Author Archives: Alyssa

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

A cinnamon roll with the softest, melt-in-your-mouth dough with just the right amount of cinnamon. This is truly a Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Copycat, delicious! 

Cinnamon Roll Piece of Home

Cinnamon Rolls. Sigh… It’s just one of those love at first sight kind of things. I’m a HUGE cinnamon roll fan. Who isn’t!? The super soft cinnamony (is that a word?) bread smothered in cream cheese frosting.

To.Die.For. Have I convinced you yet? You MUST make this. And if you share with you friends you don’t have to worry about having all those extras in the house.

Cinnamon Roll Add Yeast

This is a very easy recipe and I was so glad because I was teaching a friend for her first time how to make cinnamon rolls and easy is always better when teaching someone else! It takes a lot more time than my Easy Cinnamon Rolls but this is the real deal. I still love my easy cinnamon roll recipe but there is nothing like homemade super soft bread!

Just start by scalding the milk with the butter and sugar. You don’t want to boil it or it can give it a bad taste. Just almost boiling. Place the milk mixture in a large bowl and let it cool, about 20-30 minutes then add the yeast. If it’s too hot it can kill the yeast so make sure it’s just warm to the touch but not hot.

Cinnamon Roll Flour Mixture

Once the yeast has activated by appearing bubbly, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until its all well incorporated. The dough will be very sticky!

Cinnamon Roll Sticky Dough

Place a tea towel over your bowl and let it sit in a warm place for about an hour until it rises.

This is the view we had while the dough was rising. My friend has a kitchen with this view! It’s gorgeous and they get to watch the sunsets every night! Just breathtaking!

sunset in san jose

Remove the dough and place onto a well floured surface. Add a cup of flour or more and knead into the dough until it forms a ball. Sometimes I have to add quite a bit more flour to be able to handle it without it being super sticky.

I let my friend do this part and she had a blast as you can see. She was laughing because this dough is so soft and fun to play with!

Cinnamon Roll mixing Dough  Cinnamon Roll Kneading Dough

Split the dough into two parts. Flour your rolling pin and roll each part into a rectangle about 24×16. Spread the melted butter all over the dough making sure to get the edges well.

Cinnamon Roll Spreading Butter

Next, cover generously with brown sugar and cinnamon. It should look pretty amazing!

Cinnamon Roll Filling Rolled Out

Now start rolling! This is the fun part!

Cinnamon Roll Filling

You can place a little water on the final lip of the dough to seal it to the log. Just dab a little on your finger and slide it along the edge to seal it.

Cinnamon Roll Dough Log

Using a really sharp knife or dental floss, cut each cinnamon roll about 2 inches wide. Place onto a greased baking sheet.

Cinnamon Roll Dough Cutting

Put them in a warm place to rise about 20-30 minutes.

Cinnamon Roll Dough with Cinnamon

Just look at those beauties oozing with juicy cinnamon amazingness!

Cinnamon Roll Dough

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F. These cinnamon rolls are the best cinnamon roll recipe you will find! As I always say, easy as long as you plan time!

Cinnamon Roll Baked

Mix all the frosting ingredients together with a hand mixer until smooth. Smother the cinnamon roll with frosting and enjoy warm!

Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese

Here are the chefs enjoying the homemade cinnamon rolls right out of the oven! They were perfect! You can easily cut this recipe in half or freeze half because it makes a lot of rolls.

Cinnamon Rolls with Olga

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls – A Cinnabon Copycat Print Button 50

Recipe Card Border 2

Yield: 36  Prep Time: 2 hours  Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


1 quart Whole Milk
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 packages Active Dry Yeast, 0.25 Ounce Packets
8 cups All-purpose Flour + 1 Cup
1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
1 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon (heaping) Salt
Melted Butter
2 cups Brown Sugar


1 bag Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1/8 teaspoon salt


1. In a large saucepan, melt together the milk, butter, and sugar. Almost bring to a boil then remove from heat. Pour the hot mixture into a large metal bowl and allow to cool until warm.

