Category: Recipes

Easy 4th of July Flag Platter

Easy 4th of July Fruit platter

Who doesn’t like an easy to make Independence Day Dessert?  This super quick 4th of July Flag Platter could not be easier to put together. It’s fun to make, fun to eat and your party guest will love it. For a pretty patriotic table decoration to add to your party table, check out this red…

30+ Awesome Ham Recipes

Glazed Ham

5)In honor of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, (April 1 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…

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 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! Truffles are one of the most popular forms of candy, especially…

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! It’s never too early to think about Christmas.  Even though today is only October 18, it is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Perfect…

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? I love using peppermints in food recipes and craft projects this time of the year.  (See…

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.

These delicious peanut butter chocolate truffles are a delicious sweet treat that will welcome in fall in a scrumptious way.  And best of all, these are a NO BAKE sweet treat! 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…

Indoor S’mores – A Rainy Day Treat

Indoor S'mores

August 10 is National S’mores Day!  When the weather is raining cats an dogs outside, thoughts of camping are normally not at the front of the mind. But when bad weather hits, the kids can still have a fun camping food favorite.  In honor of this fun National Day, how about making these indoor s’mores…

Paleo Frozen Banana Pops – Gluten Free!

Frozen Banana Pops

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 pop and are super easy to make, too.   This recipe makes a great afternoon snack, or dessert after a…

Patriotic Recipe Ideas – 4th July Food and Drink

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 recipe ideas have you covered in the food department.  From appetizers to desserts,…

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

That’s right!  Nutella has its own National Day (February 5) to celebrate the wonderful taste of chocolate and hazelnut in a spreadable form.  These Paleo Nutella Pudding Pops are super tasty and you can enjoy them even if you are trying to cut out dairy and sugar (both of these are in the normal Nutella spread.)…

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Heart Sugar Cookies

These Valentine’s day heart shaped sugar cookies are the perfect way to treat your special love on this special day. 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…

Round Up of Gingerbread Houses

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

One of my favorite things to do when my daughter was young was to make a new addition to our attempt at Gingerbread houses 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 devour it…

DIY 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. Cute DIY Christmas Project – Marshmallow Snowmen I love doing projects where the…

The Best Halloween Recipes – For Great Spook Appeal

October 24 is National Food Day. What better way to celebrate than with this collection of Halloween recipes featuring both sweet and savory ideas, all designed to thrill and chill your family and guests. All of the holiday seasons have great appeal for interesting recipes, but Halloween seems to be my favorite.  I love some of the…

Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge

Candy corn pretzel fudge

This candy corn pretzel fudge has my favorite holiday candy, plus pretzels and lots of other goodies.  It will disappear from the table at Halloween or Thanksgiving. 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…

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. One of my good friends, Regina, also has a blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often features Brazilian treats, such as Brigaderos, with her readers and she has shared a Halloween take on the Brigadero that is perfect for the holidays. …

Candy Corn Pecan Fudge Recipe

Did you know that there is a national candy day in November! And October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.  Celebrate these special foodie days with this candy corn pecan fudge recipe. It is rich and creamy and the perfect sweet treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. Many national days are associated with…

20 Halloween Sweet Treats – For a Great Party Table

Halloween is such a fun time of the year. Both young and young at heart seem to get into the mood when this holiday rolls around.  These 20 Halloween sweet treats will be perfect for your party table and are fun to take to school for a great Halloween snack. Most are sweet treats, but…