Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I love meringue! There is something about the sweet sugar paired with the airy texture of the egg whites that I find irresistible. Turn it into a cookie that is crisp on the outside and a little chewy inside and it is like the best part of a toasted marshmallow. A sweet explosion of texture! […]

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

This summer I discovered a super easy way to make the most amazing chicken tacos! It starts with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. You may be tempted to use chicken breasts and I would caution you to avoid the temptation. I have made this recipe with chicken breasts and they were dry and chalky. Chicken thighs […]

Microwave Mexican Rice (With Instant Pot Option)

Do you ever need a quick side dish to go with dinner? This simple rice takes less than 20 minutes and tastes great. You can make it in the microwave, or the Instant Pot for a quick addition to weeknight dinner. Note- It takes about the same total time to make the rice in both […]

Cherry Almond Chocolate Cake

This cake has been a family favorite since before I was born. Many years ago when my grandfather passed away, friends brought over food to my grandparent’s home. It was a blessing as the extended family gathered for days before and after the funeral. A kind friend brought over a cherry chocolate sheet cake. My […]

Episode 43 Cook Once, Eat Twice (No Casseroles) Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt is less than 1 week until the 5 Day Meal Planning Challenge We have a new search function on the website Cooking multiple batches of food and freezing them for later use is a key tool to weeknight dinner success. […]

How to Make Your Own Vanilla

Do you like vanilla? It is a flavor that can be amazing on its own and at the same time enhance the flavors of many other ingredients. Have you ever forgot to put the vanilla in a recipe? One small teaspoon will make just about any baked good taste better. It is kind of like […]

Cream Puff Coffee Cake

  Growing up, our family hairdresser worked out of her home. At Christmastime she would bake special treats for her clients. Our favorite treat was something she called Swedish coffee cake. This recipe is adapted from her recipe, but somewhere along the line I started calling it Cream Puff Coffee Cake.  It really isn’t a […]

Episode 41 Breakfast Tips for Busy Mornings Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is the third episode in our Back to School Series. Episode 39 focused on packing kid lunches. Episode 40 focused on avoiding the drive thru when life get’s busy. This episode focuses on breakfast for busy mornings. My kids can be a […]

Tips for Packing Kid’s Lunches

This week on KAKE I am doing the first of a two part series on packing lunches. This week I am focusing on kids and next week I am focusing on adults. Kids lunches do not need to be fancy or complicated. There are kids that are perfectly happy eating the same thing every day […]

Creamy Lemony Hummus

Everyone seems to have a hummus recipe. Some are made from canned beans and some from dried beans. People have different ideas of hummus perfection. My idea of hummus perfection is a super smooth and creamy hummus that has lots of lemon. This hummus is my ideal! When making hummus, small changes in technique can […]

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