#SweetenTheSeason with Salted Pretzel Caramel Cookies

Salted Pretzel Caramel Cookies Recipe

Eagle Brand provided me with a gift pack.  When I was little, some of my best holiday memories were created in the kitchen. I can remember the cloud of flour dust from rolling sugar cookie dough, stepping on candy sprinkles that rolled off the cookies onto the floor and the stink eye I got from my mom when she caught me dipping my finger in the cookie icing. These days, I'm creating those same memories with my own children, with many of the … [Read more...]

Ghirardelli Chocolate Dessert Cups with Sweet Chocolate Mousse

Sweet chocolate mousse with white and dark chocolate edible dessert cups

Ghirardelli provided me with product samples. While I'm really sad to say goodbye to all of the fun and festivities that October offered, I'm really excited about the next two months. November and December are two months where I go into baking overdrive. There are just so many delicious flavors during the winter season that I just have to try them all. But before I dive into the pumpkin pies, cranberry tarts and sugar cookies, I want to … [Read more...]

Fall Dessert Mini Dutch Apple Waffle Pies Recipe

Dutch Apple Waffle Pies Recipe

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. When you think about fall desserts, what comes to mind? For me, it's anything sweet that requires the oven. It's a great source of heat on chilly nights and inside the four walls of that appliance, I can bake some of the sweetest desserts. For our family, fall is all about the pies. When I asked my husband what his favorite fall pie is, he said Dutch Apple Pie. Yum right? So I skipped … [Read more...]

Browned Butter Sugar Cookies with Candy Corn Sprinkles

Browned Butter Sugar Cookies

When it comes to holiday baking, there's one sweet treat is my absolute favorite above all others ... sugar cookies. Don't get me wrong, I love the spooky appetizers, candy, candy corn decorated desserts and caramel apples but sugar cookies ... mmm ... they're the best. More times than not I prefer to do rolled and cut sugar cookies that are all different holiday themed shapes. But they're also more time consuming and messy. After a single … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Lil’ Things with Funfetti Lil’ Donut Kits

Maple Glazed Lil Donut Pops

The J.M. Smucker Company has compensated me to promote its Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits products. Last week I introduced you to the new Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits from Pillsbury® and now I want to show you have to use the kits in fun and creative ways. Now that summer is pretty much over in our neck of the woods, I'm bringing my kids into the kitchen to help with fall baking projects. They absolutely love getting their hands dirty when … [Read more...]

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Waffle Crust Recipe

Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Waffle Shell

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. I know it's a little annoying to think about Thanksgiving before Halloween is even here but I have a very good reason for bringing it up pre-maturely. Pumpkin Pie! I've never been a big fan of this traditional Thanksgiving dessert but on this one day of the year, I do enjoy a few bites. That's how I like my pumpkin pie ... in small doses. After a huge turkey dinner feast, I've … [Read more...]

October Kitchen Challenge | Green Apple Saltwater Taffy

Green Apple Saltwater Taffy Recipe

I love a good challenge, especially in the kitchen. With no formal training, pretty much everything I try in my kitchen is a new-to-me experience ... including this saltwater taffy. Up until now I've never even considered making taffy. Every year I fill up on a one pound box of Sutter's Taffy at the State Fair. It's perfection, so why mess with that? Well ... because I can. Ha! So making this saltwater taffy ... it's not overly complicated … [Read more...]

Pralines ‘n Cream Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Pralines and Cream Caramel Popcorn Recipe

I was provided with a product package to create this recipe. This year Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup – trusted baking products that have helped people create beautiful homemade bread, baked goods and delicious desserts for more than 100 years – are launching the Baking A Difference campaign to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end childhood hunger in America … [Read more...]