Christmas Treats: Rolo Pretzels


My daughter received an Easter treat from a family friend of pretzels topped with Hershey Kisses and M&Ms. She loved them! Then she remembered that she had heard of them being made with Rolos too. Adding caramel she knew would give that sweet & salty taste an extra boost. These are so simple to make…

Happy Easter! Top 5 Recipes for March 2018


What a week it has been. I overestimated what being away and working 12 hour days would do to me. I thought for sure I could keep up my blog while away and have no problem. Boy, was I wrong. But, I am home now and having a wonderful day with my family. I hope…

Homemade Peppermint Patties


My family loves Peppermint Patties. I don’t know why I didn’t think of making them before. I made half with a bittersweet dark chocolate and half with a milk chocolate. My children tend not to like dark chocolate unless it is a REALLY good brand. I had some Baker’s chocolate so I didn’t know how…

Christmas Peppermint Puppy Chow


For those of you who have read my Christmas – Getting Real post on Saturday (click for link to post) the tree is up! We bought a new tree and I love it. It is 9 feet tall and fits the space so much better than the old tree. No, we did not find the…

The Days Leading Up to Christmas


When my children were little we used to do the Advent calendars with them that had tiny pieces of chocolate hidden behind little doors that were numbered with the days leading up to Christmas so you could open one door each night. We found them one day while at a German deli and thought they…

Homemade Almond Joys/Mounds


I am kicking off the Christmas season with some of our favorite cookie and candy recipes. These recipes over the next few weeks are mostly simple cookies and candy that freeze well and can be made in large batches to share with friends and family or at parties. I grew up baking our own cakes…

Peppermint Bark


Merry Christmas!  Are we supposed to eat real food on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?  I know in our house it is pretty much everything that I don’t make or have in the house the rest of the year suddenly has to be eaten over these two days.  Candy, fat and sugar are the foods…