How to Make 2 Ingredient Pineapple Sorbet

When I say 2 ingredients, that’s exactly what I mean. Just pineapple and a few mint leaves will combine to create a beautifully refreshing summertime pineapple sorbet the entire family will love. 1 large can (in its own juice) or half a fresh pineapple A few mint leaves Here’s how to make 2 ingredient pineapple sorbet: Drain the can of pineapple (use the juice for another recipe or drink it).  Or, chop up fresh pineapple.  Either way, put it in an {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

I have one dessert that has been a tradition in my house for about the past three years. I wish I had found the idea when my boys were little, but it was just in time to make for my grandkiddos. Everyone enjoys them, no matter their age. The original recipe comes from Taste of Home. PILGRIM HAT COOKIES 1 cup vanilla frosting (I use store bought or homemade) 7 drops yellow food coloring 32 miniature peanut butter cups 1 package fudge-striped {Read More}

About Susan Rehberg

Susan and her husband John will celebrate their 38th anniversary in December. They have twin sons, two daughters-in-love, and 5 wonderful grandkiddos, ranging in age from 6 years to 4 weeks, and a cat named Shredder. Susan is a cancer survivor, award winning poet, photographer, and speaker. When she sits down to write, her heart pours out onto the page creating poetry, greeting cards, books, and bookmarks to feed the soul and encourage the spirit. Her photos capture the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. Through her poetry she seeks to encourage others to find all they need in the arms of Jesus Christ. You can read more of her poetry on her facebook page: www.facebook.com/thepoetofnotes

Flip-Flop Cupcakes

Inspired by yesterday’s post, Walking it Out, today I want to share a fun summer dessert, Flip-Flop Cupcakes. The kiddos will enjoy them and, let’s face it, the adults will too! You will need… Cupcakes (already frosted) Keebler Vienna Cookies Air Heads Xtremes sweet and sour candy (or another similar candy for the straps) Directions… Slip a knife between one cookie and the crème to separate.  These type cookies don’t pull apart neatly like an Oreo, so the knife helps {Read More}

About Kathy Hutto

Kathy Hutto is a wife, homeschooling mother, entrepreneur and author. You can visit her online at http://www.kathyhutto.wordpress.com.

Easter Nests (Chocolate No-Bake Cookies) & Other Delights

We naturally think of giving to others at Christmas. But Easter is another opportunity to share with others and teach children to give. Do you have a favorite recipe? Why not prepare it as a family and make a surprise delivery to a neighbor, hurting friend, or elderly person during the Easter season? Here are some cookies we’ve made: Oatmeal cookies molded into Easter eggs and decorated with frosting. Sugar cookies cut into crosses and decorated with sprinkles. Chocolate no-bake {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Cake Mix Cookies

Be your own creative genius by using a basic recipe for cookies that uses a cake mix. You choose the flavor cake mix, add the eggs and shortening plus your choice of add-ins (1 to 1 and 1/2 cups). The variations are endless. Think white cake mix with red M&M’s for Valentine’s Day or chocolate cake mix with mint chocolate chips for St. Patrick’s Day. Then of course there’s the variety you could make with peanut butter chips or toffee {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Favorite Christmas Gingerbread

My family’s favorite Christmas gingerbread can be eaten as a snack, dessert, or even as a yummy breakfast treat! Spray an 8 x 8 pan with non-stick coating. Preheat oven to 35oF. Mix together: 1 stick softened butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt or sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup applesauce 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ginger Pour into {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

There are a few things that make me question my legitimacy as a good Southern girl. I don’t like sweet tea (gasp!). And I don’t like pecan pie. Now I don’t know what to do about the sweet tea but I’ve found a way to make pecan pies not only bearable but absolutely crave-worthy. These mini chocolate pecan pies maximize the buttery, flaky pie crust and the lovely pecan halves with just enough chocolate filling to hold them together! The {Read More}

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Oreo Balls

Oreo Balls have always been my go-to dessert for parties or gatherings. After making 400 for our wedding favors, I thought I would never make them again, but that didn’t happen because, before I knew it, they were being requested by family and friends. These don’t rank high on the healthy rating scale, but they sure are easy to make and delicious! 1-16 oz package Oreos, crushed 1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1 package of chocolate almond bark optional: {Read More}

About Caroline Harries

Caroline Harries works for the corporate world during the day, but during her nights and weekends enjoys spending time with her husband of two years, hanging out with friends, being outdoors, traveling the world and blogging over at http://www.in-due-time.com.

Strawberry-Peach Popsicles

Summer offers its fair share of temptations in the dessert department–ooey gooey s’mores? I’ll take three. Decadent ice cream? Count me in. Sugary, delicious fruit cobbler a la mode? I’m there! But sometimes, all you need for a delicious, refreshing summer dessert are healthy ingredients! These popsicles are made with fresh fruit, fat free yogurt and a little milk, in a form that feels like a splurge! This is definitely one summer treat I can feel good about. These popsicle {Read More}

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Plum cake

When my husband and I were missionaries in Hungary we simply adored eating Hungarian plum tart.  I found this recipe last year which uses American ingredients.  I tweaked it a bit to make it healthier, reducing the sugar and using whole wheat flour. I was happy to be able to share this old favorite with my kids, and they love it, too!  It’s sweet enough for a dessert, but with my healthier version, I feel perfectly justified serving it for {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).