Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot, Hot! Hey we got it! Hot, Hot! Ooh We Got it! Hot Choc-o-laaate!! That’s hands down my favorite part of the Polar Express movie, such a classic! These cookies are perfect for this time of year.  Make yourself a big mug of hot chocolate, a big batch of these cookies and cozy up on […]

Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

So in continuing with our Mexican fiesta we’ve been having here the past week, you can’t have a fiesta without finishing it with dessert, right?!? These bars couldn’t be easier to put together and they would be great for any party, Mexican themed or not.  They are sweet and flaky and the cinnamon sugar & […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

My friend Jennifer made these for a cookie swap we went to at Christmas time and they were my favorite cookie there.  She also made them another time when a group of friends were getting together for dinner.  I couldn’t eat just one, so I knew I had to make these, especially since I had […]

Foolproof Fudge

You may not remember, but last year I shared with you my epic triple fudge fail.  That’s right, I tried making fudge three times and every single batch went into the trash. It was not a pretty sight that day at our house.  Well a dear sweet reader, Marsha, emailed me the nicest note and […]

Chocolate Chip Russian Tea Cakes

I mentioned this recently but I asked on my facebook page a couple weeks ago what everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie was and several said Russian Tea Cakes, also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies.  I love these cookies, but I realized I’d never had them homemade, only from a box, so I decided I would make […]

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Truffles

This past weekend, I helped throw my best friend a baby shower.  When I was trying to figure out what to make, I came across this recipe for Peppermint Bark Cheesecake and thought it sounded phenomenal! I wanted to do it in a mini version and then I thought, why not make it into a […]

Classic Pecan Pie

So now that it’s November, it’s officially Holiday season!! Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu yet? We go to my mom’s and she makes most everything but I usually bring one or two dishes, but I have no idea what I’m bringing yet.  My mother-in-law always makes a fabulous pecan pie around the holidays […]

DIY Brownie Mix

So I thought I had found my go-to brownie recipe, and then I tried this one.  While the other recipe is really, really good, this one edges it out just a bit.  It had the perfect fudgy texture, which is how I like my brownies.  If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, I’m […]

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

So I’ve mentioned my mother-in-law on here several times and have made several of her recipes.  Ya’ll, she should have her own southern restaurant.  She’s such an amazing cook & baker and I’ve learned so much from her! I never even really realized you could have banana pudding from scratch until I had her’s. I’ve […]

Monkey Bread Muffins

I love making treats for Adam’s coworkers. They are always so gracious, and it lets me bake lots of treats without having to keep them around to tempt me!:) This weekend I went in search of a fun breakfast item for him to take to his weekly Monday meeting. I was originally going to make […]