Simply Adorable Halloween Cupcakes

I hope these Halloween Cupcakes provide inspiration for your own cute creations! I’m gonna be honest. I’m really not a baker. And that’s an understatement! The motto for my desserts is that they always TASTE better than they LOOK. So I have a few favorites I’ve mastered. Or at least that I’ve made often enough that I don’t completely mess them up. So wasn’t I lucky to get two daughters-in-law (Shandi and Rachel) who love to bake and are extremely talented and {Read More}

Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious: Salted Caramel Brownie Trifle

I have found my new go-to dessert for entertaining. Easy to make? The simplest… five minutes, tops. Impressive to guests? Yup. Delicious? Check. In fact, Tom officially named it as his favorite dessert I’ve ever made. I’m talking about layers of brownie, caramel, whipped cream, mini chips and chocolate syrup. Yum!  I adapted this from a similar dessert over at Crazy Little Projects, where she made everything from scratch (and I imagine it’s quite amazing!). I, on the other hand, didn’t have {Read More}

S’mores Bites – Betcha Can’t Eat Just One!

I love to eat s’mores WAY more often than I have the opportunity to actually make them over a fire. Thanks to this little recipe, I can have s’mores bites anytime I wish! They are just as amazing, chocolately and gooey-goodness messy as the classic version of s’mores. And they really don’t take long to make! Here are the steps, followed by the recipe. INGREDIENTS 7 whole graham crackers, finely crushed (equals one cup) 1/4 cup powdered sugar 6 tablespoons butter, {Read More}

Walnut Coconut Cocoa Bites

Tom and I are closing in on the end of week three of the Paleo Challenge. I have to be honest… I’m loving it! Surprisingly, I really haven’t felt deprived. But Tom has a little bit. Gotta make my man happy, so today I’ve made him a little treat. Walnut coconut cocoa bites. AND best of all, this treat is paleo approved! Even though it is approved, it is not highly recommended to eat many during the challenge because of the {Read More}

Skinny Cake Dip with Yoplait Greek 100 Whips!

I’m a big fan of desserts that are so simple I can throw them together in minutes. It’s an added bonus if it is pretty and tastes amazing, too. So when Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! asked me to share a story about this delicious new product, I knew exactly what I would do with it! This skinny cake dip is great for an informal gathering like our weekly church home group, but it is equally perfect for a shower or any party. {Read More}

Sugared Cranberries

I can’t believe I’d never tasted sugared cranberries until yesterday. Why didn’t I know about these sweet, tart, sparkly, little nuggets of goodness? Why doesn’t everybody know about them? My mission today is to spread the word so these little berries get the recognition they deserve! Ingredients 4 cups sugar 2 cups water 2 cups fresh cranberries Directions In a medium saucepan, bring two cups of water to a boil. Stir in two cups of the sugar and stir until sugar {Read More}