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Baked Brie and Cranberry Puff Pastry

Who doesn’t love gooey, hot cheese? Especially with flaky breadBaked Brie and Cranberry Puff Pastry filled with sweet cranberry sauce to dip in it! These baked brie’s always look so fancy but are actually really easy to make. They are perfect to bring to potlucks, parties, for holidays, and of course to have on a night in with family.

With only three ingredients (well okay, four if you count the melted butter), you can put together one of these in a snap but make it look good enough that people will think you’ve been in the kitchen for hours! Love those recipes as it is so much nicer to bring this amazing dish to share even though it takes just about the same time Read More…


Simple Italian Herb Pizza Dough

Who doesn’t love a good homemade pizza? As they say, it’s all in the Homemade pizza with Italian herb crustcrust. A crust will either make or break a pizza and with so many ways to make an okay one, here is a super simple recipe for an Italian herb pizza dough that will have everyone gathered at your house for pizza night! The dough doesn’t have to rise so it is perfect for those weeknight meals and the crust comes out soft and chewy. It only takes 15 minutes to make this Read More…

Homemade Peppermint Patties

First of all, these are SO EASY to make! For some people, dealing

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties

with chocolates or making candies seems overwhelming with all the extra steps or having to use a candy thermometer and fancy equipment. This recipe uses simply ingredients, no cooking or heating (other than a microwave) and can be done in under an hour!

I have always loved the combination of chocolate and mint so of course, I have always been a big fan of peppermint patties! I enjoy coming up with creative cookies and goodies to give to friends and family for the holidays and this creation is the perfect addition to our cookie box.

We try not to have the same old shortbread and peanut butter smash cookies in our special Christmas cookie box as the whole point of our cookies boxes is to surprise people with fun and Read More…

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugared Pecan Balls Recipe

These are the worst and best cookies to make. The worst becausemelt in your mouth pecan balls
you not only want to eat them while you are making them, but then the smell attracts the whole family and before you know it, they are all gone! The best because they are not too sweet and go so well with a cup of tea, or coffee, or even hot chocolate. They pack well and everyone enjoys getting powdered sugar all over themselves because they are just so darn good you don’t mind!

I also love these cookies as they are so easy to make and because of the simple ingredients and fast baking time, I can make these on a weeknight and save the weekend for the more intricate baking.

These make amazing Christmas cookies as they look perfect in a clear cellophane bag tied with a big red bow as a gift! But why bake Read More…

Heart Shaped Mini Pies

These are the most adorable heart shaped pies! They are so easy to make and will put a smile on everyone’s face! I did these just in time for Valentine’s Day this year but I have used this method with other shapes and they homemade mini heart piesall work so nicely. For a summer-themed house party a few years ago I made these in the shape of a flower. All you need is pie dough, jam, and cookie cutters in the shape you want. Could it get any easier? Or any cuter?  Nope!

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4th of July Fruit and Whipped Cream Dessert in a Jar

Who doesn’t love fresh fruit on a hot summer day with dollops of whipped cream! This 4th of July Dessert in a Jardessert is fabulous with any combination of fruit, but as today is the 4th of July, I had some fun layering blue blueberries, red strawberries, and homemade whipped cream for a red, white, and blue theme!

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Baked Parmesan Eggplant Chips

I love eggplant and am always looking for different ways to eat it as I get tired of the age-oldEggplant chips eggplant parmesan. The baked eggplant chips are firm in the center and crispy around the edges which is a nice change from the usual soft eggplant dishes we are used to.

Not only are these a great appetizer or side dish, they are also a surprising crowd pleaser at dinner parties. They are easy to put Read More…

Martini Glass Tuna Salad – Great Party Serving Idea

Hello blog readers! I posted pictures of my martini glass tuna salads on Facebook but I wanted to share this neat servingmartini glass tuna salad idea with you all.

So it all started out with hosting a little get-together with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. She recently went gluten and dairy free so figuring out lunch was a fun challenge. Luckily she can still drink wine and we both love tuna! Don’t get me wrong, tuna is such a great food, but honestly it can be kind of boring served on a lettuce leaf…seeing as I had no gluten-free bread in the house.

I was searching through my kitchen to see what I had on hand and saw the martini Read More…

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