Party Food – Appetizers and Dessert

party food - shower appetizers

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Last week, Clara and I hosted a lot of family for a bridal shower. It took place in the evening, so the “spread” was pretty much dinner for most people. Our goal was to serve a variety of food so that each person could find at least one thing they would like.

I thought it would be fun to share what we served and to give you some ideas for […]

Strawberry Chocolate Trifle Recipe

strawberry chocolate trifle

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The other day I was craving strawberries, chocolate and a trifle. So, our craft evening get-together seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a delicious treat. After some research on Pinterest, I stumbled upon this scrumptious dessert trifle recipe.

It’s really quite easy to make and you will LOVE it. I promise!!!



chocolate cake chocolate mousse 2 lbs. strawberries, cut in half 250 ml whipping cream, whipped and […]

Brownie Bowls

brownie bowl

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Our weekend was filled with the usual basketball and ballet activities, but we took some time on Saturday evening to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. Even though we didn’t have a special meal planned we pulled out our traditional heart dishes and red glasses. However, we did plan for a special dessert!


After dinner the kids exchanged gifts. I think it’s sweet that they wanted to use their own […]

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

Here’s the caramel fudge recipe we made for JR’s birthday yesterday. It was super delicious and very rich. YUM!


1 fudge brownie mix {water, eggs & vegetable oil} 1 Duncan Hines Frosting Creations icing 1 Duncan Hines Frosting Creations caramel flavor package chopped pecans

1. Mix up the brownie mix and bake according to package directions.

2. Add caramel icing flavor pack to icing and mix. Spread on cooled brownies.

3. Sprinkle […]

It’s a Party

Gigantic Cookie

We are so excited that JR gave his final presentation on Monday and will be graduating with his MBA.

The kids and I decided that it was worth celebrating, so we picked up some special desserts and decorations. {I starved myself all day, so I could join in the tasty fun. It was totally worth it! :)}

We started out with a low calorie dinner.

Here’s the recipe we used for the BBQ […]

Ice Cream Cone Cakes

Iced with Sprinkles

I guesss you could say I’ve been on a cupcake craze lately. Not sure why, except the ideas I’ve come accross looked like they would be fun to make. These Ice Cream Cone Cakes were quite simple to make.


Just use a cake mix, line a cupcake pan with baking cups, fill them with batter and top them off with a cone. After cooling, remove the liner, ice and decorate. Enjoy!


Here’s what […]

Healthy Cocoa Fudge Cookies

Cocoa Fudge Cookies

It’s Thursday and we host Bible study tonight. I always like to serve a little snack.

The challenge: several attendees have made a resolution to lose weight and I don’t want to tempt them (or myself!) to break that commitment. (Check out these posts for more on my weight loss journey.)

I came accross this recipe for Healthy Cocoa Fudge Cookies and decided to give it a try.

I debated whether or not to […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine's Dinner Table


Today was a crazy day. I woke up not feeling very well but I had to pull myself together. I was scheduled to give a presentation to a wonderful group of ladies in the morning. However, soon after I got going I realized that I wouldn’t have enough energy to teach piano in the afternoon and would need to go to bed (= lay on the couch) as soon as I got […]

Cool Creamy Chocolate Dessert

Cool Creamy Chocolate Dessert

Cool Creamy Chocolate Dessert, need I say more?!? Looking for a low calorie dessert? Then you have to try out this recipe!

It was super easy. Making the crust and filling didn’t take much time at all, but you do need to plan for the cooling time. The only thing I didn’t like about this recipe was having to use my food processor. I just don’t like cleaning it. (Maybe someone has a cleaning […]

Easy Fudge

I hope you enjoy the following video my daughter made of me making this super easy fudge recipe. I found it on the back of a marshmallow creme container.

This recipe makes A LOT of fudge. Here’s a fun way to package some of it in home-made origami boxes to give as gifts to family and friends, neighbors or teachers.

Ingredients 3 c. sugar 2/3 c. evaporated milk 1 ½ sticks of butter 1 pkg. […]