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Cinnamon Roll Pie

Back in October, I shared tips for cooking with kids. One of those tips was to buy foods that make it easier for the kids to cook, like Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls. They make it easy for kids to make a complete breakfast – all they have to do is pop open the roll, place the cinnamon rolls in a baking dish, bake, and then ice. They’re simple and easy enough for kids to make with just a little oven help. With that in mind, I created the following recipe for a fabulous dessert using Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls as a starting point. … Read more

S’mores Cheesecake with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

On Wednesday, while Grace was taking a nap (she’s been quite sick), Allie and I made a s’mores cheesecake to bring some of our favorite flavors together. I had a new cheesecake recipe to try out, and we haven’t had a campfire in a while to get our s’mores fix, so it seemed like a good combination. Was it ever a good combination! That is the understatement of the year. Every bite of this rich cheesecake was loaded with the sticky goodness of marshmallows and the rich sweetness of my homemade hot fudge, and it was – dare I say … Read more

Cinnamon Fruit Dip Recipe

How to make the best 4 ingredient quick & easy cream cheese and cinnamon fruit dip - This healthy homemade recipe uses no sugar or sweetener. Ingredients include lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk. Low carb, keto, and paleo. Awesome with apples or strawberries.

Last Sunday, it was our turn to bring the snacks for the small group meeting we attend at church. The other group members had set the bar high – homemade guacamole (that was amazing), fruit trays, tortilla pinwheels, and spinach and artichoke dip (also amazing). We had planned to bring a fruit tray, but there were none available at Walmart. Bummer. The only produce that looked nice was the apples. We bought 6 of them, 3 red and 3 green, and arranged pretty apple slices on a tray. Something was missing. We needed some fruit dip. I have a good … Read more

Stuffed Baked Apples (Gluten-Free)

baked stuffed apples

It is apple season! I love apple season. What’s your favorite variety of apple? We eat dozens of apples during apple season. When they’re in season, apples are fresh and juicy and tasty. There are loads of apple orchards in central Pennsylvania, and we buzz from one to another, sampling the fruits of their labor. Most of the time, we use an apple wedger to core and slice the apples. If I’m partaking alone, it ends there. If the girls are sharing my apple, I use my favorite peeler to remove the skin and part of the apple flesh. (I remove … Read more

How to Make Applesauce in the CrockPot

how to make applesauce

I learned how to make applesauce years ago, and I marveled at how easy it is. I love to make applesauce, and the crockpot makes it especially easy. Seriously. You start it and then you walk away for some hours. I actually forgot about my applesauce this time, allowing it to cook all afternoon and overnight. When I remembered it the next day, it had gotten a little closer to apple butter than apple sauce, but it still tasted great. Unless you let it cook wildly too long (like days), you don’t have to worry about burning applesauce when you … Read more

Peachy Chicken Stir Fry

peachy chicken stir fry

I am not a big fan of fruit in savory dishes. Fruit and main dishes just don’t work for me. However, when my meal planner and chef husband wants to make a fruity main dish, I smile and fain eager anticipation. This happened one day last week. Joe was very excited about this peachy chicken stir fry recipe he found on a bottle of vinegar, and he couldn’t wait to make it. “Doesn’t that sound good?” he asked. “Sounds delicious!” I choked. So of course, he made the peachy chicken stir fry, and I ate the peachy stir fry. I … Read more