Non-Dairy Almond Birthday Frosting

Non-dairy almond birthday frosting
Some Boy just turned five, and in true Day family tradition I let him pick out all the details of his party. Every year each birthday kid chooses the meal, who's invited, what activities we do...the whole nine yards. This kid, man. He has OPINIONS. The biggest thing to him is the cake. First he wanted a yellow cake with green...

One-Cup Paleo Cake

One-cup paleo cake made in a minute in the microwave (this is my go-to for midnight cravings when I'm trying to steer clear of sugar and gluten).
I got into a bad cookie habit when I was pregnant with Minion, and I'm trying to get back on-track. New Year's resolutions and all. I like to indulge a little (okay, a lot) and I'm just trying to adjust those midnight snacks to something that won't totally wreck my metabolism. This paleo cake fix take no...

Caramel Apple Bars with Crumbly Oatmeal Streusel

Caramel Apple Bars with Crumbly Oatmeal Streusel
Nate and the boys and I keep finding ourselves at holiday parties all over the place - tis the season - and we're noticing an interesting trend this year. People aren't hosting big sit-down things like they used to, opting instead for small plates and cookie potlucks. We don't always have time to eat on our own before we head to...

DIY Whipped Cream in a Mason Jar

DIY whipped cream made in a mason jar (with no processed sugar).
I've heard about this DIY whipped cream hack a ton of times. Like so many other Pinterest-inspired activities, I didn't think it would actually work. And yet, here I am holding a mason jar and dining on blueberries with my DIY whipped cream. Go figure. DIY Whipped Cream (and other Holiday Tricks)Mason Jar DIY...

Easy Charlie Brown Halloween Treats

Easy Charlie Brown Halloween snack - spooky Snoopy doghouse
Have you noticed that Charlie Brown Halloween stuff is popping up everywhere? This season is going to be a Charlie Brown extravaganza . . . and we're STOKED!I decided to continue the festivity with my own Charlie Brown Halloween treat. You can totally tell what this is, right? Make it a Charlie Brown HalloweenHow about now?It's a Snoopy doghouse!I nabbed...

No-Bake Butterscotch Cookies with Corn Flakes

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch drop cookies
Sometimes a gal simply needs to take care of her sweet tooth. A lot of people claim that a certain recipe or dessert is their weakness. I don't get that. Indulging the occasional desire is not weakness. No! These butterscotch cookies are my STRENGTH. They're practically like superheroes, really. Need a pick-me-up? Require a quick potluck treat? These...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know. Everybody claims to have a recipe for THE best chocolate chip cookies. But these are definitively, hands-down, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies. This recipe has been passed down through three generations from Nana to Oma to me, and it has not one but TWO secret ingredients. How to make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Log and Other Such Holiday Traditions

Holiday Chocolate Log made with whipped cream and wafers #EverydayCare
This sponsored post featuring Chocolate Log for Socialstars is part of the Every Day, Care project with Whirlpool®. #EverydayCareSince I was a little boy, our major family holiday tradition has been food. The season began annually with the arrival of eggnog. All the boys in the house would wait what felt like the whole year for this elixir to...

Tiramisu Cupcakes: Kid-Friendly and Primal

Tiramisu cupcakes that are also primal (no grains or processed sugar) and kid-friendly (no rum)
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.This dish is definitely primal (no grains or processed sugar to be found here). It's also kid-friendly (my boys gobbled them up!). I'll admit, though, that I struggled a bit with what exactly to call my bready, cheesecake-frosting dessert. There's no coffee or...

Ridiculously Easy, Rich Espresso Pumpkin Brownies

Espresso Pumpkin Brownies with pumpkin ice cream
I like pumpkin pie as much as the next person, but sometimes all the traditional Thanksgiving cooking is just a little slooow for me. I want my sweet tooth satisfied NOW, and I want to spend those extra five or ten hours hanging out with my family. These pumpkin brownies are the perfect solution. They whip up fast and...