Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Valentine's Day Party Ideas

This post is sponsored by Pillsbury. Are you searching for some really cute Valentine’s Day Party Ideas? You’re in luck! I’ve got several tasty treats that are perfect for any Valentine’s Day party and I’m just dying to share them with you! Planning a party doesn’t have to mean that you spend countless hours in your kitchen slaving away. You know me better than that. I’m all about quick and easy, so you know everything I’m sharing today is going {Read More}

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

I’m a huge fan of Almond Joy candy bars, and I’m also partial to the deliciously flaky shortbread cookie crust from my Pecan Pie Bars… So I decided to do the logical thing and combine the two into these amazing Almond Joy Cookie Bars. Your welcome. These bars are actually fairly easy to put together and disappear even quicker. My kids couldn’t get enough of these and kept begging for more. I had to cut them into tiny squares because {Read More}

Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Hold on to your stockings ’cause I have some really exciting news! I’ve recently joined forces with Pillsbury in a fantastic partnership where I will be creating recipes for them and sharing them with you guys too! It’s basically a match made in heaven. I’m all about simple and easy recipes and so is Pillsbury. They even have a page on their website where they showcase all their “We Heart Makers” profiles, and you can see mine right there among {Read More}

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cloud Cookies with Chocolate Chips

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cloud Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Wow, how did we already get to November? Before we know it, it’ll be December and Christmas will be just a blink away. I love the last three months of the year because there is always so much going on, and it keeps me busy. Since being here in Canada I’ve been able to experience a few different things, for instance- Thanksgiving was last month… whaaa?? Sooo…. NOTHING in November?!? No Thanksgiving, not even Black Friday?  I can’t handle that. {Read More}

Spice Cool Whip Cookies

Spice Cool Whip Cookies

These Spice Cool Whip Cookies… you guys! We seriously need to talk about these cookies. They are amazing. Soft and chewy in the center, sweet with a perfect blend of spice, and only 4 ingredients. Yes… just 4 ingredients! Mind. Blown. The secret is to use a Spice Cake mix and some Cool Whip. There’s an egg thrown in there too. It couldn’t get any easier. My 3 year old daughter loves to help me make these cookies. Just start {Read More}

Flaky S’mores Pizza Triangles

Flaky S'mores Pizza Triangles

There’s nothing quite like the delicious combination of graham crackers, roasted marshmallows and chocolate. Ah, yes… the S’more. It’s one treat that is tweaked and twisted into all sorts of equally delicious treats. Doughnuts + S’mores = S’mores Doughnuts Popcorn + S’mores = S’mores Popcorn Sucker sticks + S’mores = S’mores Pops Crescent Rolls + S’mores = Flaky S’mores Pizza Triangles… naturally… I got the idea for these Flaky S’mores Pizza Triangles after drooling over these Cake Batter Crumb Crispies {Read More}

White Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

White Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s been a while since I made a good cookie, and the other day I was craving Oatmeal Raisin Cookies like no other. I wanted to add some chocolate chips to the mix, but I didn’t have any on hand. {criminal – I know.} I did, however, have some white chocolate chips, and they did not disappoint. I wanted these White Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to be large and soft and chewy. There is a time and a place for crisp {Read More}

You Melt My Heart Cookie Valentines

Melting Heart Cookies

Let’s be honest with each other for a moment. As much as we want to spend hours baking, gluing, and glittering the crap out of paper hearts for our children’s classmates, we need to be realistic. There are so many fancy and cute crafts to do all over Pinterest, but I am a mother of 4. My days are filled with laundry, dishes, and feeding my never-ending hungry children. Maybe you don’t have 4 kids, but you do have a {Read More}

Peanut Butter Banana Waffle Cookies {Budget Gourmet Mom}

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I am in limbo right now. I am currently sitting in this tiny hotel room, with kids bouncing from one bed to the next and back again. We finally made it to our new hometown in Canada, but the house we are going to rent is not going to be ready for another couple days. The drive was gut wrenching, with white knuckles grasping onto the steering wheel the ENTIRE time. After 2300 miles, I am perfectly content to just {Read More}

Cinnamon Chip Pretzel Cookies

Cinnamon Pretzel

Have you made any resolutions this year? Any new adventures, or mountains you want to climb? 2013 is going to be a year full of new for me and my family. New house, new town, new country. We are currently on our way to our new home in Canada, where my husband’s job is transferring him to. It’s been a crazy drive already. I had a total Tommy Boy experience on the highway, when my car hood flew up and covered my {Read More}