Andes Mints OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Andes Mints OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Lately my kids have been absolutely obsessed over cookie balls. They're like a cake pop only way more delicious because they're made with OREO cookies. The ingredients are pretty basic and kids love to help roll out the balls! When it comes to making them, I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I like them to be uniform. Rather than use a tablespoon or guess at how much cookie dough I need, I use my digital kitchen scale. I just plop a hunk of dough … [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...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Braided Bread Recipe #IDelight

Pumpkin Braided Bread #IDelight

Our family has spent a lot of time in October enjoying what the season has to offer. We've been to apple orchards, pumpkin picking, shared a dozen or so cider donuts and got all of our Halloween decorations up. While pumpkins may be just about everywhere right now, we typically reserve our pumpkin baked goods for November when Thanksgiving rolls around. But I couldn't hold off much longer because oldest daughter spotted something yummy in the … [Read more...]

Simple Cinnamon Roll Apple Dumplings Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Apple Dumpling with Icing Recipe

Lately, the weather has been a little wacky around here. For a few days it's hot and in the 80's and then rainy and then cools back off into the 60's and the process starts all over again. I normally wouldn't complain since it could just be plain old cold and nothing else but it makes dessert planning a bit difficult. I rarely turn on the oven when the outside temperature is over 80 degrees because I just hate heating up the … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies with Caramel Apple Candy Leaves Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Mini Caramel Apple Pies #WiltonTreatTeam

Just about everywhere you look right now, you'll find an assortment of apples. I know I'm loving the varieties available right now, especially my beloved HoneyCrisp apples. I'm just a little bummed that the six apple trees in my yard didn't produce the way I'd hoped. The Pink Lady produced no apples, the HoneyCrisp ones were lost to my dog and the other 4 trees produced by got attacked by some kind of worm or other pest. I'll need to figure that … [Read more...]

S’MORES Poke Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

SMORES Poke Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

September is one of my absolute favorites months of the year for two reasons. First, the temperatures finally start dropping back down to a comfortable level and second, I appreciate time with my kids more on the weekends now that they're back in school. We use both of these things to our advantage with family picnics on the weekends and after dinner time together around the fire pit. The cooler weather allows us to break out the ingredients for … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

This is a partnered post as part of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team of brand ambassadors. The excitement in this house for the first day of school is almost palpable! While my son is less than thrilled about his busy 8th grade schedule, the girls are ready to get back into the classroom and meet some new friends. And me? The thought of having a few hours a day of complete freedom almost brings me to tears. For the first time in over a decade, … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam Recipe with Truvia Baking Blend

Lightened Up Apple Jam Recipe made with #Truvia Baking Blend

I don't know how all parents are feeling right about now but I'm pretty excited to see summer come to an end with just 12 days until our kids are back in school. Along with the 7 hours of freedom I'll get to experience for the first time in 8 years, the beginning of the school year also comes with some "mommy chores". Among those are packing lunches on days the kids aren't keen on the school lunch menu and getting their day started with a decent … [Read more...]