8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

oatmeal cookies on a white plate with glass of milk

Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. Pictured: Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies 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 […]

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. OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. Homemade pie crust. Homemade filling. Homemade whipped cream. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a few cans and boxes of stuff from […]

Planning for Thanksgiving on a Budget

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 Thanksgiving on a budget. Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving is one of the few days when folks across the US take a break en masse to spend time […]

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 […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie – A Must-Make

This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967. It’s the dessert worth fighting for. My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on […]

Pretzel Berry Dessert

A favorite on our holiday table is this Pretzel Berry Dessert. Luscious berries and berry-flavored gelatin top a layer of cream cheese nestled over a pretzel crust. Pretzel Berry Dessert is a traditional holiday treat that you’ve probably seen at potlucks and get-togethers. In some parts it’s called Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It’s called a salad […]

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Want to get a little more organized for Thanksgiving? Check out these Thanksgiving planning tips and printables? They’ll help you craft the holiday YOU want. Thanksgiving is not too far away! It’s one of our family’s favorite holidays and officially the start of the holiday season for us. This year, to help me get in […]

Tea Time Snacks for Kids of All Ages

Want to add a touch of whimsy to snacks? Looking to enjoy a little tea party with your peeps? Try a few of these tea time snacks for kids of all ages. Tea Time Snacks for Kids One of my few regrets from our trip to London is that we didn’t enjoy afternoon tea like we’ve read […]