Around the holidays, or really any time you’re serving a crowd, I believe that easy desserts are some of the best desserts. Hosting can be so stressful when you’re in charge of the food, décor, cleaning the house and...
The holidays are already so unbelievably crazy already. Is anyone else feeling like that? With the work parties, friend parties, breakfasts with Santa, family brunches and all the other things you need to accomplish before getting a visit from...
Did you know candy canes were originally created in order to keep children quiet in church? According to the folklore story, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany wanted to keep children quiet during a long performance at the...
I wanted to squeeze in one more pumpkin recipe before we enter full blown Christmas decor. Because no one eats pumpkin anymore in December, right? :) I made this Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe as one of my...
I know people have a love/hate relationship with cranberries. Personally, I dislike them. I find them bitter and tart and basically not at all sweet. That said, I’m in love with this Cranberry Upside Down Cake! At Christmas time I...
During this time of the year, I know pumpkins and apples are king. However, I always start getting tired of those flavors by the time the end of November rolls around and start dreaming of new dessert combinations. Enter...
There’s nothing that gets my kids more excited for holidays than special treats. Halloween is especially fun because of the gore that’s possible, the colors and, well, all the food has eyes. Aside from looks, most of the food tastes...
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I think it is time to declare it to be baking season. We’re about halfway through September and while I don’t feel quite ready to break out the apples and start making whole pies, I do feel ready for...
Ice cream on a stick is convenient, fun and iconic. Just thinking about these ice cream pops conjures up images of hot, hazy days sitting by a creek trying to eat the ice cream faster than it will melt. These homemade...
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Nothing says springtime like strawberries and nothing screams springtime and summer dessert more than strawberry shortcake. Strawberry shortcake has been a classic favorite for generations and I think it’s because there is something a bit old fashioned and nostalgic about...
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With Easter just around the corner, and my house being the designated “host” house this year, I have been thinking up ways to add extra, special touches to the holiday celebration. We rarely get to stay home for a...

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