April 1, 2014

Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe

Dec20
Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake

I realize that it’s the time of the year when we all want some figgy pudding or fudge or hot chocolate,, or (name your favorite) but honestly, a delicious low fat lemon, blueberry pound cake recipe sounds just about perfect […]

White Chocolate Dipped Oreos with Candy Cane

Dec6
White Chocolate Dipped Oreo with candy Cane

Oh yes, this will make your day. More Simple Holiday Recipes that can whip up in minutes. We want to enjoy this holiday season, not add more stress. I’m sharing one of those decadent dessert short cuts that will make […]

Beautiful Fresh Fruit Cake

Jul17
Watermelon Fruit Cake @beautyandbedlam

Everyone needs a group of friends who inspire you in new and unique ways. I have my frugal friends, my creative friends, my “iron sharpens iron” friends and I even have ladies who continually challenge me in wonderful ways to […]

Strawberry Margarita Pie

Apr16
Strawberry Margarita Pie @beautyandbedlam

It’s that time of year when I get a hankering for anything strawberry, and I count the weeks till we can go pick them ourselves. I just love a good Strawberry Pie, especially one mixed with fresh strawberries and whipped […]

8 Fancy Pound Cake Fix ups (Great Last Minute Desserts)

Dec21
Eight Fancy Pound Cake Fix Ups at beautyandbedlam

Everyone needs a few quick and easy dessert ideas which they can whip up in minutes. Preferably, not just any ‘ole quick recipe, but one that mimics having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Guess what? This […]

Christmas Chocolate Mice (Sweet Treat Recipe for anytime of the year)

Dec12
Christmas Eve Mice recipe idea

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Well, maybe those mice aren’t pitter-pattering in your house, but in ours they sure are… Our Children’s choir concert reception stirred […]

10 Super Fun, Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

Dec5
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

As ovens gear up for hours of Christmas baking, it’s this time of year when I stock up on marshmallows. Yes, my name is Jen, and I am a Rice Krispie treat-a-holic. It started in college when I won fame […]

Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe

Nov11
Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe

Entering my mother in law’s kitchen and viewing a huge jelly roll pan of pumpkin bars gracing her counter top is the first memory I have of holidays in her home. Isn’t it amazing how smells, sights, and a great […]

Doctored Up Snickers Cupcakes (with cake mix)

Oct26
doctored up chocolate cupcakes

Over the last few months, I have had to make a lot of cupcakes. With every thing from graduations to bridal showers to “Welcome to America” gatherings, there’s been a desire for the beauty that only a decorated cupcake brings […]

Easy, yet Elegant, Bavarian Pear Torte

Apr2
Bavarian-pear-torte

No other recipe have I been asked for more than this easy, yet elegant Bavarian Pear Torte. As a young bride, it was that special recipe that fooled others into assuming my culinary skills were much more advanced than they […]

Magic Jelly Beans to Lollipops Garden Cake (Easter Tradition, but perfect for any party)

Mar21
Lollipop Garden Cake

Some of the most memorable and imaginative  traditions that I incorporated into our family tapestry came when our children were young. The first year I did this Magic Jelly Beans to Lollipop Garden Cake, it was pure magic. I wish […]

Homemade Brownie Recipe: Fudgy Brownies

Mar14
fudgy brownies

Last year, I had the opportunity to tour the Good Housekeeping headquarters. My favorite part of that day was spending time in their test kitchen, and the chance to ask questions of their full time bakers & cooks. Not only […]

Praline Icing (Perfect with Fudgy Brownies or Apple Cake)

Mar14
Praline Icing

This decadent Praline Frosting spread or drizzled onto these Homemade Fudgy Brownies make for delicious and ultra-rich Praline-Iced Brownies, but don’t stop there, it’s delicious with Apple cake, Spice Cake, Carrot Cake and so many more baked treats. Use my […]

Rice Krispie Easter Basket: the Best in Easter Basket Treats

Mar8
Easter Basket treat

With Easter right around the corner, people will begin hunting for fun, yet easy, Easter recipes that are a perfect idea for Cooking with the Kids. There’s nothing better to spruce up Easter Basket treats then to make them ourselves, […]

Chocolate Oreo Truffles – Three Ingredient Delight

Feb25
Easy Chocolate OReo Truffle

I remember the first time that I popped a Chocolate Oreo Truffle in my mouth. I was awed at the deep rich goodness. When I found out that only three ingredients were involved, my heart did a little pitter-patter. Oreo […]