How does a “Creeper” become something elementary school kids love? These creatures are unbelievably popular? If you’re a mom with a Minecraft-addicted kid, you likely know what I’m talking about. And as moms, you also know that when our kids make a special request for their birthdays, we can overlook just about any strange thing, gulp down an extra cup of coffee, and just make it happen. Such was the case with these Rice Krispie Creepers.Continue Reading
If you had to choose, would you go with salty or sweet? I’m in with both, a fact that is made evident with this irresistible chocolate pretzel shortbread recipe. The dough has that salty, pretzel-nugget goodness, and the white chocolate topping balances the treat out perfectly.Continue Reading
Feeling lucky? These Saint Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches carry fun little messages on them, just glistening as if you spotted them in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You can make them in secret and surprise your little leprechauns or have them help out with the decorating. Especially for the wee ones who are just starting to string letters together into words – this makes for a super fun learning experience for them.Continue Reading
Lucky? Yeah, I feel fortunate on so many fronts. Ten years ago, on St. Patricks Day, my son Gavin was born. He is such a special cat and has brought ‘charm’ beyond belief into our lives. Gav, aka – Gavino, loves his cereal. His current fave is Lucky Charms, so in honor of his birthday, I hid some inside these Saint Patrick’s Day treats. I’m calling them the Surprise Inside Cupcakes. Happy Birthday Gav!Continue Reading
Nothing like a sticky gooey spicy chocolate nibble! Yousa – these spiced chocolate cookies say ‘lucky’ like nothing else. And as luck would have it, there is one more treat for ‘ya today – a pot of yummy recipes from my favorite Patty girls (and guys) in the blogging world. Enjoy these amazing savory and sweet recipes posted below.Continue Reading
Okay, I confess, I’m not actually Irish. But for this one day, I get a free pass, right? On Saint Patrick’s Day, we can all enjoy a bit o’ luck of the Irish, and the sweet treats that come with it. I discovered this insatiably adorable Saint Patrick’s Day drink garnished with fruit-shaped shamrocks. It’s fun, festive, and centers around apples and melon pieces which, in my mind, makes it a perfect after-school treat for the kids.Continue Reading
My youngest son, Liam, dives into projects, just like me, but in the case of these chocolate cheesecake cupcakes, he literally dives his fingers right into the cream cheese that we’re using in this delicious recipe. Lick, lick, chomp. Alright already, Liam…I believe in the notion that chefs should taste what they make throughout the baking process, but he takes this to a completely new level.
I can hardly blame him as I’m laying out sprinkles, cream cheese, and chocolate cupcakes and can see his mouth salivating. I have accepted this fact, and even embraced the mess that comes along with it. Honestly, I am finding my time with the boys in the kitchen that much more precious as I see them growing up so fast.Continue Reading
I love finding fun new ways to present classic desserts that everyone loves. These adorable little Mason Jar Lemon Pies are so fun. You can make them ahead of time and stack them up in the fridge to surprise the kiddos for an after-dinner treat. By mixing and matching jams, you can give each serving its own unique flavor.Continue Reading
Baking cookies for Halloween, especially these creepy skull cookies, always reminds me of the time that Gavin, my oldest, got the biggest BOO of his life!
He was four years old and trying to digest all of the goblins and ghoulish figures dangling around our neighbor’s homes. As long as he felt the comfort of our large group walking around, he was content enough filling his little basket with newfound candy.Continue Reading