....if I could ever get myself there.  It's the most excited I get for a sporting event all year and I can't even tell you why.  Maybe it's the gorgeous horses or the brightly clad … [Read more...]

Chocolate Game of Thrones Dragon Eggs

Chocolate Game of Thrones Dragon Eggs  | The Suburban Soapbox

A great addition to your Game of Thrones party, these Chocolate Game of  Thrones Dragon Eggs are easy to make. White chocolate eggs are covered with a ready to use fondant and "painted" with food coloring, a fun project for any GOT fan. My brother is the king of theme parties.  He's always attending some premiere party or hosting one himself.  I need to jump on this bandwagon myself but I'm not that organized.  I'm the person that has big plans but doesn't leave enough time to plan and … [Read more...]