Dessert
Cupcakes from Heaven: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cupcakes from Heaven: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I have been on quite a cupcake kick lately.  And the most recent concoction I tried was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.  I have found some interesting and tasty recipes on the world wide web, and I have been making my own icing too!  I think that the homemade icing really makes it extra tasty....

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

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

I found the best EASY Banana Cupcake recipe!  Pair it with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing and you have an amazing concoction! Easy Banana Cupcakes + Cinnamon Buttercream Icing Yesterday afternoon I realized that in my obstinate denial of my youngest baby’s first birthday I had completely forgotten that we should indeed have some kind of dessert...
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 Stove top: Truck Stop Chili Italian Sausage Soup Sweet Treats:...

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...

Mini 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!

Milkshakes for Lunch!

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...
Easy Snickers Pie Recipe

Easy Snickers Pie Recipe

If you love Snickers candy bars then you will love this Easy Snickers Pie recipe. My cousin Vicky made this pie for me several years ago, and it is one of my favorite pies! This Snickers Pie is so easy to make, there’s no need to bake and they are always a crowd pleaser.   And...