Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie Recipe

Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie Recipe

This recipe started with a Saturday afternoon spent on Facebook.  I was procrastinating/avoiding laundry, and while I was scrolling through my news feed I learned that it was S'mores Day, Aug 10th!!  Who knew there was a S'mores day to begin with?  I didn't, but I do love some s'mores!  So I headed to the store to pick up some much needed ingredients to make some goodies with Hubs. While I was there, I thought of making a S'mores Pie - I was pretty sure I had seen something on Pinterest but I Continue reading

Crockpot Strawberry Apple Crisp Recipe (with oven option too)

Crockpot Strawberry Apple Crisp Recipe (with oven option too)

     I love cooking, and Hubs loves dessert.  Now, don't get me wrong- I like sweets but I do not always want a big dessert after dinner like Hubs seems to.  Plus, with it being summer I do not want to be baking desserts all the time, and heating up the whole house.  That is why I try to stick with fruit salads, pudding, popsicles and cooler treats this time of year.      This week we had some apples that really needed to be used, and then Hubs' Grandparents brought over a big bundle of Continue reading

Banana Bread in a Jar, Ship a bit of Home Overseas

Banana Bread in a Jar, Ship a bit of Home Overseas

       I can't even begin to count the number of care packages that we have shipped overseas in the past few years.  Between Hubs, family, and friends it seems like I am always getting a package ready every few months if not way more often than that.  One of my favorite items to send is something homemade. There are lots of ways to send homemade goodies across the world, but one that I have come to love is baked goods in a jar.  They stay fresh as the day they were baked for a couple Continue reading

Caramelized Apple & Pear Pizza Recipe

Caramelized Apple & Pear Pizza Recipe

Apple Pear Pizza     I love pizza, well ok.... WE love pizza!  From Cheesy and savory or sweet and fruity, I am a big fan!  I have always enjoyed a dessert pizza, especially from one of the local Italian places back home but 1,500 miles is a bit far to travel for a dessert pizza.  That's why I have been making my own for some time now.       Today I was chatting with a friend from our last duty station, and she thought I was a bit crazy when I told her I was making an apple pizza.  She had never Continue reading

Pumpkin Butter!

Pumpkin Butter!

I love fruit butters!  Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter, they are so good, sweet and rich for toast or cookies!  That is my plan for this Pumpkin Butter, it will be added to some Split Second Cookies! For pumpkin butter, the way I make it, you will need:Crock PotPumpkin Puree (canned will work, but fresh is better, for pumpkin puree directions check this post)CinnamonNutmegGingerSugarHoneyPatience (It cooks a long time)I made this batch of Pumpkin Butter in a 2 qt crock pot, and the result is 6 Continue reading