Category: desserts

strawberry pie

Who remembers this song: Strawberry wine… seventeen … first taste of love…   I’m pretty sure it was in the 90s. And, I’m pretty sure a lot of my (mis)adventures of the 90s involved strawberry wine and mad dog. And… yes, most of it was illegal. Illegal because I was too young to…

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homemade gummy bears

What happens when a homeschool mom wants to incorporate the characteristics of protein chains for her high schoolers chemistry lesson? Gummy bears. Of course, she didn’t want her picture taken. Gone are the days when I couldn’t keep her out of a picture. When I first started this blog, she was barely 2…

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Key lime pie cookies

There are desserts that should have babies. Pie meets cookie at the social distancing dessert club during thanksgiving (remember my pumpkin pie cookies?) and eventually they stop social distancing… so here comes a slew of cookie pies, errrr- Pookies ? So far I’ve got all the pie flavors, and maybe some pop tart…

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blueberry cobbler and a growing family (again)…

Summertime… and this is one of my absolute favorite things during this time of year. As I’m typing this, I’m dying my hair red. Of course, blue would be a much more appropriate shade for this post- but: red it is. I was borderline going blonde again, my my husbands ex wife was…

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Lemonade cupcakes #SummerDesertWeek

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! Happy Friday! Today, I have a special treat for you… lemonade cupcakes! And, there’s a few time saving secrets I’m going to share as well: baking cupcakes doesn’t have to be an all day process-…

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Key Lime Thumbprint cookies #summerdessertweek

Disclaimer: I was sent product for my participation in Summer Dessert Week, however the recipes and opinions are my own. Welcome to day three of #summerdessertweek. I don’t know about y’all but for me, Key Lime Pie is that quintessential summer dessert. It’s tart and cool, and reminds me of holidays spent fishing…

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rock candy #summerdessertweek

Today…. Is day two of #summerdessertweek!And, today I have one of the prettiest candies out there. They are like the gemstone of sweets: shimmery, shiny crystals of pure sugar. And, when you’re a homeschool mom like myself- they are the perfect way to incorporate some science into life. (shhhh…. it’s undercover school in…

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mermaid splash cookies #summerdessertweek

Disclaimer: I was sent samples for compensation for my participation in Summer Dessert Week, however, the opinions expresses as well as the recipes are my own.  Hey Y’all! Guess whaaaaaaat?! It’s SUMMER DESSERT WEEK!!! You know what that means? Giveaways. (Awesome prizes) Recipes. (Lots of keepers!) And… updates and new recipes every day this…

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chocolate dipped almond butter balls

  Mmmm, almonds. Mmmmmm, almond butter. Mmmmm, almond butter, and dark chocolate and NO sugar. Oh yes I did.

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cherry vanilla ice pops #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.” Here you have it folks, quite possibly the easiest recipe on this blog. I think y’all will be seeing a lot more simple, easy recipes here. Because life…

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s’mores cookie bars #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.” Ahhh, summertime and s’mores. Goes together like Fall and pumpkin spice, winter and peppermint, Springtime and… asparagus? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Jury is out on that one.

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Key Lime Fudge #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.” Whenever myself or my family takes on a commitment, something happens. Usually we have a weekend getaway planned, and bam- there is a new child entering our care….

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almond butter eggs #eastersweetsweek

  When I was a kid, Easter was one of my favorite holidays. As an adult, it still is, but for different reason. As a child, I loved the candy associated with only Easter. In those days Peeps were only around once a year and Cadbury Eggs only came in one variety, Nowadays,…

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chocolate crunch bunnies #eastersweetsweek

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the…

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peanut butter pinwheels #eastersweetsweek

Hi there! Here we are in day three of Easter Sweets Week, and today I have an easy, no bake candy for you. This is so easy even a caveman could do it. (Remember those commercials?) Anyway, these are really easy and melt in your mouth good. But first: the usual disclaimer the…

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Swedish apple cake with vanilla sauce #eastersweetsweek

    Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products…

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lemon truffles #eastersweetsweek

    Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products…

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instant pot cheesecake

Last year, my husband got me an Instant Pot for Mother’s Day. I had been using an electric pressure cooker for years; but only for homemade Cuban style black beans. I never really used it much for anything else. When I saw the instant pot craze going on I honestly chuckled to myself…

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#summerdessertweek frozen fruit cupcakes

Let’s face it: I am crazy. Not instututionalize crazy; but… pretty crazy to take on #summerdessertweek and add another child to our family days before. And, as much as I would love to be one of those bloggers that write out content weeks before, I am more one of those who’s lucky to…

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#summerdessertweek cherry vanilla tart

Disclaimer: I was compensated with free product for participating in #summerdessert week, however, the opinions expressed are my own It’s day two of summer dessert week, and I have for you a delicate little tart, studded with black cherries and baked in a velvety vanilla custard. I also got the chance to try…

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