easy chocolate croissants


Spring has sprung and it’s time for easy, delicious meals and treats that won’t have you slaving over a hot stove for hours. Here’s one of my favorite weekend breakfast recipes. It’s definitely not health food, but if you’re looking for sweet, pretty and uncomplicated, you’ve come to the right place. These are awesome with…

original thousand island salad dressing


Most of you who visit me regularly know that I’ve been compiling a collection of homemade salad dressings over the last couple years. This collection now boasts 42 healthy homemade dressings, this being the 42nd. The collection is quite popular, and everyone who tries the dressings seem to love them and pass the link to…

whiskey shrimp & coca cola rice


Gracie has been on spring break since Wednesday and we’ve been enjoying some lazy days here in the Placzek household. She crocheted an adorable teacup cozy in Rastafarian colors. (I’ll share pics on Sunday in my “scenes” post.) I’ve been playing with all sorts of beachy colored, cotton yarn. I’m making place mats and napkins…

chewy oatmeal date bars {gluten free}


Whenever we visit The Good Earth restaurant I like to indulge by treating myself to one of their ooey gooey oatmeal date bars. They’re buttery, rich, slightly crunchy on the outside and they have a thick layer of sweet, date filling in the middle. My goal in creating this recipe was to duplicate the texture…

incredible lunch salad


I can’t believe I’m just getting around to blogging now. After midnight. Hmmmmm…. Well, I guess I’ll technically be sharing two posts with you today. Here’s a mouthwatering salad that is easy to put together and it’s so good for you. It was inspired by a bottle of Trader Joe’s Cranberry Walnut Gorgonzola salad dressing.…

avocado citrus ice cream


Gracie has dance tonight which means a mini date night for me and the hubby. I think I’d like to go have tea at Wisteria Twig, the little local tearoom, instead of walking around Menards like we did last week. Hee hee. Here’s a gorgeous, creamy ice cream recipe that only calls for 6 ingredients…