There are two kinds of people in the world...those that want to be left alone when they don't feel good, and the other group - that want you there hovering, covering and lovin' em up when they are under the weather. And then there are the OTHER two kinds of people - the ones that LOVE tapioca pudding, and those that don't. If you don't, we'll let you go right now!
But for the rest of us, there is nothing like a bowl of homemade vanilla tapioca pudding when you have a sore throat or just want something soothing and comforting. And it doesn't get any better than this homemade version, which is loaded up with wonderful Rodelle vanilla flavor!
Classic Marble Cake with Bakery Buttercream Frosting? OUR FAVORITE! Ribbons of buttery-rich, tender and moist yellow and chocolate marble cake is a classic treat. But frosted with swirls and twirls of the BEST Bakery-Style Buttercream Frosting makes this a birthday favorite!
This crusting buttercream is used by professional bakers and holds its shape beautifully and is perfect for piping even the most complicated and intricate designs.
Treat your family and friends to a fun and relaxing Patriotic Charcuterie Board, filled with all of your favorite red, white and blue savory treats, cheeses & meat, and summer-fresh vegies and fruits. Add a selection of chilled summertime beverages, and we’re ready to party! Perfect for a quiet evening or family gathering – let the fireworks and the fun begin!
These homemade chocolate Patriotic Whoopie Pies, filled with a silky Marshmallow Cream Filling are soft and fluffy perfection that melt in your mouth! Not only decadent, they taste as wonderful as they look - moist and flavorful, and lots of red, white & blue sprinkles for summertime fun!
These Firecracker Cupcakes are almost too cute to eat! I use Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcake and Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcake recipes as the base recipes, silky Vanilla Buttercream Frosting swirled high on top, sprinkled with red, white & blue sprinkles and topped with a red maraschino cherry for a perfect little Firecracker Cupcake!
For young and old alike, a Patriotic Sweets & Treats Board is loaded with more fun than fireworks! When I first started putting together a summertime sweets board, I was thinking about my little ones…but it turned out to be a huge hit with EVERYONE.
Filled with your favorite red, white & blue homemade treats, fresh fruit and all things sweet, nothing is more easy, fun and perfect than sharing a sweet treat for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July!
If you love soft and chewy cookies, you are going to ADORE these peanut-buttery Monster Cookies! These are chewy and thick bakery-style cookies that you will fall in love with, bite after bite! Loaded with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips and colorful M&M’s, these taste even more wonderful than they look!!
For the next 30 days, I'll be taking a break from posting recipes, and spending my time making FABRIC MASKS FOR HEROES! Not that I won't be cooking and baking - my family would be so sad! But with two daughters that are nurses working the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, my time is better spent in front of my sewing machine making masks for medical personnel and their families.
For those of you that are able to, I urge you to help make as many fabric masks as you can - the need is SO GREAT! I'm happy to share the patterns for all sizes (Mens, Ladies/Teenager, Child (ages 7-12) and Small Child (ages 3-6) - just let me know! And if you aren't able to create, PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR MEDICAL STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES SAFE by wearing a mask and keeping your social distance while in public!
UPDATE: Over 200 masks made, contributed and distributed to medical staff - triple layer (with a pocket for a filter) and stainless steel nose bands. I've now switched over to making fabric masks for family, friends and others. It looks like we'll be wearing masks well into the end of the year, so we might as well have fun wearing beautiful and FUN masks - especially for the little ones!
During this period of uncertainty, one of my favorite ways to remain calm is to create and bake. Baking not only gives you a sense of direction and channels your energy into something positive, but it also gives you hope.
Sharing my homemade treats is very rewarding, and with the help of family in the kitchen, the joy is even greater! We have been baking LOTS of sweet treats and love sharing them. Whether it's safely dropping off a box of homemade bakes for one of my kiddos, or a elderly neighbor living alone, it always brings a smile. Which got me to thinking - every one of us can make this world a little bit sweeter!
Today Snowflakes & Coffeecakes is launching HOMEMADE FOR HOMETOWN HEROES as an initiative for YOU to create and share homemade treats to share with YOUR Hometown Heroes!
If you love chewy sugar cookies, you are going to ADORE these buttery Springtime Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting! These are chewy and thick bakery-style sugar cookies that you will fall in love with, bite after bite! Topped with springtime buttercream frosting flowers, these taste even more special than they look!
This easy sugar cookie recipe turns out perfect sugar cookies that melt in your mouth, and are soft and chewy at the same time. The best part about these old-fashioned sugar cookies is that they're amazing with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting, but they're also good plain.
Treat your family and friends to Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! Sweetly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, super moist from fresh carrots and applesauce - sweetened coconut and toasted pecans add even more flavor and texture. The cream cheese frosting is silky and rich, and the perfect topping for these soft and perfectly spiced cupcakes.
Carrot Brownies (a/k/a Chewy Triple Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache & Buttercream Carrots) are the richest, most decadent homemade brownies you’ll ever try. This single bowl recipe is so simple to make and the fudgy taste will wow you! What a perfect way to enjoy your vegetables!
Treat your family and friends to a fun and relaxing Easter Charcuterie Board, filled with all of your favorite cheeses & meats, seasonal fruits and other fresh nibbles. Perfect for a lazy afternoon, a quiet evening or small gathering!
Treat your family and friends to our Favorite Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Sweetly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, super moist from fresh carrots and applesauce, and toasted pecans add even more flavor and texture. The cream cheese frosting is silky and rich, and the perfect topping for this soft and flavorful cake. Enjoy!
For young and old alike, an Easter Basket Sweets Board has everything you love finding in your Easter Basket! When I first started putting together an Easter Sweets Board, I was thinking about my little ones…but it turned out to be a huge hit with EVERYONE.
Filled with your favorite Easter cookies, candy and all things sweet, nothing is more easy, fun and perfect than sharing a sweet treat with your Easter bunnies!
I'm Mama V and I am so happy you stopped by to visit! This is the place to find family favorite and kitchen-tested quality recipes, along with photographs and tips to give you the confidence to cook and bake from scratch.
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