Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes


Baking has always been a love of mine. I remember a couple of years ago, the first time I made buttery homemade pie crust using the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe, I was so proud of myself! Also, I remember when I was a girl and made my first cake using Betty Crocker™ boxed cake mix… I was also so proud of myself! Sometimes I love to try new recipes and make everything from scratch, and sometimes store bought baking mix is just as good and can save you money too.

Making cookies around the holidays is something that I love to do. Cookies are treats that I love sharing at family parties as well as at work, and today I have two new super easy cookie recipes using Betty Crocker™ cookie mixes from Walmart.  Continue reading “Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes”

Chia & Berry Smoothie

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It’s no secret that I love a good smoothie!

This smoothie combines some of my favorite ingredients: pineapple, berries and chia seeds! It is creamy, velvety and a gorgeous shade of purple! Continue reading “Chia & Berry Smoothie”

Chai Mexican Hot Chocolate


Chai Mexican Hot Chocolate 3Sweet and rich Mexican hot chocolate together with flavorful chai tea… A match made in warm, comforting drink heaven! Take a sip, smell the aroma, and take a minute to relax and enjoy.

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Soft Tuxedo Chip Cookies

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You know you want one. These soft, puffy chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies are made with a secret ingredient: coconut oil. These black and white tuxedo cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you wanting more.

Did you have a bad day? Make these cookies. Did you have a fantastic day? Make these cookies. Do you see where I’m going with this? Make these cookies!

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Mug Cakes


 This is the cutest, easiest dessert ever!

Mug Cakes from Food Network.

They are ready in 5 minutes, you don’t dirty any pans, and you don’t even have to turn on your oven.

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Oreo Lover’s Ice Cream Pie

DSCN1183 captionSometimes I make Tofu Lettuce Wraps… and sometimes I make this.

Yes, Oreo lovers all over the world, this ice cream pie belongs to you.

You need it in your life.

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Churro Cupcakes

This is my first blog post on Wife Life Kitchen, and I’m making box mix cupcakes. OMG.

Wait, this is my FIRST blog post on Wife Life Kitchen, and I’m making box mix Churro Cupcakes! Yay!


I love to bake, and I confess that sometimes I love using boxed mixes. They are so easy to use, they always turn out great, and they remind me of my childhood. Cakes and cupcakes are the first thing my mom taught me to make on my own when I was a little girl. I have vivid memories of stirring all of my ingredients in a big bowl, putting them in the oven and watching my cake or cupcakes magically puff up into soft deliciousness. It was amazing! That’s where my love of baking and cooking began.

Thank you, mom.  Continue reading “Churro Cupcakes”