Easter Chocolate Dipped Bunny Peeps

Chocolate Dipped Bunny Marshmallow Peeps

Here's an easy and fun way to dress those plain ol' marshmallow peeps you see everywhere!  Chocolate dipped with sprinkles y'all. Doesn't get any easier than that and what a great treat for the kiddos school party or church Easter egg hunt! Push a stick through the bunny, dip in melted chocolate, and sprinkle with all the colorful sprinkles! … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

white chocolate dipped strawberries

We made these white chocolate dipped strawberries for our anniversary but I also think Valentine's Day is another fitting occasion to make these for.  It's super simple and you can totally have fun with it by using different chocolates or glazing with something.  Enjoy!  Do y'all do anything special for someone you love on this holiday?  I know my … [Read more...]

Making Camping Treats at Home with a S'Mores Maker


S'mores have been associated with camping for years but did it ever cross your mind to make them at home?  Me either, until my mom made them for my family while visiting recently.  It had been forever since my last s'mores encounter and my first time seeing little man devour one.  It had to be the most adorable thing ever.  To hear him saying, … [Read more...]

Banana Chocolate Shake


Keepin' cool in the Texas heat, with this delicious, cold banana treat.  Adding chocolate and milk but keepin' it light, this Banana Chocolate Shake will disappear, bite by bite.  I bet y'all didn't know I was a poet huh?!  Hope y'all enjoy!   Ingredients: 3 whole Bananas, frozen, peeled and chopped 1 cup low-fat Chocolate ice cream 2/3 cup … [Read more...]

Give Your Morning Meeting a Little Culinary Style


Everyone needs that extra little pick-me-up in the morning when headed into the office. Whether it’s trying to shake of that early morning grogginess or getting that extra little something, people love turning to coffee. Going to a favorite coffee shop and getting a nice cup of coffee with a pastry or dessert before work would be a treat, but not … [Read more...]

The Best Homemade Fudge Recipe


When trying to figure out what food gifts to give this year, I thought I'd make something I usually don't, which is homemade fudge.  I've heard horror stories when it comes to fudge so I can see how it can be quite intimidating for some, much like pecan pies tend to do but my recipe is pretty simple and what I feel like, is some of the best fudge … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Brownies *drool*


In my previous video, I made you Healthy Pumpkin Bread. Today, I bring you quite the opposite with Rocky Road Brownies.  When it comes to food gift giving during the holidays, so many people give breads and cookies but something we like to give, are brownies served in a dish. I like to find pretty bowls or plates, place brownies in them, and … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Muffins


For our family the perfect muffin has to be healthy and also nut free (my daughter’s daycare is nut free), low carb for me and yet still delicious and moist for my husband.   I’m not an expert baker so I wanted something that would be quick and easy to make and relatively foolproof.   After combining a couple of recipes and tweaking a little we … [Read more...]

Chocolate Velvet Cake with Strawberries

Chocolate Velvet Cake with Strawberries

You've been waiting all week haven't you!  This is definitely drool worthy and is super easy to make and a great recipe for the kiddos to lend a helping hand in!  They can dip the strawberries in chocolate and braise the cake with Strawberry jam! This was made in the Stoneware Fluted Pan from Pampered Chef and are you ready?.....IN THE … [Read more...]

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bakes


This is one of the treat recipes that my mom grew up with. They are so easy to make and easy on the budget. They were always a big hit when her Mom made them, and they didn’t last very long around their house. They bring her back such good memories so I'm happy to share them with you in hopes that they bring you the same kind of memories.  After … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

chocolate cheescake pie

During the summer I like to make quick and easy desserts. I also look for desserts that don’t have to be cooked. I don’t want to heat up my oven any more than I have to. This pie recipe is all of the above. It is very good, but also quick and very easy, plus you do not have to bake it. The recipe originally came from Hersey's, so I should have … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

I enjoy making different kinds of quick breads. The flavors you see most often are pumpkin and banana. But have you tried chocolate bread? It's so good - moist and a great combination of chocolate and cinnamon. The other thing I really like about this recipe is that it makes 2 loaves. One for you, and another one for...you! You should try to … [Read more...]

Food from My Nestle Visit


I know, you're saying, "Gah, where are all the recipes??".  I'm sorry, I'm swamped at the moment and haven't had time to get anything prepared.  I promise I'll catch up and get back to normal soon.  In the mean time, enjoy some good food that was served to us during our trip to Stouffer's, which is owned by Nestle. And you know what, since you've … [Read more...]

