bars · christmas · Desserts

Christmas Crack

I make a lot of goodies, so it’s hard for me to choose a favorite, but I’m going to call it now.  After a decade of making it for my neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family, including FOUR pans of it just this week, I think I can safely say that it is the best thing… Continue reading Christmas Crack

candy · christmas · Desserts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

I love me some chocolate covered strawberries.  I love me some Christmas. Chocolate covered strawberry Christmas trees?  I’m dying. Covered in powdered sugar snow? I just peed my pants. Seriously, how cute are these? I made them in 15 minutes with 2 ingredients and some sprinkles.  What an adorable thing to bring to a Christmas… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

christmas · cookies · Desserts · valentine's day

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

I realized recently while pinning some Christmas stuff in May (yes, I am sick) that I have a huge board chock full of Christmas recipes, many that I make, but few that I have taken the time to photograph and blog and share with you. Oddly enough, November and December are the two months of… Continue reading Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Breakfast · christmas · cinnamon rolls

Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

I love fun and easy breakfasts, and these cinnamon roll Christmas trees were too adorable for me to pass up.  They use just 3 things- a package of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls, with the icing, some green food coloring, and some Christmas sprinkles. I have three cinnamon roll loving, Christmas loving kids and I knew… Continue reading Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

candy · christmas · cookies · Desserts

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Okay you guys, how cute are these cookies? I mean, seriously.  Look at the powdered sugar snow and the little tree topper stars.  I die. Not only are these cookies tasty and light as air, they are beautiful, festive, and gluten free to boot. It’s kind of nice to throw in a light, airy cookie… Continue reading Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Breakfast · christmas

Mom’s Overnight Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Strata)

The reason I’m so obsessed with the Christmas season is my mother.  She gets full blame for it, really.  My whole life, Christmas has been a jolly, wonderful, month long celebration with food, decorating, cookies, trees, lights, eggnog, and family time. I remember waking up every year in the wee hours of Christmas morning, way before the… Continue reading Mom’s Overnight Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Strata)

dinner · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Soups

One Pot Lasagna Soup

We have a Halloween tradition.  Our great friends come over.  We have a tummy-warming dinner of soup or chili (I try to make a new one each year) with fresh bread or cornbread and salad, and then we head out with all the kiddos into the (usually rainy) weather for a night of trick-or treating.… Continue reading One Pot Lasagna Soup