Bunny Poop Cupcakes

Bunny Poop Cupcakes

My soon-to-be five year old son asked me this week if we could make “Bunny Poop Cupcakes.” I laughed, thought it was a little gross and then noticed his serious face so, I thought about it a bit more and said “Yes!” It was so cute that he asked me and being a mother of two little boys, it didn’t surprise me. His question is a foreshadowing of my imminent future- “shooting bunnies” a.k.a. passing gas followed by giggles, denial and finger pointing. This idea clearly stemmed from the Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake we made last week which, our […]

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Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake

This adorable Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake is an eye-catching and sweet Easter centerpiece for your buffet table! Your guests will love a 3-dimensional, fuzzy coconut covered bunny cake that not only looks fantastic but, also tastes fresh and delectable. By making a bunny butt cake yourself, you won’t have to stand in a long line at the busy bakery the day before Easter to pick it up when you have a million things to do at home that day. You can use any cake recipe you like but, this carrot cake is moist and delicious. It is so fitting […]

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Easy Italian Easter Pie with Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese

Italian Easter Pie with Prosciutto and Mozzarella cheese

This popular Italian Easter Pie is a fantastic dish for Easter Sunday. It not only tastes good, it is easy to make, can be made ahead and doesn’t need to be reheated! It is perfect for the buffet table hosted by a tired and busy mom. And, if you aren’t hosting, it is a great take along dish for the very same reasons! If you’ve been talking to your Italian neighbors who keep referencing their need to make Easter Pie for Easter and you have no idea what could be Easter Pie? It is very similar to Quiche except, it […]

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Conversation Heart Brownies

Conversation Heart Brownies

Every year in February, do you ponder what to give your significant other for Valentine’s Day? I do. As the day creeps up on us, don’t we find ourselves in a guilty panic that we haven’t planned anything yet? Maybe we haven’t even bought a beautiful, but overpriced, $7 greeting card? Or, maybe that’s as far as we’ve gotten in our planning. Need gift ideas? See a list of gift ideas near the bottom of this post. Besides a heart-shaped box of chocolates and red roses, what is more related to Valentine’s Day than conversation hearts candy? If your significant other […]

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Cranberry Melon Vodka Tonic

Cranberry Melon Vodka Tonic

This is a nice crispy, festive cocktail for Christmas! When a friend gave us a bottle of Grey Goose Le Melon liquor, I was happy to receive it but, disappointed I couldn’t find a lot of melon related cocktail recipes online to choose from so, I started mixing to come up with one of my own.  You can’t just have a nice bottle of Grey Goose sitting around unused. I was pleasantly surprised to come up with this simple mixture to make a tasty and crisp red cranberry cocktail that is perfect for Christmas time. The melon vodka coupled with […]

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Spiked Warm Up Coffee

Spiked Warm Up Coffee

This warm up coffee is great for a cold, damp winter day when you’d like a little spiked coffee after a long day of shopping, decorating, or taking the kids to Christmas activities. This spiked coffee has one of my favorite coffee accompaniments, Bailey’s Irish Cream along with coffee liquor and Amaretto! I don’t put liquor in my coffee often, but, it is a nice twist once in a while, especially at the end of a meal instead of dessert. Oh, did I say instead of dessert? Usually, it is in addition to dessert but, sometimes I like to be […]

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Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I would receive a commission on purchases. This delicious Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake is featured on Foodgawker.com and Tastespotting.com! I was excited to present this creamy cranberry lemon cheesecake with a sour cream topping and festive sugared cranberries at my husband’s Christmas party. Even with ten other, yes, ten other desserts, it was one of the most popular. I’m sure those sugared cranberries got people’s attention. This cheesecake is a lemon cheesecake with cranberries inside. Who can pass up a creamy cranberry lemon cheesecake with a beautiful presentation? I will warn you that this […]

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Peppermint Brownies

Festive Peppermint Brownies

Homemade brownies with a peppermint butter cream frosting and crushed candy cane topping is a festive Christmas dessert for chocolate mint lovers. The crunchy peppermint candy cane topping is the perfect end to a sweet chocolate bite of cool minty goodness. Pair these peppermint brownies with a hot cup of coffee or peppermint cocoa (yes, I know that’s a lot of peppermint) and you’ve got yourself a nice tasty duo. Ever since I made homemade brownies one time, I hardly ever make the box brownies anymore. They are so easy to make and you don’t even have to melt chocolate. […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis

White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis with Craisins and white chocolate chips

Cannoli have become quite popular over the years and are a long time favorite of mine. The sweet cheese-filled center with crusty exterior shell dipped in semi-sweet chocolate chips is enough to make me devour the whole thing in one minute and contemplate eating another one before my brain tells me “Stop right there! You’ve had enough.” They originated from Sicily and are made with ricotta cheese, candied fruit, sugar and chocolate chips. They are delicious! Although, I’ve had trouble making them with ricotta cheese so, I make them with cream cheese and they are equally good. I wanted to […]

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BOURBON Chocolate Pecan Pie

BoBourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie is featured on Foodgawker! Jack Daniel’s flavored chocolate pecan pie anyone? I just love chocolate pecan pie and adding a little bourbon to it takes it to a new dimension. The alcohol cooks out so, the pie is just left with the bourbon flavor. This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations because it is so easy to make and bring along to gatherings. I made mine ahead and froze it for Thanksgiving. For those of you unfamiliar with Pecan pie, it is one of the easiest pies you can make for […]

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