Archive of ‘Holidays’ category

Apple Pie Salsa With Cinammon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Apple Pie Salsa With Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips – Warning: You may devour an entire bowl of this warm apple salsa on your own. My dad would say it’s a recipe you need your “eating pants” for. Cooked brown sugar gives the apples a hint of caramel flavor while cinnamon and nutmeg add a warm fall touch. […]

Grandma’s Raspberry Crumb Cake (The Story of How a Cake Made Me Cry)

Grandma’s Raspberry Crumb Cake – If you have ever lost someone you love, you know the feeling, the emotional punch that certain scents or sights trigger. Grief grips your stomach then claws its way up to your throat. You try to fight it, but the darkness swells into your face and forces tears down your cheeks. This […]

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Strawberries Soaked in Rum)

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Rum Soaked Strawberries) – When I posted a recipe for Buzzed Cherry Bombs, many of you asked if you could do something similar with strawberries. The answer is, YES! Strawberries soaked in rum then dipped in white candy and blue sprinkles make a perfect Fourth of July snack or dessert. The first time I […]

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks (Pretzel Sparklers)

Patriotic pretzel sparklers

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks – Guests will love if you bring these patriotic pretzels to a Fourth of July party. Old Glory’s stripes inspired these red, white, and blue pretzel rods. Do you call them pretzel rods or pretzel sticks? Either way, they’re so much fun to decorate!   These are made just like my […]

Buzzed Cherry Bombs (Vodka Soaked Cherries)

Buzzed Cherry Bombs – Here it is by popular demand, a full post on how to make Buzzed Cherry Bombs. I originally posted the photo and instructions you see above on Facebook. Readers went gaga for them and shared the post more than 90,000 times. Thank you all! My inbox has been full of questions. This step-by-step […]

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies – Can you guess what inspired these Cinnamon Roll Shortbread Cookies just by looking at them? I bet it would take you at least a few tries…that is unless maybe you have a preschooler in the house.  Play-Doh inspired these cookies! To be more specific it was bright green Play-Doh with some mashed in electric blue smears. I […]

How to Make Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf Cupcakes –  Imagine how excited your family will be when you announce you’re making cupcakes for dinner! When they peel back the wrappers they’ll discover the “cakes” are made of meatloaf, topped with swirls of mashed potato frosting, and cherry tomatoes on top. Meatloaf Cupcakes are so much fun!  If the kids are disappointed, […]

Easter Egg Éclairs

Easter Egg Éclairs – How fun would it be to fill a brunch basket with Easter Egg-clairs? I had to get the bad pun out of the way. Please forgive me. The TV news writer in me simply can’t resist a play on words. Now, back to business. These egg shaped éclairs are an adorable […]

Peeping Peeps Bunny Cupcakes

Peeping Peeps Bunny Cupcakes – Marshmallow bunnies peep out of their holes to join us for the Peeps Week finale! They may be a little nervous because Peeps Whipped Cream Frosting, Peeps Truffle Pie, and Caramel Coconut Peeps’ Nest all required melting chicks. Lucky for them, the bunnies stay whole in this easy kitchen craft. You can use any […]

Coconut Caramel Truffle Peeps’ Nests

Coconut Caramel Truffle Mini Peeps’ Nests – It’s time to hatch another Peeps Week recipe! This rich chocolate truffle pie has a coconut caramel topping that tastes like Samoa Girl Scout Cookies. The decadent treat is the third of four in the series. We started with Peeps Whipped Cream Frosting then dug into Peeps Truffle Pie. We’ll end the Peeps party with Peeping Bunny […]

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