Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is already hot. We are getting an amazing selection of fresh produce in the stores from Florida.  Fresh strawberries are abundant and inexpensive and I am thrilled.  Berries of all sorts are my all time favorite fruit of summer.  This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious summer dessert recipe that is sweet and refreshing. While you could certainly use a premade graham cracker crust, a pretzel pie crust is the perfect salty balance to this … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Leftover Cake and a Lemon Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Did you make cake for guests and now have too much?  Are you wondering what to do with leftover cake?  Well, I can help! A couple of weeks ago I got sucked into Pinterest and was drooling over a collection of dessert recipes.  I came across a fabulous looking lemon cake recipe that I just had to make.  Then, 3 days later the family went on vacation, leaving the precious cake in the refrigerator for days.  Now I am looking for ways to use leftover cake because the idea of throwing away that delicious cake makes me want to cry! One of my favorite … [Read more...]

Chewy Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Spring break was rather chaotic in my house and I'm glad things are getting back to normal.  I decided to celebrate normal by making my family this chewy butterscotch oatmeal cookie recipe. One kid went to Florida with friends for the week and the other one was in Germany for 10 days with his AP German class.  I am thrilled to have them back home and what better way to spoil them than with homemade oatmeal cookies, right?  They are so sweet and chewy you can't just eat one of them!  And oatmeal is totally healthy, right?  While these cookies … [Read more...]

Frosted Grapes Recipe for Healthy Snacking

This frosted grapes recipe takes deliciously simple grapes to a whole new level. Grapes are one of my family's all time favorite fruits.  If I put out a bowl of grapes I can pretty much be guaranteed that they will be gone by the end of the day.  I have never actually done much COOKING with grapes, though. Usually we just pop them in our mouth until the bowl is empty! When I came across a post on Pinterest about how to frost grapes, I was intrigued! Frosted Grapes are like CANDY, only healthier! So, why make frosted grapes (AKA sugared … [Read more...]

Chocolate Fondue Recipe and Tutorial for Dessert Lovers!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I find myself craving all things chocolate! This Chocolate Fondue recipe seems like such an elegant dessert but it is incredibly simple to make.  Depending on the type of supplies and kitchen equipment you have at home you can make this chocolate fondue over the stove or directly in a fondue pot.  Regardless of how you make it, the key to really good chocolate fondue is high quality ingredients.  Good chocolate fondue needs heavy cream and high quality chocolate.  Everything else is pretty flexible!  If … [Read more...]

Easy Peppermint Sugar Cookies are the Best Christmas Cookie Recipe Ever!

These easy peppermint sugar cookies are seriously the best Christmas cookie recipe I have ever made.  And I have made a TON of Christmas cookies over the last few years! I have a ton of classics from my mom that I make every year.  From her old fashioned cookie recipe for Honey Macaroons to my own bourbon ball recipe, I have a sweet tooth that I indulge regularly during the holiday season. However, this new cookie is seriously my favorite and I look forward to sitting down with a few and a glass of milk at the end of a busy day of shopping and … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]