Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

  Last week was a beautiful, fantastic whirlwind. My house was filled with out-of-town family members who had converged to celebrate the wedding of my baby brother, Luke, to the woman of our, er, his dreams, Elvi. Luke is a poet and I do not mean that esoterically. He’s an actual poet. He’s finishing up [Read On]

Strawberry Wineade

I should begin by saying that serious wine snobs should probably look away. Quickly. I’ll give you a second or two. Are they gone now? Okay, it’s about to get all kinds of classy in here. And by classy, I mean serving wine in jars mixed with juice. Yeah, baby. That kind of classy. I [Read On]

Sweet Tea Ice Pops | Make Ahead Mondays

I have a confession to make but I’m going to do it quickly and quietly because I’m going to offend the entire South in one fell swoop. (Idon’tlikesweettea.) There. I said it. I just don’t. I love tea -don’t misunderstand me- but I like my tea black and bitter… like my attitude in hot weather. [Read On]

Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes

On Father’s Day, I told my husband I was making him a healthy dessert. Then he went fishing and I accidentally made these. I guess that makes me a liar. But at least I’m a happy, belly-rubbing, satisfied liar. Here’s what happened… I had a brownie mix that was rattling around in the cupboard for [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops and Homemade Magic Shell | Make Ahead Mondays

  Well, hello Summer Vacation. That snuck up on us quickly, didn’t it? (My kids would argue that it’s taken forever to get here. Ah, youth.) The boys have already thrown themselves headlong into the summer rhythm of fishing, biking, climbing trees, catching snakes, dabbling toes in brooks and lakes, snacking, and swinging in hammocks. [Read On]

One Ingredient Mango (or Banana) Ice Cream

Around a decade ago, my stepmom, Val,  and my dad gave us a seriously burly juicer as a gift. For those of you well-versed in juicers, I’ll name drop for a second here; it’s a Champion. That thing is jet-engine powerful. And I used that jet engine to make juice. Lots of juice. Juice is [Read On]

Creamy Lemon Lime Popsicles (Three Ingredients) | Make Ahead Mondays

Is school officially out for the summer where you are? We’re on the cusp here. So very close! We just have a couple standardized tests to finish up and it’s FREEDOM for a couple of hazy, lazy (I wish!) months. My kids want that break so badly they can taste it. The weather is hot [Read On]

Lemon Lime Curd (Easy Blender or Microwave Method) | Make Ahead Mondays

Many moons ago, when I was the mother of only a couple tiny kids, I had a very scandalous, very obese, very, very big dog named Hambone. Hambone was known for his lightning speed consumption of all food before him, whether it was intended for him or not. There was no food safe around Hambone. [Read On]