A Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Cake

A Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Cake to hopefully bring us some good luck this month!

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been plagued with sickness for months, with multiple trips to the doctor and even some to the emergency room.

For your sake, I hope your families sickness wasn’t that bad.

We are finally getting back to our routine and catching up on work and life in general.

If I had an ounce of energy, I would have been bummed about being sick over Valentine’s Day. I was more disappointed I wasn’t able to do any of the fun projects I had planned.

My husband and I did enjoy a nice romantic dinner at our favorite Italian food restaurant. We joked that we gave each other the gift of silence for Valentine’s Day since we had both lost our voice.

In all my years on this earth, I had never lost my voice, so I found it both comical, annoying and even slightly embarrassing. You try ordering food in a noisy restaurant atmosphere with very little sound coming out of your month.

As we are gearing up for a busy month, spring break, my birthday and then in April, Easter. I thought I would kick off this crazy month with a festive cake.

Baking and decorating a cake isn’t for the faint of heart. Cheers to all the cake bakers and decorators out there because it is hard work!

I am improving, slightly, which is exciting but getting buttercream flat brought on PTSD from when we retextured our walls.

Both are tedious and time-consuming for a newb like me, but enough rambling, here she is!

My kids and husbands weren’t too thrilled to find I took all the marshmallows out of the Lucky Charms.  Oh well.

Hope everyone has a safe spring break and gets to pinch someone on the 17th!

Honey, Lamb and I

Cake Recipe


Lemon Donuts with Blueberry Glaze

Blueberry Glazed Donuts

Growing up my sugar intake was minuscule pretty much non-existent.  Even though my friends raved about my mom’s healthy muffins, I longed for muffins that were made by Betty Crocker… at the time I didn’t know she or her desserts existed.

I only knew my mom’s brownies and muffins tasted different from the ones I would eat at my friend’s house. My mom finally joined the dark side and made her first batch of ‘’Betty Crocker brownies’’ when I was in middle school.

My mom typically did all of our grocery shopping at local stores, but occasionally we would hit up good ole wally world aka Walmart.

You know what Walmart has? Donuts. Now I couldn’t talk my mom into letting me get just any type of donut, but I could sometimes convince her into letting me indulge in a blueberry cake donut. soooo good

They are still my favorite to this day, though, it’s hard to resist a frosted chocolate donut with sprinkles too.

Heck, I doubt there’s any donut I wouldn’t eat except for the jelly filled ones those gross me out. Unfortunately, I’ve passed down my love of donuts to my children…

I love the memories of getting blueberry donuts with my mom, so I decided to recreate those memories with my kids. They helped bake lemon donuts with a beautiful blueberry glaze. Look at that color.

My kids eat blueberries like candy. They easily go through a package a day, I usually buy three cartons and try to make them last a week, but in case they don’t make it I always keep frozen blueberries on hand.

Frozen little blueberries are perfect for soothing teething babies, and they can’t choke on the little ones. I only had a donut pan for little donuts which was perfect for my daughter because she currently obsessed with everything little.

You know, kids typically want something in a huge size, but my little lamb always says she wants it baby size. So she was over the moon about their tiny little size.

Little Lamb insisted in having cowgirl mermaid in the picture

My husband came home with lilies; I thought they complimented the donuts better than cowgirl mermaid.

Blueberry Glazed Donuts


Blueberry Glazed Donuts


Blueberry Glazed Donuts

Glazed Blueberry Donuts
Homemade lemon donuts with a fresh blueberry glaze perfect for early morning or a late night treat.

Lemon Donuts with Blueberry Glaze


  • 2 cups of flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • zest of one whole lemon
  • Blueberry Glaze
  • 1 cup blueberry’s
  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Spray donut pan with vegetable oil.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt in large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, butter and lemon zest. Mix until well combined.
  5. Fill donut cavity ¾ full
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes
  7. Blueberry Glaze
  8. Microwave blueberries until warm.
  9. Add them to a blender or food processor and puree.
  10. Whisk in heavy cream and sift powdered sugar into the puree.
  11. Mix until fully combined.
  12. Dip donuts in glaze and set them down to dry. I dipped each one 3 times.

