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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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Bananas.  Bananas.  We go bananas for bananas in our house! We usually eat them right away, but sometimes they get too ripe for my liking.  Okay, fine, sometimes I let them get too ripe just so that I can bake with them.  One of my favorite things to make with over-ripe bananas (besides banana bread) Continue Reading...

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Beef & Barley Stew!

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Growing up in my family, the birthday kid got to pick what mom made for dinner that night.  90% of the time, all 3 of us kids always picked tacos.  My mom makes amazing tacos!  They aren't anything fancy, but maybe that's part of the appeal.  She fries the shells by hand and serves all the Continue Reading...

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Creamsicles!

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Oh summer! How I love thee! Kids outside playing. Pool is filled up. (Who cares if it's just a kiddie pool? Don't judge me.) Baseball is happening. (Course, isn't always baseball happening? I mean, they start in March and go to October...what other sport does that?!) A lot of good is to be had during summer.

One thing that is REALLY good to do in the summer is to make homemade creamsicles. (Course, it's really good any time of the year. Again, don't judge me.) Now, I don't know if there's an official definition of what goes into a creamsicle versus a popsicle. But, to my little ol' noggin, a creamsicle is ice cream based and a popsicle isn't. So that's why I'm calling these creamsicles. Whatever you call it, I love them! Read More...

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Ahh...the life of a Stay-At-Home Mom when the afternoon rolls around and your preschoolers ask you "Can we have a snack?" There's the usual suspects around our house: veggies & dip, pretzels, various fruits (apples, oranges and bananas being the most popular), and popcorn.

But we sometimes mix things up and have something sweet - especially if I've recently made cookies or homemade creamsicles! Sweet is great, but I like serving sweet and healthy! Read More...

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