Were you aware that National S’mores Day is coming up soon? Yep, it is celebrated every year on August 10! As I mentioned in my last recipe post, s’mores always make me think of summers when I was growing up. After sharing my Sweet & Salty S’mores Brownies with you, I couldn’t stop thinking about […]
It is funny how food can bring back memories. When I think about summers growing up, I remember ice pops that turned my mouth strange colors and nibbling on those little candy dots attached to a paper strip. You know the ones I’m talking about? You’d bite them off and end up swallowing scraps of paper in the process. But most of all, I think of s’mores. The taste of chocolate and marshmallow always reminds me of summers at my grandparents’ cabin in the Poconos.
The hot July weather is ramping up! I love the summer and really enjoy the warm weather. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I don’t look for ways to cool off. We love going to the pool and our air conditioning is pumping the cool breeze indoors. When we’re outdoors during the day, I like […]
These no bake fudgy black bean brownies are unbelievable! Easy to make and they actually taste really good. Trust me, you want to make these brownies. When I first heard of black bean brownies, I thought “I am never going to try them!” I couldn’t imagine that you could use black beans in a sweet […]
I already told you that National Punch Day is coming up on September 20, but did you know that 2 days later you can celebrate white chocolate? Yep! National White Chocolate Day is September 22. Why not just a day for all chocolate? Well, there is a National Chocolate Day coming up in October, and you can celebrate World Chocolate Day in July
Did you know that there is a National Pecan Pie Day? Yep, and it is coming up in a couple weeks: July 12. I love that there are so many fun and unusual holidays year round. Especially when they have to do with food. This gives me permission to eat pecan pie all day if […]
Feeling hot, hot, hot… It is in the 90’s here and I don’t want to leave the comfort of my air conditioning! However, I love being outdoors and my dog longs to go for walks. What is a sweaty girl to do? Make sure she has some delicious frozen treats on hand when she comes back […]
As I have (repeatedly) mentioned, I come from a long line of dessert eaters, and when I look at a menu I usually look at the dessert section first so that I can plan my meal accordingly. The first time I saw a mini dessert on a restaurant menu, I remember thinking, “Are you kidding? I could eat 20 of those!” Then someone pointed out how you could order a few different ones and enjoy multiple desserts. I was hooked!
The holidays mean time spent with family and friends. This also means time spent eating! At least, it does in our family. Holidays have always been filled with delicious meals with tons of desserts—we love our pies.
Ask anyone in my family what cookie they have to have during the holidays, and every one of them will answer peanut butter kiss cookies. Some of you may know them as peanut blossoms, but we’ve always called them peanut butter kiss cookies in our family. Forget the sugar cookies and gingerbread, we want some peanut butter and chocolate at our holiday parties! Okay, to be honest, I want peanut butter and chocolate year-round.