Lemon Cranberry Cheater Tart

by Jenn K on November 21, 2013

This amazingly delicious tart is easy to make and tastes like you worked all day! I call is a cheater tart because you make the dough and pat it into the tart pan instead of rolling and then laying it in. It is easy and no one will ever know! I made this for Canadian […]


One of my Kitchen Shortcuts when it  comes to baking cookies is to use Silpat Baking Mats.  They make such a BIG difference in the way the cookies bake and melt to perfection when you use these mats vs just a regular baking sheet.  Plus, you don’t have to grease the mats and you can […]


Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 15, 2013

This baked oatmeal caused a bit of a stir in my kitchen. I set it out on the counter to cool just about the same time that I had dinner getting on the table. My oldest bounced through getting the cups and silverware onto the table and got so excited that I made brownies for […]


Denise’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with Toffee Chips

by Denise on November 14, 2013

My friend Janet makes this fabulous pumpkin cheesecake topped with toffee chips and it is so delicious that I asked her permission to share the recipe with you guys. I’m planning on making a big one for the family for Thanksgiving dinner but Janet used small 4″ spring form pans for hers to make individual […]


Merissa’s Strawberry Puffs

by Merissa on October 16, 2013

Need a super fast dessert recipe that is a delicious treat?  Try these Strawberry Puffs that are a cinch to make and taste fantastic!  What I like best about this recipe is that you can use any fruit in season like apples or pears in the fall, strawberries in the spring, blackberries and raspberries in […]


Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 2, 2013

I <3 homemade cookies. And I wish I made them more. I really wish I made these more…all my favorite flavors of fall…in cookie form. While it’s still humid and up in the 90s some days, we have had a few “tastes of fall” and cool, crisp mornings. I often make pumpkin muffins or pumpkin […]


Denise’s Cinnamon Pecans

by Denise on September 12, 2013

We have a pecan tree in the back yard that is producing like crazy this year, unfortunately the squirrels are enjoying more of them than we are but it still put me in the mood to make some pecan yummies even though I actually had a to buy a bag of nuts at the store. […]


Increase Super Foods in Your Child’s Diet

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 14, 2013

As parents we want our children to be as healthy as possible and we strive to be good examples to them in our food and exercise choices but it can still be tough to encourage them to eat foods that are good for them.  It is surprisingly easy to find ways to Increase Super Foods […]

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Denise’s Easy Ziploc Bag Ice Cream Recipe

by Denise on August 8, 2013

My kids have been seeing television commercials for an ice cream maker that shows kids making their own ice cream in 15 minutes and it does look fun (and tasty!) but they’re $10 each and of course I’d have to get one for each of the five kids. Instead we figured out how to make […]


Maple Roasted Peaches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 7, 2013

So the last dessert I shared was on the complete opposite end of the dessert calorie spectrum. (Grilled Doughnut Strawberry Shortcakes.) Take a moment to go and drool. And if you’re in the market for something sweet, delicious and not so high in calories, to end your summer meal, look no further. I feel like […]

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