10 Best Squash and Zucchini Recipes

squash and zucchini recipes

One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of fresh vegetables from the garden. Being able to pick your own produce for supper is a great way to know exactly what you are feeding your family. Squash and Zucchini are both high in vitamins and minerals that are naturally good for the human body. When the squash and zucchini crop starts to come in, the first batch is usually delicious just cut and boiled down. But after a {Read More}

Strawberry Cheesecake with Sugar Art

stuffed strawberry recipe

Easy Cheesecake 1 pk. golden grahams crushed (1 1/4 cups) 4 T. Melted butter Prepare your 9” springform pan by spraying with anti-stick baking spray. Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter and press firmly into 9” springform pan.  Place in oven heated to 325 degrees and bake for 7 minutes. Cheesecake Mixture 3 8oz packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature. 1 Cup sugar 1 ½ Tsp. vanilla 2/3 Cup sour cream 3 eggs (room temperature) Blend cream cheese, {Read More}

Easy Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

Banana Pudding in a Jar

Looking for a super fun and easy recipe for your next event or perhaps even a on the go style dessert for a picnic adventure? Look no further than Mom to Bed by 8′s Banana Pudding in a Jar. The finished product is cute enough to display at a classy get together, ideal for a gift and is travel friendly. Mom Notes: Great starter recipe for kids who want to be more involved in the kitchen. Banana Pudding in a JarIngredients: {Read More}

National Blueberry Month: Recipe Round-up

celebrate national blueberry month

If you were going to guess the two most popular berries in the United States, what would you say? If you guessed strawberries and blueberries, you are correct! More than 500 million pounds of blueberries are harvested each year. That’s alot of blueberries. Whether you like to eat blueberries by the handful, drop them in your cereal, sprinkle them on salad or use them to create a mouth watering dessert, we can all agree that blueberries rule the summer table! {Read More}

Banana Lime Cake Recipe

Banana Lime Cake Recipe

Summer is officially here and to celebrate, I want to share one of my favorite desserts, Banana Lime Cake. Marriage of amazing flavors, perfect for your next summer get-together. Banana Lime Cake Dry Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda Wet Ingredients 1 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla zest of one lime and 1 tablespoon lime juice 3 cups mashed bananas 1 cup pecans {Read More}

Homemade Organic Granola Bars Recipe


Granola Bars are a big snack time favorite around the Hatland house. Though if you have ever taken the time to read some of the brands you find on the shelf at your local grocer, you just maybe a little disappointed in the ingredients. What is the magical solution if we as parents don’t like what our kids are putting in their mouths? We rewrite the recipe to create a delicious, healthy for you creation! Homemade Organic Granola Bars Ingredients {Read More}

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Warmer weather means BBQ and salads for my family. There is nothing better than watching the kids play while my hubby and I prepare dinner outdoors, then a gathering around the picnic table. That family time is so important and why waste a minute of it with lengthy meal prep? Our Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad takes less than 10 minutes to create and offers a prefect balance of tangy and crunch. This is one of those go-to side dishes my entire {Read More}

How To Make Iced Coffee At Home


With Starbucks and Caribou popping up on many corners, our national love for coffee is steadily increasing. While I agree their offer amazingly tasty treats, this can sometimes spell budget disaster if you are not careful. A cup of joe from one of these suppliers can easily run you $4-$5 per visit. So stopping by to grab a quick coffee three times a week can cost around $60 a month and more than $700 a year. Wow, that is nearly {Read More}

How to create a Coconut Chick Cupcake for Easter

Chick Cupcakes

Creating a Coconut Chick Cupcake Things you will need: 2 cups coconut Yellow Food Dye 48 brown M&M’s 1 bag of Starburst Minis 24 frosted cupcakes {any flavor with white color icing} How to dye the coconut yellow: Put 2 cups flake coconut into a ziploc bag. Use yellow food coloring or Wilton Icing Color gel, place a few drops into the bag. Shake the color with the coconut, add more color by single drops till desired color is achieved. Putting it {Read More}

How to create a Carrot Cupcake for Easter

carrot cupcakes

As a busy mom who gets called on often to assist with class parties, I tend to embrace my creative side while finding unique ways to save time along the way. Cupcakes tend to be a crowd pleaser. They are easy to sever in bulk and are quick for clean-up making them a selection I lean on often when prepping for a youth event. With Easter so close, I am excited to share a few methods to take ordinary treats and {Read More}

White Chocolate Cranberry Scones Recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Looking for a great treat for an upcoming event or tea party? Maybe you just have a taste for slightly sweet pastry that pairs beautifully with coffee and tea. The scone is a wonderful choice. White chocolate and cranberries are some of my ultimate add to mix ingredients and I hope you’ll agree after trying the recipe below. White Chocolate Cranberry Scones Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar {Read More}

2 Ingredient Pineapple Cake Recipe


Have a love affair with pineapple but just don’t know what to do with it? Maybe you a beginning baker or just don’t have alot of time to spend on making that special treat? Well I have the solution for you in two easy to find ingredients. Welcome to the easiest pineapple cake you will ever make. It’s pineappletastic tasty too! 2 Ingredient Pineapple Cake Ingredients: 1 box Angel Food Cake mix 20 oz Crushed Pineapple with Juice Directions: Move {Read More}

Wonton Cheese Poppers Recipe

Wonton Cheese Poppers

One of my favorite restaurant appetizers is fried cream cheese wontons. They are so creamy and the perfect amount of crunch. The amazing thing is there is not alot at goes into making them: a few easy to find ingredients and make 15 minute cook time for a large batch. These little yummies are best served as a party snack {hot} or along side of stir-fry dinner. Wonton Cheese Poppers Recipe yields 50 wantons Ingredients: 8oz Cream Cheese 1 cup {Read More}

Trix Bars Recipe

Trix Bars

Looking for something unique for snack time? How about a colorful twist for an upcoming play-date or birthday celebration? Well checkout our newest cereal bar creation: the Trix Bar! Trix Bars Ingredients: 3 tbsp Butter 8 cups Trix Cereal (10.7 oz box) 10 oz Marshmallows Directions: In a medium to large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add Trix cereal and stir until cereal is well coated. Prepare 13×9 pan {Read More}

Grilled Salmon Wrap with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Salmon Wrap with Tzatziki Sauce

Looking for some unique to bring to the dinner table? Maybe a smaller intimate meal for two. I have just the thing. Not to mention it is quick and easy to recreate. Putting a new twist on your typical salmon. Grilled Salmon Wrap with Tzatziki Sauce Salmon 1 pkg. Gorton’s lemon butter salmon fillets Tzatziki Sauce  1 ½ Cups plain Greek yogurt 1 Cucumber peeled and small diced 1 Tbsp. Dried Dill ½ lemon juiced 1 Tbsp. minced garlic ¾ {Read More}