2. Add the yeast and let it sit until the mixture becomes activated. It should look foamy and bubbly.

3. Next, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until all the dry ingredients are well incorporated into the wet ingredients. The dough will be sticky.

4. Place a tea towel over the metal bowl and put it in a warm place to rise. Allow to rise about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

4. Pour the dough out onto a well floured surface. It will be pretty runny and sticky. Add 1 cup of flour and knead into the dough until it forms a ball. It should no longer be sticky at this time. Add more flour if it seems to be really sticky but not too much or the dough can become hard and more difficult to roll out.

5. Split the dough into two pieces. Roll each halves into a 24×18 rectangle. Melt some butter and spread all around the rectangle of dough making sure to get all the edges well. The amount of butter depends on how much you like. I used 1 stick for both but if you want to go all out, then you can use 1 stick for each rectangle.

6. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar and cinnamon until the dough is completely covered.

7. Roll each rectangle into a log starting with the longest side and working each side so it’s an evenly rolled log.

8. Using a piece of dental floss, gently saw side to side on the log, cutting each piece about 2 inches wide. You can also use a very sharp knife if that’s

9. Place each roll into a greased pan and place again in a warm place to rise. The rolls should rise a quarter to double the size. Give about 20-30 minutes to rise.

10. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F and bake about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. You may need to place on broil at the end to brown the tops.

11. Top with frosting and enjoy while warm!

*Freezing and Thawing Instructions:
It’s best to freeze the rolls, unrisen, in the pan. Cover them tightly with plastic wrap then when you are ready to use them, allow them to thaw and rise. Give the rolls about 30 minutes to thaw and let them rise in a warm place about 15-20 minutes. Then continue the normal baking and icing! This is great for making ahead of time!

{adapted from My Litter}

Alyssa Signature

Let me know how you like these homemade cinnamon rolls, they are one of our favorites!

If you enjoyed this recipe, please share with your friends on social media!

facebook 42 with white border twitter 42 with white border pinterest 42 with white border


Read More

Pink and Gold Designs

Some cute printable designs for baby girl nursery or even just around the house! I love the different sizes! Pink and Gold is such a beautiful elegant color combo! There are so many fun projects you could make to incorporate more gold!

pink and gold nursery

Nursery Design by Project Nursery

I saw this adorable nursery design the other day while pursuing Pinterest and just fell in love with that adorable LOVE sign and other framed art they had! Isn’t it adorable!

I really got sucked in to wanting the find a pretty gold color and had lots of fun re-creating these fun pieces of art!

So any of you looking for some cute decor for a room or a nursery, here are some free printables just for you!

Click HERE To Print the Pink Heart with Yellow Stripes

Pink Heart with Stripes

Click HERE to Print LOVE in Pink & Gold

LOVE pink and gold

Click HERE to Print LOVE in Mint & Gold

Mint LOVE sign

Click HERE to Print Red Heart with Yellow Stripes

5x5 frame heart with stripes

Have fun with these! If you use any of these for decor be sure to take a picture and tag @piecesofhome on Twitter or @PieceofHome on FB!

Alyssa Signature

Read More

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate with a little tang! Cherry Chocolate Cookies are a great mix of everything sweet complimented by oats.

Chocolate Craisen Cookies Piece of Home

In an attempt to make some cookies that weren’t just all chocolate like Triple Fudge Chocolate Cookies or chocolate chips like the famous Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, I had to find a cookie with some fruit!

I needed to find a cookie that was the perfect sweet and rich yet tangy with a little kick. Now don’t get me wrong, these are still really sweet but according to my husband, nothing tastes as good as long as there is a little fruit in there.

Chocolate Craisen Oat Cookies

This Cherry Chocolate Cookie was the perfect solution! I shared these with some of our local Costa Rican friends and they really enjoyed them! I’m glad otherwise we would have eaten the whole batch!

