Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups


One of my favorite pumpkin flavor combinations is pumpkin and chocolate.  These Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups feature a rich, chocolate cookie cup filled with creamy pumpkin cheesecake – totally divine! For those of you who haven’t enjoyed the incredible combination of pumpkin and chocolate…let me request this recipe be your first.  It’s incredibly easy […]

Mini Chocolate Mint Cream Pies


And the chocolate mint craze continues!  This time it’s all about these Mini Chocolate Mint Cream Pies! Mini pie shells filled with chocolate cream and mint whipped topping – prepare to be amazed! Well, you know I had to sneak in one more mint and chocolate recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, right?  Don’t worry though – […]

Andes Triple Chocolate Mint Pudding Cookies


You’re going to love the rich chocolate and refreshing mint flavors in these Andes Triple Chocolate Mint Pudding Cookies! So it’s fair to say I’m on a little bit of a chocolate mint kick right now.  This pretty much happens annually as St. Patrick’s Day rolls around.  Then, next thing you know it’s all about […]

Cherry Oatmeal Crumble Bars


You’re just four ingredients away from these delicious Cherry Oatmeal Crumble Bars! So simple to make and so much better than cherry pie, these bars are sure to become a family favorite. Crumble bars are one of my very favorite desserts to make. And to eat :) They are super simple and take just minutes […]

56 Red Velvet Recipes!


56 Red Velvet Recipes from your favorite bloggers! Cookies, cakes, bars, cupcakes and so much more! I have been SO into red velvet this holiday season and guess what? I’m not alone! I’ve been drooling over amazing recipes from some of my favorite bloggers for weeks and I’ve decided to gather them all up into […]

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies


Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies are studded with maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips! A match made in heaven! When I think of Valentine’s Day I gravitate towards two things – red velvet and cherries. Especially this year. Maraschino cherries are pretty much my most favorite thing EVER. I keep my pantry stocked with at least […]

Red Velvet White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


Soft and chewy Red Velvet White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies made with cake mix! Woohoo! First Valentine’s Day post of the season!  Who else is totally pumped to see all kinds of red, pink, and white desserts that TOTALLY give us an excuse to throw caution to the wind and indulge like crazy??? I kinda went […]

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Cups


Thank you Pillsbury for inspiring me to make these easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Cups!  These festive cookie cups are are perfect for your holiday celebrations! Last week I had the MOST incredible opportunity to travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to visit the General Mills Headquarters.  I was so excited when I got the email […]

Hot Spiced Citrus Grape Punch


This Hot Spiced Citrus Grape Punch is the perfect beverage to serve up at your holiday celebrations!  Cinnamon, cloves, orange and grape juices come together for a fantastically festive flavor! It’s kind of shocking to me that Christmas is ONE WEEK from today.  It hit me this morning like a ton of fudge and I […]

Holiday Gift Garland #ScotchEXP


 This Holiday Gift Garland is a surefire way to instantly add a festive flair to your holiday decorations! This post is sponsored by Scotch Brand.  All opinions are, as always, 100% my own! It is hard to believe that Christmas is almost here!  After having been gone for a few days I walked into the house […]

62 Peppermint Recipes for Peppermint Lovers!


If you’re a fan of peppermint, you’ve come to the right place!  I’ve rounded up 62 Peppermint Recipes for your holiday celebrations.  Candy, brownies, cookies, cakes, drinks and more! Tis the season for peppermint!  If you’re craving peppermint as much as I am you’re going to go crazy for these 62 peppermint recipes from your favorite […]

Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties


You’re going to love this Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties recipe!  Super easy to make, fantastically festive, and always a hit with kids and adults alike.  These holiday treats are the perfect addition to cookie trays and make an excellent gift for teachers and friends! Can you believe we are 17 DAYS from Christmas?  I know this […]

Peppermint Magic Bars


Bring the magic alive this holiday season with these festive Peppermint Magic Bars! My elliptical arrived today!!  I am in the middle of building it and I am SO excited!  One thing they didn’t mention…the first workout is actually putting it together…oh.my.goodness!!  This thing is HUGE! It has been so cold around here lately that […]

White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark


 Fabulously festive and perfectly pepperminty, this White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark is the perfect way to celebrate the season! Perfect for cookie trays, teacher gifts, and all of your holiday entertaining needs! I have some exciting news…I’m done shopping for the boys!  I have never, EVER been done this early and it feels amazing!!  Found […]

Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake


Two of my favorite holiday flavors come together magnificently in this exceptional Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake! Woohoo!  Peppermint season is here and I am SO ready for it! !  I love, LOVE making recipes with peppermint because they smell so amazing and taste like Christmas.  As soon as the first carton of Eggnog hit the shelf […]

Christmas Tree Napkin Rings + Exciting Silhouette Promotion!


Add some Christmas sparkle and a personal touch to your holiday table this year with these Christmas Tree Napkin Rings! This post is brought to you by Silhouette. Can you believe that Christmas is just weeks away?  I get almost giddy just thinking about it :)  We are ALL about Christmas here at our house and […]

Peppermint Crunch Popcorn


You’re going to love the fabulous flavor and satisfying crunchy sweetness of this Peppermint Crunch Popcorn!  It takes just minutes to prepare and would make the perfect gift this holiday season!  Take this to your holiday party and let the compliments roll in! My first peppermint recipe of the season!!  I’m SO excited because I […]

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Fudge


This Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Fudge is perfect for peanut butter lovers!  Ultra smooth peanut butter fudge filled with Nutter Butter cookies. Yep! Fudge just got better! We’re leaving Saturday for our Disney Cruise and while our house looks like a tornado blew through it – twice – I’m still hopeful that I will somehow […]

17 Candy Cane Recipes and Crafts

Candy Cane Crafts and Recipes

We have had so much fun this past month decorating, crafting, and baking with candy canes I thought I would round up our ideas as well as some other fantastic posts from across blogland.  I hope you are ready to get inspired with these 17 Candy Cane Recipes and Crafts! White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie […]

Candy Cane Christmas Trees

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Today I am blogging for the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  I, like so many others, didn’t know what I could do to help and then I heard about Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook tribute.  I knew immediately that this was something that I could do to show my support in some small way. […]

Homemade Gumdrops


These Homemade Gumdrops are the perfect treat to make for friends and family during the holidays! This recipe was so much fun!  I was so excited to make my own gumdrops and you definitely have to make two batches so you have a nice color contrast.  The best part is that they are SO easy! […]