One Pot Pasta

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and was very intrigued! A ONE POT pasta dish – with ALL ingredients cooked AT THE SAME TIME and IN THE SAME POT?!?! I just HAD to try it out!


Let me just say: EASIEST AND FASTEST recipe I think I’ve ever made. And tasted great too!

-12 0z linguine
-1 Onion, thinly sliced
-1 Cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-4 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
-2 Sprigs of basil
-4 1/2 Cups of water
-Pinch of salt
-Pinch of pepper
-Parmesan cheese to top after cooked

Combine all ingredients except parmesan cheese in one large skillet or pot. Bring to a boil and keep at a boil for 9- 10 minutes, flipping/stirring the pasta every so often. It’s important to keep the pasta at a boil so all the water evaporates!!  At the end of 9-10 minutes the water should be pretty much evaporated. And TADAA! You’re done! Dig in and top with the parmesan cheese!

This is also an easy dish to add any kind of protein too, such as chicken, steak, pork chops…etc!

This is such a simple recipe with the added bonus of easy clean up! I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Cookie Dough Frosting


So when I found this recipe for cookie dough frosting/filling for cake I just HAD to give it a test run!


And my verdict: DELICIOUS!

-1 Stick butter, softened
-3/4 Cup brown sugar
-1 1/4 Cup flour
-1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 Teaspoon salt
-1 Cup mini chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar well. Add vanilla.  Add flour and salt, mix well. Then fold in the chocolate chips.


Add as the middle layer of cake for a filling like I did.

Or you can use it as icing on top of the cake. It’s up to you 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

Check out this awesome recipe I used to make the cake in this post…HALF THE CALORIES of a normal cake!

Healthy Cake??!!

Well, sort of.

Have you guys seen this on Pinterest or around the web?


Well, my birthday was coming up so I figured I’d give it a try!

I had my doubts, but it actually turned out pretty good and tasted like normal cake, if not better-WITH NEARLY HALF THE CALORIES/FAT!

For one serving of cake: 180 Calories!!! (Normal way is 280 Calories)

-1 Box Devil’s Food cake mix
-1 Container fat free greek yogurt
-1 Cup water

Instead of following the box instructions, simply mix all of the above ingredients together (no oil or eggs). It will be a very thick batter, and nothing like a normal cake batter.


It almost has the consistency of mouse.  Just make sure you mix very well. Then transfer to your cake pan. You MUST  spread this with a spatula or spoon and sort of pat it down into the dish. It WILL NOT spread on its own, even while being baked…SO SPREAD!


Follow the baking instructions and WALA-Your cake is ready!


I hope you like it! 🙂

If you want the recipe for the amazing eggless cookie dough frosting I put as a filling for my cake CLICK HERE!

Homemade Carmel Popcorn!!

GUYS! You NEED to try this one! SOOO easy and SOOO delicious. Andddd, no carmel melting required! This is definitely my guilty pleasure for the week…Sweeeeeeeet Sister!!

I’ll give you the original recipe measurements, but if you’re like me and aren’t feeding an army, just half it!


Homemade Carmel Popcorn

-1/2 Cup Butter
-1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
-9-10 (Large) Marshmallows
-12 Cups Popcorn

Pop the popcorn, pour into a bowl set aside. Place butter and brown sugar in a different bowl. Melt the butter and brown sugar in the microwave, then stir. Add the marshmallows to the butter and brown sugar mixture and cook for 45-60 seconds, then stir well. Quickly pour over the popped popcorn. Continuously and gently fold the popcorn over and over to coat. The mixture will probably collect at the bottom, so maneuver the bowl if you need to in order to coat the popcorn. I used a rubber spatula to help collect the mixture from the bottom of the bowl and fold it into the popcorn. I folded for a bout 2 minutes. You can eat it right then in there or let it sit for a few minutes to stiffen. I would say this is probably good to go for the day. Not sure it will taste as good the next day…Mine was gone within 10 minutes 😉

The Sprinkle Cake…

I’ve seen the sprinkle cake pinned quite a few times on Pinterest and I wanted to try it out. Today just happens to be my Mom’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!) so I figured, why not!? Well, Oh man…did I fail! But we were all laughing through the whole project, which makes for a great memory and fun time spent together 🙂


I figured out a few things I would change on the next attempt of doing the sprinkle cake and I will share them with you! But first let me give you the directions on how to make a sprinkle cake.

-1 boxed cake mix
-At least 2 cake pans (you can do more tiers if you’d like)
-1 can frosting
-1 container of sprinkles
-2 circles cut out of cardboard

First bake your cake according to the directions and let cool. (I can’t stress enough you need to make sure the cakes are completely cooled off!) While waiting, you can cut out the 2 cardboard circles. I just cut them out of 2 paper plates. Make the circles a few inches smaller than the diameter of the cake.

After the cake has cooled, Lay one cardboard circle on your cake dish, then place the first tier on top of it. Make it to wear you can slide your finger underneath the cardboard so you are able to grab it once you’ve iced the tiers.
Ice the top of the bottom tier, then place the top tier on top. (If you are doing more than 2 tiers, then repeat the process until you are ready for the top tier.) Now ice the the sides of the whole cake, making sure to ice about a 1/2 inch on top of the cake as well. Set a plate next to the cake and pour a good amount of sprinkles in (I poured about half of the container). After that, put the 2nd cardboard piece on top of the cake. Grab the bottom piece of cardboard/cake and lift. Quickly start dabbing the sides in the  sprinkles, rotating the cake as you go. It helps to have someone helping you by adding more sprinkles to the plate or just moving the sprinkles so the cake will always hit sprinkles instead the plate itself.


When the sides of the cake are covered, gently set it back down on the cake dish. Ice the top of the cake and spoon on the sprinkles until the cake is covered. I found this to be the messiest part! Then press the sprinkles down on the top part of the cake to they don’t fly off when the cake is moved! Tadaa! Well, mine looks more like a blob of icing and sprinkles… Hopefully yours turns out better than mine! 😉


-Make sure the cakes are completely cooled off before starting to work with them! I was trying to get them done by a certain time and started icing/sprinkling mine when they were somewhat cool, but not totally cool. That may be why mine crumbled a little bit.
-A denser cake may work better. I used a Betty Crocker white cake mix and it started to crumble and fall apart during the side-sprinkling step.
-2 people for this project is better than 1! The 2nd person can help with the sprinkling process, making it easier.
-The sprinkles will get everywhere, so do this project in an area of your kitchen that you can easily clean up
-Have fun with it! It is definitely a fun project to do and even if your cake turns out like mine did, you can sit back and laugh at it! 🙂