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Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Cranberry Christmas (3)

Cranberry Christmas Cookies, featured in the children’s book, Cranberry Christmas, are amazingly, surprisingly good. Tart and sweet, they’re packed with flavor.  This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for supporting this site! I may just […]

Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookie Recipes are always a hit on the dessert table. Choose one (or five) of these easy cookie recipes to bake. They taste great and freeze well. Have you entered into Chocolate Christmas mode yet? We are on the verge. I’ve been baking this week, letting folks taste test, and then scurrying to the […]

Italian Style Hot Chocolate and Help for IBS

Italian Style Hot Chocolate

Enjoy this recipe for Italian Style Hot Chocolate. It’s so rich and creamy! This post is sponsored by VSL#3 in conjunction with Tap Influence. I have no personal experience with VSL#3, however, I know the frustration of IBS. All opinions are my own. Italian-Style Hot Chocolate sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, it is! And for folks suffering […]

Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets

fish packet asparagus and rice

Take Hobo Dinners to a whole new level! These Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets come together super easy for a quick and delicious supper. In October when we met Monsieur Renaud, we had one of the most remarkable experiences of our trip. To meet a man who had lived through the German occupation of France […]

Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites

Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites

Want to bring something tasty and filling to your next party? These Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites are just the cocktail snack to prepare. Finger foods are one of my favorite things to serve at the holidays. They tend to rich and delicious. I mean, cheese and crackers, chips and dips, homemade sausage balls? Those […]

A Snacky Lunch – It’s What’s On the Menu

Snacky Lunch - A snacky lunch is easy. It's self-serve. It's what's on the menu.

A snacky lunch is easy. It’s self-serve. It’s a great healthy lunch idea for kids. This is one of my go-to meals around here. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s highly portable. And the kids love it. Plus, since it’s SO much like a commercial “punchable”, I can easily sway them from that section of the […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

Personal Cherry Crumble

Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars Life as Mom FEAT

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]