Simple Joy {Recipe: Rainbow Tie-Dyed Sugar Cookies}

Rainbow Tie Dyed Sugar Cookies from www.dineanddish.net

Is it possible to find happiness in a cookie? When that cookie is a Rainbow Tie-Dyed Sugar Cookie, the answer is a resounding yes! There’s even more joy found when the whole family gets in on the action, piecing off dough and contributing to the giant, multi-colored log of psychedelic cookie dough. Makes me happy….

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Tis the Tweason {Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes}

Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes by Dine & Dish

We are in a strange weather pattern here in Kansas City. In the morning, there is a slight chill in the air and I crave layers of clothing and warm cups of coffee. By the time afternoon rolls around, we’re in the 80’s and I’m tearing off my layers, cursing hormones for the flashes of…

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The Particular Randomness of Spiced Pear Cake

Today I feel like being random then sharing this awesome recipe with you. So here are my random thoughts from today… When you wear a blazer as part of your outfit but the weather gets colder than blazer weather, do you wear a jacket or coat over your blazer? What’s the right thing to do…

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Cookies & Cream Magic Shell on Mini Ice Cream Cones

Cookies & Cream Magic Shell on Mini Ice Cream Cones

We had a little party this past weekend… you may have recalled me gushing about it in my most recent Happiness Report. It was such a wonderful night. So… it was a great party. You want to know how I know it was great? I was so absorbed with the people around me that I…

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2 New Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes

Weight Watchers Rocky Road Pie

I’ve been working with Weight Watchers on testing some of their newest dessert recipes which utilize some of their pre-packaged Weight Watchers sweet baked goods. Since I’ve been running and losing weight but still have a massive sweet tooth, having desserts that don’t tip the scale in the wrong direction is an important focus of…

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A Month Long Pancake Party {Recipe: Bananas Foster Pancakes}

Bananas Foster Pancakes from Dine & Dish

It’s no secret that I am a fan of pancakes (even more, the different syrups that go on top of pancakes!). When Rachel from the blog Rachel Cooks announced that she was devoting the entire month of July to pancakes and asked me to participate, I knew this was one event I didn’t want to…

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Indivisible {Recipe: Pink Lemonade Dessert Bars}

Pink Lemonade Bars from Dine & Dish

I have no red, white and blue masterpiece for you today. No berry topped dessert or patriotic themed beverage has been made. You’ll have to go elsewhere for gorgeous flag cakes, star spangled drinks and patriotic Popsicles. Oh, we’ll be celebrating, don’t worry about that. There will be time for reflection on the true meaning…

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Happiness is a Bowl Full of Cherries {Recipe: Cherry Cream Coffee Cake}

cherry cream cake text

I am happy. It feels so good to say that. I am happy and that makes me happy. After a year of ups and downs, worrying, frets and stress it feels so good to be able to say that I really am happy. Our summer, so far,  has been one of intentional happiness. I purposely…

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