Michelle’s (from scratch) Sweet Potato Casserole

My sister moved down south many years ago, and one of her specialties is her sweet potato casserole. Always a family hit at the holidays, I decided to try my hand at her recipe two years ago. Unfortunately, she forgot to write down in her directions to drain the canned sweet potatoes. The result was […]

Peanut M&M Rocky Road Pudding Cookies

          If you are like me, then you have plenty of leftover Halloween candy to spare. While perusing my wordpress draft file, I came across these peanut M&M rocky road pudding cookies. (I actually made these this past January, but haven’t gotten around to posting until today). Now is the perfect time to publish this […]

White Chocolate Maple Walnut Fudge

White Chocolate Maple Walnut Fudge It is Christmas time in our house, which means I will be making countless batches of fudge within the next few weeks. Yes, I do make fudge year-round but the holiday season is the perfect time to give the treats away as gifts and bring to parties. This white chocolate […]

Classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies      You may have seen a version of this recipe before. It can be found on the back of the Ghiradelli white chocolate chips bag. The only difference here is that I made 50% more cookies by adjusting the measurements. I did not add any extra macadamias though, […]

Pecan Pie Balls

Pecan Pie Balls      One of my husband’s favorite cookies are date balls. I had some extra Rice Krispies in the house, and thought I would do a spin on his regular date balls. I substituted pecans for the walnuts and used all brown sugar instead of the granulated. The result? A no bake […]

Mississippi Mud

Mississippi Mud      When I was a child, my grandmother would always have big trays of sweets out at her holiday dinners. One of the first things to be eaten by my family was her Mississippi Mud. I can remember vying for that last piece, as it would quickly disappear. It is no wonder, […]


     One of my husband’s favorite candy bars are the Turtles. I’ve been buying him a pack when I get groceries, and I thought I might try to bake them myself. They were not difficult to make at all, and you only need three main ingredients: caramels, pecans, and chocolate chips.      Although […]

Butterscotch Pecan Ring

     My mom has been making her butterscotch pecan rings since I can remember. They are a holiday tradition in our family; I don’t remember a Christmas without them. Every year we make almost a dozen of them to give away to family and friends (and to munch on ourselves)!      This recipe […]


Baklava        Baklava is a special pastry that you may see popping up in the bakery section this holiday season. It is of Middle Eastern origin, and is composed of sheets of phyllo dough brushed with butter and layered with finely chopped nuts. Honey syrup is poured over the pastry after baking and […]

White Chocolate Coconut Caramels

     Christmas time means a lot of candy-making in my house. There is an overwhelming variety of treats one can make this time of year, and it can be hard to choose just which one. I love caramel, but I am not a huge fan of candy thermometers. I like this recipe because it […]