My mother Kathy used to make these all the time growing up! Lucky for me, I never knew how easy they were to make. Something this yummy shouldn't be this easy, you almost feel like you're sinning as you smell the glorious smells wafting from your oven. My mum got this recipe from an old … Continue reading Kathy’s Shortcut Caramel Bars
My mom made these all. the. time. growing up. They are straight out of the church basement cookbook, and as everyone knows, the best recipes come from church cookbooks, don't they? Processed with VSCO with e5 preset I was inspired to revisit this recipe since I was recently cast in Church Basement Ladies, it's adorable, … Continue reading Church Basement Chipper Bars
Here's a little Gigstad Family update! I'm sad to announce that my partnership with Rainbow Communications has ended, so I won't be filming full episodes anymore. But I'm looking at it as a door closing and keeping my eyes open to future windows of opportunity presenting themselves! In the meantime, I've been doing some shorter … Continue reading You’ll Never Work in This Town…Oh Wait…
This week we looked at South Carolina with the children, it grows more peaches than Georgia??? What? My world is shattered! I absolutely love seeing the kids try new things. NONE of them had tried grits before (with the exception of Liesl), and they all seemed to really enjoy them. I had mostly empty bowls … Continue reading Easy Parmesan Grits
I remember trying to appear sophisticated in my mid-twenties when I lived in Chicago. I'd order Guinness sometimes when I was out and about, thinking that my choice of beverage disguised my farm-girl roots. Oh sweet Jessica, bless your heart, you weren't fooling anyone! I'm not really ok with drinking a whole Guinness by myself, … Continue reading Chocolate Pub Cake
Processed with VSCO with e5 preset Last week's study of the United States was on Georgia, and as I stated in a previous post, I have the happy task of picking a recipe each week from each state to try with our school group. Georgia...Georgia... Where to go? What to do? The food options were … Continue reading Pecan Pie Minis
Here’s a lovely winter treat for you! Affogato literally means "drowned" in Italian. It's difficult to imagine anything more lovely than drowning ice cream in hot chocolate, right? These dreary days are in desperate need of a little perking up! First, my kids adore these, and I love any excuse to break out the espresso … Continue reading Hot Chocolate Affogato
So, our kiddos in our homeschool co-op are studying a new state in the United States each week. Learning about it's history, landmarks, topography, etc. And so, my friend had the fantastic idea to pick a food from each state in the United States to have each week. I’m in charge of picking the food … Continue reading Handpies for Kids!
Madeleines are beautiful “squat, plump little cakes"immortalized by Marcel Proust, and loved by generations. I like to think of them as French biscotti in a sense because they are purrrfect with coffee. Since I baked bunches of them for “French Cafe at Home,” I’ve had a surplus of madeleines on hand, and no lie, I … Continue reading Classic Madeleines
Dazzle your friends with this super-pretty appetizer! It’s only two ingredients (ok, ok, not counting the garnishes) plus you can have it with veggies OR carbs, so you are winning, winning, winning your holiday get-together. If you’re not going to a holiday get-together, you can just impress yourself. You will need... 1 10 oz tub … Continue reading Pink Hummus for the holiday win!