Tasty Tuesday: Kid-Friendly Summer Smoothies


Ahh, summer! Ours is spent with long lazy days at the pool, sitting in the shade of the back yard, or day tripping around town. The last thing I want to do is heat up the kitchen, and the kids don’t want to interrupt play time to sit down to a meal. So my compromise is […]

Tasty Tuesday: No-Bake Honey Cheesecake Parfaits

Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait

Ah, Summer is on its way! It’s staying light out later and gradually getting warmer…enticing us to linger outside on our deck or around our fire pit. Nights like that call for a tasty dessert, highlighting the spring and summer bounty of fresh fruit.  With our south-west facing home, the kitchen gets mighty hot by […]

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Cornmeal Bundt Cake

lemon cake

Easter is just a few days away, and I’ve been charged with bringing the dessert for our family’s celebration. Nothing says “Spring” to me, more than the bright, tart flavor of lemon. This cake is one of my family’s favorites: I get requests for it year round but especially in Spring and Summer. It’s very […]

3 Must-Try Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

grilled cheese day

Seriously, there is a whole DAY devoted to my favorite sandwich!?  Yes. Yes there is.  There are a few simple pleasures in life. Toasty, buttery bread with melted cheddar, maybe a slice of ham, dunked in a bowl of tomato soup is one of them. But for something different, here are three mouthwatering gourmet combos […]

[Recipe] Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

pumpkin cranberry cookie

Every fall I make these cookies. They are INSANE! The kids go nuts for them. I’m going to make them again this week with pomegranate craisins instead of cranberries. I also make a powdered sugar glaze on top. Yum! Recipe: Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Apple Banana Bread (National Banana Bread Day!)

Apple Banana Bread Recipe

Papa Knitschmidt has quite the sweet tooth and likes to bake. He has made some amazingly yummy treats! When Chalupa Boy was a baby I worked for Papa for a while. There was always some kind of mini candy bar or chocolate nugget of one variety or another in the jar on his desk. But my favorite days were the ones when Papa had been baking and there was something wrapped up waiting for me.

Halloween Cake Pops!

Bakerella Cake Pops

I love me some Cake Pops! What’s a cake pop you say? Have you been living under a rock for the past 3-4 years? Cake pops are a national phenomenon and there are more blog posts, books, magazine articles, flickr photos and facebook posts on them each and every day. There is even now a […]

Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Granola Cookies

Chewy is allergic to everything. I finally found a cookie recipe that he loves that tastes like real cookies! These are Gluten, Milk, Casien, Soy, Nut free. Print Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Author: Emily Vanek Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  25 mins   Ingredients 1 cup Coconut Oil 1 cup […]

[Recipe] Moms Apple Crisp

Now if you know me, I hate “squishy fruit”. I don’t liked cooked or mushy fruit, just a weird thing with me. So… That said, I tend to keep the apple slices pretty thick so they stay a bit firm with this dessert. DH likes the apples more tender, it’s all personal preference and how […]

[Recipe] Pumpkin Spice Truffles

Pumpkin Spice Truffles

I found this recipe on Whole Foods website while looking for something else, and all be dammed if I can remember what I was originally searching for! Now, when I made them I left out the powdered sugar and they weren’t as stiff as they should have been, so make sure you don’t forget that! […]

[Recipe] Family Fun Pumpkin Cupcakes


I’m ready for fall to arrive, how about you?! I was searching for a great pumpkin recipe to get me in the autumn mood and came accross this AWESOME one from Family Fun Magazine! I’m making them now! Hope they turn out just as tasty as they look! Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes Ingredients CUPCAKES: 2 cups […]

Gluten Free Resources for Colorado


I have a page on our blog… look up and see – CO-Allergy Free. It will link you to a page of resources for local bakeries and more that offer Gluten Free products as well as other allergen free foods. http://coloradomoms.com/co-allergy-free/ We hope to be adding more, so let us know when you find a […]

[Recipe] Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake

Recipe: Gooey Butter Cake Ingredients Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix 1 egg 8 tablespoons butter, melted Filling: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 tablespoons butter, melted 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and […]