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 · Desserts · Snacks

Oven Baked Apple Chips

First of all, my apologies for being away so long. Bad Tonya. Bad bad. I have allowed my life to become too full. Actually, I thought with both my children heading to school this fall, my schedule would free up substantially. Apparently having more time is the great lie of having school age children. Why… Continue reading Oven Baked Apple Chips

Baking · Snacks

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I have been looking for a no-fail, easy homemade granola bar recipe for a few weeks now. Fall is coming and my sweet Madison is starting Kindergarten. How did that happen so fast? I blinked and suddenly she was 5. Crazy. I cannot wait for after school snack time. I remember that being the best… Continue reading No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Baking · Breakfast · Snacks

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

My nieces came over unexpectedly today. My gluten/dairy free sweet lovelies. I had just pulled a Blueberries & Cream Pie out of the oven...which, (of course) they cannot eat. It's absolutely unacceptable for my sweet girls to come over to Auntie's house and not get a treat. But what to make? I remembered seeing this… Continue reading Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Trix Krispies

You heard that right. Trix. Krispies. No I am not kidding. Yes, they are as incredible as they sound. Now, I have to admit, I have not tried the various other krispie recipes I've seen around lately. Making them anyway. I've certainly consumed my fair share. It is all the rage to do outrageous things… Continue reading Trix Krispies

Baking · Breakfast · Cookies · Snacks

Breakfast Cookies

I'm always trying to find new ways to use up bananas. Somehow, there are always a few growing freckles on my counter. Banana bread or delicious Monkey Bites are usually what I bake up, but a breakfast cookie intrigued me. These "cookies" have the texture of baked oatmeal, but since they're dropped and baked on… Continue reading Breakfast Cookies

Desserts

Non-Dairy Strawberry Ice Cream

I do not have an ice cream maker. This upsets me greatly. However, this recipe for strawberry ice cream doesn't require a fancy confection making gadget. That fills my heart with joy and gladness. Just think, in only a few minutes you could be eating frosty creamy glorious ice cream. Added bonus, there's no added… Continue reading Non-Dairy Strawberry Ice Cream

Baking · Candy · Desserts · Snacks

Valentine’s Day Butter Mints

I think of butter mints alongside turkey and stuffing, not hearts and flowers. Thanksgiving always meant butter mints when I was a kid. My Nanny (English grandmother, not baby-sitter) would have a bowl of them sitting on top of her giant TV, temptingly out of reach. It was the best turkey day ever when I… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Butter Mints