Category: Desserts

Coffee Bean Peanut Brittle with Sea Salt & Espresso

Working at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, barista Claire Ostermeier became inspired to create new desserts using the coffee all around her. She began to experiment, combining a variety of ingredients that highlighted both sweet and […] Read more…

8 Tips for Amazing Holiday Cookies

8 tips for holiday cookies

Shortbread for Santa, Hanukkah sweets, New Year’s treats—whatever traditions you hold dear, cookies are key at holiday time. With these few simple pointers on measuring, mixing (not too much!), size, and more, you can make this the year for mastering […] Read more…

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Studded with tart cranberries and baked in a whole wheat and almond crust, this spin on a traditional English confection is perfect for filling your kitchen with holiday fragrance. A crust that doesn’t require chilling or rolling out makes for […] Read more…

Easy S’Mores Ice Cream Cake

I’m big fan of s’mores of all kinds. I even order them when I find them in restaurants! I’ve never had a s’mores ice cream cake, though! Kraft is so clever!  The ice cream inside the cake stays frozen while the s’mores topping […] Read more…

Creepy Cookie Puzzle – Pin This One Right Now!

Halloween Puzzle Cookie

Are you planning a Halloween party? Having little ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates at your house this year? If you’re looking for a unique party treat or super fun party activity, try this giant Creepy Cookie Puzzle. In the end, […] Read more…

Oktoberfest Dishes

Fall is here, and you know what that means: Oktoberfest! In fact, there is a large Oktoberfest celebration right here in Georgia in an amazing little town called Helen. The 45th Annual Oktoberfest is held each year from mid-September through November […] Read more…

20 Mouthwatering Waffle Recipes

20 Waffle Recipes

I don’t think there’s ever a time that waffles are inappropriate. You can even have a wedding cake made of waffles – Belgian or otherwise. It doesn’t matter…I’m a fan. I’ve gathered twenty of my favorite waffle recipes and I’m […] Read more…

Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Caramel Apples

Super easy caramel apples dipped in chocolate with decorations. Can be modified for any holiday or event!

I get a TON of catalogs.  Don’t get me wrong – I love catalogs. But I get a ton. There are a couple of fancy pants food catalogs that offer me the opportunity to order tiny cookies or popcorn or […] Read more…

S’mores Cupcakes in a Jelly Jar

S'mores Cupcakes in a Mason Jar

I love desserts in single serving sizes, especially when it’s in a jar. Served in adorable jelly jars, these luscious layered s’mores cupcakes are a guaranteed hit for any party. S’Mores Cupcakes is a Jelly Jar Prep Time: 35min. Total […] Read more…

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Today my daughter asked me to order her some pre-made meal kits that she could grab and go to her college classes and work.  We usually get one that features sunflower seed butter.  They’re really good and healthy, but a little […] Read more…

Adorable Back to School Cupcakes

The first day of school is always a crazy time. When I considered sending cupcakes on the first day, my “mommy-sense” emphatically told me not to on so many levels. Most important, it really is just too chaotic to add […] Read more…

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

Easy Peanut Brittle

Looking for a yummy and simple homemade gift? Turn to this old-fashioned favorite when you want to make in large batches for holiday gifts. Peanut Brittle is one of our family’s traditional recipes and folks eagerly await it (and our Homemade […] Read more…

Oreo No-Bake Cheesecake

When I arrived at the office last Thursday, there were no fewer than seven of us clad in black and white that day. This wasn’t something we’d planned,  and it was both funny and weird at the same time. As […] Read more…

Mega Minions! 15 Adorable Minions Crafts and Recipes #Roundup

I have resisted the urge to giggle and snort over every little thing these silly dudes do, say or even just look like.  Until now. I can’t avoid them any longer. They’re just so darn adorable and hilarious. You’re probably seen […] Read more…

Kid-Friendly Recipes for a Healthier Summer

Perhaps it’s the looser schedule, the longer days or the heat, but kids are continually requesting snacks and special treats this summer. Just this morning, my two-year old nephew asked for a snack instead of breakfast. Um, no. In addition […] Read more…

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