Category: Recipes

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

Today 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 in…

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 – 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

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

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.   Jess is grown now but returns for Christmas, and I love…

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

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 candy corn pretzel fudge has my favorite holiday candy, plus pretzels and…

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

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.  Celebrate this special foodie day 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 food. What more perfect way to celebrate than with a piece of your…

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…