Rich Mocha Fudge

Making fudge is an activity that we enjoy every holiday season.  Many people tend to shy away from making their own fudge at home, but it really is not that difficult!  If you can stir and read the numbers on a candy thermometer, that’s more than half the battle right there!  While growing up and…

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10 Fantastic Fudge Recipes You Need to Make This Christmas

  Here we are, less than a week away from Christmas, and you still haven’t decided what to give to everyone on your list?  Fudge might be your solution.  It’s rich and decadent and looks so pretty and fancy when cut into neat little squares and packaged into cute holiday-themed tins.  There’s also about a…

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Caramel Pretzel Crunch Brownies

Mama Mia – how about these for a hump day treat? I remember the first time I tried a buttery, salty pretzel crust underneath a dessert.  Oh gee, it must have been over a decade ago.  I admit, at first I was skeptical, but from the first bite, I was hooked.  The saltiness from the…

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Pear Apple Coconut Bars

This was one of those recipes I tried to use up some ingredients in my kitchen.  I made these on a Sunday afternoon, but I imagine they’d be lovely in the morning with a cup of hot coffee. Making bar treats is really enjoyable – mainly because they bake up so quickly!  No switching out…

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Carob Peanut Brownies with Caramel Icing

Being a hobbyist baker has its downfalls.  No, I’m not talking about coming dangerously close to murdering your husband when he stomps through the kitchen and causes your cake to deflate like an old balloon, though that is definitely grounds for an immediate divorce. Thankfully, Matt has yet to commit such a crime.  He’s used…

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White Chocolate Cookies ‘n Creme Fudge

It’s Good Friday!  Do you have the day off from work and a nice long weekend stretching out in front of you?  Spend your extra time at home whipping up a batch of this quick, no-candy-thermometer-needed fudge to share with your family this Easter weekend.  You’ll be everyone’s favorite person after they take a bite…..

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Gooey Rocky Road Bars

I figured I should get on with posting some of our holiday treats before the leaves come back and the flowers start blooming This was another experimental recipe that we tried for our gift bags this year.  They turned out incredibly delicious and I knew immediately that I needed to share the recipe with all…

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Heath Bar Brickle or “Christmas Crack”

Barks of any kind are a great choice for holiday gifts or for serving at family gatherings.  They don’t take much time at all, there are hundreds of different varieties, and they are oh so delicious. Here’s a fantastic recipe that I’ve been using for several years.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we…

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Easy and Delicious Chess Squares

Chess Squares Baking is an essential part to any successful holiday season, and boy howdy did we do a lot of it around our house this year!  I have many, many posts planned chock full of yummy, naughty, and sinful recipes to share with all of you.  I’m starting out with an oldie but goodie…..

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