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Christmas Tree Meringues

There's one thing I can always be sure of.  My "to make" list, will never ever ever end. It seems like every time I make one treat... it brings to life a new idea or two, or three even! These little Christmas trees came to my mind when I made these candy corn meringues back in October. As I was piping the candy corns out I thought wow, these would make super cute Christmas trees! Just a change ... [ read more... ]

Rice Crispy Birthday Cake!

It's my birthday and I'll...make a rice crispy cake if I want to? Five years ago today, I lost my birthday and my heart was stolen shortly after. No really, it's true! On that day I was in labor for my sweet (first) baby girl, who would be born the following day, December, 14th. I was so thankful she wasn't born on my birthday, because I didn't want her to have to "share" her special day and ... [ read more... ]

Rolled Cookies 101

Hey guys! Today I'm back with another post in my serious of - Let's talk about - baking basics, sugar cookies! Which just so happens to be my fav cookie. Not only are sugar cookies my favorite on the yumminess scale, I really have fun making them. They are so popular this time of year, so I thought this would be a good time to share. I've spent the past few years experimenting with my process ... [ read more... ]

Christmas Swirly Cookies

Back in October I posted some really fun Halloween swirly cookies. I really loved making them, they were so bright, fun, and easy! They quickly became one of my most popular posts as they shot around the web.  As soon as I made them I really wanted to try some out in Christmas colors...and here they are! Aren't they fun?! So bright and cheery :) Traditional red and green would be just as ... [ read more... ]

Play Cake Pops!

When my first daughter turned 1 we bought her a wooden play kitchen, table, and lots of wooden food. I'm kinda of a stickler about toys, and I wanted her to steer clear of the chintzy plastic pieces. Since then we have grown quiet the collection of wooden and felt foods, some bought and some handmade. Now we have three girls, and they still play with that same kitchen, table, and food everyday and ... [ read more... ]

Over The Top Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats

For some reason I don't make rice crispy treats a whole lot, but that is going to change. These over the top peppermint rice crispy treats...left me wanting to make more. It's probably a really good thing I wrapped them up and sent them to neighbors very quickly...because I'm not sure how well my will power would have help up to the crispy layers of chocolate and peppermint. So if you're ... [ read more... ]

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes With Peppermint Marshmallow Frosting

Hey guys, today I'm crazy busy getting ready to head home tomorrow! We haven't been home in a year and we are so excited. So I'll keep it short and sweet...and it doesn't get much sweeter then cupcakes. So today I'm sharing hot cocoa cupcakes with peppermint marshmallow icing! I have about a dozen hot cocoa treat ideas on my list for this winter. We seriously drink hot cocoa on a daily basis ... [ read more... ]

Sugar Cookie Truffles

A few weeks ago I made some Oreo truffles for our mummies night in. Honestly, I have seen them everywhere but despite their popularity never gave them a try.  The truth is... I'm not a huge fan of Oreo's. But before u send me hate mail I do not not like them....they're just not a fav :). The Oreo truffles, however, were fantastic  and now I know why they are so popular. Everybody wanted to know ... [ read more... ]