Peppermint Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

The birth of Holiday Baking day and how Peppermint Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies came to be. Over the past five years, due to my husband’s job, we have moved four times and lived in four different states. Four years ago my girls had a particularly hard time over winter break. We hadn’t lived in Alabama very long. There were no visits from family, no friends to have over for hot chocolate, no holiday parties to attend, no secret Santa exchanges… all of the fun things that most people participate in during winter break. My husband was out of work and we didn’t have the extra money for the girls to buy gifts for each other, something they looked forward to every year. After thinking about what we could do that would be fun AND allow …

Chocolate Irish Crème brûlée

If you have followed me for a while you probably know that my husband will spend the next eight months in Arizona for a job. The girls and I are staying behind in North Carolina. My husband and I decided we just can’t uproot the girls again, especially for a temporary job. Our hope is that once the season is over he will find a job back in our area. So over the past two weeks we have been doing a lot of special things with my husband, like taking him to his favorite Indian restaurant, out to the movies, treating him to surprise lunch with our girls at a great little Mexican place we discovered, and making him many of his favorite foods. Well, crème brûlée happens to be one of my …

Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle

Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle

Looking for a beautiful & delicious dessert to serve your Valentine? My Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle is the perfect dessert to woo her heart (and her sweet-tooth)! This scrumptious trifle is created with home-made lemon pound cake, raspberry jam, fresh strawberries and blueberries, layered with a smooth and creamy cheesecake filling. It’s a can’t miss dessert for your cheesecake lover.

Black-Bottom Cheesecake Bars

Black-Bottom Cheesecake Bars

“Black-Bottom Cheesecake Bars” has been sponsored by Ankarsrum Original USA but all photos, thoughts and opinions are my own. Over the years my sweet-tooth had diminished a lot. Now I find myself attracted to more savory foods like Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce, Inside out Grilled Cheese, Iowa Pork Tenderloin sandwiches with Tangy Apple Slaw, just to name a few. But there is one dessert that gets me every time. Cheesecake. I just can’t resist it’s creamy deliciousness. So when I saw the newest Cook the Book with Denise and Jenni featured cheesecakes from Melanie Underwood’s book Making Artisan Cheesecake, I knew I couldn’t miss it. (You can watch the replay here.) Every cheesecake they made on the show looked amazing! But as soon as I saw the Black-Bottom Cheesecake bars I knew I …

What’s For Dinner [weekly menu #10]

What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #10]

Welcome to What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #10] seven yummy recipes and one delicious dessert to help make your meal planning easy. We have some great recipes for you this week! Entrees: Swai with Spring Vegetables Open-Faced Crockpot Pesto Chicken Sandwiches Incredible Inside Out Grilled Cheese Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks Ham and Bean Soup Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Tortellini Skillet Scones Recipe (Deep Fried Bread) And for dessert: Strawberry Brownies Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – The Dwelling Tree Sunday Swai with Spring Vegetables Monday Open-Faced Crockpot Pesto Chicken Sandwiches Tuesday Incredible Inside Out Grilled Cheese Wednesday Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks Thursday Ham and Bean Soup …

What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #9]

What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #9]

Welcome to What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #9] seven yummy recipes and one delicious dessert to help make your meal planning easy. We have some great recipes for you this week! Entrees: Chicken Nuggets Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Loaded Bacon Sweet Potato Fries Honey Sesame Chicken CopyCat Chili’s Enchilada Soup Crock Pot Chuck Roast And for dessert: Snickers Pretzel Bites Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – The Dwelling Tree Sunday Chicken Nuggets Monday Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup Tuesday Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Wednesday Loaded Bacon Sweet Potato Fries Thursday Honey Sesame Chicken Friday CopyCat Chili’s Enchilada Soup Saturday Crock Pot …