baking · desserts

Five sweet ideas for Mother’s Day treats

So, you don’t know exactly what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? I can tell you. Unless she’s told you something specific that she would like to have (you’ve been paying attention, haven’t you?) I can tell you right now what she wants. First, she wants to be told that she is loved. Not… Continue reading Five sweet ideas for Mother’s Day treats

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Mama Steph’s Summerberry Sheetcake

Berries, berries everywhere! That’s one of the very best things about this time of year. Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and more are available in abundance. They’re all so wonderful. Here’s a cake that I made on In the Kitchen with Mama Steph on KLTV last week,  using strawberries and blueberries, but which could obviously be made… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Summerberry Sheetcake

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Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas

There is something simple and nostalgic about Mason jars.  I love their simple, shiny clean look, and how they hold the promise of something delicious held over from the garden’s harvest. John Mason invented and patented the first glass jar with a screw-on cap in 1858, and though he didn’t make much  money from his… Continue reading Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas

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Let’s Pretend We’re Not Hot: The Fabulous Frosty Fruitalicious Smoothie

It’s hot  sultry  scorching  blistering outside this summer!  I’m sure you’ve noticed! This is the kind of summer wherein you walk outside and your makeup immediately begins melting off of your skin, and the grass under your flip-flops is crunchy.  The heat has me longing for October and its cooler temperatures, and the fall cooking… Continue reading Let’s Pretend We’re Not Hot: The Fabulous Frosty Fruitalicious Smoothie

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Strawberry Jam and a Repurposed Armoire

First of all, let me remind you that STRAWBERRIES ARE SO INEXPENSIVE (AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING.)  There, I got it off my chest.  I’ve been hearing from friends who have been finding strawberries for as little as $1 for 16oz.  If you come across a deal like that, please take advantage of it.… Continue reading Strawberry Jam and a Repurposed Armoire

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Express Your Love For Mom In The Kitchen This Weekend!

Around Mother’s Day, I often tend to get sentimental and misty-eyed.  I’ve shared with you here in the past that my mom passed away suddenly in 2003. She is so greatly missed, still, and always will be.  Some of you know how that is, too, having lost someone so close to you.  Instead of feeling… Continue reading Express Your Love For Mom In The Kitchen This Weekend!

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Family- and Budget-Pleasing Strawberry Cobbler

I’ve been reading many beautiful food blogs this week, as I love to get good ideas from talented home cooks, chefs and bakers.  It’s hard to navigate them all, trust me, as there are thousands upon thousands of them! I’m just thankful that you’ve come across mine, because I am so happy to share what… Continue reading Family- and Budget-Pleasing Strawberry Cobbler