Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoundMyDelight #CollectiveBias Perfectly bite-sized cheesecakes just in time for the holiday.  Inspired by the popular coffee house drink, these Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecakes are creamy and sweet with a pop of sea salt.  A must have at your next holiday party. So...summer is officially really, the trees here in the North are already almost bare.  Just a few specks of … [Read more...]

Chocolate Donut Bats // Video

Just three ingredients...that's all you need to make these simple Chocolate Donut Bats.  The perfect last minute snack for impromptu Halloween parties or great for a Halloween themed breakfast. Hi everyone!  Who's ready for Halloween?  I'm certainly not...I still have a few decorations to put out before the festivities begin, nothing like waiting until the last minute.  Right?  But I have been busy creating some spooktacular treats that are totally kid friendly and yesterday, Landon and I … [Read more...]

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies // Video

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessPies #CollectiveBias Indulge a little bit with these easy to make No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies.  A lighter version of pumpkin pie, this recipe is whipped up in minutes using Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese for a dessert you can enjoy almost every day. I like something sweet at the end of every day, like a little treat that signifies the day is over.  Kind of like … [Read more...]

Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes

Creamy, pumpkin cheesecake spiked with bourbon and smothered with buttery pecan praline, the perfect ending to any holiday meal.  Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes will soon become an annual tradition.   I don't usually cave to trendiness....but sometimes I have to bend my own rules a bit.  Especially, when it comes to sharing some of my favorite recipes.  One of the ways I learned to cook was through my tendency to be a people pleaser.....or a people impresser.  Whenever a … [Read more...]

The Very Best Vanilla Pudding

Rich, creamy and sweet, Vanilla Pudding is the epitome of comfort food. So simple to make you’ll never reach for the instant stuff again. Fantastic for an every day treat but elegant enough for entertaining. One of the first things I ever learned to make was vanilla pudding. It was so simple, especially when you bought a package of instant pudding….you, literally, had dessert in a matter of minutes. I always preferred the stovetop instant pudding over the “mix and stir” variety, there was … [Read more...]

Easy Ghost Donut Pops // Video

Wow your little goblins this Halloween with these super easy Ghost Donut Pops that take no time at all with a few simple tricks.  Perfect for school parties and Trick or Treat pre-gaming. :-) So...we bought our first pumpkin yesterday.  I'm sure it will be rotted out well before Halloween but Landon is ready to go.  We bought a costume at Home Goods a few weeks ago and he's already taken it for a test run quite a few times. And since we count down to various events by the number of … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

A creamy, sweet dessert studded with apples and walnuts then drenched in a caramel sauce that will knock your socks off.  Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is the most incredible dessert for fall, easy to make and great for entertaining.   Who else is sweating out an Indian summer right now?  I can hardly believe it, we had a few crisp days where I was thrilled to pull out my jeans and long-sleeved tee's....then, without warning, it's 90 degrees again.  It's the time of year when you don't … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Why buy Pumpkin Pie Spice when you can make it at home in just seconds.  More cost effective than buying it in that teeny, tiny jar at the store and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry.   I have big plans this year....BIG plans.  I'm going to make my first pumpkin pie.  Yep, that's first.  And I'm going to share all the gritty details with all of you here.  If you remember....I'm not a big pie maker....I, actually, am really bad at making pies.  Now, … [Read more...]

Spiced Pear Poundcake Trifle

Thank you Sara Lee Desserts for sponsoring this post! Click here for more deliciously easy recipe ideas. Warm cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves spice up juicy, ripe pears that are layered with buttery poundcake, warm caramel sauce and vanilla bean whipped cream. Spiced Pear Poundcake Trifle is a simple dessert that’s a stellar end to a crisp fall day. I’m sure, now that Labor Day is behind us you’ve heard the cry for pumpkin spice everything.  It started to pop up at the beginning of August … [Read more...]

Apple Walnut M&M’s® Blondies with Apple Cream Cheese Glaze

Easy to make Apple Walnut M&M's® Blondies are perfect in the lunch box or as an after school snack.  Topped with a simple Apple Cream Cheese Glaze, these addictive treats will be a favorite all season long. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias   This morning, I woke up to a slight chill in the air.  And the sound of a school bus climbing up the hill in front of my's … [Read more...]