cookies · Desserts

S’mores Cookies

I love Memorial Day weekend camping.  Every year, we go with family and some of our best friends to a different campground, where we enjoy three days of sunshine, (God willing) tent sleeping, dirty feet, campfires, hot chocolate, and delicious food. I’ve been wanting to develop a s’mores type cookie for quite some time, and… Continue reading S’mores Cookies

Dinners · Side Dishes & Salads

Simply the Best Corn Salad

Nothing better than sweet summer corn, my friends! Nothing! This corn salad is proof that sometimes the very best things to eat come from the simplest ingredients.  It comes together, ready to eat in a matter of minutes, and it is so, so, so, so, so good. My family loves to have this on the… Continue reading Simply the Best Corn Salad

Desserts · pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pie is one of my reasons for living. You all know this.  I have been so spoiled by my Dad’s homemade pie my whole life that I will almost never eat pie that isn’t homemade.  I’ll occasionally eat a piece of pie from Snohomish Pie Company, which is a wonderful little local bakery here, but… Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

bars · chocolate · Desserts

Starbucks S’mores Bars

This weekend, I received the following email from reader Stephanie: I love your blog. I’ve made your copycat Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat bars. Yummy! I didn’t find it on your blog– but, can you figure out the Starbucks S’Mores bars– my new guilty pleasure? Please? I love emails like this. Also, if you haven’t tried… Continue reading Starbucks S’mores Bars

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Plum Upside Down Cake

Oh my gosh you guys. I am obsessed with this cake.  Obsessed. My sweet neighbor, Amanda, brought me over a giant bag of plums this week.  Giant.  This sweet, delicious fruit is amazing to just eat fresh, but she brought me so many, I thought “I better find something to bake with these! I found… Continue reading Plum Upside Down Cake

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie

Anybody who know me will attest- I am not what you would call outdoorsy.  In fact, I’m pretty much the opposite.  I don’t go camping where they don’t have toilets, hiking is my idea of hell, and I do not enjoy being sticky, dirty, and sweaty, I do not like bugs.  Hanging out on a… Continue reading Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie


Maple and Salted Almond Ice Cream

A few years ago, I just had to have an ice cream maker.  Had to.  I had memories of the homemade strawberry ice cream my parents used to make (in the old time ice cream makers with the rock salt) and pictured myself lazing away the summer months with my kids making hundreds of different… Continue reading Maple and Salted Almond Ice Cream