Recipes

  1. Simple (Delicious) Chocolate Cake

    On the eve of my daughter’s fifth birthday, I found myself (as usual, it seems) scrambling around, trying to tie up a dozen loose ends in order to make her day as special as she is. One of the things I’d put off until the end was baking her birthday cake. And as I whirled around my kitchen, scooping and dumping and mixing up the chocolate cake she’d requested, I was very, very grateful I had a stellar (and simple!) go-to cake recipe to rely on. If given my druthers...
  2. Make It: Apple Cinnamon Ornaments

    Are you hosting a shower this holiday season? Wishing you had a perfect, memorable, seasonal favor to give to your guests? Look no further, I’ve got your answer here! These apple-cinnamon scented ornaments are beautiful, functional, and simple—your guests are sure to love them! Apple Cinnamon Ornaments These ornaments are extremely easy to make, but they do require quite a bit of drying time—allow yourself at least 24 hours before your shower to complete this project. 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup cinnamon 1 Tbsp white glue (such as Elmer’s) (Or...
  3. Lighter Fare at Thanksgiving

    My family is a traditional Midwestern Wisconsin family. Most of our meals include meat, potatoes and a vegetable. Our Thanksgiving meal is what you may find typical: turkey, potatoes, homemade gravy, cranberries, corn, and pumpkin bars. Although all of this food is absolutely delicious, about five years ago, my mom decided to offer a lighter salad with the meal. When she did this, she had no idea how it would become a family favorite or that this new salad would be the ‘go-to’ salad when someone in our family has...
  4. Good (Thanksgiving!) Cooking: Sweet Potato Casserole

    We are all familiar with the standard marshmallow-topped sweet potato concoction that makes an appearance on many Thanksgiving tables each year, right?  Well, let me assure you: this is not that. This is a sweet potato recipe that will move this beautifully orange, under-rated (healthy!) vegetable from the edge of your plate to the very center. I had the pleasure of tasting this dish for the first time last year when I was a Thanksgiving guest in my aunt’s home. I took one bite and fell hard—I proceeded to consume...
  5. Good Cooking: Banana Bread

    For whatever reason, lately we’ve had an influx of over-ripe bananas at our house. For us, this is a happy problem because we all LOVE banana bread—and there is no better banana than an over-ripe banana if you’re going to make banana bread. I’ve tried many banana bread recipes throughout the years—and there are a lot of variations out there! We’ve enjoyed loaves with chocolate, loaves with nuts, loaves with cranberries, blueberries, ginger—even loaves made with coffee. Most of them have been delicious—and a few of them have been made...
  6. Bridal Shower Favors: Chocolate Covered Apples

    Ladies and gents, I have found THEE guest favors for my cousin’s upcoming wedding shower – chocolate covered apples! My plan is to put a bride or groom apple into a cute little gift bag (more on that later!) for the guests to carry out with them as they say good bye to the happy couple. But, back to the apples. And look at the happy couple! Aren’t these just FABULOUS?!?!? Oh my, I’m in love! Now I just need to do my best to channel Julia Childs and Martha...
  7. Baby Shower Bites

    Looking for delicious mini-food to serve at your baby shower, but want to go beyond the veggie tray and cold cuts? Here are some delicious options that are baby-size yet elegant and easy. Cupcakes: A perfect substitute for the big cake, cupcakes are small and a huge trend in event catering. Use food coloring in vanilla frosting to match the colors you choose for your theme. Finger Sandwiches: So easy! Make sandwiches as you normally would, but trim the crusts off and cut them in half. Another option is to...

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