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Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Lemon Cupcakes (1)

These Easy Lemon Cupcakes may start with a box, but they get zing and zip from yogurt and lemon added to the mix. They are simple and delicious! I confess. I’m not the best plain from-scratch cake baker. I can do carrot cake and zucchini cake and banana cake like nobody’s business. Even pumpkin cake. […]

Lemon Meringue Pie

lemon meringue pie LAM

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie is not complicated to make, but it feels like a million dollars. It’s tart and sweet, buttery and creamy, a perfect pie to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy any day. When I was about 10 years old, I decided I wanted to learn to make Lemon Meringue Pie. We had […]

Aunt Peg’s Scotcharoo Bars

Scotcharoo Bars Life as Mom

Scotcharoo Bars are crunchy and sweet and chocolatey, perfect for dessert or afterschool snacks. Or sneaking out of the pan when your aunt is looking the other way. 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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

dried fruit and nut bites

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

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 […]