Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars

It’s a new week and my calendar is blessedly empty.  I still have regular things like teaching piano lessons, volunteering at my daughter’s school and church activities, but there are no extra appointments, no company coming, nothing!!  I feel so free!  I am sure that by tomorrow the kids will mention a few extra things […]

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple Cinnamon Cake

I have had this recipe  for Apple Cinnamon Cake printed out and ready to be made for years.  I saw this cake with globs of apple pie filling in the middle and it screamed “MAKE ME!!!”  Like many of you, however, I printed the recipe and then it slowly made its way into a pile […]

Celebrating Family with Bar-S

Bar-S Hot Dogs 100 Days of Summer

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bar-S Foods for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My family has been enjoying Bar-S products for decades.  Cookouts have marked family reunions, graduations, birthdays and other big events. Wherever we have lived in the USA,  Bar-S hot dogs have made an appearance at […]

#SnacktoSchool Oatmeal Clusters with Raisins #LoveYourRaisins

Oatmeal Raisin Clusters #loveyourraisins #snacktoschool

It has always been really important to me that my kids love raisins.  From the time they were little, I pushed California raisins as snacks because I knew they were full of fiber, potassium and iron.  Also, I loved the portability of a super naturally-sweet snack.  We could eat raisins anywhere and the kids wouldn’t […]

Graze: Snacks Brought Right to Your Door

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graze.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about you, but the busier I get, the worse I eat.  I start reaching for whatever is available because there is no time to think or shop or plan.  Now that school has […]

The Holiday Kosher Baker #cookbookreview

Fruit Crisp from the Holiday Kosher Baker #cookbookreview #glutenfree

I can never say no to baking books of any kind, especially when they are filled with chocolate, fruit and cinnamon in the form of cookies, breads and cakes. The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts by Paula Shoyer is just such a book.  It takes the reader through the year of big […]