Choc Craisen Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies Print Button 50

Recipe Card Border 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 36 cookies


1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup dried cherries
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture until combined. Careful not to over mix. Stir in oats, dried cherries, and chocolate.

4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on pans for a 2-3 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Alyssa Signature


Read More

Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls

A simple recipe for fresh and easy homemade crescent rolls! All those recipes that called for the canned dough when you don’t have any? No longer a problem with this great recipe! 

Easy Crescent Rolls Piece of Home

I don’t know how many times I see a really yummy recipe like Nutella filled crescent rolls, or the Classic Chicken Bake and come to find out they used refrigerator crescent roll dough.

I don’t have any of that! I can’t buy any of that in Costa Rica. As in, NON-existent.

Maybe its a good thing… much LESS preservatives and things I can’t even pronounce in them!

I was so excited to find this yummy and not to mention super easy recipe for homemade crescent rolls. Not that I need a recipe like this in my house. But it’s teaching me to resist the temptation. Beacuse, who doesn’t love yummy warm bread right out of the oven. Oh yes, I love that!

Crescent Rolls with Honey

It has been so windy here which = ALLERGIES! Or as we like to say. Bad. News. Bears. Not cool!

So our “maybe” cure? Honey. I mean what better way to get your daily intake of honey than on a warm crescent roll. Count me in! Allergies be gone!

Please don’t let the yeast scare you away. I’ve always been so hesitant to bake with yeast but as long as you plan ahead, you will find this is so easy! I have no idea why I’ve been so timid before with yeast. These easy homemade crescent rolls are a great way to get some practice with yeast!

It’s. No. Big. Deal. –This is how we do!

Crescent Rolls Stack

Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls Print Button 50

Recipe Card Border 2

Prep Time: 30 min. + 1 hour rising Cook Time: 15 min. Total Time: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: 32 rolls


3 and 1/2 cups of flour
1 pkg fresh yeast (2 and 1/4 tsp active yeast)
1/3 cup water, warm
3/4 cup milk, warm
1 and 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons Butter, softened


4 Tablespoons Butter, softened


1. In a small dish, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, and salt. Add the yeast to the flour mixture and mix.

2. Add the eggs and milk. Mix everything together. Add the butter and knead the dough until soft.

3. Cover the dough with a cloth and place in a warm non-drafty area to rise. Allow to rise about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

4. Punch the dough down and divide into two equal parts. Form the dough into balls. Place onto a floured surface and roll into a 17 inch circle using a rolling pin. Spread about 2 Tablespoons of softened butter on the dough circle.

5. Cut the circle into 16 triangles. You can use a pastry cutter and cut just like you would a pizza. Start rolling each triangle into crescents. Start from the outside edge and roll. Place on a greased baking tray with the tip side down.

6. Let the rolls rise about 20 minutes. Melt the additional 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of butter and brush the tops.

7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow a few minutes to cool.

Enjoy with your favorite jam, honey, or more butter!

Alyssa Signature

{adapted from Homemade Cooking Adventure}

Crescent Rolls with Jam

Read More

Luck Of The Irish Giveaway! 3 Lucky Winners!

St.Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Who’s feelin’ lucky!?

I’m so excited to be participating in this HUGE Cash Giveaway! This is one of the biggest giveaways ever, $1500! Enter to win a chance at a cash prize of $500! There will be 3 lucky winners of $500! The giveaway is open from February 20, 2015 to March 17, 2015! Come back everyday for more entries!

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #paypalcash #cash #giveaway #stpatricksday


Tweet: Enter #LuckOfTheIrishGiveaway $1,500 Paypal Cash prize pot with 3 winners $500 each! Ends 3/17!

May your pockets be heavy | #StPatricks #giveaway

“May your pockets be heavy….”

with MONEY

*CASH PRIZE of $1,500!


