Easy Mint Truffle Recipe For Serious Chocolate Lovers!

Many years ago I started making homemade candy for Christmas.  It has turned into quite an adventure and I am up to about 15 different kinds every year.  One of my favorite types of homemade candies to make is this easy mint truffle recipe.  They are quick to make and the chocolate flavor is so incredibly rich!  Whether you want to enjoy them for yourself or give them as a gift, you really need to try making truffles this year! Want a different flavor?  Check out my red wine truffles!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Caramel

If you learn how to make homemade caramel, you will never again wonder what to give people as a gift.  Homemade caramel is incredibly easy to make and takes only 4 ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.  You will be amazed at how awesome your homemade caramel tastes compared to the 'blech' flavor of the stuff you buy at the grocery store.  Once you get a taste of this sweet, chewy and buttery goodness you will never again buy it in the candy aisle!Making homemade caramel is not hard.  However, you HAVE to keep … [Read more...]

This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe is a Delicious Ending to Any Meal!

This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe has been sponsored by Luck's. Product for this recipe was provided by Luck’s but all ideas are my own.When I moved to the south 20 years ago, I quickly realized that southern food is VERY different from the food I ate in New England.  I discovered that there are people who like boiled peanuts.  And that I am not one of them!  I also discovered that okra is best eaten fried and that chicken fried steak is the most delicious thing my mouth has ever tasted!  You know what else I came to love?  Peaches. … [Read more...]

This Pear Crostini Recipe is an Easy Appetizer Idea for Any Occasion!

Have you ever planned to have a few people over and then created so much work for yourself that you swear you will never do it again?  I do that every single time we have guests.  I have great intentions and want to wow them with my superior culinary skills and then get so overwhelmed I am no longer having any fun!  With the holidays coming up quickly, I needed to find an easy appetizer or two for our next get together. I loved my easy smoked salmon recipe but want something to offer the vegetarians on my guest list!  This pear crostini recipe … [Read more...]

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Recipe

I love a good smoothie recipe but most of my favorites involve summer fruits.  Berries and peaches and fresh tropical fruits make delicious homemade smoothies but they aren't in season in September.  Fall is apple season so I decided to create this cinnamon apple smoothie recipe for breakfast today. It was a deliciously healthy smoothie recipe that took only minutes to whip up in my blender.  This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to … [Read more...]

Banana Bread Scones Recipe with Easy Maple Glaze

Last week, I was at the grocery store and came across a marked down cart of 'antique bananas'.  Really ripe, really cheap, and too good a deal to pass up!  I decided to use a couple of them in this banana bread scones recipe with easy maple glaze.  Don't they look delicious?I have honestly never tried making a scones recipe before because they sounded a bit intimidating.  I didn't grow up with scones and the only place I have had them is at Starbucks so I wasn't sure what to expect.  Seriously, though, this banana bread scones recipe … [Read more...]

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Apples and Cinnamon

Fall is coming quickly and with it comes an intense desire on my part for deliciously warm soups.  This easy butternut squash soup recipe is creamy and flavorful, with hints of sweetness from the apples.  I added in cinnamon and rosemary and even a pinch of cayenne pepper to give this soup recipe plenty of warmth!  If you are looking for a quick and easy one pot meal this fall, this one was a huge hit with my family.This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at … [Read more...]

Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein . The opinions and text are all mine.Many years ago, I acquired a smoothie maker. Basically, it is a blender that has a single serve attachment to make individual smoothies. It is one of those appliances that has gained coveted counter space in my kitchen because it is used so often. My family starts the day with a smoothie almost every weekend and they are popular weekday afternoon snacks. This … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and not one I never skip if I can help it. On busy days I may only grab a protein bar on the way out the door.  Those days make me cranky!  I love breakfast and enjoy taking my time to make a filling and healthy one if I can.  This dark chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie bowl recipe was a deliciously healthy start to my day.  And of course, with the added chocolate it helped satisfy my sweet tooth, which is always nice!Now, this is the first time I have ever made a smoothie bowl. … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

I have quite a sweet tooth and dinner is followed by dessert probably a little bit too often in my house.  I could probably work out a lot less if I gave up the sweets but where is the fun in that, right?  This white chocolate cheesecake mousse recipe was a treat for my teenage daughter.  Her two favorite desserts are cheesecake and anything with white chocolate.  I decided to combine them both into a deliciously creamy and sweet mousse that I topped with fresh raspberries.  It turned out delicious!This post contains affiliate links. If … [Read more...]