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Edible Gingerbread House “Glue”

Edible Gingerbread House “Glue”

It’s hard to believe Christmas will be here in LESS than two weeks! December is flying by, as it usually does with all of the fun holiday things everyone has going on. One big tradition in our house is gingerbread house building. We usually make […]

Snowman Bagel

Snowman Bagel

This little creation came about last winter and quickly became a favorite with my children. We love mini bagels around here, a staple for breakfast or packed in their lunch boxes. I turn them into pizzas, sandwiches or now, snowmen! It’s no surprise I love […]

Peppermint Patty Cookie Cups

Peppermint Patty Cookie Cups

If you’re not a fan of York peppermint patties, feel free to skip this recipe. If you love them like my husband does, then these cookies are for you! I stumbled upon these mini peppermint patties when I grabbed the unwrapped mini Reese’s peanut butter […]

Cookies n’ Creme Cookie Cups

Cookies n’ Creme Cookie Cups

Have you guys tried this candy? Cookies n’ Creme Crunchers? They are awesome!! I was in the candy aisle brain storming for cookie cup ideas, pondering different flavor combinations and these caught my eye. Boy am I glad they did!! These cookie cups are one […]

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Cups

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Cups

It’s no surprise I am a lover of the sweet and salty dessert, so these cookie cups are right up my alley.  Also the crunch of the pretzel not only brings some salt but also adds good texture. And for what it’s worth, according to my […]

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

I’m sure you’ve seen these floating around on Pinterest, or even tried them yourself. It’s a spin on the classic peanut butter blossoms that are always a Christmas cookie staple. Mine are a little different than the usual peanut butter cookie cup, I found that […]

Peppermint Cookie Cups

Peppermint Cookie Cups

Nothing screams the holidays quite like the flavor of peppermint. The mere mention of a peppermint mocha latte or candy canes is immediately nostalgic with this time of year. An undeniable combination is peppermint and chocolate. For these cookie cups I used a chocolate cookie […]

Cone-Acopias

Cone-Acopias

These are what my kids have for Thanksgiving breakfast every year. They check off all the boxes for a holiday breakfast, cute, delicious and on theme. Let’s be honest, most of us parents are very busy cooking, or getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving dinner […]

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This dish was never part of my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, however it was in my husband’s family and just so happened to be one of his favorites. The first Thanksgiving he spent with my family I took it upon myself to make it, and it’s […]

Mashed Potatoes 101

Mashed Potatoes 101

I’ve been in charge of this side dish for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner for as long as I can remember. I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years for the best mashed potatoes. So here are my tried and true tips for anyone tasked […]