cherry vanilla ice pops #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.” Here you have it folks, quite possibly the easiest recipe on this blog. I think y’all will be seeing a lot more simple, easy recipes here. Because life is hard at times, and there are days you just need easy recipes and paper plates. Yes, I know paper plates are not the most environmentally friendly item, but at least I’m not promoting plastic straws. Plastic straws are like the cigarettes of the utensil world. Just […]

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s’mores cookie bars #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.” Ahhh, summertime and s’mores. Goes together like Fall and pumpkin spice, winter and peppermint, Springtime and… asparagus? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Jury is out on that one.

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Key Lime Fudge #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.” Whenever myself or my family takes on a commitment, something happens. Usually we have a weekend getaway planned, and bam- there is a new child entering our care. This time, I had Summer Dessert Week* planned, and Bam! A newborn lands in my lap. Well, almost. When you’re a foster parent the “stork” comes often. Thankfully, I made sweet tings happen at nap time, like this: sweet, creamy and tart lime fudge on top of […]

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almond butter eggs #eastersweetsweek

  When I was a kid, Easter was one of my favorite holidays. As an adult, it still is, but for different reason. As a child, I loved the candy associated with only Easter. In those days Peeps were only around once a year and Cadbury Eggs only came in one variety, Nowadays, there is a Peep for every holiday, and I lost count of all the Creme egg varieties there are. I remember , my mom would dress my sister and I up in coordinating dresses, white tights, white patent leather shoes (that I was admonished not to scuff) […]

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chocolate crunch bunnies #eastersweetsweek

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. It’s bunny season! Chocolate bunnies, that is. Chocolate crunch bunnies, to be exact. Because chocolate with a crunch is just plain fun. Don’t you think? Originally this post was supposed to be homemade cream eggs, you know- the ones with […]

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peanut butter pinwheels #eastersweetsweek

Hi there! Here we are in day three of Easter Sweets Week, and today I have an easy, no bake candy for you. This is so easy even a caveman could do it. (Remember those commercials?) Anyway, these are really easy and melt in your mouth good. But first: the usual disclaimer the FCC requires:   Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our […]

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Swedish apple cake with vanilla sauce #eastersweetsweek

    Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. The house next door to us is an AirBnB, which to be honest : I loathe. I have three young kids, and I don’t like strangers showing up in such close proximity to home. Sometimes, my “mama bear” […]

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lemon truffles #eastersweetsweek

    Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.   I have a confession… for over a year now, everyone has told me that I have to watch “This Is Us”.  It happens every time I tell someone that we are foster parents, and (now) adoptive parents. […]

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instant pot cheesecake

Last year, my husband got me an Instant Pot for Mother’s Day. I had been using an electric pressure cooker for years; but only for homemade Cuban style black beans. I never really used it much for anything else. When I saw the instant pot craze going on I honestly chuckled to myself :”everyone is discovering a pressure cooker”, something that has been around for many many years. So what if this one a few extra built-in buttons and functions? It was nothing different to me. It wasn’t until my beloved electric pressure cooker broke and my husband replaced it […]

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#summerdessertweek frozen fruit cupcakes

Let’s face it: I am crazy. Not instututionalize crazy; but… pretty crazy to take on #summerdessertweek and add another child to our family days before. And, as much as I would love to be one of those bloggers that write out content weeks before, I am more one of those who’s lucky to be a day or two ahead. Truth be told. So, most of y’all know about us enarging our tent, but if you don’t .. I will help you out: I’m a foster mommy. There are times when I have anywhere from 1-3 kids in tow  24/7 for […]

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#summerdessertweek cherry vanilla tart

Disclaimer: I was compensated with free product for participating in #summerdessert week, however, the opinions expressed are my own It’s day two of summer dessert week, and I have for you a delicate little tart, studded with black cherries and baked in a velvety vanilla custard. I also got the chance to try out my sweet little OXO cherry pitter. I’m amazed I never owned one before…. If you want one of your own, you can find it here.I had recieved some Adam’s Vanilla to try, and it was absolutly perfect for this recipe. custard is poured into a pre-baked […]

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#summerdessertweek: no bake coconut key lime pie

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.     Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You’re going to love what we have in store for you. There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we […]

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cherry-almond biscotti and other hard things in life

Spell check does not like the word biscotti. It underlines it for me, in its bright red zig zag pattern, mocking my confidence in cookies. Like the  mother in law that still remembers the times you did not hold to her standards, spell check is there: saying “that is wrong”. Well, spellcheck, it’s right.   Biscotti. The cookie that feels so wrong as you make it. I mean, really: it goes against every typical cookie recipe, because you bake it, slice it and then bake it again… to the point where it’s a cookie rock. But that’s what your coffee […]

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