Christmas Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Christmas Fantasy Fudge Recipe

We're less than a week away from Christmas and as much as I'd love to say that I'm filled with holiday cheer, I'm mostly filled with sadness. This will be our second Christmas without my dad here to celebrate with us and despite time passing as normally as it can, it still hurts as much as the first, if not more. I can't help but think of the things he's missing out on. The kids all being two years older, their new interests and all the the … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Drops Recipe

Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Earlier this year when our family went on vacation in the Orlando area, we stopped at Downtown Disney (my favorite place on Earth!). Among the shops I spotted the Ghirardelli store which is shelves of chocolate, on top of chocolate on top of even more chocolate. Chocolate lovers dream right there! As much as I wanted to buy every darn thing in the store, I settled on a rather large tube of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate drops. They're like a … [Read more...]

Cherry Surprise Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe #IDelight

Cherry Surprise Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe

There are a lot of reasons to love the holidays. When I was a little kid, it was all about decorating sugar cookies with my mom. When I was a teenager, it was all about the presents under the tree. Then, when I became a mom, it was all about the time spent with my family. I started to appreciate the simplicity of what it is to be a child during Christmas time. I didn't have to worry about the decorating, the cooking, holiday shopping and … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls Recipe #HolidayBaking

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls Recipe

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Food Family & Finds. Tis the season for holiday baking ... and shopping!  My two favorite things were all rolled into one this past weekend when I was sent on a mission to check out the M&Ms White Chocolate Peppermint flavored candies that are only available at Target Target. Double bonus ... I got an excuse to visit my favorite store! This … [Read more...]

Melted Snowman White Hot Chocolate Drink Recipe for One #WiltonTreatTeam

Melted Snowman White Hot Chocolate Drink Recipe for Winter and Christmas

Any excuse to make hot cocoa is a good one don't you think? Well, I came up with the best excuse of all last week. In one of my occasional deliveries from Wilton, I found this adorable little cocoa trimming kit. It comes with 5 marshmallow snowmen and 5 peppermint candy stir sticks. Perfect for our family of five right? Umm ... or maybe just one stressed mom who needed a quiet moment to herself and a little holiday cheer to get her … [Read more...]

Cherry Cordial Kisses Brownie Bites Recipe

Cherry Cordial Kisses Brownie Bites

Every year about this time, my kids all start to notice the specialty holiday candy flavors that show up on store shelves. While they ignore the peppermint flavored stuff, they notice just about everything else. And since we have one of those Christmas countdown calendars with little doors, I stock up on all sorts of different candies to fill the spaces. One my son has been begging for is the Cherry Cordial Hershey's Kisses. These are the … [Read more...]

Coconut Kissed Rice Krispies Treat Snowflake #WiltonTreatTeam

Coconut Kissed Rice Krispies Treats Snowflake Dessert Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

This past weekend was a "Fall Cleaning" of sorts for us. With snow eventually coming, I figured we should get the garage ready for one of us to park there and the laundry room as well since that's the only way to access the garage if you want to avoid going outside. The problem is that my laundry room has become home to a dozen rubber storage tubs that are all filled with just about every Wilton product you could imagine. Over the years, I've … [Read more...]

Peppermint Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookie Snowflakes Recipe #IDelight

Peppermint Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookies Snowflakes #IDelight

Just the other day we had our first snowfall of the winter season. It wasn't anything significant, with less than an inch of snow. However, it was the beginning of what feel likes winter in Illinois. Come January or February, I'll be grumbling about all the snow but for now, it's something I look forward to every year in the same way I looked forward to my mom's holiday sugar cookies. The cutout cookies I made with my mom were something I always … [Read more...]