Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

Bubbly Rosemary Lemondrop

Don’t be jealous, but Mionetto Prosecco asked me to share another post with you today.  Of course I said yes…because hello?  It’s Mionetto. (read:  SO GOOD.)  So, sit back, take notes, and get ready to make this sweet little celebratory drink yourself!   There’s just something wonderful about this time of year. Of course, I […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Browned Butter. Chocolate Chips. Yeah…I put all of this into one delicious cookie. It’s baking season, and if you haven’t started already, I know you are about to this week. It’s such a fun time, getting together with friends and family, baking and celebrating.  It’s on our agenda all week, from Yule […]

Perfect Pairings with Lindt and Starbucks

(Note:  This post is Sponsored by Starbucks® as part of the #StarbucksPerfectPairing  #ad.) I’m not sure about you, but somehow, the holidays totally snuck up on me this year. I sear I was thinking ahead in August, making my Christmas lists, even searching online, feeling so good about how ahead I was, and then, the […]

Easy Easter Cupcakes–Two Ways

I used to teach a lot of classes – cake decorating, cookie decorating, cupcake decorating.  It was fun, for sure, especially teaching busy moms that they, too, could make really fanciful things using products that were ready to go. For example, Pillsbury. Pillsbury makes a huge assortment of products that make a busy parent’s life […]

Irish Inspired Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

I’m sure you have been trolling Pinterest looking for inspiring foods to make next week…but do you need something delicious for St. Patty’s Day?  Look no further! Last night and this morning, I compiled a list of reader favorites.  I was pointed in so many directions and inspired by so many people! Unfortunately, I couldn’t […]

Peppermint Marshmallow Holiday Brownies

Can you fathom that it is almost Christmas?  Like, in only a few days? It is. And here I am, in Munich, Germany, typing this recipe for you on a computer where the letters are all in the wrong place, and I can’t find the delete button for the numerous occasions I keep typing a […]

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Dip

I don’t think there is a single holiday season that there hasn’t been shrimp served at our gatherings. True story, and maybe this won’t be funny to you, but I’m telling it anyway. Every year for as long as I can remember, we all go to my Aunt Sylvia’s house for Christmas Eve.  Aunts and […]

Cream Cheese Ideas for the Holidays

Cream cheese. Creamy. Sweet. Delicious. Doesn’t make you fat at all. I kid, I kid. Every single bite is worth it. You know it, I know it. There’s nothing better than cream cheese. Now…I’m a cream cheese snob. If it’s not Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I don’t want it. Have you bought the store brand versions? […]