Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie!  Dazzle your dinner guests with this wonderfully simple pie recipe that is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for your holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert! As far as I'm concerned, you simply cannot have Thanksgiving without a really awesome pie.  Yes, you can certainly have more than one dessert, especially if you're hosting a big crowd.  My Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake is a nice addition.  But to not have pie, particularly pumpkin pie, on Thanksgiving seems to be somewhat of a travesty.  I am definitely a pumpkin pie person.  My husband and mom are all about pecan pie, and my brothers cannot get through a holiday without Mom's Famous Continue Reading...

Marshmallow Mummy Pops and How to Assemble a Boo Kit

Marshmallow Mummy Pops and How to Assemble a Boo Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOitForward #SweetSquad #CollectiveBias Let the Halloween BOO'ing begin!  Have some friends, family, or neighbors that you would love to share some Halloween spirit with?  BOO It Forward with these fun Marshmallow Mummy Pops and share them in these fun and simple Halloween BOO Bags complete with lots of MARS® and Wrigley® Fun Size Candy and a card letting them know they've been BOO'd!  You'll start a fun fall tradition that will get everyone into the spirit of the season! We live in a neighborhood where Halloween is a huge deal!  Weeks before the spooky night, you'll see homes decorated with everything from festive fall decor, to the spooky and scary skeletons and ghosts. Continue Reading...

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Let me introduce you to your new favorite fall dessert!  Made with a Gingersnap Cookie Crust, whipped topping and a few other goodies, these No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are simple enough for a casual fall celebration and decadent enough for Thanksgiving dinner! What is your all-time favorite dessert?  Honestly, I don't think I could nail down just one.  I absolutely love pie, absolutely adore a good fruit crisp served warm with ice cream and I'll never turn down an amazing slice of chocolate cake.  But when it comes to cheesecake I can never get enough!  The wonderfully rich, creamy consistency, along with the crumbly crust is absolutely irresistible!  I especially love making no-bake cheesecake desserts, like my OREO Lovers No Bake Cheesecake Bars, and my Chocolate and Peanut Continue Reading...

All American Sugar Cookie Pie

All American Sugar Cookie Pie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateWithM #CollectiveBias An amazing Red, White and Blue dessert, perfect for celebrating America!  Chewy, delicious sugar cookie dough made with M&M's® Red, White, & Blue Milk Chocolate candies, stars and stripes sprinkles, and topped with buttercream frosting, makes for the ultimate patriotic treat!  Fantastic for Memorial Day and 4th of July picnics and celebrations! Every year around Memorial Day, I begin preparations for hosting our annual neighborhood picnic.  We get together with family and friends, enjoy great picnic food, play games and enjoy the wonderful summer weather.  It's a nice way to enjoy a holiday and three-day weekend. Recently, my son Continue Reading...

Flower Garden Cupcakes

Flower Garden Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias These fun, colorful cupcakes are the perfect mix of pretty pastel flowers, and delicious chocolate cake!  Decorated with green grass frosting and topped with spring pansies adored with milk chocolate M&M's® Pastel candies, these cupcakes are perfect for Easter or any fun, spring occasion! Do you  have special people in your life that love to garden?  Are they typically itching at the chance to get outside, dig in the soil and plant their favorite blooms?  Both of my grandmothers are avid gardeners.  Even though they are both in their 80's, they still really enjoy getting outdoors as soon as the soil thaws to plant flowers, vegetables, shrubs, Continue Reading...

M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops

M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias These colorful and fun M&M's® Spring Flower Pops are the perfect addition to any Easter basket.  Made out of simple cereal treats, and decorated with white chocolate, and M&M's® candies, these also make for a fun spring treat for everyone you know! Do you and your family enjoy putting together Easter baskets?  Easter was one of my most favorite holidays as a child, and is still one of my favorites today.  I love putting together fun, colorful Easter treats for my family, friends and neighbors.  This year I had an idea to create these colorful (and tasty!!) M&M’s® Spring Flower Pops.  Not only were they fun to make, they were pretty Continue Reading...

Apple & Fennel Salad with Blackberries

Apple & Fennel Salad with Blackberries

Fresh, crisp apples and fennel are paired with blackberries, celery and toasted almonds to make this delicious salad.  Topped with a creamy blackberry vinaigrette, this delicious side dish comes together in just minutes!  Perfect paired with chicken or salmon and also makes a wonderful holiday side! Up until a few weeks ago, I had never tried fennel.  It was always something rather mysterious that I saw in the supermarket, but never actually put in my cart and purchased.  This all changed when I recently tried a fresh, crispy salad at my local Wegmans supermarket, and it included fennel!  I had no idea that you could eat fennel raw, let alone have it bring the amazing flavor that it did to the salad.  From here, I decided that I needed to create a salad of my own and include this Continue Reading...