Growing up, my mom always made cream cheese frosting to have with our birthday cakes and cupcakes and so, to this day, that's what I most prefer. Buttercream often comes off as a bit greasy to me and not all that interesting flavor-wise whereas cream cheese frosting has that wonderful tanginess. But lately, I've been swayed on occasion by this delicious (and simple) recipe.
Back-to-school time is always bittersweet. There's the excitement of returning to friends and favorite teachers, but it's always hard to bid goodbye to summer. One way to sweeten the return to school is to celebrate with a special after-school snack –– something that shows you’re thinking about them. Once they’ve enjoyed their cookies, it might turn into an opportunity to get them into the kitchen, whipping up another batch to share with old and new friends.