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Caramel Apple Frozen Drink Mix: 3 Ways

Caramel Apple Frozen Drink Mix: 3 Ways

Posted by on October 5, 2021

Ah, fall … the most wonderful time of the year. I love the cool air and pretty colors, the pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apples. I honestly start looking for the caramel apples in the grocery stores in August − weekly − just waiting for them to start lining the produce shelves next to the read more »

11 Red, White & Blue Recipes for July 4th

Posted by on June 29, 2021

Hosting a backyard BBQ for the 4th of July? Or need a delicious dish to pass for a family picnic or potluck? Bring on the red, white and blue! It’s easy to dazzle your friends and family with one of these 11 perfectly patriotic recipes, fit for any star-spangled celebration. 11 Patriotic Picks for Picnics read more »

Fiesta with Friends: 10 Tips for Cinco De Mayo

Posted by on April 21, 2021

Calling all señors and señoritas! Planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Maybe you’re having a party with a few friends, or maybe you want to make a Mexican-inspired dinner at home for your family with a little extra flair. Whatever the case may be, here are 10 tips for throwing your own fun fiesta – read more »

DIY Easter Basket

Posted by on March 16, 2021

Spring is only a few days away, and it has me ready for Easter, DIYing and outdoor activities! Since I’ve rarely been going out this past year, I’ve been more aware of buying activities for the kids that they can do at home instead of just the usual toys or trinkets. So this spring, the read more »

11 St. Paddy’s Day Dinners

Posted by on March 10, 2021

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home this year? Or want to have a wee bit o’ fun with your favorite lads and lasses? Good news, mate! You can still make your local pub favorites right in your own kitchen. In fact, here are 11 delicious dinners and desserts perfect for St. Paddy’s Day. 11 Delicious read more »

6 Valentine’s Day Desserts: Made with Love & Butterscotch Brownie Mix

Posted by on January 28, 2021

Love is in the air! Oh, wait … actually, that’s the heavenly aroma of warm, fudgy brownies baking in the oven. But it’s basically the same thing, right? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m so excited that NEW Butterscotch Brownie Mix is officially here. These fudgy, chewy brownies are dotted with sweet bits read more »

Sunny Valentine’s Day Desserts

Posted by on January 25, 2021

Being single, Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday. However, I do love cake. And since it’s just going to be me and the cats this Valentine’s Day, I decided to make it a special occasion for one. Tastefully Simple’s pound cake mixes are my very favorite of their products. They are so moist, read more »

Freshen Up Holiday Desserts

Posted by on December 18, 2020

At my house, holiday sweets generally feature a lot of chocolate: fudge, cookies, homemade candies. Christmas dinner dessert usually follows that theme. Rich, heavy desserts like Black Forest Cake or chocolate cheesecake have traditionally graced our table. Now, my personal motto is, “All the chocolate is not enough chocolate,” but this year I have a read more »

11 Perfect Recipes for Family New Year’s Parties

Posted by on December 15, 2020

Staying in this New Year’s Eve? Celebrating at home with your kids or just looking for some fun and festive ways to ring in the new year? I think it’s safe to say that we’re all ready to put 2020 behind us and welcome 2021 with a big cheer. (Funny sidenote: our local coffee roaster read more »

Easy holiday Truffles

Posted by on December 10, 2020

Next to cookies, homemade candies are my favorite treats of the holiday season. But the “chemistry” of candymaking has often defeated me: my brittle burns and my fudge gets grainy. Having to watch a candy thermometer is stressful. (Don’t ask me about the time I melted a rubber spatula in a pot of boiling toffee.) read more »