holidays

sausage stuffed mushrooms

sausage stuffed mushrooms

If stuffed mushrooms were people, I’d marry the stuffiest one and date the rest on the side. I’ve always been …

scotcharoo truffles

scotcharoo truffles

Scotcharoos. What a silly name. But mother trucker, are they good. They have been, and will be, one of my all …

peppermint mocha brownies

peppermint mocha brownies

Raise your hand if you’ve got a giant pile of leftover candy canes stashed somewhere in your kitchen. Don’t be …

roasted savory spiced pecans

roasted savory spiced pecans

These smoky, spicy roasted pecans are a winter month snack staple at our house. Wait, let me rephrase that. I …

roasted blueberry rum balls

roasted blueberry rum balls

What do you get when you crumble a pan of fudgy brownies infused with the sweetness of roasted blueberries, then …

winter blondies

winter blondies

Apparently 2012 is my ‘Year of the Cranberry.’ Until recently, I’ve never really had any interest in them. I guess …

three layer mini pumpkin pies

three layer mini pumpkin pies

For as long as I can remember, my Mom has made ‘Paradise Pumpkin Pie’ for Thanksgiving. And it never disappoints. …

happy thanksgiving week!

happy thanksgiving week!

Did you know a flock of turkeys is called a “rafter”? Neither did I, until five minutes ago when I …

malted hot cocoa cookies

malted hot cocoa cookies

Mmmm, smell that? It’s hot cocoa. In cookie form. It doesn’t get really cold here in Scottsdale very often. Sometimes …

roasted sweet potato salad

roasted sweet potato salad

Well, would you look at that. My favorite holiday is right around the corner. Time to dust off the roasting …

apple marshmallow fangs

apple marshmallow fangs

  ‘Tis the season for spook-tacular snacks! Head on over to Dad or Alive to read my full guest post with all …