Spiced Caramel Chocolate Bark #Choctoberfest

Summer weather seemed to drag on forever this year, but it is finally fall. That took forever, didn’t it? I don’t know about you, but was over the super hot and humid days, so I’m glad we’re now in the 50s and 60s. (Though I will say… it can stay in this temperature range. I […]

Tropical Chocolate Mermaid Cupcakes #Choctoberfest

Happy #Choctoberfest, y’all! Earlier today, I posted a fun Day of the Dead cupcake cake using chocolate cinnamon cupcakes, and I have a second cupcake recipe for you with this Tropica Chocolate Mermaid Cupcake recipe. It’s National Cupcake Day, after all! I knew I wanted to do something with a mermaid theme that is more […]

Day of the Dead Cupcake Cake (Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes) #Choctoberfest

It can’t be #Choctoberfest without a chocolate cupcake recipe! Recently, I watched the movie Coco for the first time. I had always thought sugar skulls were pretty, but I loved learning more about Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. This is a Mexican holiday all about remembering your loved ones. […]

Secret Ingredient Lemon Pepper Chicken #Choctoberfest

I know what you’re thinking. Right now, #Choctobrefest is going on. And there is a secret ingredient in my lemon pepper chicken. It couldn’t be chocolate, right? Oh, but it is. Yes, you read that right… this lemon pepper chicken recipe contains an ingredient from one of our lovely #Choctoberfest sponsors: Forte chocolate! You’re going […]

Triple Chocolate Truffles #Choctoberfest

I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery and we have a wine and truffles event in February. It’s always really special to make homemade candies. The truffle recipe we use, however, is very labor intensive. I saw a truffle recipe on Pioneer Woman that looked a lot easier, so I decided to try a version for […]

Easy Chocolate Chip Mini Sticky Buns #Choctoberfest

Thank you to Barlean’s for sponsoring this recipe! When I was in college, I was always the one to bring sweet treats to movie nights and birthdays. Brownies were my go to, but my mini sticky buns were the most requested! I’ve wanted to share this recipe for some time. Since it’s #Choctoberfest this week, […]

Easy S’mores Cookies + 12 S’mores Inspired Recipes #Choctoberfest

Who doesn’t loves s’mores? Growing up, I was part of the Girl Scouts and we had s’mores at every event during the summer. So, when I saw that Hershey’s now makes s’mores baking pieces, I couldn’t resist. Into the cart they went! To make these cookies… just follow the recipe on the bag! Usually, we […]

Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies #Choctoberfest

I’m a huge fan of Litte Debbie Oatmeal Pies. But let’s be honest… everything is better with chocolate! So, this year for #Choctoberfest, I knew I wanted to make a chocolate version of oatmeal cookies, filled with a buttery, creamy, sweet frosting center. Oh, by the way… it’s #Choctoberfest starting today! What’s #Choctoberfest, you might […]

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018 with Imperial Sugar!

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, because #Choctoberfest is finally here! From now until the end of the week, I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post delicious chocolate recipes. Every day, #Choctoberfest bloggers will be celebrating all things chocolate – milk, dark, white, […]

Breakfast Stuffed Biscuits

I recently tried a recipe published in our local newspaper, and they are great if you are looking for a quick breakfast you can eat on the go. I used bacon in these, but you could customize with your favorite meat of choice, such as ham or sausage. Or, leave out the meat completely for […]

Fall Instant Pot Giveaway

I know Labor Day is supposed to be the unofficial end of summer, but it is still in the 90s here. Our community closed the pool already, but man do we still need it! Still, for many people Labor Day is the start of a busier season, regardless of temperature. Kids back to school, offices […]

Grilled Pound Cake with Honey Vanilla Apples

This year, Chef Shamy was one of our delicious #CookoutWeek sponsors. Well, let me tell you, I am still enjoying their yummy flavored butters on pretty much everything. Thank goodness their butter comes in huge tubs! We were grilling recently and I wanted something sweet for dessert. But of course it has been so hot […]

167+ Cookout Recipes for Your Next Summer Party

#CookoutWeek 2018 is officially over, but there’s no reason the party has to end. This year, we had over 160 recipes posted by our awesome bloggers, and many of these bloggers will continue to post cookout-themed recipes during the rest of summer. THANK YOU again to our awesome sponsors, Barlean’s, Chef Shamy, Maple Leaf Farms, […]

Tortellini Salad #CookoutWeek

I would like to share a recipe from my good friend, Cathy Repp, who caters events at the winery where I work. Every time she is coming, our entire staff looks forward to tasting her food. It is always delicious. She passed this recipe on to me a few years ago and was gracious enough […]

Lemonade Cupcakes #CookoutWeek

I love lemon-flavored desserts during the summer. There’s just something about lemons and other citrus fruit that screams YAY SUMMERTIME to me. When I was thinking about doing a lemonade cupcake recipe for #CookoutWeek, I originally was considering raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade or some other fancy flavor. But you know what? My favorite thing […]

Campfire Duck Bacon Pancakes #CookoutWeek

Duck bacon? I know it sounds weird, but this bacon is downright delicious! This year, Maple Leaf Farms is one of our awesome #CookoutWeek sponsors, so I was lucky enough to get some delicious duck products to taste-test. I was very tentative, because I have tried some products masquerading as bacon that are… well…definitely not […]