Lemon Trifle

Lemon! One of our family’s favorite flavors and in one of our favorite forms: a trifle. I personally love how easy trifles are to make. Its pretty layered look is easy to assemble, and also easy to serve.

We’ve made this recipe for years, and it’s always a HUGE hit whether for holidays, birthdays, or catered events. It has a shortbread crust layer, a tangy lemon layer, and lastly a cheesecake-like layer. Individually they are all are good , but even better Continue reading

Fall Apple Crisp

This may be the last apple crisp recipe you’ll ever need! We have made this for years for family, friends, and catered events. Everybody always LOVES it!

Between the crumbly, rich crust and topping, the syrupy filling, and tart Granny Smith apples, it really is wonderful medley of flavors! Top this crisp with some vanilla ice cream, and you’ll be set!

What you need


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour

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Easy Blackberry Muffins

One of my FAVORITE blogs is 100 Days of Real Food. It’s full of fantastic information on eating more healthfully (cutting out processed foods) and she has LOTS of yummy, practical recipes.

I certainly have room for improvement,  but I am trying to improve my eating habits by making more foods from scratch with quality ingredients and less junk!

Muffins seem like a good place to start, right? I love them, but never make them. Then I found this recipe on Lisa’s blog for a much healthier version and decided it was time to give them a try! These muffins are sweetened with fruit juice and Continue reading

Gooey No-Bake Cookies

My mom has made these cookies ever since I was little, and they’ve been a favorite ever since! A family friend tweaked this recipe especially for us because my brother doesn’t like peanut butter.  Now I too prefer this version of no-bake cookies!

You’ll love these cookies because they are soft and gooey! I’m not as big of fan of no-bakes that are brittle or crunchy, so these are perfect. The difference is  Continue reading