Category: Recipes

30+ Awesome Ham Recipes

Glazed Ham

In honor of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, I am bringing to you 15 awesome Ham Recipes for you to enjoy! Ham makes a great special occasion dinner, but it also usually means lots of left overs. Put them to good use with these great recipes to celebrate this tasty National Day. Fun Ham Facts I love that so…

Easter Fun with DIY Projects, Home Decor & Recipes

Easter, Food, Fun and DIY

Easter is a fun time for both kids and grownups.  It is one of the few holidays early in the year that rivals the popularity of Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Join in the Easter fun at your house with these DIY projects, home decorating ideas and yummy recipes. Are you ready for some Easter Fun? …

Peeps Centerpiece – Whimsical Table Fun

Peeps Centerpiece

This adorable Peeps Centerpiece will be the hit of your Easter table. The project is simple to do and uses edible grass for an extra tasty treat. The kids will love helping you make this fun table decoration.  (and it will be a miracle if all the candy makes it into the jar!) Join me…

Easter Nest Cupcakes

Easter Nest Cupcakes

Easter is such a fun time for both kids and adults.  Spring is here, the flowers are blooming and the thrill of a chocolate Easter Egg hunt is on the minds of everyone in the family.  And cooking for Easter is a ball! These fun Easter Nest Cupcakes will be the delight of your Easter…

Shamrock Pretzels – Fun St. Patrick’s Day Snack

Shamrock pretzel

I love playing with food.  Some of my favorite posts on this blog are sweet treats that have me being a bit of a kid while I make them.  These Shamrock Pretzels are simple to make and a lot of fun too.   Twist pretzels are the perfect treat to use for this snack.  They…

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Food & DIY

St. Patrick’s day is almost here. What are you planning to do to show the green?  This one day holiday welcomes fun the way we welcome spring at just about the same time – with a bang! These St. Patrick’s Day fun projects bring tasty food, decor and DIY to your home for one green…

Leprechaun Snack Mix – Time for Some Crunch!

Serving Leprechaun snack mix

 Trail mixes are a fun and easy way to combine your favorite treats into one easy to eat snack.  If you are having a celebration for St. Paddy’s Day, this sweet and salty Leprechaun Snack Mix is perfect for your party table. The snack mix is super easy to put together.  Really, it’s just a…

Leprechaun Hats – S’Mores Style!

Leprechaun hats

I love fun and easy holiday recipes that tell the story of the celebration by the look of the sweet treat. Desserts like this set the mood for a party and are so whimsical. It’s time for some luck of the Irish with these adorable Leprechaun Hats made with chocolate and marshmallow. It’s almost like…

Fun Valentine Ideas – Crafts Recipes & More

Fun Valentine Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is a time to show your loved ones how many they mean to you in little ways. These Fun Valentine Ideas will have your home and kitchen full of romantic food and home decor ideas that will spell the message “I love you” around your home. Whether…

Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles

If you are looking for a special dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two, look no further. These Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles and decadent, pretty to look at and very easy to make. They are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat! If the idea of making home made truffles scares, you don’t…

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas tree Cupcakes

These sweet little Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so festive looking and have a healthy surprise lurking under that rich green frosting! They will be the hit of your Christmas dessert table, for sure! The holidays are a time when sweet treats abound and the calories in most of them are high.  What a refreshing change…

Peppermint Bark Recipe with Holiday Shapes

Holiday shaped peppermint bark

Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas.  The delicious combination of white and dark chocolate come together in layers and is topped with crushed peppermint sticks. What is not to like about that? Oh my goodness, how pretty is this peppermint bark treat!  It is festive and just perfect…

Banana Pumpkin Pancakes – A Taste of Fall

These banana pumpkin pancakes will welcome in fall in a very tasty way. Great to serve for Thanksgiving breakfast!

