Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie - your new favorite pecan pie recipe! Your favorite pie recipe made even more decadent and delicious!  This Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe is topped with chocolate covered pecans for a show-stopping dessert and is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table! My husband is one of the biggest pecan pie fans I know.  Don't get me wrong - I love it too, however, pecan pie is always at the top of Jason's must-have list for Thanksgiving, or any other holiday for that matter.  It is most definitely rich and decadent with a crunch from the roasted pecans that can't be beat.  To give some new life to this dessert, I've taken my mom's classic pecan pie recipe, and added even more richness with some dark chocolate and then topped it with chocolate covered pecans. Continue Reading...

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash!  Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Have you had butternut squash recently?  As soon as fall rolls around, this delicious and flavorful squash begins to appear in the grocery stores and farmers markets.  It is a fantastic golden vegetable that pairs perfectly with beef, pork and poultry, but especially turkey!  That's right - when roasted with a few other sweet and savory ingredients, this butternut squash becomes an amazing side dish that will be a showstopper on your holiday table. Butternut squash is naturally sweet, and when roasted becomes Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

  Pumpkin Meringue Pie - the perfect Thanksgiving Dessert! A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie, this his wonderfully simple pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for a simple holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this Pumpkin Meringue 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 meringue pie person.  My husband and mom are all about pecan pie, 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

The easiest batch of pumpkin cheesecake bars you'll ever make! Let me introduce you to your new favorite fall dessert!  Made with a Gingersnap Cookie Crust, whipped topping and a few other goodies, these 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!  So when fall rolls around, I can't pass up an opportunity to make pumpkin 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...