Sweet Treats

Homemade Applesauce

It’s officially Fall! If you read my last post, you know I’m not terribly excited about this change in seasons; however, Fall does have its own set of perks. One perk is our annual trip to a great local orchard for apple picking! Last year was our first apple picking adventure and despite the cold and windy weather that day, we quickly decided to Continue reading

Pretzel Flowers

Do the years really go faster as you get older, because I’m starting to believe that common phrase is actually quite factual. Summer break is coming to an end and Hailey is about to start 7th grade! Like I said, time if flying! I recently came across the most adorable flowers on Pinterest, you know ones made of pretzels and M&Ms, and thought “I knew there was a reason I still had an unopened bag of these chocolate candies from Easter”! I’m glad I did as it was the perfect little treat to make with Hailey before she went back to school! Not only are these Continue reading

Peanut Butter Banana Bites

I love making cute snacks for Hailey, because she gets so excited over the little added touches that make her food fun! For example, when she came in the kitchen and saw these today she said “oh my gosh, these look awesome! Thank you so much Sara!” Very minimal effort to create a cute and healthy snack that makes her smile? I’m a fan! Continue reading

Easter Egg Nest with Rice Krispies

As with all major holidays, I wanted to make a fun Easter treat for Hailey and the family! I came across plenty of ideas of ‘nests’ and this one was my favorite, so simple and cute! You just need butter, marshmallows, peanut butter, rice krispies and some candy coated chocolate eggs! They take minutes to make and are perfectly Continue reading

Homemade Pie Crust and Pi Day Fun

We got Hailey for the weekend after work on Friday and after some celebrating at school she was all excited for Pi Day on March 14th! She requested I make some pie for the ‘holiday’. Keep in mind, this request is coming from a girl who typically won’t eat pie, not the good fruit pies anyway! It’s the only way I can truly tell she’s not directly related to me 🙂 Since I wanted to make something I knew she would eat and love I decided on Continue reading

The Cake to your Coffee

Surprisingly, today was my first time making coffee cake. I remember this dessert sitting on the stove from time to time at my parents house growing up and oddly enough can picture it perfectly with the main lights turned off and just the stove light left on; it’s funny how some (random) memories stick around. I was very lucky growing up in a beautiful home where my parents always cooked delicious meals and baked wonderful desserts! Quick side story? Continue reading

Mini S’more Cups

I was first introduced to these delicious treats by my Grandma and they were certainly added to my list of many great recipes from her! The s’more cups are simple to make and the perfect dessert to take to picnics, cookouts and other get togethers. They are bite size which makes them easy to grab at a party and too easy to grab every time you walk by them at home 🙂 I like to make these in the Winter too when Continue reading

Paleo Inspired Chocolate Brownies

I don’t follow the Paleo diet, but a friend of mine at work shared this recipe with me and she makes delicious desserts so I trusted it was a good idea to give it a whirl! Good idea indeed, because these are yummy little treats! If you’re not familiar with Paleo, it puts focus on eating lean meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, and excluding dairy/grain products and processed food. So these brownies have no flour, no refined sugar; instead, Continue reading

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am so excited to share this recipe! First of all, who doesn’t love red velvet anything? Cake, cupcakes, cookies…it’s all delicious! I found this recipe on Pinterest and it took me a while to finally try it out; It will not take me nearly as long to make a second batch! In fact, I think I’ll make them again in a few short weeks for Valentine’s Day! Like the pink hot cocoa, these are Continue reading

Cream Cheese Cut out Cookies

Let me say a couple things first…this recipe makes A LOT of cookies! I honestly can’t even tell you how many dozen, but depending on the cookie cutters being used it can be several. Second thing, I’m showing them here as Christmas cookies, but of course you can use this recipe for any holiday or occassion by simply using a corresponding cookie cutter. Okay, now we can get started 🙂 Continue reading

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