Cooking for the Holidays

How to Decorate a Tier Cake with Marshmallow Flowers

Marshmallow Flower Tier Cake

Really Easy Tiered Cake Decorated with Flowers Decorating a tiered cake with flowers is really very easy! By having the right tools and following the simple directions below, you can [...] Read More
How to Decorate a Snake Cake

How to Decorate a Snake Cake

Decorating a Fondant Snake Cake In honor of Year of the Snake 2013, Sylvestermouse and Son joined together once again to create [...] Read More
Mini Muffins- Bake Ahead and Freeze

Mini Muffins- Bake Ahead and Freeze

As a hostess it is important to me to have plenty of time to spend with my family and [...] Read More

Main Course Recipes

Cooking A Remarkable Oven Pot Roast Recipe

Cooking A Remarkable Oven Pot Roast Recipe

My Roast Recipe In my opinion, there is nothing better than a great roast for dinner.  Especially a roast cooked with potatoes and carrots. When you come from a family as large as mine, you better know how to cook a roast and you better know how to cook for crowds.  An all time family […]

Decorate a Pizza for Halloween

Decorate a Pizza for Halloween

Beware! Spider Pizza Instructions Shown Halloween is always very busy.  Between decorating the front porch, dressing in costumes, taking our children trick or treating, and handing out candy to our own guests, we can get a bit overwhelmed.  Dinner tends to be completely forgotten.  Everyone is just too busy to worry about cooking or eating.  […]

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

A Delicious Recipe for Chicken Enchiladas My family loves my Chicken Enchiladas recipe! My enchiladas are fairly easy to make and they really are quite delicious, even if I do say so myself. This recipe makes more than enough enchiladas for our family of four. Normally, I freeze half of the enchiladas for another dinner. […]

Homemade Barbeque Recipe for the Best BBQ Sandwiches

Homemade Barbeque Recipe for the Best BBQ Sandwiches

Save lots of money and make your own delicious barbeque sandwiches in your home with my Barbeque Recipe. Barbeque sandwiches are my husband’s favorite meal.  I do believe the man could eat them every day and be most content. However, eating out has always been more expensive than cooking at home and in the current […]

How to Bake a Turkey

How to Bake a Turkey

For many years now, I have been the designated turkey baker in our family mainly because I know how to bake a turkey that is tender and delicious. I grew up watching my mother prepare the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, so it naturally followed that one day that task would fall to me.  I am […]

Drinks

Sherbet Punch Recipe

Sherbet Punch Recipe

Sherbet Punch is a Great Party Drink Over the years, I have served this Sherbet Punch Recipe at bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, Halloween parties, luncheons, teas, etc. and guests always ask for the recipe.  Of course, I am always happy to share the recipe for this delicious punch with my friends and family.  […]

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Make Your Own Mix and Save Money If you are looking for a way to warm up this Fall, why not make your own Hot Chocolate Mix and save money!  This Hot Chocolate Mix recipe is my favorite hot chocolate.  Add a few marshmallows on top and viola, the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate.  This […]

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

My Homemade Lemonade Recipe is a fabulous summertime drink recipe and it is extremely easy to make. I have shared this recipe with friends more times than I can remember.  Since I grew up making lemonade, it always surprises me when someone asks for my recipe. It previously never occurred to me that anyone would […]

What Wines to Serve For Holiday Meals

What Wines to Serve For Holiday Meals

Do you know what wines to serve for holiday meals? Not all of us do, but many of us enjoy offering wine as an option to go with those big meals. So, let’s take a look at the different wine varieties and pair them to menu choices. Pairing Wines with Foods First the good news. […]

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

My Homemade Lemonade Recipe is a fabulous summertime drink recipe and it is extremely easy to make. I have shared [...] Read More

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Desserts

Easy Stenciled Cupcakes for the Holidays

Easy Stenciled Cupcakes for the Holidays

Stenciled Cupcakes – Decorate Holiday Cupcakes with Stencils Decorating stenciled cupcakes for fall or for the holidays is a fast and easy way to decorate cupcakes with festive designs. With just a bit of powdered confectioner’s sugar, I turned these chocolate cupcakes from drab to fab in a few short minutes. It is really very […]

