Mint Julep Fudge

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon

 Whether bourbon is your drink or not, you will love this simple Mint Julep Fudge! I love bourbon.  Not that I actually drink a lot of bourbon, unless it’s in a frothy, sweet milkshake that is.  I like to keep my favorite bottle handy because it is one of my favorite ingredients to use in my food.  I find it adds a deep, rich undertone to both savory foods like pork bbq and sweet foods like Butterscotch Bars and … Continue reading →

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mocha Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes with thick mocha buttercream and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough hidden inside!

Rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a little nugget of cookie dough (egg free) and topped with thick mocha fudge frosting! Field trips.  Remember those?  Remember how excited you were when field trip day finally arrived?  The bus would feel electric!  The air was thick with anticipation of all the fun to come.  You could be going to go watch wood rot, but you wouldn’t care because you weren’t in school.  It was like a big jail break, freedom … Continue reading →

Irish Cream Brownies

Rich chocolaty Irish Cream brownies with Irish Cream frosting.

Thick and rich chocolate brownies made with a hint of Irish Cream and espresso powder.  But it doesn’t stop there!  These brownies are then topped with  a decadent Irish Cream frosting.  A dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings! I had the best post to share with you.  It was quite charming and would have hooked you with the very first line.  You would have been leaning forward, fervently reading; anxious to find out how it was all going to … Continue reading →

Chocolate Cherry Pie Bundles

Chocolate chips and cherry pie filling surrounded by a flaky crescent roll crust!

Cherry pie has never been so easy! Flakey Pillsbury Crescent Rolls envelope cherry pie filling and semi sweet chocolate!  A sweet and tart dessert! If I were in Belize right now, I’d be warming my face in the golden sunshine, with all 80 degrees enveloping my body.  I would be sitting in my bathing suit with my toes buried in the white, soft sand. I would be reclining on a beach chair.  A book would be in my hands, but I wouldn’t be … Continue reading →

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles

Rich chocolate truffles with raspberry and mocha flavor!

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles are decadent bite-sized treats! Are you getting my posts through Bloglovin? Our kids have been doing lots of research lately.  My oldest daughter researches animal facts and my son researches Lego's.  They love watching videos of kittens frolicking on YouTube or Legos’s being assembled.  All fun, all harmless and informative. But something happened recently that reminded us that we should always be near … Continue reading →

Fontina, Apricot and Chocolate Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is both sweet and savory with Fontina cheese, Hershey’s chocolate speed and apricot jam!

This grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect blend of sweet and savory.   It is filled with thick slices of fontina cheese, rich chocolate spread and sweet apricot jam! I was going to make a simple grilled cheese.  You know, bread, American cheese, and a little butter.  But then I remembered the fontina cheese in the fridge.  A fontina grilled cheese sounded rather gourmet.  Then I thought to myself, if I’m going for gourmet, I may as well go … Continue reading →

{Gluten Free} Chocolate Chip Orange Cheesecake Bars

Gluten free chocolate chip orange cheesecake bars.

These gluten-free chocolate chip orange cheesecake bars couldn’t be simpler, especially since they start with refrigerated cookie dough!  A refreshingly pleasing dessert! This post was sponsored by Pillsbury, however, all opinions are 100% my own. Our family of 5 has many little family Christmas traditions that we feel we must cross off our list.  We have to drive through the park to look at lights, we go to the Festival of Lights at the … Continue reading →

Tiramisu Sandwich Cookies

Espresso chocolate cookies held together with a Kahlua and mascarpone filling.

All the flavors of Tiramisu in little sandwich cookies! I was a bit disappointed when the beginning of December came around and we didn’t have a Christmas tree.  It was that late Thanksgiving that threw everything off.  It’s not as though I HAVE to have our tree up by the beginning of December, it’s just that if you’re going to go through all that work to put it up, you want to enjoy it for as long as possible. Each year we get a live … Continue reading →

Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Soft brownie cookies with peanut butter in the middle!

I’m so excited to be participating in “Take a Bite of My State Cookie EGGs-change”  sponsored by the Ohio Poultry Association! Chocolate cookies with a perfect peanut butter center!  A new, quick version of Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls! ( An Ohio favorite)     We are rapidly approaching the end of the year.  It’s time to think about those little things called “resolutions”.  Each January, I sort of think … Continue reading →