Frozen Mango Lemonade

Winter strongly hangs on in Northern Michigan until well into May. Notoriously we will still have frost warnings until mid-June some years. Right around the beginning of April I start wanting garden fresh foods and light beverages to help ward off the late winter season blues. You can start finding different seasonal produce available inContinue reading “Frozen Mango Lemonade”

Vanilla Snow Ice Cream

Springtime might be starting to peek through in other parts of the country; however, winter continues to hang on through much of March here in Northern Michigan. I try not to be envious of those whom are able to start on their spring cleanup and enjoy the last parts of our frosty season here. IContinue reading “Vanilla Snow Ice Cream”

Elderberry Gummies

Cold and flu season has struck out household with an unwavering vengeance this year. I pride myself on the fact that we are normally extremely healthy; however, that is not the case lately. It seems like just when we get over one illness another roots itself in our bodies. Both of my daughters have gottenContinue reading “Elderberry Gummies”

Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review

What a year this has been. So many opportunities, life changes and adventures have crossed our path. I will be forever grateful for our loved ones and memories this year brought us. As I sit here sipping mocktails with my daughters I can’t help but thank you for your support. Without you I would haveContinue reading “Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review”

No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

12 Days of Sweets: Day 12 Cheesecake isn’t normally a dessert I tackle. I can never quite get baked versions to come out correctly and usually my no bake versions never taste quite right. This recipe is foolproof. The mint flavor isn’t overpowering and this cheesecake has an amazing smooth, creamy texture. The best partContinue reading “No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake”

Creamy Vanilla Caramels

12 Days of Sweets: Day 11 Caramels are an easy crowd pleasing homemade gift around the holidays. I also love that homemade caramels are so much more delicious. This recipe is extra creamy and full of vanilla flavor. I find that once I start eating them I can’t have only just one. Making caramels MayContinue reading “Creamy Vanilla Caramels”

Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

12 Days of Sweets: Day 10 Cookies are the most iconic Christmas treat. Many spend hours baking cookies for gifts and treats for friends, family and neighbors. I absolutely love this little cream cheese cookie recipe because using different sprinkles gives your variety and makes it seem like you’ve baked a bunch of different batches.Continue reading “Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies”

Holiday Hummers

12 Days of Sweets: Day 8 Hummers first made their appearance in Detroit, Michigan in 1968 and are credited to the mixology ingenuity of Jerome Adams. After it’s appearance there was a boom of ice cream based cocktails following its path. The standard drink consists of either white rum or vodka mixed with kahlua andContinue reading “Holiday Hummers”

Spiced Gingerbread Bars

12 Days of Sweets: Day 7 My husband is a huge fan of chewy molasses cookies around the holidays. I can’t say I blame him – they do have a certain appeal with seasonal flavors and the soft texture. I enjoy a bit more spice to my cookies and often end up making gingerbread insteadContinue reading “Spiced Gingerbread Bars”