Dessert

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

We are celebrating Valentine’s Day family-style today.  Don’t worry, we had a date night to celebrate as well.  But the kids get so excited about this holiday that we have to have some festivities at home for them as well.  I made some tasty cupcakes (using recipes from Just Jenn Recipes  for Brown Sugar Cupcakes &...
Banana Cupcakes + Cinnamon Buttercream Icing = A Birthday Treat Fit for a Prince

Banana Cupcakes + Cinnamon Buttercream Icing = A Birthday Treat Fit for a Prince

Yesterday afternoon I realized that in my obstinate denial of my baby’s first birthday I had completely forgotten that we should indeed have some kind of dessert to celebrate today.  So I scoured the pantry to see what I had on hand, and went through my never-ending list of recipes that I’ve been dying to...
Sugar Cookies: A Holiday Tradition

Sugar Cookies: A Holiday Tradition

Each Christmas I get together with the ladies in my family and we spend an entire day baking sweet treats to share with friends and family.  It’s always a special day, filled with laughter, flour, reminiscing, icing and love.  This year we made buckeyes, oatmeal chocolate chip cranberry cookies (thank you Anna!), peppermint bark, oreo...

Mini Pumpkin Pies & Our Halloween Menu

Here it is, for your cooking pleasure…our Halloween menu & a recipe for my favorite Halloween sweet treat…Mini Pumpkin Pies. Our Halloween Party Menu: Appetizers and Snacks: French Onion Dip (from scratch, served with “everything” bagels) Buffalo Chicken Dip The candy corn/peanut payday mix On the Stovetop: Truck Stop Chili Italian Sausage Soup Sweet Treats: Pumpkin...

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

We are big fans of Pumpkin Muffins around these parts…all year long.  They are easy to make with canned or fresh pumpkin, and they are great treats to add to packed lunches.  I usually make a huge batch of them and freeze a bunch so I can pop them into lunches.  We’ve also made mass...

Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Last week we made strawberry-banana frozen yogurt popsicles.  This was such a  fun “cooking” activity and a delicious dessert for a hot summer day.   It’s really quite simple, if you have the popsicle molds… First you measure out one cup of vanilla yogurt (we used french vanilla…mmmmmm) Second: Cut up one banana Then cut up...

Itty Bitty Fruit Cobblers

I found this amazing recipe for individual raspberry cobblers on the Pioneer Woman  blog, and I just had to make them!  I love fruit cobbler, it’s a perfect summertime treat with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I decided to make these fruit cobblers for a summertime grill out.  They took no time at...
Milkshakes for Lunch ... Bad Mommy!

Milkshakes for Lunch … Bad Mommy!

So for lunch today I made milkshakes.  True story.  Would you like the recipe?  Milk + Chocolate Syrup + Ice Cream = YUM!  I didn’t even try to pretend it was healthy by throwing in some fruit.  Nope.  Pure chocolatey goodness for lunch.  I did slice an apple and put out a bowl of grapes...
The Quest for an Allergen Free Cake

The Quest for an Allergen Free Cake

Last week I searched for an allergen free cake recipe for Sam’s birthday that was egg-free & peanut-free but not taste-free.  Oh, and it had to be chocolate of course.  I had lots of suggestions from friends, but I ended up using a recipe I found online at allrecipes.com for an egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free cake...