Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe

This Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe has been dancing around in my head for a while now after enjoying a delectable strawberry cake last spring at a local cafe. This one, made with a fresh strawberry puree mixed into the batter, just beckoned to be covered with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Kids Valentines Day Card Free Printable

Kids Valentines Day Card Free Printable

Even though our kids are teenagers now, I thought I’d have a little fun anyway and create a free printable for an easy Valentine to share with classmates. These cute Valentine’s Day cards are simple to make and pretty inexpensive too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Once again the holidays flew by without getting around to everything on my baking list. So, over the past couple of weeks, the baking bug has hit and I’ve done a little catching up on making a few old favorites as well as trying some new treats too. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are certainly an old favorite. I know I’m not alone when I say that. Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that’s hard to beat, don’t you think?

Cheers! Wine Gift Tag Printable

Cheers! Wine Gift Tag Printable

For those celebrations which you’d like to take a little thank you for your host/hostess, here’s a simple wine gift tag printable that will make that bottle of wine or maybe champagne for the New Year celebrations a little extra special.

Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies

Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies

The nice folks from Pillsbury invited me, along with several bloggers, to create some great new cookie recipes for the holidays. I took the opportunity to enlist our teenage daughter to help create these Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies. They were easy and fun. Although they may look at little complicated, they’re quite simple. Really! The most difficult (if you can call it difficult) thing is planning extra time for chilling in between steps.

Poached Pears with Pinot

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Poached Pears sounds like such a fancy, difficult dish. But it’s not. Really. If you can peal fruit, stir and simmer, you’ll have no problem. AND it’s perfect for the holidays, because it can be made ahead of time with a little rewarming of sauce. I do love a dish that can be made ahead.

TASSIMO Brewer Giveaway

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With the holidays quickly approaching my little list for gift giving are getting scratched down on every random piece of paper I can find. Cyber Monday will be here before you know it and online shopping has become my favorite way to shop each year to avoid the busy stores and traffic.

Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Gift Ideas for the DIYer

If you’re looking for some gift ideas for the DIYer on your list, here’s a collection of to consider. The right tool always helps any skilled DIYer. You’ll find the prices range from stocking stuffers to big item gifts. I hope it helps you find something or trigger a thought for another gift for the DIYer in your life.

Holiday Rice Krispies Twitter Party

  Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats Snowballs   Planning a day for creating sweet holiday treats? If so, please join us for a #RiceKrispies twitter party this Wednesday, December 19, from 2-3 p.m. ET, sponsored by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. We’ll chat and share ideas for all kinds of wonderful holiday goodies while making special moments with… 

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Pistachio Chocolate Bark

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    There are two things that I have to hide from my husband if I plan on using it in a recipe: dark chocolate, and nuts of any sort. It’s like he has a radar or something. A bag of almonds can disappear in no time, man.   So you can only imagine when… 

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