Desserts

S’mores Cones

S’mores Cones

When spaghetti and meatballs was requested, naturally I figured I’d just find a way to sneak in some barbecue. I’m pretty sure I figured it out actually. My plan was to make the sauce early in the day, as usual, and make the spaghetti shortly […]

Cinco de Mayo Barbecue with Lime Ice Salad

Cinco de Mayo Barbecue with Lime Ice Salad

I wasn’t sure how I was going to make Cinco de Mayo work during our 100 days of barbecue but I did it! Even though I know it’s fairly common, I have never actually grilled meat that we later ate in a taco or tortilla. […]

Watermelon-Lime Granita

Watermelon-Lime Granita

I made this originally about a week ago, but it was the perfect dessert for the first day of 100 days of barbecuing so I went for it again yesterday with day 1. This time I knew what I was doing so it was even […]

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Day 8! Today was a lot of fun! Our 9 year old stayed up late reading, so she slept in a little and I got crafty. When the others got up, they hit the advent calendars and we added to our Jesse Tree. Most importantly, […]

Pretzel Caramel Bites

Pretzel Caramel Bites

I love making little shippable treats to send to friends and family, but you have to get creative because cupcakes and fragile cookies are probably not going to make it! These sweet surprises have only three ingredients. I made two versions of these, one with […]

Dragonfruit Ice Cream

Dragonfruit Ice Cream

This is one of those ‘not really a recipe recipes’. I have a serious love for dragonfruit and when we first moved to California and I saw it at the farmer’s market I was determined to make something summery and fun with local dragonfruit. Just […]

Frozen Oreo Pie

Frozen Oreo Pie

Oh. My. Goodness. I remember when we told our two oldest kids (12 and 7 at the time) that they could each choose one physical activity to do. We had decided to continue homeschooling and they needed some kind of organized physical fitness a few […]

Warm Chocolate Pudding

Warm Chocolate Pudding

I know that pumpkin and brown sugar generally take center stage in Thanksgiving desserts, maaaaaaybe something with apples too. None of our littles like pumpkin all that much, as far as I remember I didn’t like it much when I was a kid either. My […]

Frankenstein Cereal Treats

Frankenstein Cereal Treats

With over two weeks to go until Halloween still, the kids are finishing up their costumes with accessories and makeup ideas. I would have loved to sew their costumes, but my sewing machine is in Canada. I know, I probably say ‘my (insert precious thing […]

Haunted Gingerbread House

Haunted Gingerbread House

Whenever we count down to something that is a month or more away, the kids never have a hard time being excited. It might be harder for me to muster enthusiasm if theirs was not so infectious. They are legit hyped about every holiday we […]