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Baking With Kids: Easy Coconut Macaroon Nests

Baking With Kids: Easy Coconut Macaroon Nests

Easter is a magical time at our house. It has the same religious significance to us as Christmas, but without all the crazy commercialism to go along with it. It’s a chance for our family to do some much needed reflection, and it’s also a […]

You’ll want to bookmark this homemade peppermint patties recipe

You’ll want to bookmark this homemade peppermint patties recipe

Hello, my name is Stacy and I am addicted to chocolate. There, I said it. I have a stash of chocolate stored in the house at all times and reach for it whenever I am stressed, bored, hungry, tired, angry, sleepy, [insert word here] … […]

The Prettiest Valentine Petit Four Brownie Favors

The Prettiest Valentine Petit Four Brownie Favors

After taking a month off of holiday baking (and keeping my “eat well” New Year’s resolution!) I get so excited about baking something sweet and homemade for Valentine’s Day. Making these sweet, heart-shaped brownie petit four favors is so easy. Basically two steps to a […]

third quarter brownies, a family game day tradition

third quarter brownies, a family game day tradition

What is your favorite season? The long, warm days of summer or the cozy and cold winter months? My most favorite season – the season that does it for me more than nay other time of year – is football season. When we talk about […]

Whoopie Pie Recipe with Homemade Frosting

Whoopie Pie Recipe with Homemade Frosting

Ready for a terrific whoopie pie recipe? Ok, hold on … let’s set the scene first! It was 72 degrees here yesterday, despite the fact the rest of the country is still facing Snowmageddon. My kids almost wore shorts, but something told me it might […]

How to Dress Up A Pumpkin Pie For The Holidays

How to Dress Up A Pumpkin Pie For The Holidays

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hillshire Brands Company. All opinions are entirely my own. I apologize in advance for all of the photos in this post and any sweet cravings they may conjure up, but once I got going […]

Now Everyone Can Enjoy Dessert! No Bake Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Now Everyone Can Enjoy Dessert! No Bake Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Pie

It’s a little ironic that I’m sharing this recipe with you, meanwhile I have 4 traditional pumpkin pies heavily gluten-laded freshly baking and filling my house with the aroma of fall right now. But that is precisely the reason I think this post needs to exist! What […]

You’ll love this magic shell recipe w/ just 2 ingredients!

You’ll love this magic shell recipe w/ just 2 ingredients!

I almost feel as if I should start this post with an apology. Because once you find out how easy this magic shell recipe is and how delicious it is–you’ll probably blame me for the fact that you’re going to need to stock up on […]