Trend Alert: Donuts

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Donuts are so popular right now for dessert tables as well as traditional brunch buffets.  Maybe because they are so budget friendly, or because everyone seems to love them, or because their shape lends itself to many fun display options.  With that in mind I thought I’d put together a few suggestions for serving up […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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So last weekend we had our first cookout of the season, with a few friends.  Everyone brought a dish to share while we provided the grilling meats and these yummy dessert bars.  They are so easy to make using refrigerated cookie dough as the base.  And oh my, were they delicious!! Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie […]

DIY Meringue And Marshmallow "Mushrooms"

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I designed a “Little Outdoorsman” party for Bird’s Party E-zine a couple of months ago.  The snack table was filled with treats that went with the theme like gummy worms & fish, trail mix, and these cute and tasty meringue & marshmallow “mushrooms.”  They make an adorable presentation when nestled among chocolate “rocks” (from Walmart).  Here’s […]

Dinosaur Party + "Volcano" Chocolate Lava Cakes Tutorial

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What little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs!?  None that I know of, especially if he were getting a dinosaur birthday party like this one!  Debbie of Wants and Wishes designed an adorable Dinosaur party collection she used for her son’s birthday party, as well as created some fantastic treat ideas for the dessert table.  She’s sharing the […]

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

by Contributor Lisa Thiele     Skip the ʻol packaged pudding; itʼs time to make your own! Itʼs easy, delicious and you can customize it however youʼd like. I went with the classic chocolate and used almond milk instead of whole milk. Feel free to swap out the dark chocolate for semi-sweet, white chocolate or […]

DIY Chocolate Easter Bowl

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I was beside my self when Debbie of Wants and Wishes submitted this Easter Chocolate Bowl tutorial!  I knew right away that you fabulous readers would enjoy this.  Not only does it make for an adorable display, but the fact that it’s also edible makes me giddy!  Here are directions from Debbie: You will need: […]

Mini Almond Joy Candies

  by contributor Lisa Thiele Sometimes you feel like a nut…that’s when it’s time to make your own Mini Almond Joys!  I don’t believe you can go wrong with the combination of chocolate and coconut, and then throw in an almond – sold! If you can avoid eating the entire batch, trust me, it’s not as […]