Berry Cobbler {Gluten Free, Easy, and Delicious}

I love cobbler. (But really, who doesn’t?)  Peach cobbler is probably the most popular type of cobbler, but a berry cobbler is equally as delicious. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter Britta came across this recipe in a magazine for a gluten-free cobbler with a berry filling. I was excited to try it because … Read more

How To Make A Crustless Pumpkin Pie (& Why You’d Want To)

Perhaps you’re already thinking to yourself, “Jillee, why on earth would I want to make a crustless pumpkin pie?? It’s blasphemy!” Well I’m glad you asked! I came up with three reasons why you might want to make a crustless pumpkin pie, starting with the reason I made it… because you or someone you love can’t … Read more

How To Make Fruit Sorbet In A Bag

Did you ever make ice cream in a bag when you were in grade school? I’m sure many of us did. But in case you didn’t, the process basically involves putting milk, sugar, and cream in a ziplock bag, placing that bag into a larger ziplock bag with salt and ice, and “smushing” it with your hands … Read more

How To Make A ‘Tastee’ Root Beer Freeze

When I was growing up in Long Beach, California, one of our favorite places to go for a treat as a family was the Tastee Freez! For those of you from around the area, remember the one next to the car wash on Stearns? They were FAMOUS for their vanilla cones dipped in chocolate, but for … Read more

The Best Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

Rice pudding had traditionally been a very polarizing treat in my family. There are those that simply can’t get enough of it, but there are also those (not naming names…Erik!) who have never cared for it. There’s just something about sweet rice that throws some people off. That was up until I used THIS particular recipe to make rice … Read more

A Romantic Valentine’s Dessert for Two

I like to think I know my desserts, but I apparently I have been missing out because I’d never heard of a “tartufo” before this week! A tartufo, as it turns out, is a dessert that originated in the Calabria region of Italy and consists of two flavors of ice cream coated in a thin shell of … Read more

Favorite Holiday Recipes from My Readers!

A while back, I hosted a contest in search of the best Crockpot recipes! I asked you, my readers, and got 5 delicious recipes – the crockpot cheesecake is amazing! You can find all the recipes here.  With all the holiday parties and events planned over the next couple of weeks, I decided to ask for your … Read more

Graham Cracker Holiday Houses

I love the look of gingerbread houses, but every time I’ve tried to make one, I end up getting so frustrated! The frosting is never sticky enough, the walls are too heavy, and the whole thing comes tumbling down! This year, I found a super simple method for making adorable, mini “gingerbread” houses out of graham … Read more

Waffles Without The Batter — Croissant Waffles

Merging croissants with other traditional pastries has been all the rage lately. I’ve been hearing about cronuts (croissant + donut) for a couple of years now (and have been dying to try one!) so when I saw the idea for croissant waffles in a recent issue Woman’s Day Magazine I was all over it! And they were just … Read more

One Brownie Recipe, 13 Delicious Variations!

Most of us probably already have a good brownie recipe in our cooking repertoire. (If not, check out our favorite one below.) This timeless classic is definitely a crowd-pleaser especially when you take into account all the different variations available to please almost every palate. The combinations of chocolate and other flavors is virtually endless….but today … Read more

Gluten-Free Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake

I’ve recently become enamored with my bundt pan! I’ve started making all our birthday cakes in it and lots of other things too. Can you say Amish Friendship Bread CAKE? 🙂 Try it, you’ll like it! There’s just something about making delicious goodies in a bundt pan…they look pretty and; they’re easy to cut and serve, and … Read more

Gluten-Free Brownie Bark

I love it when I find a gluten-free treat that doesn’t taste gluten-free! It’s so nice not to have to make multiple desserts for my family. I usually stick with rice krispie treats or my favorite gluten-free sugar cookie mix, but I recently came across this recipe for gluten-free brownie bark and couldn’t believe my … Read more

Special K Candy – A Super Easy Friend or Neighbor Gift Idea!

I have some great neighbors. I don’t tell them or show them nearly enough how much I appreciate them, but I do like to at least offer a token of my affection at Christmastime in the form of a treat of some kind. In the past I’ve shared My Mom’s Sour Cream Cookies and My … Read more

Simple Ways To Dress Up Your Pie Crusts

I don’t know about you, but when I look through slick magazines and see pictures of “fancy” pie crusts, I am totally intimidated! Just making the crust and pie filling is hard enough right? Making the pie crust look magazine-worthy is just asking too much! Well, my daughter Britta completely changed my mind (and blew my mind at the … Read more

40 Genius Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy!

OK, it’s the day after, the day after Halloween and I have GOT to figure out how to get rid of this candy that I keep mindlessly eating! Thankfully Kaitlyn is in the same boat and has a whole bunch of ideas for us! Yay! Kaitlyn writes……….  Even though my husband and I are a tad too … Read more

Your Ultimate Allergy-Friendly Baking Guide

I used to feel sorry for people who had food allergies, but not anymore. I know that sounds harsh, but hear me out! 🙂 Last week my daughter Britta decided to cook up some treats to test out some allergy-friendly ingredient substitutions and they were some of the best-tasting treats I’d ever had! OK, I … Read more

Super Simple Mini Peach Pies + 20 Other Delectable Peach Recipes!

This time of year there is only one thing I look forward to more than eating fresh-picked tomatoes….eating fresh-picked peaches! I love everything about them. The beautiful color, the delicious smell and juicy taste, and all the wonderful things you can MAKE with them! My daughter-in-law Kaitlyn feels pretty much the same way and today is … Read more

Dessert Sliders Made 3 Different Ways!

If you’re a fan of “sliders,” like I am, you’re going to love the new twist we’re putting on them today…DESSERT! Not only are they delicious (I mean REALLY delicious!) they are simple to make and beautiful to look at! They ALMOST look too good to eat….but don’t let that stop you! 🙂 Kaitlyn writes……….   When Jillee … Read more

Make Your Own Ice Cream “Mashups”

If your 4th of July plans include a barbecue or cookout, chances are you’re looking for some crowd-pleasing recipes to serve your guests. Since holiday gatherings are usually all about what’s being served for dinner, it’s always nice to have something quick and simple to serve for dessert. But even for casual summertime entertaining, you … Read more

My All-Time Favorite Treat . . . No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

I decided to whip up a batch of my favorite peanut butter bars the other day and was stunned to realize I had never done a blog post about these before!  These are one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE homemade treats…and I’ve been making them since I was a young girl! I even made them when … Read more

A Sweet Treat For A Bridal Shower – Neapolitan Cupcakes!

Welcome back to WEDDING WEEK – Day 4! (I just got butterflies typing that because it means there is only one whole day left until the BIG DAY!) I am happy to report that wedding prep is going extremely well and with any luck Britta’s wedding eve will simply be a chance to relax and … Read more