Tis the season for baking and cookie making. This time of year it seems I am making cookies for holiday parties, cookies for the neighbors, cookies for class treats, and cookies for my family to enjoy. With all of these cookies, there has to be a better way to package them than on a paper plate with plastic wrap! Today I'm sharing some cookie packaging ideas that I like to use. I am a big fan of pretty packaging - I love to wrap presents and I am always a sucker for a makeup item in . . .
Cookie Exchanges are a fond memory of mine. My grandma hosted a HUGE cookie exchange every year. They went all out and baked 1 dozen cookies for each person in attendance. I remember my mom coming home with and entire laundry basket full of plates of cookies. That is heaven for a little kid. I remember going with my mom on a few occasions when my dad was working and just drooling over all the cookies. I also felt super special being there because it was a no-kids event...but with it being . . .
A few year ago my husband and I took an adult only getaway to Las Vegas. My mom graciously flew out from Utah to spend some one on one time with our son and to let us have a mini-vacation. Before I left she whipped up this chewy trail mix for our drive out to Vegas. Lots Of Good For You Ingredients This mix is full of things that are super good for you, so you don't feel guilty chowing down on it! Almonds, cranberries, and lots of fiber! I was skeptical with ingredients like Kashi Go . . .
I have memories of my mom and our next door neighbor, Marla, standing in our kitchen making dozens and dozens of pies. This always happened a few days before Thanksgiving. The kitchen was a mess, the house smelled amazing, and the tone was always joyful. As I grew older I remember them sending me on errands to get missing ingredients. One of my mom's favorite pies was Marla's famous razzleberry pie. Instant Clear Gel This recipe is inspired by Marla's recipe - with just one tweak. Her . . .
Halloween is my verrrrrrry favorite holiday!!! I love the decorations, the costumes, and the food! Today I want to share a treat that whipped up for our little Halloween Party. I call it Candy Corn Popcorn - but really it is a twist on our Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe. Find the recipe HERE, or check out the Halloween version below. Candy Corn, Love It Or Hate It In all reality, I hate candy corn. There are candy corn lovers, and there are candy corn haters. I fall into that hate . . .
I have such a good recipe for you today! This Chocolate Harvest Cake has been on my todo list for a long long time, and I am finally sharing! I discovered this recipe back when I was a newly wed. I made it several times for parties and friends, and it is always so well loved. This is not your standard, run-of-the-mill chocolate cake. This cake has a pumpkin cream cheese filling, chocolate ganache, and fresh fruit topping. It is the perfect perfect cake for these fall months. You can . . .
Mud Pie. This is one of my favorite desserts. It was often requested as my birthday dessert when I was a kid and I love sharing this dessert with friends. This is my mom's recipe and a true love of mine. I loooooooove the crust. I could just eat the crust. Trust me, you'll understand after you make this! Delicious Simplicity This dessert is so simple to whip up and it is so delicious. I've made this time and time over for friends who just had babies and I always receive . . .
Peanut butter blossom cookies are a classic cookie everyone knows and loves. Creamy peanut butter and a big ol' chocolate Hershey kiss in the middle. It's cookie every adult loves and reminds them of childhood. It's a cookie every child is growing to love. This peanut butter blossom cookie recipe comes from a previous contributor, Anna, of oh so. It's her Grandma Eliason's recipe and her dad's favorite cookie. It's such a special family recipe! It's quite delicious. Baking Peanut . . .
Hands down - my absolute favorite Disneyland treat is the Dole Whip Float. I LOVE them! I honestly look forward most to this cold dessert more than any of the rides. And let me tell you - the float is the way to go. Skip the standard Dole Whip and go for the float. That tart pineapple juice next to pineapple soft serve is a match made in Disneyland heaven. Blendtec To The Rescue Creating a this copycat is a little easier than you may think. The Dole whip is dairy free - so no ice . . .
One of my husband's favorite desserts is a pizzookie from BJ's restaurant. A warm cookie straight out of the oven that is topped with ice cream? Yes please! With that in mind I wanted to create a skillet cookie at home for him for Father's Day. The secret to those crispy edges and soft center in a skillet cookie is melting your butter before creating your recipe. I know it sounds crazy - because melted butter in a regular cookie will create pancake flat cookies. But melted butter in . . .