Howdini Video: How to Make Pinwheel Appetizers

      While I'm home wrapping and baking, I thought I'd share an easy appetizer recipe with you today from! You could add just about anything to these pinwheels to suit your taste.  Enjoy!       … [Read more...]

Take Back Dinnertime Challenge (Week 2) from

  Week 2: Get Organized   Is your kitchen a mess? Do you need help planning meals or streamlining your cooking routine? This week we’re focusing on strategies to make dinner planning and prep a breeze, from must-have kitchen tools to keeping your freezer tidy.   Real Simple editor Kristin van Ogtrop has a tough time planning her family dinners. See Food Director Allie Lewis … [Read more...]

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

As a second grade teacher, I've seen my share of cute birthday cupcakes at school.  A few parents have brought these ice cream cone cupcakes to my class for their child's birthday, but I've never made them myself.  I thought I'd share this video with you today in case you're looking for some fun cupcakes to make for your child's birthday while the weather is still warm.  Have you ever made … [Read more...]

The Pioneer Woman Has Her Own Cooking Show!

Are you a fan of The Pioneer Woman?  I am!  I read her blog every day.  She's an amazing writer.  I find myself cracking up at her stories and I can't imagine how she does it all (homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, running a huge website, personal appearances, writing books, and now a cooking show on The Food Network!)  Set your DVRs people!  Her show is scheduled for Saturday mornings at … [Read more...]

How to Make Pull-Apart Football Cupcakes

  Now that football season is under way, I thought that this would be a great video to share from   Wouldn't this be a fun dessert to make for one of your Football parties?  You could decorate it with your favorite team colors! I've seen cakes like this before, but I've never made a cake out of cupcakes.  Have you?   How to make pull-apart football cupcakes … [Read more...]

Howdini Video: How To Make Flip Flop Cakes

Have you ever checked out the videos at  They have everything from cooking to How to do Taylor Swift's Side Swept Messy Updo!  I'm not kidding!  I actually watched it!  :) Well, the folks at said I could share some videos with you, so I thought you might be interested in these Flip Flop Cakes.  They're so cute!   How to make flip flop cakes   I was … [Read more...]

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Answers My Question on a Video!

Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author, and recent Top Chef Masters' Winner Marcus Samuelsson recently teamed up with Kraft Foods to launch an exclusive recipe collection for Kraft Foods iPad app. Big Fork Little Fork.  The iPad app. is a great resource for parents to help raise their kids to appreciate food by involving them in food preparation and to make smart eating … [Read more...]

Apple Recipes from Rouxbe Cooking School

It's apple-picking season here in Massachusetts!  I can't wait go to the local orchard to pick some apples for baking and get some fresh apples for my own lunch box!  The most common apples around here are Macintosh, Cortland, and Delicious.  What kind of apples do you have in your area?  I'm hoping to go apple-picking on Saturday.  The weather  looks perfect.  I hear it's going to be sunny … [Read more...]

Rouxbe's Chocolate Ganache Cake

Have you checked out Rouxbe Cooking School yet?  Their recipes and videos have not failed me yet!  Here's a decadent cake for all of you chocolate lovers! Rouxbe Online Cooking School & Video Recipes Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is pleased to sponsor your 14 day free trial to Rouxbe Cooking School! Click here to redeem your free trial. … [Read more...]

Rouxbe's Fresh Berry Tart

Before summer comes to an end, I thought I'd share a beautiful berry dessert from Rouxbe Cooking School.  Doesn't this look amazing!  This would be a great dessert for a Labor Day party! Rouxbe Online Cooking School & Video Recipes Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is pleased to sponsor your student tuition for 14 days to the Rouxbe Cooking School.   Click here to redeem your free trial! … [Read more...]

Blueberry Cobbler from America's Test Kitchen

Do you watch America's Test Kitchen?  I have tried many of their recipes over the years and have learned quite a bit from their shows and magazines.  With blueberries in season, I thought you might like this video of their Blueberry Cobbler. Have you ever wondered how many times they test out one recipe?  Check this out! Click HERE to check your local TV listings for America's Test … [Read more...]

Need a Good Recipe for Your Garden Tomatoes?

I cannot say enough about the recipes and videos at!  They're amazing! If your garden is producing more tomatoes than your family can handle, consider making Rouxbe's Oven-Dried Tomatoes!  Check out these videos! Rouxbe Online Cooking School & Video Recipes Rouxbe Online Cooking School & Video Recipes Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is pleased to sponsor your 14 day trial to … [Read more...]