How to Make a Cupcake Pumpkin Cake

How to Make a Cupcake Pumpkin Cake

The Cupcake Pumpkin Cake You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this awesome cupcake pumpkin! This pumpkin, made with mini cupcakes, is a lovely decoration for your Halloween table. It is also a delicious cupcake treat. The Cupcake Pumpkin is certain to be the talk of your Halloween party!     […]

4th of July Party Flag Cake Recipe

4th of July Party Flag Cake Recipe

Celebrate the 4th of July Each year we have a party on the 4th of July and my mom brings her fabulous 4th of July cake.  There are always a few invited guests to our home, but the group seems to grow once the fireworks begin. Our city hosts an annual community fireworks display which […]

How to Decorate a Snake Cake

How to Decorate a Snake Cake

Decorating a Fondant Snake Cake In honor of Year of the Snake 2013, Sylvestermouse and Son joined together once again to create a unique and original cake. Our Snake Cake is easy and fun to decorate. As always, I share step by step instructions for decorating the snake cake, as well as tons of photos […]

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

The Easiest Recipe for a Great Blackberry Cobbler My Blackberry Cobbler Recipe is really an easy cobbler recipe, but please don’t tell my husband and daughter.  It is their favorite dessert and they have no idea just how easy this blackberry cobbler recipe is to make.  For them, food just doesn’t get better than hot […]

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Strawberry Trifles are Delicious and Beautiful For over 20 years, I have been making this Strawberry Trifle recipe for my family. Because it is red and white, I especially enjoy making a Strawberry Trifle for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or the 4th of July.  It is beautiful on any dessert table, buffet, banquet table, or on […]

How to Make a Chocolate Halloween Ghost Castle Cake

How to Make a Chocolate Halloween Ghost Castle Cake

Our Halloween Ghost Castle Cake Our Chocolate Halloween Ghost Castle Cake is truly a very easy Halloween cake design and a great Halloween table decoration or centerpiece.  Since it is edible, this Halloween Ghost castle is perfect for any Halloween party.  Because it is a no-bake design, anyone can make it! We wanted to design […]

How to Make a Chocolate Halloween Ghost Train Cake

How to Make a Chocolate Halloween Ghost Train Cake

Our Halloween Ghost Train Cake Our Chocolate Halloween Ghost Train Cake is truly one of the easiest Halloween cake designs I have ever created.  I wanted a cake design that children could make with a little help.  I believe this no-bake Halloween Train Cake is perfect for big and little hands. By simply layering store-bought […]

How to Decorate Panda Cupcakes

How to Decorate Panda Cupcakes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make and decorate Panda Cupcakes?  Decorating these Panda Cupcakes is certainly easy and they are really adorably cute. Making, decorating and and serving these Panda Cupcakes, which would be perfect for any occasion! During the years that my children were in elementary school, I became quite a […]

How to Decorate a Tier Cake with Marshmallow Flowers

How to Decorate a Tier Cake with Marshmallow Flowers

Really Easy Tiered Cake Decorated with Flowers Decorating a tiered cake with flowers is really very easy! By having the right tools and following the simple directions below, you can make a tier cake decorated with flowers that will rival any professionally made cake, but cost a lot less. I have been baking and decorating […]

Easy Swirled Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Easy Swirled Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe Enjoy a tasty strawberry cheesecake recipe for dessert tonight. This strawberry cheesecake recipe is pretty easy to make. While box mixes are convenient, they are often not quite as good as a cake made the old fashioned way by mixing individual ingredients. It takes a little more time and work, but […]

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pie happens to be a family favorite.  Both my mother and my grandmother made pumpkin pies when I was growing up, but I have been the Pumpkin Pie chef in our family for many years now. You love simple recipes that have easy to follow recipe directions right?  Making a delicious pumpkin pie recipe […]

Easy Bat Cake for Halloween | How to Stencil a Cake

Easy Bat Cake for Halloween | How to Stencil a Cake

Decorating a Cake with Bats is Very Easy Bats are my favorite Halloween decoration so, of course, I have to decorate a cake with bats for Halloween.  Decorating a Bat Cake for Halloween is really very easy! By simply using a cake stencil and sanding sugar, you too will be able to create delicious cakes […]

