Maple-Sweetened Chocolate Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Maple-Sweetened Chocolate Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting - Enjoy a naturally sweet treat in these chocolate cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting.

Enjoy a naturally sweet treat in these chocolate cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting. This recipe was born out of a craving for brownies. A few weeks ago in anticipation of a trip to Legoland, I baked my traditional Cocoa Brownies using maple syrup for the sugar. I figured the texture would be the same, […]

8 Great Cookie Recipes

8 Great Cookies to make that are delicious and also nut-free.

Make some cookies! Try one of these 8 great recipes that your family will love. Cookies have been on my mind lately. Have you ever seen the movie Stranger than Fiction? (That’s an affiliate link*, by the way.) It’s one of those movies that proves to you Will Ferrell isn’t the huge cad he appears […]

3 Sweet Ways to Enjoy Yogurt

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Is yogurt a regular part of your meal plan? I’m infatuated with the stuff. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! I’m […]

8 Sweet Valentine Desserts

8 Sweet Valentine

What is Valentine’s Day without a little bit of chocolate? Ready for Friday? It’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a sweetheart or not, I think it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a little chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better. It’s true. It’s a law of nature. Check out this roundup of some of our favorite […]

3 Sweet Valentine Treats

3 Sweet Valentine Treats

Valentine’s Day is a week away. We don’t do big romantic dinners with music and flowers, but we do try for some fun food and some sweet treats. Here are three new recipes that I shared over on Life as MOM this week. Fruit and Nut Energy Bites Personal Cherry Crumbles Chocolate Mint Bars  

Pepita Bars

Pepita Bars - delicious nut-free cookies with plenty of crunch and caramel flavor.

Years ago I borrowed my mom’s recipe box and transcribed all the recipes from her collection into a small family cookbook. I made photocopies and bound the pages to give as Christmas gifts one year. Inside were all our family’s favorites that I remembered having as a child as well as any recipes that sounded […]

Oslo Kringle

Oslo Kringle Recipe

My Gramma John was full-blooded Norwegian. Though she was born in Minnesota, both her parents emigrated from Norway in the early 20th century. She grew up speaking Norwegian, making lefse, and eating lutefisk. My dad, her youngest son among 8 children, grew up with this heritage. My Aunt Cass, my mother’s sister, spent a year […]

Great Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Great Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes | Good Cheap Eats

The biggest meal of the year is just around the corner. I don’t know how it shakes down at your house, but with all the “once-a-year” kind of recipes that we serve on Thanksgiving, it can be a pretty big to do around here. And, while I’ve been trying to cut our sweets, you must […]

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Good Cheap Eats

I didn’t enjoy pumpkin pie as a child. I have no idea why. When my mother-in-law made this streusel-topped pumpkin pie, I fell in love. I didn’t think anything else could take its place. Until now. The kids were a little skeptical when I said that I was making a pumpkin cheesecake. They love pumpkin […]

Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana

Strawberry Mango Smoothies

Make your own smoothies to save money, eat more healthfully, and bring convenience to your own home. Ever since I was in college, the siren song of the smoothie bar has been strong for me. Even after we bought a pretty heavy-duty blender, I found myself tempted to go get a smoothie rather than make […]