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! Is Making Caramel Hard? Making homemade caramel … [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...]

Decadent Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe

This Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe has been sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Made with layers of rich chocolate brownie, creamy ice cream, whipped cream and peanut butter, this Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe is a truly decadent summer dessert. Ice cream Desserts Are Perfect for Summer! Ice cream has always been one of my family's all-time favorite desserts. My daughter tends to stick to the fruit flavors and rarely ventures away from strawberry.  The … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Do you ever just see one food and automatically associate it with something else?  Two flavors that just go together so perfectly that when you see one, you have to have the other as well? I made this easy homemade lemon curd recipe because I discovered local Georgia blueberries on sale at the grocery store this week.  HUGE containers of fresh Georgia blueberries just begging to be paired with something lemon flavored!  I came up with the perfect creation for my dessert loving family this week.  Cheesecake topped with fresh blueberries and … [Read more...]

Honey Macaroonies: An Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe from Mom

From the time I was a little girl, I remember my mom baking cookies in the kitchen. My all time favorite was an old fashioned cookie recipe that until now, I had NO idea where it came from.  I remembered her calling them Honey Macaroonies but that made no sense to me and I thought she made it up.  Macaroons are a very specific kind of cookie, right?  And these are NOT macaroons.  However, when I search online for 'honey macaroonies' I find this exact recipe that someone says they found in an old copy of Good Housekeeping Magazine.  So, that is … [Read more...]

Easy Bourbon Ball Recipe Full of Rich, Smooth Bourbon!

Every year I make about 15 different kinds of homemade candy and one of my husband's favorites is this easy bourbon ball recipe.  Probably because he is a big fan of all things bourbon!  He has even toured some of the bourbon distilleries in Kentucky which he really enjoyed.  Bourbon balls are incredibly easy to make and you can make them strong or mild, depending on your own tastes.  I have played around with the recipe over the last few years and have come up with one that works for us.  Feel free to modify it to … [Read more...]

Decadent German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I just finished making this German chocolate brownies recipe and seriously don't think I can wait for the frosting to firm up before I cut into one and devour it!  My husband and I are having an Oktoberfest party tomorrow night so I wanted to make a nice German dessert recipe to go with our Bratwurst and German beer.  I came across several recipes for German Chocolate Brownies and they looked absolutely divine.  Don't these just make your mouth water?   The secret to this German chocolate brownies recipe is really the frosting. … [Read more...]