Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

Ditch the frozen pie crust and boxed pudding mixes. You can make a Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie without breaking the bank. Print Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 45 mins   Ditch the frozen pie crust and boxed pudding mixes. You can make a Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie without […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

You don’t need to freak out or go broke when planning for Thanksgiving. Keep your priorities and these planning tips in mind so you can host a great feast. Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving is one of the few days when folks across the US take a break en masse to spend time with friends and […]

Freezer Cooking at the Holidays

Whether you’re preparing part or all of a holiday meal, baking bulk batches of cookies, or simply putting up some easy dinners, freezer cooking at the holidays can help you enjoy the season more and save time and money. Orange Cinnamon Rolls It’s a known fact that freezer meals can help you in your day-to-day. […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. C is for cookie. It’s good enough for me. Truer words were never spoken. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Cookie Monster gobbling down cookies in a flurry of crumbs? And who doesn’t […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a few¬†weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to start heading to my in-laws’ house every¬†year for Thanksgiving. They have a lovely, spacious home with lots of […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]

Freezer Meal Gifts How-to

Freezer meal gifts are some of the best you could give! Not only are you telling someone you love them by feeding them, you’re also buying them free time. Food is my love language. Take me out to eat, buy me some fun groceries, bring me dinner: you’ve got my love and devotion. It should […]