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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Looking for a festive item to make for Halloween but don’t love elaborate or candy filled treats? If you answered yes to any of this, then these are for you! Pumpkin Rice Kripsie treats are made with only a little bit of pumpkin puree and […]

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Nothing says Fall quite like pumpkin and an essential baking dish everyone needs is an amazing pumpkin cake. This cake tastes like you are eating pumpkin pie because it is so moist and full of flavor. I have tried many pumpkin cake recipes and this […]

Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel and Nuts

Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel and Nuts

Thumbprint cookies are a classic during baking season and can have so many different types of fillings, usually jam. I am not a huge fan of jam in my cookies so we opted for a caramel filling and topped it with some nuts to add […]

The Best Essential Pie Crust

The Best Essential Pie Crust

Having an amazing, easy and versatile pie crust recipe is so important. I have tried many pie crust recipes (and there are many) but this one is by far my favorite! It always has a crisp crust that is nice and buttery. This pie crust […]

Easy and Delicious Citrus Snowball Cookies

Easy and Delicious Citrus Snowball Cookies

  Years ago I decided there had to be a better way to work with those left over scraps that you end up with when rolling out cookies.  I of course always do that one re-roll to get as many cookies out of my recipe […]

Citrus Holiday Cookies

Citrus Holiday Cookies

  I don’t know about you but I do not usually get excited when it comes to sugar cookie recipes. I feel like they lack something and their only real use is to make cookie shapes for the holidays.  So years ago I began researching […]

Oven Baked Pizzelle Cookies (no pizzelle maker required!)

Oven Baked Pizzelle Cookies (no pizzelle maker required!)

  Oven baked pizzelle cookies are the best!  Looking for a recipe for pizzelles but do not have a pizzelle maker?  Then this is for you.  I experimented recently with making pizzelle cookies in the oven because I wanted to mail some pizzelles to family […]

S’mores Pie Homemade Gifts

S’mores Pie Homemade Gifts

  Ok, I have a confession.  I am not a big fan of s’mores.  Really.  It is a tradition to eat in the summers but it is not my favorite and no matter how many times I have tried it, I have never been wowed.  […]

Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Italian Pizzelle Cookies

  Pizzelles are an Italian thin waffle style cookie that is made from flour, eggs, butter, anise and vanilla.  They are a tradition in Italian homes and usually made for special occasions and holidays.  I grew up eating pizzelles that my grandmother made at every […]

Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog

  Eggnog is one of those wonderful delicious drinks that you cannot explain how it tastes to someone other than it is just wonderful!  When I was growing up my family would buy our eggnog from a place called the Farmstore in Florida.  It was […]