Eggnog Bread

I guess this is it for the holiday baking this year. I had fun, hope you did too following along. We gave this bread away for a gift so I can’t tell you how it tasted but it smelled great! I baked it in my Nordic Ware Loaf Pan and if you look closely you … Continue reading

Cheesy Pesto Crescent Christmas Tree

You know I love the pesto and this did not disappoint! And it’s so cute. If I’d thought of it ahead of time, I would have made “ornaments” out of grape tomatoes. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup refrigerated basil pesto 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dough sheets (I used crescent roll … Continue reading

Peppermint Mocha Bundt Cake

This is the 4th time I’ve made this cake this month. I gave away the other three and decided that we needed one to try to! It’s a cake recipe that I’ve been working on over the year and I think I’ve got it dialed in. The original recipe is here. This one looks so … Continue reading

Santa’s Trash Cookies

These are so good! I just ate two! The sweet and salty combo is to die for. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup crushed potato chips 3/4 cup crushed … Continue reading

Christmas Light Cupcakes

Cute right? And pretty easy too. My friend Sondra asked if I would make some cupcakes for her granddaughter’s birthday and these are the ones she chose. Sondra said she thinks it reminded her of “Stranger Things”! 1 box cupcake mix plus ingredients to make cupcakes (I did a batch of chocolate cupcakes and a … Continue reading

Sweet and Salty Holiday Toffee

I’ve heard and read about making toffee with Saltine crackers for years but this year I finally decided to give it a go and it did not disappoint! It was surprisingly good and pretty easy to make. In this picture you can see the Saltine layer at the bottom of the toffee. It soaks up … Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Bread

Look at that beauty, who wouldn’t want that for Christmas? It is so yummy and so easy to make. I also made some smaller loaves in my Nordic Ware Mini Holiday Loaf Pan for our annual Book Group book exchange (which we held outside with masks on). I had those cute little trays to put … Continue reading

Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Bars

These were really very easy and so cute and bonus, tasty too! I took them to our “borrowed” grandkids and they loved them! 1 (17.5 oz) pouch sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup butter, softened 4 oz cream cheese, softened 1 egg around 54 pretzel sticks 1 tub green frosting various sprinkles around 27 gold star … Continue reading

Mini Christmas Wreath Bundt Cakes

I just love the Christmas season. I love the gift giving, the holiday baking and then sharing with neighbors and friends, I love how people are usually a little bit nicer and try harder to serve, I love celebrating the birth of Christ, the Christmas cards from friends that I hardly ever get to see … Continue reading