Old Fashioned Yellow Cupcakes with Perfect Chocolate Frosting

Homemade Yellow Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

This week my sweet, bright eyed baby boy turned three.  Max is a joyful kid, willing to start a conversation with anyone he meets.  More than one person has told me they fully expect to be voting for him in an election a few years from now.  He is my biggest cheerleader, and tells me daily me that I’m the best Mom ever.  At night

DIY All Natural Yellow Cake Mix

DIY All Natural Yellow Cake Mix

Who doesn’t love those boxes of yellow cake mix at the store?  You just dump it in a bowl, add eggs and oil and the next thing you know there’s a warm, perfect cake emerging from your oven.  It’s almost too easy. The downside to those lovely little boxes is that along with all that convenience you get a whole lot of artificial ingredients and

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies from Our Family Eats

These chocolate chip cookies will rock your world.  Then they’ll rock your universe.  They are insanely, addictingly, scrumptiously dee-lish-usss.  With a capital Dee. Soft and pillowy on the inside with an ever so slight crunch on the outside, this chocolate chip cookie recipe is far and away the best I’ve ever made.  Perhaps even the best I’ve ever tasted. These cookies right here aren’t your

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

peach ice cream recipe

Is there anything that screams summer louder than Peach Ice Cream?  The combination of luscious, ripe peaches and sweet cream, it’s heavenly.  Since we’re right in the middle of peach season I recommend that you run, don’t walk to get your hands on the ingredients to make your own peach ice cream.  There flavor of an in-season peach is like none other. A few years

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 popsicles have taken over as the new popular summer treat. 

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Frosting


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 affinity for all things Irish.  One year I took him

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 cookies.  I was inspired by a photo I saw from

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 taste just like my favorite coffee shop treat. Out of