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.

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).

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).

Southern Coconut Cake — the Secret Recipe

Spring has officially arrived for me with the making of coconut cake.  Homemade from scratch coconut cake is a Southern classic that compares to no other dessert. Secret recipes for coconut cake within families are as tightly held as the recipe for perfect fried pies (a post for another day). Today’s recipe is not the typical seven-layer cake, it’s an updated sheet cake version my Mom, Grandmother, every aunt, and most of the church ladies growing up made. Easier, faster, {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Mint Chocolate Cake Pops

For my daughter’s birthday I tried my hand at cake pops. They were a fun challenge for someone who is not gifted with cake decorating skills. The cake part was easy, the chocolate coating processing was a challenge. I never did figure out how to make the coating smooth and seamless. (Suggestions?) On a good note, it did not affect the taste of the chocolate one bit! This recipe made enough for the party with leftovers going back into the {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Christmas Petit Fours

When I tasted these delicious petit fours at my sister’s baby shower, I knew I had to make them for my family’s Christmas celebration.  Although mine did not look as perfect as the ones I had eaten at the shower, they were every bit as yummy.  These decadent treats are well worth the extra time and effort they take to make.  I owe a debt of gratitude to Kaaren Rue for giving me this fantastic recipe which will now be {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).

Pecan-Coconut Pound Cake

Years ago, Sister Hulene brought a mouth-watering pound cake to a church fellowship. I could not believe it when she said the secret was using pecan frosting in the mix! Let me tell you, this is the simplest and most delicious pound cake. The pecans and coconut from the frosting make it taste like it took a lot more work than emptying a frosting container. It’s even better the second day–if it lasts that long. Pecan-Coconut Pound Cake Hulene Smith {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Dream Cake

This recipe was one of my mom’s favorites. I don’t recall it ever having a proper name so I have decided to call it Summer Dream Cake. It’s easy, peasy and still perfect right now with early fall weather. 1 large Angel food Cake 2 envelopes of Kraft Dream Whip topping 4 Crispy Crunch chocolate bars (Heath or Twix bars work too)   ~ Split the angel food cake in half, creating two layers…   ~ Crush the chocolate bars (fun). I use a {Read More}

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Black Forest Cake

This fancy, delicious cake isn’t too complicated, in spite of requiring several steps.  My oldest son won a blue ribbon with it at the county fair when he was in 5th grade, and we often serve it for birthdays in our home.  Having lived in Europe for several years, I can honestly say this cake is fairly authentic, and well worth that extra little bit of time and trouble. Ingredients: Cake: German chocolate cake mix (prepared according to box directions) {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).

Patty’s Chocolate Pound Cake

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