Crock Pot Peanut Clusters With Chocolate and Butterscotch

Crock Pot Chocolate Butterscotch Nut Clusters

In the spirit of holiday giving, I offered to do some baking for my husband to deliver to some of his favorite clients, his team and his co-workers. Since I am a food blogger, it was a great idea...the only problem is that I forgot that my husband started his Christmas vacation on Friday, so I only had one day to make all of the goodies. After doing a little brainstorming of what holiday cookies to make, I decided to do some multitasking by making a slow cooker dessert. These crock pot peanut … {continue reading}

Crispy Peanut Butter Bites

Crispy Peanut Butter Bites

Sometimes I don't have time to sit and dip truffles or cake pops or cookies. Or maybe it is more that I don't feel like making the time to dip them, especially when there are 60 treats to dip. So, instead of making crispy peanut butter balls, I made these Crispy Peanut Butter Bites with the dough sandwiched between pretzels and only dipped one half. This saved me so much time since I could hold onto one side of the cookies while dipping the other side...no chocolate forks involved! … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #91

Time to Sparkle Portraits

  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}

Turtle Cookies – Caramel Filled Ritz Sandwiches

Turtle Ritz Sandwich Cookies

For some reason, it seems that when the holidays roll around and I start to have recipe failures. I thought these Turtle Cookies were going to be a quick and easy recipe success. The first time I made them, I used dulce de leche from a can. They were easy to make, they tasted delicious and the pictures turned out great. But the next morning when I saw the cookies, the chocolate coating had cracked on all of them! So, I tried again and again until I thought about moving on from this recipe idea, … {continue reading}

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Grain free pumpkin bread

Disclosure: I received Nutiva products to facilitate this Gluten Free Pumpkin Gingerbread Recipe post. I'm hearing more and more about people who eat a gluten free diet. Although my family doesn't have any gluten intolerances, I have friends and relatives that do and a couple even have celiac disease. My cousin, who is now an adult, was diagnosed when he was a baby. Boy, have things come a long way since then. Whether you eat a grain free diet due to allergies or due to lifestyle choices, I … {continue reading}

Christmas Ooey Gooey Bars

Christmas Ooey Gooey Bars

Christmas Ooey Gooey Bars are the BEST holiday version of Rice Krispies Treats. This recipe has three delicious layers and is perfect for parties! Last night I got together with a bunch of my girlfriends for a Christmas sing-along. We shared fabulous holiday appetizers and desserts, sang Christmas carols and enjoyed visiting with each other. My cold is still hanging on so my singing was more like croaking, but they didn't make me leave so that's good! It's always nice to take a few hours out … {continue reading}

Three Ingredient Peppermint Oreo Fudge

Three ingredient peppermint Oreo fudge

Three ingredient Peppermint Oreo Fudge has white chocolate chips, peppermint frosting and peppermint Oreos. This Christmas dessert recipe is easy to make. We lost our son in downtown Minneapolis this past weekend! It was a first for us and I sincerely hope it is our last. We took the light rail downtown with a large group of friends and we all went into Macy's to visit the 8th floor auditorium Christmas display. It was busy, but not insanely crowded like it would've been later in the day. The … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #90

Time to Sparkle Portraits

  Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | … {continue reading}

Peppermint Brownies In A Jar

Peppermint Brownies In A Jar

Disclosure: I received Ball Mason Jars to facilitate this recipe post for Peppermint Brownies In A Jar. Peppermint and chocolate go together perfectly any time of the year, but when the Christmas season comes the peppermint desserts are the best! This year I made some pretty Peppermint Brownies In A Jar that can be given as gifts. There are delicious layers of fudgy brownies with chocolate buttercream frosting, peppermint buttercream frosting and crushed candy canes on top. … {continue reading}

Salted Maple Pecan Fudge

Salted maple pecan fudge

This melt-in-your-mouth Salted Maple Pecan Fudge is perfect for the holidays. This Christmas dessert is a delicious cookie exchange recipe! We are still without internet and let me tell you that it is hard to be a blogger when you don't have internet access. It has been three days now since the underground cable was cut, by the pipeline workers. Four technicians came out on Tuesday and none of them fixed it. Another technician was supposed to come today, but never showed up. So, now they are … {continue reading}

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Bacon cheeseburger soup #CampbellsSauces

I made this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with a salad using Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces Is there anything better than a warm bowl of hearty soup on a cold winter day? After having a couple of warmer days, the temperature dropped again and it is freezing cold. So cold that our neighbor's pipes froze and we've had guys with jackhammers and heavy equipment, working between our houses, from dawn to dusk the last couple of days. They got a little … {continue reading}

Snow Globe Christmas Treats

Snowman snow globe holiday treat

I made these Snow Globe Christmas Treats as part of a sponsored post for Hostess #HostessHoliday. All opinions are 100% mine. Winter and the holiday season are in full swing! Here in Minnesota there are days when we look outside and it looks like we are living in a snow globe. Large, fluffy snowflakes are gently falling and the ground is covered with a blanket of white. If we are lucky and the temperature outside is above zero, we love to head outside for a walk in the winter wonderland. So, … {continue reading}

Time To Sparkle Link Party #89

Time to Sparkle Portraits

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The … {continue reading}

Eggnog Cookie Cups

Eggnog Cookie Cups

Welcome back from Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful time. We spent Thanksgiving with Brian's family and it was such a nice day. We stuffed ourselves with delicious food and had fun visiting with everyone. On Black Friday, we stayed home all day and didn't buy a single thing...very "unAmerican" but wow was it ever relaxing! Last year, we had so much fun making and EATING our Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups that we decided to try an eggnog version this year. The guys in the family … {continue reading}