Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch is a blog providing step by step tutorials of family friendly recipes from appetizers to desserts all simply from scratch. Different tips and tricks for around the house, raising kids and whatever else life has to offer.

Sparkling Pomegranate Berry Punch #SundaySupper

An easy to make Pomegranate, Cranberry, Raspberry and Pink Moscato Champagne Punch. With the Holidays here and Christmas quickly approaching I figured there was no better time then the present to share this Sparkling Pomegranate Berry Punch for Sunday Supper. This weeks theme is Libational Recipes and with Rum and Pink Moscato Champagne I think we have it covered ....more

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Chocolate cookies with chocolate and mint chips are a favorite all year and super easy to make. When we were at the grocery store last weekend there was one of those displays of mint baking chips on sale that was screaming, stock up! Stock up now before they're gone because you know the minute you run out and head back to the store to get more they'll be gone ....more

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24 Candy Making Ideas Perfect For The Holidays

Since I've been thinking about making some candy with the kids over the next few weeks I thought it was a great time to share 24 different candy making ideas that I love perfect for gift giving or just to enjoy. Whether your adventurous or traditional you'll find plenty of ideas to get your creative juices flowing and leave you salivating for more. Read more » ...more

Easy Holiday Entertaining

I received the Planter Nuts featured in this post from Planters/Kraft. All thoughts and opinions are my own. With the holidays upon us I thought it was a good time to share one of my favorite Easy Holiday Entertaining ideas ....more

Key Lime Pie

Classic Key Lime Pie is easy to make and elegant. A must have for any occasion. When I was growing up Granny would always make Key Lime Pie along with about 8 different flavors for the holidays ....more

Hot Apple Cider Buttered Rum Cocktails

These are the perfect cocktails for over the holidays. Hot Apple Cider Buttered Rums ...more

Keeping Your Family Healthy With Balance And Mixify

With our kids getting older I find it important to teach them how to find balance in life. I remember when I was growing up we only had whole wheat bread and all the other kids had white bread in their lunch box, and how badly I wanted white bread but Granny wouldn't buy it, so when I would go to my friend's house I would gorge on white bread whenever I could. It taught me how important it was to teach my kids balance instead of limiting what they eat, and to try everything once ....more

One Skillet Hamburger Beef Stroganoff

One of the most requested dinners in our house One Skillet Hamburger Beef Stroganoff is an easy to make quick, easy and inexpensive dinner idea. Two of my favorite things all in one perfect dish!...more

Snickerdoodle Cookies

I was in charge of dessert last week for our small group and decided on Snickerdoodles since they are fairly easy to make and always seem to be a favorite. Who can pass on a soft vanilla cookie with a crispy edge rolled in cinnamon and sugar? Not me, I ate way more then my share doing quality control before we even left the house ....more