Sweet Chocolate Soup with Froth


Hi, I'm Lisa from Stop and Smell the Chocolates. I'm a married mom of one amusing son and I love chocolate! Take a little chocolate break during your stressful day - come by and you might find a yummy recipe, a funny story, a cup of tea, a household tip, a lovely picture, or a new friend. I look forward to meeting you and sharing some … [Read more...]

$1000 Chocolate Toffee Pecan Cookies


Please welcome my guest poster. Lynn is a stay at home, homeschooling mom to three. She loves to cook and try all kinds of recipes. You can follow her adventures in the kitchen at Lynn's Kitchen Adventures. My family loves cookies, and I am glad because cookies are one of my favorite things to bake. I love trying new cookie recipes because I am … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Mrs. Prindable’s Apples

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Mother's day is around the corner and if you're looking for something special and delicious this year, have a look at Mrs. Prindable's Apples.  I included these in my Holiday Gift Guide for 2008 because they are so good and something that my parents would give out to all the families for Christmas. There are so many different apples to choose from … [Read more...]

Free Sample of Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis


Get your free sample of Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis! OMG, these are so good and great when you need a quick fix! … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake


My middle son loves chocolate but my oldest is not so fond of it so I have always have to find a middle ground.  I found this Chocolate Bundt Cake that fits in the middle perfectly because it's still chocolate but not as sweet as a chocolate cake.  We made this last night and it takes not time to prepare.  It was really good! INGREDIENTS: 1 c. … [Read more...]

Fiery Chocolate Pie

Fiery Chocolate Pie

By Mary into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ½ cups milk 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 9-inch Cornflake Pie Crust Sweetened … [Read more...]

Walnut Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets


Sooo simple, yet pretty and delicious, these 'tartlets' take minutes to make.  Perfect for any holiday or special days because they can be shaped into rounds, squares or hearts.  Make sure that you only use the very best chocolate. This recipe is part of the California Walnut Board’s Smart Menus Program.  A program geared towards … [Read more...]

Food Porn with English Toffee


I only label a post food porn when it is so utterly delicious that it makes my eyes roll into the back of my head and this English Toffee does just that!  I'm serious folks and had it not been for 5 of us in the family eating it in about 3 seconds, I would have a picture of me devouring it to prove it's worthiness of the title. Now I've had toffee … [Read more...]

Banana Popsicles


Yes, I realize these Banana Popsicles are more of a summer treat but sometimes you just crave something that is cold!  These are super easy to make and just plain good.  It's one of the few ways my oldest will eat a banana.  Hey, it's better than eating no banana right?  I just grabbed my bananas from the big ol' section that Walmart has and uses … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies or Pie


Guest post by Rachel Sounds too good to be true? It isn't, but it IS delicious! My ex-boyfriend had two favorite desserts: cheese cake and anything with peanut butter and chocolate combined. When I found this recipe (while we were dating, of course!) I couldn't wait to make it for him. I surprised him with it on day, and I was right, he loved it … [Read more...]

Easy Buffalo Chips Cookies


BAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...gotcha huh!  Oh....I SO crack myself up. So my SIL read my Hershey's post and was inspired to use some Hershey's chocolate that she had handy in her own pantry!  You know, cookies are really easy to make, each batch usually makes a lot, and they're always hit with everyone! Anyways, this post here was submitted by my ever so … [Read more...]

Adding a Little Hershey’s to My Baking (giveaway & recipe)


You can't do any baking without the help of Hershey's...from chocolate chip cookies to swiss mousse cake using Hershey's cocoa, I always keep several of their products handy in my kitchen.  To get you in the baking First up, let get to the recipe. No-Bake Chocolate Cake Roll Combine one four-serving sized package of vanilla instant pudding … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sheet Cake


This is my grandmother's recipe and I am proud to share it with you.  I make this all the time and you can actually do variations of this with pineapple, strawberry, etc.  It's super good and is a cross between a cake and brownie.  Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: Cake Ingredients 1 stick butter 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. water 4 TBLS cocoa 2 c. sugar 2 c. … [Read more...]

Honey Sweet Cookies


I made these Honey Sweet Cookies for the cowboy crew the other day at this new ranch we're working for and they seemed to be a hit, especially with my 2 year old!  Cookies are always hit with working cowboys because they don't want to over fill themselves but they still want to soothe that sweet tooth.  These are very easy to make and they stay … [Read more...]