Baking · Candy · Desserts

Crockpot Christmas Crack

Have you ever dreamed of being one of those people who hands out homemade candy at Christmas, but secretly loathe those with that much time on their hands during the holidays? Well my friend, this recipe is for you. I've been making cookies, candies, treats and tasty things at Christmas time for two decades (sheesh… Continue reading Crockpot Christmas Crack

Baking · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner · Pie

Happy Pi Day!

It's March 14th! That means math rules the day and we get to celebrate by eating pie! Yes, the third month, the fourteenth day is very special around here. For it is the glorious day we celebrate the tool that helps us calculate all circular things. 3.14 = pi. March 14th = pie. Here are… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!

Baking · Birthdays · Cake · Desserts · Kids · Snacks

Ice Cream Flowerpots

The crème de la crème of my daughter's American Girl Tea Party Birthday were these Ice Cream Flowerpots. They were all she talked about after visiting the American Girl Bistro for a friend's birthday a year ago, so I knew they absolutely had to make it to the tea-table when we had our own American… Continue reading Ice Cream Flowerpots

Baking · Birthdays · Cake · Cookies · Cooking · Desserts · Kids · Lunch · Muffins · Snacks · Tea parties

American Girl Tea Party Birthday

After begging for an American Girl doll the past three years, my daughter's greatest desire was granted her last birthday with the gift of a green-eyed, curly blonde haired mini-me. She promptly named her doll "Maddie" and they've been inseparable ever since. The gratification of at last owning an American Girl doll all of her… Continue reading American Girl Tea Party Birthday

Baking · Breakfast · Muffins

Oatmeal to Go Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

As a homeschooling family, I only have to cram breakfast in while packing lunches and getting out the door on time once a week. We have a weekly co-op, and every Tuesday, amid the scramble, I marvel at all you moms and dads who run the gauntlet of morning activity every day. "Where are my… Continue reading Oatmeal to Go Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Baking · Cake · Desserts

Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

I have no clue why it's called a trifle. The word means something of little importance or value. This dessert isn't anywhere in that neighborhood. It is gorgeous, fresh and delicious. My first experience with trifle was during a visit to Victoria during tea at Butchart Gardens. I devoured layers of soaked sponge-cake, fruit and… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

More red, white and blue happiness for your Fourth of July celebrations! Start with a bag of sugar cookie mix and the ingredients needed (according to your package) for rolled sugar cookies. You can also just use whatever rolled sugar cookie recipe you love. If the butter is supposed to be softened, you should be… Continue reading Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Baking · Cake · Desserts

White Almond Sour Cream Cake

This is the best "doctored" cake mix ever. It is incredibly versatile, suitable for all occasions, themes and tastes. I use it at every single birthday and absolutely love it. This cake is sturdy enough to stack a few high, but also has a light texture and deliciously rich taste. I've used this cake for… Continue reading White Almond Sour Cream Cake

Appetizers · Baking · Cooking · Dinner · Lunch · Snacks

Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs

Perfect hard-boiled eggs require very specific boiling time, and the max you can boil at a time (perfectly) is about 12. My hard-boiled eggs recipe has served me well for many years. But there's a new sheriff in town. Alton Brown. More specifically, his gloriously creamy, perfectly cooked, dozens at a time baked eggs. With… Continue reading Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs

Appetizers · Baking · Breakfast · Candy · Cooking · Desserts

Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!

Easter is coming! Here's a round-up of some of my favorite springtime breakfasts, sides and desserts, perfect for your family get-together this week! Just click on the recipe title to be taken to the full recipe! Enjoy and Happy Easter! Lemon Monkey Bread This easy breakfast roll is bursting with lemon flavor and the freshness… Continue reading Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!