Ricotta Cheese Cookies

cream cheese ricotta cookies

This post originally appeared on I Heart Naptime on July 23, 2015. I'm so excited to be sharing a yummy cookie recipe with you today--one that is easy, delicious, and impressive!  These cookies are awesome. Like the cousin to the sugar cookie, they are huge, puffy and soft, and have a hint of tartness. My cousin shared this recipe with me this year and I instantly wanted it. They are unique but super tasty. Preheat the oven to 350 … [Read more...]

Pineapple Mango Sorbet

pineapple mango sorbet

Yes--one more ice cream recipe!  As you might have noticed from my Wendy's Frosty Copycat recipe and my S'mores Ice Cream recipe, I'm a little bit on an ice cream kick right now.  This pineapple mango sorbet recipe is a bit healthier and dairy-free. It starts with a sugar and water syrup base.  Just mix a cup of water and a cup of sugar in a saucepan, mixing and dissolving it.  Meanwhile, cut up 1 fresh pineapple and 2 fresh mangos (you … [Read more...]

Homemade Hershey’s Smores Ice Cream

smores ice cream

If you read my Copycat Wendy's Frosty post, you'll remember that I just got a new ice cream maker that I love!  And so we have been going a little homemade ice cream crazy at my house.  And I couldn't wait to try adding things into the basic ice cream recipes to make them even yummier. The first recipe I made (that turned out awesome!) was, of course, homemade Hershey's Smores Ice Cream!  S'mores is the classic summer treat that we have … [Read more...]

Copycat Wendys Frosty Recipe

wendys frosty knockoff

One of my favorite memories as a kid is eating Wendys frostys.  They were a rare treat, since my mom wasn't a fan of buying us fast food.  But once I started driving, I would occasionally drive by Wendys and get a frosty and some fries.  Don't you love dipping your fries in the frosty?  I want to create that same memory for my kid but eating ice cream at Wendy's is actually not my favorite kid activity--it always ends in a mess.  And they usually … [Read more...]

New England Clam Chowder

clam chowder

We are big fans of clam chowder in my house.  There's really nothing like it, and it's best fresh.  And by 'fresh', I mean mostly fresh veggies but I also use some canned goods too.  I don't live near the ocean and so getting fresh clams is not really a priority--especially when the canned clams are pretty darn good.  And ps, super convenient. It's not unlike making a pasta dish or another kind of soup.  The secret to really flavorful … [Read more...]

Cookie Butter Milkshake

cookie butter milkshake

I love cookie butter but I have a hard time figuring out how to use it.  I feel like it's a little too rich for me to eat on things like toast or in a sandwich but I love the taste of it!  So I decided a milkshake would be a good way to use this wonderful stuff--the ultimate way to have milk and cookies! I got my favorite milk, called Meadow Gold DairyPure Milk.  I love this stuff because it's just what it says--pure.  DairyPure Milk is … [Read more...]

12 Amazing Salmon Recipes


In the summer, there's nothing better than a great salmon fry with family and friends to eat yummy food and celebrate the summer!  And then you can keep eating it the rest of the year to take you back to those lazy, hazy, crazy summer days.  But if cooking salmon is intimidating to you salmon newbies, all it takes is the perfect recipe to get your confidence in cooking this tender fish and wowing your entire family! Here's a list of 15 amazing … [Read more...]

Cake Mix White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

lemon cake mix cookies

That's kind of a mouthful-- cake mix white chocolate lemon cookies!  And what a delicious mouthful it is.  I am super duper addicted to these and literally can't stop eating them. We had a family dinner tonight and I was in charge of dessert.  I wanted to make something fast and easy and these are as easy as a mix.  Well technically they are a mix, but a mix you just might already have in your pantry...cake mix!   And if you don't, stock … [Read more...]