fudge, chocolate, outlander

Classic Rewind: Almond Lavender Fudge

Today’s classic rewind comes from one of our most difficult recipes! Candy! Enjoy and make sure to scroll to the bottom to enter our newest kitchen giveaway… David and Goliath. Rocky and Drago. Tesla and Edison. Every good story has an arch nemesis that must be overcome by sheer will, grit, and resolve. My arch nemesis is fudge. I curse the sight of that thick, chocolaty nectar! Why, you ask? Because every time I attempt to make it, I fail. And trust me, nothing will kill your soul more than being bested by a tiny block of sugar. Well today …

New Years Resolution - The Swap

New Year’s Resolution: The Swap

This post was sponsored by Splenda Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I was reading an article the other day by a psychologist that said the best New Year’s Resolutions are the simple ones. I don’t know if there’s any actual science behind this theory, but it certainly resonated with me. Sure, I could make grand goals and lofty statements, but reality often dictates that major changes are hard to maintain. So this year, I’m sticking to a simple idea that will only take small decisions to enforce. My …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Classic Rewind: Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Every so often, we hit the viral jackpot. You know, that one recipe that gets so many hits that it crashes our website? Well this is one of them. About two years ago, I created a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa recipe. Not only was it delicious and a hit with my loyal readers, it has turned into a viral sensation. So today, let’s revisit this fabulous recipe and whip up a fresh batch… If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red …

Parmesan Currant Crescent Rolls

Parmesan Currant Crescent Rolls

Tis the season for hosting parties! And as we’ve been extensively covering this month, you need some killer appetizers on your menu. So today I offer you up a surprisingly sweet and scrumptious recipe to knock your holiday festivities out of the park… Parmesan Currant Crescent Rolls! This one comes courtesy of my friends at Cello Cheese who sponsored this post and truly want to help you get the party started. So without further ado, let’s get to baking! This is a very simple recipe to whip up! Let’s walk through it together so you can see just how easy. …

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39 Wine

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39

Content for 21+ During the holiday season, gifts will be in abundance. And there are two gifts that never fail to deliver cheer… cookies and wine. Between the office soirée, auntie’s baking party, and the neighbor’s New Year’s Eve celebration, cookies and wine will be flowing. The two are often individually gifted and sampled, but rarely are they enjoyed together. Which if you ask me, is a seasonal travesty! So this year, enhance the cheer with a bit of holiday cookie & wine pairings. I’ve teamed up with Line 39 Wine to give you two delicious options for today’s sponsored post, …

Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff - Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Recipe

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff

I have a confession to make… I am a Pinterest mom! Well, that’s not totally honest. I’m a bit of a hybrid between the frazzled, over-caffeinated parent and the whimsically crafty Mary Poppins mama. In reality, that means that I like Pinterest-worthy treats without the excessive Pinterest-worthy effort. If you are nodding your head right about now, then you will love my super easy (and quite lazy) Halloween treat for your little munchkin. Made in under 20 minutes flat (and that includes cook-time!), this is my Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff for your own Nightmare Before Christmas… As …

Holiday Dessert Pie Table with Edwards Desserts

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Dessert

Thank you Edwards® Desserts for sponsoring this post. Head to the frozen desserts aisle of your grocery store to pick up your favorite Edwards pie and make entertaining a breeze! We’ve all been in this nightmare situation. The roast is basting, the house is sparkling clean, the cider is being warmed, you’ve fastened on the beauty spots, and your guests will arrive within the next hour. But then you realize, you completely forgot about dessert! Frantically you search the cupboards for a hidden cookie tin or boxed brownie mix, but to no avail. Your mind flutters as you try to find …