When I was a kid, my favorite teacher worked evenings and summers at our neighborhood Mexican restaurant. (that’s a teacher salary for ya!) We’d go visit her and have dinner there often, and my favorite part was the fried ice cream that came with the kids’ meal. I could never wrap my head around how […]
Deviating a bit (OK, a LOT) from my usual healthy recipes, and sharing this super fun and edible craft that my kids learned at a free library event over the summer. It’s a perfect activity for a birthday party, Scout group, or other large, chaotic gathering of children, and if everyone brings one item on […]
I was combing through all my old recipes a few days ago,and in the piles of handwritten scrap papers and magazine cut outs, I found a piece of torn notebook paper with driving directions scribbled on it. Wherever the directions led was pretty far on the opposite side of Denver from me, so it took […]
With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles. Craving a taste of something light and fruity that would take us to somewhere a little warmer than here, my kids and I tried this recipe we got from my grandmother, who […]
One of the things I love most about the seasonal and local approach that my family and I have towards what we eat, is that we mark the seasons in terms of fruits and vegetables. Winter brings citrus and pomegranate, Spring means asparagus, lettuce, and strawberries. Summer comes with berries, cherries, cucumbers, corn, peaches… But […]
My husband and I are coming up on an anniversary in a couple of weeks, and to celebrate I will be making him his very favorite dessert–cherry pie. I can’t think of too many things better than warm pie and melty vanilla ice cream, especially when it’s made with fresh seasonal fruit! We LOVE bing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
Cake pops have been the rage for a while. I’ve posted countless times about my love for them. But… We have a bigger love in our house. The boys recently asked me to make more of the mini Pop-Tart style treats I made around this time last year. Who am I to deny them of […]
I was cruising pintrest the other day looking for cake pop inspiration. I want to make my boys some Halloween themed pops for their class. I found some I liked, some I didn’t and then hit the holy grail of 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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! […]
These are way too easy! Grab a tall glass of milk to eat with these delicious cookies! Thanks to Heather B. in our forums for this great recipe!
This recipe combines my love of spice cake with carrot cake! You may wish to add raisins to this, but I prefer it without. Raisins vs. No Raisins is a big debate in our family. Almost as bad as the East Coast/West Coast Rap Drama of the 90’s. Which side are you on?