How to Make Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

How to Make Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

Easy Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes Making Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes is really easy!  These flower cupcakes are perfect for Easter, birthdays, showers, luncheons, or any party.  They are really pretty too! Add flowers and sparkle to your delicious cupcakes by following the instructions below.  Step by step photos for making marshmallow flower cupcakes are also included in […]

Heart Cupcakes

Heart Cupcakes

Say “I Love You” With Heart Cupcakes Decorating Heart Cupcakes is really very easy! Although, a better description of my heart cupcakes would be cupcakes decorated with hearts. I enjoy making special treats for my family that reflect how much I love them. What better way to do that, than to make cupcakes decorated with […]

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are Delicious to Eat and Are Great Gifts Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a delicacy and are often very expensive if purchased from [...] Read More
Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

The Easiest Recipe for a Great Blackberry Cobbler My Blackberry Cobbler Recipe is really an easy cobbler recipe, [...] Read More
Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This is a Quick and Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe.  This recipe can [...] Read More

Side Dishes

How to Bake Potatoes ~ Fast & Easy Baked Potato Recipe

How to Bake Potatoes ~ Fast & Easy Baked Potato Recipe

Cooking a Baked Potato Everyone I know loves a Baked Potato, but not everyone knows how to make them. Baking potatoes in the oven is really very easy. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods to eat or cook. I frequently add potatoes to our meals simply because everyone likes potatoes, even if they are […]

Chocolate Covered Kiwi

Chocolate Covered Kiwi

Chocolate Covered Kiwi is Fun to Make and Delicious to Eat Have you ever eaten a Kiwi?  Have you ever tried Chocolate Dipped Kiwi? Kiwifruit is harvested in the fall and is a delicious, pretty little green fruit that is a rich source of Vitamin C.  It is grown in several countries, but it is […]

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are Delicious to Eat and Are Great Gifts Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a delicacy and are often very expensive if purchased from a candy store.  They are one of my favorite treats.  Over the years, my husband has purchased several boxes of Chocolate Covered Strawberries for me on our anniversary, for Valentine’s […]

Easy Pasta Recipe

Easy Pasta Recipe

Fast & Easy Recipe for Pasta Shells This is likely to be the easiest pasta recipe ever! My grandmother originally introduced all of us to this fast and easy recipe decades ago.  We prepare these pasta shells for every holiday meal and often throughout the year. We have a very large family celebration for Thanksgiving.  […]

Chocolate Covered Pineapple Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pineapple Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pineapple is Fun to Make and Delicious to Eat Pineapple is one of those fruits that is delicious in anything, with anything or just by itself.  My entire family loves pineapple so, of course, I could not resist dipping it in melted chocolate and serving it as a snack. Chocolate Covered or Dipped […]

How to Make Chocolate Covered Oranges

How to Make Chocolate Covered Oranges

Chocolate Covered Oranges are Fun to Make and Delicious to Eat Oranges are a tasty, juicy fruit packed with Vitamin C and I love chocolate dipped oranges or chocolate covered oranges.  The combination of citrus and chocolate makes a sweet and tangy treat which culminates in an awesome explosion of flavor! It is very easy […]

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Many years ago, I tasted this sweet potato casserole recipe for the first time and thought it was the most delicious combination of flavors I had ever tasted in a sweet potato casserole.  For as long as I can remember, we have had a sweet potato casserole served with our holiday dinners, but this particular […]

Bread & Breakfast

Breakfast Sandwich – Egg, Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich – Egg, Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwich

During the school year, we are always looking for a fast and easy breakfast.  What a joy it is when it can also be scrumptious and nutritious. When our children were in elementary school, their pediatrician recommended eggs for breakfast.  He believed protein was a necessary part of a students diet and would satiate their […]

Quick and Easy Quiche Recipe

Quick and Easy Quiche Recipe

Quick Quiche Recipe Can Save the Day This quick quiche recipe is delicious and fast to prepare.  This is my husband’s quiche recipe and he is always willing to help out in the kitchen.  When he cooks breakfast for us, it is truly a treat for me. During the holidays, it seems like we barely […]

Mini Muffins- Bake Ahead and Freeze

Mini Muffins- Bake Ahead and Freeze

As a hostess it is important to me to have plenty of time to spend with my family and guests.  In order to do this I start in early November to stock my freezer with items that I can freeze and pull out later to serve guests.  One of the items that I like to […]

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