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  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback. These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • herb marinated goat cheese on slices of toasted bread

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese makes a nice season spanning appetizer because it takes the abundance of late summer herbs in such a rich, comforting sort of direction. This tangy marinated cheese…

  • sweet hot red pepper jam in a jam pot with crackers

    Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam

    My Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam recipe is an awe inspiring ruby red color with an intense sweet and spicy flavor. Serve it to friends with cheese and crackers, save it…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are the answer when you need something sweet in a hurry. These chocolate covered pretzels make great treats for holidays, gifts, parties, or just emergency snack attacks.…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

  • Clementine Melting Moments on a green plate with a cut clementine

    Clementine Melting Moments

    Clementine Melting Moments  ~ can a simple cookie really taste like a fresh juicy clementine? You bet, these little bite sized, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are infused with the essence of fresh…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringue Recipes!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringue recipes ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates. And the best part? If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate. Who wouldn’t want some of that? Nobody, that’s who. And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, sliced, on a cooling rack

    The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a must make every fall — this pumpkin bundt cake is moist and tender with just the right amount of spice, and the chocolate chips take…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage homemade chocolate candy recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s…

  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies in foil

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies ~ these spiced molasses cookies have been upgraded with a bit of dark chocolate for a ‘best of all worlds’ holiday cookie.…

  • Pieces of Buttermilk Pecan Fudge stacked on parchment paper

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge ~ this creamy white fudge has got a sweet tangy flavor like nothing else I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend you try this unique treat, you won’t be…

  • A stack of homemade Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark ~ this is it, the ultimate easy peasy homemade candy that you can make for yourself, or for gifts. The prep is just 5 minutes, and it…

  • Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies ~ if you love baking holiday cookies I bet you’re always on the hunt for a new recipe, one that’s not too hard, but has that wow…

  • pieces of homemade salted maple caramel brittle

    Salted Maple Pecan Brittle

    Salted Maple Pecan Brittle ~ this homemade brittle recipe is as easy as pie, made with pure maple syrup (no corn syrup!) toasted pecans, butter, and brown sugar. It’s all natural…

  • Honey Spice Cookies with glaze

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies ~ these nutty, glazed cookies are a perfect way to ease into fall baking, and they’ll provide a little old world spice for your holiday cookie assortment…

  • oatmeal cranberry cookies in a jar

    Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

    These Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are the old fashioned style oatmeal cookies: perfectly crisp on the outside, and chewy inside. The sweet/tart cranberries are a nice bonus!…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    Hot Chili Pepper Truffles

    These Hot Chili Pepper Truffles are made with a dark chocolate ganache spiced up with cayenne pepper for a unique homemade candy with a kick!…

  • Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

    Sprinkle Sugar Cookies ~ the holidays may be over, but winter carries on…and these easy sprinkled sugar cookies will help light your way right through to spring. They’re perfect for just…

  • Fresh Lemon Truffles

    These Fresh Lemon Truffles are creamy confections with a bold citrus flavor. Rolled in sugar or dipped in dark chocolate ~ they make an unexpectedly light and bright homemade candy for…

  • Cardamom Crescent Cookies on a baking sheet

    Cardamom Walnut Crescent Cookies

    Cardamom Walnut Crescent Cookies ~ these classic Swedish Christmas cookies  are made with a buttery shortbread dough jam packed with walnuts and a hint of warm cardamom ~ every holiday cookie…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

    Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing ~ it’s that time of year and nothing gets me in the mood quicker than baking up a batch of gingerbread cookies. This gingerbread cookie…

  • Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies

    Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ maple infused and packed with nuts, this takes my classic slice and bake shortbread cookie recipe to a whole new level. Add these cookies to your…

  • Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly

    Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly ~ a simple sweet/hot wine jelly that turns cheese and crackers into a gourmet experience. This pretty homemade hot pepper jelly makes a unique host gift!…