Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite in our house.  The name makes me cringe a little, “snickerdoodle” sounds like some strange dog mix.  Fortunately, these cinnamon flavored sugar cookies are delicious and my entire family devours them.  The ingredients are ones I usually have in my pantry, with the exception of cream of tartar. […]

Chocolate Cake with Berries & Whipped Cream

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Please don’t be intimidated by homemade cake, this one is actually SO simple. This is my absolute FAVORITE chocolate cake recipe. It’s dense but so moist, and it has the most intense chocolate flavor without being too heavy. We had friends coming over to dinner, and they like to eat healthy food. Like organic almond milk and flax seed kind of healthy food. I happened to want cake for dessert, so I decided to “trick” my friends into eating my delicious cake. Whipped cream and fresh berries are delicious (it’s just not quite the same as buttercream frosting!)

Pumpkin Bread

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Moist and delicious, this pumpkin bread is incredible!  You could totally substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt for added protein and reduced calories.  It also makes great muffins, about 24 with a batch this size.  I love to make a ton, then freeze them and put them in my kids’ lunches for a healthy […]

Belgian Sugar Waffles

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There’s a new food truck in our area that makes “Liege style” waffles. Thinking this sounds delicious but not having enough money to spend $35 on waffles for my family, I went about researching how to make Belgian sugar waffles. I bought an adorable little stainless steel Hamilton Beach waffle maker from Amazon for $20.Why […]

Chewy M&M’s Cookies

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Who doesn’t love candy M&M’s and cookies? When those two worlds collide, you have chewy M & M’s cookies. Why would you buy them at the store when they’re so easy to make at home. By the time you gather your kids, get in the car, drive to the store, find the cookies, wait in […]

Summer Blueberry Pancakes

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Pancakes are a family favorite in our house. Fresh blueberries go on sale in the grocery store, and I love to pack them into all kinds of foods. One of my go-to recipes is blueberry pancakes. I’ll make them for a weekend breakfast, but one of my kids favorite meals is to have pancakes for […]

Cheesy Beef Empanadas

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I grew up in the middle of Oklahoma, so you think I’d have been raised on chicken fried steak and chili. Well, we had those meals on occasion, but my parents were from other places. My dad is from the South, and apparently his mother cooked elaborate 5 course meals nightly. My mom had notions […]

Peppermint Swirl Cookies

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Baking cookies for Christmas is something I do every year. I give them to neighbors, friends, teachers, bus drivers, postal workers and on and on and on. Most of all, my family loves to eat them. These are basically sugar cookies with a hint of peppermint and food coloring. They mix up quickly, but take […]