Butterfinger Blondies

Butterfinger Blondies

It’s a rainy Saturday here in Ohio. Over the next few days, we’re expected to get up to 6 inches of rain. Seriously, it hasn’t stopped in about 18 hours, and it’s not supposed to stop for 2 more days. With no motivation to actually leave the house, it’s been the perfect excuse to stay in and be lazy for a change. It has also left plenty of time for baking and testing out my latest recipe…Butterfinger Blondies. Butterfinger has always been one of those sweets that I’ve enjoyed, but don’t always think of. However, when I was trying to...

5 Things to Know Going to Your First Football Game

5 Things to Know Going to Your First Football Game

*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This weekend, hubby and I got the unexpected opportunity to see our home college team, The Ohio State Buckeyes, play Oregon State in the season opener. Since neither one of us have ever been to a game, we took advantage of the opportunity to experience our first football game live. Not knowing quite what to expect in a stadium that holds just about 100,000 people, we went with an open...

Bullying in Schools: When Will Enough Be Enough?

Bullying in Schools: When Will Enough Be Enough?

*Warning: The content of this post may contain triggers.  There was an article in the newspaper the other day. Another child committed suicide due to bullying at school. He was nine years old. Nine. Years. Old. Let that sink in for a moment. It seems that more and more lately, kids are resorting to ending their lives because of what goes on in the one place that they should feel safest. Fellow classmates taunt, tease, harass, and bully to the point that these kids can’t take it any longer. They feel like there is no other way out of the...

Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies

Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies

*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I’ve been getting a little bored with my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve had the same one now for over 16 years. Whenever I have had to take dessert anywhere, it has been my trusty go-to cookie recipe. On many occasions, it has been requested by friends and family. Hubby loves them so much, he often asks if we have any chocolate chips in the house. Immediately I know that...

10 Ways Start Your Day Off Right with a Morning Routine

10 Ways Start Your Day Off Right with a Morning Routine

Mornings are tough. You’re in a sound sleep, dreaming about lying on a beach somewhere. You can almost feel the gentle breeze and the warmth from the sun, when without warning the alarm so rudely goes off. Suddenly you’re awake, wondering why you’re in your bed. Then reality comes crashing back down upon you. With a groan, you think ‘just five more minutes’ while you grudgingly turn the alarm off. If you’re like me, you actually do lay in bed five…or ten…more minutes. Hey! Nobody is perfect. I’ve been working on this by setting my alarm for the last possible minute...

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

  It’s that time again. The weekend is here, and that means it is time to test out another dessert recipe from my ever-growing collection. Hubby and I both have a sweet tooth, which means making something yummy to last us the next few days. My go-to lately has seemed to be brownies and bars because they are quick, simple, and there are so many varieties. From rich and chocolatey to fruity and refreshing, there are never-ending possibilities with bars to make. This week, I wasn’t quite sure what to make until stumbled upon Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. What more can I say?