Roasted Beet + Strawberry Popsicles

As seen on the Relay Foods Blog!  Aesthetic is a big factor in what we choose to eat, and it’s no different for our kids. Simply changing the way we serve a sandwich by cutting it into triangles instead of squares is sometimes the key to getting kiddos to eat what’s put in front of…

Maple Glazed Autumn Snack Mix

As seen on Relay Foods’ BLOG It’s your week to provide snacks for your child’s class! Yay you! But when you take in to consideration the criteria for school-approved classroom snacks, the options seem pretty narrow. I don’t know about you, but “doesn’t require refrigeration” and “nut free” are two stipulations required by most schools…

Chocolate Miracle Cupcakes

A year ago I nervously applied to contribute at CupcakeMAG as the resident foodie. I had no experience and honestly didn’t have a clue, but going on the recommendation of a friend, I took a chance and put myself out there. It was terrifying, but not as terrifying as it was to actually be accepted!…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

This treat is one of my favorite, tried and true, family recipes that I’ve been making since I was probably old enough to turn on the stove-top. I’ve made them for school functions, fund-raisers, late night cravings, and countless holiday parties. It’s one of those desserts that you can throw together at the last minute…

Chocolate Covered Cherries

 //Recipe Featured In CupcakeMAG’s Holiday Gift Guide The more and more I bake, create, and learn in the kitchen, the more I’m discovering that food isn’t so much about taste as it is about community. Over time we eventually come to associate certain scents, dishes, and meals with a particular face, a cherished memory, or…

Salted Caramel Hand Pies

 I have always wanted to try hand pies, but figured they were way too much effort or that you needed special equipment to make them pretty. I’m so glad that Kelly @Just A Taste dispelled that myth because these salted caramel apple hand pies are worthy of their long name and your loud applause. We’re…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

  The quick, lovely little recipe I’m sharing with you today was put together by a talented photographer and clean-eating advocate that I just know you will love if you take a second to go meet her. Meghan at Eat Live Make fixed these up one day, and I haven’t been able to get my mind off of them since. I…

Taffy Apple Dip

This creamy, crunchy, nutty dip gets me eating a record number of apples each year. I’m not sure if the health benefits of the apple are cancelled out by the cream cheese and sugar, but I’m too addicted to find out. Passed down from my Aunt Paula and Pampered Chef, this recipe has absolutely nothing…

Almond Sugar Cookies

This last September my husband went away to Delaware for a month. That was before we knew we would be moving to Baltimore, before he even started interviewing for residency. So much has changed since then. Not my love of sweets, however! Baking is a weekly indulgence, part of my life’s rhythm. And when my…

Strawberry Poptarts

If you haven’t picked up on my love of food yet, sweets and carbs namely, you’re either new here or slightly oblivious {no offense}. So when my creative sister-in-law gave me a potted strawberry plant, accompanied by recipes for all things strawberry for Christmas I began to feel like this family I married into was…