I love a good holiday and any excuse to make “festive” food. I found this recipe and knew I had to try these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies out. Instead of chocolate chips, they use Andes mints!! I brought them to a family function and they were a huge hit. I even heard one of my… Read More


My mother-in-law makes a fabulous,Virginia State Fair grand prize winning chocolate raspberry cake that is to die for. It is a work of art and can be a little¬†finicky to get it “just right”, but that’s probably because I’ve only ever made it once. I wanted to make something that had the same flavor profile,… Read More


Last night I was thinking about a fun Valentines Day treat that I could make. I wanted it to be a little bit on the healthier side, fun and simple. And since there aren’t kids old enough in my house to eat the left overs, I didn’t want anything too big either. I came across… Read More


A few days ago, my son Zach and I were having a play date and our friends kindly shared Gerber’s Arrowroot Cookies with us. Zach gobbled them up and I’ll admit that I enjoyed them too. When I went to buy a package of my own, I checked out the ingredients and was a little… Read More


I love almost all of the desserts that I had in Portugal. They are very different. Most are much less sweet than typical “American” desserts, but they are still so delicious. One traditional and very typical dessert is arroz doce (literally sweet rice), that is basically a rice pudding. I ate so much of this,… Read More


Here in Utah, we love Jell-o. This gem of a recipe came to us from my husband’s sister’s husband’s family. Also known as my brother-in-law. Confusing enough, right? We have added this to our Thanksgiving traditions and it would make a lovely side to your Christmas meal as well. It is truly a labor of… Read More


I am the opposite of Kate – I LOVE Christmas goodie plates. We are a family that makes a lot of treats, and the holidays are a great excuse for making them, rather than just making them because we need a goodie fix. So, maybe we can be neighbors someday and Kate can bring all… Read More


If there is one thing that brings out the Grinch in me, its Christmas cookie plates. I know its a nice gesture for the holidays and I like to know that someone is thinking of me, but before I know it, the counter is full of cookie plates, plus my own holiday treats, and only… Read More


For those of you who are looking for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert that are still tasty and festive, but are an alternative to a pie, this recipe is for you. It has all of the great flavors of the holidays, but you don’t have to worry about making a crust. (If you did want… Read More


I will have to admit. I have not eaten anything with pumpkin this fall until this past week. I think it all started with a Pinterest explosion of pumpkin goods – I got “pumpkin-ed” out. Finally, FINALLY I decided that I was ready to have some pumpkin. And I needed a cookie. And chocolate. So… Read More

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