Oktoberfest may be canceled this year, but it always holds a special place in my home. That’s why I couldn’t let the festival go by without doing something. I’ve made traditional Oktoberfest gingerbread hearts as an easy, fun, and delicious way to celebrate.Continue reading “Oktoberfest Gingerbread Hearts”
It’s February, and while for most that means Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, for me it means Galentine’s Day is coming!
Galentine’s Day is a celebration on February 13 where girls get together and wallow in their love for one another. I heard about it for the first time on “Parks and Recreation” and absolutely fell in love with the idea.
Velcome, to the second installment of my Hosting Halloween series where I take you through spooky dinner setting ideas! I hope you enjoyed my first post and are excited to see what other tricks I have in store for you.
This is my go-to Halloween table setting, and I often refer to it as a vintage Halloween setting. It uses stark blacks, bright oranges and mellow greens, which always put me in the mind of a 1950’s Halloween party.Continue reading “Hosting Halloween: Spooky Dinner Setting”
It’s that time of year again, friends, and if you thought that you could get this far into October without me going a bit overboard, then you have no idea who you are messing with! We are halfway through the most glorious time of the year (the 31 day celebration of Halloween), and it’s time to get some serious spook on.
This year, I’ve decided to take on Halloween from a hostess’ point of view, and I’m going to give you a couple of different suggestions on how to make the most of your scare-tastic celebrations. I’m calling this series Hosting Halloween, and it’ll have ideas on decorating schemes, drinks, activities, and of course, treats. So let’s get started with some brunch!Continue reading “Hosting Halloween: Halloween Brunch”
How stinking cute are these pinwheel cookies? I know pinwheel cookies aren’t new, but you won’t believe how not-new they really are.
I found this recipe while trolling through a 1980s edition of Southern Living cookbook! And Pinterest thought it had found something innovative.Continue reading “Chocolate Teaser Cookies”
Is there anything more decadent than a chunk of Heath toffee? Yes, there is! These cookies!
I absolutely love toffee. The caramelized flavor of molasses always puts me in the mood for fall. Since fall is just around the corner, I figured it was time to whip up a batch of my toffee cookies.Continue reading “Heath Bits Toffee Cookies”
Cookie butter has been floating around in the baking world for quite a while, and recently, recipes for all sorts of cookie butters have been popping up. It’s gained an almost cult-like following in the United States since late 2015, and it’s popularity has only grown in the last year.
But have you tried original, good old-fashioned cookie butter?Continue reading “Biscoff Cookie Butter Cheesecake”
Cookies have never been my specialty. I have very few recipes for cookies, and the ones I do have are strict classics–chocolate chip, oatmeal, shortbread. My sister is a fantastic cookie maker, so I’ve never needed to be good.
These babies, though! I am so proud of these little clumps of dark chocolate dirt. These guys are all mine! Nothing made me happier than when I handed my sister one of these chocolate-peanut butter cookies and saw her eyes light up like a Jack-o-lantern!
What none of you Internet friends of mine know that my real world friends know too well is that I am obsessed with sunken ships. Especially Titanic. I’ve seen every film adaptation of its sinking (even the dreaded “Titanic II”), and don’t even get me started on how many times I’ve seen the James Cameron adaptation!
I remember being mesmerized the first time I watched it. The scenes where the ship would degrade and then restore, from its wreckage to pristine condition–they took my breath away.Continue reading “Titanic Sugar Cookies”
Just as a warning, these cookies are unbelievably addicting. They have a soft, buttery crumb that melts in your mouth. And that sweet, fruity center! The combination is a perfectly tart cookie that I dare you to eat just one of.