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Triple Chocolate Sundaes

Three forms of chocolate: brownie, ice cream, and sauce, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat: Triple Chocolate Sundaes. Believe it or not, sundaes are one of the hot food trends of 2017. Yes, all things are made new again when you add funky flavors and modern technology to them. Or beef them up into, […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

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

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I loved the […]

Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread

Enjoy fresh garlic bread any night or day when you have a stash of this Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread in the freezer. So good and easy! It is a humble dish. It doesn’t get much attention. Sometimes it’s an afterthought at the checkstand, when one passes the baskets of foil wrapped logs waiting to be […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini

Stir up a bowl of comfort with this easy to prepare Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini. It’s delicious and chock full of fall harvest vegetables. Even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way the rest of the country does, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby […]

Chocolate Cookie Recipes

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 […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie – A Must-Make

This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967. It’s the dessert worth fighting for. My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on […]

Pretzel Berry Dessert

Pretzel Berry Dessert | Life as Mom

A favorite on our holiday table is this Pretzel Berry Dessert. Luscious berries and berry-flavored gelatin top a layer of cream cheese nestled over a pretzel crust. Pretzel Berry Dessert is a traditional holiday treat that you’ve probably seen at potlucks and get-togethers. In some parts it’s called Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It’s called a salad […]