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Recipes that don’t qualify as “healthy” but are still yummy and worth trying

My All-time Favorite Sweet Christmas Recipes

To me few things signal the holiday season more than baking because there are just so many fun Christmas recipes and treats that we only get to enjoy this time of year. The smells, tastes, and even feels of those treats bring me back to my own childhood Christmases and are memories I want to give my daughter as well. So, this holiday season, I plan to try to make as many of these Christmas cookie and candy recipes as I can. They are all my favorites and ones that already hold special memories for me or that I hope to start making with my sweet little one.Few things signal the holidays more than sweet treats. Check out my favorite Christmas recipes to make your own yummy treats and memories this year!

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Carmel Corn, Our Secret Family Recipe

Are you looking for a new family tradition? Give this Carmel corn a try. We make it every year at Christmas time for great memories and a tasty treat! As we head into Christmas week, I decided the best way to kick it off was with one of our favorite family traditions. Actually, my husband gave me the idea, so I’ll share a few of his memories of the tradition as well as our “secret” family recipe, courtesy of my father-in-law. If you’re looking for a relatively simple tradition to start this Christmas, it’s not too late to give this one a try. Pop some popcorn, add a little Carmel, and enjoy this delightful family recipe! Continue reading

My Tips and Recipe for The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Perfect Chocolate Chip CookieOkay, so I’ll just throw this out there as a disclaimer from the get go. This cookie recipe is in no way meant to be a healthy recipe. I know, I know. One of my focuses is living healthy, but let’s just say we indulge around here once in a while, and when we do, 9 times out of 10, it’s on my homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to business. I know we all have a different view of what makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie, but hands down I’ve had more good reviews from this cookie recipe than any other I use.

With that being said, I’m willing to share the recipe and my chocolate chip cookie baking tips with you keeping in mind that my favorite kind of cookie (and the favorite of many of our family members and friends) is one that is slightly crunchy on the inside but still a little soft and melty on the inside. Oh yeah, and chock full of chocolate chips! My mouth is watering just describing it to you… Continue reading

The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party and Giveaway

It’s finally here! I could not be more excited to take part in the Ultimate Virtual Cookie and Goodies Party and to share holiday baking tips, cookie recipes, and other fun ideas with you!

 

Gingerbreadman Cookies and CandyWelcome and come on in to the Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party And Giveaway!

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We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best and most fun virtual party you will attend this season!

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Over the next 13 days we want you to share your absolute Best Cookie and Goodie recipes with us! We also want you to share your Free Printable Holiday invitations, party décor and anything; Thanksgiving and Christmas themed which you have Free Printables for! No Round Ups, please.

We will be Pinning all of your wonderful Recipes and Free Printables to our Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party Pinterest Board.

We will be hosting a Twitter party loaded with prizes! What would a party be without prizes?! Mark your calendar for November 11th at 8pm EST and go to TWUBS to pre-register, here.

Prizes included in the Twitter party; 6 dozen eggs from NestFresh Eggs, The Picky Palate Cookbook from Marilyn’s Treats, Birch Lane Pillow cover Valued at $59, Set of 6 snowflake ornaments via SkyBlueFancy Etsy shop, “Baked with Love by” labels valued at $25 from The Road To Domestication and $20 e-gift card courtesy of your Hosts!!! Continue reading

Fall Favorites—Décor and Recipe Ideas for the Season

Fall FavoritesI’ve already confessed my love of fall to you, but I just can’t contain my excitement any longer! I’ve been searching Pinterest boards high and low for fun fall projects and wanted to share. So whether you’ve already started your fun fall festivities or not, consider adding one (or two) of my fall favorites to your list.

Fall-Leaf-Centerpiece

We’ll start off with a few of my favorite fall décor suggestions.I love this Simple Fall Candle Centerpiece! I have a few leftover leaves from another fall project and may just have to use them up with this option.Designer Pumpkins

These pumpkins are gorgeous. The vintage glamour of these would be perfect along my mantle! (No source found.)Pumpkin VaseThis vase of pumpkins and branches is darling. Hometalk featured a number of fast and frugal ideas that are fun and, obviously, easy!Fall CenterpieceThe rustic yet classy elements of this Fall Centerpiece are simply perfect.

Another reason I love fall is for all of the yummy flavors. So here are a few of my favorite fall recipes I have found and want to try.pumpkin-oat-chocolate-chip-cookies-edit+srgbPumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies, need I say more? slow-cooker-caramel-apple-cider-2This Crockpot Caramel Apple Cider looks heavenly!skinnypumpkin2This Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread doesn’t look skinny at all to me. It just looks delicious!pumpkincinnamonrollsPumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, what could be better? Are you noticing a theme in my recipe favorites? Pumpkin all the way!

Okay, so that’s all for now, but keep an eye on my Fall Favorites board on Pinterest to find more of my favorite recipes, décor items, and fun fall festivities.

What are you looking forward to creating or tasting this fall? Do you have any fall favorites to add to my list?