How to Bake a Paw Patrol Bone-Shaped Birthday Cake

A few weeks ago I made Caroline a bone-shaped birthday cake for her Paw Patrol themed 3rd birthday party. If you missed the post, you can see all the fun Paw Patrol party ideas here, but here is the cake I made: I love baking my kid's birthday cakes. I took a Wilton cake decorating class at Hobby Lobby WAY back in 2006 (And yes, I was blogging back then) and I have been baking cakes ever since. I don't get too fancy, but if it's a simple design I can definitely handle it. Since I … [Read more...]

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Copycat Panera Green Tea Recipe

Craving an ice cold glass of Panera Green Tea on a warm summer day? You can totally make it at home with this simple copycat recipe that has just three ingredients. … [Read more...]

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {just 5 ingredients}

Last week my son went to Art Camp. You wouldn't normally expect there to be any food or stress involved in attending an art camp, but in this case, you would be mistaken.  I found out at approximately 7:45 pm on the evening before the last class that Garrett had to take snacks for a party and "graduation ceremony" the next day. Cue the panic mode when I looked around my kitchen and saw no snacks magically appearing out of thin air.  And I sure wasn't gonna drive to the store that late at … [Read more...]

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A Crazy Good Zucchini Bread Recipe

Looking for the best zucchini bread recipe on Pinterest? This is perfection on a plate! A great way to use up all that zucchini in your garden this summer! It's that time of summer when my garden is overflowing with zucchini and I'm over here Googling 101 Ways to Cook Zucchini Without Gagging Your Family. Hopefully this post will shoot to the #1 spot of that Google search soon, because this Crazy Good Zucchini Bread Recipe is the absolutely the best-tasting way to use up all that … [Read more...]

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15 Delicious and Easy Donut Recipes

Craving donuts but don't want to drive to the store? Here are 15 simple and easy doughnut recipes you can make at home with just a few ingredients. Have you ever tried making doughnuts at home? I've made a few batches over the years but they were the Trim Healthy Mama version that tasted quite a bit like cardboard. Diet doughnuts are not even worth the effort, trust me on this. I figured if I was going to eat a real deal doughnut then I could just head on down to Krispy Kreme while the … [Read more...]

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31 No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes for Summer

Craving Baskin-Robbins ice cream but don't have a store near you anymore? Here are 31 of the best no-churn ice cream flavors that you can make at home! When I was a kid, Baskin Robbins was my number one choice of stores to visit when we went to the mall. While other kids were begging to go to KB Toys and the Hello Kitty store I only had one thing on my mind, and that was 31 flavors of ice cream dripping down a waffle cone. Yes, my friends, there is a reason I am called Unskinny … [Read more...]

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Peanut Butter No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Here's the scoop on how to make homemade peanut butter ice cream from scratch without an ice cream churn. This No-Churn PB ice cream is easy and delicious! If you asked me to name my favorite ice cream flavors, it would go something like this: Mint chocolate chip Peanut Butter Lemon I shared a delicious recipe for no-churn lemon {+blueberry} ice cream yesterday, so now I'm gonna give you the scoop on how to make homemade peanut butter ice cream from scratch, without an ice cream … [Read more...]

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How to Make Homemade Lemon Ice Cream {with Blueberries!}

Make easy homemade lemon ice cream with this simple no-churn recipe for a sweet treat for summertime parties. Happy First Day of Summer! Hot summer days are upon us again. When I was a kid I would spend every summer at the river with my family, swimming, playing cards and eating homemade ice cream. I can still hear the annoying whine of the ice cream churn spinning on the back porch. These days, "no-churn" ice cream is all the rage, and for good reason.  It's a simple way to … [Read more...]

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Strawberry Salsa with Churro Chips Recipe

The last Bunco night I attended had a Mexican theme, so I decided to whip up some strawberry salsa and churro chips for the ladies to snack on before the dice-rolling began. I've made this recipe a few times over the years and it's always a HUGE hit at parties. If you don't feel like making your own churro chips, you could just buy a bag of Stacy's Cinnamon Sugar Pita chips, but there is something about these crunchy homemade cinnamon wedges that makes for an extra special treat for a … [Read more...]

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup {just 3 ingredients!}

Over the years, plenty of folks have rolled their eyes at me for making my own chicken soup at home when there are rows and rows of canned soup on the supermarket shelf. But if you ever taken the time to read the label on the back of a can of soup you’ll see why I do it. There's MSG and preservatives and words I cannot even pronounce going on back there. Gross and not very healthy. My homemade soup literally has three ingredients (not counting the S&P) and it is SO easy to make. … [Read more...]

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