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May 17, 2018

Sweet Treat

By Angie Sutton, www.momsapronstrings.com

Life can be more fun with desserts! Whether you’re making one from scratch, going semi-homemade or thinking you’ll be lucky to have enough time to whip up something straight from a box, you’ve got to indulge every now...

May 5, 2018

Easy as Pie

By Angie Sutton, www.momsapronstrings.com

Every grocery shopping trip starts with me grabbing a cart and heading toward the fresh fruits and vegetables at nearly warp speed. “I’ll just be a few minutes,” I tell my spouse. He smiles, knowing there’s little tru...

March 20, 2018

Gourmet Chocolate Cupcakes

With Cherry Preserves


For the cupcakes:

2 Tbsp. canola oil

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. all-purpose flour

6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powde...

March 17, 2018

Simply Strawberry!

By Angie Sutton, www. mothersapronstrings.com

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Beautifully presented and tastes just as good.

Source: Taste of Home


5 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped

3/4 c. butter, cubed

1 1/2 c. granulated sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp. van...

January 26, 2018

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting


1 c. butter

2 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 ½ c. granulated sugar

1 ½ c. light brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 oz. red liquid food coloring

1 Tbsp. vanilla

3 Tbsp. buttermilk

2 ½ c. all-purpose flour

½ c...

December 29, 2017

Big Game Pretzel Bars

The combination of sweet and salty make this bar the perfect offering during the big game.


2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 c. light brown sugar

1/2 c. sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp. va...

December 25, 2017

Cookie Cutter

By Angie Sutton, www.momsapronstrings.com

Complete your Christmas cookie tray for Santa Claus with these fun and festive cookies!

Classic Shortbread

This simple recipe is a go-to when you’re in a time crunch. I made these first because of the lower oven tempe...

December 22, 2017

Cranberry & Orange Quick Bread

This quick bread fills the entire house with the warm scents of cranberries and oranges as it bakes. This recipe lends itself well to four small mini loaves for sharing!


1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp....

December 18, 2017

Staff Spotlight

Jennifer Carrico, Field Editor

This is my grandma’s sugar cookie recipe. She always had cookies in the cookie jar when we visited her house, which was right across the road from our house. She lived in that house for more than 70 of her 96 years of life....

December 11, 2017

Gingerbread Kids

Oh what fun it is to… make and decorate these little cuties!


3 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened

1/2 c. packed light brown sugar


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