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Danish Pastries

Danish Pastries with Maple Glaze - a traditional family recipe with pastry dough rolled up with walnuts and cinnamon and drizzled with Maple glaze.

One of the best things about the holiday season is family traditions. We have many traditions in my family, and most of them revolve around ornaments or baking! When I was growing up this recipe for Danish Pastries was part of every holiday season. My mom always made them for Christmas, and every year we would eat them for breakfast on Christmas morning after we opened presents.

Effortless Mini Caramel Apple Pie

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Fall is the best time of year for pies. But making a pie can be a time consuming process when you do everything from scratch, so it is something I only do for special holidays. But for everyday enjoyment an effortless pie like this Mini Caramel Apple Pie is perfect!

Effortless Mini Caramel Apple Pie - an easy dessert made with yogurt, cream cheese, whipped cream, apples, caramel and pecans that can be can be made in just a few minutes.

These pies are a great size for a quick snack, because they are easy to make and don’t get the whole kitchen messy. The secret to making these tiny pies is to combine a few pre-made ingredients for maximum flavor.  To make my pies I used Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust for the crust, Dannon® Greek Yogurt, Light & Fit® Greek Apple Pie Yogurt for the filling and Reddi-wip® to top it all off.

Pecan Cookie Pie

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Fall is the perfect time to try out some new recipe using favorite flavors, like this Pecan Cookie Pie.

Pecan Cookie Pie - a soft and chewy cookie pie made with M&M's® Pecan Pie and apple sauce

This pie is like a big chewy cookie, filled with M&M’s® Pecan Pie and pecans for a delicious seasonal dessert. To make the pie nice and moist I used Mott’s® Apple Sauce instead of butter in the recipe, which makes for a soft and sweet cookie pie with tasty M&M’s® sprinkled throughout.Find more recipe ideas and enter the MARS Bake in the Fun Sweepstakes at the end of the post!

Yogurt Parfait with Plum Cherry Compote

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I am always looking for quick breakfast ideas, like the new Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups. These are a convenient and easy shelf stable yogurt product, that combines granola, fruit and yogurt, all in a single serving size. I combined the Yogurt Cups with a simple plum and cherry compote for a delicious and easy Yogurt Parfait, perfect for breakfast.

Yogurt Parfait with Plum Cherry Compote - an easy and quick breakfast idea featuring yogurt and fruit

As soon as I heard about these Yogurt Cups I knew I had to try them because I love the idea of shelf stable yogurt. I have seen nothing like this before, and headed to Walmart to pick up some of the flavors.

Lemon Tassies

Lately I’ve been making mostly mini-sized desserts – like these bite sized Lemon Tassies.

Lemon Tassies - bite sized tarts filled with tangy lemon curd - a perfect mini dessert

Small desserts are perfect for me, because I am trying to eat better and lose weight, but I can’t give up desserts completely! So small desserts let me have a little bit, but not too much.

Bite sized desserts are also perfect for a party, and are a great way to let guests sample a variety of treats. These tarts have a pastry crust filled with a sweet homemade lemon curd.

Backyard S’mores Bar

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S’mores are one of my family’s favorite summer desserts! Of course they are a necessity for camping trips, but they are perfect for a S’Mores Summer party in your own backyard too.

Backyard S'mores Bar for family fun

Last week I created this Backyard S’mores Bar for an easy weeknight family dessert. We have a very busy family schedule this summer. My daughters are home from college, but they both have jobs and are in and out of the house. My son is 16, and he is working too and is out sailing whenever he gets the chance. So when everyone is actually home for a weeknight dinner it is a special ocassion worthy of a fun weeknight dessert like S’mores.

Rocky Road Cookies

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These tasty Rocky Road Cookies are tasty chocolate cookies with chocolate chips, almonds, walnuts and marshmallows!

Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road is a popular ice cream flavor, so it only makes sense it would make a delicious cookie too.  This recipe is just a standard chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe with the addition of almonds and marshmallows.

Maple Cream Cookies

The theme this week for the Creative Cookie Exchange is sandwich cookies – and I made these tasty Maple Cream Cookies.

Maple Cream Cookies - a delicious cookie with creamy maple filling sandwiched between two spice cookies.

The cookie part of this recipe is a mild spice cookie flavored with real maple syrup.  Maple is one of my favorite flavors, and although it is a traditional fall flavor I like it all year round.  Baking these cookies made the whole house smell delicious too.

Lemon Peeps Pie

Here is a cute way to use Peeps to make pies for Easter. I made a standard lemon pie, but instead of topping it off with meringue I used a marshmallow Peep!

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Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches

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Spring and Easter are perfect times for entertaining!  This spring I made these bright and cheerful Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches for a colorful snack to have on hand for feeding company.

Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches

When you know company is coming it is great to have things done ahead of time, so that you aren’t running around at the last moment preparing food.  These Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches are ideal for that, since they are made in advance and frozen until serving time. 

Easy Football Sugar Cookies

Looking for an easy dessert to make for the Super Bowl this weekend?  It is simple to make these football shaped cookies without a special cookie cutter.

Make football shaped cookies without a special cookie cutter. Quick and easy Super Bowl cookies

To make a football shape I used a circular cookie cutter.  First I cut out a circle shape, and then used the same cookie cutter to go over half the circle and make it a football shape.

Peppermint Pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats, because the combination of sweet and salty is perfect.  So for the holidays it made sense to me to make some chocolate pretzels and cover them with peppermints instead of sprinkles!

Peppermint Pretzels - Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods rolled in peppermint candy

These are simple to make, and lots of fun for kids to do too.  My kids’ favorite part is taking peppermint candies and hammering them to break them apart.  Just make sure you double bag the candies before hammering, or there will be peppermint dust everywhere.

Cranberry Orange Cookies

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I love the tangy taste of cranberries! These Cranberry Orange Cookies are a nice seasonal treat, and a deliciously different ways to use cranberries.

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A friend of mine gave me this recipe last year, and I couldn’t wait to try it. Unfortunately I couldn’t find cranberries at the grocery store until the beginning of November, so I had to wait a while! The recipe uses orange juice concentrate to add a hint of citrus to the cookies, which really brings out the flavor of the cranberries.