Delicious Cookie Recipes!

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It's cold, it's the holidays, no-one's dieting for another week, so just grab your kids and loved ones, and let's start baking! Because who doesn't love cookies?Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies- Joy Of Baking. Please tell me you've all tried some kind of version of these cookies before?! Mini Reese's peanut butter cups pushed into thick sugar cookies! Simply … [Read more...]

Our New Summer Fave – Lollipop Cookies!

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My kids love to help me in the kitchen. Is that a good thing? I guess but I am always torn between “This is so fun!” and “This is so annoying!” My goals are usually to keep them entertained for a short while, to end up with something yummy that makes us all happy, and to make it into some kind of lesson.  (We homeschool, so they end up with a mini math lesson when we measure … [Read more...]

10 Easy Summer Dessert Ideas

Summer Desserts

Today I've gathered up 10 delicious and easy summer dessert ideas. Make them and love them. Oatmeal Cream Pies. These delicious oatmeal cream pies from Cookies And Cups are bound to be a huge hit with kids!Orange Creamsicle Cookies. An amazing spin off of the orange dream bars in cookie form by Six Sisters Stuff.Soft Lemonade Sugar Cookies. My … [Read more...]

10 Summer Cheesecakes

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I come from a family of cheesecake enthusiasts. We love it. So I had the best time gathering this list of 10 delicious summer cheesecakes for you all today. I can't wait to make each and everyone this summer! One each week? I think so.Triple Berry Cheesecake. This refreshing cheesecake from The Lily Pad Cottage would be perfect this summer.S'mores cheesecake … [Read more...]

The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been on a cookie baking craze lately. Last week, I started with the Best, Most Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, and this week it’s all about the peanut butter cookie. These aren’t your typical peanut butter cookie that you throw together and criss cross the top with a fork. No these are special. These are the BEST peanut butter cookies that you can make. I know, I know, I … [Read more...]

Recipe: Peanut Butter Brownies With Pretzels And Sea Salt

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I'm doing my good deed of the year by sharing this downright heavenly recipe with you all today. This may just be the best thing I've ever made. When my husband tried them, I swear to you his eyes rolled back in his head and he almost fainted. They are THAT good. I made these recently for a family get together along with a bunch of other treats and these were the first to go. … [Read more...]

Toddler-Appropriate Chores

Toddler Chores

My toddler twins just love to "help" with household chores. Since they are not even 2 yet, allowing them to assist me usually makes the tasks take longer than if I did them myself. But the pride I see in their eyes after they've been "big helpers" is priceless, and I'd like to think I'm encouraging good habits by allowing and encouraging them to help around the house.If … [Read more...]

Recipe: Old Fashioned Snicker Doodles

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I make cookies often because my husband eats cookies often. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with him and his cookie habits. I'm sure it will only get worse as my son gets older. I have always loved snicker doodles but sadly I don't make them as often as I should. This is a fabulous recipe for old fashioned snicker doodles. If you love sugar and cinnamon, you will love … [Read more...]

Recipe: World’s Best Brownies

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I bake almost every single day so I think it's safe to say that I have tried my fair share of different brownie recipes. This recipe that I am going to share with you today is by far the best and I have dubbed it the World's Best Brownie Recipe because that's exactly what it is. These are so simple to make, anyone can do it, which means your kids can help you and they are just … [Read more...]

Recipe: Valentines Day Cupcakes

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Today I wanted to share my recipe for beautiful and fun Valentine's Day cupcakes with you all. These are delicious red velvet cupcakes with pink vanilla frosting. I got into the spirit of love by decorating them with red sugar, heart sprinkles, and large conversation hearts. These would be fun to make for your children's classroom, to bring to your work place on Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

How to Make Chocolate Filled Strawberries

Chocolate Strawberries

If you are looking for something yummy to make your sweetie (or your kids!) this Valentine's Day, you might want to consider this twist on the standard Chocolate Covered Strawberries. This recipe takes the chocolate from the outside and puts it in the inside making for a spin on one of our favorite treats.To see how easy these little gems are to make, take a peek at … [Read more...]

Christmas Funfetti Cupcakes

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I think it's mandatory that all children love funfetti cake. My husband must be a kid at heart because funfetti is still his favorite "flavor" of cake. I decided to take a homemade funfetti cupcake recipe and turn them into super cute cupcakes appropriate for Christmas. These are really easy to make and your children will love helping you decorate them to make them look … [Read more...]

Recipe: Christmas Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Today I'm sharing my recipe for Christmas Candy Cane Kiss Cookies. Try saying that five times fast. Every year around Christmas I take a week to bake all kinds of delicious treats for my family, friends, and neighbors. This year I decided to make some extra festive sugar cookies complete with a delicious peppermint candy cane Hershey kiss on top. I hope you all will enjoy this … [Read more...]

Holiday Chex Mix – Gluten Free Snack

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I just love all the holiday baking right now. Seriously, I could bake yummy treats all day long if I had the time and had more people to gobble them all up.While I've been making some sinfully delicious treats lately, I know many households have one or more gluten-free member. Many times gluten-free means that person can't whip up many of the treats I share.Today, I … [Read more...]

Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everyone talks about pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but I've never tried them before. To be honest, they never sounded that appealing to me. Since I was getting pretty curious about this recipe and because no one else in my family had ever tried them before, I decided to do a test run before Thanksgiving to see what all the fuss was about.Now I know. These things are good! … [Read more...]