Category: Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Truffles with Bailey’s Irish Cream

St. Patrick's Day Truffles

Are you looking for a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day sweet treat? Look no further! These St. Patrick’s Day Truffles have a rich cookie center that is infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. The fun shamrock sprinkles add a festive touch to the candy. Any self respecting leprechaun hunter knows that there will be a pot…

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

This tasty day is a favorite with food lovers!  January 10 is known as National Bittersweet Chocolate Day.  Most of us probably over-indulged with chocolate during the holidays and now it’s time to celebrate again. Heaven help us! So many of the national days are associated with food in some way.  Any gathering is made…

Valentine Cupcake Decorations – Decorating Cupcakes

Easy Valentine Cupcake Decorations

Cooking for Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite things to do. Decorating cupcakes is such a fun way to say “I love you” to your friends and family. And when the sweet saying is accompanied by a sweet treat? Even better! I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite quick and…

Cream Puff Recipes – National Cream Puff Day

cream puffs

January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. These light and fluffy pastries filled with cream have a taste that is worthy of celebration! What better way to take note of this national day than with one of these tasty cream puff recipes. There seems to be a January National Day for pretty much everything you…

Meringue Cookie for the Holidays – Christmas Snow Flower Cookies

Meringue Snow Flower Cookies

The recipe for these delicate Christmas snow flower cookies use red and green gum drops for their centers.  With its light as air texture, this meringue cookie is perfect for the holidays. Perfect for your cookie swap: Christmas Snow flower Cookies A meringue cookie is made with mainly egg whites and this makes it a naturally low…

Thanksgiving Recipes – Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

These delicious Thanksgiving recipes are the ultimate way to show thanks to your family and friends! Planning the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner just got easier with the help of these delicious recipe ideas. For my family, Thanksgiving has always been about each person bringing over their favorite recipe creation.  Both of my parents passed away in the last few years,…

20 Candy Corn Recipes -Dessert Ideas Using Candy Corn

Candy corn treats

These delicious Candy Corn Recipes have you seeing candy corn in a whole new way! It’s not just for snacking or handing out for Trick or Treat. You can use candy corn to make many delicious treats and desserts. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Many national days are associated with food. What more…

Halloween Dirt Cups – Pumpkin Patch Pudding Dessert

Dirt cups with gummy worms and pumpkins

These fun Halloween dirt cups will delight your kids in a spooky kind of way. They are super easy to make and would be fun to have on a Halloween party table. I love this time of the year. It lets me be a kid again by making fun themed Halloween desserts. Your children will love…

Pumpkin Haystack Cookies – Halloween Butterscotch Haystacks

pumpkin haystack cookies

Two of my favorite treats are haystack cookies and Halloween candy pumpkins.  These cute Pumpkin Haystack Cookies combine both flavors into one delicious recipe and will be the star of your Halloween party table. My mom used to make these for us when we were children and it’s always a recipe that is nostalgic for me and…

White Chocolate Desserts – Celebrate National White Chocolate Day

White chocolate recipes

Pretty much everything out there has a national day and new things come along each year. September 22 is officially recognized as white chocolate day. And what better way to celebrate this day with one of these White Chocolate Desserts? There are lots of National Days of the year devoted to chocolate. Here are just…

Salted Pumpkin Fudge – Vegan and Paleo Treat

Salted Pumpkin Fudge

It’s September folks and you know what that means?  2+ months of all things pumpkin! This delicious salted pumpkin fudge is my paleo and vegan alternative to a normal high sugar fudge recipe.  Fudge is one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time.  There is even a national candy day in…

Watermelon Kiwi Pops

WAtermelon popsicles with kiwi fruit

Summer time in our house means lots of frozen desserts. We also eat a lot of watermelon in the summer months, since it is so plentiful, so I wanted a dessert that combined both into one sweet treat. These watermelon kiwi pops look like summer and have a fresh fruit taste in a frozen form. Making popsicles…

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 for Glazed Spiral Ham Day

Glazed Ham

In honor of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, (April 15) 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. What is spiral ham?…

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…

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…

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! Another day to share these romantic truffles with your special person…

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. Autumn arrives in September and so does a long round of what is affectionately know online as “everything pumpkin season!” On September 26, we also  celebrate National Pancake Day. Let’s combine the two…

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…