Honey, Lamb and I


Jalapeno Enchiladas

Do you know the way to San Jose?
I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way

We took a day trip to Santa Cruz the other day which typically is only 1.5 hours from the central valley. The kids did great on the way, and the drive was beautiful. Whats not to love about rolling green hills and huge windmills! I find it impossible not sing Do you know the way to San Jose along the way. To pass the time we discussed our favorite thing, FOOD! I swear somewhere down the line we have some Mexican ancestors because we all lovvve Mexican food. Eat it every single day love it. My parents are always those gringos in the restaurant asking them to bring out the ‘’good stuff’’ aka the super hot salsa. We decided the perfect Christmas Eve dinner would be jalapeno chicken enchiladas and boy were they amazing!

I love visiting my parents in California because aside from Mexico they have the best authentic Mexican food. Their carne asida and green sauce are divine. Here in Oklahoma, they focus on ground beef and queso, “authentic” Tex-Mex, but nothing can replace the real deal. I was trying to explain queso to my hairdresser who just laughed. She was like where do they even come up with this stuff.

First off enchiladas are great because they are easy and fast to make which is always a win. The spiciness and flavor of jalapenos send the enchiladas over the top in the flavor. I found green chile corn tortillas at Sprouts and they were a great addition especially since I’m not a huge fan of corn tortillas. These fan favorite enchiladas will definitely be a Christmas eve tradition and a perfect addition to taco Tuesday! However, in our family, taco Tuesday is technically almost everyday.

jalapeno enchiladas

Jalapeno Salsa Verde Enchiladas


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon The Spice Hunter Mexican Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 cups salsa verde, divided
  • 12 green chile tortillas
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • fresh jalapenos, for garnish


  1. Melt butter in a cast iron or saute pan over medium/high heat. Season both sides of the chicken breast with sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. Cook on each side for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly brown. To season the chicken, add Mexican seasoning , garlic powder, and onion powder. Combine ½ cup of cheese and salsa to chicken.
  2. To stuff the enchiladas, place about 1/4-cup of seasoned chicken into each tortilla, roll, and then place in a casserole dish.
  3. Pour the remaining jalapeno salsa over the enchiladas and then sprinkle with the remaining cheese and 1 cup of black beans. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until the top is bubbly and starting to turn golden.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and jalapenos!


Best White Cake Recipe with Moscato wine


white cake recipe

The Best White Cake Recipe for Every Occasion

First of all, there’s just something about a white cake that looks so elegant, but sometimes the taste can fall flat to its gorgeous exterior. Let me be the first to say this recipe delivers on appearance and taste. Most white cakes call for only egg whites BUT let’s get real as soon as you toss out those yolks there goes half your flavor. I’m not willing to sacrifice taste just to have a snow white cake. This cake is like your go to favorite pair of shoes. You know, the cute, comfortable ones that go with every outfit. Buttercream frosting, cream cheese frosting, chocolate, fruit, you name it you can probably pair it with this cake! Therefore, let’s recap this cake if delicious, pretty, and oh, did I mention SOOOOO easy to make!

This white cake recipe honestly never disappoints. Everyone has their favorite cake flavor, and some of us have a flavor they despise. I despise red velvet cake, sure it looks pretty, and everyone says it’s just chocolate cake. Let me tell you, it’s not, it’s all a lie. For instance,  every single time I have eaten red velvet cake I have gotten tossed your cookies sick. TMI yeah, I know. Nevertheless, if anyone has a favorite red velvet cake recipe they love, post it in the comments and I might give this red colored cake one more chance.

If you haven’t lost your appetite yet, let’s get back to the best cake ever. If you’re not a lover of white cake I’ll give you two reasons to become one.

This cake has two secret ingredients
1. Sour Cream
2. Moscato wine.

As a result, the two secret ingredients give it just enough pop of flavor to take this traditional white cake over the top.

White cakes resinate typically with weddings, but my poor family probably doesn’t know any other cake flavors exist. I make this white cake for every occasion, but of course, will change up the frosting flavor. The timeless flavor, delicate texture, and smooth taste will undoubtingly win over your harshest critic. You know we all have someone in the family that bless their heart can’t keep those comments to themselves. In fact, don’t hesitate to serve a big slice of this cake to your most talkative relatives and leave them speechless. 🙂

Best White Cake Recipe


  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 Moscato wine
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the white cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until combined. Pour in the water, sour cream, vanilla extract, and egg. Beat with an electric mix on low until all the ingredients are combined and mixed well. This may take several minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into the greased cake pan, and bake in preheated oven until the top is a light golden brown. Set timer for 25 minutes and check with a toothpick before deciding its done. Cool before frosting.

