Peppermint Bark Brownies

Peppermint and I have some things in common, namely, that we are both close personal friends with chocolate, and we’re both tired of cherries and strawberries monopolizing the Valentines Day dessert scene.

Garlic and Onion Cheese Ball

Honestly, as much as I love cheese, I’ve had a hard time finding a cheese ball that really gets the job done. This one is my hands-down favorite.

How to Make Perfect Soft Sugar Cookies

Over the years, I have taken my mother’s long-time favorite sugar cookie recipe, and perfected the details. While the recipe itself is heavenly, it is the process that makes them absolutely perfect.

Homemade Caramels

I learned the tradition of caramel making from Robb’s family after we were married. He used to make them every Christmas, but in recent years I have become his loyal assistant.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

The thing is, sometimes a girl just needs a chocolate cookie, and it can’t wait until I’ve dug out the holiday music and put the Christmas centerpiece on the table. Luckily, this recipe is so quick and easy, you don’t have to wait.

Mint Sandwiches and Holiday Food Party

This week’s dessert is simple, easy, and requires no refrigeration. We’re also bringing you an awesome holiday food party with twelve fantastic bloggers!

Eggnog Dip

Since I’ve discovered these amazing eggs, I’ve started imagining all the great eggnog recipes I could make, recipes that will remind me of the eggnog of my childhood.

100 Christmas Cookies

Over 100 exceptional Christmas cookie recipes, together in one place for you to enjoy. I’m sure you will find something new and fun to try!

Giant Ginger Cookies

I thought these Giant Ginger Cookies would make a fitting finale to this year’s cookie week. Wanna know why?

Linzer Cookies

My sister-in-law gave me a jar of the most beautiful dark and flavorful plum jelly you’ve ever seen. It’s tart, full of flavor, and frankly, tastes fantastic with these almond Linzers. I debated about parting with it but finally decided the cookies were worth it.

Spider Cookies

I suppose some teens would not be amused by something as simple as a chocolate chip spider on a cookie, but I can count on my kids to find some enjoyment in this. Although, to be fair, I’m pretty sure the boys enjoyed the cookies more than the spiders.

Pretzel Toffee

Toffee is one of my favorite candies. Butter + Sugar… what’s not to love? I wanted to add a little salt to my sweet (salty + sweet is the best flavor combo) so I poured my toffee over pretzels. Pretzels go great with basically everything, if you ask me.

Pumpkin Roll Bars

I love a good pumpkin roll. This year, I’m making my pumpkin roll into bars. This way, I can still get all the pumpkin-and-cream-cheese goodness without the rolling.

Berry Trifle and 4th of July Party

The way to truly enjoy trifle, if you ask me, is to eat it fresh. Of course, the very, VERY best way to enjoy trifle is to enjoy it with friends. With friends, on a holiday.

Bizcochitos for Cinco de Mayo

I don’t care if they’re authentic or not. They’re at least kind-of Mexican, and my family is going to be eating them for Cinco de Mayo. Maybe that’s all we need to know.