Make Apple Pie Crescent Rolls for an Easy Snack Idea!

These apple pie crescent rolls disappeared in minutes yesterday and I think I will be making another batch this afternoon.  Know why?  Because feeding teenagers during the summer takes a lot of food!  Especially when one of those teens is almost 6'5" tall with the appetite of a linebacker even though he resembles a string bean.  Seriously...where do my kids put all the food they eat?  They have been out of school for 3 weeks and I am pretty sure I have spent thousands of dollars on food since then.  Okay, I exaggerate a little bit but if I hear … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Jars and Healthier Outdoor Entertaining Tips

One of my favorite places in my house is not actually IN my house.  Our stone patio is my family's go-to place for lounging, enjoying a fire or chatting over a cup of coffee. As we move into summer, I was looking for a few healthier outdoor entertaining tips and a recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Jars came up.  Why are these strawberry shortcake jars healthier?  Because they are small, bite-sized desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth without being hugely filling.   I love dessert and if there is a full dessert table, I am going to be at it. … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe

Last week, I needed a quick and easy dessert recipe to take to a church event.  I found a peanut butter blondies recipe that looked perfect and whipped up a batch. Of course, my 16 old son was horrified that I was taking ALL that delicious goodness to church! WHAT?  None for a hungry teenager?  He practically wept right there in front of my eyes.  So, today I am whipping up batch two of my peanut butter blondies recipe as a treat for when he gets home from school.  Pretty sure I will be winning the 'best mom ever' award today!  Know what I love … [Read more...]

Homemade Lemon Cake Recipe

Doesn't this homemade lemon cake recipe just scream 'spring' to you? With the beginning of spring (YAY!) and the arrival of warm weather, I am craving all sorts of fresh flavors this week.  I absolutely love the taste of lemon and with it's bright color and fresh flavor, it is the perfect addition to my spring menu.  I love making cakes rather than cookies because they are SO much less work!  Who wants to sit around rolling out dough or dropping balls of batter on cookie sheets?  This lemon cake is just mix, dump in the pan and bake!  I made  a … [Read more...]

Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bites Recipe For Guilt Free Snacking

You will definitely want to make this tropical frozen yogurt bites recipe if you have a sweet tooth like I do.  Just because I am trying to lose a few pounds and eat healthier, doesn't mean my sweet tooth automatically goes away.  I love dessert and have always felt that a little something sweet after a meal just totally completes the dining experience.  In my younger days, a bowl of ice cream or a couple of cookies was no big deal.  Heck, I used to keep a can of frosting in the fridge for those late night PMS chocolate cravings.  Nowadays, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

The last few weeks have been crazy with all the baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating.  It's easy sometimes to choose the fastest possible gifts and decor solutions when you are pressed for time.  Keep in mind, however, that making homemade gifts gives a personal touch to your holiday gift giving.  I have been making homemade candy for my family, friends and neighbors for years and this year I added a new one.  This chocolate chip cookie dough truffle recipe is incredibly easy to make.  Your gift recipient will love the personal touch you … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Brownie Recipe

This Christmas Tree Brownie Recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. #TheDessertDebate One of the things I love most about the holidays is baking.  Of course, I'm swamped with a ton of other things, too, but whenever I get an invite to a Christmas party I always want to bring something sweet.  I would much rather make something at home and give it a personal touch than just pick up a package of premade cupcakes at the grocery store.  When I came across … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Banana Healthy Parfait Recipe

This Peanut Butter and Banana Healthy Parfait Recipe has been sponsored by Mondelez.  All opinions expressed here are my own. School will be starting back for my children in exactly 4 weeks.  While I have enjoyed our summer vacation so far, I am ready for the teens to get back into their school day routine. Of course, back to school means back to school shopping.  Backpacks, sneakers, new lunch boxes and a whole bunch of healthy snacks are on my back to school shopping list.  I pack several lunches every single day, not to mention quick and … [Read more...]

Lemon Zucchini Cake Recipe

A few days ago, I was out in the garden and discovered a huge zucchini.  It was the first of the season and had tried to hide from me under the leaves.  My children were less than thrilled when I brought my giant zucchini into the house.  It is not their favorite vegetable!  I decided to check out Pinterest to see if there were any unique zucchini recipes that my children would enjoy.  I stumbled upon a ton of zucchini recipes that I want to try but the one I chose for this weekend was a lemon zucchini cake recipe with a lemon glaze on … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Energy Bar Recipe

#Sponsored: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Premier Protein. This could include Premier Protein providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment or compensation. #ad This week my son has started tennis camp so I anticipate that my grocery bill will double in the next few days.  At 15 years old and 6'3" tall he has an incredible metabolism and resembles a string bean no matter how much he eats.  This morning's breakfast included a protein shake, fruit, toast and trail mix.  I pray that is … [Read more...]