My mom is a pretty picky eater, but one thing that she absolutely loves is nuts! It is always a safe bet to give her nuts as a gift. I am honestly not a huge fan, but when she came to visit us this most recent time, I knew I should make her something special. I decided to make her some Candied Pecans because I know how much she loves them, and I also knew they would be great in my pantry until the next time she came to visit. This recipe is sweet, salty and flavorful and it is perfect for enjoying as a snack, adding on top of sweet potatoes or salads or even giving to your friends as a gift around the holidays.
Gatherings and get together are so great so so many reasons, but one of the things I love most about them is DIPS! So many fall foods incorporate pumpkin, and so many fall events call for parties. This Pumpkin Dip is perfect for so many occasions this time of year! It is sweet, and creamy and goes great with graham crackers, teddy grahams or fruit. You should try this recipe out ASAP! You will love it!
In my family, we like to do A LOT of baking around the holidays. One of our favorite Christmas recipes is Christmas Crack. It is a sweet and salty treat made with saltine crackers topped with a caramelized mixture and then chocolate. You let the whole thing harden and then CRACK it before enjoying. I decided to take that treat and put a different spin on it to create Halloween Crack. This is a great treat for any Halloween party or just to enjoy at home. Try it out today!
Cheesecake is such a great dessert, but sometimes is can be a real pain to make. For one thing, it takes a long time to bake a whole cheesecake. Another issue, for me anyways, is that traditional cheesecakes have a tendency to crack, so they don’t always have the best appearance. These Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes are fairly easy to assemble, they only require 18 minutes of baking time, and they are cool and ready to eat in less time that a whole cheesecake. These little personal sized desserts have a golden Oreo crust, a rich and creamy cheesecake center, an apple and crumb topping and they are finished off with a drizzle of caramel sauce. This is a great dessert for your holiday events!
I am always searching for great halloween gift ideas that aren’t just candy. Don’t get me wrong, halloween candy is an amazing thing, but I feel like these days kids get SO MUCH of it! With us having four kids, the amount of candy that comes home from all of the parties and trick-or-treating is really out of control. This Halloween Monster Popcorn is great for filling gift bags for friends and teachers, giving to trick-or-treaters, serving at parties or just for enjoying at home.
Alright, y’all! I am officially ready for fall! All of our exciting summer plans have come and gone, and I am ready for some cooler weather (surprisingly, Missouri summers are pretty brutal!). Today, I thought that maybe if I made a fall themed dessert, I could trick myself into thinking that fall was already here. I decided to make this Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Glaze, and let me just tell you – it is amazing! Save this recipe, because it just might be your new favorite pumpkin dessert.