Nutella Cream Pie with Hazelnut Crust


Sometimes, I just don’t understand our kids. At the beginning of the month, I bought a 2-pack of large Nuttela. My thought was that those would last us at least 2 months of yummy breakfasts and tasty treats and snacks. Smart idea, right? (Because really, is there ever a time when turning down a jumbo … Read more

Pumpkin Apple Pecan Muffins


Is it possible to pack all of the best flavors of fall into one little muffin? That’s what I was wondering and that was what I set out to do. So, I got to work by setting out all of my favorite fall flavors and adding a bit of this and a bit of that … Read more

Maple Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting –


For a few weeks leading up to Christmas, I had this plan to make some homemade Cinnamon Rolls for our Christmas morning. However, in all the preparations for entertaining on Christmas Eve, I ran out of time. The idea was still stuck in my head though, so I just bumped it back a few days … Read more

Caramel Snack Mix


One of the things we most look forward to every Christmas season is sitting around together and watching Christmas specials on tv while snacking and drinking hot cocoa. With the lights of the tree twinkling in the background, we snuggle together and just enjoy the ritual. Caramel Snack Mix is a favorite snack on that … Read more

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies


On Monday and Tuesday the three older kids were home from school due to snow. The first day was great. The excitement of having a snow day never changes. But by Tuesday, everyone was a little less than thrilled. The kids were missing out on all the fun that is the week before Christmas vacation … Read more

Chocolate Chip-Almond Cookie Sticks


I always love to have a lot of variety on my Christmas cookie platters. For me, that means variety in both taste, shape and color. I don’t believe that the platter needs to be filled with all greens and reds to look festive, but a little bit thrown in always helps. Since there are plenty … Read more

Pecan Tartlets


There’s nothing quite like the buttery, nutty flavor of a classic pecan pie. The gooey filling with toasted pecans baked into a flaky pie crust is downright addictive. But let’s be honest – pecan pie is incredibly rich, cloyingly sweet, and eating more than one small slice is hard for most people. That’s why making … Read more

Orange & Chocolate Checkerboard Cookies


Finally it is cookie time! I have so many great new cookie recipes to share and I’ve been counting down the days until December 1st to start sharing them. I’m planning to post at least 3 new Christmas cookie recipes a week up until Christmas Day. Typing that now, it seems like a lot. But, … Read more

Smoky Corn Muffins


I have a love-hate relationship with corn muffins and corn bread. I love the idea of serving them with soup or chili, but I usually hate the way they turn out. All the recipes I’ve tried in the past have been either too bland or too dry, or even worse, a combination of the two. … Read more