Mealtime Mama: Mason jar desserts you’ll adore


While I was cruising Facebook recently, a friend posted a video about how to make a cake in a Mason jar. I was intrigued. I jumped over, watched the video and was inspired to make these for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. These fun cakes can be refrigerated for up to a week if you put [...]

Mealtime Mama: ‘Sunshine on a Cloudy Day’ Cake

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I recently discovered a cake over the Thanksgiving holiday and my whole family loved it. If you want a pretty, delicious cake to bring to a Christmas party, this is a good one. Sunshine on a Cloudy Day Cake 1 Yellow cake mix 3 eggs 1 can mandarin oranges (don’t drain) 1 large can crushed [...]

Mealtime Mama: Oatmeal cookies made by mom

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When my siblings and I go “home” to my parents’ house, we inevitably finish dinner and say we’re craving something sweet. We often ask our mother to make oatmeal cookies, maybe because she always has the ingredients on hand. Or maybe because, when I bite into one, I seriously feel about 8 years old again. [...]

Mealtime Mama: Truffle eggs for Easter brunch

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Our foodie friend, Ceri Wilkin (who blogs at Recipe Doodle) sent us this awesome recipe for truffle eggs. Aren’t they beautiful? Ceri said these adorable eggs are fun (and easy) to make — plus they taste delicious! Truffle Eggs 1/4 cup cream 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips [...]

Mealtime Mama: A frozen treat like Wendy’s Frosty


The fact that Spring Break starts today — coupled with the extra sunshine — has us thinking about frozen treats. Here’s a recipe that’s supposed to taste just like a Wendy’s Frosty, so if  you have an ice cream maker, pull that baby out, dust her off, and try this: Ice Cream (like Wendy’s) 1/2 [...]

Mealtime Mama: A newlywed’s double cookie chocolate chip cookies recipe


Guest post by Jamie Claire of The Sparkle Kitchen I’ve been married for almost five months now. I thought for sure by this point in my marriage that I would have fine-tuned the art of husband-feeding. But alas, our pantry still looks like two people who would never run into each other at the grocery [...]

Mealtime Mama: Valentine’s Day cookies and sweets


Since Friday is Valentine’s Day, we thought Mealtime Mama should focus on sweets for your sweet today! These recipes were made with love by our friend, Ceri Wilkin, who blogs over at Recipe Doodle. For years Ceri has tried out one new recipe a day — and now she share her triumphs and tragedies on [...]

Mealtime Mama: {Easy} Homemade Popcorn Balls


This time of year I start to crave my grandmother’s homemade popcorn balls. They taste great and they’re super easy. It’s probably best not to use the microwave popcorn unless you buy plain. Have you ever tried to make your OWN microwave popcorn? If not, check out this recipe at Simple Bites using corn kernels, [...]

Mealtime Mama: Pancake-battered honey crisp apples with caramel sauce


Our awesome friend Heidi Clark (who works for the awesome company Great Day Farms) was inspired on a recent Saturday to make a recipe she called Pancake Battered Honey Crisp Apples with Caramel Sauce. Don’t they look delicious? We asked Heidi how she came up with the recipe: “I’d have to say inspiration was that [...]

Mealtime Mama: Pumpkin and apple recipes, layered with caramel and honey


Guest post by Ceri Wilkin, mama of 3 and food blogger at Recipe Changing over the clothes in my closet this past week made me think about food and cooking! We exchange the lighter, cooler clothes of summer for the cozy warm attire of Fall, and we do the same in our kitchens. I [...]