Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate Stirrers

An easy, homemade gift that's simple and so amazingly tasty, you may have a hard time giving them away. Perfect in a gift basket or to serve at your upcoming holiday parties. It's coming...are you ready?  The holiday season is almost here....if you've been to the may already be here.  In fact, it's so HERE at our mall that there's already been an uproar about the new Santa it a habitat?  A display?  Whatever, it looked like the planet Krypton in the movie Superman. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Coffee Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaySweetTreats#CollectiveBias Chocolate for breakfast!  Chocolate Turtle Coffee Cake is topped with buttery pecans, smooth caramel and sweet chocolate for the most amazing coffee cake ever. The perfect reason to eat chocolate cake for breakfast.   I'm a chocoholic. From Halloween until January 2....I shovel it in as fast as I can.  Not everyday but if I eat just one … [Read more...]

Easy Candied Walnuts

A wonderfully sweet and salty snack, Easy Candied Walnuts make a great addition to any cheese plate.  Equally amazing sprinkled on salads and perfect for gift giving, you won't believe how simple they are to make. Every year, as the holiday season approaches....the spiced nut carts start popping up around town.  Mainly at the outdoor shopping complexes but wherever they are, I can smell them from a mile away.  I love them.   I go nuts for the nuts, it reminds me of the roasted chestnut … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Gin Fizz

Tart, sweet apple cider is turned into a festive cocktail just in time for the holidays.  This Apple Cider Gin Fizz is bubbly and filled with fall spices for a memorable drink all your guests will love. Holidays and cocktails just kinda go together...don't you agree?  I don't know if it's because it's just a cause for celebration or because of the crazy family members but a cocktail in hand makes the whole experience a billion times better. Unless you don't drink...then maybe you should … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Chocolate Covered Creme Brûlée Eggs

Smooth dark chocolate eggs with a sweet surprise inside.  These Chocolate Covered Creme Brûlée Eggs are simple to make and are completely habit forming.  One bite into the luscious, creamy filling and you will want to keep them for yourself. Creme brûlée is one of my favorite things on the entire planet.  I know I say this about a lot of food but really...who doesn't like creme brûlée.  It's creamy and wonderful...and it's fun to bust through that hard, sugary top with your spoon.  Almost … [Read more...]

Mango-Ginger Glazed Ham

Brighten up your holiday spread with this Mango-Ginger Glazed Ham.  Just four ingredients are used to create the fruity glaze and is a great twist on the traditional holiday ham. Ham is a staple in my life.  I've been making an entire spiral ham at least twice a month now since before Christmas.  I like to eat it right off the bone, still in the roasting pan, dripping fat and juices down the front of my shirt.  I'm super classy like that.  By the time dinner rolls around I've eaten like … [Read more...]

Death by Chocolate Layer Cake

Layers of fudge brownie, mocha mousse, chocolate meringue and rich ganache make up this chocolate lover's dream cake.  Death by Chocolate Layer Cake is the ultimate special occasion cake. Do you know what today is?  National Chocolate Cake Day!  I've been saving this recipe for just this occasion.  The first time I made it was to take to my new husband's parents house for Christmas.  I saw this cake on a show called The Best Of back when The Food Network was still young.  The Best Of was … [Read more...]