Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmon Muffins

Bake up those prolific persimmons your neighbor pawned off on you into these delicious muffins, scented with lemon and cardamom. 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 […]

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

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal

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 […]

Falling for Fun: 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 […]

Summer Fun: 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 […]

Simple Hamburger Spice (Ultimate Recipe Swap:BBQ)

Ultimate Recipe Swap BBQ hamburgers

Don’t spend money on a packaged spice blend for burgers. Mix your own. One of my family’s favorite meals to BBQ is hamburgers. It’s so unbelievably good; I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. Probably because good quality ground beef is expensive! Since that whole pink slime debacle, I’ve been a little […]