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 […]

Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Looking for a more wholesome sweet? Try these Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars. Last month I did a Whole 30 when I went without sugar, grain, and a bunch of other foods. I’ve discovered that as much as I love sweets, I don’t think that sweets take very good care of me. Sure, they taste good, […]

DIY on a Dime: Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

diy on a dime chocolate marshmallow eggs

Dipping marshmallows in chocolate is a classic way to combine two great flavors. Egg-shaped marshmallows and sprinkles make it all the more fun. During a recent trip to Target, I stumbled across a bag of jumbo egg-shaped marshmallows. While we don’t do The Bunny around here, I do like eggs as a symbol of new […]

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (URS: Pantry Staples)

This month we’re eating down the pantry. What this means is that we are focusing on the ingredients we have in order to prepare meals and buying only what we need to supplement our stores. I say “we” because the boys are responsible to cook one meal every night. Whoohoo! Obviously, the success of a […]

Gingerbread Crinkles (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cookies)

Gingerbread dough finds a tasty form in these crinkle cookies, rolled in coarse sugar prior to baking. Long time readers will remember the Gingerbread Cookies that got away. Since my mom’s Gingerbread recipe has rarely worked for me,  I decided to redeem it a bit. I made a few changes and baked up a test […]

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pies)

Make your own Chocolate Cream Pie from scratch! OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. They are not terribly difficult and they taste SO much better than store bought. Don’t even stop in the grocery store bakery when you can make one of these babies at home. On Good […]

Making Affordable Homemade Ice Cream (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Dessert)

Believe it or not, homemade ice cream not only tastes better than store bought, but the cost analysis is comparable. Imagine all the custom-made concoctions you can enjoy this summer! I’ve always loved the flavor and fun of homemade ice cream. It tastes so much better than store bought. And there is such excitement when […]

Jesus Cookies for Easter (Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)

We started a new tradition this year. It’s one that I’ve been wanting to do for years. But, somehow, something always got in the way. This year, I seized the day. We baked and decorated Jesus Cookies for Easter. In Christmases Past, at least the last 12 of them, we’ve baked Jesus Cookies in December, […]