Category: Dessert

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone’s favorite holiday drink.  Perfect for parties, or any time you want a super rich and creamy cup of chocolate.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone’s favorite holiday drink. Perfect for parties, or any time you want a super rich and creamy cup of chocolate.

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Now THIS is a hot chocolate to beat all hot chocolates.  Our recipe for Crockpot Hot Chocolate is serious business.  Well, as serious as you can be about chocolate.  Super thick and rich, it could be called “drinking chocolate” or “sipping chocolate,” but we went for the old-fashioned name.  Don’t be fooled.  This is as far from powdered drink mix as you can get.

Personally, I’ve been trying to think how to accurately describe this Crockpot Hot Chocolate — while keeping it clean on our family-friend blog.  So let’s just say if your friend takes a sip of this, you’re going to want to have what she’s having.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone’s favorite holiday drink. Perfect for parties, or any time you want a super rich and creamy cup of chocolate.

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Chewy White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chewy White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies deserve a spot on your Christmas cookie tray.  They’re festive, buttery, and Santa approved!Chewy White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies deserve a spot on your Christmas cookie tray. They're festive, buttery, and Santa approved!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas!

…cookie season, that is.  Christmas cookie season is the most wonderful time of the year! Is there anything that makes anyone, man, woman, or child, smile as consistently as a cookie?

Ross grew up in a family that made a million different types of Christmas cookies every year.  I don’t think I’ve even tried all the variations that usually appear on their menu.  Me, my family kept it a little more simple with traditional cut-out sugar cookies and gingerbread men.  But even with all the options between our two families, there’s ALWAYS room for a new cookie.

Like these!  Chewy White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies made a very welcome addition to our Christmas cookie tray this year.  And, I mean, they’re probably pretty tasty year-round, but the candy cane just screams festive, dontcha think?

Chewy White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies deserve a spot on your Christmas cookie tray. They're festive, buttery, and Santa approved!

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Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Drizzle

Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Drizzle, full of moist, cinnamon flavor, are a festive addition to your holiday breakfast or dessert table.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Drizzle, full of moist, cinnamon flavor, are a festive addition to your holiday breakfast or dessert table.

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I know the holidays are usually reserves for cookies and pie, but I couldn’t resist adding something else to the dessert table this year…Baked Apple Cider Donuts!

I think apple cider donuts are an east coast thing.  When we lived in New Jersey, we saw them at every roadside stand once cooler weather hit.  Now that we’re in Texas, well, there’s no cool weather, and there’s also no apple cider donuts.  Sad face. Especially because apple cider donuts are about a billion times better than regular donuts.  Possibly a trillion.  Or maybe they just tasted that way because they were freshly baked on some farm and layered with a cinnamon sugar coating that was so addictive I didn’t even care that it got all over my face, hands, and clothes.

Either way, Ross and I have been on the lookout for apple cider donuts ever since moving to Texas.  And since it’s now been three years with nary a donut sighting, it was time to take matters into our own greedy little hands.  And I’m SO glad we did.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Drizzle, full of moist, cinnamon flavor, are a festive addition to your holiday breakfast or dessert table.

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Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

These Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are my new favorite fall dessert!  The pumpkin and molasses combine with warm spices for the perfect soft and chewy cookie.

These Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are my new favorite fall dessert! The pumpkin and molasses combine with warm spices for the perfect soft and chewy cookie.CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE RECIPE

Are you sick of pumpkin recipes yet?  Please say no!

I know the blog has been a bit quiet the past couple weeks.  Real life, alas, has interfered with our regularly scheduled programming.  Hopefully you have been able to get your fill of tasty treats through some other means.  But now we’re back!  And because it’s (still) the season (I hope), we have a stock of festive food to share with y’all.  Starting with these chewy pumpkin molasses cookies, which may be my new favorite cookie.  And we make a lot of cookies…Rocky Mountain Chocolate Chip, Sadelle’s Oatmeal Raisin, Mini M&M Peanut Butter…so you know “favorite” is a strong word.  But with all the delicious fall flavors packed into this one chewy mouthful, I think it’s true!

These Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are my new favorite fall dessert! The pumpkin and molasses combine with warm spices for the perfect soft and chewy cookie.

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Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie

Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie takes your favorite fall flavors and combines them in one juicy dessert!Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie takes your favorite fall flavors and combines them in one juicy dessert!

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Earlier this week, we shared our favorite pie crust recipe, along with a detailed tutorial with video and photos to help you roll out your best pie crust ever.  (I also shared the back of my giant head in said video, if you were ever curious to see it.)  Now, we’re giving you the perfect way to use your newly acquired mad skillz….Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie.  If this beauty doesn’t motivate you to tackle that crust, well, we can’t be friends.  (Justkiddingcomebackweloveyou!)

Every red-blooded American seems to have their favorite apple pie recipe.  I guess I’m no exception.  This recipe happens to be my favorite because:

  1. It uses a big ol’ pile of apples for a nice and tall pie.
  2. It’s sweet but not TOO sweet.  You can even add a dollop of ice cream without making your teeth ache!
  3. It has a few ingredients you don’t normally see in apple pie, and they give it a super rich flavor and perfectly juicy texture.

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