Tasty Tuesday – Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever! [recipe & review]

I love to bake. I don’t do it as much as my kids would like, but when I do bake, I do it well! (Bread and cookies are my specialties, they never last longer than a few minutes in the house unless I bake when the kids aren’t home, lol).   This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe of all time. And it was the perfect recipe to test out my new BakeitFun Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat I received as a sample. I always use parchment paper when baking cookies. I love how easily the cookies come off the pan and when I’m in a hurry I’ll just pick up the whole batch of cookies using the parchment paper and then place everything down on the cooling rack. I was a little …

Tasty Tuesday – Chocolate Pretzel Bars

  My kids love to cook. Every time I start to make something they ask if they can help. Being a MAJOR control freak, and usually in a hurry to get dinner on the table, I almost always say “not now, thanks for asking.” So to say my kids were over the moon excited when I received Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes to review, is an understatement. They poured over the book cover-to-cover and picked out several recipes to try. But the only one they all could agree on making first was the Chocolate Pretzel Bars. Before we get into the cooking, I’d like to talk about the cookbook. Written by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, this cookbook includes 60 easy-to-make, kid-friendly Kosher recipes. Not that you need to be …

Tasty Tuesday – Triple Berry Pie Crumble

Disclosure: I received a gift card from Schwan’s to purchase items from their service, but the opinions within this post are my own.   When I was little, my grandmother would buy the best stuff from the Schwan’s man! We especially loved their frozen fruit. When I moved out to the East Coast I missed the Schwan’s truck. After we moved South, I would occasionally see a truck on the road but never in my area. Last week while coming home from an event, I so was excited to see a Schwan’s truck driving through our neighborhood I actually squealed! My daughter looked at me like I was crazy, lol. I loved that we could stock up the freezer with wholesome items from Schwan’s that were easy to prepare and delicious. And we …

Tasty Tuesday – Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Cake

Since we are coming up to the official kick-off of summer, I thought I’d share my kids’ all-time favorite dessert. It’s perfect for any upcoming Memorial Day Weekend festivities you might have planned. And the best part is how fast and easy it is to make. You can make it ahead of time or prepare it an hour before you need it, either way pop it in the freezer until you are ready. (If your party is outside and it’s a really hot day, it’s better to make the ice cream cake a few hours ahead of time so it’s good and frozen before you take it outside, otherwise you will have ice cream soup in no time.) In our experience the cake was gone way before it had time to …