• Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon
  • Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream
  • Candied Orange Slices
  • Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze
  • Copycat Dixon’s Chili & Tamale Spread
Cadbury Mini Eggs Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream. Layers of white cake married with Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting mixed w/crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs. Simply Sated

Cadbury Mini Eggs Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting

You don’t need to go on an Easter egg hunt to find some of the eggs in my Cadbury Mini Eggs Cake, but you will need to take a closer look to find all. The showoffs are sitting right on top, and don’t they look cute in their yellows, pinks, whites & blues! Not even… 

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Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon seems a little silly, but it is really tasty and fun to make.  Plus, I must give credit where credit is due - to my Fairy Foodie Godmother. Travel back in time six months to an early morning in my kitchen. As I was cooking bacon in the oven, it … [Read More...]

Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream. Fresh squeezed lemonade swirled with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream. So heavenly, it must have been created by angels. Simply Sated

Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream

Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream. I am so excited to have a guest host today, my husband, Jeff. Neither one of us had any idea he was going to sub for me until an hour ago when we had the following conversation. Me, “My brain is mush. I have this gorgeous lemonade, but I can’t think of … [Read More...]

Candied Orange Slices add the special somethin' somethin' to almost any dessert. ...an edible garnish with a sweet citrus bite. Chewy, fresh and gorgeous. Simply Sated

Candied Orange Slices

Candied Orange Slices. My Ode to Orange Oh, Orange You never beg for attention.  All you do is show up In a room, Or in a yard, Or in the sky, Or pop up from the ground, Or sit atop somebody’s head.  That’s all you ever do to shine from here to Timbuktu or at Le Cordon Bleu. Orange! … [Read More...]

Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze - citrusy & sweet with a tender crumb. The perfect dessert for any occasion and will become a family favorite. Simply Sated

Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze

I was making Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze today and wondered how this spunky fruit got its name. Do you know why grapefruit is called grapefruit? If you do, please be patient, and give the uninformed on this topic a moment to read the following paragraph. Unbeknownst to me until … [Read More...]

Copycat Dixon's Chili & Tamale Spread. Enjoy eating President Truman's favorite Dixon's Chili Parlor chili at home. Founded in 1919 & still going strong. Simply Sated

Copycat Dixon’s Chili & Tamale Spread

Copycat Dixon's Chili & Tamale Spread. Dixon’s Chili Parlor in Kansas City, Missouri opened for business in 1919 and is the longest family owned restaurant in the area.   That means 96 years for this one-of-a-kind establishment.  It is a beloved institution and has been one of my favorite … [Read More...]

Power Salad with Spicy Honey Vinaigrette is packed with flavor & nutrients. Kale, broccoli, almonds, & others then drizzled with Spicy Honey Vinaigrette. Simply Sated

Power Salad with Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

I just ate a huge serving of Power Salad with Spicy Honey Vinaigrette & Grilled Salmon (or Chicken). I don’t know if it is the sway of suggestion, the nutrient-packed ingredients, or both, but I feel like an empowered lioness. Excuse me while I roar. I love eating salad named Power Salad, and … [Read More...]

Spicy Honey Vinaigrette has a flavor profile that delivers a subtle punch without TKOing the taste buds. Cider vinegar, honey, soy sauce, garlic & ginger. Simply Sated

Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... in the land where I had young skin and 20/20 vision, there were few varieties of salad dressings from which to choose, and Spicy Honey Vinaigrette was never a glimmer of an idea in anyone’s thought bubble. Italian, Thousand Island, Blue Cheese and … [Read More...]

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply Sated

Irish Cream Pie

When Irish Eyes are Smiling sure it's like a morn in spring In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing… …For your smile is a part of the love in your heart, And it makes even sunshine more bright. (Lyrics written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.) Even if your eyes aren't … [Read More...]

Spiced Grapefruit Molasses Glazed Ham - Jones Dairy Farm Family Ham, grapefruit juice, brown sugar, molasses and the perfect blend of spices. Perfection. Simply Sated

Spiced Grapefruit Molasses Glazed Ham & Jones Dairy Farm Giveaway

Are you ready for one of the best glazed-hams - ever?   Well, my peeps (he-he) you have come to the right place.   Spiced Grapefruit Molasses Glazed Ham is the ham for you. First, let’s begin with the perfect ham - a plump, juicy, all-natural, no preservatives, Jones Dairy Farm Family Ham.  In … [Read More...]

Three-Cheese Baked Potato Soup. THE perfect potato soup with a combination of white cheddar, Colby Jack & Gruyere cheese. This soup is simply the best. Simply Sated

Three-Cheese Baked Potato Soup

Three-Cheese Baked Potato Soup. I’m fortunate to live in a part of the world with changing climates. I would get bored if all seasons were the same. With that said, I’m tired of the gray, black and white of winter and ready to see the colors of spring. If you have the winter doldrums, you … [Read More...]

Birthday Popcorn is all dressed up just waiting to party. Kettle Corn, melting wafers, sprinkles & salt. An easy & fun treat for any celebration. Simply Sated

Birthday Popcorn for Ezra

Birthday Popcorn for Ezra. We had a birthday celebration in our family last Sunday. My husband’s and my first grandson, Ezra, was born on a day when snow blanketed the ground and temperatures dipped into single digits. Although it was freezing cold outside, the waiting room inside was cozy and … [Read More...]

Homemade Drumsticks bring out the "kid" in each of us-just Imagine the ice cream truck jingle and waiting at the curb for your very special ice cream treat.

HOMEMADE DRUMSTICKS

I made Homemade Drumsticks today and the kid in me is has a huge smile on her face. Once again, I’m nine years old and hear the jingle of the ice cream truck. The truck is on the street behind our home, past the 300 year-old oak in the backyard and beyond the creek. With adrenaline pumping, and … [Read More...]