Cinnamon Fritters with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Fritters with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce |

Homemade caramel sauce made with fall flavors makes an exceptional dip for these simple cinnamon fritters!   You know you are a parent when eating homemade fritters and watching The Zookeeper with the kids is considered an exciting night.  I cannot say the movie was that thrilling but the fritters sure as heck were!  Some might think it sad that fried  fritters make my Friday meaningful.  I mean, I remember when I would have been … Continue reading →

Cinnamon Apples with Bourbon Syrup

Cinnamon Apples cooked in butter and sugar make the perfect topping for fluffy sweet bread. The bourbon drizzle is like icing on the cake!

Cinnamon apples are cooked in butter and brown sugar then set over sliced sweet bread. Each serving is drenched in a simple bourbon syrup. My five-year old skips a lot.  I started noticing the skipping when we'd take the dog for a walk.  Her happy little legs would be skipping in front of me while I’d be left to bring up the rear.  Every four or five skips, my daughter would do a leap, with her arms swinging over her head to propel her … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate cake recipe with a hint of pumpkin, chocolate ganache and the best caramel buttercream ever!

A pumpkin chocolate cake recipe filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a sweet caramel buttercream! The first week of school needs to be celebrated.  I’m not saying I was sitting here celebrating a quiet house.  While I certainly did enjoy the solitude, I felt our family had to celebrate my youngest daughter’s first week of kindergarten.  We had a rough start.  She cried as we walked to the bus stop and she cried while getting onto the … Continue reading →

Cherry Almond Quick Bread

This quick bread is made with fresh pitted cherries and has a hint of almond throughout. A simple vanilla almond glaze is drizzled on top!

A quick bread made from fresh cherries with a hint of almond.  A simple almond glaze covers it all! I don't eat breakfast very often.  My family eats buckets of cereal on a daily basis.  They eat it for breakfast and right before bed.  I never was a big fan of cereal.  As a kid, I only ate it until I found the toy hidden inside then, like most kids, I'd leave the opened box in the panty to dry out and go stale.  Nothing grosses me out more … Continue reading →

Maple Granola Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treat meets granola bar right here in this perfectly sweet treat! Olive Oil is swapped for butter here, but you would never know! #pledgeforEVOO

Granola Rice Krispie Treats are everything you love in a granola bar and everything you crave in rice krispie treats! My kids’ last week of summer break was spent about 5 hours away with their grandma and grandpa.  When this trip was in the planning stages, I have to admit, I was excited by the thought of having the whole house to myself.  No tv, no music, no doorbell, no fighting, no kids running in and out.  Just me, my … Continue reading →

Peach Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Peach cake with lots of fresh peaches and cinnamon and frosted with a an easy brown sugar frosting! #walmartproduce

This post has been sponored by SocialStars #WalmartProduce.  I’m honored to be partnered to bring you these tasty recipes! Peach cake made with fresh peaches and cinnamon and topped with the most perfect brown sugar frosting!  This peach cake is a wonderful way to enjoy the season’s best! Peaches remind me of vacation.  I remember a few years ago me and my family took a short trip to Michigan.  Our last night there, we … Continue reading →

Homemade Ice Cream: Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream and a Giveaway

Homemade ice cream couldn’t be simpler with this no machine lemon buttermilk ice cream!

Homemade Ice Cream is so easy, no machine needed!  This lemon buttermilk ice cream is creamy, tart and refreshing! Nothing gets my family moving quicker than when I say “let’s go get ice cream.”  Each kid could be elbow deep in Lego’s or crafts, but when I utter those words they are out the door in a flash.  All that’s left in their place is a little tornado of dust that has formed in the recently vacated spaces. Sometimes we get ice cream … Continue reading →

Lime Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is sweet and creamy and perfect fro tart lime cupcakes!

Raspberry buttercream frosting adds some sweetness to these tart lime cupcakes! I’ve been sitting on these cupcakes for almost a month now.  I actually made them for my own birthday.  Typically I buy myself a rich, luxurious opera cream cake for my birthday.  That cake is the only cake we eat that hasn’t been made by me. It’s a gorgeous cake, but a little on the expensive side.  I’ve been feeling cheap lately and … Continue reading →

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

A little cheesecake packed into a chocolate cookie!

Cheesecake cookies are soft and rich and taste just like a bite sized chocolate cheesecake! A few friends of mine have declared this day Cheesecake Day.  I was asked to join in the fun, but here’s the rub; I don’t care for cheesecake.  Weird, I know.  I think it has a lot to do with the cheesecake my mom made when I was a kid.   It was the kind with chunks of pineapple and large curd cottage cheese.  Just what you want in a dessert right? … Continue reading →