Jul 222016
 

Last week we celebrated Christmas in July with make-ahead Christmas projects, like my DIY Christmas coasters.  This week we’re continuing the party with holiday-inspired sweet treats and I have adorable Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes to share with you.

These Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are perfect for winter, Christmas, or Christmas in July!

These Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes combine a couple of treats I’ve been wanting to make for a long while: ice cream cone cupcakes, and snowmen cupcakes.  I figured the nod to summer using the ice cream cones was especially perfect for Christmas in July. Continue reading »

Jul 112016
 

This shop and my Butterfinger Brownie Trifle recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone – but the deliciousness can easily be yours! #mixinmoments #CollectiveBias

Trifle recipes are some of my favorite.  Most parties, BBQs or potlucks we attended had one, and often is was made by my Mom.  Hers were mostly chocolate, though sometimes she experimented with new flavor combinations.

My Butterfinger Brownie Trifle recipe comes together in just 3 easy steps!

I’m not sure why I don’t make them as often as my Mom did.   For the minimal amount of prep and cooking time, they have a big visual payoff.  All those different layers look – and taste! – so yummy.  Continue reading »

Jun 062016
 

Nearly everything my Gram cooked was homestyle and from scratch.  I know that a big part of that was growing up in a time where convenience foods weren’t readily available, but I also think she just enjoyed making her family something special.

These cheesy lasagna roll ups will have the entire family - even your kids! - asking for seconds. They freeze well, too.

My Mom did a lot of from-scratch cooking, too, but she also used a few shortcuts and cooking hacks on occasion.  They let her speed the cooking process up on busy nights, without sacrificing the taste or flavor of the food. Continue reading »

May 242016
 

This shop and my cookie cake recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateWithM #CollectiveBias

Austin has requested a cookie cake for his birthday for as long as I can remember.  So when he returned home from paratrooper school just in time to celebrate his 20th, I knew I wanted to make my cookie cake recipe for him.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Birthdays aren’t the only time of year when a cookie cake is requested.  Every once in awhile I’ll get a text that says, “Hey, if you’re not busy, could you make me…” And along with a savory dish of some kind (homemade chicken nuggets or white cheddar mac & cheese) will be a cookie cake. Continue reading »