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Kitchen Essentials I Learned From My Mom

My sweet mom has done so much for me throughout my life. I can’t begin to repay her for all the amazing life skills she’s taught me over the years. I’m thrilled to celebrate my lovely mom this Mother’s Day! I… Continue Reading →

These Sweetie Pies Are A Perfect Treat For Valentine’s Day

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Treat? I spotted these sweetie pies from the Farm Chicks at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d hit that nail right on the head! More Valentine’s Day fun: Sophisticated brownie sundae Cutting symmetrical… Continue Reading →

Jam-Filled Pie Crust Cookies

We’ve been baking a lot of pies lately. My youngest daughter came up behind me when I was rolling out pie crust and asked if she could get out the cookie cutters. I remembered being a little girl and loving… Continue Reading →

17 Must-Have Kids Cooking Tools

We’re heading into baking season.  Are you excited?  Over the weekend I had to stop myself from pulling out a can of pumpkin puree to turn into muffins.  It’s still 90 degrees outside after all. :) My kids are showing… Continue Reading →

Bagels from Benny with Mommy and Me Bookclub

Storybook Summer post by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club Our family leaves the library with 5 large tote bags filled to the brim on a weekly basis. We enjoy most of the books we read, but sometimes, one book… Continue Reading →

Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie…. Continue Reading →

Baked Fries with Rosemary-Lemon Salt

Our family really likes homemade baked fries.  We used to make them really plain with just salt.  Then we moved to salt and black pepper.  And now we’ve been enjoying flavored salt.  Rosemary and lemon are a perfect combination for… Continue Reading →

Mango Chocolate Chip Bread

Mangoes were on sale and I went a little crazy. I have a hard time passing up a good deal. I used the mangoes to make my usual smoothies and salads, but I still had ripe mangoes to use. I decided to… Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash Puff Pastry Trucks

Guest post by Ariela of Sweet Happy Life When my son was a baby he loved butternut squash. In fact, he liked it so much that during one check-up our doctor was all: “Does he eat a lot of squash?… Continue Reading →

Hanukkah Ideas, Holiday Bake Along, and a Sewing Contest

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so… Continue Reading →

Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am already excited about Christmas. I love Christmas music, trimming the tree, holiday parties, and all of the other festivities, but the best part is the holiday baking. I go cookie crazy! I… Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Brown Butter

I’m always late for the party. And I was really late coming to the brown butter party. I thought, “Meh. It’s just melted butter.”  Then I made this cake…and it changed my life. I never exaggerate about these types of… Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Crumb Bars

We have four giant rhubarb plants and they have been producing rhubarb like crazy this year. I have made rhubarb everything-shortcake, applesauce, bread, sorbet, and cobbler. I’ve had a hard time keeping up, but I was determined to not let… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Doughy Goodness

It’s time to share some ooey-gooey doughy goodness from over at the M&T Spotlight. Here are a few fun ideas and recipes that stuck out! *Next week I’ll be sharing your Back to School ideas and tutorials. So submit your… Continue Reading →

Warning: Easy Recipe for Homemade Bread

And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François…. Continue Reading →

Reese’s Pieces Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

It is the end of the school year and I am sure the kids are getting anxious for summer vacation. To help them survive the end of the year, make them a special after school treat, Reese’s Pieces Flourless Peanut… Continue Reading →

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I love bananas, but I can never eat them fast enough, they always turn brown. I don’t mind though because then I have an excuse to bake:) I usually make banana bread or banana cinnamon chip cake, but I recently… Continue Reading →

Rosemary Peasant Bread

Thanks again to my baking friends Becca and Jenn, I have been enjoying another one of their great recipes. French Peasant Bread, but with a twist, I add Rosemary. It makes it taste just like the hot steamy delicious Macaroni… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

This crazy looking plant is called Rhubarb. It’s actually a vegetable and has a sweet tart taste, making it a perfect ingredient for pies and cakes. My Mom has two of these giant plants in her yard and now is… Continue Reading →

Homemade Bread Crumbs

Bread crumbs give your food a little extra crunch. They are great topped on a casserole, for breading chicken or fish, and over baked pasta. Here is my version of easy to make Homemade Bread Crumbs. I started making my… Continue Reading →

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