Monday, May 20, 2019

Chewy Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are loaded with brown sugar and chocolate chips. They are quick and easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

close up of stack of brown sugar bars with chocolate chips

      Cookie bars are a time saving treat. They are a great way to make a dessert without lots of effort or multiple batches in the oven. This version has the warmth of brown sugar and goodness of chocolate chips baked in.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bread Pudding With Caramelized Maple Sauce

A classic bread pudding spiced with cinnamon and dotted with raisins is taken to the next level with a thick and buttery caramelized maple sauce.  It is definitely an old timey comfort food dessert!

     Soft and custardy bread pudding with just enough golden crunchy bits on top. This recipe definitely evokes a bit of nostalgia.  The raisins and bit of cinnamon help give this bread pudding that homey feeling you know and love. I decided to do something a bit different with the sauce though. Caramelized maple syrup takes this dessert to the next level of deliciousness!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Our Favorite Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Dough

This whole wheat pizza crust is the full package. It gets a nice crisp bottom and a nice chew. Plus it's a great way to get your whole grains!

two balls of whole wheat pizza dough on parchment paper

     Homemade pizza is one of life's greatest pleasures. You can make it just the way you like it! Pile up your favorite toppings on some of this whole wheat pizza crust and your taste buds are sure to be delighted. Plus you can make a pizza now and freeze a ball of dough for later. Double bonus!

Friday, May 17, 2019

No-Cook Banana Cream Pie

A delicious dessert is just minutes away. Recipes do not get much easier than this banana cream pie and the results are fabulous!

Slice of no cook banana cream pie with a pile of whipped cream on top on a yellow plate

       This super simple banana cream pie is perfect for a last minute dessert. It's also a great quick and easy make ahead. There is no cooking involved, it only takes a few minutes to make and requires just a few simple ingredients!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Honey Lemon Buttercream and Simple Beehive Cupcake Pull-apart Cake

Beautiful frosting kissed with the flavors of honey and lemon. It is great for decorating and tastes amazing too!

mixer paddle full of lemon honey buttercream

       American buttercream that dances across your taste buds with the flavor of honey and lemon. It is a perfect way to top cakes, cupcakes or cookies during the spring or summer. Really though, it would be great any time!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Green Slime Sherbet Punch

This fun green twist on a sherbet punch is bright and delicious. With plenty of lime, pineapple and fizzy ginger ale, it is tasty. We used it as slime punch at a science party, but it would also be great at a Ghostbusters party!

       A party needs punch. It's just a fact. It just makes it so much more fun. My husband and son are especially fond of sherbet punch, so we whipped up the green slime version for Little Dude's science birthday party. It was a limey hit!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A DIY Science Party

A look at our DIY science birthday party. It was a fun party for preschoolers and elementary aged kids with fun experiments and lots of laughs!

A look at our DIY science birthday party. It was a fun party for preschoolers and elementary aged kids with fun experiments and lots of laughs!

      This science themed party is a fun way to entertain the kids while possibly teaching them something too.  With lots of hands on experiments, we had tons of fun making a little bit of a mess and lots of memories. These activities may also be fun for classroom parties or field days.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sandra's Spinach Salad

Spinach salad is a favorite for good reason. It is loaded with yummy toppings that work so well with the homemade dressing and spinach base. Serve it as a side or make a meal of it!

bowl of spinach with eggs bacon and mushrooms on top. Jar of salad dressing and dizzle spoon nearby

     This spinach salad, with slight variations on the toppings included is a staple for summer dinners. The bacon and hard boiled eggs are a must on it. They just go so well with the homemade dressing. This is a salad that always has them coming back for seconds!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Poke Cake

Enjoy the classic chocolate and peanut butter Reese's peanut butter cup combo in bundt cake form. This poke cake is easy to make and will leave a lasting impression!

A close up of a slice of chocolate bundt cake filled with peanut butter and drizzled with peanut butter glaze with reese's peanut butter cups next to it and the remaining cake behind it

     This showstopper dessert is going to be requested again and again, so be prepared! Luckily the moist chocolate bundt cake is easy to put together. Then it is filled with peanut butter filling to make your mouth water and your eyes pop out of your head! Of course a drizzle of peanut butter glaze and some chopped peanut butter cups make this cake a beauty without a ton of effort. Trust me, you want to make this one!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Very Berry Strawberry Buttercream

American buttercream that is packed full of strawberry goodness. It tastes like a strawberry milkshake in frosting form! 🍓

close up of cupcakes with frilly wrappers and swirls of strawberry buttercream on top

      Strawberry buttercream may just become your new favorite recipe! It is simple to make and perfect for decorating desserts.  Just think how good it will be on chocolate cupcakes or fluffy white cupcakes. Really the possibilities are endless!
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