Gingerbread has been a traditional Christmas decoration for generations. My kids and I have enjoyed making gingerbread houses together for years, from basic graham cracker creations to more complicated designs.Â But this is the most complicated one we have ever made, a Gingerbread Noahâ€™s Ark!
I love using candy molds to make decorative cookies, because it is so easy and the result looks cool. These cookies are always a huge hit at parties, and look like they took much more effort than they really did. I made these Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos in multiple colors of candy, but even if […]
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Global Influence, with product provided by Hersheyâ€™s. Halloween is all about the candy! I recently received a huge box of candy from Hersheyâ€™s, full of Halloween goodies! The box contained Rolos, Halloween Kit Kats, Caramel Apple Lollipops, Reeseâ€™s Peanut Butter Cups, York Peppermint Patties, Hersheyâ€™s Milk Chocolate, Kisses and […]
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Football Game Day is always fun for my family! This year our teams aren’t doing so well though. Our local college team is Syracuse University, […]
I have been trying hard to lose weight this summer, but sometimes it is hard to resist desserts! My 17 year old had crepes on a trip to Montreal this spring, and has been bugging me to make them for her. Once I did a little research I realized that crepes are actually pretty low […]
Summer is the time of year for popsicles! The great thing about making your own ice pops is that it is very easy, and you can use all natural ingredients and create your own flavors and designs. You can use yogurt to make thicker and more creamy pops, but I also like the ones that […]
Summer will be here soon and that means lots of fresh fruit My family’s favorite fruit is blueberries, although strawberries are a close second. We love to just eat them fresh, but sometimes we use them for dessert. I have made Strawberry Fool before, but last week my daughter Eleanor decided to make Blueberry Fool, […]
With Syracuse University playing in the Final Four this year I wanted to make a special dessert to celebrate and eat during the game on Saturday! It has been 10 years since Syracuse made the Final Four, so it is not an everyday occurrence. I received my Master’s Degree from Syracuse, and have lived near […]
My family and I had great fun making these cute popcorn balls for Christmas this year. These are traditional treats, and although the process is a little messy it is worth it. You can also experiment with different flavor extracts to make each taste a little different. We made the green balls vanilla flavored and […]
My son had to make a dessert for his homeschool co-op history class, and he ended up making this Maple Nut Cake. It is supposed to be colonial although I am not sure how colonial a packaged cake mix is. Anyway it was a way to use some of the maple extract I bought a […]
We have lots and lots of Cheerios in the house right now, so I wanted to make a Cheerio dessert.Â The Cheerios website has a whole section of recipes on it, and I modified the Banana Nut Snack Bars recipe to make these chocolate covered Cheerio Snack Bars.
I made this delicious bread pudding using the organic fruits and nuts that I received from Bella Viva Orchards. I love apricots and almonds, and I thought they would make a great combination for a bread pudding. I tried to make the recipe not too unhealthy, so the recipes has less eggs, sugar and butter […]
I am always looking for fun activities to do with my kids. Yesterday we went ice skating, and one of the things I realized while we were there is that I haven’t been doing as many fun activities with my children as I used to when they were younger. It seems that I am always […]
Working on the assumption that almost everything tastes better with chocolate, I decided to add chocolate chips to my Meringue Cookies this year. I like to make Meringues, because they are so simple and involve so few ingredients, and they melt in your mouth when you eat them. They are also about as low calorie […]
I love the Peppermint Kisses candies. They look so cute and you can really taste the candy cane flavor. So this year instead of making cookies with chocolate Kisses I wanted to use the Peppermint Kisses in a cookie. I kept it very simple and just put them on top of sugar cookies as they […]
I love apple pie, and fall seems like the best time to make it. I found this recipe in the The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion cookbook, and decided I had to try it. It uses rum and cider in the apple pie filling, which intrigued me. It was delicious, and the small amount of […]
After we went blueberry picking last week we had enough blueberries left to make cobbler. I combined them with cherries because I had a bunch of those left in the refrigerator. They tasted really good together, I liked using the combination of two different fruits.
Have you seen cake pops? They are super cute little cakes on a stick that are easy to make and fun to decorate. Iâ€™ve been seeing them on the web a lot lately, and have been meaning to try making them. This weekend my 14 year old daughterâ€™s dance class was cancelled, so we had […]