Cherry (Cake) Bombs!

Cherry Bomb Cake Bites 2 Ways!

It’s almost here!! The 4th of July is absolutely, positively, without a doubt my favorite holiday of the year! The activities of the day — grilling with friends, holding on for dear life while being pulled behind a boat (hopefully on a tube or waterskis), and watching the parade — as fun as they are, seem [Read more >>]

Easy Father’s Day Treats!

Untitled design

Don’t forget about Father’s Day on Sunday! Dads, grandfathers, and father figures all deserve to know how much we appreciate them and everything they have taught us. My dad has educated me well on the finer things in life such as fishing, old cars, Pete Townshend, and cheese (he’s from Wisconsin). Thanks, Dad! Since we can have more than [Read more >>]

Coffee Shortbread Cookies

c-CoffeeShortbreadCookies-68b

I wouldn’t need much if I was ever stranded on a desert island. Drop me off with a Kindle full of mystery books, a hammock, and my dog, Finley.  Oh, and can I please have a full coffee shop on this desert island? There would never be a line early in the morning! I’ve watched my fair share of Gilligan’s Island and am confident I could rig up [Read more >>]

Margarita Cake Balls

cb-margarita-9b

Margaritas. You can get them blended, on the rocks, in a can with beer, in a salt-rimmed glass the size of your head, and in candy like suckers and jelly beans. Just when you think the margarita has been served up in all the ways possible, along comes… The Margarita Cake Ball. These little delights [Read more >>]

Easter Bunny Pretzels

Bunny Pretzels

  When these cute Bunny Pretzels were originally posted two years ago, we had almost a foot of snow still on the ground and the snowman population was higher than what one hopes for in the spring. This year we have robins reappearing, buds on the trees, and grass that is almost green! Spring and [Read more >>]

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cookies

I absolutely, positively cannot apologize for posting Valentine’s recipes early. For one, it’s my job. The second the Christmas candy goes on clearance and the heart-shaped candies come out, it’s game-on. And secondly, everyone is all rah-rah kale and diets in January. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to run from the kale and ruin [Read more >>]

Trail Mix Clusters

Trail Mix Clusters

I’m not the biggest fan of working out, but I do love walking and hiking. There’s something so relaxing about mindlessly walking through nature, whether it be on a track at the local high school or on an actual trail somewhere on a mountain. Thankfully, there’s plenty of outdoorsy places for me to hike around [Read more >>]

Cannoli Bites

Cannoli Bites

When I first went to New York City, I was told — no, instructed – to get a cannoli. Seeing as they aren’t very popular where I live, I’d never had one but had heard so many fabulous things about this magical Italian dessert. So pretty much the second I stepped out of the airport, I [Read more >>]

50+ Christmas Treats Featuring CandiQuik!

CQ Christmas

Can you believe Christmas is in THREE days?!  I’m at a weird point where I can and I can’t… simply because I’m still so shocked at how close it is, yet I’m completely aware with all the lines, traffic, and Christmas music constantly swirling around my life. Tis the season! Anywho, since time is of [Read more >>]

Eggnog Spice Cookies

Eggnog Spice Cookies

  Eggnog is one of those love-it or hate-it things that’s pretty divided into those two categories. Some people get SO excited for the holidays because of eggnog, and others cringe at the thought of it. And while I wish I could commit to a side, I’m honestly in the middle. Sometimes, I crave eggnog [Read more >>]

Rudolph Cookie Bites

Rudolph Cookie Bites

I just love these adorable, edible reindeer! When it comes to crafts, I’m best with food-related crafts. I’ve always been envious of the people who can take glittery picks and sparkly ribbon and create gorgeous wreaths. Or those who can take random household objects to create amazing, one-of-a-kind doodads, like a chandelier made of Mason [Read more >>]