Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

This is a super simple and delicious recipe that my 4 year old had fun making and eating. I used this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie as inspiration. She shares ten ideas for fun add-ins to your “nice-cream” that I need to try. It’s best to cut up your ripe bananas before you freeze them so your blender won’t have to work as hard.  I … Continue reading Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween!! Soon we’re heading out to trick or treat in the neighborhood with my cousins and their three year old pirate.  William is going to be snug in the stroller in his koala bear costume.  In addition to it being my first Halloween as a mom, this is also the first year I’ve lived somewhere that kids trick or treat!  I’m stocked with candy and ready for the … Continue reading Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Five Minute Pumpkin Spice Latte #PSL

While I agree that the pumpkin craze that starts in October and whips into a frenzy by Thanksgiving is a bit ridiculous, I usually join in the fun and pick up a few cans of pumpkin puree at the grocery store.  Yesterday I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot} and today I’m continuing the pumpkin love with a simple recipe to make the … Continue reading Five Minute Pumpkin Spice Latte #PSL

17 Recipes for Football Season

The fall and football season are right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I’m excited to watch my Blue Devils (I bet you can’t get season football tickets for only $80 at your alma mater!) and  Bengals.  In honor of the Bengals’ 17 game season (one bye week,) here are 17 of  my favorite, crowd-pleasing recipes that are perfect for sharing on … Continue reading 17 Recipes for Football Season

Decadent Banana Bread with Mini Chocolate Chips

This recipe is a decadent spin on the classic banana bread – improved, in my opinion, with the addition of mini chocolate chips.  Every bite is delicious and dense, packed with chocolate and banana.  It’s a great way to use your overripe bananas and if for some reason it doesn’t disappear within a a day of baking, it freezes well tightly wrapped in foil.  I like to … Continue reading Decadent Banana Bread with Mini Chocolate Chips

Classic Crème Brûlée

Today I’m sharing a recipe for one of my top five favorite desserts.  If you’ve never made crème brûlée before you’re going to be surprised by how simple it is to make the classic, creamy, decadent dessert.  All you need to whip up this fancy pants dessert is a pint of whipping cream, 4 eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and some cute ramekins and a blow torch. What to … Continue reading Classic Crème Brûlée

Morello Cherry Pie

This recipe for a juicy, easy-to-throw-together cherry pie concludes my countdown of thirty recipes for July Fourth! I couldn’t resist the jar of dark Morello cherries at Trader Joe’s and they were delicious baked into a pie.  Add some vanilla ice-cream and some blueberries and you’ve got the perfect American, red, white and blue Fourth of July dessert.  I used pre-made pie crusts and cut the … Continue reading Morello Cherry Pie

Refreshing Lime and Mint Fruit Salad

Some friends invited us to a cookout yesterday which was the perfect opportunity to bring one of my favorite fruit salads, a bright combination of berries, watermelon, lime juice and fresh mint.  I like this one because it is pretty easy to put together, the only hands-on time required is to cut the strawberries and watermelonl.  The combination of mint and lime is so refreshing in the heat, … Continue reading Refreshing Lime and Mint Fruit Salad

Coconut Banana Milkshake

Happy Friday and I hope you’ve got some good weekend plans ahead!  I’ve got a simple recipe today that you’ll want to make again and again.  I made this Tuesday night when I was craving a milkshake but wanted something a touch healthier than the Oreo variety from Cookout  (which is dangerously less than a mile away from our house.) The combo of coconut milk, bananas and … Continue reading Coconut Banana Milkshake