2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 49,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Peppermint Crumble Bars

And finally, the last post of Christmas goodies for this year.  These were really surprisingly good, so good in fact, that I did not take them to the neighbors as planned!  They come from a blog called “Something Swanky”. 2 cups flour 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups white chocolate peppermint candy, … Continue reading

Orange Fluff Jello Salad

OK, this is one of those recipes that is classified as a salad but could just as easily be a dessert which is just the way I like to eat my salad, especially around the holidays.  It comes from the “Six Sisters’ Stuff” and it is yummy and it makes a ton so it would … Continue reading

Symphony Bar Toffee Almond Fudge

Alright, I’m warning you now, this might be the best fudge that you’ve ever had in your whole life, in fact, in might just be the best thing that you’ve ever tasted in your whole life!  It is amazingly delicious!  This was Courtney’s Christmas Eve gift and fortunately for me it made a ton so … Continue reading

Homemade Kit Kats

Zach loves Kit Kats so for his Christmas Eve gift I made him this homemade version which he said was delicious.  The idea comes from a blog called “Back for Seconds” and they couldn’t be any easier to make and if you ask me, they tasted better than Kit Kats!  Also another easy treat that … Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Oreos

I’ve made a lot of goodies the past few days and am finally finding some time to sit down and blog about them.  For Christmas Eve I decided to make everyone a homemade candy to open that night instead of the usual pjs.  Bob loves Oreos so I dipped some holiday red filled Oreos for … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Cake Pops

I wanted to make some treats for the Young Women at church to go with their Christmas gift so I pulled out some cake pop molds which I bought from Amazon a little while ago because I remembered the tree and snowman shaped molds: As you can see, in addition to the tree and snowman, … Continue reading

Red and Green Velvet Christmas Cupcakes

Yesterday I spent the better part of the day on Christmas projects – wrapping presents, making these Christmas cupcakes and also Christmas Tree Cake Pops (post to follow) and so it was a fun day!  I think these cupcakes came out so cute!  I started with a Duncan Hines Holiday Velvets Cake Mix: It contains … Continue reading

Mini Muffin Pan Christmas Treats

If your house is anything like mine, then you have a pile of treats from all your sweet neighbors sitting on your counter!  Yesterday I knocked out a bunch of yummy Christmas goodies in a short amount of time so I thought I’d share with you guys. First, prepare a box of brownie mix according … Continue reading

Frosted Holiday Mint M&M Brownies

We had our annual Christmas Bunco/Potluck dinner this week and of course I signed up to bring dessert so here is a quick, easy and delicious holiday dessert from “i heart nap time”. 1 box brownie mix plus ingredients to make brownies 1 bag milk chocolate chips 1 can sweetened condensed milk Holiday Mint M&Ms … Continue reading