Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

This decadent, creamy homemade salted caramel sauce is easy to make (only about 15 minutes) and takes only 5 ingredients. Perfect poured over ice cream or drizzled over apples! One of the great benefits of making things from scratch is that they taste SO MUCH BETTER than store bought.  While I can appreciate a store bought caramel sauce because really, … Read More

Peanut Butter Whiskey Truffles

Whiskey Truffles

Peanut butter whiskey truffles are creamy, chocolatey ganache truffles spiked with a healthy dose of peanut butter whiskey! Peanut butter and chocolate. Two of my favorite things combined together to make one decadent truffle. If you’ve never tried peanut butter whiskey, you should give it a go. It has all the fire of whiskey with a gentle sweetness and peanut … Read More

No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

Decadent no-bake peanut butter balls are a creamy peanut butter filling enrobed in rich chocolate. A perfect treat for your holiday cookie plate or wrapped up as a gift for friends and family. Peanut butter balls have been on my family’s Christmas cookie plate ever since I can remember. And ever since I can remember, they have been my favorite … Read More

How To Melt Chocolate In The Microwave

How To Melt Chocolate In The Microwave

Step-by-step tutorial about how to easily melt chocolate in the microwave to avoid burning. No need to use a double boiler on the stove! Ok, all, this is the time of year when even those of us who never bake a thing feel the need to be Julia Child in the kitchen for the holidays.  Or if you are like … Read More

Homemade Soft Turtle Candy


Soft homemade caramel filled turtle candies are studded with toasted pecans and covered in rich dark chocolate. The ultimate homemade food gift. Valentine’s Day is one of those crazy holidays. I’ve had really romantic ones and sort of mediocre ones. I’ve had at least one where I’ve been really sad and it was that Valentine’s Day where my friends invited … Read More

Food Gift Idea-Chocolate Pretzel Bites

When I first saw these at a friend’s party, like 4 years ago, I was intrigued.  Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite sweet/salty snacks but I only make them during the holidays because they are a bit tedious. Then I ate one.  It was kind of like that old Pringles commercial, once you pop you can’t stop.  They … Read More

Food Gift Idea: Candied Grapefruit

Candied Grapefruit

We all have those people on our Christmas gift list.  You know the people.  The ones you want to give something special but it’s not in the budget to spend a lot of cash. You could pick up yet another tin of half stale caramel corn at the store.  Or, you could make your own homemade food gift. Over the … Read More

Peppermint Bark

Ok, here’s another easy one, because I am all about simplifying this Christmas.  Peppermint bark.  The hardest thing you have to do is melt chocolate.  But we already learned how to do that.  Oh, and you get to smash things with your rolling pin, which in my book is always top notch. What you need: 1- 12 ounce bag chocolate … Read More

Food Gift Idea: Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate covered cherries are so easy, they’re basically an introduction to candy making.  No stove required.  They are fancy, yet quite simple to make. Of all the things that I create in the kitchen, making candy is probably my favorite thing.  It’s also the thing I do the least often.  Many people are a little nervous about making candy, and … Read More