Breakfast will be a delight in your house with these banana pumpkin pancakes. They are super tasty and perfect for the season. Fall is the time for pumpkin recipes.  The creamy smooth taste of it is perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert. Welcome in Fall with these banana pumpkin pancakes. We love pancakes at…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles Welcome Autumn in Style

These peanut butter chocolate truffles have a lovely coating of chocolate with some autumn leaf sprinkles. I love the texture that flax seeds and chia seeds add to the mixture.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  We have a long, hot summer here in N.C., so getting a break from the hot weather is a real treat for me.  And, since I also love all the holidays to come, I get very excited by this change of seasons.  These delicious peanut butter chocolate…

Indoor S’mores – A Rainy Day Treat

Indoor S'mores

These Indoor s’mores are the perfect rainy day treat to make the kids feel as though they are on a camping trip, no matter what the weather is. Today is National S’mores Day!  When the weather is raining cats and dogs outside, thoughts of camping are normally not at the front of the mind. But…

Paleo Frozen Banana Pops – Gluten Free!

Frozen Banana Pops

These paleo frozen banana pops are the perfect way to treat your kids on a hot summer day. These paleo frozen banana pops are a nice alternative as a treat for those of you who are trying to keep wheat products out of your diet.  They have a taste that is similar to a nutella…

Patriotic Recipe Ideas

These Patriotic recipe ideas will get your holiday entertaining off to a great start. The Fourth of July is such a fun time to have friends over.  Many people have the day off, so it gives us a chance to entertain in the middle of the week during the day, which is always fun. These patriotic…

Sweetheart Cookies – Brazilian Sweet Treat

Sweetheart Cookies - Brazilian Sweet treat from mollymel.blogspot.com

Happy Valentine’s day!  Today’s featured sweet treat are these sweetheart cookies from my friend Regina at Molly Mell.    Regina has a fondness for Brazilian confectionery and often submits recipes for me to consider as featured posts on my websites. I love making themed cookies for any holiday. They put me in the mood and are fun…

Paleo Nutella Pudding Pops

Paleo nutella pudding pops

These Paleo Nutella Pudding Pops are the perfect way to celebrate Nutella day on February 5 and fabulous as a summer time treat. That’s right!  Nutella has its own National Day to celebrate the wonderful taste of chocolate and hazelnut in a spreadable form.  Nutella is very popular and we love it in our house.…

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Heart Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s day is a special day to me.  It was my mother’s birthday.  This will be the second year when I won’t be able to help her celebrate it since she passed away.  My dad used to really spoil her and heart shaped anything was at the top of his list.   These Valentine’s day…

Gingerbread House Tutorial

Time for some festive fun with this gingerbread house tutorial. Did you know that December 12 is National Gingerbread House Day? Making Gingerbread houses has always been one of my favorite Christmas memories.  My daughter and I would make one each year and it was always one of the highlights of the Christmas season.  She is…

Round Up of Gingerbread Houses

Need some inspiration for your Gingerbread house this year? Try one of these festive 17 designs. alwaystheholidays.com

Gingerbread Houses for your Inspiration. One of my favorite things to do when my daughter was young was to make a new Gingerbread house each year for Christmas.  Our biggest challenge was finding a place to put it so that our German Shepherd dogs (who happen to love the taste of gingerbread houses) would not…

DIY Marshmallow Snowmen

Cute DIY Christmas Project – Marshmallow Snowmen These DIY marshmallow snowmen are so cute and are not just a sweet treat. Add a decorative tin the way I did and you also have a cute Christmas decor project. They have sort of a Nightmare Before Christmas look to them. I love doing projects where the…

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holder

Oreo Turkey Cookie Place card Holder

Dress up the kids table at Thanksgiving with this Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holders. This adorable Oreo Turkey Cookie will do double duty at the Thanksgiving table by showing the kids where they should sit.  Imagine how delighted to see their names poking out of one of these cute little guys? One of my favorite memories…

The Best Halloween Recipes – For Great Spook Appeal

Celebrate the holidays, spooky style, with these great Halloween recipes. All of the holiday seasons have great appeal for interesting recipes, but Halloween seems to be my favorite.  I love some of the ways that normal recipe ingredients can come together to delight both young and old with ghoulish, spooky appeal. This collection of Halloween recipes…

Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge

Candy corn pretzel fudge

This candy corn pretzel fudge is sure to become a holiday favorite. You can be sure fall is here when you start seeing candy corn in the grocery stores.  It is a favorite in our house and I like to turn it into seasonal sweet treats (and to eat it straight from the bag!) This…