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Salted Caramel Coconut Bars

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but my all time favorite dessert item is caramel. It doesn’t even have to be in dessert. Put it in coffee, on my apples, on a spoon…. This is a recipe for Salted Caramel Coconut Bars and it is a nice bar that can be served as dessert or with […]

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

It’s summer and it’s finally gotten hot around here in Chicago. I want to stay inside where it’s nice and cool and just eat ice cream all day long. I won’t, obviously, but I want to! This summer has been super busy for our family. Our nights are finally winding down a little since the […]

Vegan Desserts You Have To Try

People assume vegan desserts are tasteless since they don’t have the dairy products that are in most desserts. However, vegan desserts are just as delicious, if not more delicious, than traditional desserts. Here are some amazing vegan desserts that you need to try. Peanut Butter Fudge Fudge is a dessert that anyone can enjoy. It’s […]

Celebrate Spring with Dirt Pudding

Do you know what Sunday is? Besides my birthday (and my husband’s) it’s the first day of Spring! Hooray! Time to let the kids outside to play during the day without bundling up in 20 layers. Reading our family reading out on the porch. Letting Quinn run and play in the backyard where she loves […]

Date Night at Home

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly. I have five kids now, one being a one month old… a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner isn’t something I can see happening outside the house this year. Instead we will be having a date night at home. There are so many ways to enjoy a nice meal at home when you […]

Cadbury Caramel Brownie Skillet

When it comes to caramel, it is my kryptonite! Give me anything that has caramel and I’m in heaven! My mom used to love the original Cadbury egg, but I can’t eat them because they cause a headache for me. When Cadbury came out with the caramel egg, though… yum!! Print Cadbury Caramel Brownie Skillet […]

Race Car Cookies

My kids attend AWANA every week and really have a great time learning Bible verses.  Once a year, the kids have the option to participate in a Pine Car Derby Race.  Most of the kids opt-in and create fantastic cars.  A snack is always served on race night.  In the past we’ve served either hot […]

Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches Made with Glutino Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note: This is part of a sponsored campaign through Sverve. All opinions in this post are my own. I wanted a quick and easy dessert and when I was in Walmart the other day checking out the Gluten Free items I saw Glutino Chocolate Chip cookies and decided to make the kids and I some ice […]

Creamy Chocolate Pecan Coconut Squares

 In honor of my mom’s birthday today I am posting something that she would have loved. She was such a huge chocolate and coconut lover. If you like 7 layer bars, you’re going to love this recipe. It’s quick, easy, and no-bake! Print Creamy Chocolate Pecan Coconut Squares Rating  5.0 from 3 reviews Ingredients 12 […]

Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Cherry DelightFulls Happy 5 Year Blog Anniversary!

This article is sponsored by Nestle Toll House I can not believe that today is 5 years that I’ve been blogging. These 5 years have flown by so quickly. That also means that Little Man is almost 6! Before I move on in this post, I just want to say THANK YOU to my loyal […]

Dirt Cake for National Gummy Worm Day

Did you know that today is National Gummy Worm day? When I told Monkey she said “Does that mean I get to eat gummy worms all day?” Um, no! We did make this fun dessert together this morning that we will have with dinner tonight. I decided that dirt cake would be a great way to […]

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream {National Dairy Month}

Note: This post is sponsored by Illinois Farm Families.  June is National Dairy Month and I realize it’s almost over, but who doesn’t want ice cream all summer long?! I want to first tell you a little about a family of Dairy Farmers from Illinois. Dale is a fifth generation farmer, and Linda is a […]

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe

Monkey’s birthday was on the 11th, which was also Mother’s Day this year. I decided I wanted to make some cupcakes for her to take to the family picnic in the park. I didn’t want to make plain old cupcakes, so I decided to give Kool-Aid a try in the cupcakes and frosting to make […]

Kids in the Kitchen: White Chocolate Pudding Pie

It’s been a little crazy since Baby Q has been home so I haven’t had the kids helping me much in the kitchen. This week Little Man was begging me for a dessert so I finally gave in and raided the cabinets to see what I could come up with. I found two boxes of […]

Piggy Nose Pomegranate Cupcakes

This is a guest post written by Sara from SensiblySara.com When I was in high school I raised a pig. His name was Gus-Gus (like the mouse from Cinderella). Raising a pig was quite the experience! Pigs are stinky and dirty but loving and obedient. Their noses are firm but squishy and oh, so cute! […]