14 Healthy Recipes for the New Year

14 healthy recipes to try

Are you on a constant search for healthier recipes – especially since it’s a new year?  I know I am, but I want them to be full of flavor and not feel like I’m ‘missing out’ too. I’ve collected some delicious looking recipes ranging from salads, to main dishes, to sweets and snacks.   Some […]

Delicious Chess Pie Recipe

chess pie recipe

Today’s recipe will do nothing for your New Year’s resolution if you’re goal is to lose weight.  It is, however, an insanely delicious recipe that’s been passed down through the generations.  This classic Chess Pie recipe – or as we like to call it, “sugar-butter pie” – is the recipe to go for when you […]

Easy Pecan Pie Bars with Sugar Cookie Crust

easy pecan pie bars with sugar cookie crust

Last weekend started the holiday season with a bang with our ladies night gift exchange on Friday and our neighborhood Toys for Tots collection party on Saturday.  The TFT party was held at a church close by, and it was ‘open house’ style from 5-7.  Volunteers brought cookies and other baked goods to share, and […]

Grown-Up “Cookies & Milk” :: Kahlúa Balls & Winter White Cocktail

grown up cookies and milk

Do you love to make and bake gifts to give for the Holidays?  Think about those people you want to give something to, but they’re not really on your  “gift giving list.”  Neighbors, hostesses, teachers, can all benefit from a couple of hours you spend in the kitchen on a weekend afternoon.  In fact next […]

Kahlúa Pecan Pie Recipe

kahlua pecan pie

Being from the South I think it’s in my blood to love pecans.  I grew up cracking open the shells and eating them as they fell from the huge tree in the front yard of a relative’s house. It’s only natural that one of my favorite holiday pies is pecan pie and there are dozens […]

Peppermint Oreo Truffles + Toasted Marshmallow Topping for Hot Cocoa

peppermint oreo truffles

A few years ago I posted the classic Oreo Truffles recipe, and if you’ve ever tried them you know how amazing they are.  Well, you can  also make them using the Peppermint Oreos {available at Food Lion for a limited time} that just scream “holiday.” These Peppermint Oreo Truffles are easy to make and I […]

Sugar & Spice Cupcakes

sugar and spice cupcakes

Do you ever wonder, “what will my kids remember about their childhood when they’re all grown up”? When I think back about mine, I always remember the simple things like being tickled by my dad until I couldn’t breathe, playing in the woods and fields that surrounded my childhood home in the country, and lots […]