Spiced Pear Cake

Enjoy in-season pears in this delicious, spiced pear cake. It mixes up quickly and serves as a perfect snack any day of the week. You see that pears are on sale at the store this week. I mean, they’re practically on perpetual sale it would seem, at the low price of only 99 cents per […]

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell Recipe

Cool off with a sundae party and these recipes for homemade ice cream and toppings as well as an easy, two-minute, Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell Recipe. Are you dessert people? Have your children been conditioned since infancy to have a little dessert after dinner and sometimes after lunch as well? (These courses are differentiated from […]

The Banana Pecan Coffeecake that Tastes like Toffee

Dark brown sugar and pecans add flavor, sweetness, and crunch to this Banana Pecan Coffeecake. It’s like all that’s delicious about banana and toffee rolled into one. Do you go through a lot of bananas at house? It seems like you can never keep them on hand long enough. Between Monkey Salad and Magic Monkey Bananas, who […]

3 Gifts to Give Yourself that Will Make a Difference in Your Life as Mom

With Mother’s Day approaching in just a few days, you might take a minute and think about these gifts to give yourself. Yes, really. You can give yourself three important things that will make a huge difference in how you live and how you love the people around you.  Years ago all my mother wanted […]

Creamy Dairy-Free Asparagus Soup (Stovetop and Pressure Cooker Instructions)

Enjoy spring’s asparagus harvest in this deliciously creamy, dairy-free Asparagus Soup. It comes together quickly in the pressure cooker or stovetop and freezes beautifully. So tasty, you’ll be going back for seconds. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of elsewhere. […]

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

Looking for the Ultimate Carrot Cake? This be it! Soft and tender cake is topped with light and fluffy cream cheese and sprinkled with chopped nuts for a super delicious treat. I must admit that when I find a recipe I like, well, it’s a keeper. It eventually finds a place in our family traditions, […]

Double Chocolate Magic Bars to Make Your Day

Know what’s better than those Magic Bars with the coconut and chocolate? Making Double Chocolate Magic Bars with chocolate cookie crumbs! I love Magic Bars. When I was pregnant with FishChick10, I ate half a pan all by myself — in one sitting. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling too well that afternoon when I […]

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Humble chicken and pasta in a simple cream sauce get dressed up with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes for a fantastic meal that feels extra special. Make this Creamy Chicken Pasta dish this week! After years of feeding children whose tastes changed with the wind and too many dinners wasted because some kid didn’t like […]