All things Red Velvet + 8 Years Blogging!

10 Feb 2017 In: Recipes

Did January just zooommmmmm by us???  I mean its already February 10th, Valentine’s is next week already and before you know it Spring Break will be here, then testing, then kids out for summer break!

I mean I could of sworn just the other day we were talking about our word for the year, and how to make this year our #rockourhappy2017 and now I feel like in a blink of an eye its over… Eeeeeekkkkkkk!!!!!

A recap on all that going on in my busy life… Jacob is 3 now! I know the thought makes me a little teary–how has it been 3 years you ask– I don’t really know but when you figure it out let me know please!

Sparkled Pink is doing awesome and growing and I feel very blessed to be able to show young girls how nice it is to be pampered but its what’s inside that really matters and counts.. Inner Beauty!

Yummy Shop is having it’s first Pop Up Shop in Sparkled Pink for Valentine’s and pretty excited about that, so YES that means lots of baking going on in the next day!

and…. Guess what????

Thats So Yummy is 8!!!!!! I have been doing this little thing– people like to call blogging— for 8 YEARS now!  That makes me laugh a little… I mean who would of thought I would find something like blogging so much fun, fall in love with it, meet so many new people that have some of the same and similar loves, and best of all find my voice and my passion to pursue what I love to do!

Soooooo, I just want to say a little Thank You to you all that take the time to stop by my little blog and read the ramblings of this crazy hectic coffee drinking, chocolate loving mother!

I Appreciate and Love you all!

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It means that its a time to reflect on the past year and remember how we started in our journeys. 2016 was a year of new things personally and professionally… my oldest child started High School, my middle child — only daughter– started Middle School, and then of course trying to balance life with a toddler.  Then we throw in working at a different school, purchasing a business with my sister, Sparkled Pink {we’ll talk more about that as the week progresses} and really making the decision to go all in on my baking business, Yummy Shop {stay tuned}.

If your head wasn’t turning yet it is now! 🙂

Having these past two weeks off for winter break not gave me time to reflect on the past year but to think about what I wanted 2017 to be all about.  I mean we always say, lose some weight, work harder, spend time with family, yada yada yada…

I think sometime sits just a little more than that… like finding inner peace or just trying to be happy.

A friend of mine and fellow blogger, Kristen (Dine & Dish) is definitely a master at trying to bring joy and happiness in her life and all that surround her.  She and Bree (Baked Bree) are sharing a great daily challenge called Rock Your Happy 2017!  It is a chance for anyone who wants to join to make it a pint to make 2017 a happy one, a great one, a blessed one.  It’s the little things that we sometimes forget that cn make a difference in our days and we get so busy and overlook them.  Well these ladies are making it a point to bring joy to us all and remind us to not forget about those little things.

The first day, January 1st, of course we had to choose 1 word that we wanted 2017 to be about.

My word is…

FEARLESS! New Year means New Goals to be Fearless in my relationship with Christ, in my business, in my family, in change, in asking for what I want in my life, in my community, in my life!

Follow me on Instagram and so many others at #rockyourhappy2017!

Join me and many others in the Rock Your Happy Challenge!  Let’s choose to be happy 🙂

What’s your word for 2017???

One Pan Baked Ziti

3 Aug 2016 In: Recipes

One Pan Baked Ziti is the ultimate comfort food that is simple and easy to make…PLUS all you need is one pot to make it all in!

One Pan Baked Ziti

Fast and easy is definitely the way to go for dinner sometimes.  I mean even though its summertime, well at least for the next week — side note, I can’t believe summer is almost over — the kids had been so busy traveling to see family that when their home we are always trying to spend time with one another whether we are outside, at the park, kicking ball, in the pool or just watching movies.

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No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Balls

12 Jul 2016 In: Recipes

The perfect bite-sized snack that tastes just like your favorite monster cookies!

No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Balls

It’s summertime in the house and snacks are being consumed by the hour… I know kids are out of school and that means they eat ALL the time!

These no bake monster cookie granola balls are packed with oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, mini M&m’s and wheat germ.  These bites are the perfect little bite-sized snacks that you can pop in your mouth when you have a hunkering for something sweet or a pick me up after a good workout.  Plus they have no sugar, flour or eggs.

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Do you have the best recipe using Eggland’s Best Eggs? Our friends at Eggland’s Best are searching for the most creative and delicious recipes from your kitchen that celebrate Eggland’s Best eggs. Does your recipe highlight the best local ingredient from your state PLUS Eggland’s Best eggs?

Enter the 2016 Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Recipe” Contest

All you have to do is create a recipe that not only includes two whole Eggland’s Best eggs but also a locally-sourced ingredient(s) made popular by your state.  For example Georgia has peaches, Maine has lobsters and Florida has oranges.  Choosing Eggland’s Best eggs over ordinary eggs, are not only fresher, but also tastes better, and contains more vitamins and nutrients. Compared to ordinary eggs, each Eggland’s Bestegg offers four times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3s, and contains 25% less saturated fat.