*Three winners of $500 each

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway  #paypalcash #win

A HUGE thank you to the 84 amazing blogger friends of

A Peek Into My Paradise for giving YOU

the chance to “make your pockets heavy”

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #blogger #paypalcash #cash♥ Cathy | A Peek Into My Paradise ♥ Christie | Sparkles of Sunshine ♥ Rose | What Rose Knows ♥ Rhonda | Mother 2 Mother ♥ Ashley | Leaving The Rut ♥ Sharon | Her Organized Chaos ♥ Jeanne | Animal Bliss ♥ Christina | Mama’s High Strung ♥ Kim | Enjoy The View ♥ Jeanette | Crafty In Crosby ♥ Anyonita | Anyonita Nibbles ♥ Melanie | Mommy Mentionables ♥ Erika | MakeUp Fun ♥ Angie | God’s Growing Garden ♥ Emily | 8th Street Bridge ♥ Shana | Technotini

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #blogger #paypalcash #cash♥Amy | Love Amybecca ♥ Katherine | Katherine’s Corner ♥ Maureen | Organically Mo ♥ Kimberly | Lou Lou Girls ♥ Cynthia | Feeding Big ♥ Barb | Second Chance to Dream ♥ Paula | Thrifty Mommas Tips ♥ Lindi | Love, Create, Celebrate ♥ Edna | Thoughts of Happiness ♥ Lisa | Condo Blues ♥ Emily | Nap-Time Creations ♥ Heidi | Heidi’s Wanderings ♥ April | House By Hoff ♥ Debra | MsMoozy Open House ♥ Ida | Second Chances Girl ♥ Roberta | Mommy Like Whoa

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #blogger #paypalcash #cash♥ Jessica | Live Randomly Simple ♥ Roxanne | The Honeycomb Home ♥ Logan | Logan Can ♥ Shane | Whispering Sweet Nothings ♥ Natasha | Epic Mommy Adventures ♥ Lindsay | My Creative Days ♥ Cat | Thinking Outside The Box ♥ Maria | Simple Nature Decor ♥ Nicole | Pharr Away ♥ Lindsay | Wedding Rings to Teething Rings ♥ Laura | Pies & Plots ♥ Evelyn | My Turn For Us ♥ Kelly | Mum-bo-Jumbo ♥ Lauren | Mom Home Guide ♥ Cassie | Little Red Window ♥ Alyssa | Piece of Home

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #blogger #paypalcash #cash♥ Sarah | Earning and Saving With Sarah ♥ Sonia | Babushka’s Baile ♥ Karren | Oh My Heartsie Girl ♥ Beverly | Eclectic Red Barn ♥ Kristen | A Mind “Full” Mom ♥ Jennifer | Brass & Whatnots ♥ Alice | A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen ♥ Charlene | A Pinch Of Joy ♥ Nici | Posed Perfection ♥ Candace | Candace Creates ♥ Dina | Savvy in the Kitchen ♥ Laura | Not A Trophy Wife ♥ Kim | Made In A Day ♥ Michelle | The Painted Hinge ♥ Ann | Ann Again and Again Reviews ♥ Mary | Just Plum Crazy

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #blogger #paypalcash #cash♥ Brittany | Mommy on Demand ♥ Emily | My Love for Words ♥ Kimberly | Life Is A Lullaby ♥ Stephanie | Managing A Home ♥ Linda | Crafts a la Mode ♥ Jillian | Baby Doodah ♥ Nikki | MBA sahm ♥ Emily | Our House Now A Home ♥ Jodi | The Noise Of Boys ♥ Ronda | Kitchen Dreaming ♥ Sarah | Life In A Breakdown ♥ Heather | Mommy Only Has 2 Hands ♥ Bianca | Little Mommy Nest ♥ Gina | Money Savvy Living ♥ Mel | Melly Moments ♥ Ce Ce | A Chicago Mom

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #blogger #paypalcash #cash♥ Rabia | The Lieber Family Blog ♥ Lisa | Cool Coatz Graphics ♥ Nicole | Nibbles By Nic ♥ Dana | Chocolate and Sunshine ♥ Cathy | Three Kids and a Fish

Please be sure and thank the team of amazing bloggers who joined me to offer this phenomenal cash prize! I encourage you to hop over and take a peek into their paradise!

