Personal Cherry Crumbles

Personal Cherry Crumbles - Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine

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 - easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more.

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 […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites - easy and delicious, these no-bake treats are naturally sweetened.

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

Better than Robert Redford — Layered Chocolate Dessert in a Jar

Better than Robert Redford -- Layered Chocolate Dessert in a Jar

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 […]

Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmons

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 — for three weeks — during persimmon season. So, I’m stuck with a lot of persimmons. I found a taker […]

Turkey-Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyère (Falling for Fun)

Turkey Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyere | Life as MOM

Looking for a delicious, fall-inspired meal? Check out this recipe from Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. photo source: Kathy Strahs Around this time every year, way before I’ve even […]

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal and an Oatmeal Bar

Oatmeal Bar

The following content is sponsored by National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign: I welcomed my Saturday morning risers with an oatmeal bar. An oatmeal bar?! Are you kidding me? No, no, I’m not. It is surprising, though, especially when you consider that I never had oatmeal as a child. My parents didn’t like it, so […]

Slow Cooking Saves Time in the Kitchen

Slow Cooking Saves Time

Make your slow cooker do the work for you! It will save you much time in the kitchen. When I was a newlywed (circa 1994), slow cookers were not cool. They were the small kitchen appliances that grammas used or that gathered dust on the shelf. They had weird, outdated illustrations on the side. They […]