Honey, Lamb and I


Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Halloween is right around the corner to my surprise. The nice fella bagging my groceries reminded me. My mother-in-law made our little man a cute Yoda outfit and just between us she may have altered a dog costume but hey it’s cute. I guess I need to start on little lambs R2D2 costume, but it wouldn’t be Halloween if I didn’t wait until the last minute.

When chocolate meets cheesecake and the zest of an orange, combined with the simplicity of a no-bake, it creates the perfect festive holiday dessert.

Halloween for me is like the kickoff for the holidays. Once we get past Halloween time starts moving at warp speed. I think I’m ready…

When chocolate meets cheesecake and the zest of an orange, combined with the simplicity of a no-bake, it creates the perfect festive holiday dessert.

Halloween also means candy. We love candy! However, I’m such a mean mom, I probably won’t let little lamb have any, but I’m not entirely a monster because I let her have some of this delicious orange chocolate cheesecake.

Seriously. My two favorite things chocolate and cheesecake with a little zest of an orange in this adorable orange jack-o-lantern.

Oh, did I forget to mention this delectable festive dessert is also a no bake? It doesn’t get any easier than a no-bake!

Orange jack-o-lanterns are fun and easy to create! Just slice the top off the orange, and then scoop out the inside of the orange, and carve a cute little face in the center!


When chocolate meets cheesecake and the zest of an orange, combined with the simplicity of a no-bake, it creates the perfect festive holiday dessert.

When chocolate meets cheesecake and the zest of an orange, combined with the simplicity of a no-bake, it creates the perfect festive holiday dessert.

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake-No Bake


  • 7 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar
  • 11 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups cool whip, thawed
  • zest of 1 orange


  1. Melt chocolate chips in saucepan or microwave on low heat
  2. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and butter together in electric mixer until smooth
  3. On a low setting pour in chocolate mixture until combined.
  4. Zest one whole orange in the mixture.
  5. Fold in cool whip until completely incorporated.
  6. Spoon or pipe in your orange jack-o-lantern.
  7. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  8. *recipe fills about 6 oranges but depends on the size of the orange




For more fun festive treats check these out!

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Roasted pepper tomato soup

Confession time. I went 24 years without ever trying tomato soup; I’m not a soup fan, but we were on our honeymoon and after too much snorkeling (hard life) my husband got lockjaw. (Super random but weird things have a tendency to happen to him) So he ordered tomato soup that night, and he somehow convinced me to try it. Well, two years later I decided to give tomato soup another try.
Roasted Pepper Tomato Soup

My husband had one of his weeklong hospital stays for pancreatitis. To welcome him home I made a variety of soups for him to try. I decided to start with tomato soup and for extra flavor I roasted the tomatoes along with sweet peppers and onions. Tomatoes and peppers are excellent anti-inflammatory foods, so I’m trying to incorporate them frequently in his food.

I will also admit, mainly because my husband would rat me out if anyone asked, but I don’t always try the food I make. Though I have come a long way, I still am far cry from being a versatile eater. However, this time I actually ate the food I prepared, my husband was so surprised and proud. I even ate it the next day for lunch too; I’m definitely not a left over eater either so you know it has to be good. Unless it’s left over desserts or pizza. who doesn’t love pizza!?

Roasted Pepper Tomato Soup
Roasted pepper tomato soup is so delicious and has a depth of flavor, so it doesn’t just taste like your eating tomatoes. My little lamb found a big bright tomato in the fridge and thought she just had to have it, so I gave in and gave it her knowing she doesn’t like tomatoes. Probably the only food she doesn’t eat. So of course she took a huge bite and didn’t like it left it on the floor and then stepped on it smashing into the carpet. If we didn’t have a shampoo vacuum, I probably would have been a little angry!

Using fresh ingredients is always the key to delicious food! Just look at that bright vibrant color! Apparently my mama didn’t tell me enough to not play with my food.


