Salted Dark Chocolate Fudge (dairy free!)

Stop whatever you are doing and make this now. Because fudge.

Salted Dark Chocolate Fudge (small)

It’s no secret that I love food.  And it’s not just the eating of food that I like; I love that food can bring people together, can represent and define cultures, and can soothe and comfort.  Typically I prefer savory foods.  I will choose bacon with biscuits and gravy over pancakes every single time.  Night time snack?  Popcorn.  Usually buttered and seasoned with some weird concoction I made up on a whim.  But there is no question: I LOVE FUDGE. Continue reading


Mint Melon Ice Pops

Beat the heat of summer with homemade refreshment!

Mint Melon Ice Pops (small)

“Daddy, can I have a pockidle?” This is something I hear on an almost daily basis. Maybe some day they’ll learn how to properly say the word “popsicle,” but I’ll enjoy the adorable mispronunciation while it lasts!

We always have ice pops in our house (and almost never Popsicle brand… I don’t like to pay that much). The other day we bought an ice pop mold from Walmart (nope, not ashamed even a little bit), but I had little idea what we would do it with.  Soon after, I ran across an ice pop recipe from Food Network.  It sounded awful.  Primarily because it included cilantro.  Since I feel like cilantro tastes like the result of someone cleaning out a lawn mower bag with dish detergent, I had no desire to try it.  But it gave me an idea. Continue reading

Lennox and Reese’s SunButter Cups

My son Reese can’t have peanut butter (or dairy, or eggs, or soy, or nuts, or……). But he can have these!Reese's Sun Butter Cups (1)

Without question, my favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. In fact, any peanut butter based candy is going to top my list. Unfortunately, two of my kids are allergic to peanuts, so I have to finish my candy before I get home don’t get to have them very often. I mean, it’s just not right for a parent to not share their candy with their kids, right?

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Drops

Easy, delicious, and Top 8 free?  Yes please!

March 2019

Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of the TV after finally getting the kids to bed and saying to yourself, “I need something…..”?  I do.  Frequently.  That’s when I start getting creative.  I make up popcorn toppings, I pour honey and cinnamon on ice cream… basically I throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and see what sticks.  This is one of them.

I was talking to my son’s dietitian about trying to get him eat.  I somewhat sheepishly told her about these, thinking she might tell me off for giving him so much sugar.  To my surprise, she said that these are an excellent high calorie snack for him to eat, and to give them as often as he wants.  Accidental victory! Continue reading

Chocolate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

(contains wheat)

Sometimes you just want cookies.  Like, really want cookies.  I was at the store the other day to buy some spaghetti sauce.  Spaghetti is one of the few things our little dude will/can eat, so it’s something we have frequently.  I don’t know what it is about spaghetti (specifically spaghetti Bolognese – or at least our American perversion of it), but I always feel like I need something afterwards.  I don’t know what, just… something.

As I was wandering the aisles of the grocery store, I saw the oatmeal.  Lightning struck.  I will make oatmeal cookies!  The good kind, not the kind with raisins.  Raisins are a good way to ruin just about anything, especially a cookie.  I grabbed some old-fashioned oats and Enjoy Life chocolate chips and headed home.

(Quick note:  If you aren’t familiar with the brand Enjoy Life, check it out.  Now.  This link opens in a new page so you can do it without leaving this page.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.   (*hums “Girl from Ipanema”*)  I know, right?  Top 8 allergen free everything.  Thank goodness for products like this!) Continue reading