Desserts

Nana Bread

banana bread

We eat a ton of bananas in our household. I use one or two every morning in the smoothies I make for Evie and myself, and my husband always grabs one for a snack whenever he leaves the house. So, it isn’t very often that I have overripe bananas that are perfect for homemade banana [...]


Birthday Brownies!!

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Today is my brother’s 23rd birthday. He just started a new job here in the city, so I delivered a homemade batch of brownies as a special birthday treat. As an added bonus, the note on the jar let him know that he should return the jar whenever he’s ready for a refill. Its a [...]


REAL Frozen Yogurt!

froyo

I am a big fan of the new wave of frozen yogurts. Pinkberry, Red Mango and BerryChill are just a few of the brand names associated with real frozen yogurt. The tart and tangy flavor isn’t overly sweet or saccharine. It tastes like real yogurt…just frozen! The part I don’t like about the yogurt at [...]


Helado con Fresas

strawberry ice cream

One of my husband’s favorite treats is ice cream. While I could take it or leave it, he really seems to enjoy it. So, I decided it was time to start making it at home. Ice cream from the grocery store has two problems: 1) its kinda pricey and 2) it is loaded with garbage. [...]


Picnic for a Concert

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We took Evelyn to her first concert the other night! The show was at an outdoor venue that encourages concertgoers to bring along picnics. I asked my mom and sisters for some picnic menu ideas, and my mom’s suggestion was the winner. It all came together and we had a great time! Fried Chicken I [...]


Brown-Eyed Susan Flower

Just put together this lovely little dessert for tonight using leftover cookie dough and whipped topping from the treat I made for the 4th of July. Such a versatile recipe – it can easily go from a casual BBQ to a quiet evening at home. Today’s version is baked in a 6″ cake pan and [...]


Happy Fourth of July!

Yesterday afternoon I offered to bring a dessert to a picnic. The problem? I offered to make it just two hours before the party started! So, I had to think quick and come up with a special treat that could be prepared in a hurry. I searched through my memories of 4th of Julys from [...]


My Baby is One!

Yesterday we celebrated Evelyn’s first birthday. I can’t believe my precious bundle of joy is now a big girl! We started off her special day with chocolate chip pancakes made from scratch. Its a tradition I grew up with, and I plan to continue it as my little family grows. She ate three pancakes (I [...]


Brown Butter Raspberry Tart

I hosted playgroup this afternoon, so baked a Brown Butter Raspberry Tart for the moms. This recipe is from this month’s Bon Appetit (reading magazines and cooking/baking are my favorite ways to relax, so cooking magazines are always a special treat!). What I like about this recipe is how versatile it will be for me [...]


Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

According to The Food Network, today was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. So, of course I used that as an excuse to bake a batch! My Aunt Margie and sister Meghan are famous for their chocolate chip cookies, but I never seem to have success when I try to duplicate their efforts. So, I was [...]


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