Mini Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

AD - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.   Love is in the air and the sweetest holiday is just around the corner.  This Valentine's Day show your sweetheart how much you love them with decadent mini chocolate cakes with chocolate raspberry ganache.  These mini cakes are a sweet finish to a romantic Valentine's dinner and you'll love how easy they are to whip up, just in time to celebrate with your loved ones! We used to … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Mousse Parfaits

This post is being sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The holidays are coming, and so are all the family dinners, cocktail parties, and holiday shindigs. I love this time of year and all the opportunities to entertain and mingle with our friends and family. And, let's be honest who can resist all the yummy treats that start to show up this time of year! Speaking of treats, these delicious double chocolate mousse parfaits definitely need to be a part of … [Read more...]

DIY Santa’s Cookies & Milk Placemat with Cricut

It's official I'm obsessed with all things Santa this holiday season!  It all started with my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree, then it was a cute DIY "Santa Stop Here" sign on my Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantle. Then we started baking cookies with our DIY Mrs. Claus Baking Kits and you can't forget about writing letters to Santa and putting them in our special DIY Letter to Santa Envelopes.  I thought we had this year's theme well covered, until I started thinking about … [Read more...]

Sweet Holiday Themed Gifts with Hallmark

  I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #HallmarkAtWalgreens campaign, sponsored by Hallmark at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. The Christmas tree is up, the decorations are finished and presents are being bought.  Now it's time to focus on my favorite part of the holiday season, the gift giving.  The entire holiday season is filled with opportunities to give gifts and bring joy to others, from your office Secret Santa, your … [Read more...]

Patriotic Popcorn Bar for 4th of July

Boom! Pop! Pow! Wow your friends and family with a Patriotic Popcorn Bar for the 4th of July.  This simple serve-your-self popcorn bar is the perfect way to wind down the night and settle in with a treat for the spectacular fireworks show. I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this Boom! Pop! Pow! 4th of July Popcorn Party and I show just how simple it is to throw together a festive popcorn bar that is perfect for your holiday entertaining.  Whether you are hosting a backyard BBQ or … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Christmas Gifts with Printable Tags

It never fails, at the last minute you remember you needed a gift for a friend, teacher or neighbor.  We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun!  Today I'm sharing 3 easy DIY Christmas Gifts with printable tags that you can make in a hurry for almost everyone on your list. Ever since I created my Oh Deer Coffee … [Read more...]

Mini Pumpkin Tassies

Being the host for Thanksgiving is no small undertaking, but when you plan ahead with fuss free, make-ahead crowd favorites you'll breeze through the big day. And nothing is sweeter than ending the big meal on a high note with memorable desserts.  Impress your guest with these mini Pumpkin Tassies, a stunning bite sized morsel that will have you're friends and family raving about Thanksgiving long after it is over! Traditions are a big part of Thanksgiving, especially when it comes to food. … [Read more...]

Reindeer Ho Ho Treats

Create magical Christmas memories and squeals of delight with these adorable Reindeer Ho Ho Treats! I'm super excited to share this adorable and easy holiday treat with you, but before we get to the tutorial I want to make sure you stick around for our Home for the Holidays Christmas Blog Round Robin, keep reading for all the fun details! Surprise your kids with a special after school treat or have them join you in the kitchen to make these edible reindeers.  This edible art projects is a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Caramel Puff Pastry Bites

Do you have big plans for the holidays?  I love entertaining friends and family during this time of year and have several events including our annual Favorite Things Party, Christmas Eve dinner and our New Year's Eve party to plan for.  Fortunately, I have a "go-to" solution for making creative and delicious dishes that will transform the ordinary into EXTRAORDINARY!  Thanks to today's sponsor, Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, I'm going to share my entertaining secret and these delicious recipe for … [Read more...]

Magic Cookie Bars

Christmas baking is in full swing here at our house, it's one of my favorite things about the holidays.  I love making cookies and taking sweet gifts to neighbors and friends.  And of course we love to sneak a few treats too...I may have to make an extra trip or two to the gym for the 3 or 4 of these Magic Cookie Bars I've devoured the last few days. These cookies aren't anything new or fancy, this recipe has been around for ever...but they are my absolute favorite holiday cookie.  This is … [Read more...]