Easter Bunny Cake

My mom’s Easter Bunny Cake is a childhood tradition that has carried on into adulthood with my sister and I. Easter day wouldn’t be complete without Zoe and I arguing over the correct decorating pattern, which even at 20 and 24 we are still sent to a time out before we can continue. Somehow we make our way through the decorating process (whether wrong or right) … Continue reading Easter Bunny Cake

Lucky Bars

I’m not sure if its just me but I feel as though celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is more geared towards adults. Aside from the pretty watercolor and glitter spackled rainbows and shamrocks there isn’t much child participation. Last year I spent St. Patty’s at a gorgeous cabin on Lake Peppin. It was a family focused weekend as the little ones tagged along. My room mate … Continue reading Lucky Bars

Drunk & Dangerous Strawberries

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day but I have a deep passion for anything chocolate so I couldn’t resist trying a new spin on a romantic classic. These strawberries were delicious and addicting. The only thing I would do differently is make more next time! They are so easy and very fun to surprise that special someone for a stay-at-home date night. Ingredients: 1 Liter Flavored Vodka (chocolate, … Continue reading Drunk & Dangerous Strawberries

Creamy Brussel Sprouts

I would eat these every day if I could. One of my absolute favorites, from Better Homes & Garden Ingredients: 2 lbs. Brussels Sprouts (trimmed and halved through stem end) 3/4 C. Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth 1/2 t. Kosher Salt 1/4 t. Black Pepper 3/4 C. Whipping Cream Cracked Black Pepper Directions: In 12-inch skillet cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Drain on paper … Continue reading Creamy Brussel Sprouts

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I love these mashed potatoes, these are such a wonderful creamy addition to any meal. This perfect side dish takes any comfort food dinner to a whole new level. Ingredients: 3 1/2 lbs. Russet Potatoes 2 T. Kosher Salt 2 cups Half-and-Half 6 Cloves Garlic (crushed) 6 oz. Grated Parmesan Directions: Peel and dice potatoes, making sure all are relatively the same size. Place in … Continue reading Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Turkey

This is the turkey recipe I use for Thanksgiving every year and I am very proud of my bird every . Not only does it look absolutely beautiful at the center of the table every year but it is incredibly juicy and packed with flavor. For anyone who is looking for a go to turkey recipe I would recommend this every time. Ingredients: 3/4 C. Butter (softened) 1 1/2 t. Poultry Seasoning 2 … Continue reading Thanksgiving Turkey

Mrs. Goethel’s Pumpkin Seeds

Hopefully you saved your pumpkin seeds from last weekend! This is my second grade teacher Mrs. Goethel’s recipe. She was one of my favorite teachers I ever had and it is always nice to make this recipe and remember her. Plus this recipe is absolutely dynamite! Mrs. Goethel’s Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 2 C. Raw Pumpkin Seeds 3 T. Salt 2 C. Water 3/4 C. Olive Oil … Continue reading Mrs. Goethel’s Pumpkin Seeds

Patriotic Jello Shots

For the past few years my college girlfriends and I have talked about making layered jello shots for our annual Fourth of July Cabin Weekend. This year I finally decided to go for it, because nothing says you’re a patriot like red white and blue alcohol laced jello…right? After glancing around on Pinterest for a while I discovered that most of the recipes were basically … Continue reading Patriotic Jello Shots

Herb Butter Rubbed Prime Rib

Each family member at Hunk House is responsible for a different Holiday Dinner. Reba (my mother) makes a divine Easter Dinner, I knock out an all star Thanksgiving Feast and Pap rules them all with his Christmas Masterpiece. Our Christmas meal usually consists of Prime Rib and Crab Legs with various different sides. Usually Pap makes his tried and true Prime Rib recipe but this year … Continue reading Herb Butter Rubbed Prime Rib

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Growing up Ma always made corned beef and cabbage for Saint Patrick’s Day. It has long been one of my families favorite holiday meals. This year Ma was sick so it was up to me to make the meal. It was a complete success and now you can share this meal with your family and friends! Ingredients 4lb Corned Beef Brisket with spice packet 1/2 … Continue reading Corned Beef and Cabbage