Coconut Cupcakes with Malted Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Malted Buttercream Frosting

These sweet little nest cupcakes are a combination of a few of my favorite things…coconut and malt balls. Or as they’re known this time of year: Robin Eggs. These semi-homemade cupcakes are simple, yummy and perfect for Easter! Start with a white cake mix. Mix in 3 egg whites, 1/3 cup oil, 1 1/4 cup water and 2 teaspoons coconut extract. Mix well. Then add in 3/4 cup sweetened, shredded [Read More...]

Mint Chocolate Cookie Bark

recipe by bebe a la mode designs

I have a ridiculously yummy candy to share with you today…Mint Chocolate Cookie Bark My inspiration? This Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s. Have you tried this? AH.MA.ZING! And I thought to myself…I could make that! Even better? Add mint cookies and mint M&M’s. Uuumm, yes please! Here’s our cast of characters: In addition to mini pretzels, almonds and peanuts. And the best part? NO baking! Start by laying out in a [Read More...]

Crockpot Chicken Tinga

Crockpot Chicken Tinga

For Christmas I got a new Crockpot and I was excited to use it! I christened it by making one of our family favorites…Chicken Tinga. Normally, we make this with Pork, but in an effort to lighten things up I used Chicken. This recipe makes a large quantity, so you can make it to feed a crowd, have leftovers or freeze the remaining for another dinner another night. Let’s start, shall [Read More...]

Orangesicle Fruit Dip

4 Ingredient Fruit Dip- simple and delicious fruit dip using only 4 ingredients from bebe a la mode via

Happy New Year friends! I don’t know about you, but after all the heavy foods I consumed over the last month, I’m ready for something a bit lighter. Orangesicle Fruit Dip is the answer.   This dip is light & fluffy and is perfect for parties and showers.  I even put it in the kids’ lunches. The best part? It only has 4 ingredients and can be whipped up in [Read More...]

Gingerbread Cookie Mix

Gingerbread cookies are a bit nostalgic for me. Growing up, there was an elderly lady, Mrs. Bates, who lived close to our neighborhood and every Christmas she baked fresh gingerbread man cookies. We would knock on her door and she would cheerfully greet us and send us on our way with a fresh cookie. It was like Halloween at Christmas. Except with gingerbread. So everytime I make or eat gingerbread [Read More...]

Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

Can you believe we’re one week into November already? It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in just three short weeks! Last month I shared our favorite semi-homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and today I’m sharing yet another semi-homemade recipe…Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls. This recipe will feed a crowd, which is perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner table, however the recipe can be easily cut in half for smaller gatherings [Read More...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Delicious and simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - semi homemade via bebe a la mode on

These are, hands down, my family’s favorite fall treat. I’m pretty sure my kids could eat an entire batch in one sitting if I let them. They are moist, chocolatey and pumpkiny. And best of all, they are EASY! Most of the time I make them into mini muffins, but my hubby likes them too so I make them for him in the standard muffin size as well. Serve with [Read More...]

Protein-Packed Breakfast Burritos


For us, in our neck of the woods, school started this week. While I’m ready for more of a routine, our mornings are crazy…get dressed, brush your teeth, grab your backpack, don’t be late for the carpool. You know the drill. And oh, yeah! Breakfast! In an attempt to make sure my kiddos have a healthy breakfast before heading out the door and that our mornings run as smoothly as [Read More...]

Blueberry Dutch Babies

Blueberry Dutch Babies

Dutch Babies bring back childhood memories for me because my mom used to make them for us on the weekends. It was a special treat and we always looked forward to them. If you’re not familiar with Dutch Babies they are puffy, butter-y, pancake-like breakfast popovers and are sometimes called German Pancakes. Now that I make them for my family, I have adapted the recipe by adding things our kiddos [Read More...]

Homemade Graham Crackers


I don’t know about you, but boxed graham crackers just don’t taste like they used to. They are not as flaky as I remember as a kid and, quite frankly, bland. I started on a quest to make the best s’mores for summer and realized that the graham cracker needed to be perfected. What I found is that graham crackers are extremely easy to make and use ingredients that you [Read More...]