I had never heard of Swedish Spritz until I met my husband. His mother is a renowned cook and baker and the Swedish Spritz cookies she made each Christmas were one of his favorite childhood memories– Since my husband’s love language is FOOD (Oh hush, it’s totally a love language, I don’t care what Gary […]

Desserts, Food, Holidays, Kid Favorites

January 26, 2016

A Swedish Spritz for All Seasons

Cherries are my favorite summer fruit, so you’d better believe I’m loving life right now. Cherries are only available for a month or two each year at my local supermarket– and when Dennis and I both brought home bags recently, I needed to find a use for the surplus.  Hello, turnovers! These turnovers have been our […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

July 10, 2015

Delicious Cherry Turnovers

It wasn’t until I spent a few years working in South Carolina that I learned how truly delicious a peach could be. Gaffney, South Carolina is known for its peaches, and each summer, we’d book someone from there to be a guest on the morning newscast I anchored. I’d sit and smile and pretend to be interested in Gaffney’s annual peach […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

June 18, 2015

Simple and Delicious Peach Cobbler

Fruit and vegetable breads are one of my absolute favorite ways to sneak healthy food into my kids’ tummies without them even knowing it. I’ve tried dozens of recipes and I have to say that this chocolate zucchini bread is hands down the best bread I’ve ever made. Not only does it taste like a […]

Breads, Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

September 3, 2013

Seriously Effing Awesome Chocolate Zucchini Bread

With a gallon of freshly picked blueberries on my hands, I had to find lots of ways to use them. This pie was one of the clear winners. I served it at my neighborhood Fourth of July party warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and people RAVED. It disappeared within minutes. […]

Desserts, Food

July 10, 2013

Best Ever Blueberry Pie

For YEARS now, I’ve been hearing about Tam Hodge’s infamous Tamolasses Cookies. My friend Brandi has been making them for her family for a while, and she boldly claimed that they were “the best cookie recipe ever.” This is a woman with a LOT of great recipes, so I was  intrigued when she made this […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

September 14, 2011

Crack Cookies: They’re Truly Addictive!

There’s not much better than buying a carton of fresh blackberries at the farmer’s market in the summertime, or better yet, picking them yourselves. Blackberry cobbler is the best way to eat them. I grew up eating all kinds of cobblers–  this is my favorite blackberry cobbler recipe of all I’ve tasted.      INGREDIENTS […]

Desserts, Food

August 26, 2011

My Favorite Blackberry Cobbler

The next time you’re looking for a way to keep your little ones occupied, get out the cookbooks! I keep a small selection of kids’ cookbooks on a kitchen shelf that’s in easy reach of both my children, and I’m amazed by how often they will take out a book, gaze longingly at its photos […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

July 7, 2011

Rainbow Fudge: A Sweet Solution for a Dull Summer Day

Let’s say you want to make brownies for the kids, but don’t have an hour to wait for them to bake. These brownie cookies are made from a box of brownie mix, and only take  12 minutes in the oven! From 7-year-old Punky: “These are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted in my whole life.” […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

June 27, 2011

Easy Brownie Cookies