Category Archives: Desserts

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

This is a great holiday cookie recipe from Taste of Home! My friend hosted a Christmas ornament and painting party recently. She’s so creative and generous….lots of crafts, prizes, a hot chocolate bar and yummy treats filled the room!

I was searching for something special to take to the party when I ran across these ginger cookies.

Easy to make ✔️ Delicious ✔️ Soft ✔️

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/big-soft-ginger-cookies/amp

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Meal prep Monday

I love to meal prep and have so many healthy things ready to go in the fridge.  Of course it’s a chore and time consuming but it’s well worth it!  Last night and this morning I have been washing and slicing fresh veggies, fresh fruits and berries, boiling eggs, making pasta salad, starting side dishes for dinner and making chocolate peanut butter fat bombs.  I’m not jumping on the keto (high fat/low carb) bandwagon but I do love these little treats! You can be very creative and try different combinations.  They are high in calories so again, they are meant to be a little treat once in awhile or when cravings strike.  It’s a great way to get in your healthy fats and satisfy that sweet tooth!



Store in freezer.  Keeps for several weeks in a freezer bag or tight sealed container.

Apple Pie Caramel Apples!

If you have been to Disney World, I’m sure you have seen this awesome treat several times at the theme parks.  


At the parks, you can easily spend $8-10 for one delicious apple.  If you are really craving this vacation treat, you can order it online for $17.95 each.  Or, you can make a batch of these yourself at home for a fraction of the price!  

Allow plenty of time to make this special treat.  I started them early on the July 4th holiday and we enjoyed them later that evening for dessert.  

Bring the magic of Disney (and the memories) right to your kitchen!


http://www.fivehearthome.com/2015/09/20/apple-pie-caramel-apples-disney-copycat-recipe/

Valentine dessert!

I have several new, healthy and delicious recipe ideas to share….but first, let me tell you about this awesome dessert!  It’s all about balance right? 😉 

I decided to make this for my valentines last week and we all loved it!  I tried the strawberry version once before and it’s also really good but this orange one is even better!  Plan ahead, each layer must set up for awhile, start early to have it ready to go by dinner dessert time!  

http://bellyfull.net/2015/07/22/mandarin-orange-pretzel-dessert/

There’s nothing more special than sitting around the dessert table with your valentines 💗💗

Christmas desserts

Over the next few weeks, I hope to share several holiday recipes that we tried this year!  The first three are yummy desserts and snacks.  They are not new ideas but they are great recipes worth saving.  

http://omgchocolatedesserts.com/red-velvet-truffles/
These little red velvet cake balls are rolled in white chocolate and then drizzled with dark chocolate! Just make sure to allow plenty of time to chill before dipping or they will fall apart.  These are easy to make and perfect to make ahead and keep in fridge.  

https://www.google.com/amp/www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-peanut-drops/amp?client=safari
I hesitated to make these because I knew the ingredients would be a little expensive.  Fortunately, it makes SO much that I kept them in the fridge and served them at 2 parties.  I had 5 rotating cookie sheets full while making this recipe!   It was easy, quick and fun to make these in the crock pot.  It seemed so strange and I couldn’t wait to try it!  You just layer the ingredients, do not stir and let it slow cook/melt together for a short time.  Store in fridge when done and then set out a couple hours before serving.  This TOH recipe could easily be divided in half and it will still make so much.  


https://www.google.com/amp/www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/peanut-butter-snowballs/amp?client=safari
These peanut butter balls are just amazing!  It is definitely a new holiday favorite!  Double the recipe though because it really doesn’t make 24 unless they are very tiny.  

I’m filing these recipes under Holidays so it will be easy to find in the future.  

PB Fudge!

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/easy-peanut-butter-fudge

This is my go to recipe for pb fudge.  My worn out copy is dated 2010 and I’m pretty sure I’ve never used another recipe since I found this one!  It’s easy to make, delicious and it never fails!  It always sets up just perfectly and is so creamy.  This is also a great make ahead dessert.  I have made it a couple days in advance, store it in the fridge and then just pull it out when needed.  It’s perfect for cookie trays and parties because one batch makes so much!