Cathy B

Cathy is a homemaker, wife and mother to a son with special needs, an adult daughter and stepmom to an adult son.

Cathy is a homemaker, wife and mother to a son with special needs, an adult daughter and stepmom to an adult son. Originally from the East Coast, Cathy has lived in the Midwest for over a decade. She hopes to use her life experiences to help others and put a smile on their faces -- if only just for a moment!

No-bake sweet potato cheesecake

This is the time of year when many grocery stores will put sweet potatoes on sale. Here's another great way to use them! Read More

Halloween dirt cake

I have seen many, many recipes for this type of cake on the Internet, but about 90% of them used chocolate pudding and whipped topping. I decided to go in a different direction and make a devil's food cake in keeping with the Halloween theme. Read More

Blueberry shortcake

These are great for dessert and as a breakfast pastry! Read More

Sugar cookies on a stick

This recipe makes about 20 cookies if you make them the size of a golf ball. Read More

No churn vanilla ice cream

This recipe doesn't require churning by hand or an ice cream machine. It does require an electric mixer, though. Read More

Sour cream coffeecake

You won't believe how amazing your house will smell while this cake is baking! Read More

Milk Chocolate Fudge

Previous attempts at making homemade fudge have ended up looking and tasting like fudge "soup." Yep, I am not kidding, that was about the consistency. Instead of using your fingers to eat it, you needed a bowl and a spoon instead!! As one not to give up, I decided to try again yesterday. I am happy to report that this attempt was an overwhelming success! Read More

Lemon Whippersnapper Cookies

I don't even know the last time I heard the word, "whippersnapper." Probably a LONG time ago. Just for the heck of it, I looked to see if there is such a thing as a "whippersnapper" cookie. Guess what? There is! Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cookies

These candy cookies are not baked in the oven, they firm up in the fridge. Read More

Turkey pot pie

Chicken pot pie is great, but you can also use leftover turkey to make a turkey pot pie. Read More

Candy Marshmallow Treats

I came up with the idea of dipping marshmallows in the candy melts as I was walking around the grocery store yesterday and actually had a package of lollipop sticks in my cart. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, I had a bunch of craft sticks at home (from when I made my sugar cookies on a stick)!! I decided to use them instead. If you get invited to a last minute Halloween party (or you forgot you have to bring a dessert to your child's classroom party), these were done from start to finish in about a 1/2 hour. The "dirt" in the bottom of the mug is actually crushed Oreo cookies. Pretty neat, huh?? Read More

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