May good luck pursue you each day and night! Happy St. Patricks Day from all of us to you!

Luck of the Irish Giveaway | #giveaway #stpatricksday #paypalcash #win

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open worldwide to participants with a verified PayPal account.
Three entries will be drawn for $500 PayPal Cash to each of the three winners.
All entries will be verified. In the event an entry can not be verified participant chooses to forfeit that entry and another winner will be chosen.
Winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email.
Giveaway will run from February 20, 12AM PDT Time to March 17, 11:59PM SDT.
Any taxes or fees associated with the winnings of this contest are the sole responsibility of the winner according to their county, state and/or country laws.
CASH prize is in US Dollars and will not be converted to any foreign currency.
Void where prohibited by law.
Read More

Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo is a typical dish in Latin America infused with a delicious bold chicken flavor that everyone loves! This is a great one-pan meal that is ready in no time! 

Arroz Con Pollo Piece of Home

We never realized how much the locals LOVE Arroz Con Pollo until one night, one of our friends was having a birthday. Just to complete the story, on a regular basis as in like everyday, they eat rice and beans. We asked him what he want for his birthday and he right away said, Arroz Con Pollo.

Um… Don’t you have rice every day!!??

Well, Arroz Con Pollo is different. And it’s really delicious. So I could see where he was coming from!

Have a fiesta tonight and try Arroz Con Pollo!

Arroz Con Pollo Bowl

Arroz Con Pollo Print Button 50

Recipe Card Border 2


3 cups rice, cooked
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons minced cilantro
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 cups chicken , cooked, shredded
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 Tbs. Salsa Lizano or Soy Sauce
Optional Additions: corn, chopped green beans, peas


1. In a medium saucepan, boil the chicken in water until no longer pink. Reserve the water to use for chicken broth.

2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil until bubbling. Add the rice and stir until browned.

3. Add the chicken broth and stir. Cover and let simmer until rice is tender. About 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Shred the chicken, chop onion, dice bell pepper and mince garlic.

5. Once the rice is tender, add the chicken, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and sauces to the rice. Depending on how juicy you want the rice, you may want to add less or more spaghetti sauce to get the right consistency.

6. Heat on low until the rice is warmed evenly. Serve hot.


In Costa Rica, Arroz Con Pollo is always served with potato chips. We haven’t figured out why but that is the tradition! Some of the locals use different sauces that you wouldn’t be able to find in the States but this is the closest I’ve come to their recipe!

Alyssa Signature


Read More

Happy Birthday Gift Tags or Printables

Use for gift tags or for larger prints – these happy birthday gift tags or printables will dress up your presents or your party with just the right flair! 

The Cutest Birthday Gift Tags


Always looking for something to dress up your present to the birthday champ and come up with nothing cute? Just wait. Wait I tell you. These happy birthday gift tags are so stinkin’ adorable! It’s gotta be the Indian flair.

Happy Birthday Gift Tag or Printable Pink

Duh! Of course it’s the Indian Style flair! Your Birthday celebrity will LOVE these birthday wishes!

Click HERE To Print the Gift Tags!

As I was having fun making these adorable gift tags, I thought how adorable they would look as decor at a party as well!

So just for you, I made these bigger so you can print them! You should be able to print as big as 16×20! I’ve gotten these types of prints done at Costco and have been very happy with it!

Click HERE to Print the Plum and Tan Design!

Plum and Tan Birthday Tag or Printable

This.Plum.Color. Sooo in love! It’s beautiful!

Click HERE to Print the Plum Design!

Happy Birthday Gift Tag or Printable Pink Plum

Click HERE to Print the Coral & Plum Design!

Coral and Plum Happy Birthday Tag or Printable

Of course, the coral and aqua mix is super fun and gorgeous combo!

