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Chocolate Covered Pretzels for St. Patrick’s Day

Chocolate Covered Pretzels recipe for St. Patrick's Day - an easy sweet and salty treat

The combination of sweet and salty is one of my favorites, so I love chocolate covered pretzels.  They are very easy to make, and it is easy for kids to help out in the creation of these treats.


I decided to make a batch of St. Patrick’s Day themed pretzels last week, by using two different colors of green chocolate and sprinkles to decorate the pretzels.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe

This dessert is super easy to make, but it looks fancy and tastes wonderful. Trifle is traditionally made with fruit, but peanut butter and chocolate are good too.

A chocolate trifle in a glass with whipped cream and nuts.


I added peanut butter to vanilla pudding to give it a nice light peanut butter taste. Then chocolate pudding and peanut butter pudding are layered with whipped cream and chocolate cake for a delicious combination of flavors that makes the trifle taste like a giant peanut butter cup.

Candy cane shot glasses with whipped cream and candy canes.

Candy Cane Dessert Minis

These Candy Cane Dessert Minis are an easy holiday dessert – perfect for Christmas. There are only 3 simple ingredients – Jell-o, Cool Whip and Candy Canes

Danish Pastries

Maple-glazed Danish pastries.

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.

Three mini caramel apple pies with whipped cream and pecans on a wooden table.

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!

Mini caramel apple pie with pecans.

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.

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.

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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 on a wooden table.

Lemon Tassies

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

Lemon tarts on a wooden plate transformed into Lemon Tassies.

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 smores bar.

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 on a cooling rack.

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 on Cooling Rack.

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!

Lemon Peeps Pie #peeps #easter

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.

Stacked 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.