No Bake Carrot Coconut Bites

As the babies eat more and more solid food I’ve been looking for recipes that are healthy, high in protein and good fats. But I needed something that was quick and not stressful. These No Bake Carrot Coconut Bites are the perfect snack for these growing boys. Continue reading “No Bake Carrot Coconut Bites”

5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic and this year we are juggling Mother’s Day as well as several birthdays. Of course, that’s not going to stop us from making this day as special as we can for our mothers. These 5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch should help it go off without a hitch. Continue reading “5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch”

Cheese Blintz with Raspberry Sauce

Blintzes are a decadent sweet European dessert filled with a delicious sweet cheese mixture or fruit. It’s extremely rich and delicious and even though it’s decadent it isn’t hard to make. This cheese blintz with raspberry sauce is the perfect Easter dessert. Actually, it’s the perfect anytime dessert.

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Apricot Raisin Couscous Cake

If you follow the blog you know that I am an advocate of using what I already have in the house. The other day I was looking for something sweet and I realized I had some frozen apricots left over from our Moroccan family dinner. Couscous can be served as either a savory or sweet dish. I’ve already made a savory dish so I decided it was time to try sweet. Presenting, my apricot raisin couscous cake.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Yum, this chocolate zucchini bread is even more delicious than I remember. When I was pregnant with our oldest I was lucky enough to have a friend make me a chocolate zucchini bread. I had never had it before and it was so tasty. It was exactly what a pregnant me needed and wanted. This chocolate zucchini bread remix was made for the babies so it contains no cow’s milk and no eggs.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Hearts

Valentine’s day is coming and we’re making white chocolate cranberry hearts. Yay, chocolate. We try to teach our littles that gifts should come from the heart. It should show people you are thinking about them. So, for valentine’s day (and other holidays) we make our gifts with our hands and from our hearts.

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Decadent French Chocolate Cake

One of my favorite things to do (other than cooking) is to have dinner parties. And last week at our French inspired family dinner, this French Chocolate Cake was the star of the show. What made it even more wonderful was that making the cake was easier than I thought it would be.

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Holiday Cookie Gift Jar

This time of the year is when the ovens turn on and the cookie sheets come out. Even with the worst bah hum bug fever, cookies make everyone  feel a little more chipper. Especially, when you can smell the sweet buttery cookies as you walk the door. This is a present I’ve received from my co-worker and one I’ve given often. My mini me loves to make cookies, so I know it’s a gift other moms appreciate. Though titled holiday cookie gift jar, I love this gift idea because there are several others treats (both savory and sweet) you can fit in a quart sized mason jar.

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Brigadeiros: Brazil’s Traditional Chocolate Sweet

Ever read a recipe and get really excited about it? Well that’s how I felt when I  saw the brigadeiro recipe in Food 52’s article “Cookies from around the World”. I was amped to take on the challenge of making this traditional Brazilian dessert. First, who doesn’t think “Woo Hoo” chocolate? Second, global dishes, that is kind of my thing. Third, making treats as gifts is something the family loves to do.

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

It’s that time of year when people begin asking “what are you making for Thanksgiving?” “What type of pie are you having?” Pumpkin? Sweet potato? Well my friend threw out pecan pie. Huh. Well, that’s a new one for me. I’ve always stayed away from pecan pie because it’s always been too sweet for me. Of course, when we takes trips to the southern United States it doesn’t keep me from ordering it jus to see how it tastes.

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