Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

These grilled stuffed jalapeno peppers are the perfect appetizer when hosting an outdoor BBQ! Make them ahead of time and when your guests arrive toss them on the grill for a few minutes!  They are no muss and a lot of fuss appetizer! Fuss = people are guaranteed to talk about how good they are!…

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I mean who doesn’t love Cookie Monster?! My kids are obsessed with Sesame Street and these Cookie Monster cupcakes were a cute addition to my son’s 2nd birthday party! Just grab your favorite boxed cake mix, a can of vanilla icing, blue food coloring, Oreo cookies and some candy eyeballs – and you too will…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Easter around here means homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs! These things are dangerous! Dangerously good! And super easy to throw together since they only involve a few items (that you probably already have in your kitchen)! Word is – even the Easter Bunny enjoys them! So why not leave a plate of these out for…

(Hot) Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

Aren’t these (hot) chocolate cupcakes adorable!? They look like they take a lot effort – but they are…(you guessed it)…so easy to whip up! Especially when you grab your favorite chocolate box mix! You’ll add a personal touch with a stabilizing whipped cream frosting, dark chocolate curls and paper mug handle. Stabilized Whipped Cream Frosting Ingredients 1…

Candied Pecans

These Candied Pecans are our go-to holiday gift giving treat! We’ve been supplying them to teachers, co-workers, neighbors and hostesses for years! And what do they always say? “Thank you and can I have the recipe?” So here it is! Ingredients  16 ounces pecans 1 tablespoon water 1 egg white 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon…

Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie Pies

It’s the holidays. You’re in charge of a dessert. You’ve been there, done that with bringing a pumpkin pie, apple pie, brownies – you name it. Then you’re like, “Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie Pies could be fun!” At least this was our thought process. So “Whoop Here It Is” – How to make Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie…

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

We *were* the kind of family who served canned cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. Nothing wrong with that. We love the stuff. But the only reason we continued to serve it was because we thought making cranberry sauce was hard. Ha! Making homemade cranberry sauce is the easy part. The hard part is coming to terms…

Mummy Cupcakes

These Mummy Halloween Cupcakes are literally the easiest cupcake we’ve ever made! Just grab your favorite boxed cake mix, a can of icing and some candy eyeballs – and you’re all set! Ingredients Chocolate boxed cake mix Vanilla icing Piping bag and nozzle Cupcake liners Candied eyes Follow the instructions on the back of your…

Apple Butter (with Sugar Biscuits)

When I was a kid we would frequent Maryland’s own, Friendly Farm. It’s a beloved family style restaurant that sits next to a small duck pond. What I loved most? They served a delicious Apple Butter with a basket of warm Sugar Biscuits. We have our own delicious Apple Butter recipe and we found an…

Curious George Rice Krispies Treat

We have a serious Curious George fan on our hands – so for his 3rd birthday we decided to tweak our Rudolph the Red Nosed Rice Krispies Treat design and make George in Rice Krispies form. Ingredients Cocoa Krispies Treats Nilla Wafers Candy Eyeballs Mini Wood Spoons Melted Chocolate Cut slits vertically into both sides of…

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

We’ve made these time and time again. Why? Because they are delicious. Is this my great, great grandmother’s recipe? Only if her name is Martha Stewart. Not all recipes on here are ours. Most are – but sometimes we just want to spread the cream cheese frosting love. And we’ve used Martha’s recipe as a guide…

Da (Cherry) Bomb Appetizer

Don’t these cute little apps remind you of a “Cherry Bomb” firecracker? They carry the same kick too! These are always a hit among guests but warning them that a peppadew can be sweet and spicy is a must. Fear not – the goat and cream cheese filling cools it all down. And the chive…