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Better than Robert Redford — Layered Chocolate Dessert in a Jar

Desserts in Jars Robert Redford

The following content is sponsored by Kraft and Lunchbox: Years ago, maybe 30 or more, my mom and her friends made a dessert called “The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford”. Yes, really. Well, some ladies wrote it down as “Better than Robert Redford”. I think that it’s pretty funny that a chocolate dessert is […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

cookie baking serve with milk

Bake someone happy this month. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this […]

Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmon Muffins

Bake up those prolific persimmons your neighbor pawned off on you into these delicious muffins, scented with lemon and cardamom. Know what these are? These flat, orange globes have been plaguing my produce box for the last three years. Usually, I just pawn them off on my friend Sharon. But, this year she left town […]

Banana Pecan Coffeecake

Banana Coffeecake with Pecanas

Bananas and pecans add flavor, sweetness, and crunch to your standard crumb-topped coffeecake. We go through a lot of bananas around here. I enjoy Monkey Salad fairly often as it’s one of my favorite healthy sweet treats. FishBoy15 works out on a regular basis and bananas are a great post-workout snack for him. The rest […]

Fish-Shaped Calzone

fish calzone unbaked

Bake a calzone in the shape of a fish! It’s easy; it’s fun; it’s tasty! Remember last week when I shared my pizza dough origami from Friday night? I confess, I was pretty pleased with myself. I didn’t think it would work, but it did! Of course, now I’m on a mission to find more […]

3.14 = A Good Excuse for Pie

Chocolate cream pie

March 14th is also known as Pi Day. You, know, 3.14? I think it’s a great excuse to eat pie. I love pie. I would much rather eat pie than almost any other dessert in the world. I think part of my affection for the pie is thanks to the wonderful memories I have of […]

Easy Homebaked Goodies

carrot bread mixing

Homebaked goodies can be healthy and wholesome, especially with a little whole grain and fresh fruit mixed in. I know, the holiday baking season is over. You might be sugared out from all the candy canes and sugarplums. I’ve found, though, that homebaked goodies satisfy the sweet tooth, but with a few whole grains, fresh […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Cookie Kit

sugar cookies

Make a cookie kit with dough, sprinkles, frosting, and cookie cutters. It’s an experience and it’s tangible — all at the same time! My mom has always been a great one to help parents enjoy more quality time with their kids. I remember about thirty years ago driving around town with her delivering Christmas gifts. […]