All my posts lately have seemed to have revolved around one of my good friends. She’s the one that nagged me to make her something sweet that led to my Blueberry Coffee Cake and she also helped me make these delicious cookies. I’m not sure if that make her my muse or just my motivation but either way I’ll take it. Her and her children came over on Martin Luther King, Jr Day since the kids were off school AGAIN! We’ve had so many snows days that another day home alone with our kids just didn’t sound like very much
Traditional coffee cake flavors with a layer of sweet fruit make this blueberry coffee cake a winner for brunch or a coffee date with friends. I haven’t really been interested in baking or cooking lately. In fact, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve made anything new. I just haven’t felt like it and while I’ve still been making dinner and did some baking for Christmas, I haven’t been at all creative with it. But when I invited a friend over for coffee and she teased that she expected something amazing to eat, I actually felt like baking. I had
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterWithCraisins #CollectiveBias No Bake Cranberry White Chocolate Granola Bars are a healthy but delicious snack! My family loves snacks. I have friends who don’t give their kids snacks. However, I find myself feeling hungry mid-afternoon, so I think I would have a hard time going without snacks, let alone making my kids go without snacks. So rather than say no to snacks, I try to have healthy snack options in our home, such as these no bake cranberry white chocolate granola bars. I
Flavorful and delicious apricot upside-down cake is a fun spin on the old classic! A friend of mine offered apricot trees for me to pick this year. The one tree was loaded. Like seriously loaded with fruit. The limbs were bent down so far my kids were able to help pick, and we loaded up a bucketful plus a cooler full (since I couldn’t find any other buckets at that moment). We brought the apricots home, and then had to try and decide what to do with them. I knew I wanted to prep some to make jam with Kerry
Sweet and summery Lemon Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are a fun treat! Lemon curd ice cream sandwiched between two delicious lemon cookies! At a recent family gathering, my sister offered to bring dessert. She had been checking out this recipe, and wanted to try it on us. She made it and offered me the recipe (plus the chance to photograph her delicious dessert) for our blog, and of course I couldn’t resist! These lemon cookie ice cream sandwiches were so delicious! The lemon cookies would have been a treat by themselves. And I was surprisingly fond of the lemon ice
Dark chocolate and berries come together in this delightfully light and fluffy salad! Is Dark Chocolate Berry Salad a salad or a dessert? It’s up to you! My sister-in-law makes a Pistachio Pudding that’s delicious and super easy! I got the recipe from her, and have made it several times, but right before the 4th of July when I went to the store they were missing one of the ingredients. I needed to figure out something else to make for our family picnic, and didn’t want to run all over town looking for ingredients, so I came up with a
Cooling and refreshing, Virgin Frozen Watermelon Margaritas are a fun mocktail the whole family will enjoy! Plus check out the fabulous KitchenAid giveaway after the recipe card! During the summer, I love having fun recipes on hand that can help cool us off. I make a lot of popsicles, but I wanted to try making a fun drink for my kids to mix things up. So I came up with these fun virgin frozen watermelon margaritas! These couldn’t be easier to make! And they only require 2 ingredients, so they whip up in a flash! I’m super excited to get
Over 50 must try blueberry recipes. Breads, Smoothies, desserts and many more amazing blueberry recipes. I love berries in general and blueberries are some of my favorite. And since they are in season right now, I figured now was a perfect time to find more great blueberry recipes. I love having them for breakfast, dessert or even for dinner! This is part of our Harvest Recipe Roundup Series. Be sure to check out all the yummy veggie and fruit recipes! Over 50 Blueberry Recipes An InLinkz Link-up What your favorite blueberry recipe? And check out all the Harvest Roundups!
Healthy, non-dairy, & full of protein, this Skinny Banana Split Milkshake only tastes indulgent. I can no longer eat ice cream and man do I miss it! My oldest daughter can’t have dairy either so I’ve been exploring more ways to make “fake” ice cream. This is my new favorite way to have ice cream without really having ice cream. My daughter and I just recently switched to almond milk and we’re still getting used to it. But I absolutely love it in smoothies. For this one, I bought chocolate almond milk and my daughter and I both love it.
Raspberry Cake with Chocolate Frosting is a cake packed with fresh raspberries and covered in a delicious chocolate frosting. Our recipe for Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake has been a huge hit, both on the blog and every time I’ve made it. As we have a large extended family, I usually have to make 2 cakes for birthdays, and I usually try to make 2 different kinds. So for Baby Girl’s 2nd birthday last summer, I made the strawberry cake and also made a twist on the recipe to create Raspberry Cake with Chocolate Frosting. I knew that I wanted to