Category: Recipes

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

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. These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. …

Candy Corn Pecan Fudge Recipe

Ring in the Holidays with this candy corn pecan fudge. All the flavors of the season…candy corn…marshmallows…white chocolate…Golden Oreos…pecans.  All wrapped up into one decadent and tasty bite of fudge.  This candy corn pecan fudge is sure to become one of your favorites in the upcoming holiday season. You will need these ingredients to make…

20 Halloween Sweet Treats – For a Great Party Table

These are Halloween Sweet Treats Your Whole Family Will Enjoy. 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…

Peanut Butter Eyeballs

Peanut butter eyeballs

Printable Recipe:  Peanut butter Eyeballs Halloween is that one time of the year when purple and orange seem to be a perfect match.  How fun is that?  What a delight these peanut butter eyeball cupcakes would be on your Halloween table. Now, if you read my blogs regularly, you will know that I have a…

Spooky Mummy Cake Balls

mummy cake balls

Add a Whimsical Look to Your Halloween Table with these Mummy Cake Balls. Dontcha just love this time of the year?  For me, it’s a time to dust off my cake decorating supplies and skills and have tons of fun in the kitchen making adorable and festive Halloween treats.  These mummy cake balls are so…

Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

Healthy Halloween Snacks for your Kids There is so much in the way of sugary snacking going on this time of the year. Why not feed your children something much more healthy? These banana ghosts and orange pumpkins will have them squealing with delight, while making sure they get the nutrition from healthy food instead…

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Swap

This Halloween, plan a Cookie Exchange. Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges.   But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holidays.  Why should cookies be limited to just the winter?  I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. There are dozens of great Halloween…

Round up of Christmas Sweet Treats

30 of my favorite holiday recipes

These are some of my favorite Christmas Sweet Treat recipes. The holidays are such a fun time in the kitchen.  There are so many occasions when you can bring out your favorite Christmas sweet treats to share with loved ones.  Whether it is the dessert table for Christmas day, your annual cookie swap, or a…

20+ Fudge Recipes for the Holidays

20+ holiday fudge recipes at thegardeningcook.com

23 Holiday Fudge Recipes Do you love fudge? So do I.  I don’t eat it during the year because I just don’t have a lot of control when it comes to fudge. But during the holiday season, I always have a pan of it in my fridge. Be sure to check out these favorite fudge…

Pumpkin Recipes for Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

It is that time of the year. The pumpkins are everywhere and it’s time to think of new and tasty ways to use them after the carving is done and it’s time to think ahead to Thanksgiving. These pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to use up those pumpkins after you finish carving them! Round…

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Printable Recipe – Vegan Peanut butter fudge. This recipe for vegan peanut butter fudge is easy to do and makes delicious fudge very quickly. Many sweet treats can not be made easily for vegan diets because vegans do not eat butter.  This recipe uses Earth Balance Buttery stick margarine in place of the butter. Be…

Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Festive Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Gumdrop Cookies These festive gumdrop cookies are easy to make and very tasty. They would make a lovely addition to your annual cookie exchange. The cookies are full of flavor with a nice mixture of brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter combined with all purpose flour. Gumdrop candies give the cookies some extra…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge - Just plain delicious!

Printable Recipe – Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge Are you looking for an idea for a great handmade Christmas present?  This recipe for Bailey’s Irish cream fudge is sure to please your friends. The fudge is easy to do.  If you don’t have Bailey’s Irish Cream on hand, try my Homemade Bailey’s recipe. It tastes good,…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make. To make this project, you will need: 1 yellow cake mix 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts 9 inch baking pan 1 can of vanilla frosting…

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

These delicious Christmas stocking cookies will be the highlight of your Christmas dessert table. The meringue cookies are brimming with the flavors of cream cheese and cranberries and are so pretty and festive. I love the texture of meringue cookies. They have a melt in your mouth thing going on that is very appealing, but…

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments These Christmas cookie ornaments do double duty. They can be made as Christmas cookies and also used to decorate your tree with a few extra steps. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature 1/3 cup of butter flavored shortening 1 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of honey 1 egg 1/2…

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread

This festive cream cheese spread will put your party goers in a great mood. The spread is shaped like a candy cane but won’t stay that way long! This recipe has been shared from McCormick. Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread   Save Print Ingredients 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened ¼ cup (1/2…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

What a great cookie these twisted candy canes would be to take your traditional Christmas cookie swap! Ingredients 1 box sugar cookie mix 1/2 stick butter, melted 1 egg 1/3 cup softened cream cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for surface Red food coloring 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Christmas Tree Cookies

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Christmas Tree Cookies

These lovely Christmas cookies have a mint puffy frosting tree and nonpareil and sprinkles for ornaments.  They would make a great addition to a Christmas cookie swap. Ingredients 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon large egg…

Candy Cane Cake

Candy Cane Cake

What a festive cake this would make for your Christmas table.  It is so pretty and delicate looking~but when you cut into it, you get the red velvet surprise. Ingredients   RED VELVET CAKE: 170g (6 oz) of butter 280g (1¼ cups) of caster sugar 100g (1/2 cup) of brown sugar 3 large eggs 1…

Banana Marshmallow Santa Head Treat

My Banana Marshmallow Santa hat EPIC FAIL DIY project.

Not all projects work out the way I intend them to and this cute little marshmallow banana Santa Head is definite proof of that. I found this cute project on Pinterest last year.  The website Creative Kid Snacks, no longer had it on their site and every site that shared it linked to a page…

Sweet Christmas Angel Cookies

Christmas Angel Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Sweet Christmas Angel Cookie Recipe These sweet angel cookies are as much fun to make as they are delicious and cute. The kids will really enjoy making them with you. To make the cookies you will need to first make the bodies and then decorate the cookies with twisted pretzels, frosting and colorful…

Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Recipe

Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat

Printable Recipe:  Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat These cute Pilgrim hats are a variation on the old “pigs in a blanket” appetizer, except in this case the pigs are all dressed up for Thanksgiving. The recipe is fun and easy to do.   The original recipe that I found used bologna and hot dogs.  I adapted…

Snowmen Cake Pops – Cute Christmas Treat

Snowman Cake pops

Make yourself a Snowman Cake Pop These adorable little snowmen cake pops are sweetness on a stick.  The project is made from cake batter that is made into balls and threaded on a popsicle stick and then decorated. To make the project, you will need cake batter, fruit roll ups for the scarf, some popsicle…

Rice Krispie Candy Corn Turkey Balls

Rice Krispie Candy Corn Turkey Balls

These adorable Rice Krispie Thanksgiving Turkey balls are so sweet.  Let the kids help you make them, but they may not make it to the table! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine 1 10-ounce package of regular marshmallows OR 4 cups of miniature marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal 24 lollipop sticks or wooden popsicle sticks 1 12-ounce package…

Cute Turkey Cupcakes

Cute Turkey Cupcakes

DIY Thanksgiving Project: Turkey Cupcakes There are many ideas on the internet for Thanksgiving inspired desserts but these cute Turkey cupcakes are very special. To make the cupcakes, you will need the following supplies: Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake mix – made into cupcakes Chocolate Frosting Vanilla Frosting Red and Yellow food coloring. Cake decorating tips. …