Snow Capped & Cherry Filled Holiday OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Holiday Cherry Filled OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

This is a partnered post with OREO for Yummly. The holidays are all about sharing and there’s nothing better than sharing America’s favorite cookie – except when that cookie is crushed and rolled up into the delicious, simple goodness of an OREO cookie ball, a bite-sized treat made with three easy ingredients.  No need to pre-heat the oven because these cookie balls don't need baked. This easy holiday recipe is also great for getting kids in … [Read more...]

Reindeer Poop Holiday Recipe (Homemade Star Crunch Snack)

Reindeer Poop Homemade Star Crunch Snack

Don't let the name of this recipe scare you off. Reindeer poop is tasty stuff. Of course my daughters heard the name and wrinkled their little noses as I was rolling the "reindeer poop" into balls. But then of course I explained they're like a Rice Krispies Treat, only tastier. These snack balls include yummy caramel sauce and melted chocolate chips to give them extra flavor.   Reindeer Poop Recipe   Print Prep 5 mins … [Read more...]

Recipes for Hosting a Holiday Cookie Party

Host a Cookie Party Cookie Tray

When our family gets together for a Christmas Eve dinner one of the traditions we always take part in is a cookie exchange. It's a fun way to try new holiday desserts that everyone can take home and enjoy later. Between my mom, my sister and I we always have about 12 different cookie or desserts to share. Some are old favorites while others are completely new to us. This year, I sampled a few new cookie recipes for HostACookieParty.com. It's a … [Read more...]

Holiday Recipe | Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

Rum Raisin Rice Pudding Recipe

Of all the desserts I've ever made, rice pudding has never been one of them. I'm more of a tapioca pudding kinda person but knowing how much my mom loves rice pudding, I thought I'd give it a try. It's quite honestly a really easy and cheap dessert to make for the holidays. If you really want to save time, you could even used a boxed pudding mix but I wouldn't recommend it. The few extra minutes it takes to make a homemade pudding is worth it. … [Read more...]

Holiday Recipe | Chocolate & Vanilla Italian Pizzelle Cookies

chocolate and vanilla Italian pizzelles recipe

I was about to write ... this is my favorite holiday cookie ... but I think I've said that with every cookie recipe I've ever shared. Truth is, they're ALL my favorites. I have so many holiday memories that involve cookie baking with my mom that it makes it hard to narrow down just one favorite. So instead, I'll just say that making Pizzelles are one of my many favorite holiday cookies. Growing up my mom had an ancient pizzelle iron that I … [Read more...]

Holiday Recipe | Chocolate Dipped Caramels

Christmas chocolate dipped caramels

Remember a few weeks back when I made those delicious vanilla bean caramels? Well, I also turned them into a sweet treat for holiday gifting. You could even add some of your favorite nuts to make them a really indulgent treat. All you need is that caramels recipe, some good quality dipping chocolate and holiday sprinkles.   Since I had already made the caramels and packaged them in wax paper, all you need to do is flatten them a … [Read more...]

Winter Snowflake Soft & Chewy Iced Sugar Cookies Recipe

Winter Snowflake Soft and Chewy Iced Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar cookies have been a long-time favorite of mine. It's the one cookie we bake for every single holiday whether I'm doing cut-out sugar cookies or soft drop cookies. It was also the very first kind of cookie my mom taught me how to make. I'm not one to discriminate, I like them crispy, soft, chewy and even raw right out of the mixing bowl. But these soft & chewy version are close to the top of my favorites list. You don't need to do any … [Read more...]

Organic Valley Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Organic Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

Organic labeled foods are something I first discovered about a year ago. I was very overweight, tired and fed up with my lifestyle. I started searching online for ways to eat healthier and exercise. That's when I started learning about the benefits of organic foods, especially organic dairy, meats and produce. Slowly I started introducing my family to organic milk, eggs and chicken. From there we found ways to incorporate organic vegetables and … [Read more...]