Roasting the peppers, tomatoes, and onions makes all the difference and is so easy to do! worth it! Oh and you don’t want to forget my special ingredient.. a little bit of raw honey! It gives it a little sweet kiss of flavor and helps cut that strong tomato tang!

Roasted Pepper Tomato Soup


Roasted pepper tomato soup


  • 2 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 cup of red, orange or yellow peppers
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2.5 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice tomatoes, onions and peppers and place on baking sheet.
  3. Give everything a nice drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Bake for about 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven when everything is wilted and looks roasted. The edges of the onions may have started to turn black but that's ok.
  5. Place roasted tomatoes, onions, and peppers in a pot, add 2.5 cups of chicken broth, honey, paprika, oregano, and honey simmer on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. (This lets the flavors marry and intensify but if your short on time you can skip this step and go straight to the blender.
  6. Pour everything into a food processor or blender and blend till smooth. You can add more chicken broth till it gets to the desired consistency.


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Sweet Jalapeno Grilled Shrimp

grilled jalapeno shrimp with fresh mango salsa

It only makes sense that the time of day I love most is also the time of day I dread the most, dinnertime. I look forward to it all day. My husband is finally home, the babies are happy, and I get to sit down and enjoy eating. It’s that hour or two before dinnertime that’s most dreaded.

You know, the time where you have to decide what to eat. It’s. the. worst!

Normally I know what I want I’m a woman for goodness sake, of course, I know what I want. It’s those days where a grocery run is around the corner, and your stock is getting low, or you’re tired of all your regular meals. Well, let me just say this meals perfect for those days! Shrimp is so easy to cook, delicious and still tastes great even though they might have hung out in the freezer for a couple of weeks.

We’ve turned into weekly grocery shoppers in hopes of only eating and buying fresh food. On our weekly Sprout’s trip we had bought some fresh shrimp, it wasn’t on the list, but the best foods are normally the ones that don’t make the list.. am I right?  I had completely forgotten about the little suckers hiding in the back of the fridge.

So, here’s a little twist to all the cilantro, lime recipes I’ve seen. We’re kicking up the heat while boosting the flavor by adding jalapenos! The flavor of the grill combined with this marinade was OMGSH so good. I was a little hesitant because I felt like I was just throwing ingredients from the fridge in the blender, but it turned out sooo tasty! Honestly, they weren’t spicy but had the perfect amount of jalapeno flavor. I paired the sweet jalapeno grilled shrimp with a fresh mango salsa; it turned out to be the perfect dish for a hot summer day! Speaking of a hot summer day, being 33 weeks pregnant the heat is literally about to make me hibernate in the fridge. Alright, let’s get grilling!~

Sweet Jalapeno Grilled Shrimp


  • 1 pound of shrimp (make sure its already deveined and peeled)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons of honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno without the seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt


  1. Take lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, garlic, and cilantro, and jalapeno deseeded and place in a blender. MIx until a smooth liquid.
  2. Place shrimp on skewers
  3. I placed the shrimp skewers in a mason jar full of the marinade and let them sit for 5 minutes
  4. Place skewers on grill on medium to high heat
  5. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until they've turned pink and look done



grilled jalapeno shrimp

grilled jalapeno shrimp

Mango Salsa Bruschetta

Mango Salsa Bruschetta

The highlight of my day was finding out that my toddler can walk in heels better than me; that’s always humbling especially when the shoe is ten times too big. I once borrowed my roommates heels that were one size too big and was stumbling all over the place. I know my little lamb gets her impeccable balance from me, but her high heel walking skills are not for me! Since we’re on the subject of little lamb, I found a snack that she likes that’s loaded with fruit and veggies. Yes, my toddler eats mango salsa bruschetta for a snack.. I’m not even sorry.

Mango salsa bruschetta is easy and fast to prepare and makes a great appetizer for a summer party or a healthy snack for a toddler. Hopefully, your party guests don’t pick off one ingredient at a time and eat like little lamb does because that might look a little weird.. just saying.

