Food
Desserts
Beka Shane Denter

RECIPES: Back to Basics – Granola, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Apples

I openly admit that I am not a cook, nor a baker; I quickly become overwhelmed by the simplest of recipes. Over the years, as a singleton, a newlywed and a new mother, I attempted (and failed) to make nice with the kitchen. No matter how hard I tried, my time in the kitchen often resulted with me a blubbering mess. READ MORE

More To Love
  • Recipe: Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls

    It may be spring, but we’re all about fresh summer rolls. Forget the deep frying and opt for these refreshingly delicious, healthy and impressive Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls....

    READ MORE
  • Pssst! Do You Have The Answer To #5?

    Academic success does not necessarily prepare one for motherhood. Let me explain. I am a firm believer that there is a difference between book smarts and street smarts. Academic learning and common sense; knowledge and wisdom....

    READ MORE
  • Desserts
    Elyssa Fournier

    Yummy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    As much as I hate to say goodbye to the California sunshine and watch our long, warm days dissolve into shorter, cooler days, I love the fall season. Maybe it’s because of the years I spent in New York as a pastry chef, but there’s something very exciting about pulling out my boots and sweaters and bundling up for long walks around town with my family. Let’s be real, I also prefer the warmth of my Mixed Bakery oven while baking in the cooler months too. READ MORE

    More To Love
  • Parenting Without Parents

    I am the youngest of 4 kids. My siblings all told me that I was raised with different parents. What I think they meant was, by the time I got around to being a defiant, willful, narcissistic monster, my parents were just too tired to give a...

    READ MORE
  • An Open Letter To My Son

    As hard as it is for me to believe this, I’m the mother of a teenager. In fact Tom will be entering 10th grade this September. The years have gone so fast that I really feel as if one day I was taking pictures of him graduating from our M...

    READ MORE
  • Desserts
    Crystal Ponti

    Like Fall In Your Mouth: Crock Pot Walnut-Stuffed Glazed Apples

    Fall is right around the corner! That means it’s time to get ready for apple season. A few years ago I posted a Crock Pot Apple Cake recipe that went nearly viral. I hope this one is shared just as much because it’s low in fat, so easy to make, and one the whole family will enjoy. Crock Pot Walnut-Stuffed Glazed Apples come out tender (but not mushy) and will have your entire house smelling like a bakery (or apple farm).

    Serve these apples warm from the crock pot with low-fat frozen yogurt, ice cream, or side of low-fat coffee cake. Any apple variety does the trick but my favorites are Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. Enjoy! READ MORE

    More To Love
    Desserts
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Perfect Summer Dessert: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    My daughter went on a dessert-making binge recently. I kept praying it would end before I couldn’t fit into my pants. She would bake one or two fabulous desserts everyday. Even our neighbors were begging for mercy, “Please, don’t send...Read More
    More To Love
    Desserts
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Choco Chip Bites Raw Food

    A Chocolatey Introduction To Raw Food: Choco Chip Bites

    I love food and like to try different things so I decided to dive into raw food. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and my husband thought I was off my rocker....Read More
    More To Love
    Desserts

    Possibly the Least Healthy But Most Delicious Recipe on the Planet: No Bake Frozen Reese’s Pie

    This frozen Reese’s pie is for true chocolate peanut butter lovers. It’s rich, creamy and packs a lot of chocolately-peanut buttery flavor. The texture is like ice cream and frozen cheesecake. A little slice goes a long way. READ MORE

    More To Love