Category: Recipes

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…

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. These truffles are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat! Another day to share these romantic truffles with your special…

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 and Christmas trees!  Even though today is only October 18, it is National Chocolate…

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…

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…

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. Why not serve these cookies with a love potion cocktail? That would be a double dose of love. Valentine’s day is a special day to me.  It was my mother’s birthday.  This will be 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 Halloween party guests. All of the holiday seasons have great appeal for interesting recipes, but Halloween seems to be my favorite.  I love some…

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…