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Mini Apple Pies in Jelly Jars

Mini Apple Pies in Jelly Jars

Learn how to make these adorable mini apple pies from Life as Mom contributor Janel. What a delicious way to enjoy fall! This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, this site is paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. All Photos: Janel Several months ago, […]

Falling for Fun: Apple Crowns

Apple Crowns | Life as MOM

Apple crowns are a fun and healthier alternative to ice cream sundaes. Make them this fall for a fun dessert for the whole family. Apple Crowns have been an autumn tradition in our family since we first moved to Paso Robles in 1998. We discovered them at a roadside specialty shop on Highway 46 heading […]

S’mores Fudge

summer fun smores fudge

Homemade candy is such a treat to make with your kids. Try this recipe for fudge that evokes the taste of s’mores without all the smoke. The first time I tried to make fudge, I was in first grade. I had a crush on a boy whose name I do not remember. I wanted to […]

Summer Fun: Sundae Party & a Recipe for Homemade Magic Shell

ice cream sundae party

Cool summer off with a sundae party. Check out these recipes for homemade ice cream and toppings as well as an easy, two-minute recipe for homemade magic shell. We are dessert people here. My children have been conditioned since infancy to have a little dessert after dinner and sometimes after lunch as well. These courses […]

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

Naturally sweetened 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, […]

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

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

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 Crinkles

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 […]