Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

the only reason I got the dessert made is that it is no bake, and uses a pre-made graham cracker crust, so I threw the whole thing together in about 5 minutes, no exaggeration. It’s definitely going on my list of fastest and easiest dessert recipes EVER.

12 Easy Halloween Treats

Let’s just say you wanted to put together a fun Halloween party for your kids. Or your friends. Or your kids friends. Or your friends kids. Whatever. And let’s just say you didn’t want to spend a day and a half baking fancy treats and making complicated crafty decorations. You might like some fun Halloween ideas like those I’ve collected for you today.

Brownie Mix Cookies

I nearly drove to the nearest fast food restaurant in the pouring rain for a chocolate milkshake, that’s how strong the chocolate craving was. In fact the only thing that kept me from doing just that was the knowledge that there was a brownie mix in my pantry.

Oreo Popcorn

Even with the 100-ish cookie recipes on this site, good old-fashioned packaged Oreos are still Robb’s favorite. I bought a package of plain original Oreos, and used half the package on this yummy Oreo White Chocolate Popcorn, and left the other half of the package for Robb to eat plain.

Peanut Butter Bars (No Bake!)

I was actually worried the family would devour it before I had a chance to photograph it, because I left the house for several hours, while the Hippie Chick and I attended a bridal shower. You never know what will happen to those unattended treats in a houseful of boys.

Almond Buttermilk Cake

The book says it’s called a visiting cake because you can see your neighbors coming up the road, and throw this cake together before they get to the front door. It’s just about right, too. This thing was easy like Sunday morning.

Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Since I’m addicted to the Food Bloggers Network, and I’m addicted to popcorn, this recipe was a natural leap. And, at the risk of tooting my own horn even more than usual, let me tell you that this might be my most brilliant concoction ever. Seriously.

Easy Cheesecake {Guest Post}

I learned a lesson from this cheesecake. If I keep a few items on hand, I can always have a quick and easy dessert, no matter how unprepared I feel. Having just a little foresight can save you a ton of worry and stress.

9 Minute Chocolate Microwave Cake

This chocolate cake recipe is fast, easy, and made in the microwave. Who knew microwave cake could be so delicious?

Spicy Sweet Pecans

When I was deciding exactly how to make these magical metaphorical pecans, there was really only one choice. Spicy AND Sweet. Well, and toasted, of course, because toasted nuts are obviously the very high-end best.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

On the bright side, the New Years Eve snacks will be infinitesimally better than they used to be. Because old me just opened a bag of chips, but new me will take time to make these pretzel bites.

Pumpkin No Bake Cookies

While I’m waiting to get my old oven out and my new oven in, I’m making stovetop cookies. Easy, fast, delicious, no-bake, stovetop cookies. With pumpkin for fall.

Biscoff Granola Bars guest post

Pin ItIt’s the middle of the month, and I am already over budget on the groceries.  I can’t help myself.  Sometimes I see something fabulous like mini-bell peppers or blood orange Chobani greek yogurt, or heaven help me, Biscoff spread, and I just have to buy it. Now school is starting, and I have to [Read On]

Scotcheroos and the Rice Krispies Treat Death Match

Pin ItHave you ever wondered how a person might find themselves embroiled in a serious Rice Krispies Treat Death Match?  Well, let me tell you. A few months ago, an innocent remark by me about my favorite Rice Krispies treats, namely the Scotcheroos, was met by some serious resistance by my cousin, who lives several [Read On]

Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pin ItI’m not a big fan of bribing my children, as a general rule.  I much prefer beating them.  (Calm down, I don’t actually beat my children.)  I think kids should behave just because I ask them to, and not because I begged and bribed them.  It gives the kids the impression that they’re the [Read On]