Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake | Kitchen Joy

We’re going retro today, and I’m loving it…canned fruit and all. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is bright and cheery, and just what I needed in my life to celebrate the arrival of Spring. Beside that, going more than a week or two without baking a cake makes me ache inside. I was inspired to make this cake […]

Foodie Field Trip: Food Blog Forum Orlando 2015

Foodie Field Trip: Food Blog Forum Orlando 2015

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend my very first blogging event. Food Blog Forum 2015 was held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We were treated to all of the luxuries one might imagine in the happiest place on earth. Lovely rooms at the Grand Floridian Resort. A Welcome Party […]

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies - Kitchen Joy

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all. My last name may start with “Mc”, but I’m Dutch through and through. That won’t stop me from enjoying some Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches tomorrow though. This recipe is actually for the chocolate cookies that make up the sandwich, it is not for homemade Mint Chocolate […]

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon - Kitchen Joy

You guys. I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I didn’t share this with you sooner. I’m sorry that you need to go to the store right now just to buy a pound of bacon and dark brown sugar. I’m not sorry for how much you’re going to enjoy this candied bacon. I first made this candied […]

Foodie Field Trip: Walt Disney World Epcot Pastry Crawl

Walt Disney World Epcot Pastry Crawl - Kitchen Joy

Spring Break is approaching quickly, and hopefully some of you will find  yourself spending some time at the happiest place on earth. I was fortunate enough to spend last weekend attending an event held at Walt Disney World, so I did some “research” for you. Pastry research. I’m going to share with you my Epcot […]

Spicy Mac and Cheese with Grilled Chicken

Spicy Mac & Cheese with Grilled Chicken - Kitchen Joy

There are some things I will never outgrow. Today I get to travel to Walt Disney World in Orlando to attend Food Blog Forum 2015, my first blogging event. I’ve wanted to go to an event for a while, and Kitchen Joy just had its 2nd birthday so this seemed an appropriate way to celebrate. […]

Bread Pudding with Warm Vanilla Sauce

Bread Pudding with Warm Vanilla Sauce - Kitchen Joy

Before I tell you how utterly delicious this recipe is and how you should make it right away,  I give you permission encouragement to serve this either for dessert or breakfast. Or both. On the same day. Bread Pudding with Warm Vanilla Sauce was something that for some reason I simply had to have on a daily […]

Spinach and Chicken White Lasagna

Chicken and Spinach White Lasagna- Kitchen Joy

In the battle between white sauce lasagna and red sauce lasagna, I am a firm believer in calling it a tie. Why should anyone have to choose between two so incredible dishes that are sure to please almost anyone? One of my favorite menus for a casual dinner gathering is making one of each. There’s […]

Friday Favorites: Homemade Soup Edition

Friday Favorites: Homemade Soup Edition - Kitchen Joy

Happy Friday, Friends! We’ve made it to another weekend. I don’t know about you, but I have been fighting various illnesses for a week or so and my appetite has been suffering. Homemade soup is the answer to many of life’s dilemmas. Today I’ve gathered up some of my very favorites for your weekend inspiration. […]

Paczki (Fat Tuesday Donuts)

Paczki (Fat Tuesday Donuts) - Kitchen Joy

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday here in the U.S., which means it’s Paczki Day. What’s a Paczki? Paczki (pronounced “poonch-key”) are a yeast donut that usually have a filling and some sort of sweet coating or glaze. In Poland, I believe that rose jam is the most traditional filling. In Michigan, there are a lot of […]