How To Make Easy Cranberry Relish

About 15 minutes and a food processor is all you need to serve this bright, tangy, sweet but not too sweet easy cranberry relish this holiday season! This cranberry relish has been a staple at my family’s Thanksgiving table for as long as I can remember. It’s sweet, it’s tart, it doesn’t require the stove or the oven at all. … Read More

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons

coconut bon bons

No-bake chocolate coconut bon bons are the perfect holiday treat. You can make them ahead of time and they don’t need to be refrigerated! The other day my little nephew told me that “Almond Joy’s were his favorite candy because they are chocolate and coconut and they have a peanut inside!” Learning nut names is hard. Luckily making these no-bake … Read More

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

Healthy, delicious, homemade dog treats for all your canine friends. With just 5 ingredients, they’re an easy alternative to store bought treats! These homemade dog treats have been a hit for pretty much every dog I’ve made them for. I’ve made them at the holidays and gifted them to co-workers and just last year my friend asked me to make … Read More

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate dipped Oreo cookies

These peppermint chocolate covered Oreo cookies are a quick and easy addition to your holiday cookie plate or just the right thing to wrap up and gift to your neighbors or co-workers! Chocolate and peppermint are one of the classic holiday flavors. Peppermint chocolate covered Oreos require very little actual work to make. Dip a (double stuf, imo) Oreo in … Read More

Homemade Soft Turtle Candy

Turtles

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

Soft Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

stack of soft chocolate peppermint cookies on a white background

Enjoy these soft, chocolate peppermint cookies with a hot cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk this holiday season.  They are easy to whip up and provide nice contrast to your holiday cookie plate. These cookies aren’t “slap you in the face” kind of peppermint.  (You know what I’m talking about, the kind that makes you pucker up … 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

Rolled Butter Cookies

These cookies are the most delicious and buttery cookie. They are good plain, but I prefer them with the powdered sugar glaze or rolled in sprinkles before baking. What is a pastry blender? Until I started making these cookies, I had never heard of a pastry blender. A pastry blender is a kitchen tool intended to combine fat and … Read More