Skip to Content

Seasonal Recipes

10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange – Fun Ideas for a Cookie Swap

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie swaps. This type of party is a fun way to share your favorite cookie recipes, since many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table. December 22 is recognized each year as National Cookie Exchange Day. To …

Read More about 10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange – Fun Ideas for a Cookie Swap

Drinks to Make with Baileys – Try the After 8 Cocktail

Are you looking for drinks to make with Baileys Irish Cream? Well you are not alone! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Baileys drinks are in demand. This deliciously creamy and thick dessert cocktail is the perfect choice for a St Patricks day cocktail. Since I love sweet cocktails, I have not …

Read More about Drinks to Make with Baileys – Try the After 8 Cocktail

Frangelico Cocktail – International Incident – Baileys and Amaretto Martini

Frangelico cocktail recipes, like this International Incident Martini with Baileys and amaretto are the perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here and Bailey’s Irish Cream is also a favorite of mine to serve on this fun day. I love to experiment with different cocktail recipes year round, but I …

Read More about Frangelico Cocktail – International Incident – Baileys and Amaretto Martini

Football Cheese Ball Recipe – Bacon, Jalapeño Appetizer Super Bowl Food

This football cheese ball recipe is spicy and fun with a shape that all Super Bowl fans will appreciate. Do you like to entertain friends for the big game? So do I, and I am always looking for new ways to delight my friends with recipes that I have not served in the past. This …

Read More about Football Cheese Ball Recipe – Bacon, Jalapeño Appetizer Super Bowl Food

Skittles Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Super Bowl Cheese Ball Recipes

Are you looking for a Super Bowl recipe that will tempt your sweet tooth? These two versions of Skittles cheese balls are easy to prepare and use both sweet and sour Skittles candy as their topping. It’s that time of the year!  I love it when the Super Bowl rolls around each year. My daughter …

Read More about Skittles Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Super Bowl Cheese Ball Recipes

Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail – Chilling Blue Halloween drink

Looking for a cocktail recipe that will be the hit of your Halloween Party? Try this Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail.  It will set the mood beautifully. The blue Halloween drink has a spooky look to it and the black sanding sugar on the rim of the glass is so eerie looking but also adds a …

Read More about Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail – Chilling Blue Halloween drink

Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

These walnut crescent cookies are very delicate and tasty.  The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor has a lovely hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Bring some to your holiday cookie swap and wait for rave reviews. The holidays are just around the corner and that always gets me thinking of making cookies. I …

Read More about Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Pumpkin spice is something that I use all the …

Read More about Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip – Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip with Fresh Puree

This recipe for pumpkin cream cheese dip is easy to make and so delicious. The blend of cream cheese with fresh pumpkin puree has a comfort food feel that is perfect for fall! I am always looking for easy appetizers to serve at parties. This pumpkin dip recipe with cream cheese is a favorite of …

Read More about Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip – Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip with Fresh Puree

Oreo Bonbons – Cookies and Cream Candy Recipe

These Oreo bonbons are a cookies and cream candy recipe that will delight your family and friends. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. What do you make when you can’t decide between a cookie and some candy? Why get the flavors of both in one dessert, of course! This sweet confectionery …

Read More about Oreo Bonbons – Cookies and Cream Candy Recipe

Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles

There could not be any more perfect cheesecake recipe for Valentine’s day or Christmas than these delicious and pretty Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. The combination of the deep red center and the white chocolate topping, drizzled with light red trails of sweetness is the perfect …

Read More about Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles

Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

These strawberry buttercream cupcakes use these two of my favorite flavors flavors and are the perfect dessert to tempt your loved one, (and yourself) on Valentine’s day (or any day for that matter!). Cupcakes are a great choice to add to any party dessert table. I love the taste of chocolate and strawberries. It’s decadent, but also …

Read More about Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses with Just 3 Ingredients!

I love making Gingerbread houses for the holidays and a great starts with a recipe for the perfect Royal icing.  It makes the house easy to put together and tastes great, to boot. Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  We have a different one every year in our house. It is a tradition …

Read More about Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses with Just 3 Ingredients!

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. This dessert would be a good focal point on any party dessert table. …

Read More about Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

Entertaining this time of the year can make for a stressful few months if you don’t have a few easy appetizers in your arsenal. Lucky for me, (and you!) these Crostini Recipes come together in a flash and are perfect for those times when guests show up with little notice. Do you like 30 minute meals? …

Read More about Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

This recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round. It’s a great dessert to include on any party dessert table. It’s a long way away from the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  That won’t happen until June 30 next year. I have recently discovered that one of my favorite fruits …

Read More about Mini Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.  You can buy it at the supermarket, of course, but here is one of my latest cooking tips – make your own fresh …

Read More about Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Mummy Brownies – Easy Homemade Fudge Brownie Recipe for Halloween

These yummy mummy brownies will be the first sweet treat to disappear from your Halloween party dessert table. They are fudgy and whimsical with an eerie kid friendly look. Halloween is a fun time of the year to make holiday themed desserts. Recipes like this are a hit with both the kids and fun loving adults …

Read More about Mummy Brownies – Easy Homemade Fudge Brownie Recipe for Halloween

These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I …

Read More about These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

4th of July Cosmopolitan – Star Spangled Patriotic Cosmo Cocktail

The cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. This 4th of July Cosmopolitan takes the drink to a patriotic height with the addition of a fun red, white and blue glass rim. The cosmopolitan cocktail, affectionately referred to as the “cosmo,” gained popularity during the 1990s when Carrie Bradshaw frequently mentioned the drink on …

Read More about 4th of July Cosmopolitan – Star Spangled Patriotic Cosmo Cocktail

4th of July Candy Jars – Patriotic Party Table Decor

Are you having a party for Independence Day or Memorial Day?  These 4th of July Candy Jars will be a hit with the kids (and the young at heart!) This patriotic party table decor idea will dress up your dessert table with red, white and blue colors and put your guests in the party spirit …

Read More about 4th of July Candy Jars – Patriotic Party Table Decor

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan …

Read More about Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The best mashed potatoes are not too airy, seasoned perfectly, lump free, and have just the right amount of butter. These cooking tips will show you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Combining this delicious side dish …

Read More about Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes