Category: Recipes

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…

Peanut Butter Eyeballs – Spooky Halloween Dessert Idea

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 eyeballs would be on your Halloween table. Now, if you read my blogs regularly, you will know that I have a fondness for peanut butter.  As in, it’s…

Spooky Mummy Cake Balls

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 much fun to make and will add a whimsical touch to your Halloween…

Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

These banana ghosts and orange pumpkins will have your kids  squealing with delight, while making sure they get the nutrition from healthy food instead of sugary calories. 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? Healthy Halloween…

Round up of Christmas Sweet Treats – Holiday Baking Ideas

30 of my favorite holiday 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 to a bit of holiday spirit. Whether it is the dessert table for Christmas day, your annual cookie swap, or a time to bring some…

20+ Fudge Recipes for the Holidays

20+ holiday fudge recipes at thegardeningcook.com

Are you ready for the holidays and all the sweet treats that it entails?  How about making up a few of these fudge recipes to have on hand for Christmas? Fudge is the one sweet treat that I make each year without fail.  I can’t trust myself to have it sitting around during the year,…

Pumpkin Recipes for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

It is that time of the year. October 26 is National Pumpkin day. 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 Halloween and Thanksgiving. These pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to use up…

Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Festive Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

These festive gumdrop cookies are easy to make and very tasty. They would make a lovely addition to your annual cookie exchange. One of my favorite candy choices during the holiday season are gumdrops. Let’s use this sweet treat to flavor some Christmas cookies in style. Do you enjoy making cookies for the holidays? Why…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge - Just plain delicious!

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. Bailey’s Irish cream is a traditional favorite liqueur.  The flavor is rich and creamy and it can be used in all sorts of holiday desserts to add a special touch…

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

November 20 is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. This recipe for vegan peanut butter fudge is easy to do and makes delicious fudge very quickly. It has a lovely melt in your mouth texture that anyone will love. It is perfect for your holiday celebrations. Fudge is one of the most popular forms of homemade…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

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. Indian corn is a traditional fall decorating material. It is rustic and can be used in many ways.  For this project we’ll be duplicating the look in a cake…

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

These DIY 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. Making Christmas themed cookies is one of the joys of baking for the holidays.  Turn those cookies into actual tree ornaments by letting them dry and then adding a…

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread

 December 26 is national candy cane day. This festive candy cane cream cheese spread will put your party goers in a great mood for Christmas or even Boxing day. The spread is shaped like a candy cane but won’t stay that way long! The cheese spread is flavored with a nice blend of spices and…

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

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. One of the best parts about the holiday season is making batches and batches of cookies. I love coming up with new recipes each year to tempt my family and…

Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Appetizer

Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat

This cute pigs in a Pilgrim hat recipe is a variation on the old “pigs in a blanket” appetizer, except in this case the pigs are all dressed up for Thanksgiving. One of the best parts for me about the holidays is having some fun with food.  These little pilgrim hats have a spicy surprise…

Snowmen Cake Pops – Cute Christmas Treat

Snowman Cake pops

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. Make yourself a Snowman Cake Pop 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

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day, which makes it the perfect day to make these Rice Krispie Candy corn Turkey Balls. They are sweet as can be and the kids will just love to help make them. Many national days are associated with food. What more perfect way to celebrate than with a favorite…

Cute Turkey Cupcakes

Turkey cupcake

These adorable turkey cupcakes will make be the star of your Thanksgiving Dessert Table. They are colorful and bright and will be gobbled up in a flash! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  This means lots of turkey with gravy and stuffing. But don’t let the turkeys stop there.  This…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ghost Sandwiches

FindWhen it’s time for Halloween to roll around, it’s hard to get kids to sit still for any meal.  Turn the season to your advantage with these cute peanut butter and jelly ghost sandwiches. Your child will love this Ghost Sandwich! Transform an ordinary sandwich into a Halloween work of art that your child will…