Tasty Tuesday: Summer Bing Cherry Pie

cherrypie

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 […]

Tasty Tuesday: Kid-Friendly Summer Smoothies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Way Too Easy Truffles!

Way Too Easy Truffles

These are so simple you can practically make them in your sleep! I love making these for teacher gifts around the holidays. They love the homemade touch and I love how the kids can help decorate them! I buy candy foil cups and tiny boxes from the baking aisle at the grocery store or Michaels.

Gluten Free Resources for Colorado

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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 […]