Click HERE to Print the Coral & Aqua Design!

Grey Blue Happy Birthday Tag or Printable

Gold and Coral, so elegant and chic!

Click HERE to Print the Gold Design!

Gold and Coral Happy Birthday Tag or Printable

Click HERE to Print the Aqua Design!

Happy Birthday Gift Tag or Printable

Aqua and pink mix are a fun color combo! Perfect for a girl party!

Click HERE to Print the Aqua and Pink Design!

Happy Birthday Gift Tag or Printable Pink

If you have a party and use these decorations, be sure to take a photo and #hashtag @Piecesofhome on Twitter or Tag Piece of Home on Facebook so I can see your decor!

Have fun!

Alyssa Signature

Read More

21 Romantic Breakfast In Bed Recipes

Nothing says “I love you” better than a sweet and thoughtful breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day!

Romantic Breakfast in Bed Recipes

My sister and I were talking the other day about breakfast in bed ideas for Valentine’s Day and now I can’t get the ideas out of my head! I LOVE nothing more than a relaxed Saturday morning where we can take time and have a nice breakfast.

I must say, I think breakfast in bed is one of the most romantic things a guy could do for a girl. I love when my husband makes me breakfast. So far I haven’t had a breakfast in bed surprise (but I think I’ve been dropping enough hints haha)

Before I introduce all these amazing recipes, first… Check out this AWESOME Breakfast in Bed Serving Tray! The coolest part? It can be reversed so you can use it as a bed table for computing, etc… So awesome! It’s definitely on my wish list!

breakfast in bed tray

Ok, Ok, here are some of my absolute FAVORITE recipes for this Valentine’s Day! These recipes are just perfect for a Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed!

#1 Nutella French Toast with Strawberries from My Honeys Place
 So Nutella with Strawberries, an obvious Yes!


# 2 Stuffed Strawberry French Toast from She Wears Many Hats
 Stuffed French Toast with this amazing mixture on top would definitely get me smiling!


#3 Strawberry Cream Cheese Crepes from Favorite Family Recipes
Crepes are so simple! There’s no reason not to have breakfast in bed with these!


#4 Apple Pizza from Piece of Home
The oatmeal crust on this is really to die for! It feels like you are having pie for breakfast!

Apple Pizza with Glaze Piece of Home

#5 Raspberry Sunrise Soothie from Damn Delicious
This looks like one of those bring-a-smile-to-my-face-immediately kind of smoothies!


#6 Raspberry Swirl Rolls from A Homemade Living
Ok, so maybe not the easiest for a husband to tackle but the effort wouldn’t go unnoticed!

raspberry swirl rolls

#7 LOVE Pancakes from Stepable
Simplicity, folks! Look how simply adorable this is! I need to remember that sometimes simple is better!


#8 Pancake Skewers with Berries from Frugal Coupon Living
Now these just seem like a whole family climb into bed and enjoy! How adorable!


#9 Dark Chocolate Crepes from Girl Versus Dough
You had me at Dark Chocolate. Enough said.

chocolate crepes

#10 Apple Scones from Piece of Home
A moist apple scone with glaze. Right up on my “special” list!

Apple-Scones-dough-slices Piece of Home

#11 Cannoli Stuffed French Toast from Two Peas and Their Pod
 Dessert for Breakfast??? Um, TOTALLY!


#12 Breakfast in Bed/Beach in Thailand from Crossing Island
Because I can dream right? But who says breakfast in bed always has to be in your room! Take a breakfast picnic! Oh, and because I’m totally crushing on Thailand right now!!

breakfast at beach

#13 Blueberry Croissant Puff from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Someone is finally taking all the glory away from Strawberries! Now Blueberries gives some pretty big competition!


#14 Breakfast in Bed with 14 Balloons from Pink Pistachio
Just sayin’, I would totally die if someone ever did this for me. How sweet!

breakfast with balloons

#15 Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake from Piece of Home
I don’t think you can ever go wrong with Banana Bread! This easy oatmeal bake is hardly any work at all! Make it the night before even!

Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake Piece of Home

#16 Aebleskivers or Pancake Balls from The Baker Upstairs
Something new to try! These remind me of Cake Puffs!


#17 Red Velvet French Toast with Cream Cheese Filling from Easy Peasy Mealz
I love how we can make simple into a really special treat! Love this!


#18 Strawberry Scones from Natashas Kitchen
Scones, its just…sigh. Oh how I love me them scones!


#19 Pancake Puff from Piece of Home
With the smallest ingredient list ever, this is the easiest way to get a stylish breakfast without breaking a sweat!

Pancake Puff Piece of Home

#20 Strawberry Nutella Stacked French Toast from Recipe By Photo
Here we go again with that thing called Nutella. I just drool every time I think about it!


#21 Red Velvet Waffles from What The Fork
 OOooo! What a fun twist to waffles! So creative!


This Valentine’s Day is all about Breakfast in Bed!

Now what did I tell you!? Aren’t these all amazing!  Enjoy a long Saturday morning with one (or two!) of these amazing recipes!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Alyssa Signature

Read More

Thank You Cards Printable

Everyone loves a good Thank You card! Not only is it very thoughtful of the sender but a simple adorable card can mean the world to the receiver!

Free Thank You Cards Piece of Home


I love the simple cuteness of these thank you cards! This thank you cards printable is ready (and waiting!) for you to print out! Just that simple!


Print these on white card stock, cut along the borders and fold in half! This is a great 4×6 card that will be sure to brighten someone’s day!

Chevron! I’m not the only one obsessed! Isn’t it just adorable!?

Click HERE to Print Teal Chevron Thank You Card.

Blue Chevron Thank You Card

Totally diggin’ this retro look! Love the teal and red mix! This would be a good card to use for a guy, Brother, Dad, or Grandpa!

Click HERE to Print Retro Style Thank You Card

Retro Thank You Card

Baby shower thank you’s? So many ways to use this one!

Click HERE to Print Light Blue Chevron Thank You Card

Thank You Card Light Blue

Baby Girl Shower or Birthday Thank You’s! Love this pink!

Click HERE to Print Pink Chevron Thank You Card

Thank You Card Pink

So elegant! I’m thinking best friend, mom, or grandma.

Click HERE to Print Elegant Flower Thank You Card

Thank You Grey Flower Background

This reminds me of a sunny day! I love this pale yellow!

Click HERE to Print Yellow Chevron Thank You Card.

Yellow Chevron Thank You Card

These would be very fun to print at home but if you want better print quality you can try to get these printed at Kinko’s or other print shops for pretty cheap on Card Stock. It would still be cheaper than buying your own Thank You cards!


Alyssa Signature

Read More

Crab Rangoon

Wontons filled with rich and creamy cream cheese with crab. A delicious appetizer or snack that will have you CRAVING for more!!

Crab Rangoon Piece of Home


I’ve known for practically my whole life that cream cheese mixed with anything = happiness. Crab meat with cream cheese baked in a thin wonton wrapper is one of those “anythings” that has that amazing quality!

I made my own wontons wrappers for these yummy baked crab rangoons! I though it would be hard but now that I’ve done it, I would totally do it again!

Crab Wontons with Sauce

Baked Crab Rangoon Print Button 50

Recipe Card Border 2


1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 8-oz package cream cheese
6 oz of imitation crab meat
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
48 wonton wrappers
2 eggs, beaten


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Combine garlic powder, cream cheese, crab, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce in a bowl.

3. Place 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each wonton skin. Brush the edges with beaten eggs and fold the wonton skin diagonally to form a triangle, pressing edges to seal. Create a crown by pulling both bottom corners together and sealing.

4. Arrange the rangoons on a lightly sprayed baking sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, just until golden brown.

{adapted from Six Sister’s Stuff}

Alyssa Signature

Crab Wontons

Read More