Cooking for a family, while making family time

Desserts & Sweets

Grape Structures

Grape Structures

I like to plan a few home activities for the kids when they’re with me all summer. We had done structures like this at a family school event before but with marshmallows. The kids and I both loved building them together so I was eager […]

Patriotic Parfait

Patriotic Parfait

Alright so parfait is a stretch, but the title was too cute to resist. However, you could layer this like a parfait and it would ring true to its title. Now that we got our food terminology out of the way we can get to […]

Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

I had quickly written about these before but never in a formal post. Summer snack fest is upon us Mom’s now that it’s summer break. I like to have some extra healthy options around the house for the kids when they’re bugging for ANOTHER snack. […]

Easy Homemade Lemonade

Easy Homemade Lemonade

This recipe lives up to its title, EASY! It only requires 3 ingredients, one of which is water, so really only 2 ingredients! This lemonade comes together quick and is a hit for springtime potlucks, barbecues or birthday parties. Once you master the base of […]

Valentine’s Day Double Danish

Valentine’s Day Double Danish

Back at Christmas time I was working hard on candy cane danishes and a friend of mine mentioned using Nutella as the filling. That was all I needed, the light bulb went off and here we have our double danish, which just so happens to […]

Strawberry Almond Candy Cane Danish

Strawberry Almond Candy Cane Danish

I have to give credit for this creation to my middle daughter. She loves to help me in the kitchen and has recently become very into watching those cooking videos that are so captivating! She loves to look at my news feed with me on […]

2 Ingredient Fruit Dip

2 Ingredient Fruit Dip

We had a holiday open house to attend this afternoon and I borrowed a new recipe from a good friend of mine to bring. It was such a hit with both the kids and adults. Also, you can’t beat it being only 2 ingredients. Ingredients: […]

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

This is Christmas morning in our house. I’ve made monkey bread every year for Christmas morning since my husband and I started dating many moons ago. It’s become a really special tradition we’ve gotten to pass onto the kids. Now the kids even request it […]

Edible Gingerbread House “Glue”

Edible Gingerbread House “Glue”

It’s hard to believe Christmas will be here in LESS than two weeks! December is flying by, as it usually does with all of the fun holiday things everyone has going on. One big tradition in our house is gingerbread house building. We usually make […]

Peppermint Patty Cookie Cups

Peppermint Patty Cookie Cups

If you’re not a fan of York peppermint patties, feel free to skip this recipe. If you love them like my husband does, then these cookies are for you! I stumbled upon these mini peppermint patties when I grabbed the unwrapped mini Reese’s peanut butter […]