Almond Crusted Challah Toast

My boy-town home is awesome. I adore raising five young men. I love being the wife of a man who is a guy’s guy. I have a retinue of admirers at the ready all the time. Most of the time, I should say. Okay,  I have lots of fans whenever I’m not making someone do [Read On]

Roasted Banana and Caramel Milkshake

What you are looking at is the current resident of the top of the list of things my sixteen year old wants for me to make for him when Lent is over. That boy has so much willpower it puts his daddy and I to shame. He gave up sweets for Easter. While I’ve been [Read On]

Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies {Amish Recipe}

I’m going to set the record straight for a moment because I get this question a lot. I am not Amish and I have no designs to become Amiish. I like my complicated plumbing and the internet and I’m a food photographer. None of those things would be, er, kosher (totally mixing my religious metaphors) [Read On]

Mocha Marshmallow Pops

My Valentine-for-life is a funny bird. The man is macho. He loves football, guns, archery, digging ditches in our yard, playing screaming electric guitar, building things, winter camping, and going on speed hikes through the woods. He’s an unapologetic geek. True, he’s an engineer and that’s part of the package, but it’s way more than [Read On]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Kraft Foods. All opinions, recipes and photos are, as always, my own. Thanksgiving is drawing near so fast my head is almost spinning. I eagerly await it all year long and to think we’re this close? It is far and away my favourite feast of the year. Food, [Read On]

Inside Out Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Ohmygoodnessgraciousohmygosh. Can we talk about this for a minute? This is so tasty, so easy, so…so…so…  I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s everything you get in S’mores with a smidgen of peanut butter for good measure, flipped inside out, covered in dark chocolate and sprinkled with mini-marshmallows. But wait… it’s like that [Read On]

1-Ingredient Cherry Ice Cream & How to Freeze Cherries

Cherry season is in full swing around here. While it’s on, I feel it is my bounden duty to eat as many of them fresh as is humanly possible. To this end, I usually order in the neighborhood of sixty and eighty pounds from my local Amish friends. We all do our best to make [Read On]

Watermelon Lime Sorbet, Frozen Watermelon Margaritas and a Mocktail

I love Independence Day. Maybe it has something to do with my ever so slight problem with authority. (I can hear my dad and mom laughing from here.) Maybe it’s because the hair stands up on my arms and a chill runs down my spine every time I hear a snare drum and a patriotic [Read On]