S’MORES Poke Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

SMORES Poke Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

September is one of my absolute favorites months of the year for two reasons. First, the temperatures finally start dropping back down to a comfortable level and second, I appreciate time with my kids more on the weekends now that they're back in school. We use both of these things to our advantage with family picnics on the weekends and after dinner time together around the fire pit. The cooler weather allows us to break out the ingredients for … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

This is a partnered post as part of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team of brand ambassadors. The excitement in this house for the first day of school is almost palpable! While my son is less than thrilled about his busy 8th grade schedule, the girls are ready to get back into the classroom and meet some new friends. And me? The thought of having a few hours a day of complete freedom almost brings me to tears. For the first time in over a decade, … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam Recipe with Truvia Baking Blend

Lightened Up Apple Jam Recipe made with #Truvia Baking Blend

I don't know how all parents are feeling right about now but I'm pretty excited to see summer come to an end with just 12 days until our kids are back in school. Along with the 7 hours of freedom I'll get to experience for the first time in 8 years, the beginning of the school year also comes with some "mommy chores". Among those are packing lunches on days the kids aren't keen on the school lunch menu and getting their day started with a decent … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

There are a lot of things to love about the summer months. For our family, it's the outdoor grilling, swimming and cool treats. I love being able to retire the oven for a few months and enjoy cold desserts that are easy to make. Most of the time, those desserts involve one of my favorite cheeses, Kraft PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. This versatile cheese is so versatile, which is why I keep a never ending stash of it my refrigerator. It's perfect for … [Read more...]

Caramel Marshmallow Frosted All Natural Brownies from Immaculate Baking Company

Caramel Marshmallow Frosted Immaculate Baking Company Brownies

I was provided with product samples through the Platefull Co-Op. Like many other moms, I don't always have time to whip up treats from scratch, so I turn to conveniently packaged baking mixes that only require a few extra ingredients. They not only significantly cut my time spent in the kitchen but they often taste better than the concoctions I've been known to make. The baking mixes I sampled from the Immaculate Baking Company not only make … [Read more...]

Dessert Crepes with Bananas Foster Southern Butter Pecan Sauce Recipe #IDelight

Bananas Foster Dessert Crepes with Southern Butter Pecan Sauce #IDelight

We've got less than 2 months of warm weather left for the season and quite frankly, I'm ready for it to be over. I miss the cool Fall nights, baking sweets in the oven and cuddling under a blanket with my kids on the couch. While I daydream about the coming cooler months, I'm still enjoying cooking up the occasional sweet treat for my family - sans oven. One of our favorite family desserts is crepes. They're so fun and easy to make, plus the … [Read more...]

Simply Sweet Banana Orange Cream Popsicles Recipe

Banana Orange Cream Yogurt Popsicles Recipe

This summer I've been having a blast making my kids new popsicle flavors to try each week. They're such an easy and sweet way to cool off. When you make them yourself, you also have the advantage of controlling the ingredients and cutting out on the ridiculous amounts of sugar found in some of the store bought ones. This is actually one popsicle I don't feel guilty giving my kids any time of the day, even breakfast. They look like a popsicle … [Read more...]

Pinterest Try & Tell | Beach Party themed Sand Pail Pudding

Beach Party Themed Sand Pudding Recipe

Earlier this week, my daughter Kaydence celebrated her 7th birthday with a beach themed birthday party. It started with a day of sun and fun at the local water park. That's the closest thing we have to a real beach here in the lovely landlocked state of Illinois. Actually, I take that back, when I was a kid we had a sandy beach on Lake Springfield where I would spend my summers but they closed it down years ago after an outbreak of … [Read more...]

Simply Sweet Chunky Pineapple Popsicle Recipe

Simply Sweet Chunky Pineapple Popsicles Recipe with only 2 ingredients | FoodFamilyFinds.com

Popsicles have become all the rage in this house since I found this super nifty popsicle mold. And with the way the kids keep begging me to try more and more flavors, I'm sure you can expect to see at least one new popsicle flavor idea every week until it gets cold out. So ... chunky pineapple popsicles. This idea was born when I found myself cleaning out my pantry and hunting down expired cans. I happened to have a can of crush pineapple … [Read more...]

Chunky Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Chunky Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Recipe | ©FoodFamilyFinds.com

Last week we got a nice break from the heat as some thunderstorms rolled in over the course of a few days. Not only was it a much needed break from the backyard pool, which is drying my hair and skin out like crazy, but it also gave me a chance to indulge in my favorite hobby ... storm chasing. Yes, I'm a total weather nerd. Given the opportunity, I'd probably move to Oklahoma just to spend my free time chasing severe weather. Anyways, that … [Read more...]