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Easy Penuche

This wonderfully easy Penuche recipe will blow you away with it’s amazing brown sugar flavor and creamy texture. Perfect for the holidays and a tasty addition to cookie trays and dessert tables.

Lace Cookies

These Lace Cookies are an old-fashioned recipe for sweet caramelized cookies with a thin, brittle texture! They’re delightfully different and a real treat, especially around the holidays.

Flavored Compound Butter 3 Ways

I first discovered flavored butters in culinary school. We topped a pork chop with a dollop of chipotle butter, and then later used leftovers to infuse flavor into roasted carrots and even steamed rice. It was then that I realized what a secret weapon flavored butter can be. If you're anything like me, you're already using a lot of butter in your kitchen. And taking a few minutes now to make a batch or two of compound butter makes it easy to add a boost of flavor to recipes later.

Naked Mulled Wine Layer Cake

It’s less than 3 weeks till Christmas (yay!) and my holiday baking is in full gear. Besides just a few sugar cookies, I’ve been making a lot of cakes and other treats, like this Naked Mulled Wine Chocolate Layer Cake. It is so festive and pretty, and super easy to make! Two layers of mulled wine infused chocolate cake filled with chocolate cream cheese frosting. I topped the cake with sifted cocoa powder but that was more because it looks pretty. You could decorate it with some more cream cheese frosting (double the recipe), toasted meringue, or just plain melted chocolate.

Better Than Anything Toffee

The holiday season marks my favorite time of year. If you hadn’t guessed already, I’m a leeetleobsessed with food. Making good food for my friends and family is my happy place... I have my personal favorites that never fail to make an appearance each holiday season and this Better Than Anything Toffee recipe is one of those.

Cookie Dough Appetizers

It’s no secret that I’m something of a cookie dough addict. I always prefer my cookies soft, chewy, and slightly underbaked, and the only thing that I like better than a soft cookie is one that’s never seen the inside of an oven. That’s why I’m so excited to share today’s recipe for these easy Cookie Dough Bites with you!

Breakfast in a Mug

Have you caught on to the newest craze? Making individual serving meals in a mug are the biggest thing. Just ask my kids! After watching them make recipe after recipe in the microwave, I realized they were on to something. I decided to get into the game and I came up with my own one mug wonder! I was excited when I perfected my recipe for a Breakfast Burrito, and even more happy when my Cherry Cream Cheese Filled Breakfast Bread Pudding became my kids favorite! These recipes have made my kitchen a happier place at breakfast time. They are quick, healthy break FAST ideas for those busy mornings. They have empowered my kids, and helped me become the cool Mom on the block!

Baked Crab Rangoon Bites

Crab Rangoon are one of my favorite treats. I love everything about them, the cream cheese, the crab, and of course the crispy fried wonton. I decided to turn this recipe into a lighter version, served as bite size pieces so they are easy to eat. My recipe uses Challenge Neufchatel Cheese, your choice of crab meat, and a baked shell that gives that crunch you expect. I then give it a Southwestern twist with a dollop of pepper jelly.