Mango Salsa Bruschetta


  • baguette
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • half of a red onion
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium tomato diced


  1. Take your peeled diced mango and place in a bowl with diced red onion, diced cucumber, cilantro, and diced tomato
  2. Squeeze a lime over your ingredients and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste
  3. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices
  4. Drizzle slices with olive oil
  5. Place the baguette slices on a pan place in oven on boil till the edges turn brown
  6. Place a spoonful of mango salsa on top and it's ready to serve

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Hot Cocoa Recipes

Here’s 35 piping hot, mouth-watering recipes to tickle your taste buds and probably cause you to add on some unnecessary pounds this season! Your welcome and Merry Christmas!
Hot  Cocoa Recipes

1. Carmel Corn Hot Chocolate-Recipe Girl


2. Slow Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate-Mom on Timeout



3. Carmel Hot Chocolate-Chocolate Moosey



4. Kahula Hot Chocolate-Living Better Together

Kahlua Hot Chocolate


5. Hot Vanilla Hot Chocolate- Recipes that crock



6. Red Velvet Hot Cocoa-Heathers French Press

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa


7.  Ginger Hot Chocolate-Minialmist Baker



8. Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate-Cooking Classy



9. Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate-One Ordinary Day



10. S’mores Hot Chocolate-Minialist Baker



11. Bacon, Bourbon, and Hazlenut Hot Chocolate-Serious Eats



12. Cookies and Cream Hot Chococlate-The Recipe Critic



13. Peppermint Hot Cocoa-Jen’s Favorite Cookies



14. Creamy Mocha Hot Cocoa-Ready Set Eat



15. Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa-Lemon Tree Dwelling



16. Pumpkin Hot Chocolate-Kara’s Party Ideas



17. Dreamy Hazlenut Hot Cocoa-Cooking Classy



18. Dairy and Sugar Free Hot Cocoa-Whole New Mom



19. Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate-Gimme Some Oven



20. Adult Hot Chocolate- Will Cook For Smiles



21. Lemongrass-Lavender White Hot Chocolate-Serious Eats



22.Black Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate-Living Better Together



23. Nutella Hot Chocolate-Cafe Delites



24. Cinnamon Orange Hot Chocolate-Joy the Baker


25. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate-See Mom Click



26. Healthy Coconut Hot Chocolate-Herbs and Oils Hub



27. Thin Mint Hot Chocolate-Your Homebased Mom



28. Italian Hot Chocolate- Sugar Loco



29. Gingerbread Hot Cocoa-The Hopeless Housewife



30. Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate-Mommy Moment



31. Carmel White Hot Chocolate- Passion for Savings



32.Cinnabun Hot Chocolate-Starbucks Secret Menu



33.  White Fudge Oreo Hot Chocolate-Sweet CS Designs



34. Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Hot Chocolate



35. Fluffernutter Hot Chocolate-Always Order Dessert

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Notice how it says 35 PLUS… the plus one will be here as soon I add my white chocolate cheesecake hot cocoa recipe.. Hopefully I’ll get it up before Christmas, but who knows!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Popcorn

Peppermint Hot'Cocoa Popcorn

My honey and I snack on popcorn almost every night, it’s a cheap, easy yummy snack and doesn’t have a load of calories… Depending on how you make it. My honey doesn’t stray away from his usual cheesy salty topping, but I gotta have some sweet with that salty savory flavor. As a child, I would always put cinnamon and sugar on top and let me just say it’s delicious, but lately I’ve been topping my popcorn with chocolate!!! I recently made peppermint hot cocoa crepes, so I decided to take that flavor and add it to my popcorn. This was probably a serious mistake! Remember that fast easy low-calorie snack well it just turned into a seriously good bedtime dessert snack.


Hot cocoa popcorn


1/2 cup of popcorn cornels

10 oz of white chocolate

2 cup of marshmellows

1/3 cup of hot cocoa mix

optional peppermint extract


Make it 

1. Make your popcorn.  We cook ours on the stove and tastes soooo much better than prepackaged microwave popcorn.

2. Place your popcorn in a large bowl or bag. Stir or shake around hot cocoa mix and marshmallows.

3. Melt chocolate in the microwave for about a minute

4. Add couple drops of peppermint extract to your chocolate

4. Place popcorn on a baking sheet and drizzle on chocolate


Peppermint Hot Cocoa Popcorn

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