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Peppermint Fudge Bundt Cake

If you are looking for something fun and festive to take a long to your next holiday party, this baby just might be it. Loaded with chocolate flavor, this bundt cake is moist and rich. Creamy peppermint frosting, chocolate ganache and crushed candy canes adorn the top of this beauty making for a fun presentation […]

Caprese Salad Skewers

The winner of the $50 See’s Candies Gift Card is Margaret Matlock (comment #317). Congrats to you! I will contact you shortly to gather your mailing information. Thanks to everyone who entered!  Have you ever had Caprese Salad? Fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese drizzled with a balsamic glaze. If the tomatoes are sweet and […]

25 Christmas Cookies and Bars Perfect for a Cookie Exchange

I have a bonus post for you this week, gang. I don’t generally post on Thursdays but wanted to toss in a fun recipe round-up for all of you bakers out there looking for something fun and festive to make this season.  Any of these cookies and bars would be great to take a long […]

Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the past few years, I have had the great pleasure of working with the 8 and 9-year-old girls that go to my church. We have activities twice a month where we work on all kinds of things from family history work to basic sewing skills. We modge podge, we cook, and mostly we just […]

Caramels with Chocolate and Pecans

Several years ago my sister Alli brought to my attention a wonderful recipe for caramels that didn’t require the individual pieces of candy to be wrapped. Besides saving time (which let’s face it, is a blessing this time of year) this caramel recipe was also laden with chocolate and pecan pieces. Yum. Seriously, these are so ridiculously […]

The Weekend Report: My Favorite Christmas Tradition

If you had to choose your favorite thing about Christmas time, what would it be? There are many I enjoy.  Making delicious goodies, the glow of Christmas lights at night, reading Christmas stories to my kids, the wonderful music, and especially the plethora of kindness people show to each other. It’s a pretty fabulous month, if […]

See’s Candies $50 Gift Card Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED I’m excited to be hosting a giveaway for See’s Candies today. They really are the king of boxed chocolates, wouldn’t you say? There was a See’s Candies store near my house when I was young, right inside the mall. When I was a teenager and mall browsing was the activity of […]

Shredded Balsamic Beef Roast (Crock Pot)

Sophisticated enough to serve to company and easy enough to make on a busy weeknight, this Shredded Balsamic Beef Roast is a winner all around. The prep time is very minimal (about 10 minutes to get this beauty into the crock pot) and the FLAVOR… Good glory, the flavor is down right scrumptious! There is something wonderful […]

December Menu Plan 2014

Hey there, gang.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I have my December Menu Plan for you today. If you have been a long time reader and are blessed with an especially great memory you may notice that this is actually a re-posting of last Decembers Menu Plan. I am having a few technical […]

Thankful, through and through

Last Saturday I was up early baking Fabulous French Bread for our 8th annual Bake Sale when this gorgeous sunrise came to be. Beautiful isn’t it!  A gorgeous start to one of my favorite days of the year.  Many of the ladies in my neighborhood bake their little hearts out  (thank you to all of […]

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