Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bites

I have the most amazing raspberry patch, and one of our favorite things to do in the summer is hunt for big, red, juicy berries until our arms are all scratched and our faces are stained. If I’m fast enough to get to the plants before my kids I can usually pick enough to freeze […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Celery Boats

Each day, around 3:30 in the afternoon there is a stampede to my kitchen.  My kids, fresh off the bus, come in the house and claim they are STARVING!!  If I don’t have an after-school-snack prepped and ready to eat, the ravenous little beasts tear apart the kitchen looking for something to eat, usually leaving a […] Read more…

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

These cookies take me way back to a small kitchen in the old farmhouse I lived in as a little girl.  We didn’t get a lot of treats growing up, but this was one we were occasionally allowed to make.  I remember smelling that intoxicating chocolaty smell while we were cooking, and then the long […] Read more…

The Easy Way to Memorize Multiplication Tables

Each week, three of my children bring home something from school that they are to memorize by Friday. We get the obvious sight words and spelling lists. Then, as they get older, they work into vocabulary and poetry.  That being said, the Mount Everest of elementary school memorization at our house, is multiplication tables. What […] Read more…

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes – With Whole Wheat Flour

I try to serve mychildren a healthy breakfast every morning.  Having said that, we had a bad week this past week and went through an entire bag of Marshmallow Matties.  I cleaned out their systems this morning though with some delicious oatmeal, so hopefully we’ll be okay. My children don’t want oatmeal for breakfast every […] Read more…

Easy DIY Cinnamon Chips with Vanilla Icing Dip

Cinnamon rolls are in a tight 3-way-race to be my all-time favorite treat. The smell they make while baking is mouth wateringly delicious. Then you top their hot goodness with a generous helping of vanilla butter cream, and I am a lost woman. This recipe mimics that taste in simple form, and it kinda happened […] Read more…

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