Summer in the Kitchen

Here on the east coast, we’re having an unusually cool month of June, which means that turning on the oven to bake is still an option! πŸ™‚

Of course, the summer heat will probably arrive any minute now, but before it does – I’m going to make this recipe sent in by Clenna!


In Clenna’s words:

‘Here’s an easy one. I hope you like it. Emphasis on “Easy”.’

Easy White Chocolate Blondies Bars

1 package of yellow or white cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 egg (Clenna used 2 eggs – depends on the size of eggs!)
6 oz white chocolate chips

*Preheat oven 350 degrees.
*Mix all ingredients and pour into a 9×13 inch baking pan.
*Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
*Let cool and cut into bars.

Clenna says that they came out “delicious”!

And here’s the cook, herself!

She’s “testing” them for the family, no doubt. πŸ˜‰

Thank you so much, Clenna!

(Original recipe found here.)

‘Til Next Time,


I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying! πŸ˜€

An Apple A Day

Apples are one of those perfect foods . . .

They’re delicious, they’re good for you; and they smell wonderful while cooking!

I came across this quick and easy recipe for an apple dessert and thought you might enjoy it. πŸ™‚



Fill a greased deep dish pie plate 2/3 full with sliced apples (about 5 apples needed)

Sprinkle with:
1 teaspoon sugar & 1 teaspoon cinnamon (mixed)

3/4 cup melted margarine
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Pour over apples and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until top is browned.


I‘ll add my two cents to the recipe . . .

*Serve warm.
*And a small dollop of real whipped cream or vanilla ice cream couldn’t hurt! πŸ˜‰



Friday Favorites – Lasagna!

I‘ve never met any kind of pasta that I didn’t like, but lasagna has always been a particular favorite.

One of our sweet commenters here, Kelly, mentioned that yesterday was National Lasagna Day.

I never knew there was a special day for it . . .

but great idea! πŸ˜€

I think I’ll celebrate this weekend. If you’d like to join the fun but aren’t in the mood for the prep time required for traditional lasagna, I have two quickie recipes for you!

Click here to read my post with my fave “go-to” recipe for a busy day.

And check the recipe box on the right for Kelly’s!


Happy Weekend, Kids!

See ya Monday with the new giveaway for August and, of course, a new question. πŸ˜‰



Speedy Summer Supper Salad!

Whew! Now that’s a tongue twister of a title, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

On a sizzling summer evening, it’s no fun standing over a hot stove, so here’s a recipe to rely on when the temperatures soar! It’s quick, tasty, and nutritious!

But the best part . . . no cooking!

Speedy Summer Supper Salad

icecreamborderPick up a cooked rotisserie chicken in the deli section of your grocery store.

Slice all of the meat into bite size chunks.

Add some mayo thinned with orange juice or pineapple juice.

Add some or all of the following ingredients:

1 lg. can pineapple bits – drained
Diced celery
Chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds
Delicious apples – cut into chunks
Dried cranberries

Toss all to mix. Done!

Ice cream cones for dessert! πŸ™‚