Here’s what you need to know:

You may enter up to two recipes in each of these four categories:

  1. Breakfast/Brunch
  2. Appetizer
  3. Main Course
  4. Dessert

Once you have your recipe ready for submission, you can head on over to the Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Recipe” Contest and submit your original recipe or recipes. But you only have until April 29… so don’t miss the deadline.

Recipes will be judged based on taste, creativity, and the inspiration behind the local recipe ingredients. After state winners are selected, Eggland’s Best will call on all Americans to help narrow down the Best in State recipes to five Best in Region winners.

The Best in Region recipes will be revealed on the Eggland’s Best website where EB fans will have the chance to vote for America’s Best Recipe!


The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and a year’s supply of Eggland’s Best eggs, and Best in Region winners will receive $1,000 each! 

Enter Now… Good Luck!

Lemon Loaf time… 🙂

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Homemade Ding Dongs

23 Feb 2016 In: Recipes

Droolworthy moist, rich chocolate cakes that will transport you back to your childhood!

Homemade Ding Dongs

As a kid did you ever eat ding dongs?

No, I’m not calling you a ding dong… I’m just asking if you had ever eaten one of these chocolate moist cakes filled with a marshmallow frosting glazed in a chocolate ganache…

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So I ask again have you ever eaten a ding dong? 🙂

My grandmother used to always have these little packaged delights for an after school snack.  My cousin and I used to delight in knowing that after school we would be greeted with these and would rush home off the bus.  When we got down to the last pack in the box we would fight over who would get it and then would have to share it because my grandmother would make us…

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Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos

1 Feb 2016 In: Recipes

These ultimate loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos are super easy and super quick to make, you can have them done in a blink of an eye or in our case before the first touchdown… oh yea did I forget to mention the Big Game is this upcoming weekend!

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While the majority of you all are excited about the game–Me… I’m just excited about the Food… lots and lots of it! 😉

These nachos may just might be my favorite nachos of all time.  A mountain of tortilla chips pilled high filled with sweet smokey barbecue chicken, lots of cheese and all of the fixings you can think of!  We all know that nachos can be a number of ways and this way will no doubt be a crowd pleaser.

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These are a super easy dinner idea or, if you are having a party or get-together, serve them as an appetizer.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Banana Bread

26 Jan 2016 In: Recipes

Swirls of sweet buttery cinnamon sugar swirling throughout the moistest banana bread that will knock your socks off!

Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Bread

You know when you come across a good recipe and you just have to make it over and over.

Well I have always said that one of my all time favorite recipes to make is my grandmother’s recipes for Banana Bread.

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I mean nothing makes a house smell better then homemade banana bread baking in the oven on a cold day.  I’m always thinking of different ways to change or mix up such a classic.  I sometimes add chocolate chips, peanut butter, nutella, and even banana bread with brown sugar cream cheese frosting — YUM!

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Life with a 2 Year Old #lifecantbeyummier

19 Jan 2016 In: Family


So this little guy is turning two today! Can you believe it…

I can’t! I mean I feel like I was just pregnant with him and told my husband that we were having a third. Do you remember when I told you all that I was expecting…

I think I had to do a double take on the fact that it had been 8 years since our last one and were not prepared.  I remember like it was yesterday when Jacob came into this world, 5 weeks early at that also… that day was crazy but so beautiful at the same time.  Plus the kids were in there and saw their brother make his debut which we thought would be an experience they would forever cherish.

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But God was not finished in creating this family of ours.

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Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini

11 Nov 2015 In: Recipes


Have you ever had Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini?

Its pretty much just your favorite filled tortellini pasta with a simple creamy, homemade Alfredo sauce made with fresh pumpkin.

It is SOOOOOOOOOOO delicious!


This recipe is so family friendly and great for any crazy weekday night dinner.  I mean who turns down cheese tortellini in homemade Alfredo sauce… plus it adds pumpkin goodness which we are all about on ThatsSoYummy this season.

You guys remember when I showed you how to make fresh Homemade Pumpkin Puree.  That was so easy…right?

Well now add that to this recipe and now you would have hit it out the park with two awesome delicious pumpkin recipes. 🙂







That bowl is a bowl full of yumiliciousness!!!!!!



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Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted
  • 1 small Shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Fresh Pumpkin Puree or canned Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 1/4 cups Heavy Cream
  • A pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese, plus more for topping
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Then add a heaping hand of salt. Add the tortellini and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic, cook, stirring, until slightly soft, about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in the cream and bring to a low boil. Add red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat to medium low; simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese and cook until thick, about 1 more minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the tortellini to the skillet and toss with the sauce, adding some of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Serve and Enjoy!



Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini Collage


Enjoy and see you next time!


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