How to make your own ice pops

Photo: Francesco Tonelli via cookinglight.com

It’s hot out there.  How do I know this?  Because I’ve been getting an unprecedented number of requests for popsicle recipes. It started when I posted this super simple recipe for strawberry lemonade popsicles that uses only four ingredients and no refined sugar.  These pops are so refreshing on a summer afternoon.  It seems that […]

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Frosting

Guinness Cupcakes - 2

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Frosting When my husband was 23 he announced to his parents that he was moving to Ireland for an internship with the government.  They tried everything possible to talk him out of it, but he was stubborn enough to resist and moved anyway.  Since then he has had an […]

Cookie Recipe | Chocolate Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

chocolate raspberry cookies

Cookie Recipe | Chocolate Raspberry Sandwich Cookie Maybe I’m swept up in the spirit of the season, but I have to admit that I’m in love with this cookie recipe.    They’re adorable, obviously, and they taste just as good as they look.  I had no idea what to expect when I was baking these […]

Sweet Potato Blondie Bars with Maple Glaze

sweet potato blondies, Thanksgiving, holiday

Sweet potatoes are so much more than just a side dish.  Their texture and sweetly earthy flavor makes them perfect for baking.  If you love baking with pumpkin then you’ll really love baking with sweet potatoes.   These blondies are the perfect example.  They’re soft and moist, with that warm, familiar cinnamon flavor.  They really do […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pumpkin

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who couldn’t use a few more cookies in their life?  Especially chocolate chip cookies.  Or, even better, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  These cookies make the perfect seasonal treat and are a favorite around our house.  Anyone who likes freshly baked, homemade chocolate chip cookies (which is around 99.5% of the population) will love these. The […]

Favorites for Labor Day

I have it on good authority that this was officially the fastest summer on record.  We had more family fun this year than ever, so I’m not complaining.  In fact I’m in the mood to celebrate.  The end of summer isn’t a bad thing – soon the leaves will be changing and the temperatures will […]

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies are always a big hit with my family.  I think it has a lot to do with the fact that they have the word cookie associated with them.  It just makes them seem so much better than plain old muffins.  These are chock full of one of my kids’ favorite ingredients – chocolate […]

Homemade Marshmallows, and why I made them myself

There was a time, not that long ago, when I would have never even considered making my own marshmallows.  Why go through the trouble when you buy a bag for less than $3.00?  Well, I’ll tell you why I changed my mind.  Here are the ingredients in a bag of marshmallows from my grocery store: […]