Chocolate Nutter Butter Cake

For years I had that thin, “shatterproof” tableware because I thought it was easier to care for, cheaper, and whatnot. Over the years, I realized -with the help of my built in high stress advanced material test laboratory that I call my five sons- that those things weren’t shatterproof. Or break proof. Or even remotely [Read On]

Big Batch Crisp Topping and Any Fruit Crisps | Make Ahead Mondays

Desserts are the big to-do. The thing over which you slave for hours or -in some cases- even days and present with a flourish to ooooohs and aaaahs. I’m as guilty of that as the next food-obsessed gal, from time to time. But really? Desserts are supposed to be a relaxing thing. Grab a spoon [Read On]

Grape Pie Filling and Grape Pie | Make Ahead Mondays

  I’ve been blessed to have the chance to move around a little bit in this great country of ours and see a bit of the world. Although I’ve lived in rural Western New York longer than I have anywhere else, I was born a Michigan girl and I believe I’ll always identify myself as [Read On]

Brownie Cake with Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting

Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Despite the prevalence of desserts here on Foodie With Family, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I think that is why I’m so picky about my desserts. When I DO want a sweet, I don’t want just any sweet. I want the best. [Read On]

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]